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  • Monthly Archives: June 2010

    Rep. Bachmann Confused, Unimpressed by President's Oil Spill Response

    For more than 50 days — ever since the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded — Rep. Michelle Bachmann (R-MN) has been “shocked.” She’s been moved by “tragic” and “heartwarming” TV scenes of the disaster. And she’s been confused by President Obama’s “weird,” “bizarre,” “odd” and “infantile” response to the oil … More

    An Iranian Radical Speaks the Truth

    Just days following the passage of a new round of sanctions against Iran, the Associated Press obtained copies of Iran’s Ayatollah Mohammad Taqi Mesbah Yazdi’s book which stated that “the most advanced weapons must be produced inside our country even if our enemies don’t like it.  There is no reason … More

    Book Review: Arthur Brooks' 'The Battle'

    As a college student in his late 20s, Arthur Brooks had never heard of the American Enterprise Institute. Nor had he read the work of conservative author and noted libertarian scholar Charles Murray. After traveling the world as a musician, Brooks had a completely different outlook on life. Today he’s … More

    Empathy for Mass Murderers?

    When President Barack Obama first responded to the retirement of former Supreme Court Justice David Souter he outlined his preferred judging philosophy: I will seek …. someone who understands justice and isn’t about some abstract legal theory or footnote in a case book, it is also about how our laws … More

    Oval Office Speech Should not Endorse China’s Renewable Investments

    In the 1990s, Gatorade ran its “I wanna be like Mike” campaign – a series of advertisements of kids aspiring to be basketball legend Michael Jordan. In light of the oil spill, President Obama is ramping up his “I wanna be like” campaign when it comes to America’s energy policy. … More

    Does FEMA Know Where Its Homeland Security Grants Are Spent?

    President Obama promised a federal government that is dedicated to greater openness and transparency. But does the Obama administration believe in openness and transparent government when it comes to homeland security grants managed by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)? Under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), the Heritage Foundation … More

    Pyrrhic Victory for the ICC in Kampala

    Going into the Review Conference of the International Criminal Court (ICC) in Kampala, Uganda, it was clear that the highest priority on the American agenda was to defeat an amendment that would grant the ICC jurisdiction over the crime of aggression. At the very least, the U.S. wanted to convince … More

    A Weapon from "The Matrix" Isn't Just Science Fiction

    In The Matrix, EMP (electromagnetic pulse) was used to stop the Machines during the Machine War.  Even Agent Smith used EMP to take out the Hovercrafts. It all sounds like the work of science fiction and Keanu Reeves, but the real threat of electromagnetic pulse isn’t fiction at all—but a … More

    The Best Defense...

    Two weeks ago former Sen. George Allen (R-VA) visited The Heritage Foundation’s weekly Blogger Briefing to promote his book What Washington Can Learn From the World of Sports, which includes a chapter on national security titled “Defense Wins Championships.” Heritage Foundation senior research fellow for national security James Carafano picks … More

    The DISCLOSE Act and the NRA: Some Bad News

    Just as opposition was building in the House to the unconstitutional and burdensome DISCLOSE Act, which is intended to help Democrats in the November election by stifling the political speech of corporations and many non-profit advocacy organizations (but not unions), the National Rifle Association has apparently sold out. Politico and others are … More