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  • Monthly Archives: October 2012

    Debate on Trade: It Isn't Just About How Many Cases You Bring to the WTO

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    Trade policy with China was again front and center in last night’s presidential debate, with President Obama defending his Administration’s trade policies. In particular, the President highlighted the number of cases his Administration has prosecuted at the World Trade Organization (WTO) as his signature trade achievement: [We] set up a … More

    "Horses and Bayonets" Remark Is a Disrespectful Oversimplification

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    Last night, President Obama generated tremendous Internet buzz with his “horses and bayonets” remark. While the U.S. Armed Forces have of course advanced technologically, the President’s statement is a disservice to the sailors and Marines who rely on our robust fleet every day, and it dramatically oversimplifies the importance of … More

    INTERVIEW: Norman Reimer on Overcriminalization

    Norman Reimer is executive director of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL). He sat down with us to discuss his organization’s efforts to combat overcriminalization. How did NACDL become involved with overcriminalization? The National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers has always opposed the overly expansive use of criminal … More

    Anti-Terrorism Operation in North Caucasus Exposes Russia's Vulnerabilities

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    ST. PETERSBURG, RUSSIA — The Kremlin’s control over the North Caucasus region has come under scrutiny as a massive counterterrorism operation in the area got underway. The latest counterterrorism operation took place in the republic of Kabardino-Balkaria and in some parts of Dagestan, Russian media reported Sunday. The National Anti-Terrorism … More

    America's Regulatory Competiveness Continues to Lag

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    According to the World Bank’s just-released Doing Business 2013—which looks into various reform measures to rank 185 economies on the ease of doing business—the United States continues to trail Singapore, Hong Kong, and New Zealand. The only surprise is that the U.S. didn’t drop further in the rankings. According to … More

    WATCH: Bloggers' Briefing at Heritage Discusses Terrorism

    From noon to 1 p.m. ET today, join us for the Bloggers’ Briefing at Heritage. As President Obama and Governor Romney debate the nature of terrorism and how to combat it, we will hear from Daris Long, whose son was killed at a military recruiting office in Little Rock in 2009. Long … More

    Lebanon Simmers with Anti-Assad Rage

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    Lebanon has been roiled by mounting political tensions in the wake of another assassination of a Lebanese leader that is widely blamed on the Syrian regime of Bashar al-Assad. Last Friday, a car bomb killed the intelligence chief of Lebanon’s internal security forces, Brigadier General Wissam al-Hassan, who was a … More

    Interns: Not Just for Coffee at Heritage

    The Fall 2012 Heritage intern class with Heritage President Ed Feulner.

    Are you a college student looking for an opportunity to make an impact in the conservative policy world? While the typical internship positions on Capitol Hill might involve fetching coffee, running errands, and answering phone calls and emails, The Heritage Foundation’s internship program prides itself in giving 60+ young conservative … More

    Morning Bell: Heritage Experts Analyze Final Presidential Debate

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    Last night’s debate between President Obama and Governor Romney was supposed to focus on foreign policy. It turned into a wide-ranging conversation on everything from the Middle East to American teachers. Heritage Foundation experts were live blogging analysis throughout the night. Below are some highlights from their reactions. Join us … More

    California Union Members Demand Transparency from Union Bosses

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    Members of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) have launched a protest against their own union in California over waste and corruption. They rallied outside SEIU headquarters last week and plan to be in Sacramento on Wednesday. The protestors are calling for transparency, accountability, and audits of the 2 million … More