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  • Monthly Archives: May 2011

    Krugman Blunders on Analysis of U.S. Manufacturing

    Paul Krugman recently lamented the fact that in recent years, “manufacturing, once America’s greatest strength, seemed to be in terminal decline.” His analysis, though, misses the mark. He reached this conclusion because “in the 1990s, U.S. manufacturing employment was more or less steady. After 2000, however, it entered a steep … More

    Obamacare’s Accountable Care Organizations Leave Much to Be Desired

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    As the debate heats up over how best to control runaway Medicare spending, one provision of Obamacare has received growing attention.  The new law creates accountable care organizations (ACOs) primarily to address fragmentation and rising costs in the health care system, but supporters tout ACOs as a key solution to … More

    The Controversy of Keeping Our Enemies Behind Bars

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    The House of Representatives today is due to take up the 2012 funding bill for the Department of Defense, and as Heritage’s Cully Stimson writes in today’s Washington Times, it’s bringing with it some controversy: [The bill] reaffirms that the United States is in a state of armed conflict with … More

    When Government Picks "Winners," They Sometimes Turn Out to Be Losers

    CHINA JINAN PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION COMPRESSED NATURAL GAS

    The government isn’t very good at picking technologies to invest in. Undeterred by this track record, however, some members of Congress now want to create a new subsidy program for cars powered by natural gas. Time to remember two great moments in government technology policy. In the early 1960s, an … More

    Morning Bell: Obama Has Something To Apologize For

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    When President Ronald Reagan stood before the Brandenburg Gate in West Germany and famously demanded that Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev “Tear down this wall!” he brought to Europe—and indeed the world—America’s conviction that freedom and democracy are a powerful liberating force whose time had come for those living under communist … More

    Chicago Prepares for Global Warming Apocalypse . . . Sort of

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    The City of Chicago is preparing for the absolute worst. No, it’s not the financial crunch they’re worried about. While cities across the country are considering closing libraries, cutting services and even pleading for bankruptcy in order to avoid economic Armageddon, the Windy City is preparing for a global-warming-induced environmental apocalypse. … More

    Another Christian Adoption Agency Burdened by State-Sponsored Intolerance

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    The list of cases illustrating conflicts between homosexual rights and religious freedom continues to grow. According to a story published earlier this month, a Catholic adoption agency in the United Kingdom has been told that if it wishes to provide adoption services, it must be willing to facilitate adoptions involving … More

    Defense Spending: Hold the Line

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    In the midst of a debate over how and where to cut government spending, Congress needs to be careful not to throw the baby out with the bathwater when it comes to defense during wartime. There is undoubtedly need for Congress to continually demand efficiencies in the defense budget, but … More

    Congressman Roskam Discusses Energy, Gas on Heritage Radio

    On Sunday, May 22, the team at Heritage Libertad hosted their monthly talk show on WEBR Fairfax public radio. The bilingual show – with the first half in Spanish and the second half in English – featured commentary on a broad range of topics. The English segment covered the economy, … More

    U.S. and NATO Should Reject Russian Demands on Missile Defense

    According to The New York Times, Russia is seeking written guarantees that missile defense systems deployed in Europe by the U.S. and NATO in the future will not threaten Russia. The U.S., NATO, and Russia are in the midst of negotiations regarding the broader topic of missile defense cooperation. On … More