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  • Monthly Archives: January 2013

    School Choice: Key to Improving Hispanic High School Graduation Rate

    Jack Kurtz/ZUMA Press/Newscom

    Yesterday marked the beginning of National School Choice Week, a great way to elevate and promote education reform while calling attention to our country’s educational crisis. The problems with American education are especially pronounced among Hispanics: Latino students lag behind white peers in high school graduation rates across the country. … More

    WATCH: "Beating Obamacare" Author Betsy McCaughey at Bloggers Briefing

    Betsy McCaughey’s opening chapter of her new book says it all: Obamacare is here to stay, at least in the near future. With that thought in mind, the constitutional scholar, patient advocate, and former New York lieutenant governor will join us at tomorrow’s Bloggers Briefing to share her secrets for … More

    Senator Orrin Hatch on Robert Bork's Legacy and Role of the Supreme Court

    Credit: Carrie Devorah/WENN/Newscom

    Everyone ascending the steps of the National Archives building sees these words chiseled in stone: “Eternal Vigilance is the Price of Liberty.” No one was more vigilant than Judge Robert Bork, who passed away in December, in courageously defending principles that make our liberty possible. In 1968, then a Yale … More

    Morning Bell: John Kerry, President Obama's Ideological Twin

    Patsy Lynch/Polaris/Newscom

    Senator John Kerry (D-MA) is likely to be confirmed today as the next Secretary of State after sailing through a Senate hearing last week. What does this mean for America and its foreign policy? As Heritage’s Helle Dale wrote after last week’s hearing: The bad news for the United States … More

    It’s Time to Stop Picking Winners and Losers in the Energy Industry

    Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call/Newscom

    Representative Mike Pompeo (R–KS) hopes his new bill calling for the repeal of all energy tax credits on both conventional and renewable energy sources will level the playing field for energy producers and consumers and prevent the government from picking “winners and losers.” The Energy Freedom and Economic Prosperity Act … More

    Dead Man on Trial: Russian Whistleblower Tried After Death

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    The Russian government is set to posthumously try the brutally murdered whistleblower Sergei Magnitsky for tax fraud. While working for Hermitage Capital, formerly one of Russia’s largest foreign investment firms, Magnitsky uncovered a massive fraud and accused Russian police and tax officials of embezzling $230 million from the Russian treasury. … More

    Emerging Challenges in Africa Require Flexibility

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    U.S. military engagement in Africa is not a new phenomenon, but it hasn’t always been a priority. But with the rapid expansion of terrorism across North Africa and the Sahel, the continent is making headlines. Until 2007, there was no U.S. military structure to address the increasing importance of Africa … More

    Income Inequality: Fretting over Success

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    World elites are worried about something that, in and of itself, is not a problem: income inequality. “In a landscape of 50 global risks facing the world over the next 10 years, respondents rated severe income inequality as the most likely global risk,” reported CNBC on a study by the … More

    Why You Want to Be a Heritage Intern This Summer

    An internship with The Heritage Foundation can be a successful stepping stone into your future career. Many former interns have gone on to make a name for themselves, including a well-known talk show host and two U.S. congressmen. Just this past year, Forbes’s 30 under 30 list recognized two former … More

    WATCH: Artur Davis on School Choice and Education Reform

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    Every child learns in a unique way. That’s why families should have access to choice in education, former congressman Artur Davis argued at the Heritage Foundation event “Choosing to Succeed: A Conversation about Educational Opportunity”. Davis was one of the first supporters of Barack Obama’s first presidential campaign, but he … More