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  • Monthly Archives: January 2013

    Immigration: A Problem-Solving Approach

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    In his second inaugural address, President Obama stated that America will not reach its potential without immigration reform. Although his reference was grandly vague, the President is expected to soon begin blazing the trail toward legislation that comprehensively overhauls the American immigration system. Congress has tried this before—with little to … More

    Obama's Recess Appointments Struck Down

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    On Friday morning, a three-judge panel of the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals unanimously struck down President Obama’s alleged “recess” appointments to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). The appointments were made over a year ago, so the ruling potentially invalidates a number of actions taken by the NLRB since … More

    Heritage in Focus: 40 Years of Abortion (PODCAST)

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    Research Associate Sarah Torre joins Heritage in Focus to discuss the 40th year of legal abortion in the United States under one of the most hotly contested Supreme Court cases in U.S. history – Roe v. Wade. She looks at how both sides of the aisle have evolved over the … More

    Foreign Aid: There Are Many Ways Conservatives Can—and Should—Help the Poor

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    Daniel Hannan, a member of the European Parliament and one of Great Britain’s rising conservative political stars, reminds us that the fundamental error of the left is its “elevation of motive over outcome.” This leads to development assistance policies that are at least doomed to fail and may actually increase … More

    Russia’s Throwback Anti-Americanism

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    Russian President Vladimir Putin’s approval rating is at 62 percent, its “lowest in more than 12 years,” according to Russian survey group Levada. While 62 percent may sound high, the number represents the drop from Putin’s tremendous popularity 12 years ago—75 percent. Faced with mounting opposition to his rule, Putin … More

    John Kerry at State Department: Good for Obama, Not America

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    The good news for the Obama Administration is that its next Secretary of State, Senator John Kerry (D–MA), had the smoothest of sailing during yesterday’s Senate confirmation hearing. Indeed, the nominees for Secretary of Defense, Chuck Hagel, and Director of the CIA, John Brennan, should be so lucky. The only … More

    March for Life: I Am the Pro-Life Generation (VIDEO)

    For the past 40 years, pro-life advocates from all over the country annually march in solidarity to raise awareness for the most vulnerable in society—the unborn. Without fail, the 40th anniversary March for Life brought large crowds to the National Mall today in the hope of securing the right to … More

    The Curious World of Jack Lew, Treasury Secretary Designate

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    President Obama has nominated White House Chief of Staff Jack Lew to succeed Timothy Geithner as Treasury Secretary. Lew could be in for some tough questioning. For better or for worse, the Secretary of the Treasury stands at the center of the U.S. financial system simply by virtue of the … More

    The U.S. Should Ignore U.N. Inquiry Into Drone Strikes

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    Airstrikes carried out by U.S. unmanned aerial vehicles (commonly referred to as drones) have been criticized for several years by international human rights activists, including certain “special rapporteurs” operating out of the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva. One such special rapporteur, Ben Emmerson of the United Kingdom, has … More

    Obama Picks a Prosecutor: Mary Jo White Appointed to Head SEC

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    President Obama, moving quickly to complete the lineup for his second-term regulatory team, nominated attorney Mary Jo White yesterday to chair the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The selection is a critical one, as the agency is still struggling to complete the rulemakings required under the Dodd–Frank financial regulation act, … More