The Case for a “Greatly Reduced Federal Footprint” in Education

When Congressman John Kline (R–MN) served as a Marine, “one of [his] assignments was to carry the ‘football’—the package containing the nuclear launch codes—for presidents Carter and Reagan,” writes George Will in profile of the House Education and Workforce Committee chairman last week. Now Kline is quarterbacking the House approach to the reauthorization of No […]

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China’s Bullet Train Fiasco: A Warning to America

Well, the Chinese finally have a green-energy idea worth stealing: arrest government officials who foist overpriced, underperforming, debt-ballooning, money-losing projects on taxpayers. Earlier this year, Liu Zhijun, Minister of Railways in the People’s Republic of China, was arrested following investigations into cost overruns and poor performance of the ministry’s showcase bullet trains. To be fair, […]

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Obamacare, the Supreme Court, and Recusal

Yesterday, the Supreme Court denied Virginia’s motion to bypass the appellate court and go directly to the Supreme Court in its challenge to the Obamacare litigation. The Court’s decision not to hear the case, delivered in an order without comment, was not surprising. While the procedure exists for the Court to hear cases after a […]

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Obamacare Takes a Double Shot at the Economy and the American Dream

In a recent piece for The Wall Street Journal, Daniel Kessler, a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, describes how the new health care law’s subsidy program to help low- and middle-income Americans purchase health insurance will have severe economic consequences. These will include discouraging work for qualifying individuals and other taxpayers, disrupting America’s labor […]

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Heritage Libertad Radio

On Sunday, April 24, the team at Heritage Libertad hosted their monthly talk show on WEBR Fairfax public radio covering topics including the economy, the debt ceiling, and Rep. Paul Ryan’s (R-WI) budget. It also featured an interview with Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, who gave an update on the status of the case against the federal government regarding […]

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EPA Blocks Oil Drilling in Alaska

There are an estimated 27 million barrels of oil waiting to be tapped in the Arctic Ocean, off the coast of Alaska. But after spending five years and nearly $4 billion, Shell Oil Company has been forced to abandon its efforts to drill for oil in the region. With gas at $4 per gallon and […]

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Virginia Protects Religious Liberty in Adoption and Foster Care

Virginia residents witnessed a significant victory for religious liberty this week. On Wednesday, Virginia’s State Board of Social Services voted 7–2 to reject a controversial policy that could have forced faith-based institutions to abandon their beliefs and cost Virginia many effective adoption agencies. Governor Bob McDonnell (R) is expected to approve the regulations. The proposed […]

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The Debt Failsafe Trigger Danger

What is the “debt failsafe” trigger that the President rolled out in his speech on April 13? This is an idea that may be introduced into the debt limit increase debate next month, and it is a dangerous idea.  If the Senate’s “Gang of Six” (a bipartisan group working to reduce the deficit) or the […]

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