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  • Only Independent Commission Can Investigate Financial Mess

    If our country is going learn anything from the financial meltdown, there’s only one way to do it. Heritage’s Dave Mason says the Bush administration should appoint an independent commission to aid Congress before it rushes to legislate. Lawmakers simply can’t be trusted. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n0PQ_9lpBwU[/youtube]

    Heritage Debuts on Pajamas TV

    This fall Pajamas Media launched a new venture called Pajamas TV. Anticipating growth in online video and Internet TV, Pajamas recruited some of the country’s top bloggers to serve as on-air hosts, including Michelle Malkin, Glenn Reynolds of Instapundit, Hugh Hewitt of Townhall, Charles Johnson of Little Green Footballs and … More

    ACORN Received $31 Million in Government Funding Since 1998

    House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) is asking President Bush to immediately block all federal funding for the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) until the FBI completes its multiple investigations of the group’s suspected voter registration fraud. Boehner said his office has identified more than $31 million … More

    Congress Considers Another Stimulus to Boost Economy

    With the endorsement of Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke and lukewarm support from the White House, Congress appears intent on passing another economic stimulus bill, but before lawmakers rush back to Washington after Election Day, they ought to consider the differences between a good measure that helps the economy and … More

    Video: Comparing the Obama and McCain Tax Plans

    Joe the Plumber helped reshape the presidential debate around the issue of taxes. So how do the two candidates’ proposals compare? What plan is better for the economy and job creation? Rea Hederman, senior policy analyst and assistant director of Heritage’s Center for Data Analysis, explains the differences between Barack … More

    Grading the Nation's Governors

    West Virginia Gov. Joe Manchin received an “A” from Cato. (Newscom) The Cato Institute released its ninth biennial fiscal report card on the nation’s governors yesterday, and topping the list with “A” grade were Charlie Crist of Florida, Mark Sanford of South Carolina, and Joe Manchin of West Virginia. Cato … More

    What Should Congress Do to Help the Economy?

    Following the testimony this morning of Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke, the House Budget Committee turned to three economists for their recommendations. Bill Beach, director of Heritage’s Center for Data Analysis, outlined his views on crafting a long-term, pro-growth economic policy. Here’s video of his opening statement: [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LIfVkAL55ck[/youtube]

    The Annotated Presidential Debate

    Over the course of three presidential debates, John McCain and Barack Obama have tackled many policy issues — but often in the form of sound bites without much context or detail. Enter a project called VoterWatch. By making it easy to annotate video with its interactive media player, VoterWatch allows … More

    Joe the Plumber's $10K Tax Hike

    Courtesy of William Warren, Americans for Limited Government Americans for Tax Reform has run the numbers for Joe Wurzelbacher. Under the tax plan offered by Barack Obama, the country’s most famous plumber would pay $10,000 more in taxes. Here’s the breakdown: Current Law: Under current law, Joe faces a self-employment … More

    Opposition to Card Check Mounts

    USA Today, the country’s largest newspaper, came out firmly against the Employee Free Choice Act today, concluding the legislation known as “card check” would undermine democratic principles. Heritage has written extensively on the legislation, most recently criticizing the measure for eliminating the secret ballot for union organization. USA Today didn’t … More