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  • Monthly Archives: October 2011

    Lack of Offshore Drilling Lease Sales Makes America's Debt Problem Worse

    Offshore oil and gas leases produced $10 billion in federal revenue only a few years ago. Today that number is zero, a consequence of the Obama administration’s reaction to last year’s Gulf of Mexico oil spill and the resulting moratorium on production in the region. Sen. David Vitter (R-LA) says … More

    Obama Economy: Wall Street to Lose 10,000 Securities Jobs

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    Just last week, America learned that September was yet another bad month for the Obama economy, with the unemployment rate remaining flat at 9.1 percent. A new report out today predicts more bad news down the road: Wall Street could see 10,000 securities jobs lost by the end of 2012. That’s … More

    Steve Jobs' Belief in School Choice

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    The death of Steve Jobs last week captured the attention of people not only around the nation but around the globe. While Jobs and his products are known worldwide, less well known, as Lori Drummer of the Independent Women’s Forum writes, was this innovator’s “passion” for educational opportunity via school … More

    In Pictures: How High Will Taxes Go?

    Surtax would push top U.S. income tax rate to 55 percent

    What’s the latest plan from the left to pay for President Obama’s latest batch of stimulus spending? More taxes on high-income earners, of course. And if Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) gets his way, the United States’ average marginal top tax rate would be higher than all but two of … More

    Morning Bell: Who Is Responsible for Protecting America?

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    On October 25, 1983, the first of 7,000 U.S. troops landed on the shore of Grenada under the command of President Ronald Reagan. The goal of the mission? Put down a violent coup that threatened to put the country in the Communist bloc and give the Soviet Union another foothold … More

    Charities, Businesses Lead Recovery Efforts After Pennsylvania Flooding

    Pennsylvania Flooding

    Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee may have ravaged northeastern Pennsylvania with floodwaters, but displaced people have found aid and comfort in the relief provided by private charities and businesses. A recent New York Times story described affected people’s disillusionment with the federal government’s ability to dispense disaster relief aid … More

    Less Is More: Heritage’s Unique Approach to Primary Sources

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    Unsure why the Founders adamantly supported the separation of powers? Need to prove to a friend that Progressives rejected natural rights and limited government? The best way to answer these questions is to study the words of the Founders and the Progressives themselves, but sifting through the mass of online … More

    Morning Bell: Free Trade Agreements Are A Win for Prosperity

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    Free trade agreements (FTAs) have economically benefited nations the world over since their inception. Poverty rates in countries with low trade barriers are significantly lower, and data in The Heritage Foundation’s Index of Economic Freedom demonstrate that free trade also leads to higher incomes, more jobs, and greater equality. That’s … More

    House and Senate Cloakroom: October 10 - October 14

    Unofficial Seal of the US House of Representatives

    House Cloakroom: October 10 – October 14 ‘ Analysis: The major issues facing the House this week will be three free trade agreements with Colombia, Panama and South Korea and Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA).  These free trade agreements had been held by the Obama Administration since they came into office in … More