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  • Monthly Archives: March 2012

    Terrorist Killing Spree -- It Could Happen Here

    Family members of victims of Monday's shooting in Toulouse cry during a funeral in Jerusalem on March 21, 2012.

    A wannabe al-Qaeda went on a killing spree in France. Don’t breathe a sigh of relief because it happened over there. It can happen here. At least 45 plots aimed at the U.S. since 9/11 have been thwarted. Good work—but cold comfort. We have not stopped all of them. When … More

    You Can’t Fast Track Keystone XL by Denying Its Application

    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.

    Several news outlets are reporting that President Obama will call for expediting the permitting process for southern part of the Keystone XL pipeline when he visits Cushing, Oklahoma, this week. Expediting the permitting process for a part of the pipeline is great, and the quicker we can move forward with … More

    In the Green Room: Rep. Tim Scott on Workers' Rights and the NLRB

    “I’m not really anti-union, I’m pro-worker,” Rep. Tim Scott insists. A freshman Republican from South Carolina’s first congressional district, Scott has staked out a strong position in favor of workplace democracy and union accountability. That hasn’t earned him much support from union leaders, who consider him “the anti-union legislator in … More

    Secretary Chu’s $10 Million Fiasco

    Energy Secretary Steven Chu Testifies On Solyndra

    During a hearing last week of the Energy and Natural Resources Committee, Wyoming Senator John Barrasso (R) asked Energy Secretary Steven Chu a seemingly simple question: “(D)o you think a $50 light bulb is affordable for American families?” “No, absolutely not,” Chu replied. Well, if that’s the case, why did … More

    General Jack Keane: Staying the Course in Afghanistan

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    Displaying confidence in the American strategy in Afghanistan, Retired General Jack Keane, a well-respected commentator on national security affairs, emphatically stated in an interview with Fox News that reacting to the tragic murder of 16 Afghan civilians by accelerating the withdrawal of U.S. troops would be a mistake, and one … More

    CBO's Estimates of Obamacare, Revisited

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    Some apologists for Obamacare are trying to tout recent analyses from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) as confirming once again that the health law will cut projected future budget deficits. But CBO’s recent analyses—including updated projections of the costs of the new entitlement spending in the so-called exchanges and some … More

    Supreme Court Rules EPA Orders Are Subject to Judicial Review

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    In a landmark decision for property rights law, the Supreme Court unanimously ruled on Wednesday that alleged violations of the Clean Water Act are not precluded from judicial review. The decision will allow an Idaho couple to challenge a ruling from the Environmental Protection Agency that sought to fine the … More

    Obamacare's 2nd Anniversary: No Gift for Young Americans

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    This week, Obamacare will have its second birthday, but there’s little reason to celebrate. Throughout the week, Obamacare advocates will be emphasizing the law’s supposed benefits for specific groups, but, as Heritage’s research over the past two years has shown, Obamacare harms Americans—even the groups showcased by the left. Today, … More

    Ryan's Budget Proposal: A Down Payment on the Common Defense

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    The defense commitments in Chairman Paul Ryan’s (R–WI) budget proposal, “The Path to Prosperity: Restoring America’s Promise,” are a step in the right direction. The budget makes a down payment on the defense the United States needs, moving toward rebuilding a defense posture that has been strained by 10 years … More

    Obama's Energy Secretary Gives Himself An "A" on Gas Prices

    Gas prices have hit $3.87 per gallon, the highest ever recorded in March and 30 cents higher than a year ago, but Secretary of Energy Steven Chu thinks he has done an outstanding job at working to keep prices down. In congressional testimony yesterday, Representative Darrell Issa (R-CA), chairman of … More