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    Senator Mike Lee: Time to Rethink the War on Poverty

    Mike Lee Speaks at CPAC (February 11, 2011)

    Progressives sometimes accuse conservatives of not caring about the poor. But it’s liberal policies that deepen, prolong, and institutionalize poverty. Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) made this important clarification at a Heritage Foundation forum on Capitol Hill today when he said, “1964 wasn’t the year Americans started fighting poverty; it was … More

    Top 10 Reasons Why I Didn't Sign Up on HealthCare.gov

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    The number of signups on HealthCare.gov has been pretty disappointing for the Obama Administration. Sure, the website has had problems, but what else could be keeping people from signing up? Could these be the… 10. There was no app for that 9. Still waiting on my free Obamaphone 8. Link … More

    Boko Haram Terrorists Are Now Officially Terrorists

    Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau (Newscom)

    The U.S. Department of State has finally designated the Nigerian-based terrorist group Boko Haram and a splinter faction known as Ansaru as official foreign terrorist organizations (FTO). It’s about time. The Heritage Foundation has long been calling for the group’s official designation and warned about the alarming trends of religious … More

    Obamacare Numbers: Not Exactly a Retail Success Story

    Credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images/Newscom

    The first Obamacare enrollment numbers are out—and unsurprisingly, they’re under-whelming. Just 26,794 people “selected” plans through HealthCare.gov since the website launched. An additional 79,391 have selected plans through a state-based exchange—but the Administration qualifies these numbers by saying that all of these people haven’t necessarily paid for a plan yet. … More

    Regulation D Rule Would Harm Entrepreneurs and Economic Growth

    Photo credit: Newscom

    The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has proposed a rule that would impede capital formation, job creation, innovation, productivity improvement, and economic growth by making Regulation D—the primary means by which new companies and young growing companies raise equity capital—markedly more complex and expensive. Economic research has increasingly demonstrated that … More

    Cyber Attacks: Hopping the "Great Firewall"

    Screenshot of Google's Digital Attack Map

    Google’s new Digital Attack Map reveals that the U.S. experiences daily cyber attacks. Though much of the map’s real-time cyber activity is untraceable, the map does confirm that China heavily targets the U.S. This underscores the need for the U.S. to make China feel a cost for its cyber espionage … More

    Devastation in the Philippines After Typhoon Haiyan: A Call for Help

    Lui Siu Wai Xinhua News Agency/Newscom

    At least 1,774 people have been confirmed dead after Typhoon Haiyan struck the Philippines last Friday. Estimates suggest that many thousands are dead and at least 800,000 displaced by the storm. While the storm is over, it has left millions of people in need of assistance. There are many ways … More

    Debt: Seven out of 10 Voters Think the U.S. Is on the Wrong Track

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    A recent Peterson Foundation poll showed that 70 percent of registered voters believe that the country is on the wrong path when it comes to addressing the debt. This is just the latest indication that Americans are increasingly pessimistic about the nation’s financial future. The poll, which also shows that … More

    Congress Should Do These 3 Things in the Next 31 Days

    House Flooding - Fix the Debt

    In the next 31 days—starting today—the budget conference committee will try to accomplish something Congress has failed to do for the past four years… Agree on a budget. But not just any budget. This one needs to tackle the key driver of spending and debt: entitlement spending. Think of it … More

    Still Not the Time to Raise Federal Pay

    AFP Photo/Jewel SamadJEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images

    President Obama has announced a 1 percent across-the-board federal pay increase in 2014. This comes on top of federal employees’ already scheduled seniority-based raises. Unless Congress intervenes, the gap between federal and private pay will rise even higher next year. President Obama suspended the uniform federal pay increases in 2011 … More