Jim DeMint Makes Odd Claims About History Of Slavery

By: Thursday April 10, 2014 9:36 am

  Former South Carolina Senator Jim DeMint, now head of the Heritage Foundation, has an interesting version of the history of slavery in America or least how it ended. According to DeMint the federal government played no role in ending slavery. DeMint claimed the “move to free the slaves came from the people, it did [...]

Heritage Foundation Pledges To Continue Fight Against Obamacare Despite Shutdown Debacle

By: Friday October 18, 2013 7:55 am

Obamacare is not only the law, it is here. The 16 day government shutdown was rightly considered the last stand against Obamacare as the health insurance exchanges went live on October 1st of this year. After the Republicans caved in and ended the shutdown with Obamacare still intact you might think they would finally accept [...]

Heritage Foundation Faces Backlash Over Immigration Report

By: Friday May 10, 2013 6:01 am

Jim DeMint’s coming out party as head of the Heritage Foundation is not going very well. The conservative think tank’s immigration report – which labels the cost of immigration reform at $6.3 trillion and was co-authored by a white supremacist – has caused a backlash against the group from prominent Republican lawmakers and party donors. [...]

Jim DeMint Kicked Upstairs to Run the Heritage Foundation

By: Thursday December 6, 2012 8:30 am

Jim DeMint, a leader of the conservative faction in the Senate, is moving on to a place of higher significance: a Washington think tank. DeMint, a staunch conservative who often clashes with party leadership, was reelected to a second term in 2010. He will depart before the new Congress is sworn in next month. “I’ve [...]

Krugman: In Praise of Incivility

By: Monday April 18, 2011 8:00 am

The only thing wrong with Paul Krugman’s column today is that he doesn’t mention David Brooks by name. But you can see Brooks in every inch of this critique of whiny Republicans who, when challenged on their nonsense, retreat to the higher moral ground of calling their opponents “uncivil.” Krugman hits on this strategy, which [...]

Democrats Offer Strong Pushback to Ryan Budget… Except for MIA President

By: Wednesday April 6, 2011 12:37 pm

Democrats are in general coming together on their criticism of the Ryan Medicare Phase-Out budget. I heard both Nancy Pelosi and Sherrod Brown on conference calls today, and they were pretty effective. Brown in particular made it clear: every time Republicans get a slice of power since 1964, they try to cut or eliminate the [...]

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