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  • In the Green Room: Rep. Paul Ryan on the 'Paternalism' of the House Health Bill

    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tkPiJayiuUA[/youtube] “The most outrageous detail in the current House bill is the philosophy on which it is premised. It is premised on the philosophy that the government knows best how to organize 1/6th of our economy,” said Rep. Ryan (R-WI) today before visiting Heritage’s Bloggers Briefing. Ryan was speaking about … More

    In the Green Room: Helen Evans on How Government-Run Health Care Works

    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0PWgoSKxx84&feature=player_embedded[/youtube] In 1948 the United Kingdom sent a leaflet to every home in the country stating that the newly created National Health Service would provide everyone with “all medical, dental and nursing care. Everyone – rich or poor, man, woman or child – can use it or any part of … More

    In the Green Room: Dr. Norm Thurston, Utah's Free Market Health Reform Architect

    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l5-BoR9hAvQ[/youtube] Dr. Norm Thurston is doing something extraordinary: he’s implementing consumer-driven health care fixes in Utah. When many employers recently started dropping health benefits the state reacted with reforms that make costs predictable for both employers and consumers. Predictability depends on accurate information for all sides. The Utah Health Exchange makes … More

    LIVE POLITICO Webchat With Heritage's David Kreutzer

    Heritage’s David W. Kreutzer: Waxman-Markey

    Dr. Strangling Debt: Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love $1.4 Trillion

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    In the Green Room: Bill Kristol On the Big Story of Obamacare

    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JPlzV8BZdlw[/youtube] A poll released today by the Washington Post appears to indicate support for a public option is rising. They claim a 2% bump in the last month means the public option has therefore “rebounded from its summertime lows and wins clear majority support from the public.” Inventive headlines aside, this poll actually indicates that … More

    Video: First Obamacare Vote Adds $247 Billion to Debt

    “It’s very telling that the first vote that we’re going to make on health care, Neil, is to add a quarter of a trillion dollars to the federal debt.” [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KSP28MjkeAI[/youtube]

    In the Green Room: FCC Commissioner Robert McDowell on Neutering the Net

    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2DhabZ2N8U8[/youtube] FCC Commissioner McDowell recently spoke at Heritage’s Blogger Briefing and then sat down with the Foundry to discuss the ongoing process to add unnecessary regulation across the entire internet. The complicated proposed rules for the new medium are an old story of regulation: It does put government in the … More

    In the Green Room: Prof. James Tooley on Education Reform for the World's Poor and the US

    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5cqWuVb7FNc[/youtube] “Be bold,” says James Tooley when you want education reform. He’d know. For the last decade the Newcastle University Professor has been traveling throughout the world’s poorest regions studying systems of education. What he’s discovered may be surprising. In the poorest countries on earth, parents are choosing private schools because … More

    Video: Nobel Peace Prize Nominee Rebiya Kadeer Pleas For U.S. Help

    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=62pNLVUycg4[/youtube] Rebiya Kadeer is President of the World Uyghur Congress, an oppressed Muslim minority in Western China. Focrefully seperated from her family, she now lives in exile in the Unites States. We’ve written about Rebiya Kadeer before and her case and her story demand our attention.