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  • Monthly Archives: September 2012

    Online Chat on the Embassy Attacks

    Egypt protest against anti-Islam film

    The attacks on the U.S. Embassies this week highlighted the growing unrest throughout Northern Africa and has had repercussions in Africa’s Sahel region. Click here to join us on right now for our “Lunch with Heritage” chat. We are joined by Heritage’s Morgan Lorraine Roach and she will be taking … More

    From Spain to Libya: Why U.S. Troops in Europe Remain Vital

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    After the treacherous murder in Libya of U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens earlier this week, it was announced that a U.S. Marine Corp Fleet Antiterrorism Security Team (FAST), consisting of approximately 50 specially trained Marines, would be deployed to Tripoli to enhance security at the U.S. embassy there. From where did … More

    Limits on Free Speech? A Dangerous Message

    Egypt protest against anti-Islam film

    Diplomats abroad represent the government of the United States. They must, therefore, speak with tact, but also with honesty. After all, most of the people they’re speaking to have no firsthand experience with the U.S. Our diplomats are teaching foreigners about America. In fact, the “primary purpose of United States … More

    Senator Rand Paul on the "Charade and Farce" of Debate in the Senate

    On Wednesday, Senator Rand Paul (R–KY) requested a vote on two amendments to S.3457, the Veterans Jobs Corps Act. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D–NV) blocked a vote on those amendments and has not allowed a free and fair debate on a very important issue to the American people. The … More

    U.N. Review of Tech Transfers to Iran, North Korea Underscores Need for U.S. Action

    Korean Central News Agency via Korean News Service

    As reported by Fox News earlier this year, the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) approved the transfer of computers and other equipment to Iran and North Korea—both of which are under sanction by the U.S. and the United Nations—without notifying WIPO member states or the U.N. sanctions committees. In response, … More

    Paul Ryan: HHS Welfare Work Waiver Will Undermine 1996 Reforms

    Rep. Paul Ryan

    The U.S. House is preparing to vote on a measure that would prevent the Obama administration from waiving work requirements that are the centerpiece of the 1996 welfare reform. The measure won approval today from the House Education and Workforce Committee. The legislation (H.J.Res. 118) expresses disapproval with the July … More

    Mali: Putting Libya in Perspective

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    The murder of America’s ambassador to Libya, Chris Stevens, and three U.S. diplomats shines a gruesome light on the region’s power vacuum and the attempt by Islamist militants to exploit it. Following the fall of the Muammar Qadhafi regime last year, well-armed Tuareg rebels, who were once loyal to the … More

    Russia to Create “Son of Satan” Missile

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    Last week, General Sergei Karakayev, Commander of the Strategic Rocket Forces, announced plans for a new heavy intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) to go into production as soon as 2018. He emphasized that the new missile would be capable of penetrating the NATO missile shield Russia dislikes so much. The new … More

    Cairo Embassy Statement in Tune with Obama U.N. Resolution

    Egyptian protesters tear down the US flag at the US embassy in Cairo (Newscom)

    The statement Tuesday from the U.S. embassy in Cairo apologizing to Muslims and condemning “the continuing efforts by misguided individuals to hurt the religious feelings of Muslims”—even as an angry, threatening mob was gathering outside the embassy compound—was no aberration. Though subsequently denounced by both the White House and the … More

    Chicago Teachers Union Strike: A Parent's Perspective

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    This week marked the second week of school in Virginia for my two elementary-level children. And as I began to navigate the “get to know you” phase of the new school year, I had a dismaying new perspective on the current teacher union strike in Chicago. There are a lot … More