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  • Monthly Archives: February 2013

    Visa Waiver Program Expansion Should Advance on its Own

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    On Monday, Congressmen Mike Quigley (D–IL) and Aaron Schock (R–IL), along with Senator Mark Kirk (R–IL) and more than 15 other cosponsors, reintroduced the Visa Waiver Program Enhanced Security and Reform Act. The bill would expand the Visa Waiver Program (VWP), which allows citizens of participating countries to travel in … More

    5 Bipartisan Health Care Reform Options

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    Addressing our nation’s overspending problem cannot be done without reforming entitlements, especially Medicare and Medicaid. As Washington remains clearly divided over how to get it done, Senator Orrin Hatch (R–UT) has outlined 5 health care reforms that are bipartisan. These reforms have had the support of both parties in the … More

    National Marriage Week: An Antidote to Child Poverty

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    Today is the start of National Marriage Week, a weeklong campaign to “strengthen marriage, reduce divorce, and promote marriage prior to childbearing.” Although marriage benefits society in many ways, this year’s National Marriage Week focuses on marriage as the leading antidote to child poverty. A child born and raised outside … More

    Ronald Reagan at 102

    Barack Obama frequently reminds Americans that he took office during difficult economic times. But he’s certainly not the first president to have done so. What matters isn’t how the country was doing when you were elected; it’s where you lead the country once in office. Ronald Reagan, who would have … More

    Chinese Hackers Target U.S. Newspapers

    New York , NY - The New York Times Manhattan headquarters building.

    For more than four months, hackers based in the People’s Republic of China have been attacking The New York Times, the paper reported last week. The cyber attacks started on October 25, 2012—the same day the Times published an investigative piece illuminating the wealth the family of China’s Prime Minister … More

    Reagan’s Legacy: Economic Freedom

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    In his January speech, the President spoke eloquently: “One of the greatest contributions the United States can make to the world is to promote freedom as the key to economic growth. A creative, competitive America is the answer to a changing world, not trade wars that would close doors, create … More

    What's Up with That North Korea Video?

    Is North Korea threatening to bomb the United States? That’s the question on people’s minds after that country released a strange video depicting a fiery America while the song “We Are the World” played in the background. Last night on Fox Business, Heritage’s Bruce Klingner—the former CIA chief in Korea—discussed … More

    Happy Birthday, President Reagan! Happy Birthday, Comprehensive Missile Defense Program!

    Ronald Reagan at the Oval Office

    The person most responsible for reviving the missile defense program in the face of the Cold War policy of mutually assured destruction, President Ronald Reagan, would have celebrated his 102nd birthday today. President Reagan would marvel at all the accomplishments of the missile defense program since the U.S. withdrew from … More

    Istook Live! Interview with Dr. James Dobson on "Fatherless" Novel

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    “Istook Live!” has a fascinating discussion today with Dr. James Dobson and Kurt Bruner. The noted Christian broadcaster has teamed with Bruner to produce his first-ever novel—and it ain’t pretty. As Dobson tells Ernest Istook, “”Fatherless’ projects what the world will look like culturally and socially about 30 years from … More

    WATCH: Senator Rand Paul on Conservative Foreign Policy

    Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) visits Heritage this morning to deliver a much-anticipated speech about a constitutionally conservative foreign policy — one that respects the Founders’ vision for America. Paul’s speech begins at 11 a.m. ET. Heritage closed registration two days ago due to the high number of RSVPs. More than … More