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  • Social Security Surplus Withers, But That's No Surprise

    Hundreds of thousands of recession-induced retirements are proving to be terrible news for the Social Security Administration, leading to the total decimation of its annual surplus for the first time in 25 years, according to USA Today. But this morning’s headline really doesn’t qualify as “news,” per se, given that … More

    Who Profits from the Death Tax? Estate Planning Lawyers.

    If you ask attorney Harold Apolinsky who really profits from the death tax, he’ll tell you, “I think I do, as an estate planning lawyer,” but then he will tell you why the tax needs to be permanently repealed. According to Apolinsky, the death tax (or

    Obama Continues Down Road to Greater Job Loss, Less Freedom

    President Barack Obama reiterated his “jobs will be our number one focus” State of the Union talking point in New Hampshire on Tuesday, but all indications are that he is continuing down the path that led America to less economic freedom – and fewer jobs – in 2009. Heritage’s Brian … More

    VIDEO: You Asked for Health Care Ideas, Mr. President. Here Are Three.

    President Barack Obama asked Congress not to “walk away” from health care reform in his State of the Union address and to send him ideas for improving health care. Heritage’s Bob Moffit, director of the Center for Health Policy Studies, says there’s a problem with the Congressional health care plan … More

    "Timber!" Look Out for Falling Trees - and Companies - if the Death Tax Hits

    Hancock Lumber company has been around for 180 years, was started before more than half the states joined the Union, survived the Civil War and two World Wars, but now faces one of its greatest challenges: paying the death tax. Owner Kevin Hancock counts himself among the six generations of … More

    Conservatives Deliver Ideas, Again, to President Obama

    If a casual observer were to watch President Barack Obama’s speech today to House Republicans, they might walk away thinking that the minority party hasn’t offered up any ideas to fix the problems that plague America. But if that casual observer stuck around for the questions and answers, they would … More

    Join Heritage for the State of the Union

    Tomorrow, join The Heritage Foundation as we discuss President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address. Here’s how you can be part of the debate: Chat Live on Facebook: Visit our Facebook Fan Page beginning at 8:30 p.m. EST for a live chat on our Facebook Wall to share your … More

    Video: Charles Krauthammer Speaks at Heritage on "The Age of Obama"

    Dr. Charles Krauthammer, who described President Barack Obama’s first 12 months in office as “the year of living fecklessly,” spoke at The Heritage Foundation last week on “The Age of Obama” and gave his views of the President’s first year of foreign policy. Watch his speech below and share your … More

    Politico: Is Scott Brown a "Game Changer" on Terrorism?

    In Senator-elect Scott Brown’s victory speech on Tuesday, he boldy stated that “our Constitution and laws exist to protect this nation – they do not grant rights and privileges to enemies in wartime … In dealing with terrorists, our tax dollars should pay for weapons to stop them, not lawyers … More

    Morning Bell: A Nothing Burger, A Fig Leaf, and a Commission On the Side

    From the President who brought you unaccountable, constitutionally-questionable czars comes the latest innovation in pass-the-buck leadership: a White House executive commission designed to solve the behemoth of a spending problem plaguing the federal government.  Members of Congress have described the commission as a “nothing burger,” a “fig leaf” and “something … More