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  • Monthly Archives: February 2013

    Small Business Owners to Congress: Fix the Debt with Entitlement Reform

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    The National Small Business Association’s economic report finds, “The growing national debt is the number one thing small businesses thin[k] Congress and the administration should address.” Small businesses employ the majority of American workers and are vital to the innovation that grows the American economy. After a severe recession, the … More

    Corruption Victimizes the Poor in the Americas

    Western Hemisphere map

    The recently launched “Americas Barometer,” by Vanderbilt University’s Latin American Public Opinion Project (LAPOP), includes important insights about day-to-day corruption burdening citizens in every country in the Western Hemisphere, including the U.S. and Canada. According to a LAPOP poll, one in five people report that they had to pay at … More

    Mexico Poised to Become an "Aztec Tiger"

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    Newly installed Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto is seeking to revamp Mexico’s economy, and one tool he has already pursued is labor reform. It is long overdue. According to the 2013 Index of Economic Freedom, published by The Heritage Foundation and The Wall Street Journal, Mexico ranks below the world … More

    WATCH: Babies, Movies, and Veterans at The Bloggers Briefing

    Life with baby

    People are having too few babies, Jonathan Last warns in his new book, “What to Expect When No One’s Expecting.” The world’s population will peak, and then begin shrinking, within the next 50 years. What are the consequences? Last, a senior writer at the Weekly Standard, will join us at … More

    Calvin Coolidge: Bigger Government Isn’t Better

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    Amity Shlaes will be speaking about her new book Coolidge at Heritage tomorrow. It’s a great opportunity to learn why, when it comes to government, bigger isn’t better. Less than a century ago, the United States enjoyed an economic boom under the leadership of a quiet, restrained, and often forgotten … More

    Morning Bell: Spending Cuts Are Happening, One Way or Another

    President Obama with Speaker John Boehner and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell

    Federal budget cuts called “sequestration” are scheduled to hit in just 10 days. The sequestration cuts are not perfect—they’re a blunt instrument to cut spending, rather than a deliberative plan that sets priorities, trims entitlements, and cuts other spending. But they are law. It would be better to replace them … More

    Morning Bell: George Washington's Example on Religious Liberty

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    Instead of celebrating George Washington’s birthday, today we’ve lumped him in together with no-names including Millard Fillmore and William Henry Harrison as we celebrate a generic “Presidents’ Day.” But George Washington was not simply a President. He was the indispensible man of the American Founding. Washington’s words, thoughts, and deeds … More

    The Case Against Hagel

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    Some time has been gained to consider: Is former Nebraska Senator Chuck Hagel qualified to be Secretary of Defense? The number is growing of those who say the answer is “No.” Today, Heritage’s James Jay Carafano outlined the case against confirming Hagel. Carafano, vice president for foreign policy, writes: The … More

    New York Hospital Agrees to Respect Rights of Pro-Life Nurses

    Cathy Cenzon-DeCarlo (Photo courtesy of Alliance Defending Freedom)

    Mount Sinai Hospital in New York has agreed to additional policy and procedure changes to protect the conscience rights of pro-life nurses and other employees as a result of a federal investigation. In 2009, the hospital allegedly forced a Catholic pro-life nurse to assist in an abortion in violation of … More

    Hagel Nomination: The Wrong Person for Secretary of Defense

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    The Senate’s failure last week to advance the nomination of former Senator Chuck Hagel to Secretary of Defense was the right result, but for the wrong reason. Some Senators voted against Hagel as a way of pressuring the Obama Administration to answer many troubling and still outstanding questions about the … More