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    Till Debt Do We Part

    The GOP’s capitulation on the debt ceiling bill this week calls to mind the famous line from Macbeth about misdeeds: “If it were done when ’tis done, then ’twere well/It were done quickly.” Well, the House completed its dirty deed quickly – but that’s about all that was good about … More

    If Only a Snow Shovel Could Dig Us Out of This

    Thanks to Congress, the U.S. now doesn’t have a debt limit for the next year. Let two Heritage experts put this into perspective. “President Obama, after less than five years in office, has already increased the debt limit by more than any other president in U.S. history, including President George … More

    Sodium in FDA’s Sights

    The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) wants to be America’s nutritionist and control what we eat. Last November, the agency published a proposal to ban artificial trans fat—an unprecedented intrusion into food choices. The FDA also has sodium in its sights, specifically sodium added to food. The agency’s Center for … More

    Obama's War on Work

    The cleverest spin to come from the Left these days has been that not working—or working less—is a great thing for Americans. A recent Congressional Budget Office revealed that there will be the equivalent of 2.3 million fewer workers joining the labor market over the next decade as a direct … More

    Workers at Volkswagen Plant Resist Unionization

    Volkswagen Team Member Testimonials from Otto Worker on Vimeo. More than 1,550 workers at a Volkswagen manufacturing plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee will begin voting today to decide whether they will join the United Auto Workers union for representation through a works council. Meanwhile, the National Labor Relations Board three-day election … More

    Congress Is Giving Obama a Blank Check

    Remember all those debt limit fights? Well, apparently Congress got tired of fighting. So now they’re working toward doing away with the debt limit altogether. In recent years, conservatives fought to get at least some spending cuts, to begin putting the budget on a path to balance—after all, raising the … More

    USDA’s New Climate Hubs Repackage Old Micromanagement

    Everything old is new again when it comes to federal agriculture policy. The federal condescension that has become characteristic of many a farm bill’s agriculture programs has found new expression in the Obama Administration’s Climate Action Plan outreach to farmers. Last week, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced the … More

    SEC Crowdfunding Rules Need Work

    “Going public” now costs a company about $2.5 million. This money is spent on lawyers, accountants, and other expenses to meet the registration requirements of the Securities Act. Moreover, it costs more than $1 million annually to remain public. Any company issuing stock is subject to these burdensome requirements unless … More

    Stuck in Congressional "Groundhog Day"

    In the movie “Groundhog Day,” Bill Murray wakes up again and again to find that he is stuck in the same day. This happens multiple times a year now with Congress on the debt limit, which we just hit again on Saturday. >>> Check Out: The Debt Ceiling Returns as … More

    Why Unemployment is High in Parts of Michigan

    Bruce Los, vice president of Gentex Corp., a $1.2 billion manufacturing company located in tiny Zeeland, Mich. (population 5,508), often hosts executives from foreign auto companies like BMW, Nissan and Toyota  With 4,000 employees and a state-of-the-art facility, Gentex makes some of the world’s most advanced rearview mirrors, with camera-based driver … More