Making Health Insurance More Accessible

On Tuesday, May 10, 2011, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released a report on the uninsured population and their ability to pay their hospital bills.  One of the more interesting takeaways from the report is that if you add up all the savings of the uninsured with incomes over 400 percent of […]

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Assad’s Syria: A Sad State of Affairs

Syria’s embattled Bashar al-Assad regime has pulled no punches in its ruthless repression of Syria’s long-suffering people. With the exception of Muammar Qadhafi’s Libyan regime, no other Arab government has spilled so much blood to maintain itself in power against peaceful demonstrators that have flooded the streets in protest during this “Arab Spring.” Since the […]

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Cal Thomas on Bob Woodson: Look Who’s Winning the War on Poverty

Columnist Cal Thomas writes today about his site visits this week in the D.C. area with longtime advocate for grassroots community initiatives Bob Woodson: I spent last Tuesday riding around Washington and Waldorf, Md., visiting housing projects Woodson’s organization supports and studying his success. I met former drug addicts, dealers, prostitutes and pimps—all of whom […]

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Congress Takes a Stand Against the EU

Congress did something important yesterday: It took a stand on behalf of American security, and it did so at the risk of angering our European allies. That took some guts, but it was the right thing to do. The European Union is a critical partner for America in maintaining our national security. Europe serves as […]

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Wave of Protests Continues Across North Africa and the Middle East

In January, Heritage Senior Research Fellow Jim Phillips predicted that Tunisia’s Jasmine Revolution would spark uprisings throughout the Arab world. Four months later, North Africa and the Middle East are experiencing substantial governmental transformations, and there is no end in sight. Tunisia As the first leadership casualty of the “Arab Spring,” Tunisia’s former president, Zine […]

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Obama’s Gas Prices Picture Says All the Wrong Words

The White House released an infographic entitled “The Obama Energy Agenda Gas Prices” that highlights a number of facts with regards to domestic oil production, improved fuel efficiency, improved transportation fleet and a clean energy future. While a picture may say a thousand words, this graphic conveniently omits critical facts and points that demonstrate that […]

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A Pop Quiz on Imports!

Consider three countries: 1) In Country 1, imports of goods and services are 29 percent the size of the country’s overall economy. 2) In Country 2, imports are 22 percent the size of the country’s economy. 3) In Country 3, imports are 14 percent the size of the country’s economy. Which of these countries relies […]

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Starving Defense Now Starves America Tomorrow

When sitting down to write a family budget for the year, the typical first step is to list what the family will need and from there budget accordingly. So, too, is the theory for the yearly national budget. In the case of defense, however, President Obama has done things backwards. With his proposed $400 billion […]

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