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    Harvard Students Channel 'Occupy' Movement, Protest Economics Class

    Protests that began on Wall Street and spread to cities across America have now reached the pristine halls of Harvard. That’s right, the country’s oldest university is experiencing walkouts by students sympathizing with the “Occupy” movement. The source of their frustration: Students don’t like the content presented in an introductory … More

    Senator Lieberman Grades President Obama on His Foreign Policy

    Senator Joe Lieberman (I-CT) visited Heritage this week to give the annual B.C. Lee lecture, focusing on the importance of American leadership in the Asia-Pacific region. After his speech, he sat down with us for a wide-ranging interview. When asked about President Obama’s handling of foreign policy, Lieberman described his … More

    Hutchison: Measure to Block Internet Regulation Is a Jobs Bill

    The Senate is slated to take up a resolution of disapproval next week that would prevent the Federal Communications Commission from regulating the Internet. With the economy still dominating the national political agenda, Senate Republicans are pointing to the measure’s expected impact on job growth. Net Neutrality regulations, explained Sen. … More

    Pelosi: South Carolina Boeing Plant Should Unionize or Shut Down

    In an interview late last week, House Minority Leaeder Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) told CNBC that Boeing should either unionize its production facilities in South Carolina, or shut them down entirely. “Do you think it’s right that Boeing has to close down that plant in South Carolina because it’s non union?” … More

    'A White House Free of Scandal'? Not So Much

    Bloomberg columnist Jonathan Alter really missed the mark last week with a commentary singing the praises of “The Obama Miracle, a White House Free of Scandal”, as the headline stated. Alter’s limited discussion of a couple of the scandals that have plagued the administration comes up short, while a laundry … More

    American Sovereignty Under Attack: The Threat of Global Governance

    The conflict between global governance and U.S. constitutional democracy is the subject of a new book by John Fonte, who visited Heritage last week to talk about the numerous and well-funded efforts to undermine American sovereignty. The book, “Sovereignty or Submission,” chronicles in details the global governance movement. Fonte, a … More

    White House Won't Say If It Will Comply With Solyndra Subpoena

    The White House will not say whether it will comply with a subpoena from a House committee related to its involvement in the Solyndra scandal. Instead, the administration has opted to open its own investigation into the loan program that backed the defunct solar company – though that investigation will … 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

    Job Creators Call for Bold Solutions on Tax Reform, Deficit Reduction

    Washington politicians talk a good game when it comes to job creation. But when it comes to actually doing something, they’ve been unable to provide long-term stability on tax policy and reassure business leaders they’re serious about deficit reduction. The result is a cloudy economic climate that has left businesses … 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