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  • Monthly Archives: September 2012

    National Security Should Not Be an Excuse for Protectionism

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    The Alliance for American Manufacturing has been busy advocating the idea that the U.S government needs to do more to promote domestic manufacturing, as it is critical to repairing and maintaining our critical infrastructure. Maintaining critical infrastructure is important for homeland security and disaster response, but that does not mean … More

    VIDEO: Heritage's Robert Rector Sets the Record Straight on Welfare Reform

    The Bloggers Briefing

    The so-called “fact checkers” are acting more like President Obama’s surrogates than independent analysts. On issue after issue, they’re simply ignoring the facts. And when it comes to the Obama administration’s changes to welfare reform, they’re getting it wrong over and over again. Ever since July 12, when the Department … More

    Morning Bell: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of a New School Year

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    As of today, the vast majority of American students have begun a new school year. As lunches are packed and carpool lines grow, Heritage reviews the good, bad, and ugly in education. The Good Support for school choice is at an all-time high. In a poll released in August, school … More

    Russian "Telephone Justice" for Pussy Riot

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    Members of the Russian female punk band Pussy Riot, who have become international celebrities as victims of Russian “justice,” on August 17 received two-year jail terms for acts of “hooliganism” against the Russian church. They will be serving their sentence in the allegedly most “lenient incarceration” available, not a particularly … More

    Morning Bell: Union Money in Elections

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    This election year, millions of Americans will donate to the political candidates and initiatives of their choice at the local, state, and federal levels. But for unionized workers, union dues come out of their paychecks and go to political causes—and they aren’t consulted on where that money will go. In … More

    Chart of the Week: Medicare Spending Is Main Cause of Runaway Deficits

    Medicare Adding to Federal Deficits Faster than Other Government Spending Programs

    Medicare is getting quite a bit of attention lately. And rightly so. Out-of-control entitlement spending contributes directly to long-term federal deficits, which will accelerate over the course of the next few decades, according to Heritage’s Federal Budget in Pictures and figures provided by the Congressional Budget Office. By 2030, Medicare … More