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  • Monthly Archives: April 2013

    Larry Arnn: Reclaim First Principles

    Americans must choose whether they will continue to allow government to erode liberty, or reclaim the first principles that have made America great. Heritage’s longtime president, Ed Feulner, who retired this week, succeeded in leaving the nation a legacy of arming citizens to defend those principles. Now, Americans must renew … More

    Who Is Kim Jong-un? (VIDEO)

    No one really knows what North Korea’s leader is thinking. Heritage’s Bruce Klingner, senior research fellow in the Asian Studies Center, was interviewed on ABC’s World News about Kim Jong-un, North Korea’s mysterious dictator. “Very little is known about someone whose finger is on a nuclear button,” said Klingner, former … More

    Court of Appeals to Lawyers: Truth Matters - And We Mean It

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    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit recently sent a strong message to lawyers: Do your homework before you make assertions in court, or the court may impose sanctions against you. The court’s action should make less-than-careful lawyers think twice before they make unsupported securities fraud claims in … More

    Federal Disaster Relief Spending Out of Control

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    The world’s second-largest reinsurer, Swiss Re, reports “that natural catastrophes and man-made disasters cost the insurance industry $77 billion in 2012.” The report noted this figure covered “more than 300 catastrophes and disasters caus[ing] the loss of 14,000 lives and $186 billion.” These disasters included many of the 112 events … More

    Top 5 Questions Everybody Is Asking on North Korea (VIDEO)

    1. Does North Korea have nuclear weapons? North Korea conducted its third nuclear weapons test in February in defiance of international efforts to halt its nuclear weapons program. Although details about the test remain elusive, it appeared to be North Korea’s largest nuclear weapons test to date. In March, North … More

    EU Begins Woefully Inadequate Training Mission in Mali

    A file photograph dated October 18, 2011, shows Tuareg rebel fighters moving through northern Mali on a pick-up truck with a mounted heavy machine gun, near Kidal, Mali.

    European troops have begun training Malian forces to help ensure security and stability following a planned French withdrawal in July. From the start, the mission is unlikely to succeed. The program has too few European trainers and will train a paltry four Malian battalions—roughly 2,600 soldiers—to secure a country twice … More

    Delayed Marriage: Knot So Great

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    New research on the rising trend of delayed marriage in the U.S. reveals some disturbing details for the next generation. Today, an astonishing 48 percent of first births take place outside marriage. A new study, “Knot Yet: The Benefits and Costs of Delayed Marriage in America,” reveals that the average … More

    Europe Must Face Up to Hezbollah’s Bloody Legacy

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    This week, the parliament of Bahrain voted unanimously to declare Hezbollah a terrorist organization. “It is time we join the world in outlawing this group, which has terrorized the region enough and has been instrumental in spreading evil among us,” said lawmaker Shaikh Jassim Al Saeedi, a sponsor of the … More

    WATCH: Google+ Hangout on the North Korea Threat

    Vitriolic threat is a North Korean mainstay, as too are the DPRK’s cyclic “provocations” that too regularly have resulted in the suffering of South Koreans, Americans, and Japanese. So what is it about the current tension across the DMZ that has those in the know on edge? What are the … More

    Morning Bell: Guns, Background Checks, and Your Rights

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    Harry Reid has a doozy of a gun plan, but President Obama wants to reassure you that it’s just “common sense.” In a speech Wednesday, Obama said that “opponents of some of these common-sense laws have ginned up fears among responsible gun owners that have nothing to do with what’s … More