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  • Yearly Archives: 2011

    Report: 80% of DOE Green Energy Loans Went to Obama Backers

    U.S. President Barack Obama visits solar energy center.

    A new book by Hoover Institution fellow Peter Schweizer details the startling extent of the cronyism that has pervaded President Obama’s “green jobs” push. According to Schweizer, 4 out of every 5 renewable energy companies backed by the Energy Department was “run by or primarily owned by Obama financial backers.” … More

    Spending Bills Setting Up Reckless Defense Cuts

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    Cracks in the Budget Control Act’s (BCA) spending caps are growing more visible as negotiators near completion of the first three appropriations bills for fiscal year (FY) 2012. Unless the House changes course, appropriations could be sailing toward a breach of the BCA limits and a debilitating freeze on defense … More

    Morning Bell: How President Obama Killed Thousands of Jobs

    President Barack Obama delivers remarks on student loans at the Tivoli Events Center of the Aurarian campus in Denver on October 26, 2011. UPI/Gary C. Caskey

    If Americans needed any further proof that the Obama Administration is one of the most political on record, or that, for all the recent demagoguing, it really cares only about re-election, not about job creation, then you need look no further than its cynical Keystone XL oil pipeline decision last … More

    Guest Blog: Rep. Ed Royce on the Small Business Lending Fund

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    The Small Business Lending Fund was cleverly named by its authors last Congress. Since its implementation, however, it would appear a more appropriate name would be the Bailed Out Bank Refinancing Fund.  When Barney Frank and other supporters proposed the SBLF, it was believed banks would leverage the fund leading … More

    Making Policy Research Accessible to Us All

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    With our freedoms under assault on so many fronts—at the Supreme Court, in Congress, in the Executive Branch, and at the state level—how can Americans stay up-to-speed on current public policy concerns? To better provide the news and analysis you need, in the format you want, this week Heritage has given our website a major overhaul. Now all … More

    Hold Pakistan Accountable in Afghanistan

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    With the 2014 Afghan troop withdrawal quickly approaching, a recent House Subcommittee on the Middle East and South Asia hearing stressed the need to press Pakistan to fight terrorists who find sanctuary on its soil. In this most recent hearing, the four witnesses, including former U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan Zalmay … More

    Boehner Blasts Obama's Russian "Reset" Policy

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    How’s that Russia “reset” going? Not so well, as the news this week shows. In addition to blocking tougher sanctions on Iran for its illicit nuclear weapons activities after a damaging report by the U.N.’s watchdog, Russia is “studying” building more reactors at Iran’s Bushehr nuclear power plant. Recently, Speaker … More

    Marriage: Indiana's No. 1 Weapon Against Childhood Poverty

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    Children in Indiana born to single parents are more than six times more likely to live in poverty than children born to married parents. In fact, nearly three-quarters of all poor families in the state are headed by single parents. According to a new Heritage report, the breakdown of marriage … More

    Reforming the Military Health Care System

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    A number of military and veterans groups are expressing concern over a letter that Senator John McCain (R–AZ) has sent to members of the congressional Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction suggesting they adopt earlier proposals from a March report of the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) for scaling back military … More

    William F. Buckley: Conservatism's Intellectual Godfather

    William F. Buckley (center) with former Attorney General Ed Meese (left) and Heritage President Ed Feulner (right)

    Sixty years ago this November, a recent Yale graduate published a book that outraged the distinguished university’s administration and launched a young conservative’s career. The book was God and Man at Yale. The man was William F. Buckley, Jr. The book’s success led Buckley to found National Review in 1955, … More