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    Christie Stresses the Virtues of Limited Government

    Actual winds as well as political winds – not to mention snow – made for a solemn mood as New Jersey Governor Chris Christie was sworn in for a second term. But the Republican presidential contender sounded themes of hope, unity, decisiveness and Jersey resilience in his 18-minute inaugural address … More

    New Jersey, Virginia Exit Polls: Majority Oppose Obamacare

    There was one clear loser on Election Day: Obamacare. President Obama’s unfair, unaffordable, and unworkable law is a disaster for America. And a majority of voters in New Jersey and Virginia agree. Both states held gubernatorial elections Tuesday. According to exit polls from CNN, voters who showed up don’t like … More

    Watch This Weekend: Jim DeMint on "Fox News Sunday"

    This weekend, Heritage Foundation President Jim DeMint will appear on “Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace” to review the week’s top news stories. Appearing with DeMint on the panel will be Bill Kristol from the Weekly Standard, Howard Kurtz from “Fox News Watch,” and Juan Williams, a Fox News policy … More

    Morning Bell: Uproar Over Bloated Sandy Aid Package

    Leaders from New Jersey and New York blew up yesterday after House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) postponed a vote on an aid package related to Hurricane Sandy. But the bill is so loaded with pork projects that these officials should consider directing their anger at the Obama Administration, which is … More

    Debate over FEMA Disaster Aid: Federal vs. State and Local

    A New York Times editorial published in the midst of Hurricane Sandy’s devastation has received a good deal of attention. The article argued that “A Big Storm Requires Big Government,” politicizing and distorting calls for reform of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). A response by The Wall Street Journal, … More

    Morning Bell: Bracing for Hurricane Sandy

    Hurricane Sandy is battering the East Coast this morning, expected to wreak havoc for millions of people from the Mid-Atlantic to northern New England. Our thoughts and prayers are with those who are affected by the storm. Please take care and be safe. Because of Sandy’s timing this late in October, … More

    NJ’s Christie Signs Teacher Tenure Reform into Law

    Legislators in New Jersey recently dealt a heavy blow to the oldest teacher tenure law in the nation. State Senator Teresa Ruiz (D–Essex) spent two years drafting a bill to reform the 103-year-old teacher tenure law and tie teacher job security to student performance. And now her bill is becoming … More

    Governors Call for Teacher Tenure Reform, School Choice

    As the new year unfolds, governors are beginning to outline their education plans for 2012. Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell (R) called for changes to teacher tenure in his State of the Commonwealth speech: Our teachers are well educated and motivated professionals who deserve to be treated as such. Just like … More

    Top 10 Reads: Sept. 30, 2011

    Catching you up on clips, commentary and news of the day. Sign up for the daily email update from Scribe. Leave Google Alone – Bob Barr, The Daily Caller Obama jobs plan: More bureacrats – The Washington Times Warren Buffett Does Not Endorse White House’s “Buffett Rule” –  Real Clear … More

    Why the Unions Are Really Protesting

    In the name of balancing his state’s budget, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) has taken a strong stand against union bargaining privileges, braving weeks of protest and relying on the Republican majority in the state legislature to eventually override the 14 Democratic state senators who retreated to Illinois to dodge … More