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    The Building Blocks of “You Didn’t Build That”

    Tuesday is “We Built This” night at the Republican National Convention. “The GOP is turning what some see as a presidential slight aimed at business owners and entrepreneurs into a theme,” reports Fox News. That slight, of course, was contained in some off-the-prompter remarks President Obama made during a speech … More

    Sequestration Hits Close to Home: Defense Support to Civil Authorities in Danger

    The Heritage Foundation hosted its Homeland Security 2012 Conference on Wednesday. Several distinguished speakers warned that defense disaster response support to civil authorities is threatened by sequestration. The conference contributors included the Honorable Paul N. Stockton, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Homeland Defense and Americas’ Security Affairs; Vice Admiral Harvey … More

    Sequestration: White House Sounds the Alarm

    Administration officials recently spoke publicly for the first time about specifically how sequestration would undermine military readiness. Testifying before the House Armed Services Committee, Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton Carter and acting director of the Office of Management and Budget Jeffrey Zients argued that “sequestration would be devastating” to the Defense … More

    White House Won't Disclose Cost of Obama's Promotional Videos

    The White House is being very tight-lipped about a staffer who produces videos designed to paint President Obama and his policies in a positive light. Observers note that the videos advance some key themes of the president’s reelection campaign. Both individuals who have worked as the White House’s official videographer … More

    Cybersecurity Laws Shouldn’t Be Made by Executive Fiat

    Last Friday, Heritage’s Steve Bucci wrote a piece on the defeat of the cybersecurity legislation in the Senate and called for President Obama to respect the will of the people’s duly elected representatives. However, President Obama seems to have missed that blog, since over the weekend, White House press secretary … More

    Welfare Work Requirements Respect Human Dignity

    The Obama Administration has effectively gutted the work requirements of the bipartisan welfare reforms of 1996. In doing so, it is trampling on the central policy that made welfare reform work. The lesson for policymakers from those reforms was that good principles, good policy, and good results go hand in … More

    Book: Obama Had Ulterior Motive for Economic Stimulus

    A new book out later this month paints a vastly different picture of President Obama’s economic stimulus than the one he sold to the American people upon taking office in 2009. Time senior correspondent Mike Grunwald, a self-proclaimed “Recovery Act cheerleader,” argues in “The NEW New Deal: The Hidden Story of Change in … More

    Another Temporary Budget Deal: Don’t Blame a “Broken” Process

    The stopgap spending agreement reached by House and Senate leaders may be the only way Congress will escape a post-election “lame duck” showdown over funding government agencies. It also presumably helps clear the agenda so Congress can focus on Taxmageddon and the scheduled defense-devastating sequestration—two other major fiscal problems lawmakers … More

    Online Chat on Fast and Furious - LIVE NOW

    Fast and Furious is a very serious scandal facing the Obama Administration and, more specifically, The Department of Justice and Attorney General Eric Holder. Click here to join us right now for our “Lunch with Heritage” chat. We are joined by Heritage’s John Malcolm and he is taking your questions about … More

    Budget Battle Made Simple

    Understanding what Washington is up to is as simple as one-two-three: 1. Unacceptable Choices Under President Obama’s leadership, Americans have been presented two unacceptable choices. For Washington to continue to pay its bills under the limitations of the Budget Control Act of 2011 (BCA), which the President signed into law, … More