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  • Monthly Archives: September 2011

    Obama Postpones New Ozone Standards, Has More Work to Do

    Aug. 17, 2011 - Atkinson, Iowa, U.S. - President Barack Obama speaks during a Town Hall Meeting at Wyffels Hybrids Inc. in Atkinson, Illinois Wednesday August 17, 2011

    President Obama may have finally added or saved a few jobs—7.3 million to be specific. In a surprising but welcome move, the President asked Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Lisa Jackson to withdraw the agency’s draft for more stringent Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS). This is an important … More

    Learn More About 9/11 and Its Aftermath

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    September 11, 2001: the single worst terrorist attack any country has suffered in modern times. Few Americans will ever forget where they were when they got word that a plane had flown into the World Trade Center. In an instant, our nation was changed forever. Over the next week and … More

    Guest Blog: 9/11 Reinforcements Coming

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    As a little girl in Sunday school, I loved to hear stories about Bible times.   When it was time to listen to our teacher tell a story, we would scoot out wooden chairs near hers as she pulled the Big Book of Bible Stories off the shelf.  It was a … More

    NLRB Heralds Labor Day with an Attack on Workers' Rights

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    This week, just in time for Labor Day, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) handed down several decisions that undermine workers’ rights to tell union organizers “no.” In one ruling, Specialty Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center of Mobile, the NLRB radically redefined the definition of a collective bargaining unit—the workers a … More

    To-Do List for Japan’s New Prime Minister

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    The devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan earlier this year did more than destroy the livelihoods of tens of thousands of people in northeastern Japan. The March natural disaster significantly impacted the life of one man in particular: Naoto Kan, former prime minister of Japan. Due to the lack of … More

    Morning Bell: Zero New Jobs in America

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    President Obama enters this Labor Day weekend with a serious problem on his hands. For all intents and purposes, the economy appears to be stuck in neutral, with news out today that the U.S. economy created a grand total of zero jobs in August. This followed two months of near … More

    Congressmen Ask White House for Documents on Solyndra's Federal Loan

    US President Barack Obama at Solyndra Co.

    One day after solar company Solyndra closed its doors, two U.S. congressman are asking the White House for all documents related to the federal government’s $535 million loan guarantee. The probe also seeks correspondence between administration officials and the company’s investors, seeking to uncover if the White House engaged in … More

    Not Even a 'Fact Sheet' Changes Facts When It Comes to Nuclear Testing

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    The State Department’s newly released fact sheet, “The Case for the Comprehensive Test-Ban Treaty: Some Key Points,” vividly demonstrates flawed assumptions behind the Administration’s desire to get this treaty ratified. If anything, the case remains at least as unconvincing as in 1999, when the U.S. Senate decided not to give … More

    Labor Day 2011: Slideshow of Unemployment in America

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    America has the weakest labor market since the Great Depression. Unemployment remains above 9 percent, primarily because job creation hasn’t recovered. In a new paper, Heritage’s James Sherk looks at unemployment in America and what Congress can do about it. And in the interactive slideshow below, see what America’s employment … More

    Lunch with Heritage Online Chat on the Role of FEMA

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    With earthquakes and Hurricane Irene ripping through the East Coast last week, the Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) was tested. How well did they do? Will more funding better the response? Click here to join the chat! We are joined by Heritage Fellow Matt Mayer, and he is taking your questions about … More