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  • Monthly Archives: April 2013

    10 Myths About the Obamacare Medicaid Expansion

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    As Obamacare’s Medicaid expansion is being debated in the states, many myths are being perpetuated by its advocates. Here, Heritage provides the research to debunk such myths: 1. Myth: Expanding Medicaid is “free money” for the states. Reality: The expansion adds an estimated $638 billion in new government spending from … More

    Canada Arrests Terrorist Plotters Linked to Al-Qaeda Elements in Iran

    Michel Huneault/Polaris/Newscom

    Canadian police announced on Monday that they had arrested two foreign men plotting to derail a passenger train and who had received some unspecified form of support from al-Qaeda personnel based in Iran. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police said that Raed Jasser, a 35-year-old Palestinian living in Toronto, and Chiheb … More

    Green Energy Companies Fisker and SoloPower Struggle Despite Government-Backed Loans

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    One foot on a banana peel, the other in the grave. That’s where Fisker Automotive and SoloPower find themselves, struggling for survival despite generous government handouts in the form of loan guarantees and tax breaks. Should either company take a turn for the worse, a tombstone in Heritage’s “Green Graveyard” … More

    The U.S. Faces Dangers from Around the World

    John Albright/Icon SMI/Newscom

    James Clapper, Director of National Intelligence, recently told the Senate Armed Services Committee, “In my almost fifty years in intelligence, I do not recall a period in which we confronted a more diverse array of threats, crises, and challenges around the world.” Clapper and Lieutenant General Michael Flynn, Director of … More

    WATCH: Conservative Congressmen Talk Immigration, Budget

    Watch conservative congressmen field questions on immigration, the budget, and other topics from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. today. Conversations with Conservatives is a group of Representatives dedicated to the free market and liberty. It meets monthly with reporters and bloggers to discuss the pressing issues of the day. Viewers … More

    Social Media and the Boston Attack: The Good, the Bad, and the Confused

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      Reddit, the website that styles itself the Internet’s front page, apologized yesterday to the people hurt by its overhasty attempts to capture the Boston bombers last week. Administrators are publically regretting the “online witch hunts” caused by overeager armchair investigators across the Internet. In this, clearly, lies a cautionary … More

    Morning Bell: Don't Fall Into the Boston Immigration Trap

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    As the country continues to reel over the attacks in Boston last week, some in Washington quickly looked for ways to use the attacks to justify their political goals on border security and immigration reform. On both sides of the aisle, politicians and commentators were quick to assert that the … More

    9,646 Reasons to Dislike the Internet Sales Tax

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    The U.S. Senate is debating the so-called Marketplace Fairness Act. It’s a bill that would result in the taxation of Internet sales, driving up costs for consumers. The legislation cleared a procedural hurdle Monday and could have a floor vote by Thursday. This is a classic case of where the … More

    Heritage Loses a Friend and World Loses Peacemaker in Kathryn W. Davis

    Chas Gerr/The Heritage Foundation

    Heritage is saddened to learn of the passing of Kathryn W. Davis at age 106. She and her husband, Shelby Cullom Davis, were the founders of Heritage’s Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis Institute for International Studies. “Kathryn was an adventurer and a scholar, and The Heritage Foundation owes a lot … More

    U.S. Missile Defense: A Force for Protection, Not Aggression

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    In a speech delivered Tuesday at the Russian embassy in London, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin claimed that the American missile defense shield no longer poses a threat to Russia. This statement contradicts years of Russian officials’ objections to the presence of U.S. missiles near the Russian border, claiming … More