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  • Monthly Archives: August 2011

    Is the U.S. Defense Industrial Base Past the Turning Point?

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    At the 2011 Space and Missile Defense Conference in Huntsville, Alabama, one could sense increasing concerns from engineers and scientists who support and contribute to the U.S. defense industrial base. The U.S. defense industrial base put a man on the moon, allowed the country to win the Cold War, and … More

    Rolling in the Deep: Our Talented Armed Forces

    We’re proud to share with you video of U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Angie Johnson and the band Sidewinder performing a cover of Adele’s “Rolling in the Deep.” They’re currently deployed in the Middle East. The band includes Staff Sgt. Ransom Miller, son of Ambassador Terry Miller of The Heritage Foundation. Their video has … More

    Guest Blog: Beware of the Lone Wolf Terrorist

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    Tensions remain high as the United States moves closer to the 10-year anniversary of the attacks of September 11, 2001. The threat of an attack remains real, although the nature of that threat has changed over the course of a decade. President Obama recently remarked on this phenomenon. “The most … More

    Tales of the Red Tape #18: Americans Take a Regulatory Bleating

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    Some 14 million Americans are jobless, but there just aren’t enough qualified sheepherders or goatherders to meet demand. The federal government, therefore, is allowing ranchers to “import” foreign shepherds to temporarily tend their flocks, but only if they comply with the full range of regulations specified by the official Labor … More

    Washington in a Flash: On Economy, Obama at 26%

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    Driving the conversation: Americans’ approval of President Obama’s handling of the economy hit a new low yesterday. According to polling company Gallup, 71 percent of adults disapprove of the president’s economic performance. Just over a quarter of respondents said they were happy with his economic record. The last time Gallup … More

    Morning Bell: Never Quit

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    Next month, America will honor the anniversary of September 11, 2001, when terrorists  killed nearly 3,000 of our fellow citizens. In the days after 9/11, Americans stood together as one, setting aside partisan fervor and recognized a common enemy in Islamist terrorist groups, particularly al-Qaeda. National security was rightfully restored … More

    VIDEO: Footage From Rep. Issa's Office Reveals No Golf Course in Sight

    First we showed you the photos, now there’s a video. Missing in both is the golf course that Rep. Darrell Issa’s district office supposedly overlooks. The New York Times described the California Republican’s office in the first sentence of Monday’s front-page article this way: “Here on the third floor of … More

    The Not-So-Revolutionary Nineteenth Amendment

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    Thursday marks the 91st anniversary of the ratification of the 19th amendment. We often hear that the amendment gives women the right to vote. But that is not the case. Women were exercising the right to vote long before 1920. At the time of the Founding, women were voting in … More

    Internet Mischief on the Horizon at the U.N.?

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    Various news outlets are reporting that Rod Beckstrom, chief executive of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), intends to leave the organization next July. For those who are not familiar with ICANN, the organization is a nonprofit corporation charged with regulating and managing the Domain Name System … More

    Citing Pension Liabilities, Fitch Downgrades NJ Credit Rating

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    The Fitch ratings agency announced on Wednesday that it has downgraded New Jersey’s bond rating to AA- from AA. A press release from the ratings agency placed the blame for the downgrade squarely on the state’s massive unfunded pension liabilities – estimated at about $55 billion. The release notes recent … More