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  • Monthly Archives: May 2012

    Heritage Interns Bring Conservative Principles to Life: Jesse M. Crosson on Entrepreneurship

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    Each semester, we bring together more than 60 young leaders from across the country to participate in our internship program in DC. They are given the opportunity of practical experience working on policy research, marketing, and business, to training on marketing, blogging, and public speaking.  Combine trips to the Pentagon, National … More

    F-35: Slowing Down Production Makes No Sense

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    The transparency of some anti-defense ploys boggles the imagination. The most recent one has to do with the production rates of the new F-35 multi-role fighter. This aircraft will replace several of the worn-out fighters of the Air Force, Navy, and Marine Corps that are sometimes older than the pilots … More

    National Memorial Day Parade to Honor Iraq Veterans

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    This year’s National Memorial Day Parade in Washington, D.C., will have a special focus on Iraq veterans—and a way to participate if you can’t make it to the capital. Following the formal end of the Iraq war last year, the American Veterans Center (AVC), which organizes the parade, is partnering … More

    Tales of the Red Tape #33: Congress Discredits Moms

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    In its ceaseless quest to protect us from ourselves, Congress in 2009 compelled credit card companies to confirm an applicant’s “ability to pay” before approving an account. Lawmakers evidently believe that Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and the like somehow lack incentive to manage their own credit risk. (As opposed to, say, … More

    Commencing Liberalism: LBJ Launches the Great Society

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    It’s commencement time again: rows of folding chairs, the polyester cap and gown, a dozen of your closest relatives listening intently for your name, and of course the big name speaker. Georgetown’s School of Public Policy has Kathleen Sebelius, Columbia Law has umm, uhhh, Solicitor General Don Verilli, and Barnard … More

    Will the Anti-Koch Brigade Boycott MSNBC?

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    Is cable news network MSNBC complicit in the death of Trayvon Martin? The suggestion, of course, is absurd. But under the same logic that liberals have used to tie Koch Industries to the Martin shooting, companies like General Electric and Comcast—owners of MSNBC—would be just as responsible. The issue arose … More

    Medicare at Risk: Visualizing the Need for Reform

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    Medicare at Risk: Visualizing the Need for Reform View more presentations from The Heritage Foundation Heritage’s new chart series, “Medicare at Risk: Visualizing the Need for Reform,” shows that, without the necessary structural reform, Medicare’s finances will have devastating consequences on the federal budget, not to mention taxpayers and seniors … More

    Student Loan Savings Tiny Compared to Taxmageddon Tax Increase

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    President Obama’s proposal to keep interest rates on one type of student loans below market level obscures the fact that, if Taxmageddon strikes, the tax hike young adults entering the workforce would face would vastly outpace the savings they might enjoy from Congress continuing to subsidize their interest rates. Taxmageddon … More

    VIDEO: Sen. Tom Coburn Discusses 'The Debt Bomb' at Bloggers Briefing

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    Having spent nearly 30 years as a doctor in Oklahoma, Sen. Tom Coburn thinks like a physician even when he’s working in the nation’s capital. He identifies symptoms that manifest from a disease. And when it comes to our nation’s debt crisis, that disease is the political class in Washington. … More

    Smith-Mundt Modernization: Better Late than Never

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    The House Armed Services Committee clearly acted in the U.S. interest when it voted to modernize the Smith–Mundt Act last week, as an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act. Since 1948, Smith–Mundt has prohibited agencies of the U.S. government from informing the U.S. public in print or on the … More