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    In the Green Room: Dr. Norm Thurston, Utah's Free Market Health Reform Architect

    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l5-BoR9hAvQ[/youtube] Dr. Norm Thurston is doing something extraordinary: he’s implementing consumer-driven health care fixes in Utah. When many employers recently started dropping health benefits the state reacted with reforms that make costs predictable for both employers and consumers. Predictability depends on accurate information for all sides. The Utah Health Exchange makes … More

    In the Green Room: Bill Kristol On the Big Story of Obamacare

    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JPlzV8BZdlw[/youtube] A poll released today by the Washington Post appears to indicate support for a public option is rising. They claim a 2% bump in the last month means the public option has therefore “rebounded from its summertime lows and wins clear majority support from the public.” Inventive headlines aside, this poll actually indicates that … More

    In the Green Room: FCC Commissioner Robert McDowell on Neutering the Net

    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2DhabZ2N8U8[/youtube] FCC Commissioner McDowell recently spoke at Heritage’s Blogger Briefing and then sat down with the Foundry to discuss the ongoing process to add unnecessary regulation across the entire internet. The complicated proposed rules for the new medium are an old story of regulation: It does put government in the … More

    In the Green Room: Prof. James Tooley on Education Reform for the World's Poor and the US

    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5cqWuVb7FNc[/youtube] “Be bold,” says James Tooley when you want education reform. He’d know. For the last decade the Newcastle University Professor has been traveling throughout the world’s poorest regions studying systems of education. What he’s discovered may be surprising. In the poorest countries on earth, parents are choosing private schools because … More

    In the Green Room: Gov. Jeb Bush on Obama's Worst Decision

    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jOthXdxJbxc[/youtube] Yesterday, Governor Jeb Bush praised President Obama for ‘being on the right track’ regarding education reform. We think there’s room for improvement when it comes to President Obama’s education stance, although he has promised to ‘use what works’ when considering reforms. However, if the President was true to his word … More

    In the Green Room: Amb. Kurt Volker on NATO and Afghanistan

    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ahd-hJYF5ls[/youtube] “We have to decide to win [in Afghanistan],” said Ambassador Volker last week at the Heritage Foundation. He was quoting former Spanish President José Maria Aznar in the meeting they just had with Heritage officials, but the U.S.’s 19th Permanent Representative to NATO and Senior Fellow and Managing Director … More

    In the Green Room: President José Maria Aznar on the 'Atlantic Link'

    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p0Tgl-elpxg[/youtube] President Obama speaks glowingly of ‘inextricable links’ between the world’s countries, forgetting sometimes, however, which links are truly inextricable: America’s alliance with Europe. Commenting last week on this alliance during a visit to Heritage, former Spanish President José Maria Aznar said: It’s necessary in my view to bring forth this … More

    In the Green Room: David Goldhill on How American Health Care Killed His Father

    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vvHPTq3L4Y4[/youtube] David Goldhill is President and CEO of the Game Show Network and has run numerous businesses during his career. When his father died of  a hospital-borne infection two years ago he began researching the entire U.S. health care system, analyzing it with the keen eye of a businessman. What he learned … More

    In the Green Room: Former Spanish President José Maria Aznar

    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rctFga8CfdM[/youtube] En este vídeo, el ex Primer Ministro de España platica con la Fundacion Heritage acerca de la importancia de las próximas elecciones hondureñas; el conflicto en Afganistan y por ultimo, la opinión que tienen los Europeos acerca del Presidente Obama y nuestro gobierno estadounidense.

    In the Green Room: Virginia Walden Ford on Sept. 30th DC School Choice Rally

    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=axB-E9PCGXM[/youtube] Heritage’s weekly Blogger Briefing heard an emotional plea for the continuation of D.C. school vouchers, a recently scuttled federal program which provided scholarships of up to $7,500 for more than 1,700 low-income children in D.C. to attend a safe and effective private school of their choice. Virginia Walden Ford, executive … More