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  • Yearly Archives: 2011

    The Constitution in One Sentence: Understanding the Tenth Amendment

    After the House of Representatives’ reading last week, the Constitution is suddenly the talk of the town.  Congressmen and women on both sides of the aisle are eager to display the latest “must-have accessory” – their pocket Constitutions.  This renewed interest goes beyond simply reading the document; people actually want … More

    The United States Needs Fair Referees for International Disputes

    Last night’s BCS Championship game pitted the Auburn Tigers from the Southeastern Conference (SEC) against the Oregon Ducks from the Pac-10. To guard against biases that could have influenced the game’s outcome, officials were provided by the Big 10. If football-crazed fans from Auburn and Oregon can understand why referees … More

    Morning Bell: Obama's Anti-Drilling Agenda

    President Obama’s oil spill commission will release its long-awaited final report this morning, recommending new government regulations and limits on drilling. These conclusions could shape the future of the oil industry — and impact our nation’s energy policy for years to come. The commission’s primary focus was determining the cause … More

    Obama: France, Not Britain, America's Strongest Ally

    The Obama administration is not known for its pro-British track record, but this is by far the strongest indication yet that the current White House has little regard for the Special Relationship and its unique role in modern American history. During a White House photo-op with French President Nicolas Sarkozy, … More

    Onion WPA Joke Would Be Funnier if Krugman Wasn't so Serious

    In an op-ed from last week, Paul Krugman again called for greater government control of the economy to combat unemployment writing: “A rational political system would long since have created a 21st-century version of the Works Progress Administration — we’d be putting the unemployed to work doing what needs to … More

    The Impact of Obamacare: From the Frontlines of Our Health Care Crisis

    The fight against Obamacare has begun on a new front as the House of Representatives prepares to consider H.R. 2, a measure to repeal the health care overhaul in its entirety. New Members of Congress campaigned on a promise to fight the unpopular new law, and this is the first … More

    Let's Avoid Political Games Over Arizona Shooting

    The horrid shootings and killings in Tucson demonstrate the always-unpredictable nature of mayhem. It’s worsened by the sadly predictable efforts of Washington interests to twist every tragedy into an excuse to restrict our freedoms or to bash their political adversaries. As a former Member of Congress whose life was threatened, … More

    Zardari’s Defense of Taseer Comes at Crucial Moment for Pakistan

    The international community has been shocked and sickened by reaction in Pakistan to the assassination of Punjab Governor Salman Taseer. Support for the Governor’s murderer was found not only within the religious parties but also from lawyers, parts of the media, and even some politicians from the mainstream political parties. … More

    Morning Bell: Libel is No Path to a Civil Society

    All of us at The Heritage Foundation were profoundly saddened by the tragedy that occurred this past Saturday morning in Tucson, Arizona. We mourn all of those who lost their lives and are praying for a full recovery by all of the surviving victims. As Speaker John Boehner said Saturday, … More

    Resisting Accommodation: The ACLU and Mount Soledad

    A panel of the 9th Circuit of Appeals unanimously ruled this week that the Mount Soledad Cross, a memorial that now honors Korean War veterans and sits on federal land near San Diego, amounts to a violation of the Establishment Clause of the U.S. Constitution. The issue of memorial crosses … More