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    State of Union Disregards Economic Freedom

    The Los Angeles Rams announced they were moving to St Louis. President Clinton gave Mexico $20 billion to bail out the peso. Baywatch babe Pamela Anderson married rock-n-roll bad boy Tommy Lee. And, the Index of Economic Freedom made its debut. It was 1995. This month, the Wall Street Journal … More

    Deep Distrust of the Government is American Norm

    No one tests the historic optimism of the American people quite like your  average politician. Poll after poll finds a deep distrust of government, with more than two-thirds saying they can’t believe what they hear from  Washington. You don’t have to look far for examples of why they feel this … More

    The State of Our Union’s Economic Freedom: On a Startling Decline

    During his State of the Union address, President Obama laid out lots of claims, plans, and promises. No matter how much he tries to repackage his rhetoric, however, it remains clear that the state of our union’s economic freedom has become frail due to his misguided policies. According to the … More

    Two Mistakes This Video Makes About the Minimum Wage

    President Obama urged Congress to raise the minimum wage in his State of the Union address. His campaign group, Organizing for Action, has a video out with the same message—and it makes two big (but common) mistakes about the minimum wage. >>> See our infographic, “Should We Raise the Minimum … More

    C'mon, Obama, Join the Energy Boom

    An energy project that would be good for the U.S economy, can be built without taxpayer help, and would have little to no environmental impact? That’s the Keystone pipeline President Obama keeps blocking. A new environmental impact statement released Friday said again that the Keystone XL pipeline is safe. >>> … More

    Obama Changes His Rhetoric, Not His Liberal Prescriptions

    In terms of substantive policy, President Barack Obama’s latest State of the Union Address contained little of interest. The President offered up more of the same, tired “concrete, practical proposals” we’ve been hearing for years: raising the minimum wage, creating manufacturing hubs, improving job training, and investing more in early … More

    Charles Krauthammer Explains Obama's Lawlessness in 50 Seconds

    During an interview on Fox News’ “Special Report,” columnist Charles Krauthammer called President Obama’s executive actions “unbelievably unconstitutional” and lawless. Krauthammer pointed to a double standard in Washington and asserted that if the President were a Republican, “the people would be up in arms and would be impeaching.” >>> Check … More

    Q&A: What Is This “myRA” Retirement Account Obama Announced?

    In his State of the Union address, President Obama announced a new type of retirement savings account he wanted the Treasury to create. He signed the executive order today. We asked Romina Boccia, Heritage’s Grover M. Hermann Fellow in Federal Budgetary Affairs, what this is all about. — Amy Payne … More

    The False Promise of Federal Job Training

    Last night, President Obama, in his State of the Union speech, called for “an across-the-board reform of America’s training programs to make sure they have one mission: train Americans with the skills employers need, and match them to good jobs that need to be filled right now. That means more … More

    The Four Things Mike Lee Blames for Creating 'Real Inequality'

    Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) responded to President Obama’s State of the Union address Tuesday night, and gave the American people his definition of “real inequality.” According to Lee, the inequality crisis can be divided into three areas: immobility among the poor, who are trapped by big-government programs; insecurity in the … More