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  • Monthly Archives: May 2012

    Online Chat on Medicare

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    How bad is Medicare’s financial condition? What will happen to taxpayers and seniors if the program is not reformed? What solutions have been proposed in Congress? Click here to join us right now for our “Lunch with Heritage” chat featuring Kate Nix. She will answer these and any other questions … More

    Morning Bell: How Radical Were Wisconsin's Reforms?

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    One year ago, the state of Wisconsin adopted sweeping reforms that curbed collective bargaining rights among government workers, brought the state’s pension system into line, and empowered those workers to choose whether or not to pay union dues. A firestorm of opposition erupted among public sector unions. But despite all … More

    VIDEO: Navy Faces Readiness Crisis as More Ships Unprepared for Combat

    The year was 1979. America’s military had emerged from the Vietnam War earlier in the decade and was now facing sizable and significant budget cuts. Capt. Tom Shanahan, commanding officer of the USS Canisteo, had just returned from the Mediterranean Sea and was now leading an overhaul of his fleet … More

    Pakistan Takes Short-sighted Approach to Relations with the U.S.

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    Pakistani military officials took serious offense at the U.S. unilateral raid in their country last May to eliminate the world’s most wanted terrorist. With last week’s prosecution of Dr. Shakil Afridi, who assisted the U.S. government in tracking bin Laden, Pakistani leaders appear to be trying to restore their wounded … More

    Even After Walker Reforms, Wisconsin Public Workers Still Overpaid

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    “What Mr. Walker and his backers are trying to do is to make Wisconsin—and eventually, America—less of a functioning democracy and more of a third-world-style oligarchy.” New York Times columnist Paul Krugman was more theatrical than most in denouncing Act 10, the set of public-sector reforms signed by Wisconsin Governor … More

    ExxonMobil Promotes Administration's Effort to Nationalize Education

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    Oil giant ExxonMobil is promoting the Obama administration’s controversial national education standards push through television ads and a dedicated page on its website. To date, 46 states have signed on to the Common Core State Standards Initiative, which would nationalize the content taught in every public school across America. While … More

    More States Receive Strings-Attached NCLB Waivers

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    Yesterday, the Obama Administration announced that eight more states will receive waivers to opt out of the onerous provisions of No Child Left Behind (NCLB). As Education Week’s Alyson Klein reported on Tuesday, “The U.S. Department of Education today granted waivers to eight of the 26 states (plus the District … More

    Isn't It Time to Outlaw Gendercide?

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    Think sex-selective abortions—known as gendercide—happen only in China? Wrong. This week, Live Action films produced an undercover video of a Texas Planned Parenthood employee explaining to a patient how to easily obtain an abortion if her unborn child were a girl and not a boy. The employee also gave the … More

    Obama Administration Can No Longer Hide Behind the U.N.’s Failed Efforts in Syria

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    The United States joined many Western nations in expelling Syrian diplomats yesterday in a coordinated reprimand of the Syrian government, which has stepped up its bloody repression of its own people. Britain, Canada, France, Italy, Germany, the Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland, and Australia also joined a growing list of countries that … More

    Cuban Dictator’s Daughter Predictably Bashes U.S., Endorses Obama

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    Mariela Castro Espin, daughter of Cuban dictator Raul Castro and director of the Cuban National Center for Sex Education (CENESEX), used a visit to the U.S. to criticize American policy and endorse President Obama. Last week, Castro received a U.S. visa for the first time in 10 years to attend … More