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  • Monthly Archives: January 2012

    NLRB Appointee Will Continue to Receive Payments from Union

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    Financial disclosure documents filed by two of President Obama’s illegal appointments to the National Labor Relations Board show that one will continue to receive payments from a major labor union during his time on the board. Richard Griffin, the former general counsel for the International Union of Operating Engineers, will … More

    Obama Administration Knifes Britain in the Back over Falklands

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    In yet another display of disdain for the Anglo-American Special Relationship, the Obama administration has weighed in on the mounting tensions between Great Britain and Argentina over the Falkland Islands. Just two days after Prime Minister David Cameron issued a robust statement in the House of Commons vowing to defend … More

    Missile Defense in Danger Equals the Country More Vulnerable

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    America’s ability to protect its homeland from a devastating ballistic missile attack could be severely damaged if the sequestration process under the Budget Control Act of 2011 happens, writes Mead Treadwell, Alaska’s lieutenant governor, in a recent op-ed. He is right: The U.S. missile defense program already struggles to keep … More

    Morning Bell: Celebrating School Choice Week

    Students at Milwaukee's private Urban Day School compete for the teacher's attention

    What singular cause could bring together the likes of Democratic campaign strategist James Carville, Republican Governor Bobby Jindal (LA), actor Sacha Baron Cohen, and 2,000 families, all under one roof? The answer: school choice — empowering parents with the ability to save their children from failing schools, thereby giving them … More

    Boko Haram Emboldened, Attacks Kano

    A screen grab from a video allegedly released by the Nigerian Islamist sect Boko Haram. A Nigerian Islamist sect routed in a brutal assault last year is feared to have reemerged with a series of attacks and shootings, leading to military patrols and grim reminders of 2009 unrest.  AFP PHOTO/SCREENGRAB

    Last weekend, Boko Haram, a Nigerian terrorist organization launched a deadly strike in the northern city of Kano. Targeting government security forces, Boko Haram claimed responsibility for waging a series of bomb attacks and gun assaults that killed over 160 people. Boko Haram has gained increasing notoriety in the past … More

    Heritage Libertad Radio: Rep. Frank Wolf, Economic Freedom, More

    Be sure to listen to our Heritage Libertad Radio Show. Click here to listen in Spanish. Click here to listen in English. The Spanish segment kicks off with a discussion of Iranian President Ahmadinejad’s recent trip to South America. We continue with an interview with Heritage expert Jim Roberts, to … More

    Chart of the Week: Slow Job Growth Means a Slow Economic Recovery

    Economy Adds Jobs, but Slowly

    President Obama will deliver his third State of the Union address on Tuesday night. According to a preview video released this weekend, the speech will outline Obama’s vision for improving the economy and creating jobs. With an unemployment rate of 8.5 percent, there’s much work to be done. But after … More

    Scribecast: Rep. Frank Wolf Discusses Political and Religious Rights

    U.S. Representative Frank Wolf (R-VA) speaks with Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ) (obscured) during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington

    With economic issues dominating the domestic political agenda and much of our foreign policy focused on combating terrorism, systematic violations of political and religious rights by some of the world’s most tyrannical regimes receive less attention than perhaps they should. Rep. Frank Wolf, a Republican representing Virginia’s 5th District, is … More

    For Obama’s Navy Policy, "Talk Is Cheap"

    A picture released by Fars News Agency on December 29, 2011, shows a U.S aircraft carrier spotted in an area of the Iranian navy ongoing maneuver zone on the Sea of Oman, near the Strait of Hormuz in southern Iran. UPI/ Abdollah Arab Koohsar/Fars News

    As President Obama has hastily drawn down forces in Iraq and Afghanistan to meet arbitrary timelines, he has taken the opportunity to ramp up rhetoric on a strategic military shift to the Asia–Pacific region. He recently made it clear in the new defense strategy guidance that military focus will be … More

    Is the Supreme Court Obliged to Follow Its Own Precedents?

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    Certain Supreme Court cases haunt the American people. When particular issues land on the Court’s docket, some Americans proclaim that, of course, the Court will rule this way because, don’t you know, there is a precedent for that. Free speech, free exercise, the Commerce Clause, and abortion—these are only a … More