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  • Yearly Archives: 2013

    What Makes Black Friday Possible?

    Black Friday has come and gone in the United States. As you’re surely aware, millions of shoppers are spent the day after Thanksgiving pouring into stores searching for bargains. True to the nature of capitalism, that’s good for the buyers and good for the sellers as well. In Venezuela, a … More

    Exclusive Interview: Gov. Scott Walker on Why Conservatives Don't Need to Move to the Center to Win

    Three governors have faced recall elections in U.S. history. Wisconsin Republican Scott Walker is the only one to survive – and with a larger margin of victory the second time around. How did he do it? Walker visited Heritage for an interview with Jackie Anderson to talk about what’s worked … More

    Grand Theft Auto: D.C. Metro Edition

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    Washington, D.C., is often described as being out of touch with the rest of the country. However, our nation’s capital and the rest of the country are in lockstep regarding civil forfeiture—the often-abused ability of the government to seize property involved in crimes. In May 2011, Frederick Simms was pulled … More

    Is Obamacare Ruining Your Holiday Plans? Tell Us Your Story

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    Many Americans have been negatively affected by Obamacare since implementation began on October 1. You’ve seen your plans canceled and your insurance premiums go up. We’ve heard your cries and we know your stories are important. At Heritage, we aren’t giving up. This unfair, unaffordable, and unworkable law must be … More

    Obamacare Supporter Turns Sour: "One Problem After Another"

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    While the media grasp to find any positive stories from Obamacare’s wreckage, journalists can’t escape the mounting negative news. Take New Hampshire small business owner Nancy Clark, who last year was featured in a White House video blog. She proudly proclaimed support for Obamacare, calling it “Nancycare,” according to CBS … More

    Disabilities Treaty Would Not Benefit Disabled Veterans

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    The Administration has been pressuring the Senate to approve the United Nations’ Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) by claiming that the CRPD would benefit disabled American veterans traveling overseas. Nothing could be further from the truth, as Heritage’s James Carafano observes: There is no evidence that … More

    Look to Hoover to Defeat Progressivism

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    With Obamacare, Dodd–Frank, and other progressive policies, it is clear that liberals have gone too far. Nearly 80 years ago, liberalism was undoubtedly more popular, with New Deal programs in full expansion. At the same time, while former President Herbert Hoover never fully won over the American people, he went … More

    Obamacare Is Restricting Choice and Trampling Fundamental Freedoms

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    The problems with Obamacare seem endless. Now, the unpopular health care law is headed back to the Supreme Court — this time over one of the law’s many onerous mandates that’s restricting choice and trampling fundamental freedoms. Earlier this week, the Court agreed to review the Obamacare mandate that forces … More

    Black Friday Spending Spree (in Washington)

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    American shoppers aren’t the only ones getting ready to spend big this holiday season. In Washington, members of the budget conference committee are considering several options that could increase spending by up to an additional $100 billion. What’s standing in their way is sequestration: the automatic spending cut mechanism President … More

    Pro-Obamacare Group Gets $1 Million to Pitch "Success" Stories to Media

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    Obamacare horror stories have outnumbered successes, even in the liberal mainstream media. But that may soon change now that a pro-Obamacare group is getting $1 million to provide journalists more favorable stories about the President’s health care law. The liberal organization Families USA received a $1 million grant from the … More