Why Isn’t the National Debt a Sexy Story?

Speaking at yesterday’s Bloggers Briefing, conservative filmmaker Stephen Bannon held up a copy of USA Today to demonstrate the challenge of getting Americans to take seriously this country’s debt crisis. On the front page was a banner headline, “U.S. owes $62 trillion.” Underneath the headline and above the fold was a photo of a tearful Rep. […]

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Obama’s Transparency on Science Doesn’t Include Nuclear

Today the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology released a comprehensive report that details the Obama Administration’s attempt to prematurely and unnecessarily shut down the used nuclear fuel repository at Yucca Mountain. The report demonstrates that issues surrounding opening Yucca Mountain are purely political and not one bit scientific and technical. Perhaps the most […]

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PODCAST: Unemployment

In a recent Heritage in Focus, Heritage expert James Sherk discusses the recent unemployment report. Listen to the full podcast, here. The recent jobs report released was extraordinary. For the first time in its history, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) found that the average length of unemployment was nearly 40 weeks – the longest […]

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Rep. Paul Ryan: America Exceptional at Home and Abroad

Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI), the champion of necessary but unpopular fiscal reform, spoke this month about America’s exceptional political ideas and how they should be reflected in our foreign policy. In so doing he rejected isolationism and reinforced the Founders’ commitment to making America an indispensable nation for the cause of freedom, by maintaining American […]

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Legal Warfare May Stop IHH Flotilla

Threats of a lawsuit against a firm supplying communications equipment to the IHH flotilla may stop the ships from sailing for Hams-controlled Gaza without a shot being fired. The flotilla is scheduled to sail later this month. Shurat HaDin (Israel Law Center) announced Monday that it has warned the Inmarsat mobile satellite services company that […]

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Remembering D-Day

Today marks the 67th anniversary of Allied troops storming Normandy in what was known as D-Day. It was the knockout blow to Axis forces in Europe during World War II and the catalyst to ending the war in the Atlantic Theater. The heroism has been memorialized in countless movies and television documentaries, but nothing could […]

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Big Corn Going on Offense

Ethanol subsidies that are set to expire at the end of this year continue to lose support among the public and in Congress. King Corn, understandably not too happy about this change in public attitude, has launched an extensive lobbying campaign targeting Capitol Hill and beyond. The Corn Farmers Coalition has launched a visible ad […]

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House Warns President on Libya

After two and half months of watching President Barack Obama’s uncertain effort in Libya, the House has had enough. According to US News, “the House voted 268-145 to pass a resolution introduced by House Speaker John Boehner, which demands President Obama to give more detail on U.S. policy goals in Libya.”  The signal from the […]

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Continual Keynesian Collapse

The Keynesian policy of trying to increase total i.e. “aggregate” demand – either by having government spend, or by cutting taxes just to leave more money in people’s pockets in hopes that they’ll spend – to revive the economy, never works. The latest installment of Keynesian failure is the payroll tax cut. Predictably, like its […]

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