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  • Monthly Archives: March 2011

    In The Green Room: Scott Rasmussen on Obamacare's Unpopularity

      Pollster Scott Rasmussen joined us “In The Green Room” to discuss Obamacare on the eve of its one year anniversary. We discussed how the law has remained consistently unpopular—from about 54% of Americans favoring repeal one year ago to 53% still favoring repeal nearly one year later. As Mr. … More

    Ousting the U.S. Ambassador Does Not Help U.S.–Mexican Crime Fight

    The resignation of U.S. Ambassador to Mexico Carlos Pascual, under pressure from President Felipe Calderon, is bad news for the Obama Administration. There is little doubt that this is a “blow to U.S.-Mexico relations, in that the personal overcame the institutional.” It will damage joint U.S.–Mexico efforts to fight organized … More

    Happy Birthday, Obamacare? What It Really Means for American Businesses

    This Wednesday marks the first anniversary of Obamacare. While advocates spend the week highlighting the new law’s effects on different groups of Americans, we will do 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

    Energy Secretary Chu Embraces High Gas Prices, Again

    This weekend, Energy Secretary Steven Chu appeared on Fox News Sunday and host Chris Wallace asked him about his desire in 2008 for Americans to punitively pay more at the pump in order to wean them off of gasoline. Shockingly, Chu did not walk back his comments as he has … More

    Guest Blogger: Reboot the Welfare System

    To most Americans, the phrase “welfare reform” conjures memories of a bipartisan law that President Clinton said would “end welfare as we know it” in 1996. So why – 15 years later – has the situation only gotten worse? First, a little background (watch this quick video, too). The 1996 … More

    What the Department of Education's "82 Percent of Schools Are Failing" Statistic Really Tells Us

    According to the Obama Administration, the majority of the nation’s schools could be failing. In a statement to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce just over a week ago, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan said that under the current No Child Left Behind law, 82 percent of … More

    DHS Inspector General Echoes Four Years of Heritage Research

    With the recent devastation in Japan, the paragon of earthquake preparedness, Americans are rightfully questioning the readiness of the United States to handle a large-scale national disaster. In spite of the supposed progress the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has made since Hurricane Katrina in 2005, there is wide spread … More

    Breaking Health Care Research: After One Year, the Effects of Obamacare Are Grim

    Side Effects

    This week marks the first anniversary of Obamacare. In response, Heritage analyst Brian Blase has provided a one-year checkup on the provisions that are already in place and the effects Americans are experiencing as a result. Obamacare’s more popular provisions were supposedly front-loaded, and liberals are taking full advantage of … More

    A Voodoo Baseline Won't Reduce the Deficit

    As Congress continues the struggle to tame federal deficit spending, some argue that tax hikes and defense cuts are necessary and inevitable. For example, a recent brief from the Concord Coalition on the prospects for the House Majority’s coming budget resolution for fiscal year 2012 makes the case that conservatives … More

    Why Doctors Need Repeal of Obamacare: Dr. Martha Boone's Diagnosis

    On the one-year anniversary of Obamacare, the problems of the health care law remain a constant frustration for doctors around the country. Many go about their lives feeling frustrated, but a few brave doctors are speaking out. Dr. Martha Boone of Atlanta is one of them. She’ll speak on a … More