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  • Lecture posted June 24, 1998 by Stephan Thernstrom, Fred Siegel, Robert Woodson The Kerner Commission Report

    This lecture was held at The Heritage Foundation on March 13, 1998. Welcome to our panel discussion on the 30th anniversary of the publication of the Kerner Commission Report. The Heritage Foundation has a number of goals. One is to roll back the liberal welfare state. A prerequisite to understanding what happened to create the liberal welfare state, and…

  • Lecture posted February 14, 2007 by Kim R. Holmes, Ph.D. North Korea Nuclear and Missile Issues: What's the Solution?

    Delivered on February 13, 2007 With the Six-Party Talks just concluding in Beijing, it certainly is a good time to discuss North Korea. We are fortunate indeed that, as always, the Institute for Corean-American Studies is focusing Washington's attention on a grave matter that concerns both Americans and America's friends in South Korea and Japan. When…

  • Backgrounder posted May 15, 2008 by Sven R. Larson Federal Funds and State Fiscal Independence

    As President Ronald Reagan reminded the Ameri­can people in his 1981 inaugural address, the U.S. Constitution separates government powers so that the voters can hold government officials accountable. Gov­ernment power is separated both horizontally among the legislative, executive, and judicial branches and vertically among the federal, state, and local levels. …

  • Backgrounder posted April 21, 1977 by Milton R. Carter's Energy Program

    (Archived document, may contain errors) 3 April 21, 1977 CA R TER 'S ENER G Y PR OGRA-M President Carter has proposed a comprehensive program to deal with the energy cris is. The major features of his package include the following specific proposals A tax on mileage of inefficient automobiles coupled with a rebate on high-mileage automobiles A standby tax…

  • Backgrounder posted May 24, 2004 by Brian M. Riedl Another Year at the Federal Trough: Farm Subsidies for the Rich, Famous, and Elected Jumped Again in 2002

    Taxpayers funding Washington's $20,000-per-household budget have long known they are not getting their money's worth. Farm subsidies are among the most wasteful uses of taxpayer dollars. The budget-busting $180 billion farm bill enacted before the 2002 elections not only encourages the crop overproduction that depresses crop prices and farm incomes, but also…

  • Backgrounder posted June 19, 2008 by John J. Tkacik, Jr. Taiwan's "Unsettled" International Status: Preserving U.S. Options in the Pacific

    Ma Ying-jeou, inaugurated as Taiwan's new president on May 20, 2008, has pledged to strengthen Taiwan's economic and political relationships with China. At the same time, he has good reason to preserve Taiwan's separate identity, and the U.S. has good reason to support him. Taiwan is one of the most dynamic democracies in Asia and one of America's top 10 trade partners.…

  • Executive Summary posted October 15, 2008 by Robert E. Moffit, Ph.D., Nina Owcharenko Executive Summary: The Obama Health Care Plan: More Power to Washington

    Senator Barack Obama (D-IL) has unveiled an ambitious health care plan that is comprehensive in scope, sparse in detail, and therefore uncertain in its cost and savings estimates. His proposals focus on three stated objectives: offering affordable, comprehensive, and portable coverage; containing spiraling health care costs and improving quality of care; and…

  • Legal Memorandum posted May 11, 2011 by Hans A. von Spakovsky, James Sherk National Labor Relations Board Overreach Against Boeing Imperils Jobs and Investment

    Abstract: In asserting that the Boeing Company is engaging in unfair labor practices by establishing a new aircraft assembly facility in South Carolina, a right-to-work state, instead of Washington State, which is heavily unionized, the National Labor Relations Board is twisting the law to benefit unions at the expense of the rule of law and the nation’s economy.…

  • Backgrounder posted August 3, 1990 by Michael J. McLaughlin High School Dropouts: How Much of a Crisis?

    Introduction In his first State of the Union Address, George Bush this January set six goals to strengthen American education. One of them is to reduce the national high school dropout rate to 10 percent by the end of the decade. Currently, according to Bush, the rate is 25 percent. This high rate, it is said, saddles the United States with an undereducated…

  • Backgrounder posted July 28, 2008 by Ronald D. Utt, Ph.D. How States Can Improve Their Transportation Systems and Relieve Traffic Congestion

    Over the past several decades, federal and state transportation policies have struggled to keep pace with a rising population and increasing numbers of motorists and trucks using the roads. As a result, congestion has worsened in most major metropolitan areas, imposing extra costs on all motorists and truckers and threatening to undermine the economic vitality of many…

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  • Legal Memorandum posted May 11, 2011 by Hans A. von Spakovsky, James Sherk National Labor Relations Board Overreach Against Boeing Imperils Jobs and Investment

    Abstract: In asserting that the Boeing Company is engaging in unfair labor practices by establishing a new aircraft assembly facility in South Carolina, a right-to-work state, instead of Washington State, which is heavily unionized, the National Labor Relations Board is twisting the law to benefit unions at the expense of the rule of law and the nation’s economy.…

  • Executive Summary posted October 15, 2008 by Robert E. Moffit, Ph.D., Nina Owcharenko Executive Summary: The Obama Health Care Plan: More Power to Washington

    Senator Barack Obama (D-IL) has unveiled an ambitious health care plan that is comprehensive in scope, sparse in detail, and therefore uncertain in its cost and savings estimates. His proposals focus on three stated objectives: offering affordable, comprehensive, and portable coverage; containing spiraling health care costs and improving quality of care; and…

  • WebMemo posted August 15, 2008 by James Jay Carafano, Ph.D. Polish-U.S. Missile Defense Deal Makes Sense

    It is widely reported in the world press that the United States and Poland have agreed on terms for deploying ballistic missile interceptors in the East European country. The interceptors would work in conjunction with radars that will be deployed in the Czech Republic (the result of another agreement announced earlier this year). Together, they will comprise a…

  • Backgrounder posted July 28, 2008 by Ronald D. Utt, Ph.D. How States Can Improve Their Transportation Systems and Relieve Traffic Congestion

    Over the past several decades, federal and state transportation policies have struggled to keep pace with a rising population and increasing numbers of motorists and trucks using the roads. As a result, congestion has worsened in most major metropolitan areas, imposing extra costs on all motorists and truckers and threatening to undermine the economic vitality of many…

  • Backgrounder posted June 19, 2008 by John J. Tkacik, Jr. Taiwan's "Unsettled" International Status: Preserving U.S. Options in the Pacific

    Ma Ying-jeou, inaugurated as Taiwan's new president on May 20, 2008, has pledged to strengthen Taiwan's economic and political relationships with China. At the same time, he has good reason to preserve Taiwan's separate identity, and the U.S. has good reason to support him. Taiwan is one of the most dynamic democracies in Asia and one of America's top 10 trade partners.…

  • Backgrounder posted May 15, 2008 by Sven R. Larson Federal Funds and State Fiscal Independence

    As President Ronald Reagan reminded the Ameri­can people in his 1981 inaugural address, the U.S. Constitution separates government powers so that the voters can hold government officials accountable. Gov­ernment power is separated both horizontally among the legislative, executive, and judicial branches and vertically among the federal, state, and local levels. …

  • WebMemo posted March 8, 2007 by John J. Tkacik, Jr. A Chinese Military Superpower?

    Members of Congress are considering several bills designed to combat climate change. Chief among them is Senate bill 2191--America's Cli­mate Security Act of 2007--spearheaded by Joseph Lieberman (I-CT) and John Warner (R-VA). This bill would set a limit on the emissions of green­house gases, mainly carbon dioxide from the com­bustion of coal, oil, and natural…

  • Backgrounder posted May 24, 2004 by Brian M. Riedl Another Year at the Federal Trough: Farm Subsidies for the Rich, Famous, and Elected Jumped Again in 2002

    Taxpayers funding Washington's $20,000-per-household budget have long known they are not getting their money's worth. Farm subsidies are among the most wasteful uses of taxpayer dollars. The budget-busting $180 billion farm bill enacted before the 2002 elections not only encourages the crop overproduction that depresses crop prices and farm incomes, but also…

  • Backgrounder posted August 3, 1990 by Michael J. McLaughlin High School Dropouts: How Much of a Crisis?

    Introduction In his first State of the Union Address, George Bush this January set six goals to strengthen American education. One of them is to reduce the national high school dropout rate to 10 percent by the end of the decade. Currently, according to Bush, the rate is 25 percent. This high rate, it is said, saddles the United States with an undereducated…

  • Backgrounder posted April 21, 1977 by Milton R. Carter's Energy Program

    (Archived document, may contain errors) 3 April 21, 1977 CA R TER 'S ENER G Y PR OGRA-M President Carter has proposed a comprehensive program to deal with the energy cris is. The major features of his package include the following specific proposals A tax on mileage of inefficient automobiles coupled with a rebate on high-mileage automobiles A standby tax…

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