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  • Top Ten Heritage WebMemos of 2009

    As 2009 draws to a close, The Foundry will be posting a series of Top Ten lists highlighting some of The Heritage Foundation’s most influential work. The Top Ten list of WebMemos below is sorted by pageviews below with the most popular memo at the bottom. If we left out … More

    Morning Bell: Terrorism Threat Demands Smarter Security, Not More Money

    Desperate to defect attention away from Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano’s “the system worked” comments, the left in Congress is attempting to blame conservatives for the attempted Christmas Day Flight 253 bombing. Democrats charge that leading conservatives voted against $4 billion for “screening operations” including $1.1 billion in funding for … More

    The Judiciary is No Place to Make National Security Decisions

    Politico reports today: Growing evidence that the Nigerian man charged with trying to blow up a commercial airliner as it landed in Detroit Friday spent time in Yemen and may have been fitted with customized, explosive-laden clothing there could complicate the U.S. government’s efforts to send home more than 80 … More

    Morning Bell: The System Failed

    Pentaerythritol tetranitrate (PETN), the explosive Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab tried to detonate aboard Northwest Airlines flight 253, is among the most powerful of explosives in the world and was widely used to blow up airplanes in the 1970s and 1980s. The only reason the passengers of Flight 253 are still alive … More

    Video: The Left’s Righteous War Against the Individual Mandate

    As we reported last week, now that the public option is no longer part of Obamacare, President Barack Obama’s leftist base is open revolt over the bill’s requirement that all Americans must buy health insurance or pay a fine. We’ve been calling this a health insurance company bailout for months, … More

    Is Obamacare a Budget Buster, Medicare Disaster, or Both?

    This week National Journal Online asked their stable of health experts: Would the leading Democratic health care reform proposals result in a better or worse Medicare? Heritage Foundation Vice President for Domestic Policy Stuart Butler responded: On the face of it, the reform proposals would help ease the $37 trillion … More

    Video: Cash for Cloture

    Sen. Jim DeMint (R-SC) attempted to force a vote this Wednesday on an amendment that if adopted will ban the practice of trading earmarks for votes in the Senate. As even President Obama-friendly MSNBC has documented, Sen. Ben Nelson’s (D-NE) Cornhusker Kickback was not the only backroom deal that enabled the … More

    What Next? Fish for Fidos

    Since the United Nations Copenhagen Climate Change Conference ended in complete failure, some on the eco-left are engaging in a bit of gallows humor including Head of Research for Oxfam Duncan Green who writes on his blog: The BBC’s ‘Ethical Man’ (probably another cat lover) has done the numbers. Keeping … More

    Morning Bell: Coal for Christmas from the Senate

    This morning  just after 7 AM EST, the United States Senate passed, again on a straight party-line vote, President Barack Obama’s health insurance bill. Originally scheduled for a 9 PM vote tonight, the bill’s Senate passage is a welcome Christmas gift for a beleaguered White House. However, as the First … More

    Morning Bell: Obamacare's Constitutional Problems Proliferating

    After the Democrats cleared the second of three 60 vote hurdles last night, Republicans ceded enough debate time back to the majority so that passage of Obamacare through the Senate will take place n Christmas Eve at 8 AM. Conservatives have every right to be disappointed that Senate Republicans did … More