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  • Yearly Archives: 2011

    Debate Night: How Should Americans Think About International Organizations?

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    Tonight, the GOP presidential candidates square off in Washington, D.C., at the CNN/Heritage/AEI debate to discuss foreign policy and national security. But so much of U.S. foreign policy depends on how to secure American independence in an age of global governance. How, then, should we think about international organizations? In … More

    Super Failure: No Spending Cuts, and the Debt Keeps Rising

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    With the failure of the super committee to recommend at least $1.2 trillion in deficit reduction, Congress’s latest attempt at budget control has collapsed. There will be many analyses of why the process did not work, but it’s worth stepping back to recall what generated the need for this extraordinary … More

    New York Students Riot Against Proposed $300 Tuition Hike

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    Students at the City University of New York rioted yesterday in protest of the school’s planned tuition hike. The proposed change: an extra $300 per year, bringing the total in-state tuition for full-time students to $5,430 per year – significantly less than the $8,244 nationwide average for in-state students at … More

    Heritage Congressional Fellowship Graduates 34

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    The Heritage Foundation is proud to congratulate the Heritage Congressional Fellows class of 2011. Their graduation was marked with a ceremony and address featuring Ronald Reagan biographer Steven Hayward on the future of conservative leadership. The Heritage Congressional Fellowship (HCF) is a year-long educational program for junior-level Capitol Hill staffers … More

    NYPD Reacts to Lone-Wolf Terror Threat, With or Without the FBI

    A New York City Police car is seen outside a Manhattan apartment building November 21, 2011, where New York police arrested a 27-year-old man they called a "lone wolf" militant on charges of plotting to build bombs to kill American soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. Jose Pimentel, a U.S. citizen born in the Dominican Republic, was arrested on Saturday in the Manhattan apartment while assembling a bomb, police said. REUTERS/Mike Segar

    A New York City Police car is seen outside a Manhattan apartment building November 21, 2011, where New York police arrested Jose Pimentel. REUTERS/Mike Segar On Saturday afternoon, just moments before authorities say Jose Pimentel was about to complete work on a powerful pipe bomb intended to kill American citizens, … More

    Labor Department May Sink Another $14 Million into Solyndra

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    Taxpayers will likely shell out another $14.3 million in federal aid to the 1,100 people formerly employed by defunct solar company Solyndra. The Labor Department announced Monday that it had approved Trade Adjustment Assistance payments for those former employees, which may pay out about $13,000 for each. TAA is designed … More

    Egypt's Army Overplays Its Hand Ahead of Parliamentary Elections

    A protester carries another affected by tear gas thrown by police during clashes between protesters and police near Tahrir Square in Cairo November 22, 2011.

    Egypt experienced its third day of bloody clashes on Monday, the worst explosion of political violence since the ouster of President Hosni Mubarak last February. The riots were provoked by a clumsy government attempt on Saturday to forcibly eject protesters from Cairo’s Tahrir Square—the epicenter of Egypt’s “Arab Spring” protests. … More

    Debating America's Role in the World

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    Tonight, the contenders for the GOP presidential nomination gather in Washington, D.C., at the CNN/Heritage/AEI debate on U.S. foreign policy. It’s about time! Currently, there is little logic to America’s international priorities and actions abroad. U.S. troops are leaving Iraq, entering Uganda, and toppling foreign leaders while “leading from behind.” … More

    Morning Bell: Debate Night

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    Tonight at 8 p.m. ET, eight Republican presidential candidates will take the stage at Constitution Hall in Washington, D.C., to tell America where they stand on foreign policy and national security in a special debate hosted by The Heritage Foundation and the American Enterprise Institute, broadcast on CNN and moderated … More

    An Exclusive Behind-the-Scenes Video: The Making of a Presidential Debate

    The Heritage Foundation and American Enterprise Institute will host their first-ever presidential debate tonight at 8 p.m. ET on CNN. Over the past few days, workers transformed an empty auditorium at Constitution Hall into a full-scale television set. As the final preparations were made, watch our behind-the-scenes look at how … More