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  • Monthly Archives: June 2010

    Our Government Slowed Down the Gulf Cleanup

    Our own government has quietly admitted that America needs foreign help to handle the oil spill — almost two months after pushing that help away. Far more oil could have been intercepted before it fouled the Gulf Coast.  So why hasn’t our government apologized? By refusing foreign assistance, we banned … More

    Canada: A Key Ally in Cybersecurity

    Canada is one of America’s greatest allies and its largest trading partner. Yet within a split second, it could freeze US financial systems, disable key military technologies, or halt any number of government agencies. How? A few rogue actors launching a cyber attack from Canada.  Such is the nature of … More

    Heritage Foundation Statement on the War in Afghanistan

    The artificial Afghanistan withdrawal deadline has obviously caused some of our military leaders to question our strategy in Afghanistan. That deadline, which President Barack Obama announced to the American people, the military, our allies and our enemies on December 1, 2009, has provoked many — including the government in Kabul, … More

    Side Effects: Bureaucracy in a Bind

    Health care is a life-and-death matter.  It’s also a huge part of our economy (one-sixth, to be exact). With so much at stake, it makes sense to “go slow,” when it comes to reforming the system.  But rather than take the time to get it right, the liberal leaders of … More

    Glacier Melting not from Climate Change?

    New evidence on the melting Pine Island Glacier (PIG), one of the melting Antarctic glaciers that some scientists feel may pose a threat to sea level increases, suggests that it is not climate change that is causing the glacier to melt. From the UK’s Register: “Many scientists have theorised that … More

    Morning Bell: Time to Dump the Afghanistan Timeline

    The Washington Post reports today that Gen. Stanley McChrystal, U.S. commander in Afghanistan, apologized for an upcoming article in Rolling Stone magazine that portrays him and senior officials on his team as dismissive of top Obama administration officials. As a result, General McChrystal has been summoned to the White House … More

    Vision Free, or Nuclear Free World?

    The idea of going down the road to “nuclear-zero” is as old as nuclear weapons themselves. Steps were first proposed to prevent the spread of nuclear weapons by the United States in the aftermath of the Second World War. The plan was rejected by the Soviet Union as the country … More

    Yes, Virginia, Supporting Terrorists IS a Crime

    On June 21, in Humanitarian Law Project v. Holder, the Supreme Court reaffirmed the painfully obvious – that providing material support to terrorists is a crime and that Congress’ saying so is not a violation of the Constitution.  That it took more than 10 years to reach this conclusion, and … More

    Santos Victory in Colombia: A Vote for Stability, Security and Hope

    The impressive run-off electoral victory of Juan Manuel Santos demonstrates that Colombians place great confidence in the former finance and defense minister’s ability to guide their nation for the next four years. It was also a vote for continuity with the successful and popular policies of outgoing President Alvaro Uribe.  … More

    Canadian Government to Reimburse Citizens for Damage Done by G-20!

    A page on the Canadian Government’s G-20 Toronto Summit website promises payments to citizens “to mitigate adverse financial consequences” as a result of the meeting of world leaders June 26-27. Unfortunately, the adverse consequences being referred to are only those incurred as a result of the security precautions that shut … More