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  • Monthly Archives: October 2013

    Minimum Deterrence: Examining the Evidence

    The minimum deterrence posture, based on the premise that few nuclear weapons deter all adversaries, is unsubstantiated by historical evidence and contrary to vital U.S. national security interests, according to a new report by the National Institute for Public Policy (NIPP). NIPP president Keith Payne, NIPP senior scholar Ambassador Robert … More

    A Tariff Cut Can Boost U.S. Output

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    The Federal Reserve recently cut its forecast for economic growth in the United States. That’s a problem. We need higher growth to create jobs and rebuild a prosperous middle class. However, there’s a simple way the government could combat continued weak growth: eliminate tariffs on inputs used by U.S. producers. … More

    Another Obamacare Exception for Congress: Taxpayers Could Pay for Abortion Coverage

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    According to the Obama Administration’s latest eleventh-hour purported rulemaking, Members of Congress and their staff will be able to enroll in taxpayer-subsidized health plans that include coverage of elective abortions. The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) released a final rule this week that will allow Members of Congress and their … More

    Mr. President, You Can End the Government Shutdown

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    President Obama has made it clear he “will not negotiate” when it comes to ending the government shutdown. At last check, the nation’s capital wasn’t run by one branch of government, or even one political party. But President Obama is so intent on protecting his unpopular, unworkable, and unfair health … More

    Satellite TV: Empowering Women in the Middle East and North Africa

    Female genital mutilation. Slavery. Honor killings. These are the fates of thousands of Arab and African women each year. The United Nations’ conservative estimate is 5,000 honor killings annually, two-thirds of them by their families of origin. On October 1, The Heritage Foundation’s Becky Norton Dunlop hosted “Pain and Promise … More

    20 Years After Black Hawk Down

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    Today marks the 20th anniversary of the Battle of Mogadishu, also known as Black Hawk Down. The tragic events of October 3, 1993, when two Black Hawk helicopters were shot down and 18 U.S. servicemen were killed in the Battle of Mogadishu, forever changed the way Americans thought about “boots … More

    Help! The Government Took My Property

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    What if government officials took your property and told you that they could keep it—even if you had done nothing wrong? That’s exactly what happened to Terry Dehko, a victim of civil asset forfeiture. Dehko is an immigrant owner of a grocery store who fled to the U.S. to escape … More

    Iran Leader in Sheep’s Clothing

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    It fell to the last speaker at the United Nations yesterday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, to warn the U.N. General Assembly of Iran’s new charm offensive. Sanctions, not negotiations, are the way to deal with Iran’s nuclear program, Netanyahu said. His final warning was stern and categorical: “Israel will … More

    Who's Responsible for the Shutdown?

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    All around the country, Americans are asking one question: Who’s responsible for the shutdown? And no, we’re not talking about the government slowdown—we’re talking about the Obamacare shutdown. All claims to the contrary, Obamacare has been effectively shut down—people are running into roadblocks and error messages when trying to enroll in … More

    Netanyahu: Don’t Be Fooled by Iran’s Rouhani

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    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned the U.N. General Assembly on Tuesday not to fall prey to Iranian President Rouhani’s smooth talk. Netanyahu argued that since the 1979 revolution, Iran has used different rhetorical strategies, but the regime has not changed; it is as determined as ever to build nuclear … More