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  • Yearly Archives: 2011

    Statement on the Tragedy in Arizona

    We at The Heritage Foundation are profoundly saddened by today’s tragedy in Arizona. Along with the rest of the nation, we continue to pray for a full recovery by Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and all other surviving victims. We were deeply distressed to learn of the death of U.S. District Court … More

    Sudan: Charting the Course Ahead

    “You know, my people told me I should never meet with you,” Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir told Richard Williamson, former U.S. special envoy to Sudan, during the Bush Administration. Clearly, it’s no easy task conducting diplomatic relations with Khartoum’s government. Yet two days from the referendum that will likely split … More

    Deep-Water Drilling Permits Down 88% in Gulf Since Obama Lifted Moratorium

    This week’s announcement that 13 oil companies can resume activity in the Gulf of Mexico provided some hope the Obama administration might finally begin to approve drilling new permits. It couldn’t come soon enough. Since the administration’s drilling moratorium was lifted in October, deep-water permit issuance is down 88 percent … More

    Study on Youth Abstinence and STDs: The Bigger Picture

    A recent study hit the news waves earlier this week proclaiming that a statistically significant portion of young adults who say they are sexually abstinent are diagnosed with a sexually transmitted disease (STD). According to the study, conducted at Emory University, 10 percent of youth that reported no sexual intercourse … More

    Iraq: The Return of Al-Sadr

    The surprise return of radical Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr to Iraq on Wednesday is a sign of rising Iranian influence and diminishing American political clout in Iraq. The triumphant homecoming of the fiery anti-American leader, who incited two bloody uprisings against U.S. forces after the 2003 invasion, could also foreshadow … More

    Gas Prices Under President Obama in Pictures

    Fact: President Barack Obama’s Energy Secretary Steven Chu wants to “figure out how to boost the price of gasoline to the levels in Europe.” At the time he made the statement, gas cost $7 – $8 a gallon in Europe. Fact: Since taking office, President Obama’s entire energy agenda has … More

    Belated Search for 'Broad Range of Views' Not Enough to Save NPR

    Watch the latest video at video.foxnews.com National Public Radio has come as close as it can possibly get to admitting that it’s a biased news organization and that it must take steps to remedy this situation. It’s a welcome acknowledgment, one we must charitably accept even if NPR made it … More

    President Obama’s Approach to Sudan: Gambling on Carrots, Not Sticks

    Last November, President Obama made Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir an offer: Allow southern Sudan to secede peacefully in the upcoming referendum and the United States will remove Sudan from the list of state sponsors of terror. Ironically enough, President Obama admonished President Bush when he made a similar offer two … More

    Morning Bell: Americans Are Fleeing Obama's Crony Capitalist Economy

    Today the Bureau of Labor and Statistics released its monthly jobs report showing that the U.S. economy added only 103,000 jobs this December. With the unemployment rate now at 9.4%, this marks the 20th month in a row that the unemployment has been over 9 percent, a post–World War II … More

    Lunch With Heritage Online Chat

    We are joined by Director of Government Relations at Heritage, Brian Darling. Brian will take your questions about conservative challenges in the new Congress and what the proposed rule changes, specifically the change in the Filibuster, mean, not only for Congress, but for American citizens. Lunch With Heritage feat. Brian … More