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  • Monthly Archives: February 2013

    Gas Prices: There Are Things the Government Can Do

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    Gas prices have been consistently climbing across the country, up 46 cents per gallon in the past month and 20 cents higher than they were a year ago today. The pain at the pump appears to be on everyone’s front burner, except in Washington, D.C., where all the attention is … More

    Morning Bell: Obama and the Seuss-quester

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    On Pennsylvania Avenue, right near the end, there lived a President who wanted to spend. He knew spending meant power, so hour by hour, he thought up more spends from his Washington tower. “I’ll spend without limits; I’ll spend without blame! Raising taxes to pay—that’s the name of the game.” … More

    Sequestration 101: Watch Heritage's Google+ Hangout at Noon ET Today

    What is sequestration? And why is Washington in a panic about it? Federal budget cuts, known as sequestration, are scheduled to hit in one week. They’re not the perfect approach to trimming the budget, but they are the law — adopted by Congress and endorsed by President Obama. Of course, … More

    Union That Bankrupted Hostess to Receive Generous Government Subsidies

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    The union whose strike led to the bankruptcy of Hostess last year has just been awarded government benefits from a program few qualify for. Last year, the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union refused to accept concessions that would have kept Hostess in business. The company had … More

    Secretary of State Kerry Bypasses Israel in First Middle East Trip

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    Israel was a conspicuous omission when the itinerary of Secretary of State John Kerry’s first trip overseas to Europe and the Middle East was announced this week. Although Kerry will visit Egypt, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, and United Arab Emirates, he will not be visiting America’s most important ally in … More

    Senators to Obama: Withdraw Hagel’s Nomination

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    Today, U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R–TX) and 14 other U.S. Senators sent a letter to President Obama calling on him to withdraw former Senator Chuck Hagel’s (R–NE) nomination for Secretary of Defense. The President should listen. The powerful letter is a sign of the mounting opposition to Hagel’s confirmation, which … More

    Conservatives Must Woo Millennials

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    A new brand of politically active millennials is emerging in Missoula, Montana—and the ideology that they espouse may be a troubling sign for the future of American politics. A recent New York Times article introduces us to “this different-minded generation of young voters” from the “funky” town of Missoula. This … More

    Family Fact of the Week: To Fight Poverty, Strengthen Marriage (VIDEO)

    “Marriage is the unsung antipoverty program,” says Sheila Weber, Executive Director of National Marriage Week. In the video above, citing Heritage Foundation research, Weber explains the connection between marriage and poverty: Marriage decreases the likelihood of child poverty by 82 percent. Weber also points out what numerous studies confirm: “Children … More

    Immigration Reform: Immigrants Earning Advanced Degrees

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    “We love it [in the United States],” Anurag Bajpayee told The Washington Post. He’s a 27-year-old from India who’s doing post-doctoral mechanical engineering work at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). With his business partner and fellow student Prakash Narayan Govindan, he has developed a machine that could help purify … More

    The Hagel Nomination and the Dangerous Folly of “Global Zero”

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    North Korea’s third nuclear test and inflammatory YouTube threats against President Obama and American troops have placed the nuclear debate front and center in the nomination fight over former Senator Chuck Hagel (R–NE) as Secretary of Defense. Hagel’s radical views on nuclear disarmament are in line with those of President … More