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  • Yearly Archives: 2011

    Iran’s Pernicious Influence in the Western Hemisphere


    There has been a lot of discussion recently of Iranian involvement in Latin America, especially with the recent plot involving an assassination attempt against the Saudi ambassador to the United States. Of course, a lot of people are going to Latin America these days: the Russians, the Chinese— and even … More

    Ryan-Wyden: The Basic Ingredients of Structural Medicare Reform


    Congressman Paul Ryan (R–WI) and Senator Ron Wyden (D–OR) have proposed a new bipartisan framework for structural Medicare reform. It continues the conversation with the American people on a solution to save the popular but financially troubled entitlement program. While there are differences between the proposal and the Heritage plan … More

    Judicial Hellholes: 10 Places Not to Do Business in the United States


    Given the sad state of our economy, the bad investment climate, and the danger posed by profligate federal spending and ever-increasing government regulation, American entrepreneurs have to plan very carefully about where to locate new plants, stores, and other facilities when they expand an existing business or start a new … More

    Hypocrisy Alerts on the U.N.'s Arms Trade Treaty


    There are quite a few reasons to be concerned about the U.N.’s pending Arms Trade Treaty. It poses a number of risks to the Second Amendment and, more broadly, it is based on the completely fallacious belief that all the world’s nations are actually serious about controlling the illicit arms … More

    The German 'Kebab Murders'

    Extremist Holger G. (C) is brought to his arraingment at the Federal Court of Justice in Karlsruhe, Germany, November 14, 2011.

    The latest issue of the Weekly Standard gives everyone the chance to play a game called “What if it happened in America?” What if in America there was a gang of neo-Nazis who, over the course of 14 years, murdered 10 people, nine of them “foreigners” and one a policewoman? … More

    Morning Bell: An 11th-Hour Spending Deal That Comes Up Short


    With Christmas just a week away and the new year nearly upon us, Congress came within a whisper of yet another potential government shutdown and once again demonstrated its inability to make substantive spending cuts and deliver the American people the reforms necessary to secure America’s fiscal future. Rather than … More

    Abrupt End of the U.S. Military Mission Boosts Security Risks in Iraq

    AFP/Ahmad Al-Rubaye/Newscom

    Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta presided over a muted ceremony in Baghdad yesterday marking the end of the U.S. military mission in Iraq. He proclaimed that the United States had achieved its goal of establishing “an Iraq that could govern and secure itself.” But he warned that “Iraq will be … More

    Mega-Omni: Another Get-Out-of-Town Budget Debacle


    The House mega-omni—the massive nine-bill appropriations package now moving toward a vote in the House—represents another disappointing failure to cut spending and prove Congress can instill some measure of fiscal discipline. Equally troubling: The procedure for considering the legislation allows everyone to vote for something he likes, while taxpayers pick … More

    Online Chat on Liberalism


    Click here Join us on Friday right now for a special “Lunch with Heritage” chat where are joined by the Assistant Director for the Center for Principles and Politics David Azerrad. He is taking your questions about what the left has been up to and  he will also be taking … More

    Family Fact of the Week: Fewer Americans Are Marrying


    A new study released by the Pew Research Center on Wednesday shows that the percentage of married adults has fallen to a record low. According to the report, just 51 percent of Americans are currently married, compared to more than 70 percent of adults 50 years ago. This continued decline … More