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  • Monthly Archives: August 2012

    U.S. Farmers Seeing Record Profits, Thanks to Taxpayers and Government

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    The Financial Times reports that “U.S. farmers are heading for their most profitable year on record despite the worst drought in half a century as high grain prices and payouts from a federal crop insurance program compensate for a smaller harvest.” Higher profits are great—when they come from real market … More

    Heritage Foundation "Cut Government Spending" Goal Gains Ground

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    As the public debate swirls over whether and how to limit the size and cost of the federal government, The Heritage Foundation’s longstanding efforts to shrink the government gain ground. In May 2010, Heritage published Saving the American Dream: The Heritage Plan to Fix the Debt, Cut Spending, and Restore … More

    Pickens Admits: Subsidies Are Unnecessary

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    It’s difficult to believe that less than a year ago, proponents of expanding the natural gas industry insisted that it needed federal subsidies. But at least one prominent advocate is now singing a different tune. Back in December, billionaire T. Boone Pickens wrote in Politico: The problem is that there … More

    When Chemical Security Regulation Fails, Call for More… Regulation?

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    In a New York Times op-ed yesterday, Christine Todd Whitman, former Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), called for greater regulation of the U.S.’s chemical sector, claiming that the current Chemical Facility Antiterrorism Standards (CFATS) program isn’t doing enough to protect the American people: The policy bars the Department … More

    Instagram: Behind the Scenes with Heritage

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    Come behind the scenes of The Heritage Foundation’s work on Capitol Hill and around the country. Heritage recently launched an Instagram account, where we’re be sharing up close and personal photos that you won’t see anywhere else. We’re joining the more than 80 million people who’ve made Instagram a social … More

    Teachers Union Claims Black School Choice Group Supports KKK

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    A major state-level teachers union accused a group promoting school choice for African-American families of supporting the notorious white supremacist group the Ku Klux Klan in a series of statements on Thursday. The Louisiana Federation of Teachers accused the Louisiana Black Alliance for Educational Options (BAEO) of advancing a “pro-KKK … More

    Morning Bell: Defending America Takes More Than "Hope"

    Speaking to veterans at the American Legion conference this week, President Obama said, “Today, every American can be proud that the United States is safer, stronger and more respected in the world.” That’s quite a statement from a President who has granted legitimacy to extremist organizations like the Muslim Brotherhood … More

    No Surprise: U.S. Corporate Taxes Driving Businesses Abroad

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    The Wall Street Journal reports that America’s uncompetitive corporate tax code is driving U.S. businesses to relocate their headquarters to other countries. One of the major reasons these businesses are fleeing our shores is taxes. Each of the countries the article cites as places where U.S. businesses have moved their … More

    $50 Million Government Polling Contract with Gallup Attracts Scrutiny

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    An example of government waste and bad planning—the exorbitantly expensive Gallup Organization contract with the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG)—is finally coming under a long-overdue review. At a time when language service after language service of Voice of America, this country’s primary public diplomacy tool, is under threat of being … More

    Eisenhower, Goldwater, and Reagan on GOP Foreign Policy

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    In an election year dominated by worries about jobs and the economy, it’s easy to forget that the president’s major constitutional concern is supposed to be handling foreign policy. But over the next four years, we can count on events overseas that will demand a response. How did previous nominees … More