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  • Monthly Archives: May 2013

    Hezbollah Escalates Fighting in Syria as Sectarian Tensions Grow in Lebanon

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    The Lebanese Shia Islamist militant group Hezbollah is becoming more aggressively involved in Syria’s civil war, which threatens to reopen the old wounds of Lebanon’s 1975–1990 civil war. Hundreds of Hezbollah militants have joined the regime’s offensive to recapture the strategic Syrian town of Qusair, which sits astride an important … More

    Amnesty Would Worsen the Entitlement Burden

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    A new study published in Health Affairs looks at the impact of immigrants’ payments into the Medicare trust fund and concludes that immigrants pay more into the fund than they draw out. Reading just the headline of a recent media report, “Study: Immigrants put billions more into Medicare than they … More

    GUEST POST: Tread Lightly When Regulating Private Schools

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    What we cherish dearly in the private school community (be it religious or independent) is freedom—the freedom to provide an education different from that provided in public schools. America is a pluralistic society, with lots of answers to the question, what is the good life? And schools reflect those answers. … More

    VIDEO: Heritage's Robert Rector Explains the High Cost of Amnesty

    Heritage Foundation Senior Fellow Robert Rector appeared at a Bipartisan Policy Center panel discussion yesterday to warn about the high cost of amnesty to American taxpayers. Full video of the 90-minute discussion is available from C-SPAN. In the above clip, Rector questions the fairness of an approach like the Senate’s … More

    The World Bank Must Defend “Doing Business” Report

    Jim Yong Kim, President of the World Bank. (Photo: EPA)

    Jim Yong Kim, president of the World Bank, faces perhaps the most critical decision in his presidency so far. He must defend the Bank’s annual “Doing Business” report from attacks by China and some nongovernmental organizations (NGOs). His failure to do so will have far-reaching negative impacts on the World … More

    The Keystone Pipeline That Was Already Approved

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    Last week, the House of Representatives passed the Northern Route Approval Act, introduced by Representative Lee Terry (R–NE), which would authorize the construction of Keystone XL Pipeline. It has been five years since TransCanada announced the Keystone XL expansion project, but we’re still without a pipeline and the jobs and … More

    Cybersecurity: Homeland Security Follies

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    The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) just found out that it had a cybersecurity vulnerability for the past four years that could have led to personally identifiable information being stolen by hackers. If the government, and specifically DHS, can’t administer its existing cyber standards, then there is no reason to … More

    The IRS, Obamacare, and You: The IRS Will Know Your Health Insurance Info

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    “Among the questions [Administration] officials expect people to have about [Obamacare] are…How can they fill out their tax forms correctly?” –The Washington Post, article on March 22, 2010, the day Obamacare was signed into law Of all the provisions in Obamacare the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) oversees, the most far-reaching … More

    Obamacare: Krugman’s California Dreamin’

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    Since California released its health care exchange premium rates late last week, liberals such as Paul Krugman have argued that Obamacare’s predicted “rate shock” will fail to materialize next year. At least three reasons explain why liberals’ argument falls short: 1. Dubious Assumptions About Exchange Enrollment Some independent observers questioned … More

    WATCH: Google+ Hangout on Innovative Ways to Create a Savings Culture

    I learned the importance of saving money early in life. After birthdays or holidays, my father would take my brother and me to the local savings bank to deposit money into our accounts. We even had a small booklet to track the interest we earned between visits. I consider it … More