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  • Monthly Archives: October 2011

    Morning Bell: Still Jobless After All These Years

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    Yesterday at the White House, President Barack Obama faced the media to once again plug the American Jobs Act–his plan for more stimulus spending, paid for with even more taxes on America’s job creators. And this morning, not a day later, America received a reminder of why a continuation of … More

    Reid Blocks Vote on Obama's Jobs Plan

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    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) blocked a vote on President Barack Obama’s American Jobs Act tonight. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) had pledged to offer an unchanged version of the President’s American Jobs Act as an amendment to the Currency Exchange Rate Oversight Reform Bill (S. 1619). Reid stopped a vote on the … More

    Regulation Happy in San Francsico

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    San Francisco is leading the way for questionable cell phone regulations that will cause a cost and a headache for retailers around the city. The first ever cell phone radiation law recently took effect, and now the city is being sued on First Amendment grounds. The trade group behind the … More

    Online Chat on the October 11 Debate

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    Candidates are getting ready for yet another televised debate on October 11 in New Hampshire. Click here to join our “Lunch with Heritage” for a preview of the debate and what the candidates should focus on. We are joined by Heritage’s Vice President of Government Studies, Mike Franc and Charles M. … More

    Obama Confirms Fears About New Financial Regulator

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    The newly created Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) took a step forward today to getting its first director, as the Senate Banking Committee voted 12–10 to confirm Richard Cordray in the post. Even before the vote, however, President Obama raised the stakes. Referring to Bank of America’s decision to impose … More

    Christian Charity Free to Staff on a Religious Basis

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    Earlier this week, the U.S. Supreme Court denied review in an important religious freedom case called Spencer v. World Vision. World Vision is a Christian humanitarian organization that was sued by two former employees who alleged they had been fired for religious reasons. In general, Title VII of the Civil … More

    Congressman Asks Holder to Resign Amid New Fast and Furious Details

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    A conservative congressman today called on Attorney General Eric Holder to resign after new revelations surfaced about his knowledge of the botched Fast and Furious gun-running operation. Beginning in July 2010, Holder received at least five memos about the flawed operation, but told Congress this May he had just learned … More

    Tales of the Red Tape #21: USDA's Affirmative Action for Vegetables

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    First they came for the donuts, and few dared to defend partially hydrogenated vegetable oil. Then they came for the soft drinks, declaring high-fructose corn syrup verboten. Now they’re after lima beans, peas, and corn, moving us ever closer to a national diet of tofu and kale. “They,” in this … More

    On World Contraception Day, a Better Approach to Sex Education

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    It’s that time of year again, and the “safe sex” brigade is out in full force to educate your sons and daughters about their sexual and reproductive health. According to a recent study, more young people throughout the world are having unprotected sex and know less about effective contraception. Now … More

    Morning Bell: Steve Jobs and American Exceptionalism

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    Steve Jobs, who died yesterday at the too-young age of 56, was a living refutation of all that liberals constantly tell us about our country — that we’re falling behind others and live now in a “post-American world,” as one of Barack Obama’s favorite books puts it in its title. … More