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  • The Silencing of God (Session 1) [Lessons re: America’s intimate connection to Christianity]

    03/15/2017 12:51:01 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 27 replies
    youtube (original sourcre: ^ | Published on Jul 6, 2015 (on youtube) | By Dave Miller, Ph.D.
    Session #1 of "The Silencing of God" seminar introduces the sinister attempt to expunge manifestations of God, Christ, and the Bible from American life--in direct and stark contradiction to the original intentions of the Founders and Framers. The United States of America is undergoing swift transition as the forces of “political correctness” wage a vociferous culture war. Activist judges, secularist educators, morally bankrupt entertainers, and liberal politicians have teamed up to sell a sanitized version of America’s past. Their objective? To expunge every manifestation of God, Christ, and the Bible from American life. What has been the result of their...
  • Here are 21 Books You Should Read in 2017

    01/08/2017 9:15:35 AM PST · by Mercat · 85 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | Daniel David
    After the raucous ride of 2016, there’s a lot to be said for hitting the books for some good reading. Whether it’s history, policy, or religion that you find most interesting, here is an assortment of books that our friends from The Heritage Foundation recommend.
  • He’s of ‘German heritage’: Hillary baits fans into calling Trump a Nazi

    06/05/2016 6:43:25 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 100 replies
    NYPost ^ | June 5, 2016
    Hillary Clinton lobbed the video equivalent of a Nazi buzz bomb at Donald Trump on Saturday by making his German heritage a campaign issue. The 37-second clip decrying Trump’s attacks on federal Judge Gonzalo Curiel’s Mexican heritage was subtle — but fans and foes got the message: Clinton thinks Trump, like the Nazis, hates people based on their race. “His heritage is German. Heil Trump!” tweeted Trump foe Michael Gilmor‏.
  • Belfast rectory that inspired Narnia author CS Lewis may be set for listed status

    04/26/2016 9:32:08 PM PDT · by BlackVeil · 8 replies
    Belfast Telegraph ^ | 19 April 2016 | Rebecca Black
    CS Lewis was baptised at St Mark's Church off the Holywood Road in east Belfast and attended it as a child. The old rectory beside it would also have been familiar territory to the author as it was once home to his grandfather, the Rev Thomas Hamilton, who was the first rector at St Mark's. A distinctive lion's head-shaped door knob on the rectory is even believed to have inspired the key character of Aslan ...
  • Michael Needham: ‘Donald Trump Is a Clown’ (Heritage Action CEO)

    09/18/2015 9:25:01 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 77 replies ^ | 07/19/2015
  • The Rebel Yell: The Seething Blast of an Imaginary Hell

    07/18/2015 7:24:12 AM PDT · by Davy Buck · 32 replies
    Essential Civil War Curriculom ^ | 07/15/2015 | Richard G. Williams, Jr.
    “Then arose that do or die expression, that maniacal maelstrom of sound; that penetrating, rasping, shrieking, blood curdling noise that could be heard for miles and whose volume reached the heavens such an expression as never yet came from the throats of sane men, but from men whom the seething blast of an imaginary hell would not check while the sound lasted.” ~ Confederate Colonel Keller Anderson of Kentucky's Orphan Brigade There are few aspects of the Civil War which have been engrained in American culture and remembrance more than the Confederate soldiers’ Rebel Yell . . ."
  • FLASHBACK: SPLC Founder Says Confederate Flag Is ‘Part Of My Heritage’

    07/09/2015 8:41:10 PM PDT · by GrootheWanderer · 10 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | July 9, 2015 | Chuck Ross
    News footage from 1989 has surfaced which shows Morris Dees, the founder of the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), a civil rights organization that tracks hate groups, acknowledging that the Confederate flag was part of his southern heritage.
  • “I have heard enough about heritage!”: SC Republican rep demands that Confederate flag be removed

    07/09/2015 1:37:03 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 84 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/09/2015 | AllahPundit
    A stemwinder from last night’s debate in the South Carolina house, in case you missed it elsewhere. Jenny Horne’s position prevailed, of course; Nikki Haley’s set to sign the bill removing the flag in a formal ceremony sometime this hour.But the flag drama’s not done yet, my friends. Thanks to the congressional GOP, it’s just getting warmed up: Republican leaders on Thursday abruptly yanked an environmental spending bill from the House floor before a final vote amid a storm of protest over an amendment that would have allowed Confederate flags at federal cemeteries…Only the day before, Republicans had assented...
  • Sulu doubles down: All I meant is that Clarence Thomas is a fake black who abandoned his heritage

    07/03/2015 10:26:25 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 72 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/03/2015 | AllahPundit
    Oh. Well, my mistake then. Yesterday I thought he was saying something racist.What did this guy think his critics were accusing him of, if this is his “clarification”? A few fans have written wondering whether I intended to utter a racist remark by referring to Justice Thomas as a “clown in blackface.”“Blackface” is a lesser known theatrical term for a white actor who blackens his face to play a black buffoon. In traditional theater lingo, and in my view and intent, that is not racist. It is instead part of a racist history in this country.I feel Justice Thomas...
  • Washington Post Concerned About Authenticity of Bobby Jindal's Heritage

    06/25/2015 9:35:07 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 06/25/2015 | Napp Nazworth
    On the same day that Bobby Jindal announced he's running for president, The Washington Post published an article implicitly questioning why the Louisiana governor indentifies more as an American than an Indian American. Jindal's parents were born and raised in India before immigrating to the United States. "Yet many see him as a man who has spent a lifetime distancing himself from his Indian roots," Annie Gowen and Tyler Bridges reported from Khanpur, India. The article was reminiscent of Mark Halperin's interview of presidential candidate Ted Cruz in May. Halperin, of Bloomberg Politics, asked Cruz a series of questions seeking...
  • Confederate flag at capitol under fire after shootings [NAACP bereft of ideas]

    06/20/2015 4:45:20 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 68 replies
    The State ^ | 6/20/15
    The Charleston church shootings have thrown the spotlight back onto the Confederate battle flag on South Carolina’s State House grounds in Columbia..... ....NAACP renews call for flag to come down The head of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is calling the slaying of nine people inside a black church an act of “racial terrorism” and said the Confederate flag flying on the South Carolina capitol grounds needs to come down.
  • Why Trade Promotion Authority is Constitutional

    06/17/2015 8:39:34 AM PDT · by TNMOUTH · 85 replies
    Heritage Foundation | November, 2001 | Ed Meese II, Todd Gaziano
    Legal Memorandum #4 on Trade and Economic Freedom Why Trade Promotion Authority is Constitutional By Edwin Meese III and Todd F. Gaziano - November 2001 Congress is expected to vote soon on whether to grant trade promotion authority (TPA) to President George W. Bush. Some critics of TPA have suggested that it might compromise national sovereignty and may actually be unconstitutional. But an important aspect of national sovereignty is the right to enter into international agreements and to participate in their enforcement. Being bound by agreements, such as mutual defense treaties, does not weaken sovereign power even though it obligates...
  • Why Dutch People Are So Tall

    04/08/2015 7:17:23 AM PDT · by blam · 42 replies
    BI - AFP ^ | 4-8-2015 | Richard Ingham, AFP
    Richard Ingham, AFPApril 8, 2015 The Netherlands is the land of giants: on average, its women stand almost 5 feet 6 inches tall, and its men 6 feet tall. But how the Dutch became the world's tallest people has been somewhat of a mystery. After all, two centuries ago they were renowned for being among the shortest. What happened since then? A popular explanation is nutrition -- a calorie-stuffed diet rich in meat and dairy products. But that can't be the whole story, experts say. Other European countries, too, have enjoyed similar prosperity and a rise in living standards, yet...
  • Elites Push Physician-Assisted Suicide

    04/03/2015 7:15:13 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 14 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | April 3, 2015 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Overlooked in the media coverage of and academic debate about physician-assisted suicide: it’s not the people most likely to receive it who are promoting it. “It’s the well off and healthy who are calling for it,” Farr A. Curlin, M.D., the Josiah C. Trent Professor of Medical Humanities at Duke University School of Medicine said at the Heritage Foundation on March 30, 2015. On the same panel on which Dr. Curlin spoke, Ryan Anderson of the Heritage Foundation noted that disability rights groups are actively opposing such measures. Moreover, Anderson pointed out, in Oregon, which has physician-assisted suicide, “95 percent...
  • Oct 24th 2013: Three Ways McCaul-Jackson Lee Border Bill Weakens Current Law (October 2013)

    01/03/2015 1:32:17 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 1 replies
    NumbersUSA ^ | Oct 24th 2013 | Chris Chmielenski
    During his press briefing on Wednesday, House Speaker John Boehner said that he's "hopeful" the House will move on immigration legislation before the end of the year. With House Republicans sticking to the mantra of border security before amnesty, it's likely the chamber will soon act on H.R.1417, the McCaul-Jackson Lee "border security" bill. Our legislative analyst Grant Newman has dissected the legislation, and he reports that the bill won't secure the border and even weakens existing law. THREE WAYS H.R.1417 WEAKENS CURRENT LAW 1) Secures only part of the border - The Secure Fence Act of 2006 requires the...
  • Heritage event: "And Now for a Congressional Growth Agenda"

    12/18/2014 5:53:57 AM PST · by iowamark · 1 replies
    Economic growth in this recovery has averaged only half the rate of past World War II recessions. Average wages haven't risen in seven years. And most Americans are worried that the economic future for their children will be worse, not better than now. What does the new Republican Congress in 2015 need to do to pump up growth? How should it reform the tax code? Join us as our panel of experts explores these questions and debates possible solutions moving into the new Congressional year. Hosted By Stephen Moore, Chief Economist Speakers: Carly Fiorina Former CEO, Hewlett-Packard Company, and President,...
  • The Heritage Hate Panel Features Two Leading Islamophobes (Unbelievable!)

    The controversial panel included two of America’s leading Islamophobes. Could you imagine a panel on Jewish issues featuring Mel Gibson?Why has hate become a part of mainstream conservatism? We saw an example of this Monday at The Heritage Foundation, a one-time quasi-respected conservative think tank. It appears that those days are gone, as Heritage has now become a platform for people denounced by the Anti-Defamation League and the Southern Poverty Law Center for their hate-filled rhetoric. So what happened Monday? You may have read Dana Milbank’s column in The Washington Post about the panel—on the “unanswered questions” around Benghazi—that turned...
  • Friends Don’t Let Friends Read Dana Milbank (Epic Journalism Malpractice)

    06/17/2014 1:14:27 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 10 replies
    The Federalist ^ | June 17, 2014 | Mollie Hemingway
    Dana Milbank is a columnist for the Washington Post who serially exaggerates or distorts what he writes about. It’s just what he does. This has been established so many times by so many people that it’s disappointing to see he is still given prominent perch in his paper and that people who made it past their sophomore year in high school take him seriously. My contribution to the cataloguing of his hackery is “Dana Milbank Is Incoherent On Marriage,” which shows how he just made stuff up when covering a panel of women at the Heritage Foundation. Last night he...
  • The Heritage Foundation launches The Daily Signal news platform

    06/03/2014 6:13:22 AM PDT · by BuckeyeTexan · 31 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | 06/03/2014
    We know you’re busy. And we’re quite certain you care deeply about the future of our country. We care, too. We care about your communities, your families, and how Washington’s decisions are going to impact you. More and more people are grabbing bites of news from mobile devices on the go – and they need a place where they can find digestible, trusted news on the most important policy debate of the day. That’s why the Heritage Foundation team created a digital-first, multimedia news platform called The Daily Signal. The Daily Signal provides policy and political news as well as...
  • The Daily Signal: A New Platform to Bring You Policy News and Insight

    05/09/2014 5:10:25 PM PDT · by kingattax · 2 replies
    The Foundry ^ | May 9, 2014 | Geoffrey Lysaught and Rob Bluey
    We know you’re busy. And we’re quite certain you care deeply about the future of our country. We care, too. We care about your communities, your families, and how Washington’s decisions are going to impact you. More and more people are grabbing bites of news from mobile devices on the go – and they need a place where they can find digestible, trusted news on the most important policy debate of the day. That’s why the Heritage Foundation team is excited to announce that we’re creating a digital-first, multimedia news platform. After months of planning, on June 3 we will...
  • WATCH: Sen. Ted Cruz at Heritage’s Resource Bank

    03/29/2014 2:19:20 AM PDT · by iowamark · 3 replies
    Heritage Foundation ^ | March 28 2014 | Ted Cruz
    NEW ORLEANS — Few senators have sparked more excitement and debate in their first year in Washington as Sen. Ted Cruz. Today, the Texas Republican delivers the closing address at The Heritage Foundation’s Resource Bank meeting. The Foundry will broadcast Cruz’s speech live at approximately 12:45 p.m. ET. Outside of Washington, Cruz is perhaps best known for his efforts to stop Obamacare before implementation began last fall. In recent months, he’s been an vocal supporter of conservative principles on a range of issues. Just this week, Cruz filed the American Energy Renaissance Act, legislation he’s sponsoring with Rep. Jim Bridenstine...
  • Is Jim DeMint the Most Hated Man in Washington? (GOP-E Hit Piece)

    03/04/2014 2:27:18 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 13 replies
    Politico ^ | March 3, 2014 | Pema Levy
    Machiavelli’s famous advice to politicians is that it is better to be feared than loved. Less often quoted is an equally valuable admonition: avoid being hated. Jim DeMint, the former senator-turned-Tea Party leader at the helm of the Heritage Foundation, never tried to win the love of the Republican establishment. He did, however, succeed over the past several years, first as the junior senator from South Carolina and since last year, as head of the GOP’s most prominent think tank, at being feared by his fellow Republicans. But now he finds himself in the position of being merely despised. Read...
  • Education Savings Saves Students

    02/11/2014 7:21:33 AM PST · by Academiadotorg
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | February 10, 2014 | Spencer Irvine
    Education savings accounts, or ESA’s, are like scholarships, where 90% of what the state would pay per student would be given to parents in a bank account-like program. The parents can use the additional funds to pay for private school tuition or other education expenses, which in Arizona amounted to about $3,000 per pupil. The program was initially started as one to help special needs students, but was expanded to adopted children, children of military families and students from failing public schools. The Heritage Foundation’s recent panel, “Education Savings Accounts: The Future of School Choice,” featured a panel discussion of...
  • Conservatives lay out vision for the future

    02/11/2014 1:49:53 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife
    The Hill ^ | February 10, 2014 | Russell Berman
    While Heritage has drawn the ire of Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) for its frequent opposition to leadership proposals, the presenters largely ignored the party leaders. Instead, the lawmakers who took the stage on Monday went out of their way to align themselves with the increasingly controversial organization. “When you’re working with the Heritage Foundation, I’ll bet on that team every time,” Jordan said, calling it “the greatest policy think tank in the whole wide world.”Conservatives on Monday offered a vision of a nation without ObamaCare, Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac, and with the federal government offloading authority over a broad...
  • No, The Heritage Foundation Is Not Shifting On Immigration

    01/23/2014 12:12:06 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 11 replies
    TownHall ^ | 1/23/14 | Conn Carroll
    Ever since The Heritage Foundation announced it was hiring Stephen Moore to be the think tank's chief economist, there have been rumblings on the left hoping that the new hire signaled a coming policy change on immigration. For example, Talking Points Memo's Dylan Scott reports: Outsider observers in the conservative sphere were emphatic: Moore's hiring could be a turning point for Heritage, both in general and particularly on immigration, this Congress's best shot -- however remote -- to leave a meaningful legislative mark. Alex Nowrasteh, immigration policy analyst at the Cato Institute, the libertarian think tank, who has called the...
  • Heritage performs triage

    01/21/2014 10:13:44 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 33 replies
    Wash Post ^ | 1/21/14 | Jennifer Rubin
    The Heritage Foundation of late has been subsumed to the bare-knuckle Heritage Action, the result being a diminution in the influence and intellectual integrity of the foundation. It is therefore cause for conservative celebration that Wall Street editorial board member Stephen Moore is being brought in as the foundation’s chief economist. Moore is pro-growth, pro-immigration — a cheery conservative warrior. If allowed free rein — and I can’t believe he would have taken the job unless he was assured of intellectual freedom — he has the ability to restore Heritage Foundation’s luster and to help introduce the far right to...
  • WSJ’s Stephen Moore to Join Heritage as Chief Economist (Jim DeMint hires Amnesty Pimp...)

    01/21/2014 9:23:53 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 72 replies
    Heritage Foundation ^ | 1/21/14 | Rob Bluey
    <p>Stephen Moore, a member of the Wall Street Journal’s editorial board and founder of the Club for Growth, is returning to The Heritage Foundation as chief economist.</p> <p>Now, with immigration reform likely to be debated in Congress again this year, Moore said he welcomed the opportunity to work on the issue at Heritage. Jim DeMint and I may not agree on everything about immigration, but what Jim wants me and others to do is develop a pro-growth immigration policy for the country. I don’t want Heritage to be viewed as anti-immigration. We all know immigration is vitally important to our economy. Our goal will be to develop an immigration policy that’s in the best interest of America, our economy, and allows the United States to get the best and brightest people to come here.</p>
  • Housing Finance Reform, Corker-Warner and the Bermuda Triangle

    11/15/2013 1:26:44 PM PST · by whitedog57 · 2 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 11/15/2013 | Anthony B. Sanders
    I attended an excellent panel discussion at the Heritage Foundation in Washington D.C. today on GSE (housing) reform. The speakers were Mark Calabria (Cato), Alex Pollock (AEI), Arnold Kling (former Freddie Mac employee) and Josh Rosner (Graham-Fisher). All speakers agreed that the government guarantee should be eliminated on residential mortgages. Essentially, the US over invests in housing to the detriment of other aspects of the economy. Sure, we got a bubble in house prices and homeownership, but we also neglected building factories and the rest of the economy (choosing instead to import goods from abroad). Here is the result of...
  • Senator Suggests Heritage Foundation Has Grown Too Extreme (More on Orrin Hatch's MSNBC meltdown)

    10/18/2013 5:19:05 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 46 replies
    NY Times ^ | 10/18/13 | ERIC LIPTON
    -snip- “Heritage used to be the conservative organization helping Republicans,” Senator Orrin G. Hatch, Republican of Utah, himself a longtime conservative leader in Washington, said Thursday in an interview on MSNBC. “There’s a real question on the minds of many Republicans now — and I’m not just thinking for myself, for a lot of people — is Heritage going to go so political that it really doesn’t amount to anything anymore? I hope not.” -snip- Dan Holler, a spokesman for Heritage Action, said Thursday that Mr. Hatch’s criticism is unfounded and in fact, he answered his own question about the...
  • Influential Heritage group urges U.S. House to kill fiscal bill

    10/15/2013 5:13:11 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 8 replies
    Reuters ^ | October 15, 2013 | By Richard Cowan
    Heritage Action For America, an influential conservative group, on Tuesday urged House Republicans to vote against their leaders' latest bill to fund the government and raise U.S. borrowing authority. The private group said that the legislation, which was scheduled to be voted on late on Tuesday, fails to "stop Obamacare's massive new entitlements from taking root." The group is warning lawmakers that it will look at their positions on this legislation in considering whether to encourage candidates to run against them in Republican primary campaigns next year.
  • For the GOP, rightward ho!

    10/13/2013 8:03:11 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 17 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | October 13, 2013 | By Doyle McManus
    The Republican Party is at war with itself. It's divided over how best to shrink the federal budget and how to undo President Obama's healthcare law. Behind the GOP crackup over the government shutdown lies a much bigger battle for control of the party. And the most important actors aren't Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and the tea party members of the House who brought us the government shutdown. The party rift's chief driver is a constellation of hard-line conservative fundraising groups, led in part by a former senator most Americans couldn't pick out of a lineup, Jim DeMint of South...
  • Defunding Obamacare would defund Obamacare; but NOT DEFUNDING Obamacare is not FUNDING Obamacare

    09/23/2013 11:16:53 AM PDT · by BuckeyeTexan · 63 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 09/23/2013 | Timothy P. Carney
    A slew of recent articles (Bloomberg, Washington Post, National Journal) explaining the effort to defund Obamacare have all pointed out an important fact: A government shutdown wouldn't defund Obamacare. But these articles have all glossed over another important fact: Defunding Obamacare would defund Obamacare. The bill to keep the government fully funded after Sept. 30 is called the "continuing resolution" or CR. If Congress fails to pass a CR by Sept. 30, then we get a "government shutdown." But, of course, many government functions will keep operating, just not most of those functions that require annual appropriations. Guess what doesn't...
  • Heritage Action opposes Syrian strike

    09/05/2013 2:21:26 PM PDT · by Kaosinla · 9 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/04/13 | Jonathan Easley
    Heritage Action on Wednesday said it opposes a military strike against Syria, a position that will put pressure on Republicans to block President Obama’s request. The group said Tuesday’s Senate hearing made it clear there was no vital U.S. interest at stake. “Further, there is not a clear, achievable, realistic purpose to the use of force being contemplated by the Obama administration and officials offered little evidence such action would prevent further abuses,” the group said in a statement.
  • Heritage Foundation Banned from GOP Planning Meetings

    08/30/2013 7:51:42 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 77 replies
    Newsmax ^ | August 29, 2013 | Lisa Barron
    Conservative GOP lawmakers have taken steps to diminish the influence of the Heritage Foundation, barring the conservative think tank's employees from participating in planning meetings. House Republican Study Committee Chairman Steve Scalise informed Heritage officials last month that they would no longer be welcome at the group's weekly gatherings, a decision that ended a decades-long working relationship, reports The National Journal.
  • Push to defund ObamaCare big test for DeMint at Heritage and rest of Republicans

    08/24/2013 2:16:58 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 28 replies
    FOX News ^ | Aug 24, 2013 | By Joseph Weber
    South Carolina Republican Sen. Jim DeMint unexpectedly quit Congress this winter, saying essentially that he could better advance the conservative cause as president of the Heritage Foundation think tank than in Congress. Roughly eight months later, DeMint has no doubt pressed Congress, and House Republicans in particular, to take a conservative stance on such issues as the Farm Bill and President Obama’s health care law. Heritage and DeMint won at least a partial victory on the recent Farm Bill vote, getting the House to split funding for food stamps from the rest of the bill but saying more reform is...
  • Jim DeMint urges Americans to support effort to "defund Obamacare"

    08/10/2013 4:41:01 PM PDT · by txrangerette · 5 replies
    Video at link
  • How to Limit Government in the Age of Obama

    06/26/2013 9:42:51 AM PDT · by iowamark · 9 replies
    Heritage Foundation ^ | June 25, 2013 | Joseph Postell, Ph.D., Robert E. Moffit, Ph.D. and Todd F. Gaziano
    AbstractIn spite of the outcome of the 2012 election, conservatives need not abandon their core project to restore limited constitutional government. Even in the age of Obama, there are still three major concrete avenues to push back against unlimited government: Congress, the courts, and the states. In Washington, Congress can use the legislative power to starve the administrative state and rein in some of its excesses. In the courts, litigants can seek judgments against the Environmental Protection Agency, the Department of Health and Human Services, and other agencies as a way to push back against unlimited government. And beyond...
  • Congress Is Trying to Fool You on Immigration

    06/19/2013 8:24:02 AM PDT · by iowamark · 14 replies
    Heritage Foundation ^ | June 19, 2013 | Amy Payne
    Congress is trying to fool you.Here’s how they do business. A piece of legislation is going to cost trillions of dollars, but Members of Congress don’t want the public to see that. Instead, they have the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) look at the bill for just the first 10 years—and they move any costly items off into the future on purpose.They did it with Obamacare—saved the budget bombshells for later. Now they’re trying to do it with immigration.Yesterday, the CBO released its score of the Gang of Eight’s immigration bill. Heritage experts are still analyzing the full report, but a...
  • Americans Forget The Meaning of Memorial Day!

    06/01/2013 10:17:17 PM PDT · by imardmd1 · 18 replies
    Youtube ^ | May 26, 2013 | Mark Dice
    Many Americans don't even know the meaning of Memorial Day, and some don't even care! Have a look. Mark Dice talks with beach goers in San Diego about this important holiday. =========== Mark Dice is a media analyst, political activist, and author who, in an entertaining and educational way, gets people to question our celebrity obsessed culture, and the role the mainstream media and elite secret societies play in shaping our lives. Check out Mark's books in paperback on or e-book on Kindle, iBooks, Nook, or Google Play.
  • Saying the unsayable about Hispanics

    05/21/2013 10:04:09 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 49 replies ^ | 5-21-2013 | Bookworm
    As is often the case with my brain, I need to mull over things sometimes to decide what I think about them. Such is the case with Jason Richwine, the Heritage Foundation scholar who was driven out when it was discovered that his thesis (which passed inspection at Harvard) reached the following conclusions: So what is actually in the dissertation? The dissertation shows that recent immigrants score lower than U.S.-born whites on many different types of IQ tests. Using statistical analysis, it suggests that the test-score differential is due primarily to a real cognitive gap rather than to culture or...
  • Debating the Heritage Foundation's Immigration Study

    05/14/2013 9:25:28 AM PDT · by Moseley · 11 replies
    The AMERICAN THINKER ^ | May 14, 2013 | Jon Moseley
    Two radically different theories are raging across the conservative movement about amnesty for illegal aliens and its effect on our economy. How could the same movement grounded on the same conceptual principles come to two totally different conclusions? I was honored to interview Derrick Morgan, Vice President of the Heritage Foundation, on May 8 as a co-host of the Conservative Commandos radio show. I asked Derrick Morgan these questions, and the Heritage vice president made the entire issue crystal-clear. So, would immigration reform under the "Gang of Eight's" proposal cause our economy to expand, increase wages for everyone, and more...
  • Fmr. Sen. Jim DeMint: $6.3 trillion immigration price tag ‘irrefutable’

    05/14/2013 8:02:04 AM PDT · by Java4Jay · 4 replies
    Former Sen. Jim DeMint (R – S.C.) is standing by the controversial Heritage Foundation study that put a $6.3 trillion price tag on the Senate immigration bill, saying: “There’s no doubt that these numbers are real.”
  • The Fiscal Impact of Immigration (Why the Heritage Foundation study is still on the money)

    05/14/2013 7:06:04 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    National Review ^ | 05/14/2013 | By Steven Camarota
    I have worked on the issue of immigration’s fiscal impact for a long time, having presented my first academic paper on the subject at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association almost two decades ago. I can thus say with confidence that the Heritage Foundation’s recent report on the fiscal cost of illegal immigrants is the most detailed and exhaustive ever done on this topic. The report’s lead author is Robert Rector, intellectual godfather of welfare reform. Rector finds that illegal-immigrant households use about $55 billion more in services than they pay in taxes each year. Under the...
  • Heritage Was Wrong - The think tank should have defended Jason Richwine.

    05/13/2013 12:37:46 PM PDT · by neverdem · 15 replies
    National Review Online ^ | May 13, 2013 | Robert VerBruggen
    As you no doubt have already heard, on Friday the Heritage Foundation accepted the resignation of one Jason Richwine, who in 2009 had completed a Harvard dissertation in which he probed the nexus between immigration and IQ. The decision revealed a shocking unwillingness on the part of Heritage to stand up to bullying and protect the academic freedom of its researchers. Perhaps the only good thing to emerge from all this has been the wide-scale distribution of the dissertation itself, a worthy if highly debatable document. It’s a pity that none of Richwine’s detractors seem to have seriously engaged the...
  • AEI scholar suggests Heritage Foundation lacks ‘integrity, loyalty, balls’ after Jason Richwine’s

    05/10/2013 6:43:17 PM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 39 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 6:41 PM 05/10/2013 | Caroline May
    American Enterprise Institute scholar Charles Murray suggested on Friday that former Heritage Foundation analyst Jason Richwine, whose doctoral dissertation at Harvard included evidence that Hispanic immigrants have lower IQs than non-Hispanic whites, had been railroaded and forced to resign by people without integrity or “balls.” Quote: Jason Richwine, guilty of crimethink, "resigns." The bashing from the right has been as mindless as from the left. Thank God I was working for Chris DeMuth and AEI, not Jim DeMint and Heritage, when The Bell Curve was published. Integrity. Loyalty. Balls.DeMuth was the president of AEI from 1986 to 2008. The Bell...
  • Heritage official resigns amid controversy

    05/10/2013 2:06:51 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 60 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 10, 2013 | ERICA WERNER
    A co-author of a disputed Heritage Foundation report on a new immigration bill has resigned amid controversy over claims he made about immigrants having low IQs. A spokesman for the conservative think tank confirmed Jason Richwine's resignation Friday without offering details. Richwine was one of two authors of a report released Monday that said immigration legislation pending in the Senate would cost $6.3 trillion over 50 years as immigrants consumed federal benefits without making up for it in taxes. The report quickly came under attack as critics from the left and right said it didn't account for economic benefits from...
  • Linda Chavez: Heritage's Scare Tactics

    05/10/2013 10:20:14 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Townhall ^ | 05/10/2013 | Linda Chavez
    The immigration debate has taken a sudden and nasty turn with the publication of a new report by The Heritage Foundation claiming that reform legislation will end up costing American taxpayers $6.3 trillion. The Heritage Foundation, one of the most respected conservative organizations in the U.S., has sullied its reputation by lending its name to this tendentious piece of propaganda. First, the study grossly exaggerates the "cost" of immigration reform by assuming that all of those who gain legal status will claim welfare and other social service benefits as soon as they become eligible. While it is true that Hispanic...
  • Heritage study co-author opposed letting in immigrants with low IQs

    05/08/2013 12:06:21 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 44 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 8, 2013 | Dylan Matthews
    The Heritage Foundation made something of a splash with its study suggesting that immigration reform will cost the public trillions. Past work by one of its co-authors helps put that piece in context. Jason Richwine is relatively new to the think tank world. He received his PhD in public policy from Harvard in 2009, and joined Heritage after a brief stay at the American Enterprise Institute. Richwine’s doctoral dissertation is titled “IQ and Immigration Policy”; the contents are well summarized in the dissertation abstract: "The statistical construct known as IQ can reliably estimate general mental ability, or intelligence. The average...
  • 'Gang of 8' Breaks the Bank: Mass Amnesty Would Add At Least $6.3 TRILLION to U.S. Debt

    05/06/2013 9:35:28 AM PDT · by montag813 · 18 replies
    America's financial future? Destroyed by mass amnesty for 20+ million illegal aliens. Mexico's Oligarchs say "Gracias, Gringo!"- by John HillStand With ArizonaThe widely-anticipated Heritage Foundation estimate on the cost of the 'Gang of Eight' illegal alien amnesty bill was released this morning, and it is a unmitigated disaster. The 'comprehensive immigration' overhaul being taken up in the Senate this week would add at least $6.3 trillion to the national debt if 11 million illegal aliens are granted legal status, according to the conservative think tank. And that amount assumes the low-ball figure of "11 million" - which most serious experts say...
  • There’s no such thing as a free immigration amnesty ($6.3 Trillion)

    05/06/2013 9:00:16 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 8 replies ^ | 5-6-2013 | William A. Jacobson
    Amnesty, and particularly citizenship, for people who broke the law to get here is bad policy because it rewards law breakers and advantages them over law abiders. It’s also very costly, as a study released by the Heritage Foundation demonstrates, The Fiscal Cost of Unlawful Immigrants and Amnesty to the U.S. Taxpayer: Executive Summary Unlawful immigration and amnesty for current unlawful immigrants can pose large fiscal costs for U.S. taxpayers. Government provides four types of benefits and services that are relevant to this issue: Direct benefits. These include Social Security, Medicare, unemployment insurance, and workers’ compensation. Means-tested welfare benefits. There...