Ryan Willard

Al Qaeda in America

More than half of individuals convicted al Qaeda terrorism were U.S. citizens, study shows

American citizens are participating in terrorist activities as members of al Qaeda and are likely to continue to do so in the future, according to a new study by the Henry Jackson Society.

An Unaffordable Care Act

New GAO report suggests Obamacare could increase deficit by $6.2 trillion, Sessions says

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a report Tuesday showing the Affordable Care Act could increase the deficit by $6.2 trillion, or .7 percent of GDP, over the next 75 years.

Paper Tiger

Chinese instability looms despite economic gains

China’s growing nationalism has left it unstable despite becoming the second largest economy in the world, a strategic analyst said.

Speaking for Silent Cal

Amity Shlaes bio highlights president who cut taxes and budgets

Fans of President Calvin Coolidge and bestselling author Amity Shlaes gathered Wednesday at the Heritage Foundation to revive the reputation of the “very important but largely forgotten” president.

The Loophole Loophole

Special interest tax breaks may not only benefit wealthy, experts say

The special interest tax breaks President Barack Obama seeks to close may not only benefit the wealthy, economic analysts say.

The President’s Revenue Problem

GOP wants to avoid sequester through spending cuts; Obama wants tax hikes

Aides insist that congressional Republicans intend to meet the deadline to avoid sequestration of discretionary spending by enacting spending cuts and not raising taxes.

Avoiding the Sequester

GOP proposes cutting federal workforce to avoid defense sequester

Republican senators announced a plan Wednesday to avert sequestration without raising taxes or cutting government programs.

Conflicting Orders

Obamacare and Obama executive actions conflict on gun issue

One of the 23 executive actions issued by President Barack Obama to curb gun violence contradicts existing language in the Affordable Care Act (ACA), observers claim.

Lowering Standards

‘Gender-neutral’ standards typically mean lower standards

The Department of Defense released a report in February 2012 raising significant concerns to Congress about integrating women into combat units, an issue receiving renewed attention given outgoing Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta's recent announcement that women would be allowed in combat roles.