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  • Monthly Archives: January 2011

    Putting Together a Cohesive Oil Spill Bill

    Congress was unable to pass an oil spill bill in response to the Macondo well blowout last year, and now policymakers are eager to return to the issue. The largest outstanding issue is undoubtedly the oil spill liability or the secondary costs that stem from offshore oil and gas accidents. … More

    Morning Bell: Why We Provide for the Common Defense

    In a luncheon speech to American business executives in which he urged the United States to recognize China’s claims over Tibet and Taiwan, Chinese President Hu Jintao said yesterday: “We do not engage in an arms race, we are not a military threat to any country. China will never seek … More

    Dragon Week: Information Warfare in the Information Age

    Writing in 1995, before anyone in the West thought all that much about war online, Major General Wang Pufeng (the former Director of the Strategy Department at the China’s Academy of Military Sciences) observed, “Our sights must not be fixed on the firepower war of the industrial age. … Rather … More

    Lunch With Heritage Online Chat: The Case Against Obamacare

    This week we are joined by Senior Health Policy Analyst, Ed Haislmaier. Heritage has released a series of papers called the Case against Obamacare. These papers give the arguments on why Obamacare is bad for the U.S. Please join us with your questions and we will answer as many as … More

    In The Green Room: Ohio Congressman Jim Jordan Championing Conservatism in the 112th

    An outspoken conservative leader in the House, Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) appeared at The Heritage Foundation this morning to outline how to champion conservative values in the 112th Congress. Before today’s event, the Congressman sat down with us to talk about the repeal of Obamacare and the effort to wrangle … More

    What Do You Call $2.5 Trillion in Spending Cuts? A Good Start

    The new Congress has made spending reduction a priority. This week, Members are getting to work on that promise. Yesterday, by a vote of 245–189, the House passed legislation to fully repeal Obamacare. The new health law represents unsustainable new spending, including an expansion of Medicaid and the creation of … More

    30 Years After Reagan Was Inaugurated

    January 20, 2011, marks the 30th anniversary of Ronald Reagan’s inauguration as the president of the United States. Ronald Reagan, throughout his presidency, used humor as a way to captivate audiences whenever he spoke, which  earned him the nickname ‘The Great Communicator.’ However, President Reagan was always serious when he … More

    Man–Woman Marriage in the District of Columbia: The Debate Is Not Over

    The U.S. Supreme Court has decided not to hear an appeal of a lower court ruling that has had the effect of blocking an initiative or referendum vote on same-sex marriage in the District of Columbia. The high court’s action brings to an end this judicial phase of the effort … More

    Congress Must Now Address Civil Justice Reform to Impact Health Care

    Democrats profess great concern about the health care issue. Yet they avoided including any form of medical malpractice reform when passing their major health care legislation in 2010. This despite the fact that abusive tort litigation is one of the driving forces in the high cost of health care. Such … More

    Dragon Week: Cave Hic Dragones!

    On ancient maps, the edges carried the warning: Here be dragons! Admiral Gary Roughead, the Chief of US Naval Operations, implicitly gave the same warning in an interview with the Financial Times. The comments have been taken to suggest that he does not see the People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) … More