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  • Monthly Archives: March 2011

    Obama on Energy: New Speech, Same Old Gimmicks

    Nearly a year ago, President Obama delivered a speech calling for an increase in oil and gas production. Since then, he has canceled more production than he has allowed. Today he delivered a speech at Georgetown University outlining a plan to cut oil imports by one-third by 2025. President Obama … More

    Charlie Sheen Gives Washington a Lesson in Fiscal Responsibility

    Maybe the lawmakers in Congress can pick up tips from the Rockstar from Mars. Charlie Sheen doesn’t exactly epitomize responsibility, but even he knows how to live within his means. Sheen earned about $30 million last year and spent just around half that sum, according to a new video by … More

    HHS Official Acknowledges Incentives for Employers to Dump Coverage Under Obamacare

    One major concern of Obamacare is its huge incentive for businesses to dump employer-sponsored coverage. Recently, the Obama Administration acknowledged that this is likely, though it did so in an attempt to portray it as a positive outcome of its signature legislation. In reality, Americans will experience severe consequences if … More

    Boosting Investment in America

    Recently, the Organization for International Investment released a report showing that the United States received $194.5 billion in foreign direct investment (FDI) in 2010. This FDI is responsible for millions of jobs, billions of dollars in exports, and higher wages for U.S. workers. FDI occurs when someone in another country … More

    Obama Moving in Right Direction on Data Sharing

    Monday, the State Department announced that the United States and the European Union have begun “negotiations on an agreement to protect personal information exchanged in the context of fighting crime and terrorism.” This is very welcome news. As Heritage analyst Sally McNamara wrote earlier this month: The EU–U.S. counterterrorism relationship … More

    Shocker: Obama Administration's Worksite Audit Program Results in More Illegal Immigrants Staying in the U.S.

    As I wrote in April 2009 and in July 2010, “The Obama Administration’s worksite audit policy is resulting in illegal immigrants simply moving to different jobs elsewhere in America.” In today’s Wall Street Journal, that outcome is confirmed in spades. The story details what happened to the roughly 1,200 illegal … More

    WaPo: "White House Ignores Evidence" of D.C. Scholarships' Success

    Today, a bill that would restore and expand the D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program (DCOSP)—the flagship school choice program for low-income schoolchildren in the nation’s capital—will hit the House floor for a vote. Despite the program’s track record of success and the overwhelming support from parents and D.C. residents, the program … More

    Courage Under Gunfire

    Thirty years ago today, Ronald Reagan almost joined the ranks of Abraham Lincoln, John F. Kennedy, James Garfield, and William McKinley as the fifth assassinated president. President Reagan initially seemed to have escaped unharmed when shots were fired on March 30, 1981 outside the Washington Hilton Hotel. But, in the … More

    Tales of the Red Tape #4: The Unwitting Peddlers of Toxic Tomes

    Pity the poor librarians. Those gentle custodians of the written word currently find themselves in a regulatory purgatory of sorts wherein compliance with hellish safety standards threatens to defy their hallowed purpose of providing books for all. It is a dilemma borne of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of … More

    School Choice in D.C. Isn't About Politics, It's About the Kids

    I’ve spent most of my life working to advance school choice — to give all parents the power to decide where their children go to school. Most Americans support this idea, but in reality only those parents with the financial means can decide where to send their kids to school, … More