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  • Rep. Ros-Lehtinen and Senator DeMint on Heritage Libertad Radio

    In this week’s Heritage Libertad Radio Show on WBER in Fairfax, Virginia, we packed in a solid hour of the latest news and information. The first half is in Spanish, covering topics from the debt ceiling to the Latino community, and includes an interview with Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R–FL). The … More

    PODCAST: Obamacare and Unions Drag Down Job Creation

    In this week’s Heritage in Focus, labor economist James Sherk discusses his two new reports, one on Obamacare’s effect on recovery and the other on unions’ effect on job creation. Make sure to listen to the full interview, here. Sherk’s research is captured well in the graph below. In short, … More

    President Obama, Paul Krugman Botch History

    Proponents of government spending are fond of citing 1937 as an example of when government implemented sharp austerity, and the economy derailed. This argument is dead wrong. On Thursday, New York Times columnist Paul Krugman argued that fiscal austerity right now would make our economic crisis worse. “Even if we manage to avoid immediate catastrophe, the … More

    PODCAST: Poverty in America

    In this week’s Heritage in Focus, senior fellow Robert Rector breaks down the myths, distortions and confusion surrounding poverty in America. Make sure to listen to the full podcast, here. According to government data, one in seven Americans is poor, but is that really true? What does it mean to … More

    Senator DeMint on Debt Ceiling Negotiations, Tea Party, More

    On this week’s Hertage Libertad Radio program, on Virginia’s WBER, we were fortunate to have Senator Jim DeMint (R–SC) join us for a segment to discuss his new book, The Great American Awakening, the Tea Party, and the current fight over the debt ceiling. Senator DeMint gave us the latest … More

    America's Budget Mess May Be Worse Than We Realize

    An article in the The Wall Street Journal recently revealed that our budget situation is likely worse than what the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) projects, meaning we could be in much more debt than we realize. In 2010, the federal government collected about $2.16 trillion in total tax revenue yet … More

    PODCAST: Unemployment Report

    In this week’s Heritage in Focus, labor economist Rea Hederman discusses last month’s job report. Listen to the full interview, here. Unfortunately, last month’s jobs report was the worst one in some time. We created a mere 18,000 jobs and the unemployment rate increased to 9.2 percent. Normally in a … More

    PODCAST: Southern Sudan Ready to Declare Independence

    In this week’s Heritage in Focus, Research Associate Morgan Roach discusses Southern Sudan’s independence on July 9th. Click here to listen. Since Sudan’s independence, the North and South have been engaged in conflict.  After a decades-long civil war, and with the help of the international community, peace was brokered in … More

    Heritage Radio: Fast and Furious, Rep. Price on Debt Ceiling, More

    In this month’s Libertad Radio Show on WBER in Fairfax, Virginia, our Heritage team had a chance to sit down with experts and political leaders to discuss issues ranging from Mexico and Afghanistan, to the economy and jobs. The first half of the hour-long show is in Spanish, the second … More

    Rep. Tom Price on Debt Ceiling, Medicare, and Obamacare

    In a recent radio interview with The Heritage Foundation, Representative Tom Price (R–GA) brought us up to date on the budget, debt ceiling, and Obamacare. Listen to the inside scoop here. Price answered questions about whether he thinks conservatives will leverage the debt ceiling vote by demanding tough spending cuts … More