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  • Monthly Archives: October 2011

    Top 10 Reads: Oct. 4th, 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. The power of civil society – Ed Feulner, The Washington Times New State Laws Could Impact 2012 Vote – Sam Favate, Wall Street Journal The Best Countries for Business – … More

    In Pictures: How Much the Top Earners Already Pay in Taxes

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    America has heard a lot of talk about the “Buffett Rule” — President Barack Obama’s plan to make the tax code more “fair” by permanently raising taxes by $1.5 trillion over 10 years, with most of the burden falling on families and businesses earning more than $250,000 per year. But if he … More

    VIDEO: How Rep. Darrell Issa Would Save the U.S. Postal Service

    The U.S. Postal Service faces a bleak future without reform. Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA), a successful businessman before coming to Congress, has just the plan to save it from financial collapse. Issa, chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, spoke at Heritage yesterday about the Postal Service’s problems … More

    Watch Live: Rep. Randy Hultgren and FRC's Tony Perkins at The Bloggers Briefing

    Heritage welcomes Rep. Randy Hultgren (R-IL) and Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council, for today’s Bloggers Briefing at noon ET. The event is available on Ustream.tv. Follow the action live on Twitter using the #TBB hashtag. Hultgren is a freshman from Illinois’ 14th District in the northern part … More

    New Technology and the Arab Revolt

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    Political and technological changes have a history of going hand in hand. Technology empowers individuals to overcome their isolation and connect to share ideas, information, hopes, and dreams. The most recent phenomenon in this long history (which dates back at least as far as the Gutenberg printing press) is the … More

    Morning Bell: Come Clean and Cut Funding

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    What did the President know and when did he know it, goes the old Washington adage. Thus did the American people learn yesterday in separate but equally startling revelations that the Obama Administration knew more about two scandals than it has been revealing. The first is regarding the Operation Fast … More

    'Green Jobs' Woes Move to Labor Department

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    While the Energy Department’s efforts to create “green jobs” have received significant attention – and criticism – since the collapse of solar company Solyndra, another federal agency may soon be in the spotlight for its lackluster performance in stimulating the economy through employment in the green technology sector. The Labor … More

    Heritage Libertad Radio: Terrorism, Health Care, More...

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    Listen to last Sunday’s Heritage Libertad Radio Show in Spanish or English. The Spanish segment kicked off with a discussion of President Obama’s recent speech to the Congressional Black Caucus, including his insistence on raising taxes on the rich. Later on we take member questions: How much interest on the debt are we … More

    DOJ Memos Show Holder Was Briefed on Fast and Furious in July 2010

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    Justice Department memos obtained by CBS News show that Attorney General Eric Holder was aware of a controversial cross-border law enforcement operation in July 2010 – nearly a year earlier than he had previously acknowledged. Holder told congressional investigators in May that he had first heard of the operation only … More

    Young Women Are More Conservative Than You Think

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    Young women in America are decidedly financially conservative, according to a new poll by Generation Opportunity. Some in this group, ages 18–29, have lived their college and professional lives for the past four years in a state of perpetual economic downturn. It’s no wonder this age group is opposed to … More