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  • Yearly Archives: 2012

    Report: France Needs Shock Therapy to Jolt Its Economy Back to Life

    Eiffel Tower and Trocadero Gardens in Paris, France

    C’est la vie. Such is life in the French Republic, where unemployment is high, growth is low, and government is big. Since the global recession the French economy has been on life support, burdened by the suffocating presence of government in the economy and labor laws that reward lethargy. Thankfully, … More

    Lunch with Heritage Google+ Hangout on the Presidential Election

    Tuesday’s election results left conservatives contemplating what the future holds for their movement. While there were major disappointments, there’s still a battle to be waged against big government and in defense of freedom. Heritage will host a Google+ Hangout on Friday at noon ET to analyze the election results and … More

    GUEST POST: "Filibuster Reform" Is Misleading

    Sen. Jim DeMint at The Heritage Foundation

    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) has a new idea to make it easier to pass legislation: Cut Republicans out of the process. He’s calling it “filibuster reform,” but it would do away with the minority’s historic rights because they are an inconvenience to the Democrats’ liberal, uncompromising political agenda. … More

    Obamacare: The Battle Intensifies

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    Obamacare is not here to stay. Despite the 2012 election, the assumption that the health care law will stay on course is another example of the left’s wishful thinking. Of course, efforts for a complete repeal will likely face the same fate as efforts in the last Congress did. But … More

    How Marriage Fared in the 2012 Election

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    Until Tuesday, no state had redefined marriage by popular vote. Indeed, 32 out of 32 states that put the issue to a vote defined marriage as a union of a man and a woman. But in this week’s election, citizens in Maine, Maryland, and Washington State all passed ballot initiatives … More

    Mr. Speaker and Mr. President: The Way to Save the American Dream

    Speaker John Boehner and President Obama

    The day after the election, Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) called on President Obama to join in a bipartisan effort to cut federal spending, including by fixing entitlement programs, and to move to a better tax system that allows the economy to grow and create jobs. The Speaker’s … More

    Russia Demands U.S. Flexibility on Missile Defense

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    Following the U.S. presidential election, Russia’s Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin has demanded that President Obama makes good on his “flexibility” comment from March. “We hope that President Obama after his re-election will be more flexible on the issue of taking into the account the opinions of Russia and others … More

    Russia Trade Bill Provides Opportunity for Bipartisanship

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    Elected officials will face many contentious issues affecting economic and foreign policy during the upcoming lame-duck session of Congress and heading into 2013. However, one issue on which they should be able to work together is extending permanent normal trade relations (PNTR) to Russia. Russia officially joined the World Trade … More

    Morning Bell: The President's Top 5 Immediate Problems

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    Now that President Obama will never face re-election again, it is time for the campaigning to end. Perpetual political rhetoric and promises do not matter any more. Action—and leadership—are sorely needed on pressing issues that threaten the United States. America’s people are under threats to their livelihoods, their protection, and … More

    Indiana's Bittersweet Education Election

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    Indiana Superintendent of Schools Tony Bennett is one of the country’s great education reformers. As superintendent, he worked to create one of the most expansive voucher programs in the country, implemented merit pay for teachers, and increased transparency of outcomes in Indiana schools. Bennett lost his re-election bid last night … More