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  • Monthly Archives: April 2011

    Holder "Reluctantly" Sends KSM to Military Commissions

    KSM

    Bowing to political realities, the Obama administration reversed itself and announced that Khalid Sheikh Mohammad (KSM), the mastermind of the 9/11 attacks, would be tried at Guantanamo in a military commission, instead of in a federal court in the United States.  The decision comes as the 10-year anniversary of the … More

    Debt Crisis Begs the Question: "Are We Citizens or Subjects?"

    U.S. Capitol

    There are two sides to our federal debt crisis—an economic one and a civic one—and both demand attention. As lawmakers in Washington focus their attention on the budget, they would be wise to remember the policy objectives behind their necessary reforms. They must ask: Are we a nation of citizens … More

    Mexico’s Immigration Laws: The Untold Story

    Mexican-U.S. border

    There is no shortage of criticism of our immigration laws from detractors who contend that they are unjust and immoral. And though criticism of U.S. immigration laws can be fierce – particularly in the case of Arizona’s SB 1070, the Support our Law Enforcement and Safe Neighborhood Acts – Mexico’s much harsher immigration … More

    Young Arabs Agree: Economic Freedom Necessary for Prosperity

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    A study released Thursday shows that young people in the Arab world overwhelmingly want greater economic freedom and opportunity, and that conditions prior to the current uprisings left them “crying out for change.” Gallup conducted the large poll before the current unrest began, providing a unique, retrospective look at conditions … More

    Morning Bell: Big Government Vs. the Internet

    Following his party’s devastating losses last November, President Barack Obama made clear that where his party could no longer legislate, it will regulate. Just a month later, America saw his words become action when the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted to issue new rules regulating the Internet, even though courts … More

    House and Senate Cloakroom: April 4 - April 8, 2011

    Analysis provided by Heritage Action for America. House Cloakroom: April 4 – April 8, 2011 Analysis: An interesting week in the House of Representatives is brewing as they return to action Monday morning to tackle a variety of issues. The current continuing resolution (CR) expires on April 8th, thus all … More

    Florida Education Reforms Succeed, Spread to Other States

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    Florida is widely recognized as the state leader in education reform. Students in the Sunshine State have made the strongest academic achievement gains in the nation since 2003, and they are one of the only states that have been able to narrow the achievement gap between white and minority students. … More

    A Historic Week for Parental Choice in Education, from D.C. to the Heartland

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    The month of March closed with a victorious week for schoolchildren and families across the nation. School choice bills passed in both Washington, D.C., and in Indiana to expand educational options for students. In Washington, the SOAR Act sailed through the House on a 225–195 vote, reauthorizing and expanding the … More

    Income Inequality, Round Two

    This is part two in a debate with liberal blogger Tim Mitchell on whether income inequality is a problem. In part one I laid out why income inequality isn’t a problem. In this post I refute arguments made in part one  by Mr. Mitchell. For part two from Mr. Mitchell, click … More

    Changing Horses in Mid-Stream: There's Turmoil in Obama's Asia Policy Shop

    It is perhaps emblematic that on the same day that China releases its long-delayed 2010 defense white paper, the U.S. State Department announces that Deputy Secretary of State James Steinberg will be replaced by Under-Secretary of State for Political Affairs William Burns. Coming on the heels of the departure of … More