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  • Monthly Archives: November 2010

    Why Defense Matters to Conservatives

    Professor Colin Dueck argues in Hard Line that dedication to a strong national defense is the most enduring theme of conservative and Republican foreign policy since World War II. In spite of “apparent oscillations between internationalism and isolationism,” conservatives have demonstrated “a hawkish and intense American nationalism … committed to … More

    Florida’s Dubious Class-Size Caps

    Lost amid the national election coverage Tuesday night was the defeat of an important ballot initiative in Florida. Amendment 8 would have relaxed the state’s strict caps on class size, adding three to five students per class depending on grade level. (The amendment received about 55 percent of the vote, … More

    Misguided Children’s Advocates Make Mischief at the UN

    As American children spent last weekend trick-or-treating, many bringing home donations for the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) along with their hauls of candy, U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice congratulated the organization’s 60-year Halloween fundraising campaign. Parents who were worried about how much sugar their little ones consumed would surely be … More

    California Climate Vote More about Protecting Investments

    California voters overwhelmingly rejected Proposition 23, the ballot initiative that would have suspended the 2006 Global Warming Solutions Act (AB 32) until the state’s unemployment level dropped below 5.5 percent for four consecutive quarters. AB 32 aims to return greenhouse gas emissions in California to 1990 levels by 2020. Many … More

    A Special Address by The Honorable Mitch McConnell (R-KY)

    Senator McConnell reflects on the message of the people to Capitol Hill following the elections and examines a policy agenda for moving our nation forward. To view the full text of his remarks, click here.

    Morning Bell: Get To Work On Spending Cuts

    On October 15, 2008, well after the financial collapse had begun, President Barack Obama promised the American people during the third presidential debate: “What I’ve done throughout this campaign is to propose a net spending cut.” The verdict is out on how many Americans believed President Obama then, but the … More

    VIDEO: It's Time To Get To Work

    As Heritage Foundation President Ed Feulner explained yesterday, the American people sent a strong message on Tuesday. They clearly rejected the wasteful spending and growing government that has so far defined the Obama Administration and insisted that our country return to fiscal sanity. As we explain in our new web video, … More

    Americans Use Secret Ballot to Help Stop Big Labor Assault on Secret Ballot

    Big Labor’s number one priority in the 111th Congress was the Employee Free Choice Act. Also known as check, the law would have allowed union organizers to publicly solicit workers’ signed union authorization cards. If a majority of a company’s workers signed cards, then all workers would be forced to … More

    Big Journalism Exit Poll: Traditional Marriage Out, Same-Sex Marriage In

    Since 2003, the Associated Press, ABC News, CBS News, CNN, Fox News and NBC News have cooperated in the form of the National Election Pool (NEP) to produce one set of nationwide exit poll data. First, representatives from each news organizations form a committee that comes up with the specific … More

    Czechs Increase Afghan Deployment

    As NATO leaders head to the alliance’s summit in Lisbon later this month, they should applaud the Czech Republic for increasing their troop contribution to the mission in Afghanistan during one of the most crucial periods for the counterinsurgency strategy. In December 2009, President Obama announced that America would deploy … More