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  • Yearly Archives: 2008

    Morning Bell: No 'Change' Coming to Corporate Bailout Parade

    According to reports, ailing U.S. automakers are already lobbying the Obama transition camp for a taxpayer-financed bailout, and they’ve turned up the dial on doom and gloom in recent weeks to make government action appeal all the more pressing. General Motors, for one, says it will run out of cash … More

    EU Turns Its Back on Lithuania, Poland on Policy Toward Russia

    European Union ministers are pressuring Poland and Lithuania to endorse the EU’s business-as-usual approach toward Russia, despite the fact that Russia remains in violation of the EU-negotiated truce over the Russian-Georgian war. The EU apparently wants to have Poland and Lithuania on board for this scurrilous betrayal, so that it … More

    Will the Left Stop Complaining About the Electoral College?

    Over the coming months, we will witness one of the most remarkable aspects of American political life — the peaceful transfer of political authority from one administration to another. Because this is commonplace in America, we tend to overlook the novelty of this phenomenon. However, Americans from our founding generation … More

    Nothing Funny About What's Happening in Minnesota

    On Wednesday morning it was 725; on Wednesday night it was 477; on Thursday night it was down to 336; by Friday it was 239; Sunday it was 221; and by today it was down to only 204. Are we talking about the Dow Jones falling on Wall Street? No, … More

    Can Africa Turn Its Rich Natural Resources Into Wealth?

    MOMBASA, Kenya — The sixth African Resource Bank meeting is focused on the important question of why Africa, blessed with rich natural resources, has failed in most of the continent to turn that advantage into wealth and increase living standards for its people. It is an old question, one that … More

    Morning Bell: Ready to Honor Veterans' Sacrifice

    Americans would do well to ponder the unrelieved strains on the nation’s military readiness on this Veterans Day, one short week after the election of a new president and Congress. The Army’s readiness is particularly low. Seven years of combat overseas have exacted a grinding toll on all our military … More

    Kremlin Tempted to Test Obama

    MOSCOW — The Russian elite are clearly unenthusiastic about Barack Obama’s election to the presidency. Moscow believes Obama has adopted a stance similar to the incumbent administration’s on most of the thorny issues that are dividing the United States and Russia — missile defenses in Eastern Europe, NATO enlargement, Russia-Georgia … More

    How Obama Could Help Africa

    MOMBASA, Kenya — It took 16 hours to fly from Washington to this port city for the sixth annual African Resource Bank. I left a chilly fall and arrived in an equatorial warmth. The interest in the U.S. election and President-elect Barack Obama is omnipresent. Kenyan newspapers and news programs … More

    Tankosphere Today: Nov. 10, 2008

    Media Reformista to Manage FCC Transition? – The Technology Liberation Front There’s much to discuss as Obama shapes his administration (more on this at OpenMarket.org) but arguably one of the most important unanswered questions is who Obama will pick to staff the Federal Communications Commission… Isn’t It Nice: Obama Can … More

    See the '33 Minutes' Trailer

    The Heritage Foundation is pleased to announce our first full-length documentary, “33 Minutes,” and to release the first trailer for the film. The documentary has a simple premise:  An intercontinental ballistic missile, or ICBM,  armed with a nuclear warhead could be launched and strike the United States in about 33 minutes – and … More