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  • Monthly Archives: May 2011

    National Foster Care Month: Churches Help Children Find Families

    A few weeks ago, President Obama declared May to be National Foster Care Month, reminding Americans that “the best path to success we can give [foster children] is the chance to experience a loving home where they can feel secure and thrive.” Thanks to churches and other faith-based organizations, thousands … More

    Morning Bell: How about a National Obamacare Waiver?

    If you knew a dangerous virus was about to hit America and that you could beg the government for a vaccine, you’d probably do it, wouldn’t you? That’s just what states and businesses alike are doing right now in preparation for Obamacare. But rather than seeking a vaccine, they’re asking … More

    VIDEO: Rep. Paul Ryan Addresses the Debt Crisis

    In a speech at the Economic Club of Chicago yesterday, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) laid out his “Path to Prosperity” 2012 budget proposal. Ryan also discussed how the U.S. government reached its big-spending tipping point: By the end of the decade, we will be spending 20 percent of our tax … More

    Bernanke on Dodd-Frank Fallout: Debit Card Fee Caps Threaten Small Banks

    Wells Fargo debit card inserted into ATM machine

    Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke has delivered yet another ominous prediction about Dodd–Frank fallout, telling the Senate Banking Committee last week that government dictates on debit card fees “could result in some smaller banks being less profitable or even failing.” Although not the first to recognize the problem, the Fed … More

    Honor Flight: The Greatest Generation’s Last Wish

    Earlier this year, the last veteran of World War I died at the age of 110. It’s hard to believe, but in the coming years, most of America’s World War II veterans will be gone as well. The Honor Flight Network exists to grant them one last wish and final … More

    American Society of Magazine Editors’ Disgraceful Award

    Guantanamo Bay _ Gitmo

    Last week, the American Society of Magazine Editors’ awarded writer Scott Horton with their National Magazine Award for Reporting.  The problem is, his story was a complete fiction and its flaws had been exposed from every conceivable quarter. It was June 2006 and the phone rang in the middle of … More

    Chavez, Iran and Missiles: A Dangerous Step

    ChavezAhmed

    The Berlin-based daily Die Welt published a news story on May 13 citing “Western security sources” who reported that Venezuela’s authoritarian strongman Hugo Chavez secretly met in February 2011 with the chief of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard’s Air Force, Amir al-Hadschisadeh. The pair, according to Die Welt, finalized the location … More

    Pelosi's District Scores Big With Obamacare Waivers

    When Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said of Obamacare, “[W]e have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it,” apparently she meant that it would include pain and suffering for America’s businesses, except for those fortunate enough to get waivers, including a few high-class restaurants, … More

    PODCAST: Saving the American Dream

    In this week’s Heritage in Focus, economic policy director Alison Fraser takes us through Heritage’s budget plan to save the American Dream. Make sure to listen to the full interview, here. To give an indication of the dire fiscal situation our three major entitlement programs present us, consider the state … More

    Stop Relying on Russian Aircraft

    C-17 Jet

    The United States is increasingly relying on the Russian Federation for supplying U.S. forces stationed in Iraq and Afghanistan. This is because the U.S. does not have enough C-17 military transport aircraft to address all of its logistical needs and meet its commitments around the world. Freedom is not free, … More