AMY PAYNE, HERITAGE FOUNDATION Saying that something helps small businesses is a great way to gain public support for your cause. Except when it’s not true. Take, for example, claims about the government-run Export-Import Bank, which subsidizes U.S. exports by providing discount loans to foreign governments and businesses to purchase American...
AMY PAYNE, HERITAGE FOUNDATION Saying that something helps small businesses is a great way to gain public support for your cause. Except when it’s not true. Take, for example, claims about the government-run Export-Import Bank, which subsidizes U.S. exports by providing discount loans to foreign governments and businesses to purchase American...
AMY PAYNE, HERITAGE FOUNDATION Obamacare is a huge factor for voters this fall, a new Politico poll shows, with 89 percent of respondents saying it will affect their votes. In a new poll of registered voters in competitive congressional districts, Politico set the stage for respondents this way: Recently it was announced...
HERITAGE FOUNDATION, AMY PAYNE President Obama has been on a foreign tour. How’s it going on the world stage? Probably not so well when New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd is accusing him of “whining” and “whiffing.” Dowd’s eviscerating assessment of Obama’s foreign policy is timely. “It doesn’t feel like leadership,” she said...
AMY PAYNE, HERITAGE FOUNDATION Today is “Equal Pay Day” for those who believe that The Man is keeping women down. Convincing people that injustice is taking place is a great way to push your policy agenda—and that’s where “Equal Pay Day” comes from. It’s the left’s claim that women in America...
AMY PAYNE, HERITAGE FOUNDATION Today is kinda-sorta the deadline to sign up for Obamacare, though if you want to say you’re “in line” for coverage, the administration is okay with that. (If your state is running its own Obamacare exchange, it may be keeping its deadline firm, so check with...
AMY PAYNE, HERITAGE FOUNDATION Obamacare has caused seemingly endless problems, and one of the big—and very personal—ones will be on display at the Supreme Court next week. Often called the HHS (Health and Human Services) mandate, one of Obamacare’s stipulations is that employers who are providing health coverage to their employees...
AMY PAYNE, HERITAGE FOUNDATION If you’re a mom of grown children, this is for you. Did you know that the Obama administration and the state of Rhode Island are counting on you to nag your kids into signing up for Obamacare? Good old-fashioned guilt and annoyance—that’s the ticket, apparently. But just giving...
AMY PAYNE, HERITAGE FOUNDATION Cases have been popping up across the country where individuals have declined to bake cakes or take photos for same-sex wedding ceremonies—and government has punished them. This week, Arizona Governor Jan Brewer (R) vetoed a bill that would have put religious liberty protections in place in...
AMY PAYNE, HERITAGE FOUNDATION Cases have been popping up across the country where individuals have declined to bake cakes or take photos for same-sex wedding ceremonies—and government has punished them. This week, Arizona Governor Jan Brewer (R) vetoed a bill that would have put religious liberty protections in place in...
AMY PAYNE, HERITAGE FOUNDATION On Super Bowl Sunday, Bill O’Reilly asked President Obama what many Americans are probably wondering. “Was it the biggest mistake of your presidency to tell the nation over and over, ‘If you like your insurance, you can keep your insurance’?” >>> Check Out: How Some Senate Farm Bill...
AMY PAYNE, HERITAGE FOUNDATION On Super Bowl Sunday, Bill O’Reilly asked President Obama what many Americans are probably wondering. “Was it the biggest mistake of your presidency to tell the nation over and over, ‘If you like your insurance, you can keep your insurance’?” >>> Check Out: How Some Senate Farm Bill...
AMY PAYNE, HERITAGE FOUNDATION It would take only 33 minutes for a missile to reach the U.S. from anywhere in the world. That’s a sobering thought when North Korea is taunting America with threatening video propaganda about its nuclear capabilities and Iran is advancing its nuclear program. In response to these...
AMY PAYNE, HERITAGE FOUNDATION In his State of the Union address, President Obama said he wanted to “make high-quality preschool available to every child in America” and “make sure none of our children start the race of life already behind.” So Heritage experts took a look at the President’s plan to...
AMY PAYNE, HERITAGE FOUNDATION Yesterday, President Obama nominated a new ambassador to Libya to succeed Christopher Stevens, who was killed in the terrorist attack in Benghazi last September 11. Six months after that attack—and two federal investigations later—we still have an alarmingly small amount of information about it. The Obama Administration...
AMY PAYNE, HERITAGE FOUNDATION It’s time for Congress to make a real budget—and not just any budget. It’s been four years since the U.S. had a real budget. While the House of Representatives has passed budgets, the Senate has stopped each one. Instead, the Senate under Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV)...
AMY PAYNE, HERITAGE FOUNDATION To understand what’s going on in the Supreme Court today, we have to go back in time. The year was 1965. Hundreds of people gathered in Selma, Alabama, to march for black Americans’ right to vote. Some states, especially in the South, had set up obstacles to...
AMY PAYNE, HERITAGE FOUNDATION If you had to cut your family’s budget, where would you cut? Would you immediately start starving your children and stop wearing shoes? Of course not. You would look at the extras in your life—whether they were coffee shop lattes, movie tickets, or restaurant meals. It’s a good...
AMY PAYNE, HERITAGE FOUNDATION President Obama has so many flip-flops in his policy positions that it’s hard to keep track. After running for President supporting traditional marriage, he “evolved” to support same-sex marriage—and now his Justice Department has officially urged the Supreme Court to overthrow the law of the land. The...
AMY PAYNE, HERITAGE FOUNDATION President Obama’s pick as the next Secretary of Defense is the wrong one. Heritage’s defense and foreign policy experts have examined the record of Chuck Hagel, the Republican former Senator from Nebraska, and concluded he simply does not have the experience and skills for the job....