September 2, 1993
Washington. -- Like many Washington journalists, I get two or three broadsides a day from the Heritage Foundation, Washington's leading conservative think tank.They come in a profusion of categories, with somewhat less variety in themes: Heritage Foundation News (''Economist CallsClinton Economic Plan Dishonest, Deceptive''); Heritage Foundation Backgrounder (''Advantage Incumbents: Clinton's Campaign Finance Proposal''); Issue Bulletin (''Six Reasons Why Bill Clinton's National Service Program Is a Bad Idea'')
June 4, 1991
The chief deputy clerk of the county Circuit Court has resigned to take a job with the Heritage Foundation, a conservative think tank in Washington, D.C.Robert E. Moffit's resignation becomes effective June 10, Clerk of Court Mary M. Rose said yesterday. She said Moffit,45, of Severna Park, has accepted an offer to become deputy directorof domestic policy for the Heritage Foundation.Moffit, whose last day of work at the courthouse was Friday, was vacationing in Florida yesterday and was unavailable for comment.
August 16, 1991
The folks who brought us Reaganomics are giving a new definition to the term chutzpah -- the Yiddish word for unmitigated effrontery -- as they celebrate the 10th anniversary this week of the economic policy which promised us lower taxes, higher military spending and balanced budgets all in one beautiful package.Among those throwing a big birthday party was the Heritage Foundation, which was a sort of intellectual fountainhead of supply-side economics policies. Judging from news accounts of the bash, however, no one pointed out that the price of the tax cut was a tripling of the national debt, or the point that today 27 cents out of every dollar in revenue taken in by the U.S. government, excluding Social Security taxes, now goes for interest on debt.
July 16, 1995
Chicago. -- Welfare has an appalling price tag -- reason enough for Congress to be debating its future in the next few weeks. It also has a haunting human face -- reason enough to make cutbacks dauntingly difficult.The numbers alone are staggering. The nation has spent $5.4 trillion on welfare since 1965.That's enough, says the Heritage Foundation, to ''buy every factory, all the manufacturing equipment and every office building in the United States'' along with ''every airline, railroad, trucking firm, telephone, television, radio, power company, hotel, retail and wholesale store in the nation, plus the entire commercial maritime fleet.
May 21, 2000
IT'S A POOR WAY to govern. Republicans running Congress have a phobia about gaining partisan advantage over Democrat Bill Clinton. The result: Hastily passed laws designed to embarrass and punish the Clinton administration have become costly, wasteful duds. And the GOP's determination to put politics ahead of sound governance has led to a record number of judicial vacancies. As The Sun's Jonathan Weisman reported recently, too-hasty lawmaking to address scandals has had unintended and harmful consequences: Bans on trade with China, designed to halt transfer of missile technology, ended up staggering the U.S. satellite-manufacturing business instead.
May 11, 2003
Community College offers World War II lectures this month Carroll Community College will present two speakers who will discuss World War II and the Holocaust. Bill Schroeder will discuss propaganda and insights into the rise of Adolf Hitler he gained while researching his new book, In der Fuehrer's Face at 5 p.m. Wednesday in Room L287 of the 1601 Washington Road campus. The first part of the presentation will deal with a trip to the Library of Congress where he discovered a unique American propaganda program using poker playing cards as an anti-Axis propaganda vehicle and why it was never used.