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  • Monthly Archives: July 2011

    Chinese Cyber-Censorship of 'Jiang Zemin': Hints About the Future

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    The ongoing cyber-crackdown in China, as censors now prevent searches regarding the health of former Chinese leader Jiang Zemin, is a reminder that the Internet is seen by Beijing as a double-edged sword. By allowing the flow of information, the Internet poses challenges to Chinese authorities, not only in terms … More

    PODCAST: Southern Sudan Ready to Declare Independence

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    In this week’s Heritage in Focus, Research Associate Morgan Roach discusses Southern Sudan’s independence on July 9th. Click here to listen. Since Sudan’s independence, the North and South have been engaged in conflict.  After a decades-long civil war, and with the help of the international community, peace was brokered in … More

    National Education Association Convention Fails to Benefit Teachers or Improve Education

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    Another year, another reminder that the National Education Association (NEA) is a far-left organization that is grossly out of step with the views of millions of teachers and works diligently to maintain the failed status quo for children. At the union’s convention this year, labor leadership endorsed resolutions, amendments, and … More

    Five Ways Obama Tanked Employment

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    President Obama’s defenders are taking to the airwaves to rebut the charge that his actions have caused the dire employment figure we see today. The rebuttals mirror those the President is making, and they sure don’t lack in audacity. Some of the president’s enablers, for example, continue to claim that … More

    The Court Battle Over Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act

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    In a victory for common-sense and a serious set-back for the Holder Justice Department, a three-judge panel of the federal Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia unanimously reversed a decision by the district court.  Today’s reversal reinstates the challenge by residents of Kinston, North Carolina, that Section 5 … More

    Debt Ceiling Debate: Making Bad Health Policy Worse Doesn't Justify Budget Savings

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    Red Alert! Conservatives in Congress and elsewhere should be warned: The Administration’s latest signal for “compromise” may end up as little more than an expansion of existing bad policy, rather than a serious effort to enact substantive reforms. And only substantive reforms can change the perverse incentives that plague giant … More

    Guest Blog: Rep. Blackburn on Why Obama Can't Regulate His Regulators

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    Bureaucrats have bolted a restrictor plate to our economic engine and flagged private sector job growth to the pits. The same independent government agencies, that use explicit intimidation and threats of government taking to impose “voluntary” regulations on job creators, aren’t even willing to hold themselves to the same standard. … More

    Top 10 Reads: July 8, 2011

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    Catching you up on clips, commentary and news of the day. Sign up for the daily email update from Scribe. The Debt Ceiling and the Constitution – Stephen Moore Of Pork and Trade – Investor’s Business Daily In Search of a Silver Lining – Rea Hederman For Americas 99ers, jobs crisis … More

    In Pictures: June Unemployment and Obama's Failed Stimulus

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    Today’s Bureau of Labor Statistics jobs report revealed yet another month of disastrous economic data for the U.S. economy. Heritage’s Rea Hederman, Jr. and James Sherk write in a new report: [T]he June unemployment rate stands at 9.2 percent and that the economy created only 18,000 jobs last month. This is … More

    Venezuela’s Health: Think of the Nation, Not Its Leader

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    The future stability of Venezuela and the survival of the “Bolivarian Revolution” increasingly focuses on the health of Venezuela’s indispensable but stricken autocrat. Before June, the scenario called for Hugo Chavez to rule in Venezuela until 2031. Suddenly, a post-Chavez era in Venezuela, which seemed unimaginable weeks before, moved immediately … More