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    3 "Kitchen Table" Topics for Obama's Speech Today

    President Obama says he’s ready to get back to the “kitchen table” issues we’re all talking about. After months of focusing on gun control, amnesty for illegal immigrants, and other tangents that do not top Americans’ list of concerns, that’s good to hear. Obama told supporters earlier this week that … More

    Morning Bell: The Administration's Obamacare Denial

    Obamacare was supposed to go so well, we were told. The mandates. The long-term care insurance. The Medicaid expansion. All going swimmingly, right? Only in the minds of Harry Reid and the bureaucrats at Health and Human Services (HHS). Despite a host of delays, legal challenges, and complete implementation failures, … More

    Phil Gramm’s Excellent Tax Reform Game Plan Has Just One Flaw

    The momentum for tax reform continues to build. Adding to it is former Senator Phil Gramm (R–TX), who wrote an op-ed in The Wall Street Journal laying out a tax reform “game plan” for Congress to follow. Gramm pretty much nails the most important things tax reform must accomplish to … More

    Former Virginia Governor Jim Gilmore: Internet Sales Tax Hurts Small Businesses

    The misnamed Marketplace Fairness Act (MFA), commonly called the Internet sales tax, recently passed the Senate and awaits action in the House. If it becomes law, it would force online retailers to collect sales taxes from residents in states in which the businesses have no attachment. It would overturn the … More

    Internet Sales Tax: Online Entrepreneur Would Downsize

    For Thomas Carlson of Cottage Grove, Minnesota, the Internet was key to unleashing a long-held dream of owning a business, quitting his federal job, and being his own boss. But his business, which amassed $1.4 million in sales last year, is at risk as the threat of an Internet sales … More

    Climate Change: The Cost of “Bold Action”

    This week, President Obama stood in front of the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin and declared that “the effort to slow climate change requires bold action.” Some in Congress say we need to take such bold action now by taxing carbon dioxide. But according to a Heritage Foundation analysis of the … More

    Syria and the G8: Only a Dinner Party Discussion

    The leaders of the G8 have wrapped up a two-day summit. Although tax, transparency, and trade (the so-called three Ts) were priorities on the official agenda, the civil war in Syria dominated the headlines. This change of plans demonstrates one of the biggest problems with huge international summits such as … More

    Austerity and Stimulus: A Response to The Washington Post

    Journalists should check with both sides before committing pen to paper, especially those at respectable outlets like The Washington Post. It would have served Post reporter Dylan Matthews well if he had followed this dictum. In a blog post, Matthews attempted to refute testimony I gave before the Senate Budget … More

    The Internet Sales Tax Will Kill My Small Business

    Hi, I’m Catesby Jones. I own a small business in Virginia called Peace Frogs. My three dozen employees and I make T-shirts and other cool stuff. We’re a positive company that loves being able to do all our work from Gloucester, VA, where I grew up. What makes it possible … More

    Morning Bell: Time to Shrink the Monster

    Does the debt ceiling affect YOU? It does—in many ways. A new video by Bankrupting America uses humor to call attention to an issue that is anything but funny, and why it matters for every American household. Recent Heritage research reveals how the rising national debt hurts American families, including: … More