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  • Yearly Archives: 2012

    Will the "Day the World Shook" Be This Weekend?

    This file photo shows North Korea's launch of the Unha-2 rocket on April 5, 2009.

    Quick—rush to Vegas and lay down a bet on this weekend’s headlines. Here is a short list of what we all might be talking about by Monday. Arab Spring Part II The president of Egypt showed his true colors last week—which look an awful lot like a Muslim Brotherhood banner—by … More

    Morning Bell: Jim DeMint to Lead the Battle of Ideas

    Feulner and DeMint

    Yesterday’s announcement that Senator Jim DeMint (R-SC) is leaving the U.S. Senate to replace Edwin J. Feulner as president of The Heritage Foundation surprised the political establishment in Washington and underlined Heritage’s role as a key institution for America’s future. The Washington Post declared on its front page: “DeMint says … More

    Lunch with Heritage Google+ Hangout on the Obamacare Taxes

    There are a lot of taxes in Obamacare that will harm businesses and consumers alike. Some business owners have been vocal about their dislike for the new law and what it will men for them. Join us today at noon ET for our “Lunch with Heritage” Google+ Hangout on the

    SLIDESHOW: Photos of Jim DeMint's Speech to Heritage Staff

    DeMint addressing Heritage staff at announcement

    Jim DeMint will leave the U.S. Senate next year to become president of The Heritage Foundation, succeeding Edwin J. Feulner, the man who first envisioned the think tank in 1973 and has led it as president for the past 36 years. These photos were taken at a Heritage staff meeting … More

    Top Tweets on Jim DeMint's Role as Heritage's Next President

    Ed Feulner and Jim DeMint

    Senator Jim DeMint (R-SC) will leave the U.S. Senate next year to become president of The Heritage Foundation, succeeding Edwin J. Feulner, the man who first envisioned the think tank in 1973 and has led it as president for the past 36 years. Here are reactions from conservative leaders and … More

    Obama's Dirty Little Tax Secret: He's Already Raised Taxes on the Rich (CHART)

    Obama and New Economic Patriotism plan

    The one glaring omission in President Obama’s fiscal cliff demands for higher rates on top earners is that he’s already raised their taxes. That’s right! When he signed Obamacare into law, he raised tax rates on families earning more than $250,000—his definition of rich. He has done so by including … More

    EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Jim DeMint's Comments to Heritage Staff

    Senator Jim DeMint addressed the staff of The Heritage Foundation this morning following his selection as president. He will leave the U.S. Senate in January and take over as the organization’s next leader in April. >>> Heritage’s Lachlan Markay reports on DeMint’s remarks to staff

    Strategic Shift Could Harm Middle East Policy

    Attack on U.S. Embassy in Yemen

    The Pentagon’s strategic shift to the Asia-Pacific has come under increasing scrutiny as conflicts continue in the Middle East, particularly in Israel. Former Assistant Secretary of Defense Paul McHale recently contributed to this debate at the annual El Pomar Conference in Colorado Springs, saying, “The Administration’s strategy fails because it … More

    Carbon Tax: NRDC Serves Up Stale Leftovers

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    An old cartoon showed a customer sampling from a jar whose label is emblazoned with the words “New and Improved.” The customer asks what has changed and is told the company changed the label so that it now says “New and Improved.” This seems to be the idea behind the … More

    Jim DeMint Addresses Heritage Staff: "This Is a Homecoming for Me"

    DeMint addressing Heritage staff at announcement

    Senator Jim DeMint (R-SC) addressed a packed auditorium at The Heritage Foundation this morning, just moments after being named the organization’s next president. He will succeed Ed Feulner, who is stepping down after 35 years leading the think tank. More than 200 employees of the Heritage Foundation rose for a … More