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  • Monthly Archives: January 2012

    Have You Been Negatively Affected by Regulatory Overreach? Tell Us About It

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    Stories are powerful. They help us relate to other individuals and communicate complex issues. They are an essential ingredient to making policy change in Washington. That’s why we’re asking for your help. The Heritage Foundation is seeking examples of individuals, entrepreneurs and business owners who have been negatively affected by … More

    Online Chat on the Keystone XL Pipeline

    Demonstrators carry a giant mock pipeline while calling for the cancellation of the Keystone XL pipeline during a rally in front of the White House in Washington November 6, 2011.

    On Wednesday, president Obama rejected the TransCanada’s permit application to construct a 1,700-mile pipeline from Alberta, Canada, to Texas refineries. Click here to Join us right now for our “Lunch with Heritage” chat. We are joined by Heritage’s energy expert Jack Spencer. He is taking your questions about why the decision … More

    Obama's Dangerous Reversal of Reagan's Defense Legacy

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    President Barack Obama began the new year on a controversial footing by signing the highly disputed National Defense Authorization Act of 2012 (NDAA 2012) into law. Defense authorization bills are traditionally passed by Congress and signed with little controversy by the sitting President. But the NDAA 2012 has been the … More

    In Castro’s Cuba: Academic Honors for Tyranny, Failing Grades for Freedom

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    Friends of improved relations with Cuba argue that citizen contact, people-to-people interaction, and lifting current impediments to travel and trade will pave the way for an improved U.S.–Cuba relationship and greater mutual understanding. Yet if the climate for change is as favorable as they suggest, in a moment of heightened … More

    Timeline: Keystone's Three Years in Limbo

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    President Obama announced he was rejecting the Keystone XL pipeline project Wednesday, blaming Republicans in Congress for forcing him to make a decision. The pipeline would have transported up to 830,000 barrels of oil per day from Alberta, Canada to Oklahoma and Texas. “This announcement is not a judgment on … More

    Obama to Obama Jobs Council: I Disagree

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    President Obama’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness released its third report January 17 entitled “Road Map to Renewal,” a worthy description of serious issues affecting the American economy coupled with set of proposals that, with few exceptions, can best be described as pretty thin gruel. The council—chaired by Jeffrey R. … More

    What Saturday Night Live, Welfare, and Harry Potter Have in Common

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    If there’s one thing Saturday Night Live is good at in an election year, it’s lampooning politicians—whether it’s been Chevy Chase as Gerald Ford, Darrell Hammond as Bill Clinton, or Dan Akroyd as Bob Dole. But last weekend, SNL offered up an unusually insightful bit of non-presidential social commentary—this time … More

    Global Economics: When China Is Not Just China

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    The People’s Republic of China’s (PRC’s) relationship with Iran receives a good deal of attention. As the U.S. considers how to stop Iran’s nuclear weapons program short of military action, the PRC is considered vital in ensuring economic sanctions are effective. But it has been difficult to win Chinese cooperation … More

    Time to Admit Poland into the Visa Waiver Program

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    Senator Mark Kirk (R–IL) and Congressman Mike Quigley (R–IL) returned from a four-day trip to Poland this week. The bipartisan pair made the journey to discuss an important topic in U.S.–Polish relations: admitting Poland into the Visa Waiver Program. Under the Visa Waiver Program, visitors from friendly member nations are … More

    Morning Bell: On the Road for America's Future

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    UPDATE: Many people have been asking about the schedule of the bus tour. The most current schedule can be found at  http://www.valuesbus.com/ The United States is at a crossroads. Over the course of the next 10 months, Americans will watch as the future of our country is debated — state … More