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  • Monthly Archives: October 2012

    Changing the Definition of "All of the Above" Energy Policy

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    The Heritage Foundation has been making the case against energy subsidies for years. This research eventually led to a letter written in March 2011 by our sister organization, Heritage Action for America, and signed by numerous other organizations calling for the dismantling of energy subsidies. Up until then, both Republicans … More

    Ethical Stem-Cell Researcher Wins Nobel Prize for Medicine

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    On March 9, 2009, President Obama signed an executive order spending federal dollars—for the first time ever—on embryo-destructive stem-cell research. Yesterday, Dr. Shinya Yamanaka, the scientist who showed us that destroying embryos wasn’t necessary to produce the stem cells we want, won the Nobel Prize for Medicine. When Obama signed … More

    Putting Students First: A Tale of Two States

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    It’s been over two weeks since the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) won out over the best interests of children. In stark contrast, however, is Illinois’s neighbor Indiana, which has reformed its school system to put students’ needs front and center. In 2011, Governor Mitch Daniels (R) put into place a … More

    Christopher Columbus: American Icon?

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    Columbus Day is an unusual American holiday. It doesn’t commemorate a President or a great American statesman. Christopher Columbus found North America, but he didn’t find, or found, the United States. As Columbus Day rolled around this year, President Obama tried to subtly change the focus of the holiday. Rather … More

    Boehner Is Right: Tell the Wall Street Moguls "No Tax Hikes"

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    Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives John Boehner (R-OH) has made clear that he opposes tax hikes on Americans. Tax hikes would slow the economy even more and kill jobs. But some “titans of finance” want Congress to hike your taxes. Lloyd Blankfein of Goldman Sachs uttered to Politico … More

    The Constitution: Model, Resource, or Outlier?

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    The United States Constitution is the oldest written constitution still in use. A little more than 225 years ago, there was a meeting of the greatest political minds that had ever been assembled. Each American colony sent its brightest citizens to revise the failing Articles of Confederation. The Framers of … More

    September Jobs Report Shows Imports Create Jobs

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    The jobs report is out, and it reveals more than you may think. While President Obama seems to believe that exports alone will grow us out of the recession, the report indicates something much different: that imports are helping create lots of jobs. In September, the economy created 25,000 jobs … More

    VIDEO: The White House's Disinformation Campaign on Libya

    After American diplomatic facilities in Libya came under sustained assault by militia forces, the Obama administration – including the president and Secretary of State themselves – spent days insisting that the attacks were a spontaneous reaction to an obscure YouTube video that insulted the Muslim prophet Muhammed. The intelligence community … More

    Top 5 Obamacare Promises to Remember

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    Remember when former Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D–CA) told the American people that “we have to pass the [health care] bill so that you can find out what is in it”? Well, it’s been over two years since the enactment of Obamacare, and we’ve found out a lot. … More

    President Obama’s False Premises on U.S. Unilateral Nuclear Reductions

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    A recent op-ed by Representative Michael Turner (R–OH) draws attention to President Obama’s lack of clarity regarding his Nuclear Posture Review implementation study. Indeed, the study is about 11 months overdue. Despite this lack of clarity, it is apparent that the study will recommend further unilateral reductions to United States … More