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    Facing Today's Sputniks

    A back-up copy of the first Russian Sputnik satellite (R) and a small replica of the second Russian satellite. (Photo: EPA)

    Fifty-five years ago, America got a huge shock. The Soviets beat us to space with the launch of Sputnik 1 on October 4, 1957. Instead of curling up in a corner and wondering if it meant the end of America’s era of dominance, the leaders of the United States began … More

    Morning Bell: We Can't Give Up on Afghanistan

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    Yesterday marked the 11-year anniversary of the U.S.-led invasion of Afghanistan, which was launched just three and a half weeks after the 9/11 attacks. Recently, U.S. troop deaths in Afghanistan reached the 2,000 mark. These markers—combined with the horror of “insider attacks” by Afghan soldiers against allied fighters—beg an accounting … More

    An Incriminating Timeline: Obama Administration and Libya (VIDEO)

    The latest incriminating information on the U.S. consulate attack in Benghazi, Libya indicates that the State Department turned down a request for additional security from concerned U.S. embassy staff. New evidence shows there were security threats in Libya in the months prior to the deadly September 11 attack that killed … More

    A Debate on Religious Liberty in America (VIDEO)

    Religious freedom is one of the core principles on which America’s system of government is founded, with a historical groundwork that predates the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution. The First Amendment to the Constitution states that “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting … More

    Chart of the Week: Poor, Middle Class Hit by Obamacare Mandate Tax

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    With campaign season in full tilt, Americans are being inundated with rhetoric regarding the various tax proposals touted by President Obama and Governor Romney. Given that these discussions usually involve paeans to the middle class and promises to keep their tax rates low, one tax in partcular has received surprisingly … More

    Presidential Debate Schedule: Watch with Heritage

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    One down, three more to go! Heritage has a page dedicated to Debate 2012, where you can watch video of the first presidential debate and follow all our blogs on topics that might come up in the debates. On debate nights, just as we did with the first debate, you … More

    Bankrupt DOE Loan Recipient Abound Solar Under Investigation, Panels Suffered "Catastrophic Failure"

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    Abound Solar, a Department of Energy $400 million loan guarantee recipient that went bankrupt earlier this year, is under investigation by officials in Weld County, Colorado. The company, which received nearly $70 million in loan funding before payments were cut off by DOE in 2011, also received a $100,000 tax … More

    Conservatives Outline Policy Agenda Following Presidential Debate

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    DENVER — Members of The Heritage Foundation’s policy team joined experts from across the country at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Colorado. The event included a surprise visit from former Governor Mitt Romney and speeches by Senators Orrin Hatch (R-UT), Marco Rubio (R-FL) and John Thune (R-SD). Heritage experts … More

    Religious Liberty of Illinois Pharmacists Vindicated

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    Illinois bureaucrats’ senseless, now seven-year-long crusade to crush the faith-based conscience rights of two pharmacists hit another snag recently when a state appellate court ruled that they could not be forced to stock and dispense abortion-inducing drugs in violation of their religious beliefs. The case, Morr-Fitz v. Quinn, began in … More

    Defending Readiness: Keep Military Training Strong

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    Brigadier General John Adams (Ret.) recently argued that we don’t go into war with the army we have, “we really go to war with the army we decided to have 30 years ago.” This idea is especially relevant today, considering the effects that sequestration will have on the U.S. Armed … More