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  • Top 10 Heritage Blog Posts of 2012

    Heritage’s blog, The Foundry, turns 5 years old next week. Not only has it transformed how our think tank communicates, but it also features some of the most-read content that our team produces. Thanks in part to the addition of Scribe, our investigative blog, The Foundry nearly doubled the number of unique visitors reading our work this year.

    Here are the 10 most-read Foundry posts and Scribe stories of 2012:

    1. Investigators: Sebelius Illegally Campaigned on Taxpayer’s Dime
    By Lachlan Markay
    September 12, 2012
    HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius violated the Hatch Act when she made extemporaneous partisan remarks in a speech delivered in her official capacity on February 25, 2012.

    2. The Bizarre White House Reaction to John Bryson News
    By Rory Cooper
    June 12, 2012
    After official statements reported seizures were the cause of the accidents, the ire turned on that initial speculation, blaming the sardonic culture of Twitter.

    3. President Obama’s Taxpayer-Backed Green Energy Failures
    By Ashe Schow
    October 18, 2012
    The government’s picking winners and losers in the energy market has cost taxpayers billions of dollars, and the rate of failure, cronyism, and corruption at the companies receiving the subsidies is substantial.

    4. CHART: Nearly Half of All Americans Don’t Pay Income Taxes
    By Rob Bluey
    February 19, 2012
    151.7 million Americans paid nothing in 2009. By comparison, 34.8 million tax filers paid no taxes in 1984.

    5. Obamacare May Hike Your Pet’s Health Care Bills
    By Lachlan Markay
    December 7, 2012
    American health care consumers aren’t the only ones who will be hit by slated Obamacare tax hikes. Medical bills for their pets may go up as well.

    6. Matt Damon’s Anti-Fracking Movie Financed by Oil-Rich Arab Nation
    By Lachlan Markay
    September 28, 2012
    A new film starring Matt Damon presents American oil and natural gas producers as money-grubbing villains purportedly poisoning rural American towns. It is therefore of particular note that it is financed in part by the royal family of the oil-rich United Arab Emirates.

    7. Soros May Benefit From White House’s Natural Gas Proposal
    By Lachlan Markay
    January 26, 2012
    George Soros, a billionaire investor and major backer of President Obama, stands to reap a windfall from legislation promoting natural gas-powered vehicles.

    8. Top Five Reasons Obamacare Is Bad for Doctors
    By Alyene Senger
    June 22, 2012
    Several surveys have revealed that doctors have a negative view of [Obamacare] and its impact on the practice of medicine.

    9. Another DOE-Backed Solar Company Goes Bankrupt
    By Lachlan Markay
    October 18, 2012
    A solar company that got a multi-million-dollar grant from the Department of Energy earlier this year announced that it will file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.

    10. The 10 Terrible Provisions of Obamacare You May Not Have Heard Of
    By Alyene Senger
    March 7, 2012
    Obamacare includes such a variety and volume of negative policies that it’s hard to keep track of them all. Here is a list of 10 terrible provisions that every American should be aware of.

    Posted in Featured, Obamacare, Ongoing Priorities [slideshow_deploy]

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