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  • Yearly Archives: 2012

    Japan’s Inability to Make Decisions

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    Draconian defense budget cuts of at least $450 billion—and possibly as much as $1.2 trillion under sequestration—are casting doubt on the U.S. commitment to peace and security in the Asia–Pacific. Japan’s inability to come to agreement with its principle ally complicates this already disconcerting picture. It only increases insecurity in … More

    Supremes Shut Down Judicial Activism Over Voting Maps

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    Today, the Supreme Court tossed out the work of a district court that attempted to force its own electoral maps on the state of Texas, while ignoring the maps drawn by the Texas legislature.  The unanimous decision is a major victory for constitutional federalism, and a blow to runaway judicial activism. … More

    Narrow Interest Blocks Big Pipeline

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    The Obama Administration, encouraged by environmental groups, has blocked yet another affordable energy project—the Keystone XL Pipeline. Add this to the unconscionable slowdown of leasing and production in the Gulf of Mexico, foot-dragging on production in the Chukchi and Beaufort Seas, blocks on offshore production in the Atlantic and Pacific, … More

    Heritage, FRC Launch National Tour with South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley

    Family Research Council president Tony Perkins (left) with Governor Nikki Haley and Heritage president Ed Feulner (right)

      “We want people to know the power of their voice. We want people to understand: Don’t complain about it. Do something about it.” – Governor Nikki Haley (R) A year-long educational tour across America, Your Money, Your Values, Your Vote kicked off yesterday morning as Heritage President Ed Feulner, … More

    Strait of Hormuz: U.S. Should Be Ready for the Next Oil Crisis

    A picture released by Fars News Agency on December 29, 2011, shows a U.S aircraft carrier spotted in an area of the Iranian navy ongoing maneuver zone on the Sea of Oman, near the Strait of Hormuz in southern Iran. UPI/ Abdollah Arab Koohsar/Fars News

    Tensions are rising in the Strait of Hormuz. Iran has recently yet again threatened to close the strategic strait down over the threats from the European Union to impose an embargo on buying Iranian oil. The Europeans want to do that as a part of increasing efforts by the West … More

    GOP Candidates Unanimously Denounce Anti-Internet Piracy Bills

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    During a presidential debate on Thursday night, all four Republican candidates denounced pending legislation aimed at combating online piracy. Their responses came in the midst of mass congressional defections, especially among Republicans, as major websites protest the bills. The Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and its Senate companion, the PROTECT … More

    Morning Bell: Obama's Magic Kingdom of Joblessness

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    Yesterday in Walt Disney World, the land “where dreams come true,” President Barack Obama appeared before Cinderella’s Castle to announce his latest plan to boost jobs in America–an effort to increase tourism to the United States. His announcement came one day after he flat out said “NO” to another plan … More

    Have You Been Negatively Affected by Regulatory Overreach? Tell Us About It

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    Stories are powerful. They help us relate to other individuals and communicate complex issues. They are an essential ingredient to making policy change in Washington. That’s why we’re asking for your help. The Heritage Foundation is seeking examples of individuals, entrepreneurs and business owners who have been negatively affected by … More

    Online Chat on the Keystone XL Pipeline

    Demonstrators carry a giant mock pipeline while calling for the cancellation of the Keystone XL pipeline during a rally in front of the White House in Washington November 6, 2011.

    On Wednesday, president Obama rejected the TransCanada’s permit application to construct a 1,700-mile pipeline from Alberta, Canada, to Texas refineries. Click here to Join us right now for our “Lunch with Heritage” chat. We are joined by Heritage’s energy expert Jack Spencer. He is taking your questions about why the decision … More

    Obama's Dangerous Reversal of Reagan's Defense Legacy

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    President Barack Obama began the new year on a controversial footing by signing the highly disputed National Defense Authorization Act of 2012 (NDAA 2012) into law. Defense authorization bills are traditionally passed by Congress and signed with little controversy by the sitting President. But the NDAA 2012 has been the … More