Heritage in the News 12/17-12/20

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  •  Jim Carafano criticizes the Obama Administration’s lack of a strong  foreign policy in the Middle East in The National Interest
  • Ed Feulner praises Michigan’s right-to-work law in The Washington Times.
  • Israel Ortega explains how conservatives can reach Hispanic voters in Human Events
  • Paul Larkin eulogizes Robert Bork in FoxNews.com.
  • Rebeccah Heinrichs argues it is time to get serious on US missile defense in The Washington Times.

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  • Patrick Knudsen contrasts the needs for spending cuts with “emergency” spending budget provisions in The Washington Times.
  • An article in The New York Times quotes Sarah Torre’s blog about the Senate’s domestic violence bill.
  • The Atlantic Wire references Heritage Action’s opposition to Speaker Boehner’s Plan B proposal.
  • Ed Feulner and Ed Meese praise Robert Bork in The Wall Street Journal.

Heritage Cited in the News

  •  David John discusses social security reform in Politico.
  • Mike Franc argues against Speaker Boehner’s fiscal cliff compromise in The Wall Street Journal.
  •  C-Span.org shares Jim Carafano’s testimony before the House Armed Services Committee about security challenges in the Democratic Republic of Congo on.
  • Politico quotes Ben Affleck’s joke that he was never offered a Heritage membership.

This Week on Istook Live!

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This week, as the nation mourned for the victims of the massacre at the Sandy Hook Elementary School, Heritage Foundation scholar Ernest Istook spoke on his radio show, Istook Live, with several guests about this terrible tragedy:

  • Newtown’s Bishop Brett Keller talked about this heartbreaking loss in his community.
  • Bart Rossi, psychologist and author of The New-New American Life Style: Post September 11, 2001, A Psychologist’s Perspective, discussed the role of mental illness.
  • Breitbart reporter Kerry Pickett commented on the media’s coverage of the events.
  • Curt Lavarell of the School Safety Advocacy Council urged greater school safety.

Other guests included Colby May of the American Center for Law and Justice, who commented on the Supreme Court’s gay marriage vote, and Heritage’s Dani Doane, who discussed the appointment of Rep. Tim Scott (R-SC) to replace Sen. Jim DeMint in the Senate.

Be sure to tune in 9:00 a.m. to noon Eastern Monday through Friday. Find out more about the show, browse show archives, and listen live on istook.com

Fluffy and Fido May Have to Pay for Obamacare Too

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Heritage Foundation investigative reporter Lachlan Markay wrote a story last week that got people howling. The IRS recently ruled that some of the common devices used in veterinary offices will be hit be hit by Obamacare’s 2.3 percent device tax.  In response, many of the manufacturers are expected to raise their prices, which will raise pet care costs for concerned owners.

A survey in January 2012 showed that more than half  of 181 manufactures of medical devices said they would pass some or all of the tax on to their customers.  Among manufacturers here in North America, that number was even higher–58 percent. According to the American Pet Products Association, Americans spent over $13.5 billion on veterinary care in 2012.  This could rise under Obamacare. Continue Reading »

Heritage in the News 12/13/12

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  •  Jessica Zuckerman explains the need for immigration reform regarding the “Green Card Lottery” in The Washington Times.
  •  Jim Talent provides a status report on fiscal cliff negotiations in National Review Online.
  •   Mike Gonzalez refutes criticism of the choice to have Senator Jim DeMint become the new president of The Heritage Foundation in The Washington Post.

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  •  Dani Doane describes the partisanship of the 112th Congress in The Boston Globe.
  • Dean Cheng discusses China’s reaction to North Korea’s missile program in Bloomberg.

Heritage in the News 12/12/12

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  • Lindsey Burke criticizes the teachers’ union strike in Michigan on FoxNews.com.
  • Peter Brookes describes Al Qaeda’s new base in Mali in The New York Post.

Heritage Cited in Others’ Commentary

  •  Ed Feulner argues that higher taxes hurt small businesses on Forbes.com.
  • James Sherk’s rejects the idea that unions’ decline are linked to politics on CNN.com.

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  •  Bruce Klingner discusses North Korea’s nuclear development on CNN.com.
  • Time’s “Swampland” article mentions Heritage’s study on right to work laws.

This Week on Istook Live

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Heritage Foundation scholar Ernest Istook hosted several leading political commentators and Heritage experts on his program this week:

  • Dr. William Lane Craig contrasted American Humanist Association’s new website kidswithoutgod.com and the Gallop Poll that says 69% of Americans described themselves as religious.
  • Lee Habeeb, co-creator of the Laura Ingraham Show, discussed story telling in politics.
  • Rose S Tennent discussed her new book Thanking Our Soldiers

Other guests included notable Heritage voices Amy Payne, who discussed The Foundry, and James Sherk, who talked about the Right to Work bill in Michigan.

Be sure to tune in 9:00 a.m. to noon Eastern Monday through Friday. Find out more about the show, browse show archives, and listen live on istook.com

Heritage in the News 12/11/12

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  • William Beach examines important fiscal cliff considerations on FoxNews.com.
  •  John Malcom praises the Review Board’s firing recommendations over Fast and Furious in National Review Online.
  • Ed Feulner discusses why the Senate should not ratify the Law of the Sea Treaty in The Washington Times.

Heritage Cited in Others’ Commentary

  • Jennifer Marshall’s emphasizes the importance of a conservative anti-poverty agenda in Townhall.

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  • Roll Call article discusses the transfer of the leadership of The Heritage Foundation to Senator Jim DeMint.

Last Week on Istook Live

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Heritage Foundation scholar Ernest Istook hosted several leading political commentators and Heritage experts on his program last week:

  • Morton Blackwell, the President of the Leadership Institute, discussed the letter he wrote to Republican members of Congress on fiscal cliff negotiations.
  • Congressman Tom Cole explained his comments on Fox News.
  • Will Kovacks, member of the US Chamber of Commerce, discussed pending EPA regulations and what regulatory policy might look like under President Obama’s second term

Other guests included  Greg Gutfeld, Host of Red Eye and Co-Host of the Five on Fox News, who discussed his book The Joy of Hate: How to Triumph over Whiners in the age of Phony Outrage, and Dr. Zudhi Jasser, author of A Battle for the Soul of Islam: An American Muslim Patriot’s Fight to Save His Faith.

Be sure to tune in 9:00 a.m. to noon Eastern Monday through Friday. Find out more about the show, browse show archives, and listen live on istook.com

Heritage in the News 12/10/12

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