The Cruise Control Act of 2011

By Tom McClintock Federal spending has ballooned 28 percent during the Obama Presidency while the government has amassed more debt than it acquired from the first day of George Washington’s administration to the last day of George H. W. Bush’s. Our nation is racing toward a fiscal cliff. Yet, as Sen. Jim DeMint noted, instead […]

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Sheriff Joe Forms ‘Cold Case Posse’ Investigation into Obama’s Eligibility to be President

It looks like we’re finally going to get the full-fledged investigation into Obama’s eligibility to be president that Congress has FAILED to deliver. Today, we’re happy to let you know that two more sheriffs – one in Florida and one in New Jersey – will likewise be asked by Tea Party leaders and their constituents […]

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Almost 40 Million “Missing” Girls Later, China’s One-Child Policy Is 31

Sunday marked the anniversary of an oppressive law that has resulted in almost 40 million “missing” women and some of the most egregious human rights violations in recent history. Thirty-one years ago, on September 25, 1980, the Chinese government instituted a population control policy that prohibits almost all Chinese couples from having more than one […]

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Obama Circumvents Congress on Education Policy

For the past few decades, the federal government has continuously increased its power over local schools, through funding with strings-attached, with depressing results. Since the 1970?s federal spending on education has nearly tripled, yet student achievement has remained flat and graduation rates have not improved. However, that increased spending has had a major impact on […]

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Chart of the Week: U.S. Rivals Japan for World’s Highest Corporate Tax Rate

Republicans and Democrats on the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction this week finally agreed on something substantive: The U.S. corporate tax rate is too high. It’s a point we’ve been making for years at Heritage. High federal and state corporate tax rates — a whopping 39.2 percent when combined — make it difficult for […]

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