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  • Monthly Archives: April 2013

    Cybersecurity: Harnessing the Power of the Private Sector

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    Last week, a hacker turned cybersecurity expert, Marc Maiffret, published an enlightening op-ed in The New York Times, arguing the private sector can and should do more to improve the nation’s cybersecurity. This is especially true since the private sector produces the hardware and software for every device we use. … More

    Damaging Policies Add Up to $1 Trillion Tax Increase in Obama Budget (UPDATED)

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    UPDATE: The official total tax increase in President Obama’s budget is now available in the Treasury Department’s “Green Book.” Treasury scores the total net tax increase from all President Obama’s tax polices at more than $1.1 trillion over 10 years. There was little doubt that President Obama would propose a … More

    Heritage's Carafano Sounds Alarm on North Korea Threat

    This file photo shows North Korea's launch of the Unha-2 rocket on April 5, 2009.

    New threats from North Korea bring the message of the documentary 33 Minutes to the forefront of the missile defense debate. The Heritage Foundation’s James Carafano was interviewed in a recent National Journal article on the documentary 33 Minutes and on the World Review for his thoughts on the worsening … More

    Margaret Thatcher Remembered Fondly in the Falkland Islands

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    The recent passing of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher was met across the globe with an outpouring of tributes, condolences, and celebrations of her life. Nowhere is Lady Thatcher more revered than in the Falklands Islands, where her courageous leadership following the 1982 Argentine invasion helped ensure the freedom … More

    Small Business Owner? You Could Be Unintentionally Breaking the Law

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    Today, a growing number of small business owners are unintentionally finding themselves on the wrong side of the law. Under a statute aimed at identifying organized crime, small businesses and farmers are being prosecuted for ordinary business transactions. Fortunately, Congressman Andy Harris (R–MD) is attempting to fix that. The federal … More

    The Obama Budget: Heritage Experts' Analysis

    Obama speaking about the FY 2014 budget

    Minimum Wage President Obama’s budget proposes raising the minimum wage to $9 an hour. This would hurt the very workers the President wants to help. When the price of something rises, people—both consumers and employers—purchase less of it. Americans responded to the higher cost of gas by driving less. Businesses … More

    Margaret Thatcher Made Great Leaps, Avoided Compromise

    The life of the late Margaret Thatcher, former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, offers many interesting and instructive examples of statesmanship. Not only for what the Iron Lady did, but what she did not do—her ability to resist the prevailing winds of peer pressure and public opinion in favor … More

    Morning Bell: North Korea on the Edge

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    Yesterday, North Korean officials warned foreigners in South Korea to leave that country. Today, the foreign ministers of the Group of Eight (G8) countries—the United States, Britain, Russia, Japan, Canada, France, Germany, and Italy—are meeting in London to discuss North Korea’s threats. Americans are taking notice. CNN reports that “more … More

    VIDEO: Jim DeMint Outlines Vision for Heritage Foundation

    At today’s Bloggers Briefing, Jim DeMint, the new president of The Heritage Foundation, talked about the crucial role he sees Heritage playing in the lives of Americans — and it doesn’t include typical Washington politics. “I’m not going to be an apologist for the Republican Party,” DeMint said. “I’m going … More

    Budgets in Comparison: Will President Obama’s Budget Save the American Dream?

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    When the President’s budget comes out Wednesday, it will complete the last piece of the budget puzzle, as the House and Senate have each duly passed a budget according to law. Never mind that the President’s budget is supposed to lead Washington budget discussions, rather than follow. The key question … More