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  • Monthly Archives: January 2011

    The Case Against Obamacare: A Health Policy Series for the 112th Congress

    As the country nears its first anniversary of the passage of Obamacare, the health care fight is just getting started. Last week, the House of Representatives passed a measure to fully repeal Obamacare, and 28 states have filed lawsuits to contest the law’s constitutionality, a decision that will ultimately be … More

    How Federal Spending Undercuts Economic Freedom

    Join Majority Leader Eric Cantor and Heritage experts to hear what those cuts may mean for economic freedom, how greater economic freedom can improve the State of the Union, and what policy initiatives can help the U.S. regain the level of economic freedom that made it the most prosperous nation … More

    Iran Disengages on Nuclear Talks, but Not So Much in Lebanon

    The Obama Administration’s engagement policy suffered two major defeats in recent days due to the collapse of negotiations on Iran’s nuclear program, which followed the collapse of Lebanon’s pro-Western government two weeks ago. The diplomatic dead end over Iran’s nuclear program has received the lion’s share of Western press attention. … More

    Morning Bell: Losing the Future

    Last night, in his State of the Union, President Barack Obama claimed, “We have to make America the best place on Earth to do business. … That’s how our people will prosper. That’s how we’ll win the future.” This is true. But then he went on to say: “We know … More

    Reaction Roundup: Heritage Responds To The State Of The Union

    Heritage members and fans are discussing President Barack Obama’s State of the Unions address at Twitter and Facebook right now. And here are just some of our experts’ immediate reactions to parts of the speech: More Change and Progress What does the committed progressive do when the direction of history … More

    Speaker Boehner Honors School Choice

    Parents across America who’d like to lift their children out of failing public schools can be grateful that the new leader of the House of Representatives gets it. Speaker John Boehner’s invited guests for tonight’s State of the Union address include students, teachers and other champions of vouchers that allow … More

    Will President Obama Use the State of the Union Address to Go the Distance on Federal Spending?

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    During last year’s State of the Union address, President Obama emphasized the need to restore fiscal responsibility in Washington. The federal government racked up a $1.3 trillion deficit in 2010, and the long-term fiscal outlook is even worse. While the average historical deficit stands at 2.9 percent of gross domestic … More

    How Many Hazmat Suits Does It Take to Change a Light Bulb?

    Lest anyone tell you that the phase-out of (non-toxic) incandescent light bulbs will be hassle-free (other than hugely expensive), herewith is the directive from the Environmental Protection Agency for ridding your home of toxic vapor in the event you or a loved one (or relative) breaks the mercury-laden compact fluorescent … More

    The Regulatory Tsunami Headed Your Way

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    When the Dodd-Frank financial-overhaul bill was passed last summer, it was done so with much of the fanfare and self-congratulation that has come to typify Washington. Then-Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) called it the “toughest set of Wall Street reform in generations.” But the bill’s hype was not … More

    New START: A Serious Difference in Interpretation

    Heritage Foundation analysts have been pointing out differences in interpretation of New START, a nuclear offensive arms control treaty with Russia, between the two sides for months. Now, a veteran arms negotiator agrees. Joel McKean, brigadier general in the U.S. Air Force (ret.) who served as executive secretary of U.S. … More