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  • Monthly Archives: March 2012

    Japan: One Year Later

    JAPAN-QUAKE

    Yesterday, Japan remembered. On March 11, 2011, an earthquake rocked the coast of Japan. The quake generated the largest recorded tsunami in modern Japanese history, which swept across the northeast coast of Japan. In addition to destruction and loss of life resulting from these natural disasters, facilities at the Fukushima … More

    Morning Bell: The Nuclear Option for Powering America

    Newscom

    When you flip on a light switch, turn on your TV, start up your coffee maker, or charge your cell phone, there’s a good chance that the energy you’re using to get the job done has been generated by nuclear power. Yet this misunderstood power source is vastly underutilized in … More

    The Bitter Fruit of Libya’s "Arab Spring"

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    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton met with Libyan Prime Minister Abdurrahim el-Keib yesterday and expressed optimism about Libya’s future. But Libya faces major problems in making the difficult transition to a stable democracy. Libya’s “Arab Spring,” which appeared to have a bright future after the fall of Muammar Qadhafi’s dictatorship … More

    The U.S. Does Not Need “International Permission” to Defend its Interests

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    Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta’s comments earlier this week were a very revealing insight into the Obama administration’s mindset on the legal regime governing America’s decisions to use force. During the hearing, Secretary Panetta repeatedly stated that the U.S. needed “permission” from international bodies and organizations as a legal basis … More

    Scribecast: One Year After Earthquake, Japan's Ambassador Talks Recovery

    Japanese Ambassador Ichiro Fujisaki

    Tomorrow marks the one-year anniversary of the Great East Japan Earthquake, a massive jolt to the country that caused widespread damage and had ramifications on the economy and energy sector. Japan is still recovering a year later. This week on Scribecast, we spoke to Japan’s ambassador to the United States, … More

    The Fight Has Only Begun

    Constitutional conservatism is alive and well in America today. From conservatives in Congress working to roll back big government spending to the backlash over Obamacare’s anti-conscience mandate, it’s clear that Americans are clinging to the foundational principles of our country. Two years ago, the Tea Party movement launched grassroots conservative … More

    #Kony

    Kony

    A 30-minute documentary on the Lord’s Resistance Army, a violent militia in Uganda led by the outlaw Joseph Kony, has gone viral. A day after it was published on YouTube, it had logged 32 million views. In contrast, the Dr. Suess movie The Lorax, which by Hollywood standards had “huge … More

    House Oversight Hearing Shines Light on Food-Stamp Fraud

    Food-stamp fraud and the government’s failed attempts to stop it were the focus of a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing yesterday. Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) called the hearing in response to a Scripps Howard News Service investigative report exposing widespread abuse. The investigation revealed that retailers who lost … More

    Senators Demand Release of Head Start Data

    Classroom

    Four years after data collection was completed, Americans are still awaiting the results of a study conducted by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on the impact of the federal Head Start program. “The United States fought and won in the Pacific and Atlantic fronts of World War … More

    PODCAST: Obama Doctrine

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    In this week’s Heritage in Focus, Heritage expert Kim Holmes discusses President Obama’s foreign policy agenda, known as the Obama Doctrine. Click here to listen. What is the Obama Doctrine? How successful has it been? Do his major achievements outweigh his weaknesses? Click above to hear Dr. Holmes answer those … More