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    Is Capitalism Good for You?

    Most politicians and political commentators insist that this year’s election rests on economic concerns, not “social values” (contraception, abortion, gay marriage, and the like). But in America’s free market system, economics and values are in fact closely joined. Not only is capitalism the most successful system for generating wealth, but … More

    Obamacare Knows Best?

    In a recent Wall Street Journal article, Scott Gottlieb, a physician and resident fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, highlights how one group, the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF), will have power over what Americans’ health care plans will and will not include. Under Obamacare, the recommendations made … More

    In the Green Room: Senator Lamar Alexander on the Wind Energy 'Scam'

    Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN) is the ranking Republican on the Appropriations subcommittee dealing with environmental issues. He is currently working to end subsidies for wind power, an energy source that he dubs “a scam.” “We don’t have the money” to continue the subsidies, Alexander told Heritage in our latest segment … More

    Clean Energy Standard: Another Energy Tax in Disguise

    When are we going to be honest about the impact of “clean energy” standards, renewable energy standards, cap and trade, and all the other policies to cut energy use under the guise of helping future generations? These policies are not things we do for our grandchildren; they are things we … More

    Apple, the iPad, and Real Entrepreneurship

    Today, Apple announced the long awaited revamp of its blockbuster iPad tablet computing device, and experts are speculating on the impact the product will have on the “post-pc” world. One impact we know already is how Apple has generated new employment opportunities in the U.S. economy. As liberals in Washington … More

    The 10 Terrible Provisions of Obamacare You May Not Have Heard Of

    Obamacare includes such a variety and volume of negative policies that it’s hard to keep track of them all. Here is a list of 10 terrible provisions that every American should be aware of: It increases taxes on families earning over $250,000. In 2013, the employee portion of the Medicare … More

    Obama Cuts FHA Fees, Taxpayer Bailout Looms

    President Obama has announced that he ordered the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) to cut in half the fee paid by homeowners whose mortgages the agency guarantees. The good news is that this reduction will save those homeowners who are able to refinance their homes about $1,000 annually. The Administration says … More

    CBO Debunks Myth That Tax Code Favors Oil Over Renewables

    Environmental activists and liberal politicians are fond of bemoaning the supposedly disproportionate tax benefits that go to the fossil fuel industry compared to its renewable energy competitors. The president specifically has made “ending tax breaks for oil companies” a pillar of his paltry efforts to reduce the federal deficit. But … More

    McCain Calls for Air Strikes on Syria

    Senator John McCain (R–AZ) yesterday called for a U.S. military intervention in Syria that would include air strikes on Syrian government forces to protect the Syrian people. McCain said that “Providing military assistance to the Free Syrian Army and other opposition groups is necessary, but at this late hour, that … More

    CBO: Federal Accounting Understates Cost of Credit Programs

    According to the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO), measurements of the budget impact of federal credit do not adequately address the risks involved, and may, in some cases, dramatically understate the costs of those programs. Under the current system, federal accounting practices do not “fully incorporate the cost of market … More