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  • Monthly Archives: April 2013

    Israel’s Iron Dome Proves a Missile Defense System Can Work

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    Doubters falsely accuse the Israeli defense system as a failure when in reality that is not the case. As the threat of ballistic missile increases, the U.S. should enact policies to further advance its own defenses. The founder of Israel’s Missile Defense Organization, Uzi Rubin, recently wrote an article discussing … More

    When Naivete Clashes with the Real World: North Korea Proves Benefits of Missile Defense

    Korean Central News Agency via Korean News Service

    North Korea continues to escalate the situation on the Peninsula, most recently by telling international diplomats it will not be able to guarantee their security after April 10. The ongoing crisis demonstrates the benefits of missile defense for the protection of the U.S. homeland and forward-deployed troops, and the assurance … More

    Sequestration Prompts Attempt to Silence U.S. Radio Broadcasting

    Newscom

    The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) recently informed its workforce about sequestration cuts to Voice of America’s (VOA) shortwave and medium-wave broadcasting. Ironically, the Board is cutting the most cost-effective part of its organization: radio. It would be more rational to cut the bloated management and administration of the International … More

    Despite “Pivot” to Asia, Kerry Forced to Return to Middle East

    MICHAEL REYNOLDS/EPA/Newscom

    Although the Obama Administration has proclaimed its intention to “pivot” toward Asia, Secretary of State John Kerry has been forced to pivot back to the Middle East in advance of his forthcoming trip to Asia. Kerry was originally slated to travel to South Korea, Japan, and China following the April … More

    Jim DeMint on Margaret Thatcher: "The World Has Lost One of Its Greatest Champions of Freedom"

    Heritage has lost one of her greatest friends, and the world has lost one of its greatest champions of freedom. Margaret Thatcher led Great Britain courageously for more than a decade. During that time, she rolled back the suffocating blanket of Big Government, sparking an economic revival. And she implemented a foreign … More

    Heritage Mourns Loss of Lady Margaret Thatcher, "Intrepid Warrior for Freedom"

    Margaret Thatcher and Ed Feulner at Heritage.

    Great Britain and the world have lost a great leader. The Heritage Foundation, like all of America, has lost a faithful ally. And, speaking personally, my wife and I have lost a dear friend. Lady Thatcher now takes her place in history alongside Sir Winston Churchill, the Duke of Wellington … More

    Morning Bell: Keeping Americans Safe Online

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    Everything we do is online. If you’ve been the victim of identity theft or an email phishing scam, you know how quickly your personal data can be stolen or threatened. It’s important to know the difference between types of cyber threats and the right approach to fighting them. There are … More

    Federal Taxpayers Get Billed for $1 Million Bus Stop

    Peter Foley/EPA/Newscom

    Is a luxurious bus stop worth $1 million? Commuters boarding buses at the newly constructed stop in Arlington County, Virginia, don’t seem to think so, as CNN reported. According to one rider, “This is cute, but cute ain’t warm. Cute ain’t dry.” While $1 million can buy the stainless steel … More

    DeMint: We Saw Obamacare's Effects Coming (VIDEO)

    Obamacare isn’t working too well so far—and Heritage President Jim DeMint says it’s no surprise. On “Your World with Neil Cavuto” this past week, DeMint recalled actually reading the law before it was passed: All of us who read the bill—what parts of it we could get when they were … More

    A Conversation with Rafael Cruz, Father of Senator Ted Cruz (VIDEO)

    Can you imagine arriving in a new country with no money in your pocket and not knowing how to speak the language, only to see your son become a U.S. Senator for one of our nation’s biggest states? Well, this is precisely what happened to Rafael Cruz (father of Senator … More