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  • Monthly Archives: March 2013

    Japan’s Green Initiative Drowns in Oil

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    The government picking winners and losers is bad for any economy. But it also often leads to the opposite of the intended result. Take a look at Japan. Last week, an expert committee from Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry announced its plan to reduce the price of solar … More

    Morning Bell: The Difference One Man Makes

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    Who has been the most consequential conservative of the past four decades? We could say Ronald Reagan, the indomitable optimist who won two landslide presidential victories, ended the Cold War without firing a shot, and restored Americans’ faith in themselves and the future. Or William F. Buckley, Jr., the renaissance … More

    VIDEO: Government Red Tape Leaves Illinois Man on Verge of Bankruptcy

    Government regulations cost Steven Lathrop decades of his life and pushed him into financial ruin, according to a new video released by Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI). Lathrop’s home of Granite City, Illinois, regularly suffered from storm flooding that damaged his neighbor’s homes, and even cost the taxpayers money in federal … More

    VIDEO: Heritage's Ryan Anderson Debates Marriage with Piers Morgan, Suze Orman

    How do you throw Piers Morgan off his game? Stick to the facts, remain civil and win the argument. Heritage’s Ryan Anderson did exactly that Tuesday night in a showdown with the liberal CNN host of “Piers Morgan Live” and guest Suze Orman. The show came on the day the … More

    Marching for Marriage—and Children (SLIDESHOW)

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    Photos by Benjamin Myers Photography “Kids deserve a mom and a dad.” That was the overarching message as thousands gathered this morning on the National Mall to honor the institution of marriage as the union of one man and one woman. “We stand for millions of Americans who want the … More

    Environmentalists and Energy Experts Working Together for Fracking Solutions?

    Saving the environment and producing shale oil and gas by hydraulic fracturing (fracking) are not mutually exclusive; however, it seems the two sides have been unable to move past their differences. But The Center for Sustainable Shale Development (CSSD) out of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, might just be pointing the way. The … More

    Russia Conducts Unannounced Searches of Human Rights Groups

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    Russian law enforcement agents have conducted hundreds of unannounced searches of Russian non-governmental organizations (NGOs). Authorities have searched 600 organizations across the country since last week, according to media reports. An interagency law enforcement task force raided Amnesty International’s Moscow office in an unannounced inspection on Monday. Sergei Nikitin, the … More

    The Arms Trade Treaty, Week Two: As the U.N. Talks, the Senate Acts

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    At the United Nations, review continues of the latest draft of the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) that was unveiled on Friday. The temperature of the conference is notably lower now, and there is a renewed sense that Thursday is likely to bring agreement on a treaty. True, the Arabs and … More

    Today at the Supreme Court: Same-Sex Marriage and California’s Proposition 8

    This morning, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Hollingsworth v. Perry, a constitutional challenge to California’s definition of marriage as the union of a man and woman. During the oral argument, both Justices Anthony Kennedy and Samuel Alito noted that same-sex marriage was a very recent experiment—just over a … More

    Leading the Way: Celebrating Conservatism’s Champion

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    For 36 years, Ed Feulner has stood at the helm of The Heritage Foundation. Through his leadership, Heritage became the conservative beacon on Capitol Hill, leading the way for conservative research and legislation to shape American policy. Heritage wouldn’t have happened without Ed Feulner. In his new book, Leading the … More