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  • Monthly Archives: June 2012

    Author Ed Conard Talks Bain Capital, Economics and Obama's Record

    Edward Conard spent 14 years as a partner at Bain Capital, the most scrutinized company in America. But these days, he’s in the news for another reason. As the author of “Unintended Consequences,” Conard has challenged the conventional wisdom about the U.S. economy and outlined ideas that have resulted in … More

    Congress Must Address Both Defense Sequestration and Deficits

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    Earlier this week, the Obama White House criticized Members of Congress for examining the effects of the $1.2 trillion in automatic spending cuts scheduled to kick in next year. Instead, the Administration said it would prefer that lawmakers turn their attention to longer-term deficit reduction proposals. But this is not … More

    U.S. Forest Service Firefighting Fleet Depleted After Contract Cancellation

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    An Obama administration decision to cancel a government contract for aerial firefighting planes in 2011 has left the U.S. Forest Service’s airborne fleet depleted as rapidly moving wildfires spread throughout the state of Colorado and elsewhere in the country amid excessive heat and extremely dry weather conditions. The reduction in … More

    Al-Qaeda May Be Hurting, but It Still Poses Threat to U.S.

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    In a recent article, well-known CNN national security analyst Peter Bergen claims that al-Qaeda is defeated and that it is time to declare victory over the vaunted terrorist organization. While the elimination of Osama bin Laden and his top deputies over the past year signals major strides against the organization, … More

    Students Could Pay a Steep Price Under Obamacare

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    When it comes to religion and Obamacare, many people rightly focus on the Health and Human Services (HHS) “contraception” mandate that forces religious institutions to violate their consciences. Pro-lifers have also worried about the unprecedented moves Obamacare makes in federally subsidizing abortion. But there’s another concern that deserves attentionfor the … More

    A Problem We Can’t Ignore: Threat of Armed Terrorist Assault

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    An April 4 bombing attack on a Somali movie theater by a female member of the terrorist organization al-Shabaab has demonstrated such groups’ interest in targeting public venues in armed assaults. Equally disquieting, a leaked Department of Homeland Security (DHS) memo suggests there is a chance that similar attacks could … More

    Heritage Libertad Radio: Obamacare Ruling, Fast and Furious, More

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    Be sure to check out the latest Heritage Libertad podcast. For the English version, click here. For the Spanish version, click here. The English version kicks off with a discussion of Fast and Furious. We then have a discussion with Congressman Farenthold (R-TX) on various issues. The segment closes with a … More

    Student Loan Deal Risks Taxpayer Pension Bailout

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    The discussion over whether to extend federal subsidies for student loans largely hinges on whether the House and Senate come to an agreement over how to pay for the resulting $6 billion tab for taxpayers. Federal student loan subsidies make for bad policy all by themselves. Yet in its scramble … More

    Tales of the Red Tape #34: FDA Invades Piggly Wiggly

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    Today we examine a proposed regulation that would require some 47,000 grocery stores nationwide to post calorie and other nutrition information each day for the ever-changing array of foods prepared on site, such as the salads, dips, and tropical whips so common to the deli case. Details about the rule … More

    New Report Shows Outsourcing Fears Are Misplaced

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    While fears of “outsourcing” continue to make headlines, the facts show there is no “giant sucking sound” resulting from dollars fleeing the United States to be invested in other countries. Outsourcing occurs when companies close facilities in the United States and invest in new operations in other countries. Some people … More