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    In the Green Room: Gov. Haley Barbour (R-MS)

    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=esQTK-oSZXw[/youtube] In 2004 Governor Barbour passed comprehensive tort reform legislation in Mississippi. The state’s notorious reputation for “jackpot justice” has never recovered. In a recent op-ed Barbour wrote: The number of medical liability lawsuits against Mississippi doctors fell almost ninety percent one year after tort reform went into effect. Doctors … More

    Heritage-POLITICO Live Web Chat With Robert Alt

    Live reader chat with Robert Alt on Sotomayor and the Court

    Health Care Co-ops: What's Inside the Box?

    Last month, Senator Kent Conrad (D-ND) suggested that maybe some form of “consumer cooperative” might be a politically acceptable alternative to the “competing public plan” idea. Since then, growing opposition to the “public plan” has fueled growing interest among Sen. Conrad’s colleagues in his “co-op” idea. However, as with the … More

    In the Green Room: Rep. Camp

    Rep. Dave Camp came to Heritage’s weekly bloggers briefing today. He made specific recommendations for health care reform that leaves the individual in charge and actually reduces costs without raising taxes. “80% of Americans have health care, and they don’t want to see it change in a fundamental way,” he said, … More

    Sen. John McCain Speaks at Heritage on Generational Theft

    Almost Mythical

    In an exhaustive profile piece on former Speaker Newt Gingrich this weekend, the New York Times Magazine had some very nice, even gushing, words for Heritage.  We always appreciate new friends! And several blocks from the Capitol stands the beast of them all, the almost mythical Heritage Foundation, with its … More

    Video: An Alternative to Obama's Economic Stimulus Plan

    Bill Beach, director of Heritage’s Center for Data Analysis, explains that aggressive tax relief would create or protect 3 million jobs between 2009-2011.  [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z7TBbOr6BWA[/youtube]  Further reading: Any Stimulus Legislation Must Include Budget Reforms to Address Long-Term Challenges Economic Recovery: How Best to End the Recession Economic Stimulus: Dos and Don’ts

    Video: Bill Beach on Bloomberg Debating the Stimulus

    Bill Beach recently appeared on Bloomberg TV to debate with Will Straw from the Center For American Progress on what should be done with the new Stimulus bill. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uwbcMUcaZ_w[/youtube] For more information on the Stimulus bill, visit our new “Rapid Response” page on the Economic Stimulus

    Video: This Week in Washington Dec. 8-12

    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cyPQ5ARVzOo[/youtube] Automakers or on the Hill this week making their case for a taxpayer sponsored bailout bill. Heritage’s James Sherk wrote a paper on why Bankruptcy would be the best option by allowing them to reorganize. The new 621 Million Dollar Capitol Visitor Center opened last week and it gives a one-sided, … More

    Video: Bankruptcy, Not a Bailout, Is a Better Option for Automakers

    Heritage Senior Research Fellow James Gattuso explains what happens when bankruptcy is declared and why it is a better option for Detroit Automakers [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6wKGODqsZ2o[/youtube]