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Dave Jamieson

GOP Senator: Minimum Wage Should Be Abolished

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 06.26.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), the ranking Republican on the Senate's labor committee, said in a hearing Tuesday that he would prefer t...

The Heritage Foundation: Where 7.8 Percent Growth Is 'Moderate' and 4.4 Percent Is 'Spectacular'

William K. Black | Posted 08.23.2013 | Politics
William K. Black

It is bizarre that the Obama administration, which purports to support most of Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa's economic policies, shares Heritage's implacably hostility to the Correa administration.

Michael McAuliff

Senator Hammers Heritage Foundation Testimony At Hearing

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 06.05.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) slammed a Heritage Foundation economist in an open Senate hearing Tuesday, suggesting the conservative ...

Heritage's Immigration Nightmare

Raul A. Reyes | Posted 07.28.2013 | Latino Voices
Raul A. Reyes

The Heritage Foundation's recently unveiled and long-awaited report on the Senate immigration proposal certainly brought the ultra-conservative think tank lots of attention. But it's not the kind that's likely to prove influential.

In Sheep's Clothing: When Prejudice Hijacks Research to Justify Racist Policy

Dante Pérez | Posted 07.24.2013 | College
Dante Pérez

Academic discourse is vital to our success in navigating public policy. But credible academic discourse requires research that informs the outcomes of policy, not policy preferences that shape the outcome of research.

The Inside Story Of The Harvard Dissertation That Became Too Racist For Heritage

ThinkProgress | Posted 05.22.2013 | College

The idea that some racial groups are, on average, smarter than others is without a doubt among the most discussed (and debunked) “taboos” in Ameri...

GOP Relishes Role As Party Of No

USA Today | Posted 05.22.2013 | Politics

Never lacking chutzpah, Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., the Chief Obstructionist of the Party of No, turned up on Meet the Press Sunday to denounce the O...

An Old Idea Stirs Up New Controversy

Annie Polland | Posted 07.17.2013 | Impact
Annie Polland

We do not subject our visitors to IQ tests; the curiosity in their faces, the intelligence of their questions, and the empathy they feel for immigrants of America's past and for each other testify to the future of this country and the role that immigrants have played, and continue to play, in shaping this great city and country.

Unreliable Sources 3: How the Media Help the Kochs & ExxonMobil Spread Climate Disinformation

Elliott Negin | Posted 07.17.2013 | Media
Elliott Negin

Despite the fact that ExxonMobil is still a significant contrarian funder, the flurry of media interest in the company's funding agenda sparked by UCS's exposé died down soon after its release and remains feeble to this day. What happened?

Koch Bro. Linked To Big Publication

NSFWCorp | Yasha Levine | Posted 05.16.2013 | Media

Our story begins late last week when I got a tweet from @AlphaInvictus telling me to go check ...

Noxious Notions From the Heritage Foundation

Lee A. Saunders | Posted 07.15.2013 | Politics
Lee A. Saunders

Conservatives are being forced to take sides: They can either stand with promoters of inflammatory tracts -- like the Heritage Foundation and their hack Jason Richwine -- or they can stand with Americans in both parties who are working to fix our broken immigration system.

Want to Fix Our Immigration System? Start With the Facts

Kathy Ko Chin | Posted 07.14.2013 | Politics
Kathy Ko Chin

Immigrants contribute to, not take, from our economy. Economic data conclusively shows that immigrants boost our nation fiscally and add to our labor force.

Latino IQ Quiz: Does the GOP Hate Hispanics? a) Yes b) No c) Maybe d) Can You Repeat?

Viviana Hurtado | Posted 07.13.2013 | Latino Voices
Viviana Hurtado

Silence is complicity and leaves Hispanics to believe that this is how Republicans view us -- as a bunch of stupid "takers" that form part of the 47 percent who voted for President Obama.

Jason Richwine's Resignation Is Welcome News, But We Expect More

Janet Murguía | Posted 07.13.2013 | Latino Voices
Janet Murguía

The Heritage Foundation has yet to address larger and much more important questions. How could someone who traffics in specious theories on intelligence, race, and ethnicity be Heritage's policy expert on not only immigration but education?

Jim Demint Faces Big Debacle

The Daily Beast | Posted 07.12.2013 | Politics

The Heritage Foundation was supposed to be where Jim DeMint expanded his influence. Drawing on the lessons of his term-and-change in the United States...

Let Us Now Damn Religious Men

Andrew J. Lederer | Posted 07.10.2013 | Comedy
Andrew J. Lederer

It seems increasingly clear that at the core of our modern politics, which is to say, of an American politics mired in and thwarted by twisted fantasies and lies, is the religiousness of many of its practitioners. Problem is, religious people will believe anything.

This Passes for a Harvard Dissertation?

J. Mijin Cha | Posted 07.10.2013 | Latino Voices
J. Mijin Cha

For an institution like Harvard to say that there is merit to an idea that has already been discredited, like the idea that IQ is based on race ethnic origin, doesn't advance academic work. It legitimizes racism and discriminatory practices.

Rector's Sermon

Henryk A. Kowalczyk | Posted 07.09.2013 | Politics
Henryk A. Kowalczyk

The Heritage Foundation report alarms that it will cost taxpayers $6.3 trillion net dollars if we permit legalization of presently undocumented immigrants. It is a lot of money -- almost 42 percent of the U.S. GDP in 2012 -- so it sounds scary.

Jon Ward

Read The Shocking Paper On Hispanic IQ That Has A Conservative Think Tank On The Defensive

HuffingtonPost.com | Jon Ward | Posted 05.09.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON - A conservative researcher's 2009 dissertation, which argued that Hispanic immigrants to the U.S. have substantially lower IQs than whites...

Controversial Study's Co-Author Opposed Letting In Low-IQ Immigrants

Washington Post | Posted 05.08.2013 | Politics

The Heritage Foundation made something of a splash with its study suggesting that immigration reform will cost the public trillions. Past work by one ...

Jason Linkins

Even More Obstacles For Immigration Reform

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.08.2013 | Politics

Chances are, if House Democrats have the opportunity to vote "yes" on a comprehensive immigration reform bill, they are going to do so. And unless I a...

Jim Demint Wades Back Into Political Scene

Reuters | Posted 07.06.2013 | Politics

* South Carolina conservative left Senate looking for more influence * Heritage Foundation immigration study tests clout of new leade...

Pakistan's Unfair Elections

Malik Siraj Akbar | Posted 07.06.2013 | World
Malik Siraj Akbar

Mere elections will not put Pakistan on the path to democracy and the rule of law. Elections that do not provide equal space to all parties to contest will have no legitimacy and credibility.

Elise Foley

Republicans Slam Heritage Foundation For Misleading Immigration Report

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 05.06.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- To the chagrin of Republican senators who are pushing for immigration reform, the conservative Heritage Foundation unveiled a much-dispu...

Conservative Report Finds Flaws In Immigration Reform Push

AP | ERICA WERNER | Posted 05.06.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The conservative Heritage Foundation is claiming in a new report that bipartisan immigration legislation pending in the Senate would cos...