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  • Monthly Archives: March 2011

    Seven Questions with Bob Moffit, Co-Author of Why Obamacare Is Wrong for America

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    Released this past Tuesday, the important new book Why Obamacare Is Wrong for America has gotten noticed by Fox News, NPR, Town Hall, National Review, and readers nationwide, who keep it climbing up the Amazon bestseller charts. The Foundry interviewed Heritage’s Bob Moffit—one of the four co-authors—who reveals how the … More

    Elections in Nigeria: Opportunity for Improvement

    On April 9, Nigerians head to the polls to vote in the presidential and gubernatorial elections. Since 1999, when the country returned to civilian rule, each election has been marred by violence, bribery, and allegations of fraud. Adding to the already daunting challenge is President Goodluck Jonathan’s decision to run … More

    Happy Birthday, Obamacare? What It Really Means for Young Americans

    This past Wednesday marked the first anniversary of Obamacare. While advocates spent the week highlighting the new law’s effects on different groups of Americans, we’ve done the same. A review of the facts on the ground and the conclusions of Heritage research over the past year reveal the far-reaching negative … More

    Accepting Federal Exchange Funding for Obamacare: A Dangerous Proposition for the States

    Right now, states across the country are trying to figure out what to do in response to Obamacare and its health insurance exchange architecture. In Oklahoma, the question has gone even further as the state government debates whether or not to accept federal funding, appropriated in the Obamacare statute, to … More

    Afghanistan Report's Call for International Negotiator Unrealistic

    The recently released Century Foundation International Task Force report on Afghanistan titled “Afghanistan: Negotiating Peace” usefully sketches out the myriad issues surrounding the challenges of seeking an Afghan peace settlement involving the Taliban. However, the report’s call for a “neutral international facilitator” harkens back to the 1990s, when the United … More

    Don't Mess with Texans' Paychecks

    Union members in Massachusetts support Senator Scott Brown (R). So it is perhaps surprising to see Massachusetts unions announcing their plans to target him for defeat. Or perhaps not. Union bosses, not union members, decide how to spend union dues. Union bosses oppose Brown’s efforts to cut government spending. So … More

    Morning Bell: Obama's Anti-Drilling Agenda Costs Jobs Across America

    President Obama’s hometown of Chicago is nearly 1,000 miles from the Gulf of Mexico. But like many other communities across the country, it is suffering the consequences of his Administration’s anti-drilling agenda. Illinois accounted for $376.2 million in shallow-water drilling expenditures over the past three years, according to an analysis … More

    Hispanic Growth in the South Is A Repudiation of Liberal Economics

    As has been widely reported by the media, the latest 2010 U.S. Census Bureau numbers are confirming the growing number of the Hispanic population in our country.  According to some estimates, this number is set to total 50.5 million Hispanics, accounting for nearly 1 in six Americans now of Hispanic … More

    Doctor Fears Government's Expanding Role in Health Care

    Dr. Martha Boone doesn’t hide her displeasure with Obamacare. She was opposed to the law long before President Obama signed it one year ago and remains critical of it today. She spoke at Heritage this week about its impact on doctors. One story Boone shared shed light on the challenges … More

    Lunch with Heritage Chat: Reviving Hope for School Choice in the Nation's Capital

    The future of the D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program (D.C. OSP) is hanging in the balance. Poison pill language hidden in the 2009 government spending bill began phasing out the program. The Obama administration, beholden to special interest education unions, stood by as the last Congress worked to phase-out the highly … More