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  • Yearly Archives: 2013

    The Fed at 100: Why Do We Have a Central Bank?

    Federal Reserve Building

    The Federal Reserve, the U.S. central bank, is surrounded by as much controversy today as it was at its creation 100 years ago. The Fed has never been short on critics, but the anti-Fed movement has even gained traction inside Congress, according to a recent National Journal article. The Fed’s … More

    Top 10 Broken Obamacare Promises

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    Since the passage of Obamacare in 2010, many of the President’s famous promises have been routinely broken. As he so ironically threatened in 2009, “If you misrepresent what’s in this plan, we will call you out.” To that end, here are 10 promises of Obamacare that have already been broken. … More

    America Under Obamacare: The Reality Revealed (WATCH)

    The Heritage Foundation and Washington Free Beacon are teaming up to bring you a 30-minute program on the President’s health care law, “America Under Obamacare: The Reality Revealed.” Our all-star panel will discuss the hardship that Obamacare has caused for so many Americans this holiday season. From the loss of … More

    Baucus Continues Losing Streak with Energy Tax Reform Draft

    Senate Finance Committee Chairman Baucus

    Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee Max Baucus (D–MT) released a draft bill to reform the way the tax code treats energy. This latest draft reform plan misses the mark, just like his earlier efforts on international tax and depreciation did. Baucus claims that his plan would stop the tax … More

    Christmas Gift Ideas From 8 Pinterest Users We Love

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    Looking for a Christmas gift for the conservative in your life? How about patriotic high heels or an America-shaped cutting board? This year, Heritage collected Christmas gift ideas on Pinterest with help from some of our fellow conservative pinners. Their suggestions included caps supporting the military and bipartisan wine (you’ll … More

    Humility: An Unlikely Biography of America’s Greatest Virtue

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    If you want to assess the state of humility among politicians today, just think about how often you hear leaders admit that they are wrong and then change course. This is how Dr. David J. Bobb of Hillsdale College, speaking at a Heritage event, framed the topic of his new … More

    Two Charter Schools That Are Preserving the American Dream

    Chalkboard in a school

    In addition to a good education, strong social relationships are also essential for a child’s upward economic mobility. The Knowledge Is Power Program (KIPP) and The Propel School are especially successful at educating their students in part because they work to improve their students’ social capital. “Social capital” refers to … More

    Union Integrity Act Protects Whistle-Blowers

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    Last year, four truck drivers talked to federal investigators about safety problems at Gaines Motor Lines. A week later, they were fired. Now the Department of Labor has ordered Gaines Motor Lines to reinstate these whistle-blowers and pay more than $1 million in back pay and damages. While the law … More

    Benghazi: Let Eyewitnesses Tell the Whole Story

    The laundry room at the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya. (Photo: MCT/Newscom)

    As Congress laboriously extracts eyewitness accounts of the Benghazi terrorist attack, unexplained aspects of the tragedy are becoming clearer. Important case in point: the reports of an “order to stand down,” which prevented or at least delayed CIA security personnel from coming to the rescue of the diplomats at the … More

    H.R. 3766 Wrong Approach to Global Commercial Nuclear Growth

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    Last week Representative Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R–FL) introduced H.R. 3766, resurrecting the supposed “gold standard” for commercial nuclear trade. However, the bill discourages the very behavior that could help to solve the problems it aims to address. The global expansion of commercial nuclear power does present new challenges. In response, H.R. … More