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  • Did Obama Not Understand His Own Stimulus?

    President Obama triumphantly declared on July 1: “The Recovery Act was designed to make sure local school districts didn’t lay off teachers and firefighters and police officers. And its done its job.” Whether the stimulus has actually “done its job” is up for debate. But the release of a Government … More

    K-Lo to Young Conservatives: Make a Difference at Home

    National Review Online editor Kathryn Lopez, better known as K-Lo on The Corner, told a group of nearly 200 young conservatives that the greatest impact they can have on national politics is back home — spreading the message of freedom to their friends and neighbors both online and off. Lopez … More

    How Unions Will Manipulate Workers Using Card Check

    Liberals are introducing the misnamed Employee Free Choice Act today on Capitol Hill. The legislation would effectively eliminate workers’ rights to a secret ballot vote on joining a union. Heritage’s James Sherk has done extensive research on card check, including a new paper that outlines why the bill would create government-run … More

    Boudreaux: FDR's Policies Put the 'Great' in Great Depression

    George Mason University economics professor Don Boudreaux offered a grim assessment of the economic stimulus package that’s making its way through Capitol Hill, questioning President Barack Obama’s contention that government must do something. “Conventional wisdom in Washington is that we must do something regardless of how wise or prudent it … More

    A Jobs Plan That Will Work

    Sen. Jim DeMint (R-SC) spoke at Heritage today about his proposal to stimulate the economy. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ilUMb69SUWU[/youtube]

    Heritage Stimulus Plan Gets Plug at Economic Hearing

    Heritage’s Bill Beach testified at yesterday’s Economic Recovery Working Group hearing on Capitol Hill about an alternative to the misguided Keynesian stimulus package liberals in Congress are advocating. The hearing came a week after President-elect Barack Obama invited alternative suggestions for promoting economic growth. Obama’s openness to alternatives prompted Republican … More

    Why Spending Stimulus Plans Fail

    Heritage’s Brian Riedl appeared on C-SPAN’s “Washington Journal” this morning to debate Center for American Progress fellow James Kvaal about President-elect Barack Obama’s spending stimulus. Check out Riedl’s Wall Street Journal op-ed to understanding why government spending won’t stimulate the economy. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m9sHyQ_IRt4[/youtube]

    Introducing Rapid Response

    President-elect Barack Obama and liberal members of Congress are gearing up this week to make their case for an economic stimulus bill that costs upwards of $775 billion. Obama has said he wants to secure as many as 80 votes in the Senate in hopes of striking a bipartisan deal. … More

    Fred Thompson on Keynesianism: Do Your Part, Spend More Money

    Former Sen. Fred Thompson (R-TN) offers his blunt assessment of the $850 billion stimulus package that congressional liberals and President-elect Barack Obama have suggested to boost the economy. Thompson says this about the much-ballyhooed infrastructure spending: “My favorite stimulus idea is to give everybody who needs a job a shovel. … More

    Conservative Leader Paul Weyrich Dies; First to Lead Heritage

      Paul M. Weyrich, chairman and CEO of the Free Congress Foundation and first president of The Heritage Foundation, died this morning around 1 a.m. He was 66 years old. Weyrich was a good friend to many of us at Heritage, a true leader and a man of unbending principle. … More