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  • Monthly Archives: June 2011

    White House Wastes Time Attacking Heritage

    White House

    We appreciate that folks at the White House are not having a good day. It started when a liberal commentator on their favorite network called the President a vulgarity, and it has not gotten better. The debt ceiling speech that liberal pundit Chris Matthews fantasized would turn the president into … More

    A Little Drama in Defense of Marriage Is No Vice

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    Struck by the rapid disintegration of the family in American life, Heritage’s Chuck Donovan recently called for a “Marshall Plan for Marriage” to rebuild the traditional institution and re-establish its importance. In an interview with National Review Online’s Kathryn Jean Lopez posted today, Donovan talks candidly about why this work … More

    Florida: Five Steps Forward for School Choice

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    Florida, already an education reform leader, took further steps this week to expand educational opportunity and provide more school choice for families. Governor Rick Scott (R), who on Monday signed five bills to broaden educational opportunities for K–12 students, remarked: “Everything we can do to encourage more choice, we should … More

    "Arab Spring" Offers Opportunity to Split Syria from Iran

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    Nuclear proliferation is one of the most serious challenges facing America today. It is only a matter of time before Iran achieves nuclear capabilities. Despite international sanctions aimed at forcing the Islamic Republic to abandon its proliferation activities, Iran has tested various essential components for a nuclear warhead. A nuclear-armed … More

    Lunch with Heritage Online Chat on the Debt

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    Click here to join the chat! We are joined by Heritage’s Senior Fellow in Government Studies, Brian Darling and he is taking your questions about the next steps Congress and the President can take to reach a deal and what the best options to take are. Use the form to … More

    A Reoccurring DREAM: Congress Continues to Push Toward Amnesty

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    Here we go again. On May 11, Senator Dick Durbin (D–IL) again introduced the Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors Act, or “DREAM” Act (S. 952). The bill allows for illegal immigrants between the ages of 15–35 who attend college or serve in the military for two years to … More

    Revolving Door at State Department’s Public Diplomacy Post

    Undersecretary of State for Public Diplomacy Judith McHale

    Undersecretary of State for Public Diplomacy Judith McHale recently announced that she is moving on, leaving the job after just two years in office. Of her Bush Administration predecessors—Karen Hughes, Patricia Harrison, and James Glassman—only Hughes lasted as long. The United States has faced great global challenges in the aftermath … More

    The Inevitable Reality of Marriage

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    Evolution and inevitability are words much in the news lately regarding same-sex marriage. The victory for marriage redefinition advocates in New York has sparked a new round of assertions that Americans can stop thinking about and debating this basic institution of civil society. Vice President Joe Biden sounded a similar … More

    Chart of the Week: National Debt Set to Skyrocket

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    The Senate canceled next week’s recess to address the country’s debt crisis. It’s an issue in the headlines every day as lawmakers and the White House debate a debt-reduction plan. Why does it matter? The national debt is set to explode in the coming decades as spending on entitlement programs … More

    Shouldn’t the Constitution Get with the Times Already?

    Michel de Montaigne

    Reading the results of the latest Pew poll on how to interpret the Constitution, I was reminded of an insightful remark by the great essayist Montaigne: “It is very easy, upon accepted foundations, to build what you please.” What really matters, in other words, is the question. Once you’ve framed … More