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  • Monthly Archives: September 2010

    Drugs, Gangs, and Public Schools in America: A Call to Action

    Would the discovery that, every day, nearly 6 million youths in America are immersed in abusive environments create a shock wave and a call to action? That is, in essence, the finding of a report recently released by the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse (CASA) at Columbia University: … More

    Russia's Iran Dilemma

    Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov recently stated that there is no proof that Iran is building nuclear weapons. The Russian Federation has held this position for a long time. However, Lavrov apparently has not heard what his boss, president Dmitry Medvedev said—and did—on this matter. Moscow voted in favor of … More

    China-Japan Tiff: A Trade Lesson for the U.S.

    China and Japan had a diplomatic disagreement this past week. Of the many facets to this dispute, at least one has implications for the U.S.: during the diplomatic standoff, Chinese shipments of rare earth minerals to Japan were interrupted. The U.S. is in a much stronger position than Japan but … More

    House and Senate Cloakroom: September 27 – October 1, 2010

    House Cloakroom: September 27 – October 1, 2010 Analysis: The House will be in its final week of action before recessing until after the election. The target adjournment had been October 8th, but with a tough election cycle ahead and holdups on legislation in the Senate, House leaders are pushing … More

    Facebook CEO "Friends" the Right School Reformers

    New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and Newark Mayor Cory Booker appeared on the Oprah show last Friday to accept a $100 million gift from Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg. Derrell Bradford, executive director of Excellent Education for Everyone in New Jersey, told the New York Post that “the mayor has a … More

    Morning Bell: The Heritage Pledge

    My fellow conservatives, The stakes couldn’t be higher for our nation at this moment. In the coming months, Americans will help choose which direction our nation’s future will take. Will the federal government continue to spend more, tax more, control more, and defend our liberties less? Or will we choose … More

    Schools Need a Hero

    National attention has been focused on education reform at unheard-of levels in the last weeks, with the release of the new documentary “Waiting for Superman” and the launch of NBC’s week-long Education Nation series. Education reformers from across the political spectrum are calling even louder than ever for much-needed measures … More

    Former Australian Prime Minister John Howard to Deliver Thatcher Freedom Lecture

    On Tuesday, September 28, at 4 pm, the former Prime Minister of Australia, the Hon. John Howard, will deliver the seventh Margaret Thatcher Freedom Lecture at The Heritage Foundation, under the auspices of the Margaret Thatcher Center, on The Anglosphere and the Advance of Freedom. The Margaret Thatcher Freedom Lecture … More

    Venezuela Elections: Chavez Faces a Determined Democratic Opposition

    Most Venezuelans do not want to live in a socialist/authoritarian state. Most aspire to live productive and independent lives and escape poverty through work and property ownership. They hope to remain free citizens in a genuine democracy rather than red-shirted comrades in a communist clone. On September 26, Venezuelans will … More

    So Much for Japanese Resolve

    After its Coast Guard arrested the captain of a Chinese fishing trawler in waters claimed by Tokyo, Japan surprised the world by showing uncharacteristic steadfastness in standing up to Chinese pressure. Indeed, despite increasingly bellicose Chinese rhetoric and threats, Tokyo valiantly stood its ground. And the fact that the left-of-center … More