• The Heritage Network
    • Resize:
    • A
    • A
    • A
  • Donate
  • executive order

    A Cybersecurity Executive Order Could Harm Security

    With reports of a draft executive order on cybersecurity being circulated, it now seems likely that President Obama will go forward with this flawed approach. The peculiar thing is that the order does not seem to add anything new. If that is true, why is the President expending political capital … More

    Executive Orders in Cybersecurity Result in Incomplete and Empty Solutions

    Over the weekend, a draft of a cybersecurity executive order was shown to members of the press. Leaked reports of secretive decision making are what the U.S. gets when the President decides to ignore the democratic process and implement rules by executive fiat. The U.S. also gets policies that are … More

    A Cybersecurity Executive Fiat Is a Very Bad Idea

    There are reports circulating that the White House has drafted an executive order to implement cybersecurity regulations. Congress—the representatives of the people— could not come to a sufficient level of agreement needed by the Constitution to pass the Cybersecurity Act of 2012. Now, a few Senators say they know better … More

    President Obama, Chief Investor: Leave Energy Upgrades to the Businesses

    Reading President Obama’s latest Executive Order (EO) on industrial energy efficiency, one would think American companies were not interested in saving money and gaining a competitive advantage: While our manufacturing facilities have made progress in becoming more energy efficient over the past several decades, there is an opportunity to accelerate … More

    Washington in a Flash: Polls Open in Wisconsin for Recall Elections

    Wisconsinites are headed to the polls to cast their votes in the Wisconsin recall elections. The recall campaigns — against six Republicans today and against two Democratic state senators next week — have gained national attention. They stem from the fierce standoff between the Legislature earlier in the year. The … More

    VIDEO: No Transparency on Obama's Political Donations Executive Order

    How’s this for transparency in the White House? Last week, the House joint Oversight and Small Business Committee held a hearing on a proposed Obama Executive Order mandating the disclosure of political donations by government contractors. The Committee questioned White House aide Daniel Gordon on the Order. His response? He … More

    Is Obama Circumventing Congress to Restrict Political Speech?

    Is President Barack Obama trying to perform an end-run around Congress in order to implement restrictions on political speech? It’s a question that 27 senators put to President Obama in a letter this week in which they urged him to reconsider a draft executive order (EO) that would require government contractors … More

    Senators Ask White House to Abandon Executive Order Limiting Political Speech

    A group of senators is urging President Obama to reconsider a draft executive order to require would-be government contractors to disclose political contributions. Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME), ranking member on the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, and Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (KY) yesterday sent a letter signed by … More

    A Toothless Commission On Spending Is No Substitute for True Leadership

    The recent debt limit increase passed by Congress has sparked a national debate on how to adequately reverse out-of-control federal spending. After much congressional hand-wringing recently over what budget process reform to attach to the must-pass increase in the debt ceiling, support for a bipartisan commission crafted by Senate Budget … More

    Morning Bell: White House Fecklessness on Spending Exposed

    President Bush may have promised to veto any spending bill that does not cut the number and cost of earmarks in half, but as commentators were quick to point out, since Democrats are planning on holding back spending bills till the next President takes office, the threat is virtually worthless. … More