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  • Monthly Archives: May 2011

    Assad’s Syria: A Sad State of Affairs

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    Syria’s embattled Bashar al-Assad regime has pulled no punches in its ruthless repression of Syria’s long-suffering people. With the exception of Muammar Qadhafi’s Libyan regime, no other Arab government has spilled so much blood to maintain itself in power against peaceful demonstrators that have flooded the streets in protest during … More

    Liberal Think Tank Fails Statistics

    A chart created by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP) has been circulating among liberal bloggers such as Ezra Klein, James Fallows, and Andrew Sullivan. The chart, seen to the right, purports to show that the next decade’s deficits are entirely the result of the 2001 and 2003 tax … More

    What If Oil Producers Actually Received Subsidies Like Wind Energy Producers?

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    With the current debate over ending oil producers’ subsidies the question arises as to what subsidies do the producers actually get.  It is a surprisingly complicated question.  Wind producers also get subsidies that take complex forms—investment tax credits, production tax credits, mandates, property tax exemptions, etc.  But the major federal … More

    U.N. Day of the Family: A Reminder of Civil Society's Cornerstone

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    Sunday, May 15, is the 2011 United Nations International Day of Families. It provides an opportunity to reflect on the wide-ranging role that the family plays in the well-being of our society. One important first step would be for the U.N. to recognize the benefits associated with family centered on … More

    Obama Oil Policy Threatens Alaska Pipeline’s Existence

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    The invaluable Alaskan oil pipeline isn’t doing well these days. A remedy to help fix this precious resource is available but overzealous environmentalists and over-regulatory politicians are standing in the way.  The ever-decreasing amount of oil flowing through the pipeline is disrupting its effective operation — and threatening its very … More

    Morning Bell: The Truth Behind Oil Subsidies

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    It’s easy to take shots at oil companies, especially when gas prices are rising over $4 per gallon. Playing the role of David against an enormous corporate Goliath is a great way to score political points, so it’s no wonder that President Barack Obama and liberals in Congress have issued … More

    Cal Thomas on Bob Woodson: Look Who’s Winning the War on Poverty

    Columnist Cal Thomas writes today about his site visits this week in the D.C. area with longtime advocate for grassroots community initiatives Bob Woodson: I spent last Tuesday riding around Washington and Waldorf, Md., visiting housing projects Woodson’s organization supports and studying his success. I met former drug addicts, dealers, … More

    Online Chat on Heritage's Budget Proposal

    Join us on right now for our “Lunch with Heritage” online chat. We will be joined by the Director of Heritage’s Center for Policy Innovation, Dr. Stuart Butler. Dr. Butler played a large part in drafting “Saving the American Dream: The Heritage Plan to Fix the Debt, Cut Spending, and … More

    WikiLeaks: Delightful Irony, Rank Hypocrisy, or Both?

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    You have to love this story. Apparently, WikiLeaks is plagued by … you guessed it, leaks! Confronted with the fact that some of its volunteers and employees are talking to outsiders about WikiLeaks and about some of the materials it has collected but hasn’t yet published, WikiLeaks is now demanding … More

    Obama's High-Speed Spending on Slow-Speed Rail

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    Want a fast way to blow some taxpayer dollars? Buy a ticket on President Barack Obama’s high-speed spending trains. High-speed rail is one of the president’s pie-in-the-sky green energy dreams, which would do little to relieve Americans who are suffering the effects of high gasoline prices. The president reaffirmed his … More