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  • Monthly Archives: February 2012

    Scribecast: FrackNation Documentary Seeks the Truth on 'Fracking'

    Controversial Hydro-Fracking Gas Drilling in Pennsylvania

    The anti-fracking documentary “Gasland” has served as a rallying cry for environmentalists seeking to halt hydraulic fracturing, the process used by energy companies to extract petroleum and natural gas from underground. Even the State Department is promoting the film. Critics of the widely-debunked documentary acknowledge its impact. Irish journalist and … More

    The War on Women's Freedom

    Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton

    Isn’t religious freedom for women too? So why did Representative Carolyn Maloney (D–NY) and Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton (D–DC) walk out of a committee hearing on the subject, claiming it was disregarding women? On Thursday, House Oversight and Government Reform chairman Darrell Issa (R–CA) held a hearing on a topic … More

    Heritage Libertad Radio: Obamacare and Contraception, Budget, More


    Be sure to listen to the latest Heritage Libertad Radio program. For the program in English, click here. For the program in Spanish, click here. The Spanish program begins with an interview with Father Avelino González. He discusses Obamacare’s mandate for contraceptives. Is the “fix” the administration offered a real solution … More

    Harry Reid Threatens to Back 90 More Unconstitutional Appointments

    Government Funding

    Livid at delays in the confirmation process for 90 of the president’s nominations, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) said on Friday that he would encourage President Obama to make even more unconstitutional non-recess appointments if Republicans did not accede to his demands. “Virtually every one of these nominees could … More

    Failure to Protect: Central America’s Worsening Security Crisis


    The horrific fire in a Honduran prison that claimed the lives of 358 prisoners highlights a worsening crisis of violence, insecurity, and institutional failure in Central America. Right now the U.S. could use a fire hose, not a garden hose, in the region. But the Obama Administration’s response to the … More

    Women Testify on the Threats of the Anti-Conscience Mandate

    Foster Kids and Religious Liberty in DC

    Yesterday, the House Oversight and Government Reform committee held a full committee hearing on the Obamacare anti-conscience mandate’s unprecedented violation of religious liberty, hearing testimony from leaders of faith-based organizations directly affected by the rule’s serious governmental overreach. As early as next August, affected organizations will be forced to either … More

    The Terrorists Are Still Coming

    Members of the U.S. Capitol Police and the FBI arrested an individual in the area of the U.S. Capitol. This arrest was the culmination of a lengthy and extensive operation during which the individual was closely and carefully monitored. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

    According to The Washington Post, today “[t]he FBI and the U.S. Capitol Police arrested a man…after a lengthy investigation into an alleged plot to carry out a suicide attack on the Capitol.” This could well turn out to be (at least) the 45th terrorist plot aimed at American soil since … More

    When Is Congress the Most Dangerous?


    When it comes to cybersecurity, maybe Americans ought to be happy with a do-nothing Congress. Remember the rush to pass the Stop Online Privacy Act (SOPA)? This was to be comprehensive measure to keep the Internet from turning into easy prey for the online likes of Henry Morgan and Blackbeard. … More

    Choosing Decline: The Meaning of Obama's Defense Guidance and Budget

    Pentagon (Photo by Newscom)

    The Defending Defense project—a joint initiative of AEI, the Foreign Policy Initiative, and the Heritage Foundation—brought together Senators Jon Kyl (R–AZ), Kelly Ayotte (R–NH), and Lindsey Graham (R–SC) and Representatives Howard P. “Buck” McKeon (R–CA), J. Randy Forbes (R–VA), and Marsha Blackburn (R–TN) on Thursday to discuss the implications of … More

    Virginia Drug Tests for Welfare Recipients and Personal Responsibility

    Capitol in Richmond, Virginia - VA

    On Tuesday, the Virginia senate approved a bill that would require an initial drug screening of welfare applicants, followed by drug testing if officials suspected illegal drug use. Those who test positive or refuse to test altogether would lose Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (cash assistance) benefits for a year. … More