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  • Yearly Archives: 2012

    Top 10 Heritage Charts of 2012

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    If you’ve read our work, you probably know we love charts. Our signature products — the Index of Economic Freedom and Federal Budget in Pictures — include some amazing informational graphics. We also showcase our charts weekly on The Foundry and in many of our research papers. Today we bring … More

    Top 10 Heritage Videos of 2012

    Videos once again played an important role in 2012 as campaigns, policy organizations and individuals sought ways to break through the saturated media environment with short, clever and informational productions. The following are the 10 most-watched videos from 2012 on Heritage’s YouTube channel. Click here to subscribe. 1. The White … More

    Morning Bell: Are We Helping Poor Americans?

    Thanksgiving at the Bowery Mission

    At the end of the year, many people take time to make charitable donations. But caring for those in need is a year-round responsibility—and when it comes to public policy, conservatives have an important opportunity to articulate an effective response to poverty and social breakdown in America. A half-century into … More

    Top 10 Heritage Images of 2012

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    Instagram sold for $1 billion in April, remarkable news for a company that wasn’t even around two years earlier. Meanwhile, sites like Pinterest and Tumblr blossomed. What do they have in common? Images. From pop culture to political campaigns, images helped define 2012. Heritage embarked on a campaign of its own … More

    Norman Schwarzkopf, RIP: Another Old Warrior Passes

    Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf 1934-2012 Desert Storm Commander

    General Norman Schwarzkopf, the man who led U.S. troops during the first Gulf War in 1991, died at 78 years old yesterday. Schwarzkopf was residing in Tampa, Florida, the location of his last military assignment: commander of United States Central Command at MacDill Air Force Base. He died of complications … More

    Law of the Sea Ruling Trumps Ghanaian Judge

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    When a nation joins the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) it should be prepared to have its domestic court rulings overturned by an international tribunal. That hard lesson was recently learned by Ghana. Specifically, on December 15, an UNCLOS court—the International Tribunal for the Law … More

    North Korean Ballistic Missile Test: Worse to Come?

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    “A single nuclear weapon exploded a hundred miles above the United States could create electromagnetic pulse effects, thereby bringing our entire economy to a standstill,” writes Phyllis Schlafly, a lawyer and conservative political analyst, in her most recent op-ed. An electromagnetic pulse (EMP), a high-intensity burst of electromagnetic energy caused … More

    Fiscal Cliff Looming, Senate Still Finds Time to Name Post Offices

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    The country is poised to go over the “fiscal cliff” if Congress fails to act on impending tax hikes and sequestration cuts by December 31. All parties agree the results would be disastrous. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) made clear on Thursday that he will not bring a bill … More

    Morning Bell: The 10 Worst Regulations of 2012

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    It seems that no aspect of American life can escape government regulation. In the past year, regulators drafted rules that addressed everything from caloric intake to dishwasher efficiency. Most of these rules increase the cost of living, others hinder job creation, and many erode freedom. Not all regulations are unwarranted, … More

    Top 10 Heritage Blog Posts of 2012

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    Heritage’s blog, The Foundry, turns 5 years old next week. Not only has it transformed how our think tank communicates, but it also features some of the most-read content that our team produces. Thanks in part to the addition of Scribe, our investigative blog, The Foundry nearly doubled the number of unique … More