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  • Monthly Archives: May 2013

    Outrage Grows Over U.N. Official’s Boston Comments

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    The chorus of those calling for the resignation of Richard Falk from his position with the U.N. Human Rights Council is growing ever louder. Falk is the U.N. official who last week penned an essay reprinted in Foreign Policy Journal, essentially blaming U.S. foreign policy for the terrorist bombing of … More

    Indiana Reconsiders Common Core

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    This past weekend, Indiana legislators approved a proposal to halt the implementation of Common Core until after preliminary hearings and an in-depth analysis are conducted. The bill now rests on Governor Mike Pence’s (R) desk awaiting his signature. In February, the Indiana state senate voted 38–11 in favor of anti–Common … More

    Boston Bombers Received Welfare Benefits

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    According to the Boston Herald and other news sources, the family of the Boston Marathon bombers received large amounts of welfare benefits. This calls attention to the policy principle that immigrants should be net contributors to the government and society and should not be a fiscal burden on American society. … More

    Enforcing Election Integrity in Mississippi

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    The American Civil Rights Union’s (ACRU) Election Integrity Defense Project last Friday sued two Mississippi counties that have more registered voters than voting-eligible citizens. The ACRU, headed by former Ohio Secretary of State Kenneth Blackwell and former Attorney General Edwin Meese, claims that the counties are not complying with Section … More

    Congressmen: Internet Sales Tax Is Attack on Small Business, Consumers

    Conservative members of Congress are adding their voices to a rising chorus of bipartisan opposition to the Internet sales tax. At last week’s Conversations with Conservatives, a monthly event co-hosted by The Heritage Foundation, Representative Raul Labrador (R-ID) said the Marketplace Fairness Act allows large retail businesses to impose new taxes on … More

    U.N. Peacekeeping Mission in Mali Poised for Failure

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    The U.N. Security Council has unanimously approved a United Nations peacekeeping force to Mali, the Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA). The U.N. has previously avoided such peacekeeping missions, and with good reason. Some of the U.N.’s darkest hours were the result of peacekeeping missions sent in the absence … More

    President Obama, the Drug War, and Mexico: Failure Is an Option

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    In the past six years, more than 60,000 Mexicans have died violently in crime and drug-related deaths. In the U.S., there is a wider spectrum of issues related to the harm done by drug usage. They range from state-side violence among traffickers, gangbangers, and dealers to drug-influenced auto fatalities and … More

    New Red Tape Rising Report: Regulation in Obama’s First Term

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    Congress and the White House have been focused for much of this year on the federal budget—rightfully so, given perennial deficits and unsustainable levels of U.S. debt. However, federal spending accounts for only a portion of the burden placed on Americans by the government. Regulations impose huge additional costs, hindering … More

    Senate Chaplain Barry Black: If There's One Place Prayer Is Needed, It's Capitol Hill (VIDEO)

    People of faith should serve an essential role in the secular world. The political sphere needs contact with the transcendent insights of religion. That’s according to Rev. Barry Black, Ph.D, a retired two-star admiral and 62nd Chaplain of the United States Senate, at an event hosted by Heritage President Jim … More

    The Story of an Iraq War Veteran, His SUV, and Military Readiness (VIDEO)

    Ten years of war have put major wear and tear on U.S. military equipment — creating a scenario of a “hollow force” that threatens the government’s promise to provide for the common defense. Heritage hosts a panel of experts today at 11 a.m. ET to examine the consequences for U.S. security … More