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  • Monthly Archives: September 2012

    It's the Judiciary, Stupid

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    Does the Supreme Court matter for the 2012 election? It certainly should. A President’s ability to appoint Supreme Court justices is a lasting legacy that can shape the course of our country for years in the future. The Supreme Court may appear to be a group of robed academics, but … More

    The White House Disinformation Campaign on the Libya Attack

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    The Obama Administration has now acknowledged the glaringly obvious: that the four Americans who died in the September 11 attack in Libya “were killed in the course of a terrorist attack on our embassy.” This statement came from no less an authority than Matthew Olsen, director of the National Counterterrorism … More

    Why Larry Summers Is Wrong About the British Economy

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    Harvard economist Larry Summers claims in The Washington Post that aggressive fiscal austerity in the U.K. is the primary cause of its continued economic stagnation. But the former Obama advisor understates both the necessity for a credible British fiscal plan in 2010 and the structural factors that have been a … More

    Busting Myths About Women in the Workplace

    We’ve all heard the recycled arguments: Women face a “gender gap” in pay. Women face a “glass ceiling” keeping them from professional achievement. But one female economist and author is busting those myths. Diana Furchtgott-Roth serves as a bold, bright and encouraging truth teller in a culture that is drenched … More

    More Middle-Class Americans Hit by Obamacare Tax

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    Yesterday, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released a new report that determined that even more Americans than previously estimated will be hit with Obamacare’s ever-controversial individual mandate tax, totaling 6 million by 2016. Of the 30 million Americans whom Obamacare leaves uninsured and without affordable insurance options, 6 million will … More

    Fast and Furious: DOJ Inspector General Issues Long-Awaited Report

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    The Department of Justice’s (DOJ) inspector general has come out with a report about Operation Fast and Furious, an ill-conceived gun-smuggling investigation to identify the cartel leaders behind a firearms trafficking network that resulted in more than 2,000 high-powered weapons ending up in the hands of dangerous thugs. Two of … More

    WATCH Today: Heritage's Phillips on the U.S., Israel, and Iran

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    Heritage Senior Research Fellow Jim Phillips will testify on “Safeguarding Israel’s Security in a Volatile Region” before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, Subcommittee on the Middle East and South Asia, today at 1:30 p.m. Israel faces a wide spectrum of security threats, but the foremost threat is Iran’s nuclear … More

    Cybersecurity Will Not Be Solved by a New Executive Order

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    The nation does not deserve a cybersecurity solution that is rushed through by executive order. The current draft cyber executive order is being seen by some as a long-awaited panacea for the “lack” of motivation of critical industry to secure itself. This is ridiculous. Presently, the reason for businesses not … More

    Government Offers $10 Million Prize to Make Solar More "Cost-Competitive"

    Energy Secretary Steven Chu Testifies On Solyndra

    U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced a new $10 million Department of Energy competition last week to reduce the price of installing solar panels. The goal is to make the technology more “cost-competitive” by the end of the decade. The prize is part of the SunShot Initiative, a program runs … More

    Flawed Sequestration Report Reinforces Need to Reverse Damaging Defense Cuts

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    The Obama Administration’s recent report on how it would slash nearly $500 billion more from national defense over the next decade leaves lawmakers, the military, the defense industry, and the American public largely in the dark about the consequences of these massive spending cuts. Nevertheless, the report—which was submitted to … More