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  • Tit for Tat, "Buy American" Starts Backfiring

    By now, you are well aware of the infamous “Buy American provisions” inserted into the $787 Billion stimulus package. These were even watered-down and reworded after concerns their language lead to outrage from many of the United States’ key trading partners.  In the end, language was added to alleviate international … More

    A Politics-Free Census

    Heritage’s Conservative Bloggers’ Briefing was honored to have North Carolina Representative Patrick McHenry (R) speak to some thirty or so young conservative bloggers, journalists and activists.  Rep. McHenry represents North Carolina’s 10th Congressional District and is Ranking Member on the Census Subcommittee.  During his discussion with those in attendance, the … More

    Leading Trade Experts Side with Mexico

    Heritage Fellow James E. Roberts has been one of the earliest and most vocal trade experts urging the reinstatement and expansion of the Mexico Trucking program.  The pilot program, intended to ensure American compliance with the North American Free Trade Agreement, was recently ended by Congress and President Obama because … More

    The First Shot of an Obama Trade War?

    Last week, with the signing of his pen on the Omnibus Spending Bill, President Barack Obama ended a pilot program designed to allow Mexican trucking companies to ship goods deep inside the United States.  While controversial with some quarters of the American public, the program was necessary to ensure U.S. … More

    Senate Hearing or Union Rally?

    Words can’t describe what occurred at yesterday’s hearing of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions. After encouraging the audience to applaud his remarks on the Employee Free Choice Act, Chairman Tom Harkin (D-IA) was forced to scold union members when they become belligerent — hissing, booing and … More

    Buffet Opposes Card Check

    Warren Buffet is a known supporter of the Death Tax, a long-time Democrat, was an unofficial adviser on economic policy to President Obama during the 2008 campaign and he recently served on the President’s  Economic Advisory Board during the transition between presidential administrations. Oh, and he revealed this morning that … More

    WTO Director: Protectionists are "Shooting their own Foot"

    As the world continues to deal with the global economic downturn, Pascal Lamy, the Director-General of the World Trade Organization, publicly urged all nations to overcome protectionist instincts as they work to return growth to their national economies. Lamy made his remarks while speaking to the Lowy Institute for International … More

    Canada: A Valued Partner in Need of Reassurance

    Tomorrow President Barack Obama will travel and make the traditional first foreign trip of American Presidents as he visits our “Neighbor to the North” – Canada and its leader Prime Minister Stephan Harper.  Heritage Scholars James M. Roberts and Ray Walser, Ph. D explain why this trip is so vital … More

    And So It Begins

    Latin American exporting powerhouse Brazil, one of the highly-touted “BRIC” nations, has indicted they will not wait for the ink to dry on President Obama’s signature of the trillion dollar debt plan before they challenge the controversial “Buy American” provisions within the bill to the World Trade Organization. Brazil may … More

    Bozell Speaks on Buckley's 'The Reagan I Knew'

    L. Brent Bozell, president of the Media Research Center and nephew of the late National Review founder William F. Buckley Jr., visited Heritage last week to promote Buckley’s last book “The Reagan I Knew.” Published in October after Buckley’s death, the book documents the 30-year friendship with the late president. … More