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  • Monthly Archives: March 2013

    Breitbart Awards 2013: Celebrating Andrew’s Legacy, Honoring the Next Warriors

    Andrew Breitbart and Rob Bluey

    Andrew Breitbart’s quest for the truth served as an inspiration to people around the globe. It had a profound impact on both of us as well. Andrew not only served as fellow warrior in the trenches of journalism, but he also made an impact on our lives and both of … More

    Obama Fulfills DeMint's Prediction, Blaming Sequester for Future Economic Problems

    Senator Jim DeMint, the president-elect of The Heritage Foundation, apparently has a crystal ball. This morning he predicted that Obama would use the sequester as a smokescreen: So why is President Obama leading a scare campaign filled with untruths about how sequestration will necessitate firing firefighters, cops, and teachers? I’ll … More

    New Whoppers from U.S. Sugar Producers

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    According to a recent statement from the American Sugar Alliance: Over the past few weeks, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has released three key data points that deserve attention on Capitol Hill and are sure to deflate the Big Candy lobby’s attempt to gut U.S. sugar policy and outsource … More

    Argo Oscar Win Infuriates Iran, but the Iranian People Think Otherwise

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    Sunday night, Argo—the Ben Affleck film portraying the rescue of U.S. Embassy staffers from Iran—won best picture at the Oscars. Iran may have boycotted this years’ Academy Awards by pulling its film submission, but it certainly didn’t ignore Argo’s Oscar win. The biggest winner may have been U.S. public diplomacy … More

    Unused Federal Buildings: No Room for Sequestration Cuts?

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    About 77,000 unused or underused federal buildings cost taxpayers $1.67 billion to operate and maintain in 2010 alone (latest data available), according to a Congressional Research Service (CRS) report from last year. Unlike your typical house on the market today, these buildings are beyond unsightly. The word derelict might not … More

    Sequestration: Much Larger Spending Cuts Needed to Balance the Budget

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    Sequestration, the set of automatic spending reductions set to hit on March 1, barely makes a dent in federal spending over the next decade. Much larger spending cuts are needed to rein in growing spending and debt and avoid a debt crisis. Federal spending is projected to grow from $3.6 … More

    Conservatism in Culture: Watch Heritage’s Google+ Hangout at Noon ET Friday

    “The central conservative truth is that it is culture, not politics, that determines the success of a society.” – Daniel Patrick Moynihan One major issue facing conservatives over the years has been the inability to integrate with and influence popular culture. Since the 2012 election, the subject has been argued … More

    Morning Bell: Obama's Sequester Smokescreen

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    Suppose you desperately needed to lose weight but had a Big Mac with fries and a Coke staring you in the face. You could take your need to diet seriously and say, “No thanks, I’ll have a salad.” Or you could decide to reduce the Big Mac meal by 2 … More