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    A View from the Border

    How goes the battle for the border? Heritage Foundation Latin American specialist Ray Walser and I spent some time on the border at Laredo, Texas, with Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and the U.S. Border Patrol. Laredo is America’s largest inland port of entry. Last year, 1.64 million trucks passed through … More

    Chart of the Week: Taxing the Wealthy to Cover Future Deficits Won't Work

    Democrats on the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction last week floated a proposal that includes massive tax increases on wealthy Americans. While their plan would also include some cuts to entitlement programs, the tax-code changes make up a significant portion, according to press reports. The Los Angeles Times reported: … More

    New Poll Shows Obamacare Less Popular by the Day

    There’s more bad news for Obamacare. A new poll from the Kaiser Family Foundation shows that 51 percent of Americans have an unfavorable view of President Barack Obama’s signature health care law, while only 34 percent see it favorably. Kaiser reports that this is “a low point in Kaiser polls … More

    Exclusive Interview: Rep. Paul Ryan Blames Obama for Dividing America

    Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) is mighty disappointed with President Obama. The chairman of the House Budget Committee, who has bested Obama in head-to-head policy showdowns, blames the president for failing to outline a solution to the debt crisis while dividing America with talk of class warfare. Ryan’s speech at Heritage … More

    Super Committee Proposal: Tax Hikes Should Be a Nonstarter

    For months now the so-called super committee has been meeting in secret, tasked with delivering a budget-cutting (er… make that deficit-cutting) plan. Many have doubted they could actually reach their minimum target of $1.2 trillion in cuts. Few, if any, details had leaked—until today, when we learned that the Democrats … More

    Online Chat on Obamacare and Medicare Reform

    Click here to join us right now for our “Lunch with Heritage” chat with Health Policy Analyst Kate Nix. The Obama Administration recently said that part of Obamacare, the CLASS Act, would no longer go into effect. Also, in a speech at Heritage yesterday, Paul Ryan mentioned the need to reform … More

    What Is America? Hamilton and Reagan Got It

    What is America? What is this country fundamentally about? By and large, pundits and politicians on the right and the left don’t seem to get it. Some come close, but there is a widespread failure to explain why the Founders established this republic. On this date in history, two of … More

    Gutting the Military

    In his straightforward and scathing piece for today’s New York Post, Heritage senior fellow Peter Brookes discussed the devastating impact a sequestration of the defense budget would have on America’s military. If the congressional “super committee” cannot find $1.5 trillion in budget savings over the next 10 years by November … More

    Pushing Basket-Weaving College Loan Debt onto Working-Class Taxpayers

    President Obama’s “blame conservatives” rhetoric was on full display yesterday as he described his plan to provide relief to students overburdened by loan debt that they voluntarily assumed. “We can’t wait for Congress to do its job, so where they won’t act, I will,” Obama told a crowd of Denver college … More

    VIDEO: Rep. Paul Ryan on Saving the American Idea

    In a speech today at The Heritage Foundation, House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) spoke about Saving the American Idea. The full text transcript of his remarks as prepared for delivery are below: “Saving the American Idea: Rejecting Fear, Envy and the Politics of Division” Thank you so much, … More