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  • Monthly Archives: April 2012

    Exclusive Interview: John Stossel Says Government Can't Solve Our Problems

    John Stossel’s skepticism of government and his storytelling approach about free-market economics have made him a rock star in conservative and libertarian circles. He spoke at The Heritage Foundation on Wednesday about his new book, “No, They Can’t: Why Government Fails—But Individuals Succeed.” It is Stossel’s latest attempt to debunk the myths … More

    America in Asia: Shoring up U.S. Credibility Despite China’s Mistrust

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    A new Brookings report on the inner workings and strategic thinking of the Chinese government explains that China’s leaders see “a long-term zero-sum game” between Beijing and Washington, and that the United States, not China, is on “the wrong side of history.” The authors of the report suggest that China … More

    President Obama’s Budget Priority: Eliminate the D.C. Voucher Program

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    “Budgets are about choices,” stated President Obama in recent remarks to governors about his massive fiscal year (FY) 2013 budget request. Nothing more clearly demonstrates the Administration’s priorities than Obama’s decision to once again place the successful D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program (DCOSP) on the chopping block while simultaneously growing the … More

    City Council Election Decided by Five Voters After Fraud Investigation

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    Can safeguards against voter fraud sway an election? In Vernon, California, it looks like they just did. In response to allegations by the area’s Chamber of Commerce that at least 30 percent of votes in a tight city council race were fraudulent, the city discarded six ballots on Tuesday – … More

    Online Chat on Taxmageddon and the Buffett Rule

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    Taxmegeddon is coming. No, it’s not April 15th, but in 2013, there will be massive tax increases that will raise taxes by $494 billion. Does President Obama want to talk about that?  No. Just as he doesn’t want to talk about the deficit, or gas prices, or Obamacare.  Instead, President … More

    Morning Bell: The Internet Taxes that Could Be Coming

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    If you’ve ever bought anything on the Internet, over the phone, or from a catalog, you might have noticed that when you buy from some stores, you don’t pay any state sales tax, but if you buy from other stores, you do. That’s because a Supreme Court decision protected out-of-state … More

    Test or No Test: Questions Remain

    On April 10, The Heritage Foundation hosted an event titled “Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty: Questions and Challenges.” This event is a critical contribution to the debate about the state of the U.S. nuclear deterrent, the proper role of U.S. nuclear weapons, and the need for modernization of the increasingly obsolescent … More

    North Korean Missile Launch Demands Strong U.S. Response

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    North Korea will defy international pressure and launch its Unha-3 missile, perhaps as early as Wednesday night (Washington, D.C., time). Despite Pyongyang’s characterization of the forthcoming launch as that of a peaceful civilian satellite, it would clearly violate U.N. Security Council (UNSC) resolutions that preclude “any launch using ballistic missile … More

    Got Principles? The Ryan Budget Does

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    Buried deep in the President’s hyperbolic assault on the House-passed budget last week—with all that “radical vision” and “social Darwinism” rhetoric—was one kernel of truth: “This isn’t a budget supported by some small rump group in the Republican Party,” the President said. “This is now the party’s governing platform. This … More

    Standoff in the South China Sea

    This undated handout photo taken by Philippine navy and released April 11, 2012 by the Department of Foreign Affairs shows Philippine navy troops inspecting a Chinese fishing vessel loaded giant clam shells after it was intercepted off scarborough Shoal which led to a tense standoff between Philippines' warship and Chinese maritime surveillance ships.

    According to press reports this morning, the Philippine navy is currently locked in a standoff with Chinese government vessels in the South China Sea. The Gregorio del Pilar, a refurbished former U.S. Coast Guard cutter transferred to the Philippines last year, is being blocked by two Chinese surveillance vessels in … More