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  • Monthly Archives: February 2012

    PODCAST: John Taylor On Returning Economy to Prosperity

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    In this special Heritage podcast, listen to distinguished Stanford economist John Taylor discuss his new book, First Principles: Five Keys to Restoring America’s Prosperity. PODCAST: John Taylor On Returning Economy to Prosperity What should guide policy proposals going forward? Are we in full economic recovery mode? Is inflation a threat … More

    Morning Bell: Obama Doctrine Failure

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    Three years ago, President Barack Obama set forth to recast American foreign policy in an image of his own design. It was one in which the White House engaged with enemies and undercut allies, apologized for American exceptionalism, and favored the “soft power” of treaties and international organizations. This “Obama … More

    Slashing Defense Budget Puts Nation at Increased Risk

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    Heritage’s James Carafano recently wrote that President Obama’s proposed defense cuts are tantamount to a gift to America’s enemies. These cuts reduce America’s military capabilities in a dangerous world and bring greater risk to the nation. The President’s new defense budget raises the risk level for the U.S. and its … More

    Chart of the Week: Winter Gas Prices Reach All-Time High

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    The cost of gasoline today is at its highest point ever during winter, an ominous sign of what might be on the horizon in the months to come. According to government data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration, the average price of regular unleaded is $3.34 over the three-month period … More

    Scribecast: AEI's Marc Thiessen on Dangers of the Obama Doctrine

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    President Obama’s use of drone strikes to target terrorists is depleting U.S. intelligence on al Qaeda and making America less safe in the process, according to Marc Thiessen, an American Enterprise Institute fellow. “The Obama administration has completely eliminated live capture of terrorists and bringing them in for interrogation,” Thiessen … More

    Obamacare: Pay No Attention to Mandate Behind Curtain of Spin

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    In yet another slight to rule of law, the Obama Administration has asked a federal court to put a press conference pronouncement above official regulation. Last week, the Department of Justice filed a legal response to one of numerous lawsuits currently challenging the constitutionality of the Obamacare anti-conscience mandate. The … More

    Heritage Expert’s New Book Addresses Battle for the Internet

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    Today we have access to vast amount of information at the click of mouse but are also faced with those who seek to steal secrets, disable defenses, or otherwise use the Internet for their own purposes. Heritage’s James Carafano addresses these threats in his new book, Wiki at War: “The … More

    Thousands More Oppose Obamacare Mandate's Religious Liberty Violations

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    More than 2,500 Christian leaders have signed a letter opposing Obamcare’s anti-conscience mandate. The letter’s release adds to the most recent furor over the rule’s blatant violation of religious liberty and decries the mandate’s coercion of religious employers to subsidize abortion-inducing drugs, contraceptives, and sterilization regardless of moral or religious … More

    Obama Doctrine Leaves World Less Safe

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    In his State of the Union address, President Obama declared that “America is back.” Examining Obama’s foreign policy efforts, however, this statement seems doubtful. To better understand Obama’s foreign policy, Heritage hosted a panel discussion with Kim Holmes, Mark Thiessen, and Clifford May. As Holmes has previously written, Obama defines … More

    Syria’s (Literal) Information Warfare

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    To hide its myriad of other crimes, the Syrian government is determined to prevent news of its atrocities against its own citizens from getting out. Journalists claim that this week they were deliberately targeted by troops loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, and they have released videos pleading for help. … More