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    The Foundry Welcomes Katrina Trinko as Managing Editor

    Katrina Trinko, who covered government and politics as a reporter for National Review, this week joined The Heritage Foundation as managing editor of The Foundry. Trinko’s arrival on January 6 represents an initial step toward expanding news content and, in coming months, repositioning The Foundry as a must-read media source … More

    How Much Do We Owe? That's the $62 Trillion Question

    Earlier this month USA Today splashed a headline on its front page that declared: “U.S. owes $62 trillion.” I wrote a couple blog posts about it — one on the alarming size of the number and another on its juxtaposition with the Anthony Weiner story. It turns out this number — a … More

    Why Isn't the National Debt a Sexy Story?

    Speaking at yesterday’s Bloggers Briefing, conservative filmmaker Stephen Bannon held up a copy of USA Today to demonstrate the challenge of getting Americans to take seriously this country’s debt crisis. On the front page was a banner headline, “U.S. owes $62 trillion.” Underneath the headline and above the fold was a … More

    Federal Government's Debt, Unfunded Obligations Grew Rapidly Last Year

    According to a new analysis from USA Today, American households are now on the hook for $534,000 to pay for the county’s debt and the unfunded obligations, or excess costs, for programs like Social Security and Medicare. USA Today reveals the eye-popping numbers for the federal government’s mounting fiscal problems. … More

    Have You Responded Yet? Send Your Thoughts on Independence Day to USA Today

    Last week we wrote about an item that appeared in  USA Today wanting to know your opinion about the meaning and significance of Independence Day: Americans celebrate the values that unite us on the Fourth of July, but today the country seems sharply divided. As the country copes with unemployment, … More

    USA Today Misses the Point of Tea Party Protesters

    Two days after Tax Day, April 17, USA Today ran an editorial—Tax rhetoric vs. realtiy—that said the Tea Party protesters had nothing to be mad at because taxes are not that high. Here is snippet: Quick now: How big a bite do federal income taxes take out of the average … More

    You Can’t Test What Hasn’t Been Built

    At National Review Institute‘s Media Malpractice, Heritage senior fellow James Carafano takes the USA Today to task for their sloppy reporting reporting on missile defense: The March 16, 2009 USA Today headline, “Reports question U.S. shield of Europe” by Ken Dilanian fueled an already on going controversy about the future … More

    No Proof Jesus Walked on Water ... Will Obama?

    We’re just asking, because the USA Today has the following headline today: No Proof Washington Said ‘So Help Me God’ Will Obama?