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  • Monthly Archives: August 2013

    Missed Paying One Ticket? Go Directly to Jail

    Courtesy of Crissy Brown

    She was handcuffed and hauled to the police station. She was fingerprinted and photographed. She was interrogated. She was strip-searched, given a jumpsuit, and locked into an overcrowded jail with several other women for eight hours. That’s what happens when you get arrested. And that’s what happened to Crissy Brown … More

    Embassy Closings Reflect Benghazi Failure

    Attack on U.S. Embassy in Yemen

    The closing of 21 U.S. embassies throughout the Middle East grows out of the September 11, 2012, Benghazi attack in at least two ways: The failure of the Obama Administration to retaliate in any way against those who attacked our consulate and killed a U.S. ambassador has emboldened the enemies … More

    Two Years After Downgrade, U.S. Credit Rating Hasn’t Recovered—and Debt Is Worse

    Newscom

    Two years ago today, Standard & Poor’s downgraded the U.S. credit rating—and it hasn’t recovered since. Then, the downgrade came because the President and Congress failed to resolve the long-term spending and debt crisis. Now, the situation is even worse. Congress and the President should rein in out-of-control spending and … More

    "Buy American" Laws: An Illusion of Patriotism

    Newscom

    Who could oppose “Buy American” measures that appear to support American manufacturing and create jobs? On the surface, that’s what the All-American Flag Act seems to do. But on closer examination, such laws do not benefit “All Americans” but rather just a narrow group of producers. A recent proposal from … More

    900,000 Reasons Obamacare Is Bad: Moving Americans from Work to Welfare

    Medicaid Food Stamps Waiting Room

    Obamacare is not only hurting small businesses and economic growth. It might also give nearly a million low-income individuals a reason to leave work for welfare. A new study from the National Bureau of Economic Research by professors from Columbia University, Northwestern University, and the University of Chicago argues that, … More

    Snowden Asylum Is Burying Obama’s Russian "Reset"

    Newscom

    The Kremlin delivered a diplomatic blow to U.S.–Russian relations when Moscow granted former NSA analyst Edward Snowden a temporary political asylum. Now, the White House may cancel a U.S.–Russia summit that was scheduled for early September, and Obama’s Russian reset policy will require significant re-examination. This will be the first … More

    As Detroit Goes, So Goes the Nation

    Photo credit: Jeremiah Robinson/ZUMA Press/Newscom

    Detroit is the poster child for economic decline. The city’s policies and politics over the past half-century should serve as a “do not” guide for policymakers across the country. There’s a great deal lawmakers in Washington can learn. The first is understanding that Detroit’s demise was the result of big-government, … More

    Indiana Set to Withdraw from Common Core National Assessments

    Stacy Revere/ZUMApress/Newscom

    Indiana Governor Mike Pence (R) announced that the Hoosier State will be withdrawing itself as a member of the Partnership for the Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) Governing Board, effective August 12, 2013. For Indiana, this is one more step toward reclaiming control over what is taught … More

    VIDEO: Jim DeMint Debates Obamacare on "Fox News Sunday"

    On this weekend’s “Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace”, Heritage President Jim DeMint  appeared on a panel discussion with The Weekly Standard’s Bill Kristol and Fox News’ Juan Williams and Howard Kurtz to discuss a wide range of issues including foreign policy, the debt, and defunding Obamacare. DeMint said of closing … More

    Conservative and Tea Party Leaders: Now Is the Time to Stop Obamacare

    Credit: KEVIN DIETSCH/UPI/Newscom

    Under a cloudy Washington sky on Thursday, members of Congress joined with conservative leaders and tea party groups to unite against Obamacare. Comparing Obamacare to the day’s weather, Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) said, “Obamacare hangs over our heads like a cloud of uncertainty because people don’t know what tomorrow’s going … More