Education Waiver Would Spell Entanglement for Alabama

Alabama is considering requesting a waiver from the U.S. Department of Education to relieve the state of some of the burdensome requirements of No Child Left Behind (NCLB). But the waivers represent a troubling pact with Washington: To get relief from federal mandates, Alabama must agree to more federal intervention. It’s a bad deal. Alabama […]

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Chart of the Week: Tax Revenues Devoured by Entitlements

The looming unsustainability of the big three entitlement spending programs—Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security—is not inevitable, but in order to avoid the catastrophic effects of consuming every bit of tax revenue in just one generation, reform is a necessity. Take a look at Medicare, the largest portion of the projected entitlement expense by the year […]

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HHS Mandate “Serious” Threat to Religious Liberty (VIDEO)

Are the concerns of religious employers about a mandate from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) simply a matter of getting “all worked up over nothing,” a new video asks, as the Obama Administration suggests? John Stonestreet, national director of the Colson Center for Christian Worldview, puts the question to Jennifer Marshall, Heritage’s […]

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Heritage Remembers Neil Armstrong (1930-2012)

On June 13, 2008 my wife and I were driving home from a Washington party. The University of Edinburgh, my Alma Mater, had recognized the singular achievement of Neil Armstrong, and our Principal, Sir Timothy O’Shea, had conferred an honorary degree on him. Linda and I witnessed the event and then joined a small group […]

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Heritage Intern Wins CNN Competition to Report on Convention

Next week, Alex Anderson, who interned with Heritage’s Young Leaders Program this summer, will be joining two other CNN iReporters for an all-expenses-paid trip to Tampa, Florida, to cover the Republican National Convention. Anderson, who is a rising junior at Hillsdale College in broadcast journalism, was the only college student chosen to cover the RNC. […]

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CBO Appears Immune to Embarrassment

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) just released its latest concocted quarterly estimate on President Obama’s failed stimulus. CBO’s findings are as preposterous as its 11 previous studies of the stimulus, discussed here, here, and here. The story doesn’t change, because CBO’s faulty analysis doesn’t change. Each time CBO does an estimate, it is begging the […]

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