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  • Monthly Archives: February 2013

    Ecuador’s Correa Contends for Anti-Liberty Leadership in Latin America

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    If cancer revokes President Hugo Chavez’s mandate for indefinite rule in Venezuela, it will leave leadership of the radical-left, anti-liberty Bolivarian Alliance (ALBA) in Latin America up for grabs. New faces will inevitably emerge. Chavez’s vice president, the uncharismatic Nicolas Maduro, will most likely runVenezuela in the near future, backed … More

    Chuck Hagel’s Military Service - Is It the Game-Changer?

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    President Obama’s Chief of Staff Denis McDonough recently said of former-Senator Chuck Hagel (R–NE), “I think he’ll be a great Defense Secretary. This is a guy who volunteered to go to Vietnam…heavily decorated when he was there, well performing when he was there, and everything since.” Members of the U.S. … More

    TSA: No Room for Sequestration Cuts?

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    President Obama claims that unless Congress raises taxes to undo the imminent automatic budget cuts as sequestration, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) would be forced to reduce security measures, leaving travelers and the airways vulnerable and increasing wait times at airports. Is there really not a dime that could be … More

    On Washington's Birthday, A Lesson in Self-Government

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    With the generic Presidents’ Day (the holiday is, legally, still officially Washington’s Birthday, not Presidents’ Day) behind us, it is time to celebrate the actual birthday of George Washington. But is there anything original left to say, 281 years after America’s first President was born? Beyond the familiar tales of … More

    Masterminds of British Islamist Terror Plot Convicted

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    Three men were convicted in Britain yesterday for a terror plot that sought to kill hundreds of people by using eight suicide bombers with backpacks full of explosives and armed with guns. The plot was uncovered by the British security service MI5, which recorded the men complaining that the July … More

    Reality Crushes Senator Hagel’s Misguided Belief in Nuclear Zero

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    Former Senator Chuck Hagel’s (R–NE) strongly held belief in getting rid of U.S. nuclear weapons is ever more troubling, especially in light of new global developments. Earlier this month, North Koreayet again defied the international community when it conducted its third nuclear test. In response, seven in 10 South Koreans … More

    Rule of Law Essential for Business

    In a globally competitive world, competition is key. Fundamental for competition is the rule of law, according to Myron Brilliant, Senior Vice President for International Affairs of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, who spoke at a recent Heritage Foundation event. In his remarks, which elaborated on a chapter he contributed … More

    Video: Coolidge Proves Limited Government a Winning Strategy

    Can a politician advocate budget cuts and succeed? The answer is found in the politics of President Calvin Coolidge, a man whose persistence led to reductions in the size of government, according to Amity Shlaes, the author of a new biography on the 30th President entitled simply, Coolidge. “[There is] … More

    Another Incriminating Hagel Speech

    Yet another of former Senator Chuck Hagel’s (R–NE) speeches has now come back to bite him, and it could be the straw that topples his nomination for Secretary of Defense. This time, it is a speech given on November 8, 2007, at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), … More

    Celebrating Coolidge: Champion of Budget Cuts, Tax Reductions

    Benjamin Myers Photography

    “You never want a serious crisis to go to waste,” former White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel famously said. Since then, the country has spent the Obama Presidency lurching from one crisis to the next. From the debt ceiling to the fiscal cliff to, today, the sequester, the federal … More