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  • Monthly Archives: August 2013

    Education Reform Goes Big in the Tar Heel State

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    North Carolina is on a roll. Last week, Governor Pat McCrory (R) signed a budget passed by the state legislature chock-full of education reforms, including a new school choice option for children from low- and middle-income families. The new budget includes: Scholarships for children from low- and middle-income families. The … More

    Watch This Weekend: Jim DeMint on "Fox News Sunday"

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    This weekend, Heritage Foundation President Jim DeMint will appear on “Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace” to review the week’s top news stories. Appearing with DeMint on the panel will be Bill Kristol from the Weekly Standard, Howard Kurtz from “Fox News Watch,” and Juan Williams, a Fox News policy … More

    Not So Fast: Congress Is Still in an Obamacare Trap

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    News broke late last evening about the debate playing out over Obamacare and whether members of Congress and their staffs will get special treatment. Politico reported: Lawmakers and staff can breathe easy — their health care tab is not going to soar next year. The Office of Personnel Management, under … More

    Zimbabwe Holds Unfree and Unfair Elections

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    Preliminary reports in Zimbabwe point to “seriously compromised” presidential and parliamentary elections. Some sources are stating that over 1 million voters were turned away from polls in the capital city of Harare, known as a stronghold for the opposition party. The exaggerated results in Harare and videos of President Robert … More

    DeMint on Fox News: Here's How You Stop Obamacare (VIDEO)

    Heritage Foundation President Jim DeMint believes defunding Obamacare is the best hope for stopping the President’s unfair, unworkable, and unpopular health-care law. During two appearances on Fox News yesterday, DeMint shared details about Heritage Action’s upcoming “Defund Obamacare Tour” and debunked the myth that Republicans want a government shutdown over the … More

    Another Flawed Executive Order: Chemical Security and Government Overreach

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    President Obama issued his latest in a long line of executive orders yesterday. The order, titled “Improving Chemical Facility Safety and Security,” is rather inaptly named. Rather than improving upon existing chemical security programs, like the often criticized Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS), the order simply throws layers of federal … More

    Flashing Headlights as a Felony: Why Helping Reduce Crime Shouldn’t Be Criminal

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    Most people have probably done it. Some, if pressed, might concede that it isn’t the right thing to do. But most people probably wouldn’t think it was a felony, and would be aghast at the idea. And that’s the problem. Missouri resident Michael Elli wanted to let fellow motorists know … More

    White House Report Ignores That We Need a Better Economy, Not Amnesty

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    The White House yesterday released a report with state-by-state projected impacts from “commonsense immigration reform” that is “like the Senate bill.” It is the latest in a series of reports from various governmental and private firms that show that the economy will be bigger with increased immigration. On its face, … More

    As Commodities Prices Fall, Economic Freedom Should Rise

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    New reports are hinting that an end to the decade-long run-up of the prices of commodities prices is here. For years, emerging markets such as China rapidly sucked up natural resources to fuel their hasty economic expansions, inflating the cost of commodities such as coal, iron, and oil. Meanwhile, resource-endowed … More

    A Constructive First Step to Reform Social Security

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    Dave Camp (R–MI), chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, has announced a series of hearings on bipartisan entitlement reform proposals, the first of which is using the chained Consumer Price Index (CPI) for Social Security. In advance of these hearings, Camp has issued a request for public input. … More