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  • Monthly Archives: December 2012

    Conservative South Korean Victory Will Affirm Strong U.S. Alliance

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    Conservative candidate Park Geun-hye won victory to become South Korea’s first woman president. Park, the daughter of former President Park Chung-hee, beat progressive challenger Moon Jae-in, the chief of staff to former President Roh Moo-hyun. Although both parties shifted toward the center on some foreign policy and economic issues, voters … More

    Morning Bell: 3 Simple Solutions for Fixing Social Security

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    Later today the Republican-led House of Representatives will vote on “Plan B,” the latest unsatisfactory proposal put forward by Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) to avoid the fiscal cliff. Boehner’s plan would protect most Americans, except for millionaires, from a tax hike. But even this is a poor fix because it … More

    Fiscal Cliff Danger: More Defense Budget Cuts to Come

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    Rumors are swirling that included in their negotiations to avert the “fiscal cliff,” President Obama and House Speaker John Boehner (R–OH) may add an additional $100 billion in cuts as an alternative to the roughly $500 billion in defense budget cuts over nine years required by sequestration under the Budget … More

    12 Days of Obamacare Surprises: A 50/50 Split on Enrollment Estimates

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    Not all surprises are good. When it comes to Obamacare, the original projections are turning into unfortunately different realities. For the next seven days, Heritage is going to highlight one of the various changes in Obamacare projections (e.g., cost, enrollment, etc.) from when the law first passed until now. Obamacare … More

    Family Fact of the Week: Family Time Is the Best Present this Holiday Season

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    Christmas, the quintessential celebration of family time, and New Year’s, a day of resolutions, provide a great opportunity for parents to ensure that family togetherness lasts the whole year—by pledging to spend more time with their children and their activities. As decades of research have revealed, the more time and … More

    Heritage Welcomes Conservative Victories in South Korea and Japan

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    Park Geun-hye achieved a historic victory in South Korea, becoming the first woman president in the country’s history. Park is a member of Korea’s National Assembly and leader of the conservative Saenuri Party, as well as the daughter of previous President Park Chung-hee. Many first came to know her dignified … More

    Former U.S. Marine Arrested in Mexico for Possession of Family Heirloom

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    Why is the Obama Administration not doing more to free a former Marine from a Mexican prison? Twenty-seven-year-old Jon Hammar—a former Marine Lance Corporal and veteran of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan—is attracting increasing congressional and media attention. Hammar was arrested by Mexican authorities on August 13 when he … More

    How a Video of a Tunisian Fruit Seller Changed Middle East History

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    Two years ago this week, the tragic suicide of a young Tunisian fruit seller set in motion events that roiled the Arab world and changed history. Twenty-seven-year-old Mohammed Bouazizi from the town of Sidi Bouzid had been struggling to feed his family and found his only means of doing so, … More

    Obama Fiscal Cliff Plan Silent on Payroll Tax Cut

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    This time last year President Obama said of the pending expiration of the payroll tax cut, “It may be that there’s [sic] some folks in the House who refuse to vote for this compromise because they don’t think that 40 bucks is a lot of money. But anyone who knows … More

    On the Death of Judge Robert Bork

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    The world saw Judge Robert H. Bork, the public figure. He was in the public eye as a solicitor general, a circuit judge, and—most famously—as a nominee to the Supreme Court.  Those who knew him as a Yale Law School professor, an author, and a legal commentator would have had … More