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  • Monthly Archives: August 2011

    A Blueprint for Medicare Reform

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    Heritage Policy Analyst Kathryn Nix recently released a paper explaining why the premium support, or defined contribution, model for Medicare reform found in Heritage’s Saving the American Dream is the best way to get out of our health care spending and debt crises. Several elements of this approach to reform … More

    Operation Fast and Furious Guns Found at 11 U.S. Crime Scenes

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    News broke yesterday that three officials from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives who were instrumental in the agency’s botched Fast and Furious operation had been promoted. That was jarring enough, given the large and seemingly growing scope of the scandal. Now we find out that Fast and … More

    One in Five Children Poor—but What Does That Mean?

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    Today a new report was released indicating nearly one in five children in the U.S. is poor. The report, from the Annie Casey Foundation, was technically correct; it followed conventional Census procedures for identifying poor children. But what does it mean to be “poor” in the U.S.? Government data show … More

    Top 10 Reads: August 17, 2011

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    Catching you up on clips, commentary and news of the day. Sign up for the daily email update from Scribe. A Politicized Justice Department Strikes Again – Hans von Spakovsky, National Review Online Social Security lies on super committee’s chopping block – Dorothy Zhang, Daily Caller Obama ‘No Child’ Waiver Proposals … More

    Foreign Investment Creates Jobs in the United States

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    America’s bleak jobs picture would be even worse if not for foreign direct investment (FDI) in the U.S. economy. FDI in U.S. factories and property offers firms a source of new technologies, capital, products, and organizational skills, and it fuels economic growth. Most importantly, FDI creates jobs. According to the … More

    Non-Union Business Owner Shot, 'SCAB' Carved Into Car

    A business owner in Southeastern Michigan was shot last week after confronting a man carving “SCAB” into his car. John King, the shooting victim, owns King Electrical Services, the largest non-union electrical contractor in the area. Last Wednesday, King reportedly awoke at night to find someone in his driveway vandalizing … More

    Political Uniformity and Legal Radicalism at Obama's DOJ

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    The resumes of the Obama administration’s hires at the Justice Department Civil Right Division’s Special Litigation Section read like a manual on professional advancement in the world of left wing legal practice. Every one of the 23 career civil service attorneys hired since Obama took office has stellar liberal credentials. … More

    VIDEO: The Obama Economy Is Killing Jobs, Restaurant CEO Explains

    Want to know the true impact of Obamacare on job creation in America? Listen to what the job creators have to say. Last month, Andy Puzder, CEO of CKE Restaurants, testified before Congress about the law’s impact on his business. And in this new video he explains how government regulations are costing … More

    The Ethanol Mandate Needs to Go

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    In the name of reducing greenhouse gas emissions and reducing America’s dependence on foreign oil, the 2007 Energy Independence and Security Act (EISA) mandates that we need to consume 36 billion gallons of ethanol by 2022. EISA also contains a mandate within the mandate for advanced biofuels, with the applicable … More

    United in Countering the Ballistic Missile Threat

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    Participants in the annual Space and Missile Defense Conference in Huntsville, AL, have a shared goal: protect the U.S. homeland, forward-deployed troops, and allies from a ballistic missile threat. The current fiscal environment and missile defense policies of the Obama Administration make this task ever more difficult. The most recent … More