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  • Monthly Archives: May 2011

    Ezra Klein: Osama bin Laden Succeeded

    Newspaper headlines mark bin Ladens' death on May 1, 2011

    Less than 48 hours after Osama bin Laden was killed in a skilled military operation, the Washington Post’s liberal pundit Ezra Klein is already stretching to find a reason bin Laden actually “succeeded,” albeit partially. Klein’s hypothesis: Because Americans spent money in ways Klein doesn’t support, bin Laden succeeded by … More

    Unusual Gallantry and Extraordinary Fidelity: Celebrating the Purple Heart

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    The valor of the Navy SEALs has received much attention in the last few days – as it should.  Today, on the anniversary of the first awarded Purple Hearts, we remember not only those who now serve, but all those who have already set this example of tenacity and bravery. … More

    Religion and Civil Society Weekly News Roundup

    Royal Wedding Highlights the Importance of Marriage: The excitement and expectation of the more than 2 billion people who watched Prince William and Kate Middleton wed last Friday highlighted the enduring ideal of marriage. In the royal wedding, people around the globe recognized some of our deepest human aspirations and … More

    Wisconsin Wave Continues: Students’ Interests Overtake Union Demands

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    It began in Wisconsin, but it’s not stopping there. When legislators in the Badger State moved to reform unions’ collective bargaining power earlier this year, their action not only stirred movement in their own state but sent a ripple effect across the nation. And it continues to spread. As Charles … More

    Morning Bell: Winning the Long War on Terror

    Four men and one woman lay dead—among them, Osama bin Laden. The operation, which was planned for months, came after years of searching and intelligence gathering. In the end, it was America’s use of “hard power“ and the strategic interrogations of detainees that brought about an end to the terrorist mastermind. But make … More

    DOMA: Honor and the Limits of Politics

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    The desire to achieve victory in any field of endeavor can become so intense that it deforms the character of the participants. That tendency has been on display in the past two weeks as a result of the intimidation offensive the Human Rights Campaign has waged against the law firm … More

    Russia Fighting to Save Arms Sales to the Middle East

    Ambitious efforts to modernize Russia’s defense and industrial base undertaken during the Putin administration have been paying off—at least, in some cases. The Russian leadership uses arms sales for economic gain, but also as a tool of influence in the recipient countries. The Russian military-industrial complex, one of the few … More

    PODCAST: Osama bin Laden

    OSAMA BIN LADEN, WITH AYMAN AL-ZAWAHIRI, HIS "RIGHT HAND" MAN.

    In this week’s Heritage in Focus, Jim Carafano discusses the death of Osama bin Laden. He explores its implications for our fight against terrorism moving forward, how it affects our relationship with Pakistan, and more. Click here to listen. And what about the notion that since we killed bin Laden, it’s time to … More

    Another Good Swing At Defunding Obamacare—But Not A Hit

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    Once again the U.S. House plans to take another whack Tuesday at defunding Obamacare—although the Senate and White House are poised to protect the funding. The bill scheduled for a vote, HR 1213, would repeal the automatic funding that Obamacare provides for federally-dictated insurance exchanges, the mechanisms to sell the … More

    In Pictures: 2011 Budget Chart Book Illustrates Our Fiscal Future

    America’s financial future is at a crossroads.  While Congress debates the right path to balance the budget and restore order to the nation’s fiscal house, now more than ever, citizens must understand the problem and what is at stake. The Heritage Foundation’s special preview of the 2011 Federal Budget Chart … More