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  • Monthly Archives: December 2011

    Heritage Libertad Radio: Presidential Debate, Spanish Elections, More

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    Be sure to listen to this week’s Heritage Libertad Radio Show. Click here for the first 30 minutes in Spanish. Click here for the second 30 minutes in English. We kicked off the Spanish side with a look at the Super Committee, followed by an interview with Nobel Prize winner Mario Vargas … More

    As Long as We’re Talking About 'Cold War Mentality'

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    In recent weeks, representatives of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) have complained of America’s “Cold War mentality.” The rhetoric is in reaction to President Obama’s recent swing through the Pacific and particularly his announcement in Australia of a sustained rotation of aircraft and up to 2,500 Marines through northern … More

    Reversing U.S. Retreat from the Arctic

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    As the Arctic ice cap is decreasing in size, the international race for Arctic resources is heating up. The High North countries—including Russia, Denmark, Norway, and Canada—are scrambling to lay claims on previously inaccessible giant oil reserves and begin their development. Richard Weitz, Ph.D., senior fellow at Hudson Institute, recently … More

    The Latin American Gang of Five—and Iran

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    When the U.N. General Assembly voted on resolution A/RES/66/12 in late November, it passed easily with 106 votes. What was unusual about the otherwise routine vote was that several notable countries voted against it. The resolution, which was introduced by Saudi Arabia and co-sponsored by more than 50 nations including … More

    U.S.–Russia: A Stress Test over Afghanistan

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    Russia is trying to exploit U.S. vulnerability in Afghanistan by squeezing concessions on European missile defense. This is a disturbing development, potentially threatening security of the U.S. logistical operations. The campaign of anti-Americanism led by Dmitry Rogozin, Russia’s Ambassador to NATO, culminated in his remarks before the Duma that Russia … More

    CNN Debate Draws Attention to EMP Threat

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    Talk of an electromagnetic pulse (EMP) attack at the Republican National Security Debate, hosted on CNN by The Heritage Foundation and the American Enterprise Institute, sparked CNN to interview Heritage’s James Carafano last week to discuss the devastating impacts of an EMP. Unfortunately, the United States remains unprotected from the … More

    10 Years After Enron, Time to Throw Out Sarbanes–Oxley's Section 404

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    Exactly 10 years ago today, the Enron Corporation filed for bankruptcy after it was revealed that it had blatantly falsified its earnings statements for many years. Although most of the accounting irregularities that caused its collapse were already illegal, Congress overreacted and passed Sarbanes–Oxley, a massive and deeply flawed accounting … More

    A $230,000 Taxpayer-Funded 'Green Jobs' Website, but No Jobs Listed

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    How’s this for a waste of taxpayer money? According to Energy& Environment News, the Department of Energy is paying $230,000 for a website to promote career paths in the green energy sector–and it has, ironically, prohibited the listing of actual jobs in the industry. Here’s the report: The Department of Energy … More

    America’s Hostage in Cuba: Two Tragic Years and Counting

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    On December 3, 2009, American citizen and contractor for the United States Agency for International Development Alan Gross of Maryland was arrested as he attempted to exit the airport in Havana. He had just finished delivering Internet equipment to isolated Jewish communities in eastern Cuba. In March of 2011, Gross … More

    Obama Wants to Cut Taxes? Don't Believe It for a Second.

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    Liberals stumping for tax cuts are as rare as three-dollar bills and hardcover digital books, and for good reason. Devoid of any other organizing principle, the only job of progressivism today is to grow government, and taxation is the blood stream of government. It is thus with the same healthy … More