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  • Monthly Archives: November 2012

    Inspector General Is Crucial in the Rebuilding of Afghanistan

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    Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) John F. Sopko, who took over on July 2, 2012, has made significant progress in the short period of time he has been in charge. In October, a SIGAR investigation found that an Afghan contractor had “failed to install metal grates to prevent … More

    Air Force Planes Show Signs of Deterioration

    “Geriatric” and “Decrepit” are terms used to describe America’s aging Air Force. An alarming number of planes are nearly a half-century old, have been rendered obsolete, have far surpassed their original service hours, and are continuing to show signs of deterioration. F-15s were first introduced in 1972 and, at the … More

    Morning Bell: What Does the Election Mean for Obamacare?

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    What’s next for Obamacare now? The bad news is that many of the health care law’s serious effects were delayed until after the election. Ten of its 18 new tax hikes have yet to kick in. And there is still so much about the law that we don’t even know. … More

    Report: France Needs Shock Therapy to Jolt Its Economy Back to Life

    Eiffel Tower and Trocadero Gardens in Paris, France

    C’est la vie. Such is life in the French Republic, where unemployment is high, growth is low, and government is big. Since the global recession the French economy has been on life support, burdened by the suffocating presence of government in the economy and labor laws that reward lethargy. Thankfully, … More

    Lunch with Heritage Google+ Hangout on the Presidential Election

    Tuesday’s election results left conservatives contemplating what the future holds for their movement. While there were major disappointments, there’s still a battle to be waged against big government and in defense of freedom. Heritage will host a Google+ Hangout on Friday at noon ET to analyze the election results and … More

    GUEST POST: "Filibuster Reform" Is Misleading

    Sen. Jim DeMint at The Heritage Foundation

    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) has a new idea to make it easier to pass legislation: Cut Republicans out of the process. He’s calling it “filibuster reform,” but it would do away with the minority’s historic rights because they are an inconvenience to the Democrats’ liberal, uncompromising political agenda. … More

    Obamacare: The Battle Intensifies

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    Obamacare is not here to stay. Despite the 2012 election, the assumption that the health care law will stay on course is another example of the left’s wishful thinking. Of course, efforts for a complete repeal will likely face the same fate as efforts in the last Congress did. But … More

    How Marriage Fared in the 2012 Election

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    Until Tuesday, no state had redefined marriage by popular vote. Indeed, 32 out of 32 states that put the issue to a vote defined marriage as a union of a man and a woman. But in this week’s election, citizens in Maine, Maryland, and Washington State all passed ballot initiatives … More

    Mr. Speaker and Mr. President: The Way to Save the American Dream

    Speaker John Boehner and President Obama

    The day after the election, Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) called on President Obama to join in a bipartisan effort to cut federal spending, including by fixing entitlement programs, and to move to a better tax system that allows the economy to grow and create jobs. The Speaker’s … More

    Russia Demands U.S. Flexibility on Missile Defense

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    Following the U.S. presidential election, Russia’s Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin has demanded that President Obama makes good on his “flexibility” comment from March. “We hope that President Obama after his re-election will be more flexible on the issue of taking into the account the opinions of Russia and others … More