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  • Monthly Archives: October 2012

    The EU’s Nobel Peace Prize: Not Just a Laughing Matter

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    The news that the European Union—which is in the midst of the most sustained crisis of its history—has been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize is worthy of a laugh—or three. European defense spending is at post-1945 lows and falling further still; it is not the EU that is keeping the … More

    VP Debate: Joe Biden's Three Most Misleading Foreign Policy Statements

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    During Thursday night’s vice presidential debate, Vice President Joe Biden made numerous misleading or outright inaccurate claims regarding American foreign policy and the Obama administration’s performance on that front. Attacks against Americans and American diplomatic facilities in North Africa – most notably Libya, where U.S. ambassador Chris Stevens and three … More

    Middle East Policy a Focal Point of Vice Presidential Debate

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    The Middle East played a prominent part in the debate between Vice President Biden and Representative Paul Ryan, with sharp exchanges over issues related to Libya, Iran, Iraq, and Syria. Ryan energetically lambasted the Obama Administration’s policies as naive and ineffective, while Biden maintained that Ryan proposed few clear alternatives. … More

    Google Hangout: Vice Presidential Debate

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    Welcome to our first-ever Google Hangout. We will be taking your questions about the Vice Presidential Debate on Google+ or on Twitter with the hashtag #HeritageFan

    SLIDESHOW: Photos from the Vice Presidential Debate

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    There were a lot of reactions in last night’s debate, and most of them were not words. Through these slides, we hoped to have captured the tenor and the passion of last night’s thrilling debate. RELATED: Heritage Experts React to the Debate Vice Presidential Debate Word Cloud Take Part in … More

    What Caused Drop in Unemployment Insurance Claims?

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    The news that new Unemployment Insurance (UI) claims dropped sharply to 339,000 last week has raised eyebrows—and aroused suspicion the Department of Labor had massaged the numbers. In truth, there is both more and less to this story than meets the eye. The numbers are incomplete, but because of bureaucratic … More

    Able-Bodied People Defrauding Social Security Disability Program

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    After shimmying up trees and doing away with storm debris, the obviously able-bodied tree trimmer asked his customer, “Could you make the check out to my mom? I’m on disability.” Inconveniently for him, the tree trimmer’s customer was Senator Tom Coburn (R–OK). This guy asked a U.S. Senator to help … More

    Morning Bell: Heritage Experts React to Vice Presidential Debate

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    Vice President Biden and Representative Paul Ryan squared off last night for a spirited and intense 90-minute debate at Centre College in Danville, KY. Topics ranged from foreign to domestic, touching on serious issues that Heritage policy experts grapple with every day. While many commentators were critiquing style, a team … More

    WORD CLOUD: Biden and Ryan at the Vice Presidential Debate

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    With countless forums, panels and analyses following the first presidential debate last week, Thursday’s showdown between Vice President Biden and Representative Paul Ryan was even more anticipated than imagined. Heritage has created two word clouds: one generated for Biden’s remarks and another for Ryan’s. These visual depictions, which make the … More

    Small Town Sympathy Shouldn’t Trump Common Sense Trade Policy

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    Recent negotiations of the Trans-Pacific Partnership have sent representatives of government supported industries, like New Balance shoes, scrambling for political help to maintain their high tariffs. While an economic case can’t be made for keeping these tariffs in place, proponents are touching a much more emotional one: culture. New England … More