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  • Monthly Archives: April 2011

    Poverty Immigrating to America's Welfare State

    welfare

    Welfare spending is projected to skyrocket over the next 10 years, costing taxpayers $10.3 trillion and driving the United States toward bankruptcy.  To make matters worse,  a new report shows that the United States is seeing large percentage of its immigrant population exacting a costly toll on the welfare roles. … More

    Youth Violence: Its Source and Solution

    Virtually in the shadows of the seat of our nation’s government and the crowds gathered for the National Cherry Blossom festival, the residents of the Benning Terrace public housing development are mourning a triple tragedy. Two of their young people have been murdered, 13 youths have been indicted—virtually sealing their … More

    Senate Resolution Requesting No-Fly Zone in Libya Changed in Secret

    U.S. President Barack Obama speaks about the conflict in Libya during an address at the National Defense University in Washington March 28, 2011. REUTERS/Larry Downing

    On March 1 the U.S. Senate passed a resolution by unanimous consent calling for a no-fly zone in Libya. Many Senators are angry, because they feel like they were the subject of a bait and switch. The resolution was advertised as a condemnation of the human rights situation in Libya, … More

    Coburn Moves to Eliminate Ethanol Subsidies

    Gas pump

    Ethanol. Henry Ford called it the “fuel of the future” in the 1920s. Decades later, policymakers put laws in place to increase the amount of ethanol in our fuel supply. Environmentalists and the Midwest sold it as a way to decrease American dependence on foreign oil and a way to … More

    New Report Shows Sec. Sebelius is Overstepping Her Authority

    Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius (D-KS)

    One negative provision of Obamacare is back in congressional crosshairs. The CLASS (Community Living Assistance Services and Support) Program, a new long-term care entitlement, has already endured withering criticism. In July 2009, the American Academy of Actuaries released a blistering report on its structural flaws. Senator Kent Conrad (D-ND), Chairman … More

    Morning Bell: Chairman Ryan's Budget Resolution Changes America's Course

    America needs to change course. Our current direction is fiscally and economically unsustainable and politically and culturally bankrupting. It is threatening the well-being and future of our country. House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan’s (R–WI) budget proposal, for the first time in recent memory, sets our nation on a different … More

    Every Tea Party Needs Sugar

    The Sugar Act is often overshadowed by its infamous cousin: the Townshend Act and its tax on tea. But the outcome of the Sugar Act, instituted on this day in 1764, is significant enough to stand alone in American history. Though it did not have the flair of war-painted men … More

    Congress Still Has Time Before It Must Deal with the Debt Limit Issue

    As Heritage expert J.D. Foster, Ph.D. noted in his January 2011 paper “Congress Has Time and Options on Debt Limit“, Congress had time to discuss how it wants to proceed on the debt limit.  Secretary of the Treasury Timothy Geithner’s letter of April 4, 2011 estimates that the Federal Government will … More

    On Iran's Nuclear Capabilities, Know and Act ... Or Not

    IAEA

    Iran is getting dangerously close to developing a nuclear weapon, according to Richard Weitz’s recent article, which is informed by the documents and reports of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). The IAEA believes that Iran could acquire nuclear weapons within one to five years. Iran has continuously ignored IAEA’s … More

    Supreme Court Throws Out Challenge to Arizona Tuition Tax Credit Program

    United States Supreme Court

    The Supreme Court has reversed the Ninth Circuit Court’s ruling in Arizona Christian School Tuition Organization v. Winn, which sought to end the Arizona Tuition Tax Credit Program. The program allows individuals to receive tax credits of up to $500 ($1,000 for married couples) for contributions made to scholarship-granting organizations, … More