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  • Monthly Archives: April 2012

    Sino–Russian Naval Exercises: Shape of Things to Come?

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    This week, the Chinese and Russian militaries began the first joint naval exercises the two sides have ever conducted. The exercise, occurring near Qingdao on the Yellow Sea, will involve 16 Chinese surface combatants and two submarines, including five missile destroyers, five missile frigates, and four missile boats, as well … More

    Rubio Is Right: Naval Power Pivotal to U.S. Foreign Policy

    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

    Senator Marco Rubio’s (R–FL) foreign policy speech today at the Brookings Institution included a standout sentence that should be thoughtfully considered: Even in our military engagements, the lasting impact of our influence on the world is hard to ignore. Millions of people have emerged from poverty around the world in … More

    The Rest of the Story on Student Loans

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    President Obama is busy crossing the country and appealing to young Americans on the issue of student loans. He’s warning them of the possibility of increased interest rates this summer, which are set to double. Of course, there’s much more to the story than the president lets on. Douglas Holtz-Eakin explains … More

    Senator Marco Rubio: 'I Turn to Heritage Libertad'

    Liberals are bent on making Hispanics, the fastest growing demographic, supporters of big government.  Unfortunately, a recent poll by FOX News Latino reveals that liberals are succeeding.  According to the poll, President Obama has a six-to-one advantage against his Republican rivals among Hispanics. And yet, here at The Heritage Foundation, … More

    New NFL Owner Fulfills His American Dream

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    This Thursday, the National Football League will kick off its 77th annual draft. By Saturday, 253 young men will be on their way to achieving their version of the American Dream. But there is one man for whom this year’s draft may be even more special. Jacksonville Jaguar’s new owner … More

    VIDEO: EPA Official Compares Agency Enforcement to Roman Crucifixions

    A video surfaced on Wednesday showing a regional administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency comparing his agency’s philosophy with respect to regulation of oil and gas companies to brutal tactics employed by the ancient Roman army to intimidate its foes into submission. EPA’s “philosophy of enforcement,” said EPA’s Region VI … More

    VIDEO: Obama's Failed Policies are Failing America

    Americans for Limited Government opens their new viral hit with a simple line, “If I wanted America to fail …” From there, the video recounts a number of disastrous energy policies currently being pursued by our government which are stifling growth and hampering the economy. From smothering entrepreneurship under pages … More

    Family Fact of the Week: Marriage Protects Women and Children from Violence

    Mother

    New government data (PDF) reveals a continuing trend of declining marriage rates. More women have never been married, and cohabitation rates have increased steadily. And more children are born outside of marriage than ever before. The consequences of these trends include lower economic prosperity for families and an  array of … More

    A Return to War for Sudan and South Sudan?

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    Not even a year after South Sudan’s independence from Sudan, the world’s newest country is already on the brink of war with its longtime foe. Last week, South Sudanese troops (otherwise known as the Sudanese People’s Liberation Army, or SPLA) occupied the oil-rich town of Heglig in Sudan—host to the … More

    Federal Budget in Pictures Shows America's Spending and Debt Crises

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    April 29 marks the third year that the U.S. Senate has not passed a budget. Now more than ever, it is crucial that Americans understand what our nation’s spending, taxes, and debt mean for them and their families and why Congress must urgently get back to budgeting. The Heritage Foundation’s … More