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    Elizabeth Warren: Tax the Rich to Let Students Pay Off College Loans

    Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), a potential 2016 presidential candidate, says Congress should hike taxes on families and small businesses making more than $1 million, then use the tax revenue to let debt-ridden students refinance their college loans. Speaking at the Center for American Progress on Thursday, Warren outlined a plan which, … More

    Women’s Empowerment Starts with Economic Freedom

    Today is International Women’s Day, a celebration of women’s achievements and an opportunity to highlight the status of women around the world. International Women’s Day is not just about women, but it’s about the role men can and have played in championing gender equality. The role of men can be … More

    Latest Jones Act Fiasco Costs New Jersey Taxpayers $700,000

    A federal law called the Jones Act recently prevented New Jersey officials from treating dangerous roads with salt. Faced with a shortage of salt, state officials asked the federal government to let them transport salt on a foreign vessel in time to prepare for an approaching winter storm. Federal bureaucrats … More

    Some New Jobs Added in February, But Not Enough

      The best news in the February employment report is what it did not show: new signs of an economic slowdown. Both the December and January employment reports found weak job growth. The February report, however, showed moderate hiring. The payroll survey found employers added 175,000 net new jobs in … More

    Some Recovery: Two Million Fewer Americans Are Employed Than Were a Year Ago

    This is supposed to be the fifth year of an economic “recovery,” but the jobs numbers continue to badly underperform. In February, U.S. employers added 175,000 workers to their payrolls, but that’s still below the 200,000 to 250,000 a month we need to bring down the real unemployment rate and … More

    How Many Jobs Are Threatened by the EPA in YOUR District?

    The Obama Administration is trying to regulate Americans’ livelihoods away. Will Congress do anything to stop it? The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is pushing regulation of “greenhouse gases”—something even its own officials have admitted would have no noticeable impact on the climate. New Heritage research shows the devastating impact it … More

    A Quick Guide to Obama's 2015 Budget

    Yesterday, Heritage experts dove into President Obama’s new budget proposal. Check out our infographic to see just a few of the disturbing things they found. Read the Morning Bell and more en español every day at Heritage Libertad. Quick Hits: Don’t miss this: Heritage experts’ analysis of President Obama’s new … More

    Why Obama's Budget Should Be Dead On Arrival

    Barack Obama keeps saying that there isn’t a government program for every problem, but his new near-$4 trillion 2015 budget suggests just the opposite. There is more federal money here for everything from changing the planet’s temperature to green energy to transit systems to nowhere to expanded welfare state programs … More

    Only One of These Makes the Country Work

    The contrast could not be more stark. While President Obama releases his ideal budget for the year today—lauding government as the source of success in America—Heritage President Jim DeMint releases his new book about the individuals who are making this country work, one day at a time. “America’s greatness is … More

    U.S. Senators to Japan: Do as We Say, Not as We Do?

    A recently released letter from 18 U.S. Senators to U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman asked Japan to open its agricultural market to foreign exports in ongoing Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade negotiations: In previous trade negotiations, the United States requested and received full and comprehensive liberalization in the agricultural sector from … More