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  • Monthly Archives: November 2011

    33 Senators Who Know What America Needs

    U.S. Capitol

    As Washington ties itself up in knots over what the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction, better known as the Supercommittee, will recommend to Congress, thirty-three Senators are standing tall against continued overspending and overborrowing. In a letter of November 3, 2011, to the Members of the Supercommittee, Senators Jim … More

    Trade Policies from Down Under: A Good Example for the United States

    Australia

    With the World Trade Organization’s Doha Round of trade talks at a standstill, Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard is taking action by giving poor nations “ongoing and absolute access to 100 per cent of [Australia’s] trade markets.” The United States should follow in Australia’s footsteps by removing all barriers to … More

    Lunch with Heritage: Online Chat on Spending

    Flushing money

    Click here to join us on right now for our “Lunch with Heritage” online chat. We are joined by Heritage’s Budget expert Pat Knudsen. He is taking your questions about our new Appropriations tracker, what needs to be cut from the budget, and what the super committee should focus on. … More

    White House Subpoenaed, Stimulus Loans Under Investigation

    Photo taken on May 1, 2011 shows the White house in Washington D.C.

    Two new chapters in the Solyndra scandal were written today, one involving a potential bailout of the company and the latest regarding Congress’s move to subpoena the White House for related communications. Meanwhile, the Department of Energy’s Office of Inspector General is “is investigating more than 100 potential instances of … More

    House Panel Hears How HHS Mandate Tramples on Conscience Rights

    Health and Human Services Department (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius

    Yesterday, the House Energy and Commerce subcommittee on Health held a hearing asking the question, “Do New Health Law Mandates Threaten Conscience Rights and Access to Care?” Many of the panelists responded with a resounding “yes.” Fulfilling a broader requirement of Obamacare that dictates mandatory coverage of certain “preventative services,” … More

    Senator Lieberman Grades President Obama on His Foreign Policy

    Senator Joe Lieberman (I-CT) visited Heritage this week to give the annual B.C. Lee lecture, focusing on the importance of American leadership in the Asia-Pacific region. After his speech, he sat down with us for a wide-ranging interview. When asked about President Obama’s handling of foreign policy, Lieberman described his … More

    Barry Goldwater: The Most Consequential Loser in American Politics

      This week, we celebrate two of the most important dates in modern conservative politics—presidential candidate Barry Goldwater’s crushing defeat on November 3, 1964, and President Ronald Reagan’s election on November 4, 1980. Let us pause to acknowledge that there would have been no Reagan without Goldwater. In the last … More

    Small Town Bucks the Economic Trend with Energy Production

    Kenny LeBaron, left, and his brother Joshua moved to North Dakota from Minnesota to take advantage of higher salaries due to an oil boom there. Here they service a gas and oil well near Watford City, North Dakota, on September 27, 2011. (Glen Stubbe/Minneapolis Star Tribune/MCT)

    As goes Williston, North Dakota, so goes the nation? That’s probably not a phrase you’ve heard before, but if we opened access to our domestic energy sources, Williston could be the poster child for jumpstarting economic growth in many areas of the country. In fact, the state of North Dakota … More

    Will China Bail Out the EU?

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    The European press has a death grip on the idea that China will provide the huge sums of money necessary to make a dent in the EU financial crisis. Like most things involving the EU, the crisis has progressed at a snail’s pace. This has given the media the chance … More

    G-20 Summit: Obama Should Declare the Welfare State Bankrupt

    CANNES, Nov. 3, 2011 (Xinhua) -- French President Nicolas Sarkozy (1st L) talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel (2nd L), U.S. President Barack Obama (2nd R) and British Prime Minister David Cameron at the welcoming ceremony of the Group of Twenty (G-20) summit in Cannes, France, Nov. 3, 2011.

    Air Force One winged its way to another exotic destination last night. When President Obama arrives at the posh seaside resort in Cannes, France, for the latest meeting of the G-20 today, he should ignore all the fluff put forth by French President and G-20 host Nicolas Sarkozy—a prescription of … More