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  • Monthly Archives: January 2011

    House Conservatives Offer Bold Proposal to Cut $2.5 Trillion in Federal Spending

    Rep. Jim Jordan (Photo by Don Irvine)

    House conservatives are holding firm on their promise to cut federal spending. Speaking this morning at Heritage, Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) outlined $2.5 trillion worth of cuts between now and 2021 — a bold proposal called the Spending Reduction Act (SRA). Jordan, who serves as chairman of the Republican Study … More

    EPA Changing the Rules as They Go

    Congress isn’t the only entity that knows how to pick winners and losers for energy sources and technologies. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is doing its best to follow suit by imposing new rules on the natural gas industry and providing exemptions to the biomass industry. For natural gas, the … More

    Guest Blogger: Obamacare and the Law of Unintended Consequences

    The virtue of prudence dictates that one should heed the law of unintended consequences and seek to minimize the unwelcome outcomes that result from almost every endeavor. When one fails to do so, the damaging unintended consequences can be overwhelmingly; oftentimes to such a degree that any rational supporter of … More

    The Uses and Abuses of the Commerce Clause

    There seems to be a fairly significant downside to a “living” Constitution: you can’t keep it from growing uncontrollably!  In the latest Constitutional Guidance for Lawmakers essay, David Forte outlines the staggering expansion in the reach of the Commerce Clause under the Progressives, from “The trafficking and trading of economic … More

    The Facts on Rising Red Tape: A Response to The Washington Post

    Do regulatory costs matter? Not quite, according to the January 14 “Fact Checker” column on WashingtonPost.com. The column, by Glenn Kessler, criticizes Heritage’s recent “Red Tape Rising” report, which documented the growing cost of federal regulation in fiscal 2010. Noting that the study has been prominently cited by Rep. Darrell … More

    Morning Bell: The Start of the Debate

    Fellow conservatives, Last night, the House of Representatives, the legislative chamber of Congress closest to American popular opinion, voted to repeal Obamacare—the increasingly unpopular law which led directly to a change in the control of Congress just three months ago. Many will tell you that yesterday’s bipartisan vote of 245 … More

    Dragon Week: China’s Growing Naval Power

    While China has a seafaring past, in modern times, it has not been known for its navy. The ground forces of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA)—the collective name for China’s armed forces—has long been the dominant military service in the People’s Republic of China. In fact, it has been said … More

    New Jersey Practice Struggles With Health Care Changes

    For the past 10 years, Joseph and Victoria Schwartz have owned a small endocrinology clinic in Englewood, N.J. Lately they’ve faced their share of challenges — some a result of Obamacare, the health care law that faces a crucial repeal vote in the House this week. As small-business owners, health … More

    Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) to Speak on Welfare Reform

    The 112th Congress is out of the gate, and so is its mantra of getting government spending under control. But there’s one piece of the spending pie that legislators can’t overlook if they plan to get the United States back on the track of fiscal responsibility: welfare. Despite the commonly … More

    Meet Heritage’s Facebook Featured Fan, Noelle Clemente

    Each week, The Heritage Foundation highlights one of its more than 275,000 Facebook Fans on its “Featured Fan” page. This week’s fan is Noelle Clemente, a former intern in The Heritage Foundation’s Young Leaders Program. Read her story, below, and be sure to become a fan on Facebook! “I guess I’m … More