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    The Founders and Redistribution of Wealth

    We’ve heard a lot lately about “redistribution of wealth.” What would the American Founders think? Property rights provide the foundation of prosperity. As Americans, we’re accustomed to a revolutionary guarantee that we may labor, earn wages and acquire property — and rest assured that what we earn and acquire will … More

    The End of a Free Trade Era?

    If you support free markets, Mary Anastasia O’Grady’s Wall Street Journal op-ed makes for frightening reading: The U.S. hasn’t elected a genuinely protectionist president since Herbert Hoover, and for most of the last 80 years a rough bipartisan consensus has held that free trade is in the American national interest. … More

    Morning Bell: They Left Out the Socialized Medicine Part

    The Washington Post has a lengthy front-page story today on Barack Obama’s health care plan, which the newspaper admits contains “profound — and controversial — changes.” The Post tries to compare the Obama plan to Massachusetts’ 2006 health care legislation, asserting the only difference between the two is the individual … More

    Heritage Calls on Obama to Pull False Ads

    The Heritage Foundation today asked Barack Obama to immediately pull two ads that misrepresent the views of Heritage’s Rea Hederman. The campaign has released a 30-second TV ad with false information and repeats it on the campaign website. The following letter was sent by Heritage lawyer Alan P. Dye to … More

    Fairness Doctrine Is Just the Beginning

    As Reason‘s Jesse Walker notes, the Barack Obama campaign has publicly promised not to reimpose the Fairness Doctrine on broadcaster. We look forward to helping make sure Obama keeps that promise. Unfortunately, the Fairness Doctrine is just the beginning of Obama’s speech regulating agenda: There’s a host of other broadcast … More

    Obama Donor Approved Search of Joe's Records

    According to the Columbus Dispatch, Ohio’s inspector general is investigating why a state agency director approved checking the state child-support computer system for information on “Joe the Plumber.” The Dispatch reports: Helen Jones-Kelly, director of the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, confirmed today that she OK’d the check … More

    It Depends On What Your Definition of Radical Is

    Heritage Senior Legal Fellow and former Barack Obama student Robert Alt weighs in on the just unearthed 2001 Barack Obama “redistribution of wealth” radio interview. As with most of Obama’s public comments, his remarks in the interview were measured. In discussion of the high court’s liberal heyday under Chief Justice … More

    Morning Bell: Obamanomics Is Already Here

    Somewhere between 75% and 85% of Americans believe the United States is on the wrong track. And if the polls are any indication, Democrats will be elected in large numbers promising a stark “change” in policy. But Americans are in for a rude awakening: Much of the economic stimulus ideas … More

    Morning Bell: First They Came for Joe

    On Sunday, Oct. 12, Joe Wurzelbacher was playing football in his front yard with his son Joey when Barack Obama made an unscheduled stop to ask voters for their support in his neighborhood. Wurzelbacher took the opportunity to be a good citizen, and questioned the candidate about his tax policies. … More

    Different Tax Plans, Different Futures

    It looks more and more like Joe the Plumber was on to something about taxes, though you wouldn’t know if from most of the polls and media. The Heritage Foundation has the details in our new study: If a President McCain got his way on tax reform, Americans could expect … More