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  • 20,642 New Regulations Added in the Obama Presidency

    05/23/2016 9:55:43 AM PDT · by milton23 · 15 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | 5/23/16 | James Gattuso & Diane Katz
    The tide of red tape that threatens to drown U.S. consumers and businesses surged yet again in 2015, according to a Heritage Foundation study we released on Monday. More than $22 billion per year in new regulatory costs were imposed on Americans last year, pushing the total burden for the Obama years to exceed $100 billion annually.
  • Oakland’s Minimum Wage Is Up, Wal-Mart Is Out

    01/30/2016 8:44:31 AM PST · by upchuck · 64 replies
    daily signal ^ | Jan 22, 2016 | Leah Jessen
    A minimum wage of $12.55 an hour in Oakland, Calif., may be the culprit for a Wal-Mart store's closure. Wal-Mart announced Jan. 15 it will close 269 stores globally, including 154 locations in the United States-affecting about 10,000 associates across the nation... snip Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf, a Democrat, has been leading statewide efforts to raise the minimum wage to $15. "This higher city minimum wage eliminated the jobs of the very workers advocates wanted to help," said James Sherk, a research fellow in labor economics at The Heritage Foundation... snip The Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday that most...
  • Ted Cruz Warns Against Military Adventurism

    12/10/2015 6:32:42 PM PST · by Isara · 12 replies
    U.S. News ^ | Dec. 10, 2015 | David Catanese
    The Texas senator is seeking an implicit contrast with the more hawkish Marco Rubio.Sen. Ted Cruz on Thursday warned against the deployment of U.S. forces in the Middle East in hopes of creating democracy, nodding to a portion of the Republican Party exhausted with military escapades abroad. Even as he emphasized the need to defeat the Islamic State group in a speech coming just a week after the San Bernardino, California, shooting rampage that's since been linked to radicalization, Cruz, a 2016 presidential candidate, chastised those rushing to place American troops on the ground to fight the enemy. "Some in...
  • Live: Senator Ted Cruz on National Security (Dec 10 10:00am EST)

    12/10/2015 6:53:54 AM PST · by Isara · 48 replies
    C-Span ^ | Dec 10, 2015
    Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) delivers remarks and responds to questions at the Heritage Foundation about his national security priorities following the Paris terrorist attacks and the mass shooting in San Bernardino, California. Watch live.
  • Ted Cruz gets Heritage Foundation ‘endorsement’

    11/10/2015 11:37:15 AM PST · by Isara · 41 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Tuesday, November 10, 2015 | Steve Deace
    According to a new a report from the Heritage Foundation, Sen. Ted Cruz is just about the ideal presidential candidate.Heritage Action, the political arm of perhaps the most respected think tank in the conservative movement, which is now run by former South Carolina Sen. Jim DeMint, had almost nothing but praise for Mr. Cruz in its first ever presidential policy scorecard.One of the report’s most stirring salutes involves Mr. Cruz’s regular campaign promise to actually do what he says, instead of getting distracted by the many trappings and sellouts of Washington, D.C.Put another way, he won’t lie to you and...
  • Ted Cruz Gets a Boost from Powerful Conservative Insiders

    11/09/2015 5:14:01 PM PST · by Isara · 20 replies
    Fiscal Times ^ | November 9, 2015 | Rob Garver
    An influential political action group in Washington, Heritage Action for America, all but endorsed the presidential candidacy of Texas Sen. Ted Cruz on Monday, with the release of an analysis of the platforms of the top 12 candidates for the Republican nomination.Cruz has been consistently in the middle of the pack in early polling, typically gathering only a fraction of the support currently being lavished on frontrunners Donald Trump and Ben Carson. However, with backing from well-funded Super PACs, the Texas senator has the ability to assert himself in the race in the event that one or both of the...
  • Why Are Customers So Angry About This New Book on Marriage and Religious Freedom?

    07/25/2015 8:08:22 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 41 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | July 19, 2015 | Marguerite Bowling
    Is the debate about marriage over after the Supreme Courts June decision to redefine marriage in all fifty states? Thats what some reviewers are insisting after a new book was released last week. The book, Truth Overruled: The Future of Marriage and Religious Freedom, is a roadmap from Ryan Anderson, a senior research fellow at the Heritage Foundation, on how the conservative movement can move forward in promoting marriage and protecting religious freedom after the Supreme Courts ruling. I wrote this book for all Americans. For those who disagree with me, to at least understand the viewpoint of roughly...
  • New York Times Debunked: Scott Walkers Im Not Going Nativist Conversation Never Happened

    07/03/2015 7:29:05 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 31 replies
    Breitbart Big Government ^ | 7-3-15 | Matthew Boyle
    A conversation about immigration between Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and the Heritage Foundations Stephen Moore, reported on by the New York Times this week, never happened. We have spoken with Stephen Moore and the conversation that was reported did not happen and he will tell you that. I would recommend you reach out to him, Walker spokeswoman AshLee Strong told Breitbart News on Thursday in response to an article by Jonathan Martin and Maggie Haberman. On Thursday, the reporters wrote: Stephen Moore, a conservative scholar at the Heritage Foundation who backs an immigration overhaul, called Mr. Walkers embrace of a...
  • Remaking of Alexander Hamilton

    05/11/2015 10:53:48 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 41 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | May 8, 2015 | Malcolm A. Kline
    With their gift for ruining everything they touch, American progressives have done incalculable damage to the reputation of Alexander Hamilton. Yet and still, the first Secretary of the Treasury remains perhaps the most problematic of the Founding Fathers. Teddy Roosevelt and New Republic founder Herbert Croly wholeheartedly embraced what they saw as Hamiltons vision for a strong national government. Nevertheless, Hamilton vigorously defended the U. S. Constitution in The Federalist Papers, Heritage Foundation scholar Carson Holloway pointed out in a talk that he gave Tuesday at the Foundations headquarters here. He was not arguing for a national government any stronger...
  • MSNBC 'Debate' on Indiana Law: 'Cut His Mic Off!'

    04/01/2015 2:10:40 PM PDT · by Nachum · 27 replies ^ | 4/1/15 | Guy Benson
    The Heritage Foundation's Ryan Anderson (with whom I happen to disagree on same-sex marriage) appeared on Ed Schultz's MSNBC program (cough) last night to discuss Indiana's religious freedom law, and the resulting conversation culminated with the host instructing producers to silence Anderson's microphone. End of Discussion: Schultz advances one false or misleading narrative after another, then loses his composure when Anderson (or "Mr. Ryan," as Schultz calls him at one point) replies with rapid-fire factual corrections. Schultz interrupts Anderson's first answer almost immediately to contest the statement that Indiana's law is effectively the same as other RFRAs, including the federal...
  • Ed Schultz gets schooled on Indiana Law

    04/01/2015 12:56:56 PM PDT · by abishai · 18 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | March 31, 2015 | The Daily Signal
    Ryan T Anderson from the Heritage Foundation successfully defended the Indiana law on Ed Schultz's MSNBC program. Schultz throws a hissy fit and first cuts Anderson's mic, then brings him back, gets schooled again, and apologizes to his viewers, saying he "can't have a civil conversation."
  • Part of Obamas Fundamental Change for America is destruction of the military

    02/28/2015 8:05:50 AM PST · by darkwing104 · 22 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | February 28, 2015 | Jim Emerson, staff writer
    If the United States is to remain a sovereign nation, she must have a strong military capable of defending both her shores and her citizens against attack. This means that in addition to protecting the homeland, American troops must also protect our interests abroad, including our allies. When all is said and done, the United States must have armed forces capable of fighting and winning wars on two regional fronts. This week The Heritage Foundation released its 2015 Index of U.S. Military Strength. In the report, Foundations Analysts wrote The U.S. does not have the right force to meet a...
  • Florida Republican Steps Forward as Alternative to Boehner for Speaker

    01/03/2015 8:08:30 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 55 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | Rob Bluey
    January 3, 2915 Florida Republican Steps Forward as Alternative to Boehner for Speaker By Rob Bluey In a daring move just days before the next election for House speaker, Rep. Ted Yoho, R-Fla., today offered himself as an alternative to incumbent Speaker John Boehner, the party establishment’s choice.Boehner, who has served as speaker since 2011, will likely face his first formal challenge from a member of his own party on Tuesday when lawmakers convene for the 114th Congress. The Daily Signal has learned Yoho is one of several Republicans weighing a run for speaker.“The American people have allowed us to...
  • This Conservative Historian Took on Howard Zinn, Writing A Patriots History

    12/27/2014 4:29:15 AM PST · by iowamark · 21 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | December 25, 2014 | Kate Scanlon
    Larry Schweikart recently spoke at the Heritage Foundation about the newly released 10th anniversary edition of the book he co-authored with Michael Allen, A Patriots History of the United States: From Columbuss Great Discovery to Americas Age of Entitlement. A Patriots History had a rather unusual journey from publication to fame; becoming a No.1 New York Times bestseller six years after its publication.Schweikart, a history professor at the University of Dayton, wrote the book in response to what he calls a lack of textbooks that dealt accurately and fairly with American history. Many of the existing classroom materials, he said,...
  • Report: Immigration Amnesty Will Cost American Taxpayers $2 TRILLION ($40B/year over 50 yrs)

    11/24/2014 3:32:46 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Fox News Insider ^ | Nov. 24, 2014 12:58 pm
    The presidents immigration amnesty will cost $2 trillionabout $40 billion a yearover the next 50 years, the Heritage Foundation projects. The total equates to a $22,000 tax on every American who has a four-year college degree, 30 extra for every gallon of gas, or $10 a month tacked onto every cell phone bill.
  • Conservatives Turn on McConnell And Anoint Ted Cruz The Leader Of Congress (Laff riot)

    11/07/2014 11:13:25 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    PoliticusUSA - Real Liberal Politics ^ | November 7, 2014 | Rmuse
    It is a fairly safe bet that next to the Koch brothers, Heritage Foundation, Senate Conservative Fund, and the Club for Growth, no-one in Washington was as excited with the results of the midterm elections as corrupt Kentucky Senator Mitch McConnell. It is also likely that McConnell has yearned to be Majority Leader throughout his political career, and although he may end up winning that coveted title, he will be Majority Leader in name only because pure conservatives at Heritage Action, Club for Growth, and the Senate Conservative Fund already have anointed Texas Ted Cruz as de facto leader of...
  • Keeping Elections Honest [Heritage Foundation Video]

    10/14/2014 2:56:15 PM PDT · by justiceseeker93 · 17 replies
    Heritage Foundation ^ | Oct. 14, 2014 | Heritage Foundation
    The United States has a long history of voter fraud that has been documented by historians and journalists. Such fraud can make the difference in a close election, and we have many elections particularly at the local and state level that are decided by a very small number of votes. Every American citizen who is eligible should be able to vote, but it is equally important that every citizens vote not be diluted or stolen through fraud, especially fraud that could change the outcome of an election. Election integrity is fundamental to securing free and fair elections, which...
  • Jim DeMint Blesses Ted Cruz Over Rick Perry

    08/30/2014 1:01:42 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | August 29, 2014 | Jonathan Strong
    In Dallas at an Americans For Prosperity event, Heritage Foundation president and former-Sen. Jim DeMint put his thumb firmly on the scale for Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) over fellow Texan Gov. Rick Perry for the coming 2016 presidential contest. I think Cruz even more than Perry right now, DeMint told the Associated Press. Ted has become really the national conservative leader.(continued)
  • Report: EPA Exceeds Its Authority With Proposed Rules

    08/20/2014 8:15:56 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 11 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | August 19, 2014 | Peter Fricke
    Congress should use the appropriations process to reassert its authority over the Environmental Protection Agency, according to a Heritage Foundation issue brief released Tuesday.The report, written by scholar Daren Bakst, identifies three issues on which the EPA has proposed rules and regulations that exceed its authority. In all three cases, Bakst recommends that Congress prohibit the agency from using its funding to implement the proposals. (RELATED: EPA Overrides Congress, Hands Over Town to Indian Tribes)According to the report, “the EPA is using the regulatory process to require greenhouse gas emission reductions even as Congress has been unwilling to take such...
  • Dana Milbank's Heritage disaster

    06/17/2014 10:41:30 AM PDT · by don-o · 34 replies
    Politico ^ | June 17, 2014 | DYLAN BYERS
    Washington Post columnist Dana Milbank set off a flurry of outraged tweets on Monday night after posting a highly critical recap of a panel event at the Heritage Foundation that, he says, "deteriorated into the ugly taunting of a woman in the room who wore an Islamic head covering." Video of that panel has since surfaced and -- in my view -- Milbank grossly misrepresented the nature of that exchange. The woman in question, Saba Ahmed, an American University law student, does not seem to have been "taunted." Both panelists who responded to her accepted the premise of her question...
  • Heritage Panel on Benghazi a Discussion of Passion and Purpose

    06/18/2014 12:58:11 AM PDT · by dignitasnews · 6 replies
    Dignitas News Service ^ | June 18, 2014 | Paul M Winters
    At a Monday afternoon panel discussion at the conservative Heritage Foundation on Washington's Select Committee investigating the deadly events of the September 11, 2012 Benghazi incident, an exchange during the Q&A period provided the left-wing press to once again obscure the fundamental issues related to the incident and undermine the efforts of those who seek answers to a national tragedy and embarrassment. What was in fact a frank and adult discussion filled with passion and purpose by the panel and the young woman in question has become the latest cause clbre for the Progressive-left in their ongoing effort to besmirch...
  • Heritages ugly Benghazi panel

    06/17/2014 6:54:00 AM PDT · by don-o · 61 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | June 16, 2014 | Dana Milbank
    Representatives of prominent conservative groups converged on the Heritage Foundation on Monday afternoon for the umpteenth in a series of gatherings to draw attention to the Benghazi controversy. But this one took an unexpected turn. What began as a session purportedly about unanswered questions surrounding the September 2012 attacks on U.S. facilities in Libya deteriorated into the ugly taunting of a woman in the room who wore an Islamic head covering. The session, as usual, quickly moved beyond the specifics of the assaults that left four Americans dead to accusations about the Muslim Brotherhood infiltrating the Obama administration, President Obama...
  • Heritage Action a Better Measure of Conservatism Than American Conservative Union

    06/13/2014 1:24:54 PM PDT · by Woodland · 4 replies
    BarbWire ^ | John Biver
    The learning curve for those who dont work in politics or who are relatively new to politics can be steep. Often that learning is never accomplished because of the time needed to digest the huge amount of data thats important. Even many people within the informed choir regularly misjudge things because theyre unfamiliar with the players behind the scenes. Personnel is policy is not a clich, its a reality. There are organizations which are well known, have a great name and mission statement, but dont necessarily deserve the reputation they have. RedState.coms Erick Erickson made an important point this week...
  • 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 youre busy. And were quite certain you care deeply about the future of our country. We care, too. We care about your communities, your families, and how Washingtons 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. Thats why the Heritage Foundation team is excited to announce that were creating a digital-first, multimedia news platform. After months of planning, on June 3 we will...
  • Why not Gov. Mike Pence in 2016?

    04/17/2014 7:22:56 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/17/2014 | AllahPundit
    If you’re wondering why this otherwise prosaic Bloomberg piece about Pence’s national future begins with a mention of the Koch brothers, it’s probably because the guy who wrote it worked for Paul Sarbanes and, briefly, Debbie Wasserman-Schultz before resuming his career as an impartial reporter.But never mind that. Is Pence the dark horse? “I have no doubt that he would make a great president,” said Steven Chancellor, the chief executive officer of Evansville, Indiana-based American Patriot Group, the parent of a company that makes ready-to-eat rations for the Pentagon. “He certainly distinguished himself in the House” and is “off...
  • Former Obama Officials Paycheck Fairness Talking Points Demolished in CNN Brawl

    04/08/2014 3:28:53 PM PDT · by markomalley · 13 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 4/8/2014 | Noah Rothman
    Anita Dunn, a veteran Democratic operative and a former White House communications director in Barack Obamas administration, did not perform all that well when tasked with defending the presidents election year push for a variety of remedies to the issue equal pay for women. To the extent that this an issue at all, which Dunn failed to prove, she also was unable to demonstrate that the White Houses proposed solutions would even address the issue without creating new, far more tangible problems for employers and employees alike in the process. After CNN host Jake Tapper noted that it is already...
  • Beyond the Crimea Crisis: Comprehensive Next Steps in U.S.Russian Relations

    03/25/2014 11:16:45 AM PDT · by 1rudeboy · 16 replies
    The Heritage Foundation ^ | March 25, 2014 | Nile Gardiner, Ph.D., Jack Spencer, Luke Coffey and Nicolas Loris
    AbstractOn February 28, Russian troops, aided by pro-Russian local militia, occupied important sites across the Crimean Peninsula under the pretext of protecting Russian people. Now Crimea is under Moscows de facto control and the Russian parliament has voted to annex the region into the Russian Federation. The failure of the Obama Administrations Russian reset, the unilateral disarming of Europe, and the U.S. reduction of forces and disengagement from Europe have led Russia to calculate that the West will not respond in any significant way. The Administration can demonstrate Americas commitment to its NATO allies and support for the Ukrainian...
  • 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 foundations chief economist. Moore is pro-growth, pro-immigration a cheery conservative warrior. If allowed free rein and I cant believe he would have taken the job unless he was assured of intellectual freedom he has the ability to restore Heritage Foundations luster and to help introduce the far right to...
  • WSJs 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 Journals 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 dont 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 thats in the best interest of America, our economy, and allows the United States to get the best and brightest people to come here.</p>
  • How President Obama Is Killing Jobs

    11/15/2013 11:38:57 AM PST · by 1rudeboy · 43 replies
    Heritage Foundation ^ | November 15, 2013 | Jim DeMint
    Five years on and President Obama still refuses to assume responsibility for his woeful economic record. The buck stops with Republicans, other countries, changes in the weather, etc.—anywhere but the Oval Office. Of course, it’s not new having a chief executive who refuses to admit failure. What is rare is having a news media that does not hold the President accountable. So let’s establish the record. At 2.2 percent annual growth, we are now witnessing the slowest economic recovery in generations. Even the Council on Foreign Relations says “the economic expansion following the 2008 recession has been the weakest of...
  • Wiki edits pushing Heritage Foundation individual mandate (vanity)

    11/04/2013 1:21:56 PM PST · by tuwood · 75 replies
    Vanity | tuwood
    I'm usually a lurker here, but I may have something to contribute today. :) I was listening to a hard core Liberal in another non political forum I frequent go on and on about how Obama just implemented the Republican healthcare plan that the Heritage Foundation suggested. I have read about the Heritage Foundation spin before, but this seems to really be popping up a lot on my journeys around the interwebs lately so I did a little digging and noticed that pretty much all of the Wiki pages about the ACA have very recently been edited to insert the...
  • Video: President Obama Promising That You Can Keep Your Health-Care Plan, Again and Again

    10/29/2013 5:16:32 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | 10/29 | Dan Amira
    The latest Obamacare controversy: Despite assuring the American people that their current plans would be safe under Obamacare, millions of individuals are now facing the cancellation of their plans. Now, it's true that these plans are not being directly altered by Obamacare they lost their "grandfathered in" status when certain changes were made, and then, having lost that status, no longer met the minimum qualifications required by Obamacare. It's true that many of these plans were shitty and would have left many people uncovered in the case of catastrophic injury. It's true that many of the people now losing...
  • Cant Mike Lee do better? (Jennifer RUBE salivates over a RINO challenge to Lee)

    10/19/2013 6:59:50 PM PDT · by Viennacon · 16 replies
    The Washington Compost ^ | 10/18/2013 | Jennifer Rubin (AKA - The Rube, or Jennifer Durbin)
    It is hard not to be cynical about the right-wingers racket. They promote confrontation in which there is no hope of victory, assail other Republicans when it fails and, along the way, raise a great deal of money and get a whole lot of media attention. There are two things going on here. First, the short-term incentives for Lee to engage in this stunt are obvious. Hes not ever going to be president of the United States and will forever be in the shadow of people like Jim DeMint, president of the Heritage Foundation, and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.). (Lee...
  • Orrin Hatch vs. the Heritage Foundation (In case you were in any doubt)

    10/19/2013 6:29:00 PM PDT · by Viennacon · 30 replies
    Washington Compost ^ | 10/18/2013 | Chris Cillizza
    After calling Obamacare a dog bill and insisting that some good did come out of the shutdown showdown, Hatch was blunt when asked about the influence of outside conservative groups and the Heritage Foundation in particular. Heritage used to be the conservative organization helping Republicans and helping conservatives and helping us to be able to have the best intellectual conservative ideas, Hatch said. Theres some real question in the minds of many Republicans now is Heritage going to go so political that it really doesnt amount to anything anymore. Right now I think its in danger of losing its...
  • Body Found at San Francisco General Hospital Is Missing Woman Lynne Spalding (Obamacare)

    10/09/2013 8:01:13 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 27 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Wednesday, Oct 9, 2013 | Lori Preuitt and Cheryl Hurd
    A little more than two weeks after a 57-year-old patient disappeared San Francisco General Hospital, hospital officials on Wednesday confirmed they were "fairly certain" the body found in a stairwell this week was that of Lynne Spalding. Though the hospital did not confirm the identity 100 percent, Spalding's daughter told a family friend that the body was her mother's. Still, despite the announcement at a news conference, questions swirled about how Spalding a British native who worked in hospitality sales could have ended up in a remote stairwell on the fourth floor. Spalding had entered the hospital on...
  • DeMint: Republicans unwilling to defund ObamaCare need to be replaced

    08/20/2013 12:11:59 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 17 replies ^ | 8/20/13 | Mario Trujillo
    Former Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) on Monday night urged voters to replace any Republican lawmaker unwilling to vote to defund ObamaCare during next month's budget showdown. DeMint, the president of the Heritage Foundation, dismissed fears that Republicans would be blamed for a government shutdown, as they were in the 1990s. The risk of that is so much less than the risk to our country if we implement ObamaCare, and so Im not as interested in the political futures of folks who think they might lose a showdown with the president, DeMint said at a town-hall meeting hosted by Heritage Action,...
  • 60 Terrorist Plots Since 9/11: Continued Lessons in Domestic Counterterrorism

    07/23/2013 7:39:36 AM PDT · by 1rudeboy · 8 replies
    Heritage Foundation ^ | July 22, 2013 | Jessica Zuckerman, Steven P. Bucci, Ph.D. and James Jay Carafano, Ph.D.
    Abstract The Heritage Foundation has tracked post-9/11 terrorist plots against the United States in an effort to study the evolving nature of the threat and to garner lessons learned. The best way to protect the United States from terrorism is to ensure a strong and capable domestic counterterrorism enterpriseand to understand the continuing nature of the terror threat. The Boston Marathon bombing was the 59th publicly known terror plot against the United States since 9/11. In a political environment of sequestration on the one hand, and privacy concerns on the other, there are those on both sides of the aisle...
  • 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.Heres how they do business. A piece of legislation is going to cost trillions of dollars, but Members of Congress dont want the public to see that. Instead, they have the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) look at the bill for just the first 10 yearsand they move any costly items off into the future on purpose.They did it with Obamacaresaved the budget bombshells for later. Now theyre trying to do it with immigration.Yesterday, the CBO released its score of the Gang of Eights immigration bill. Heritage experts are still analyzing the full report, but a...
  • Ask Heritage: How Will the Immigration Bill Damage America?

    06/14/2013 5:02:07 PM PDT · by iowamark · 2 replies
    The Senate will begin debate on the Gang of Eights immigration proposal next week. Here are four words to watch out for as the Senators make their caseand warnings about what they might mean.1. COSTCost is one word that should come up in the immigration debate, because the Gang of Eights amnesty proposal has a cost that is simply too high for Americans to bear. Heritage analysis found that amnesty would cost taxpayers trillions of dollars.Amnesty means that illegal immigrants become legaland become eligible for Obamacare benefits, Social Security, welfare, and Medicare. But they wont pay enough into the system...
  • The Fiscal Cost of Unlawful Immigrants and Amnesty to the U.S. Taxpayer

    06/12/2013 4:19:49 AM PDT · by iowamark · 11 replies
    Heritage Foundation ^ | 5/6/2013 | Robert Rector and Jason Richwine, Ph.D.
    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 are over 80 of these programs which, at a cost of nearly $900 billion per year, provide cash, food, housing, medical, and other services to roughly 100 million low-income Americans. Major programs include Medicaid, food stamps, the refundable Earned Income Tax Credit, public housing, Supplemental Security Income, and Temporary Assistance for Needy...
  • Heritage Shock [Paul Krugman steps in it, again]

    06/08/2013 10:23:42 AM PDT · by 1rudeboy · 10 replies
    The New York Times ^ | June 5, 2013 | Paul Krugman
    OK, this is really shocking: a Heritage Foundation economist [Dr. Salim Furth] has been accused of presenting false, deliberately misleading data and analysis to the Senate Budget Committee.What’s so shocking? Not the false, misleading data and analysis — that’s SOP at Heritage. Remember the disappearing forecast of 2.8 percent unemployment under the Ryan plan, and various other Heritage escapades? What’s shocking is that they got called on it, in real time.The claim in particular, by the way, is widely popular on the right; it’s the claim that there isn’t any real austerity in Europe. Wonkbook goes through some of the...
  • 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: Theres no doubt that these numbers are real.
  • 'Heritage' Flap: Did Al Hunt Just Question IQ Of Non-Asian Immigrants?

    05/10/2013 5:33:28 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 17 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Al Hunt prefaced his remark by describing the issue of ethnicity and IQ as a "swamp". But did he then proceed to wade right into it? Morning Joe today took up the topic of the flap over a report on immigration produced by the Heritage Foundation. The panel's particular focus was a statement by report co-author Jason Richwine contained in his Harvard dissertation that "the average IQ of immigrants is substantially lower than that of native whites." Rather than rejecting the notion out of hand, Hunt asked "is that true of Asian immigrants? Is that true of all immigrants?" Ruh-roh!...
  • 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. Richwines 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...
  • No, Amnesty will NOT expand the economy [Amnesty and the Economy]

    05/08/2013 4:41:30 AM PDT · by Moseley · 7 replies
    AMERICAN THINKER ^ | May 8, 2013 | Jonathon Moseley
    Economic fallacies are being hurled at the Heritage Foundation to attack its study of amnesty for illegal immigrants. On May 6, Heritage released its study calculating a $6.3 trillion price tag for the Gang of Eight proposal. Amnesty promoters recall that a similar study by Heritage blocked amnesty in 2007. To implement the Gang of Eights Muriel Boat Lift, The Sequel amnesty advocates seek to discredit the study. So they accuse Heritage of ignoring the expansion of the U.S. economy that amnesty will cause. Therefore, they say, Heritage over-states the true cost of amnesty at $6.3 trillion. They offer no...
  • Noted immigration researchers Haley Barbour,Jeff Flake, and Paul Ryan slam Heritage Foundation study

    05/06/2013 2:04:55 PM PDT · by Bratch · 94 replies
    Twitchy ^ | May 6, 2013 | Twitchy Staff
    Noted immigration researchers Haley Barbour, Jeff Flake, and Paul Ryan slam Heritage Foundationstudy Posted at 3:10 pm on May 6, 2013 by Twitchy Staff | View Comments Haley Barbour on the Heritage report: "It's a political document. It's not serious analysis." Jordan Fabian (@Jordanfabian) May 06, 2013 Ths morning the Heritage Foundation released a study estimating that amnesty will cost taxpayers at least $6.3 trillion. We can certainly understand why amnesty supporters are upset, but their criticisms of the study ring hollow.Former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour calls the study a political document and not serious analysis but does not say...
  • The Fiscal Cost of Unlawful Immigrants and Amnesty to the U.S. Taxpayer

    05/06/2013 9:16:06 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 4 replies
    The Heritage Foundation ^ | May 6, 2013 | Robert Rector and Jason Richwine, Ph.D.
    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 are over 80 of these programs which, at a cost of nearly $900 billion per year, provide cash, food, housing, medical, and other services to roughly 100 million low-income Americans. Major programs include Medicaid, food stamps, the refundable Earned Income Tax Credit, public housing, Supplemental Security Income, and Temporary Assistance for Needy...
  • Shapiro Talks 'Bullies' To Heritage Foundation - MUST SEE!

    02/05/2013 4:42:29 PM PST · by STARWISE · 20 replies
    Heritage Foundation: A book event- While the Left likes to pretend that they oppose bullying with all their heart and soul, Ben Shapiro, editor-at-large of, argues that in reality the Left is the greatest purveyor of bullying in modern American history. Bullying has morphed into the go-to tactic used to quash opponents through fear, threat of force, violence, and rhetorical intimidation on every major issue facing our nation. Whether playing the race card, the class card, or the sexism card, any and every means is invoked to demonize the opposition. By creating a climate of fear, ordinary Americans are...
  • DeMint Move Ignites Talk of 2016 Presidential Run

    12/06/2012 11:20:50 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 28 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Thursday, 06 Dec 2012 08:01 PM | David A. Patten
    South Carolina Sen. Jim DeMints surprise announcement that he will leave the U.S. Senate in January to take over leadership of the conservative Heritage Foundation think tank has ignited speculation among grass-roots conservatives that DeMint may use the new post as a launching pad for a presidential bid in 2016. Jim DeMint will have a bigger microphone than before, conservative direct-marketing pioneer Richard Viguerie tells Newsmax. If he wants to, this opens up a lot more opportunities for him. I think theres a decent chance that hell be a serious presidential candidate in four years. Viguerie called the move to...