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    What the Department of Education's "82 Percent of Schools Are Failing" Statistic Really Tells Us

    According to the Obama Administration, the majority of the nation’s schools could be failing. In a statement to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce just over a week ago, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan said that under the current No Child Left Behind law, 82 percent of … More

    US Wealth and Innovation Drive Record Life Expectancy

    The Obama Administration attempts to justify its unprecedented torrent of regulation as necessary to protect Americans’ health and welfare. But new data on U.S. life expectancy certainly belie regulators’ seemingly incessant assertions that America is unfit for man and beast. Life expectancy at birth increased to a whopping 78.2 years … More

    Washington Education Policy: Making the Rules but Not Playing the Game

    At a House hearing Tuesday morning on the burden of federal intervention into American schools, Representative Mike Kelly (R–PA) referred to the federal government as “the people that are … making the rules but have never played the game.” Witnesses included three school administrators from various states along with Heritage … More

    President’s Assault on Regulation Rings Hollow

    Forget the War on Business. That’s so 2010. Say hello to the War on Regulation. At least that’s the message coming from the White House. The administration’s regulatory offensive began Jan. 18 with an opinion piece by the president in the Wall Street Journal. The op-ed coincided with a new … More

    The Facts on Rising Red Tape: A Response to The Washington Post

    Do regulatory costs matter? Not quite, according to the January 14 “Fact Checker” column on WashingtonPost.com. The column, by Glenn Kessler, criticizes Heritage’s recent “Red Tape Rising” report, which documented the growing cost of federal regulation in fiscal 2010. Noting that the study has been prominently cited by Rep. Darrell … More

    A Year of Regulatory Abuse: The 10 Worst New Rules of 2010

    The year 2010 will stand as a watershed in regulation. In all likelihood, government at every level imposed more dictates on more facets of citizens’ lives than ever before, from the timing of stock trades to the proper size of showerheads. Lawmakers and regulators construct complex cost–benefit calculations to justify … More

    VIDEO: Santa's Wish List for Washington

    Businesses are facing increasing uncertainty — temporary tax rates and burdensome regulations are just two of the factors slowing America’s economic recovery. Now even Kris Kringle is voicing concerns. Jolly Old Saint Nicolas is the star of a new video from Bankrupting America, a group that shines the light on … More

    New Data Counters Half-Baked Claims of Food Safety Crisis

    The incidence rate of food-borne illness in the United States is dramatically lower than previously estimated, according to findings reported Wednesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The new data thoroughly refute the misleading claims of alarmists advocating for vastly expanding federal regulation of the food supply. … More

    Talking Turkey About Food Safety

    More than any other day of the year, families by the millions will give thanks today for America’s abundant and affordable food supply. The impressive bounty on display contrasts sharply with claims that more stringent federal regulations are needed to ensure food safety. Despite the fact that America’s food supply … More

    Don't Mess With Texas; Learn From It

    While the United States struggles to escape a recession — and California is plagued with a massive fiscal crisis — there is one outlier posting big job growth numbers, all while keeping taxes low and government small: Texas. In a new study, the Texas Public Policy Foundation finds that though … More