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  • Monthly Archives: January 2013

    Unleash the Market: U.S.–India Economic Relations

    US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (L) with Indian External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna at a joint press conference

    The U.S.–India economic relationship is undeniably expanding. The question is how to maximize it. A recent report published by The Heritage Foundation, “Unleashing the Market in the U.S.–India Economic Relationship, Part I,” begins to answer that very question. The publication sheds light on what could happen if the largest economy … More

    China Escalates Military Activity Around Japan, Senkakus

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    Over the past year, the People’s Republic of China (PRC) has been increasingly assertive regarding its various maritime claims—both in the South China Sea with various Southeast Asian states, as well as in the East China Sea—with America’s Japanese ally. Part of this effort has seen a larger, more constant … More

    Transparency in Government: Finding Out How Much the Government’s Mistakes Are Costing Us

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    One of the little known costs that taxpayers unwittingly pay is the Judgment Fund administered by the Treasury Department. This fund is used to pay “judicially and administratively ordered monetary awards against the United States” when it loses lawsuits, as well as settlements by the government of threatened or actual … More

    Effective Marginal Tax Rates: A Growing Discussion

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    Did you notice how your paycheck shrank in January? The expiration of temporary payroll tax cuts boosted marginal tax rates about two percentage points for most Americans. That might not be a very large number on its own, but taken together with the full range of government policies affecting workers … More

    Morning Bell: Responding to Newtown

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    When confronted with the murder of children, the only reaction is anger, shock, and grief. Since the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, America has been reeling. We want to protect our fellow Americans, our families, and ourselves. We want to understand the causes of violence and … More

    WATCH: Google+ Hangout with Ben Shapiro, Author of "Bullies"

    Join us today at noon ET for our weekly Google+ Hangout. This week we welcome Ben Shapiro, editor at large of Breitbart.com and author of the new book, “Bullies: How the Left’s Culture of Fear and Intimidation Silences Americans.” Shapiro will answer questions about his book as well as his … More

    Response to Newtown: Addressing a Complex Issue

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    Americans of all political and philosophical convictions have grieved over the killing of innocent schoolchildren and adults in Newtown, Connecticut. In responding to this attack, we must consider with great care how to proceed to protect precious lives in a way that is consistent with our laws and traditions. “The … More

    Atrocities in Burma a Reminder of Human Rights Concerns

    Kachin protesters outside the Burma Embassy in Bangkok, Thailand. (Photo: Narong Sangnak/EPA/Newscom)

    Over the past month, violence between the Burmese government and the Kachin, a small Christian minority group, has escalated. Just this week, three people were killed and at least four were wounded amid destruction that has displaced nearly 100,000. The violence is the latest episode in the ongoing conflict since … More

    VIDEO: Jim DeMint on "Morning Joe"

    Heritage President-elect Jim DeMint appeared today on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” discussing everything from his decision to leave the Senate to how lawmakers should approach issues of gun violence in the wake of the Newtown, CT, shooting. DeMint urged the country to “step back and dig down” in response to the … More

    Algeria: Terrorism on the Move in North Africa and the Sahel

    Fred de Noyelle /Godong/Newscom

    Yesterday, in western Algeria, near the Libyan border, militants under the command of Mokhtar Belmokhtar (a former al-Qaeda leader) attacked a gas field, taking hostages, including Americans. The attack was supposedly in response to France’s intervention in Mali. While details are still emerging, this debacle further highlights the freedom with … More