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  • Monthly Archives: August 2011

    Morning Bell: Our Work Has Only Begun

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    My fellow conservatives, Americans are disappointed. They are disappointed that the debate over our debt limit was about the needs of politicians instead of the needs of the country. They are disappointed with a broken government that refuses to fix itself. And they are disappointed that the Budget Control Act … More

    10 Two-Letter Words That Inspired Gov. Paul LePage to Reform Maine

    He left home at 11 after a rough childhood, spending time on the streets, yet managed to finish both high school and college. He later went on to work as a Pepsi-Cola truck driver, at a meat-packing plant and as a short-order cook. This is the story of Gov. Paul … More

    Washington in a Flash: Debt Deal Divides Conservatives

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    Today marks the Obama administration’s debt deadline, and lawmakers in both parties are rushing to comply. The House hurriedly passed the Budget Control Act yesterday on a vote of 269 to 161. Sixty-six conservatives broke ranks. The Senate is expected to vote today; several conservatives have already voiced their opposition. Meanwhile, transparency … More

    Cost Shifting on the Increase under Obamacare

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    In a recent article in Health Affairs, health economist James Robinson reveals that in areas where hospitals consolidate and enjoy a larger market share, providers are more likely to charge higher prices, as low competition gives them a monopoly in delivering patient care in the region. The lack of competition … More

    A Dangerous Debt Ceiling Deal

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    The deep cuts in defense spending envisioned in the just-announced debt ceiling deal raise a fundamental question for Americans: Will we let a deal stand that promises to end American security as we know it? Or will we demand that the deal, born of crisis-driven politics in Washington, be abandoned … More

    Top 10 Reads: August 1, 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. Hold the Line! – Brian Darling Defense and the Debt Ceiling – John R. Bolton What Really is Poverty? – Ed Feulner Azerbaijan’s Afghan contribution – Ariel Cohen & Robert Nicholson … More

    House Won't Provide 72 Hours to Review Budget Control Act

    Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) repeatedly criticized Democrats last year for voting on legislation that members didn’t have time to read. “Read the Bill” language was even included in the GOP’s Pledge to America to ensure lawmakers would have adequate notice to review legislation. “Neither members of Congress or the public … More

    Heritage Radio: La Raza, Member Questions, Education

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    In case you missed this week’s Heritage Libertad Radio Show, make sure to listen to it here: Heritage Libertad Radio Show: La Raza, Member Questions, Education The hour-long program kicks off its first 30 minutes in Spanish, covering the debt ceiling: What’s the debate really about? And why are the … More

    In God We Trust—Still

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    Fifty-five years ago this weekend, at the height of the Cold War, President Dwight Eisenhower designated “In God We Trust” as the national motto of the United States. Even before then, the motto had long been part of the American tradition. During the Civil War, Abraham Lincoln placed it on … More

    Even the Fakery is Fake: Joint Committee is Not Required to Recommend $1.5 Trillion in Deficit Reduction

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    The “Budget Control Act of 2011″ (BCA) contains provisions for a joint committee of Congress, whose supposed job it is to make recommendations to reduce the deficit by $1.5 trillion.  But the legislation does not require the joint committee to do that job.  It is merely a “goal” of the … More