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  • Monthly Archives: January 2013

    WATCH: Google+ Hangout on the Fiscal Cliff Deal

    Late at night on New Year’s Eve, when most people were out celebrating, the Senate was in session passing a “fiscal cliff” bill. On New Year’s Day, it was the House’s turn to pass the bill, which they did, and it was signed electronically by President Obama on Wednesday. What … More

    DHS: Congressional Oversight Remains Broken

    DHS

    Today, the new and newly re-elected Members of the 113th Congress were sworn in, among them many members of the 108 total committees and subcommittees with oversight over the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Yes, you read that right. As of the close of the last Congress, there were more … More

    Corporate Welfare for Energy Companies Should Have Gone Off the Cliff

    obama-energy

    The fiscal cliff deal is not only preventing certain politically motivated energy tax policies from falling off the cliff, but it’s also resurrecting ones that have been dead and buried for a year. Lumped into the 157-page fiscal cliff bill are extensions of energy handouts that were originally scheduled to … More

    Some Good, Some Bad in National Defense Authorization Act

    Pentagon (Photo by Newscom)

    Last month, The Heritage Foundation compared the Senate and House versions of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) with Heritage’s policy positions on national security and defense. Now that the final version of the NDAA is available, it is possible to analyze which of Heritage’s national security and defense interests … More

    VIDEO: Interview with Jim DeMint on the Future of Conservatism (Part 1)

    Senator Jim DeMint officially joins The Heritage Foundation today, leaving his job in Congress to prepare to become the think tank’s next president in April. He sat down for an interview to talk about the power of policy ideas, how conservatives are perceived, and what he sees for the future … More

    President Obama Should Not Unilaterally Reduce U.S. Nuclear Arsenal

    NukeFreeBerkeley

    Recently, the Obama Administration has come under fire for potentially making unilateral cuts to the United States nuclear arsenal. Such unilateral cuts were proposed in the International Security Advisory Board’s (ISAB) November report on “Options for Implementing Additional Nuclear Force Reductions.” Legal arguments aside, there are many problematic assumptions that … More

    Morning Bell: Uproar Over Bloated Sandy Aid Package

    Gov. Chris Christie

    Leaders from New Jersey and New York blew up yesterday after House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) postponed a vote on an aid package related to Hurricane Sandy. But the bill is so loaded with pork projects that these officials should consider directing their anger at the Obama Administration, which is … More

    Venezuela: Hurtling Toward the Post-Chavez Chasm

    Newscom

    Over the holidays, Venezuelans continued to receive increasingly grim news regarding the health of President Hugo Chavez. Current Vice President and Foreign Minister Nicolas Maduro rushed to Havana and reported back that Chavez had suffered “new complications” and that the President remains in a “delicate” condition following his fourth round … More

    Taxpayer-Backed Pharmaceutical Company Fined for Illegal Kickbacks

    Victory_Pharma

    A California pharmaceutical company that has received federal subsidies under the Obama Administration agreed to pay $11.4 million last week to settle allegations that it bribed medical professionals to prescribe and sell its drugs. The allegation was detailed in a civil complaint filed in federal court in March 2009. The … More

    Obesity in America: Blame Trade Protectionism on Sugar

    Newscom

    With a new study pointing the finger at high fructose corn syrup as a culprit in America’s explosive epidemic of obesity, it is important to remember just why we are consuming so much of this commodity as opposed to the more traditional, and apparently healthier, sucrose or common table sugar. … More