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  • Monthly Archives: April 2011

    Small-Business Owners in the Gulf Share Similar Hardships

    Nearly a year after the administration first halted oil drilling activity in the Gulf of Mexico, stories of economic hardship still surface, all with the same theme: The slow pace of permitting punishes all those whose livelihood depends on the oil and gas industry — even those who had nothing … More

    Tales of the Red Tape #8: How Many Hazmat Suits Does It Take to Change a Light Bulb?

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    Lest anyone tell you that the phase-out of (non-toxic) incandescent light bulbs will be hassle-free (other than hugely expensive), here is the directive from the Environmental Protection Agency for ridding your home of toxic vapor in the event you or a loved one (or relative) breaks the mercury-laden compact fluorescent … More

    States Take Action to Combat $1.26 Trillion Shortfall

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    States are facing a whopping $1.26 trillion shortfall in funds to pay pension and health-care benefits for public sector employees, according to a new study by the Pew Center on the States. Wisconsin and Ohio, both of which made headlines for working to get pension costs under control, aren’t the … More

    Obamacare Takes a Double Shot at the Economy and the American Dream

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    In a recent piece for The Wall Street Journal, Daniel Kessler, a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, describes how the new health care law’s subsidy program to help low- and middle-income Americans purchase health insurance will have severe economic consequences. These will include discouraging work for qualifying individuals and … More

    Los Angeles Burning Precious Cash on Electric Cars

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    The City of Los Angeles is offering $2,000 rebates toward home chargers for electric cars. Once again, the government is actively choosing winners and losers and skewing the free market. If the electric car is viable, and it very well could be, the government would not need to offer rebates to … More

    Morning Bell: Is the Age of America Coming to An End?

    A dire prediction hit the news yesterday: A date has been set for the end of the “Age of America,” — i.e., when China’s economy will overtake the United States. The news comes by way of an International Monetary Fund (IMF) forecast that shows China’s economy surpassing America’s by 2016. Though there … More

    Heritage Libertad Radio

    Heritage Libertad

    On Sunday, April 24, the team at Heritage Libertad hosted their monthly talk show on WEBR Fairfax public radio covering topics including the economy, the debt ceiling, and Rep. Paul Ryan’s (R-WI) budget. It also featured an interview with Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, who gave an update on the status of the case … More

    Defense of DOMA Remains in Good Hands

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    Former Solicitor General of the United States Paul D. Clement resigned his partnership at the King & Spalding law firm on April 25 in a selfless act of high honor and ethical principle. Americans should applaud his strong stand for the principle that lawyers must put the interests of their … More

    In the Green Room: Andrew Breitbart on the Tea Party and the Media's Power

    Andrew Breitbart is no stranger to controversy. Known by many on the left and the right for his work exposing ACORN and his network of popular conservative websites, Breitbart has seen firsthand the role media can have in influencing public opinion. This subject, along with many others, form the basis … More

    WikiLeaking on GITMO

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    WikiLeaks, which has been sitting on an enormous cache of classified U.S. government documents, released another batch of materials to U.S. and European news “partners” including The New York Times. According to press reports, the documents include “intelligence assessments of nearly every one of the 779 individuals who have been … More