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  • Monthly Archives: May 2012

    Occupy Wall Street: Finding Common Ground Might Be Possible

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    This is the last of our four-part series on Occupy Wall Street, transcribed from a recent Heritage Foundation event on the movement. In part four, Eric Teetsel, executive director of the Manhattan Declaration, explains why he’s hopeful about the Occupy movement. Teetsel believes some Occupiers, particularly young members of the … More

    Morning Bell: Weak Economy Disappoints Again

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    Every day, America waits for a brighter future to arrive — the promise of change that President Barack Obama made in 2009 when he set a benchmark for his success on the economy, remarking, “If I don’t have this done in three years, then there’s going to be a one-term proposition.” More … More

    A Better Life for "Julia"

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    Yesterday, President Obama’s team introduced the “Life of Julia,” a portrayal of a liberal vision of life for one woman. We have taken the time to revise the original and show how conservative policies, like the ones outlined in Heritage’s Saving the American Dream plan, can empower Julia and all … More

    FEMA's Use of Waffle House as Severity Indicator a Smart Move

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    Recent press reports indicate that FEMA uses the status of Waffle House restaurants to gauge the severity of conditions following a natural disaster. Fox News‘ Garrett Tenney explains: After a disaster, officials call a restaurant in the affected area, and ask what’s on the menu. If the restaurant is serving everything, it … More

    American Studies in India: Cross-Dressing, Anyone?

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    In a depressing reflection of American studies at left-dominated American university campuses, Indian students will soon be learning not only about U.S. history, the Constitution, and American government but also about American transgender issues, cross-dressing, feminism, multiculturalism, and pop culture. All courtesy of the U.S. taxpayers. The curriculum was unveiled … More

    Human Rights Activists: Obama Must Stand With Chen Gaungcheng

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    A top activist for human rights in China warned on Thursday that if the United States wants to maintain its image as a global human rights leader, dissident Chen Gaungcheng and his family must join Secretary of State Hillary Clinton when she returns from China this week. Chen has become … More

    Tales of the Red Tape #31: Charlie Manson for Hire

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    The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has brought forth yet another excuse to punish employers: Conducting a criminal background check of job applicants could trigger charges of race discrimination. No joke. By a vote of 4–1, the commission last week approved its new “Enforcement Guidance on the Consideration of Arrest … More

    Occupy Wall Street: Why Conservatives Shouldn't Ignore the Persuadables

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    This is the third of our four-part series on Occupy Wall Street, transcribed from a recent Heritage Foundation event on the movement. In part three, Ben Domenech, research fellow at the Heartland Institute and editor of The Transom, reflects on his own interaction with Occupiers and explains why he’s not … More

    'Defending Our Defenders': Forbes Kicks Off Tour in Chesapeake, Virginia

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    Representatives Randy Forbes (R–VA) and Scott Rigell (R–VA) will be hosting a listening session in Chesapeake, Virginia, on Monday, May 14, at 6:30 p.m. at the Chesapeake Conference Center. This event, part of a larger House Armed Services Committee effort spearheaded by Forbes entitled “Defending Our Defenders,” is an initiative … More

    NATO Summit Is No Place for Unaccountable Eurocrats

    European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso (L) and EU President Herman Van Rompuy (R) talk during a press conference after their meeting at the presidential house in Seoul, South Korea, March 28, 2012.

    It was reported last week that Turkey has blocked the European Commission President, José Manuel Barroso, and the EU’s President of the European Council, Herman van Rompuy, from attending the upcoming NATO Summit in Chicago. Neither has any business attending the Summit, and Turkey was correct in blocking their attendance. … More