Left Begins to Recognize NEPA’s Role in Stimulus Failure

President Barack Obama’s $814 billion stimulus has been a tremendous objective failure. The White House promised that unemployment would never rise above 8%. But this month the unemployment rose to 9.8 percent, marking the 19th consecutive month that our nation’s unemployment rate topped 9 percent, a post–World War II record. The failure of Obama’s economic […]

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After Amnesty: Getting Immigration Reform Right

In 1986, there were 2.7 million illegal immigrants inside the United States. They were granted a one-time amnesty. Illegal immigration crisis solved? Hardly. More than twenty wears later there were around 12 million illegal immigrants in the U.S. How does the left want to solve this problem? More amnesty. This would work about as well […]

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Activism Works: Anti-Israel Ads Will Not Run on Seattle Buses

Seattle’s King County Metro Transit officials announced on Thursday that they have decided to halt all new non-commercial ads, The Seattle Times reported. This includes a controversial ad campaign which claimed that Israel committed war crimes in Gaza. The campaign, sponsored by the Seattle Mideast Awareness Campaign, would have seen twelve buses carrying an ad […]

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Obamacare is Already Unraveling

With all the talk about forcing people to buy health insurance, health insurance exchanges, and high-risk pools, it is often forgotten that most of what Obamacare really is, is just a massive expansion of an existing and already failing entitlement program. Of the 34 million Americans who gain health insurance through Obamacare, over half (18 […]

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Top Ten Charts of 2010

As 2010 draws to a close, The Foundry will be posting a series of Top Ten lists highlighting some of The Heritage Foundation’s most influential work. The Top Ten Heritage Charts are below, sorted by pageviews with the 10th most popular chart on top, and the most popular chart at the bottom. Turns out the […]

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Remembering the Providential Gift of America

Christmas, 1776. Summer had begun with strong declarations of noble ideals, but by winter the cause of liberty seemed to be at low ebb. Having suffered defeat after defeat, many had all but given up hope. It looked like freedom would succumb yet again, as it had throughout history, to the forces of authoritarianism and […]

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Over the River and Through the Woods…

On Christmas Day in Hopewell Township, New Jersey, approximately 100 patriots will re-enact George Washington’s crossing of the Delaware River.  This annual memorial to the Christmas Night crossing of 1776 historically draws large crowds, and takes place regardless of inclement weather.  In a war known for its many heroic deeds and acts of bravery, why […]

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Obamacare: The Price Controls Begin

The Department of Health and Human Services announced Tuesday that, starting next year, health insurance companies must receive permission from the Obama administration before they can raise rates higher than 10%. As we warned before Obamacare even became law, this is a form of price control, a government intervention that has a long and well […]

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