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  • Monthly Archives: July 2012

    U.N. Negotiations on Arms Trade Treaty Near End

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    The U.N.’s Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) conference released a second draft text late in the afternoon on Thursday. After initial reactions from states, the questions still at issue came into focus. In order of significance, the top five questions are: 1. Will the treaty be amendable by consensus or by … More

    Fair or Fowl? Big City Mayors Want You to "Eat Les Chikin"

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    Same-sex marriage is a hot-button issue that divides the country and arouses passions on both sides. Dan Cathy, the president of Chick-fil-A, in a recent interview with the Baptist Press responded to a question about opposition toward his support of the traditional family that he was “guilty as charged.” Cathy … More

    Morning Bell: Justice Department Blocks Voter ID at Every Turn

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    People seemingly voting after they’ve been dead for years. Drug kingpins buying votes from poor people to sway elections. Non-citizens being bussed to the polls and coached on how to vote. Stories of voting fraud are shocking, and states have been taking action to make sure that elections are secure. … More

    Senate Investigation Uncovers Waste, Duplication in Job-Training Programs

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    Job training programs created by Congress have resulted in overlap and duplication, according to a new report from Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK) that focuses on workforce development initiatives in Oklahoma. Coburn used his home state as a case study for the effectiveness of federal job training efforts. His office found numerous … More

    Online Chat on Fast and Furious - LIVE NOW

    ATF / Fast and Furious hearings on July 26, 2011

    Fast and Furious is a very serious scandal facing the Obama Administration and, more specifically, The Department of Justice and Attorney General Eric Holder. Click here to join us right now for our “Lunch with Heritage” chat. We are joined by Heritage’s John Malcolm and he is taking your questions about … More

    Senate Cybersecurity Bill Gets Worse the More You Read It

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    There will likely be a vote in the near future on the Cybersecurity Act of 2012 (CSA), led by sponsors Senators Joe Lieberman (I–CT) and Susan Collins (R–ME). As the Senate considers the CSA, it should pay close attention to the deficiencies of the bill. Indeed, as one digs deeper … More

    A Resurgent Al-Qaeda in Iraq Threatens U.S. Attack

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    Al-Qaeda in Iraq (AQI), which has staged a bloody comeback in Iraq in recent months, issued a threat this week to strike at the “heart” of America. On Sunday, shortly before a string of AQI attacks killed more than 100 people, AQI leader Abu Bakr Baghdadi warned Americans: “You will … More

    The Right Road on Regulation

    Regulation is like the weather. Everyone likes to complain, but nobody does anything about it. That’s not true, however, of the House of Representatives, which today passed a fistful of reforms. The package is hardly the stuff of revolution, and few of the proposals will make their way on to … More

    Budget Battle Made Simple

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    Understanding what Washington is up to is as simple as one-two-three: 1. Unacceptable Choices Under President Obama’s leadership, Americans have been presented two unacceptable choices. For Washington to continue to pay its bills under the limitations of the Budget Control Act of 2011 (BCA), which the President signed into law, … More

    Family Fact of the Week: The Dad Divide in Children's Welfare

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    A recent New York Times article about the growing marriage and class divide in America featured two middle-class families in Ann Arbor, Michigan. At the heart of the story are the disparate lives of their children. Jeremy, 12, and his brother, Justin, 10, are raised by married, college-educated parents. Kirsten, … More