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    Obama Silent on Reforming Medicare Payments

    In his optimistic State of the Union assessment of health care challenges, President Obama failed to mention one dire prospect: the 24-percent pay cut Medicare physicians will face March 31 if Congress doesn’t act.  The sharp decrease in reimbursement is set to be imposed by a complicated formula called the … More

    This Once-Prosperous American City Went Bankrupt. Who's to Blame?

    Detroit, once a booming metropolis with a strong economy and strong society, declared bankruptcy last July. After 50 years of electing Democratic mayors, the city now has a state-appointed emergency manager overseeing its financial operations. What happened to this once-great American city? Detroit’s problems stem from years of failed liberal … More

    What Congress Did While You Were Talking About the State of the Union

    Congress is very fond of two things: throwing a bunch of stuff into one bill and rushing bills through while Americans are focused on other news. While people were talking about the State of the Union, they’ve done it again with the $1 trillion farm bill. The “farm bill” passed … More

    Cruz Blasts Obama's Use of Executive Orders

    During last night’s State of the Union address, President Barack Obama stated that he would try to work with Congress, but would go around lawmakers if he needed to. It was a constant theme of his speech, mentioning it several times throughout the night, such as when he said: We’ll … More

    Q&A: What Is This “myRA” Retirement Account Obama Announced?

    In his State of the Union address, President Obama announced a new type of retirement savings account he wanted the Treasury to create. He signed the executive order today. We asked Romina Boccia, Heritage’s Grover M. Hermann Fellow in Federal Budgetary Affairs, what this is all about. — Amy Payne … More

    Lawmaker On Her Down Syndrome Son: ‘We See All The Things He Can Do, Not Those He Can’t’

    In her response to the State of the Union last night, Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) took time to mention her 6-year-old son, Cole, who has Down Syndrome. McMorris Rodgers, chairwoman of the House Republican Conference, also commented on her two daughters, including Brynn, who was born just two months … More

    2nd Vote: The Conservative Way to Shop

    It’s now national news that Starbucks supports progressive policies and Chick-fil-a is the conservative chicken of choice. But what about the other places you shop? Well now there’s 2nd Vote, a new app that scores hundreds of businesses based on their political views and donations. Each company is scored on … More