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  • Monthly Archives: November 2012

    Giving Thanks for Community: Heroes Emerge Amid Hurricane Sandy's Wrath

    floodNJ

    In the wake of Hurricane Sandy and a snowy Nor’easter, grassroots rescue and support endeavors across New England came to the rescue. They presented a vivid contrast between the sluggish response of a government bureaucracy and the helping hand of neighbors and community groups that comprise the bedrock of our … More

    Morning Bell: Abraham Lincoln's Thanksgiving Proclamation

    Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865), c1865.

    Happy Thanksgiving from The Heritage Foundation! As we celebrate and give thanks today, we invite you to read President Abraham Lincoln’s 1863 Thanksgiving Proclamation below. The year that is drawing toward its close has been filled with the blessings of fruitful fields and healthful skies. To these bounties, which are … More

    India's Execution of Mumbai Attacker Is Reminder of Pakistani Foot Dragging

    Pakistani villagers in his village watch the news on television of Ajmal Kasab, who was executed in an Indian prison. (Photo: AFP/Newscom)

    Nearly four years after the horrific Mumbai attacks that left more than 160 dead, including six Americans, India put to death the lone surviving gunman, Pakistani citizen Ajmal Kasab. The Indian government conducted the execution quietly at a facility in Pune—a city in Western India about 90 miles from Mumbai. … More

    Obama's "Friend" Calls Israel a "Terrorist State"

    Recep Tayyip Erdogan

    Today, a ceasefire was announced in the ongoing conflict between Israel and the terrorist organization Hamas. With the current crisis apparently over, America must reflect back on what happened and how surrounding nations—including some of our allies in the region—reacted. Of note are Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s statements … More

    VIDEO: Heritage's James Jay Carafano on the Israel-Hamas Conflict

    Israel and Hamas reached a ceasefire agreement in Cairo today, bringing to a halt Operation Pillar of Defense. The ceasefire ends eight days of fighting in Israel and the Gaza Strip. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Israel sent a strong message to terrorist organizations in the Gaza Strip by using … More

    Just in Time for Thanksgiving: Bloomberg Puts Homeless on a Diet

    Mayor Bloomberg (NY) eating a hot dog

    Thinking of giving food to the homeless this Thanksgiving? Well, if you’re in New York City, that food had better comply with new nutrition standards issued by Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s Health Department. As of October 31, shelters, soup kitchens, and the like are barred from accepting food donations unless packaged … More

    Israel and Hamas Wage Twitter War

    IDF Twitter

    Israel has been live blogging on its attacks as well as major strikes upon it by Hamas during the most recent crisis. Israel and Hamas have been active on social media sites such as Twitter, indicating the importance both sides see in the public relations element of this conflict. While … More

    Thankless Regulations an Affront to Pilgrims

    KAREN SCHIELY KRT/Newscom

    After 66 days of turbulent sailing across the Atlantic, the Pilgrims were understandably eager to touch land at Plymouth Rock. But before allowing themselves to alight, they gathered to sign the “Mayflower Compact,” by which they pledged to “combine ourselves together into a civil body politic, for our better ordering … More

    Israel's Investments in Cyber Defense Pay Off

    Obama and Netanyahu

    Following the start of Israeli air strikes against Hamas, hacker groups, including Anonymous, have declared open season on Israeli cyber defenses. However, Israel has invested heavily in cybersecurity and cyber operations, allowing it to defeat more than 44 million hacking attempts on government websites, losing only one website for about … More

    Judge Grants Injunction Against HHS Mandate for Bible Publisher

    Bible

    Late last week, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia issued a preliminary injunction temporarily halting enforcement of the Health and Human Services (HHS) mandate against Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., as the lawsuit continues. This is the third such injunction issued against the mandate to date and the … More