Chart of the Week: Total Tax Burden Is Rising to Highest Level in History

President Obama unveiled the details of his jobs plan last week, including a proposal to offset the new government spending with tax hikes. It’s a bizarre strategy for a president who says he wants to create jobs. As the above chart from Heritage’s 2011 Budget Chart Book illustrates, Americans are already grappling with the prospect […]

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Obama’s Risky Iraq Drawdown Plans Prompt Open Letter from Foreign Policy Experts

A flurry of newspaper articles reporting that the Obama Administration may decide to disregard the advice of its military commanders and reduce the U.S. military presence in Iraq to less than 4,000 troops by the end of the year prompted 42 distinguished American foreign policy experts to write an open letter to President Obama on […]

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Taking Sides in the Taiwan Strait

In an article entitled “China and US on Edge over Vote in Taiwan,” today’s Financial Times (FT) quotes a “senior US official” as saying Taiwan DPP presidential candidate Tsai Ing-wen “left us with distinct doubts about whether she is both willing and able to continue the stability in cross-Strait relations the region has enjoyed in […]

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Video: Friend Request Pending – Israel’s Many Attempts at Peace

The following video, released by Hasbara Fellowships, documents Israel’s history with its Arab neighbors in a modern way, by likening Israel’s attempts to make peace as making friends on Facebook. The Facebook motif demonstrates that Israel has tried to make ‘friends’ with its neighbors, but the friendship has rarely been reciprocated. The video is part […]

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Resources on Israel’s Peace Efforts

Our “Misled” video covers a broad range of initiatives, quotes, and research. This resource page backs up the points and offers in-depth reading. Disengagement from Gaza What Israel Gave Up in Gaza for Peace Website of Gush Katif Settlements Foreign Ministry article on Disengagement – includes the plan and cost of the plan Evaluating International […]

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Solar Bankruptcies Mean It’s Time to End Energy Subsidies, Not Increase Them

Last week, Solyndra became the third solar company in recent weeks to go belly-up, but the Fremont-based solar manufacturer made the most noise—because it lost more than a half a billion dollars in taxpayer money. Solyndra received one of the first stimulus loan guarantees, a $535 million loan. During a visit to the plant last […]

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House Set to Rebuke NLRB for Meddling in Boeing’s Expansion Plan

The House of Representatives is poised to pass legislation today that prohibits the National Labor Relations Board from interfering in the business decisions of U.S. companies. The bill would effectively end the NLRB’s complaint against Boeing’s expansion plans in South Carolina. Boeing came under attack from the NLRB in April after constructing a plant in […]

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