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  • Monthly Archives: August 2013

    Congressional Recess: The Battle of Ideas

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    All the political action this month will take place outside Washington, D.C. And that’s as it should be. In a healthy republic, lawmakers hear from their constituents and then attempt to do what’s best for them and for the country. This August recess will be an especially busy one for … More

    Morning Bell: Defiance

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    “We’re losing the country,” a Maryland man said at a town hall meeting. “I want to see more defiance!” He wasn’t talking to local tea partiers; he was talking to his Republican Member of Congress. It is time to take a stand against Obamacare. Heritage President Jim DeMint and Heritage … More

    Statement of Ed Meese on the Passing of Bill Clark, Distinguished Reaganaut

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    Bill Clark was a devout man of faith, a great patriot and a close friend.  He devoted his life to the service of others and will be remembered for his outstanding contributions to his community and his Country. Bill served Ronald Reagan for over a quarter of a century as … More

    Jim DeMint on "Hannity": Time to Make Noise to Defund Obamacare

    Appearing on Fox News’ “Hannity” tonight, Heritage Foundation President Jim DeMint said the best way to stop Obamacare is to cut off its funding. He urged Americans to make noise about the President’s health-care law during the August congressional recess. With less than two months before many people experience firsthand … More

    Elections in Argentina May Determine the Future of Democracy in the Nation

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    On Sunday, Argentinians will go to the polls to select their candidates for the country’s upcoming legislative elections. Though it may seem trivial, the open primaries will in fact be the first step in an election that is likely to prove critical to the fate of democracy and freedom in … More

    The Disturbing Trend of Political Assassinations in Tunisia

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    Tunisia is currently suffering from poor security, a bad economy, and a polarized society. The situation is starting to look a lot like Egypt. Mohammed Brahmi is the second high-level opposition politician to be assassinated in Tunisia over the past six months. The repercussions of the assassinations are threatening to … More

    Americans Don’t Need More of Obama’s Stimulus Spending

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    In a series of campaign-style speeches, President Obama has laid out recycled economic proposals, which include yet another tax increase to pay for $50 billion in new infrastructure stimulus spending. This after Washington already spent $70.6 billion under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act in 2009. The trouble is that … More

    Armed Services Struggle Under Cuts: Defense Review Doesn’t Provide Solutions

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    The recent Strategic Choices Management Review (SCMR) issued by the Department of Defense makes some alarming predictions about future readiness, such as the possibility of the U.S. Army losing 70,000 to 100,000 active-duty soldiers under sequestration. This indicates a set of 15–20 percent reductions on top of previously projected cuts … More

    Diplomacy in 140 Characters: U.S. Social Media Efforts Ineffective

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    Diplomacy is evolving. “Warriors of the cyber heights can more effectively use information to drive the debate, galvanize action, or befuddle the masses,” Heritage’s James Carafano points out in his book Wiki at War. According to a “Twiplomacy” report by public relations firm Burson-Marsteller, the world’s leaders and diplomatic services … More

    Israel and Palestine Talks: Kerry Should Learn from the Past

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    A recent poll shows that most Israelis are pessimistic that the new round of talks with  Palestine will succeed. A majority of Israelis also oppose withdrawing to pre-1967 borders and recognizing a Palestinian “right of return.” History indicates that, if both sides are not ready for peace negotiations, those negotiations … More