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  • Monthly Archives: March 2012

    Production of Oil, Gas and Coal on Federal Lands Sinks to Nine-Year Low

    Fossil Fuel Production on Federal Lands

    Last fall the U.S. government’s Energy Information Administration reported a 40 percent decline in oil and natural gas production on federal lands compared to 10 years ago. The White House and a prominent liberal in Congress protested. They said EIA, a trusted source for reliable energy information, was wrong. They … More

    A Constitutional Obligation of the Federal Government


    Representative Howard “Buck” McKeon (R–CA), chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, spoke last week at the Reagan Library on national security and the declining defense budget. He expressed his concerns and strategies to address the current state of our armed forces, specifically the effects that budget cuts will have … More

    Institution of Marriage Defended Throughout the Nation


    The institution of marriage has seen better days in America. The question now is how Americans will think about, shape, and participate in marriage going forward. Will Americans seek to strengthen marriage, including through laws and policies that promote the public goods of responsible childbearing and the faithfulness of husbands … More

    The Real War on Women: Abusing Basic Human Rights


    Liberals have declared that there is a “war on women” in the United States but is that really true? A little bit of international perspective on women’s rights goes a long way.  The truth is this: there is a war on women in the world – and here’s what it … More

    Obamacare Debate Comes to Heritage


    In an opinion piece over the weekend, Washington Post Supreme Court reporter Robert Barnes posits that the government may be able to “lure” eight of the nine justices to uphold the Affordable Care Act.  Barnes asserts that even conservative bastion Antonin Scalia might agree with the government that Congress’s power … More

    Congress Keen to Promote America's Interests in Asia

    Three key senior congressional staff members gathered last Thursday for an enlightening discussion in The Heritage Foundation’s annual “View from the Hill” event, hosted by Walter Lohman, director of the Asian Studies Center. Edward Burrier, a professional staffer for Congressman Ed Royce (R–CA) on the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on … More

    Obamacare's Second Anniversary: No Gift for Seniors


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

    Obama Administration's Optimistic Slant on Iran Nuclear Intelligence


    Iran continues to make steady progress in stockpiling supplies of increasingly highly enriched uranium far above the quantities that it needs for its civilian nuclear program. Yet the Obama Administration maintains that Tehran has not yet decided whether to build a nuclear weapon. This despite the fact that Iran continues … More

    Cloakroom: Tale of Two Priorities Edition

    Unofficial Seal of the US House of Representatives

    House Cloakroom: March 19 – March 23 Analysis: This week marks the second anniversary of the passage of a government takeover of our health care, Obamacare.  Fittingly, this anniversary will coincide with the release of Rep. Paul Ryan’s (R-WI) Fiscal 2013 Budget, which places us on a path to reducing … More

    Morning Bell: Obamacare Is A Cancer That Must Go


    Fellow Americans: It has been two years this week since the passage of Obamacare, and the firestorm it ignited has not abated but only spread and intensified. Most Americans have already made up their minds, understanding that until it is completely removed, the cancer of Obamacare threatens not only our … More