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  • Monthly Archives: April 2013

    Fort Hood Victims: Adding Insult to Injury

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    The Pentagon announced this week that those service members who had been wounded during the deadly attack at Fort Hood, Texas, perpetrated by Major Nidal Hassan would not be considered eligible for the Purple Heart medal. This is a wrong-headed decision. The Purple Heart, one of America’s oldest military awards, … More

    Morning Bell: Farewell from Ed Feulner

    Dear friends, Today is my last day as president of The Heritage Foundation, and I want to write you one last note in that capacity. We’ve had quite a ride these last three-and-a-half decades, and I leave knowing that Heritage will flourish under my successor, Jim DeMint. I want to … More

    U.N. General Assembly Adopts the Arms Trade Treaty

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    This morning, by a vote of 154 nations in favor (including the United States), 23 abstentions, and three against (Syria, North Korea, and Iran), the U.N. General Assembly adopted the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT). The treaty will be open for national signature on June 3, 2013, and will enter into … More

    One Step on Cyber Espionage: Reform the Foreign Investment Process

    Newscom

    Japanese telecommunications company Softbank wants to buy Sprint Nextel for about $20 billion. One barrier to the deal is unusual: Softbank and Sprint are being pushed to spurn equipment made by specific Chinese companies, due to cyber espionage fears. The fear is reasonable but the way the deal is being … More

    North Korean Threat: Another U.S. Reversal

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    The U.S. recently decided to move one of its most powerful radars, the Sea-Based X-Band radar (SBX), closer to North Korea to monitor the country’s ballistic missile threat. The SBX is capable of detecting a baseball hit out of a ballpark from more than 3,000 miles away. It provides an … More

    School Choice Blooming this Spring

    National School Choice Week

    School choice is making headlines in multiple states this spring. Several have approved or are considering proposals to expand educational opportunity for families. Texas is going bold by introducing multiple school choice proposals. Heritage’s Lindsey Burke explains that these include: an elimination of the cap on charter schools (only 215 … More

    Another U.N. Meeting Equates "Women’s Rights" with Abortion, Sexual Rights

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    Once again, this year’s U.N. Commission on the Status of Women (CSW)—ostensibly themed on the prevention of violence against women and girls—actually focused on expanding so-called sexual and reproductive rights for women and girls, including abortion. Prior to negotiations even beginning, media coverage preemptively pointed a finger at religion and … More

    WATCH: Bloggers Briefing on Expansion of Government and Tax Freedom Day

    Is it too late to turn the ship around? That’s the question James Antle explores in his new book, Devouring Freedom. Antle, who is editor of the Daily Caller News Foundation, will join us at noon ET for the Bloggers Briefing to talk about what we can expect during President … More

    Obamacare Causes Doctor to Retire

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    Yet another doctor has decided to quit practicing medicine due to Obamacare’s onerous burdens. “I am in my mid-70s and have both the capacity and willingness to care for patients for another decade. But I am retiring,” Dr. John Curry of Fairfax, VA, wrote to one of his patients, columnist … More

    Senator Reid’s Gun Control Bill Helps Criminals Get Guns

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    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s (D-NV) gun control bill helps criminals figure out where it is easier to buy guns. Under Senator Reid’s legislation (S. 649), states must continue to submit criminal records to the federal government for the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS). Firearms-selling businesses use the … More