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  • Monthly Archives: July 2012

    An Anti-Bullying Agenda for Congress

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    No one believes children should be bullied in school, no matter what the genesis of the bullying. But to think that somehow Congress could stop playground taunting, middle-school teasing, or insults leveled through social media is illogical. Yet Representatives Sheila Jackson Lee (D–TX) and Lamar Smith (R–TX) think they can … More

    VIDEO: Feulner and Limbaugh Discuss the Threats to America's Future

    “Join the side you are on.” In their new book, “The American Spirit: Celebrating the Virtues and Values that Make Us Great,” Dr. Edwin J. Feulner and Brian Tracy celebrate the meaning of what it is to be an American, and explore why concepts like American Exceptionalism and the American … More

    Olympics a Reminder for Public Vigilance Against Terrorism

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    As the seventh anniversary of the 7/7 London terrorist attacks recently came to pass, we were reminded by a series of events across the U.K. that the persistent threat from terrorism remains. In the shadow of the impending Olympics, a mere three weeks away, such reminders compel both our nation’s … More

    Morning Bell: Obama's Tax Hike on Job Creators

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    “The last thing you want to do is to raise taxes in the middle of a recession, because that would just suck up—take more demand out of the economy and put businesses in a further hole.” That was President Obama in 2009, trying to reassure Americans that he was going … More

    IRS Gearing Up to Enforce Obamacare Tax

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    For all our policy differences, there are a few economic ideas that liberals and conservatives can usually agree on. For example, we all tend to believe that lower prices are good. Everyone loves a sale, whether it’s on iPods or red delicious apples. So Washington Post columnist Fareed Zakaria is … More

    Heritage Libertad: Taking the Conservative Message to Hispanics

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    We are pleased to announce that Heritage Libertad, our Spanish-language website, is getting a facelift. For the past year and a half, The Heritage Foundation has been leading the conservative movement in taking our work, research, and policy analysis to Hispanics across the United States through Heritage Libertad. As a … More

    Radical Islamists and Hunger Stalk North Africa

    A file photograph dated October 18, 2011, shows Tuareg rebel fighters moving through northern Mali on a pick-up truck with a mounted heavy machine gun, near Kidal, Mali.

    The ongoing crisis in Mali, a poor, landlocked country in northern Africa, continues to sow devastation and displacement. Mali’s current troubles began in earnest following the 2011 fall of Libyan tyrant Muammar Qadhafi. Armed mercenary fighters from Mali in Qadhafi’s employ, mostly ethnic Tuaregs (Berber nomadic tribes), returned to northern … More

    USDA Gives Millions to Farmers Who Aren't Actually Farming

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    The U.S. Department of Agriculture has doled out millions of dollars in subsidies to farms on which farming isn’t actually taking place, according a new report from government watchdogs. Billions more have gone towards supporting farms that don’t grow the crops for which they’re being subsidized. USDA gave nearly $3 … More

    Obama Finally Enters the Taxmageddon Debate—With a Tax Increase

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    With more than half the year gone, President Obama today finally broke his silence on Taxmageddon and thus brought a smoldering debate front and center. How? By continuing to push for raising taxes on the wealthy. President Obama and his allies had been perfectly content to continue to allow Taxmageddon … More

    Supreme Court Asked to Review Federal Defense of Marriage Act

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    The Supreme Court is likely to review lower courts’ actions striking down the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) as soon as its next term. On June 29, the Bipartisan Legal Advisory Group of the U.S. House of Representatives asked the Supreme Court to review the First Circuit’s panel decision in … More