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  • Monthly Archives: April 2013

    Legal Immigration: What About Those that Followed the Law?

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    We’re taught from a young age to “wait your turn” and “don’t cut in line,” but what about when we take those lessons from the playground to real life? For close to 4.5 million people waiting in line to come to the U.S. today, this is a very real question. … More

    Russia: Putin Uses Courts to Crush Opposition

    Krasilnikov Stanislav Itar-Tass Photos/Newscom

    KYIV, UKRAINE—Russia’s leading anti-corruption blogger, attorney and political activist Alexei Navalny, appeared in court Wednesday accused of embezzlement. On Thursday, federal prosectuors slapped him with additional charges for alleged price gouging. However, his real crime is exposing corruption and opposing the current political regime. Prosecutors charged Navalny, a moderate nationalist … More

    Solar Flare: EMP Is Still a Threat

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    Last week, NASA observed the largest solar flare of the year. The coronal mass ejection was one “powerful enough to cause a brief radio blackout.” Indeed, there were some small instances of radio interference last week following the solar flare. While the event made for some spectacular photographs, it also … More

    Security and Liberty: How to Maximize Both

    Keiko Hiromi/Polaris/Newscom

    The horrific terrorist attack in Boston this week, and the ensuing investigation to find the person or persons responsible, once again highlight the age-old question: How must America balance security and liberty? We at The Heritage Foundation cherish both individual liberty and security and have written about both before and … More

    Morning Bell: Jim DeMint on the Senate's Flawed Immigration Plan

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    Since the birth of our nation, the United States has recognized the vital role of lawful immigration, as it brings important economic and cultural benefits. We have always been, and will continue to be, a nation of immigrants. We are also a nation of laws. The “Gang of Eight” bill … More

    Thomas Perez a Troubled Pick for Labor Secretary

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    The President has a right to nominate cabinet secretaries who share his political views. He does not have a right to appoint unqualified cabinet secretaries. The Senate should critically examine Thomas Perez’s nomination for Secretary of Labor. He has a record of selective law enforcement, questionable judgment, and bad management. … More

    Boston Marathon Bombing: Counterterrorism Investigation Process in Full Swing

    Newscom

    In the immediate aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombings, the key to the investigation is strong cooperation and teamwork by the law enforcement entities involved. This cooperation largely occurs in the Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF) overseeing the investigation. Led by the FBI, the JTTF will work closely with all … More

    Congressional Hearing Produces Shocker on Benghazi

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    Kudos to members of the House Foreign Affairs Committee for squarely placing Benghazi on the table at today’s hearing with Secretary of State John Kerry. Kerry’s answers were nothing less than shocking. What we learned is that State is conducting yet another internal review of Benghazi, initiated by Kerry himself … More

    Asia: Kerry’s Missing Puzzle Piece

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    “[T]his budget isn’t just a collection of numbers; it’s an illustration of our values and priorities,” said Secretary of State John Kerry in his testimony before the House Foreign Relations Committee on the proposed State Department budget. It’s not clear from his testimony today that one of those priorities is … More

    Congress Wants to Tell Americans How to Be More Efficient? Really?

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    In the interest of trying to make better choices for consumers, Congress has been determined to legislate efficiency mandates for American homes and businesses since the late 1970s. The latest and much-awaited efficiency legislation is being reintroduced in the Senate tomorrow, with a House companion bill coming as early as … More