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    The Real War on Women: Abusing Basic Human Rights

    Liberals have declared that there is a “war on women” in the United States but is that really true? A little bit of international perspective on women’s rights goes a long way.  The truth is this: there is a war on women in the world – and here’s what it … More

    Obamacare's Second Anniversary: No Gift for Seniors

    This week will mark Obamacare’s second birthday, but there’s little reason to celebrate. Throughout the week, Obamacare advocates will be emphasizing the law’s supposed benefits on specific groups of Americans, but as Heritage’s research over the past two years has shown, Obamacare harms Americans—even the groups showcased by the left. … More

    Chart of the Week: Obama Tops Bush With More, Costlier Major Regulations

    President Obama famously declared in this year’s State of the Union: “I’ve approved fewer regulations in the first three years of my presidency than my Republican predecessor did in his.” Heritage’s James Gattuso and Diane Katz have run the numbers. And Obama shouldn’t be bragging. Obama’s comparison encompassed all regulations, including … More

    Scribecast: Voter ID Proponents Launch Counteroffensive Against DOJ

    U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder is currently blocking implementation of voter ID laws in South Carolina and Texas. It’s the latest battle in the fight for voter integrity at the ballot box and the reason two supporters of voter ID are launching a robust defense the laws. “We believe this … More

    More to the Story on Nuclear Power and Cheap Natural Gas

    Two major financial news publications, the Economist and The Wall Street Journal, published major articles in the past week arguing that the American nuclear renaissance has ended before it ever really began. While the articles differ slightly in their presentation, the basic common thread is that new nuclear power cannot … More

    CBO Shows Obama's Budget Produces More Staggering Spending and Debt

    The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) estimate of the President’s budget reveals a reckless fiscal plan that shirks the spending cuts in the Budget Control Act and increases spending by more than $1 trillion over the next 10 years. It confirms that Obama is the first President to preside over four … More

    Releasing Oil from SPR Still Not a Good Idea

    Reuters reported that President Obama and Prime Minister David Cameron discussed jointly releasing oil from emergency reserves. Although the White House denied the report, releasing oil from our nation’s Strategic Petroleum Reserve is still not a good idea. The Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR), managed by the Department of Energy (DOE), … More

    The Millionaire Surtax: Back from the Dead?

    The “millionaire surtax” is the Michael Meyers of bad tax policy. Like the villain in the Halloween movie franchise, it keeps rising from the dead. Just as the writers of the infamous horror movies keep coming up with more preposterous ways to revive Mr. Meyers, the surtax keeps coming back … More

    Senators Urge IRS to Leave Politics Out of Tea Party Inquiries

    A dozen U.S. senators sent a stern warning to the Internal Revenue Service yesterday: Don’t let politics play a role in recent inquiries of Tea Party organizations. In the past few months, the IRS sent detailed questionnaires to organizations in Kentucky, Ohio, Tennessee and Texas asking about their political activities. Many … More

    New Crime, More Time: Are You A Foreign Outlaw?

    As part of an ongoing series, Heritage’s Center for Legal and Judicial Studies identifies a “Bill of the Week” which impacts overcriminalization in America. Not every Bill of the Week represents an unwise policy judgment.  This week we celebrate a bill entitled “The Freedom from Over-Criminalization and Unjust Seizures Act … More