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  • Monthly Archives: December 2011

    Climategate II: New Leaked Emails Cast Doubt on Climate Change

    A view of space shuttle Atlantis from International Space Station on July 22, 2011

    Another round of leaked e-mails from the University of East Anglia’s (UEA) Climatic Research Unit have surfaced, once again illustrating why governments should not be making serious policy decisions based on mainstream climate science. Several of the following excerpts not only call into question conventional “climate change” wisdom but also … More

    Morning Bell: America Needs More Job Creation

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    After months upon months of unemployment stuck at or above 9 percent, the American people may finally see a sliver of relief in today’s jobs report from the Department of Labor. The report suggests the month of November saw 120,000 net new jobs created and the unemployment rate drop to … More

    General Motors Bailing Out Volt Owners?

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    It’s been a mixed day in the world of the American auto industry. While Ford Motor posted huge sales for November — propelled by a strong demand for SUVs — General Motors has been forced to make the unusual offer of buying back cars from consumers. Tom Krisher at the … More

    Online Chat on the Super Committee

    Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction

    The Super Committee failed to meet its Thanksgiving to cut $1.2 Trillion from the federal budget. Now what? Click here to join our live “Lunch with Heritage” online chat. We are joined by Heritage’s Director of Economic Policy Studies Alison Fraser. She is taking your questions about why the Super … More

    Hugo Chavez: The End of the Inter-American System

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    Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez will host what is billed as the founding conference of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) December 2–3 on the grounds of Venezuela’s largest military base. The ailing Chavez, whose very public battle with an undisclosed form of cancer has given rise to a … More

    Junk the Medicare Physician Payment Formula

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    In January 2012, Medicare physicians face a 27.4 percent cut in their payment for treating senior and disabled citizens. Congress, as it has routinely since 2003, is feverishly preparing legislation to stop its own goofy Medicare payment formula from going into effect. If they don’t succeed this year, seniors can … More

    All I Want for Christmas… The Top 10 First Principles Books

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    You camped out by Best Buy for Black Friday, perused the neighborhood shops on Small Business Saturday, crashed the computer on Cyber Monday, but still didn’t get a gift for your father-in-law, stocking stuffers (that aren’t socks), or a good book to survive that four-hour layover in Atlanta. You need … More

    Obama Administration Puts Politics Before Trafficking Victims?

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    This morning, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee held a full committee hearing to investigate claims of gross politicization of a grant process that stripped funding for a group effectively serving human trafficking victims. In late September, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) ceased funding for the … More

    Is 'Occupy Wall Street' Turning on Obama? Not Really

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    “Occupy Wall Street” protesters turned out at a glitzy New York City fundraiser for President Obama on Wednesday. That spurred a number of news outlets to declare that protesters had “turned on” the president. But is it true? Despite their ruckus, protesters’ outrage was directed in large measure not at … More

    In Pictures: How Many Adults Believe in God?

    Majority of Adults Believe in God

    The vast majority of American adults hold a definite belief in God. Yet, despite this persistence of belief in America and the important place of religious practice in civil society, an increasingly narrow view of religion is threatening to force faith out of the public square. Consider the recent mandate by … More