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  • Monthly Archives: June 2012

    "Tradition" Torpedoes Innovation in Special Operations' Anti-Terrorism Efforts

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    It appears that the forces of tradition and status quo have sufficient power to defeat a man who is not normally bested. Admiral William McRaven, the decorated Navy SEAL officer who heads Special Operations Command (SOCOM), attempted to use the political capital he had garnered based on Special Forces’ recent … More

    D-Day: Let Us Pray

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    When we look back across history, it’s all too easy to assume that because something happened, it had to happen exactly the way it did. But there was nothing inevitable, for example, about Napoleon’s defeat at Waterloo or the Union’s victory at Gettysburg. These battles could easily have turned in … More

    Deterioration of Nuclear Infrastructure Undermines U.S. Security

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    Speaking to the Council on Foreign Relations in Washington, D.C., last Wednesday, the head of U.S. Strategic Command, Air Force General Robert Kehler, described the U.S. nuclear deterrent as being “in really bad shape.” Years of neglect and lack of funding after the Cold War have weakened the nuclear infrastructure, … More

    Heritage to Co-Host 'Breitbart Awards' at Future of Journalism Summit

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    The Heritage Foundation, in partnership with the Franklin Center for Government and Public Intergrity, is proud to be hosting the first annual Breitbart Awards dinner this weekend. The event will take place at the Future of Journalism Summit in Providence, R.I., on Friday evening, and will honor a journalist, a … More

    Congress Wants to Know Why an American Is Hostage to Bolivian Injustice

    Bolivian President Evo Morales holds the national flag during the celebration of the 128th anniversary of the death of Eduardo Abaroa, in the capital La Paz, Friday 23 March 2007.

    On May 12, the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health and Human Rights will focus a spotlight on the case of Jacob Ostreicher, an American imprisoned without charge for almost a year in a Bolivian prison. The 53-year-old American from Brooklyn is being held for an investment opportunity … More

    Clinton Agrees with Heritage: Stop Taxmageddon from Happening

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    Yesterday, former President Bill Clinton agreed with the strong message The Heritage Foundation has sent Congress and the President: Prevent Taxmageddon from taking place—and do it now. The 42nd President stated: What I think we need to do is find some way to avoid the fiscal cliff, to avoid doing … More

    Boko Haram Suicide Bomber Attacks Church

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    The suicide attack against Harvest Field Pentecostal Church in the northern Nigerian on Sunday serves as another reminder of Boko Haram’s enduring violence. As many as a dozen people were killed and 30 wounded as the driver rammed his car into the church’s security gate, setting off explosives. In the … More

    Morning Bell: A Historic Win for Reform in Wisconsin

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    The state of Wisconsin has once again lived up to its billing as a Midwestern incubator of Big Ideas. In yesterday’s case, when voters resoundingly defeated a liberal effort to recall Governor Scott Walker (R), the Big Idea was that reformers who come armed with the strength of their convictions … More

    Medicare Part D Proves That Competition Lowers Health Care Spending

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    Some policymakers have difficulty understanding competition’s role in health care. There is a historical reason: With a legacy of third-party micromanagement, something like Medicare Part D—a program where about 1,100 drug plans compete for enrollees—is remarkably foreign. Several analysts cite this program as a marked success for competition in health … More

    Next Stop for Proposition 8: U.S. Supreme Court

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    It was no surprise today that the most liberal (and most-overturned) federal appeals court in the nation, the Ninth Circuit, refused a request for a rehearing by the entire court of the decision by a three-judge panel that found California’s Proposition 8 unconstitutional. This means that the proponents of Proposition … More