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  • Monthly Archives: June 2012

    Cut off from Reality: Resuscitating U.S.-Cuba Policy

    Raul Castro

    Today, the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations will address the Castro regime’s stranglehold on Cuban civil society and how best to tackle the nation’s continued political repression. Congress deserves praise for highlighting this matter and drawing some much-needed attention to the need to reinvigorate U.S. commitment to the Cuban people … More

    Wisconsin Voters Agree: Walker's Reforms Work


    Engaged voters and policymakers have a number of things to ponder after the dust settles in Tuesday’s historic Wisconsin election. While Governor Scott Walker (R) easily survived the union-led effort to recall him, the real story may be how soundly the voters ratified Walker’s controversial policy changes. Walker ended collective … More

    Online Chat on the Broken Congress


    Congress is broken. There are rules that have been abused by the leadership in the Senate that make it difficult for all members to participate.  It is unfair and needs to be fixed.  Click here to join us right now for our “Lunch with Heritage” online chat. We are joined … More

    Politically Connected GSA Contract Recipient Raises Big Bucks For Obama


    President Obama is raising significant campaign cash from a company that received a federal contract worth nearly $30 million just months after a top White House official signed on as a senior vice president. During his Wednesday trip to California, Obama met with a group of 25 high-powered donors who … More

    Morning Bell: Dysfunctional Washington


    Within one year of being elected, Governor Scott Walker (R) reformed the state’s public sector pension system, eliminated a $3.6 billion budget deficit without raising taxes, saved taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars, and helped create the conditions that have allowed Wisconsin’s economy to grow again. Meanwhile, thanks to the … More

    PODCAST: Wisconsin Recall and Changing America's Course


    In this week’s Heritage in Focus, listen to Dr. Matt Spalding discuss how to change America’s course, beginning with the Wisconsin recall election of Governor Scott Walker. Click here to listen. Why is limited government more moral than the alternative the president has been offering? What’s most important to change … More

    Barack Obama's Unwelcome Jubilee Present to Britain


    Barack Obama was all smiles in his carefully scripted message of congratulation to Queen Elizabeth II on her Diamond Jubilee. But at the same time as he recorded his message, his administration was actively undermining Great Britain at the annual meeting of the Organisation of American States (OAS), held in Bolivia. The OAS General Assembly, which includes the … More

    Solar Company Hired Biden Staffer to Help Secure $1.6 Billion Federal Loan


    Internal emails show that BrightSource Energy, which received the largest federal loan for a solar energy project under President Obama’s stimulus package, leveraged its considerable political connections with top Democratic policymakers to secure its $1.6 billion in taxpayer backing. BrightSource energy faced a “do-or-die moment,” according to a report in … More

    Patting Down the TSA Bloat and Bureaucracy


    Tomorrow, the House Committee on Homeland Security will hold a hearing on “TSA’s Efforts to Fix Its Poor Customer Service Reputation and Become a Leaner, Smarter Agency.” In describing the hearing, chairman Mike Rogers (R–AL) wrote: Through years of high profile mistakes and poor public communications, TSA [the Transportation Security … More

    End the U.S. Sugar Program


    The Depression-era sugar program was supposed to end in 1940. Instead, the Senate may soon vote on whether to extend it to 2017. The sugar program inflates sugar prices by capping the amount that food manufacturers and consumers in the United States can buy from producers in other countries. If … More