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  • Monthly Archives: December 2013

    Volgograd Terror Wave Threatens Sochi Olympics, Russian Civic Peace

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    Russia’s holiday cheer was shattered by brutal suicide bombings on December 29 and 30 in the city of Volgograd that killed at least 31 people. Many experts believe that the bombings, which come just weeks before the opening of the Winter Olympics in Sochi, are an attempt by North Caucasus … More

    Stranded Vessel in Antarctica Illustrates Need for New U.S. Icebreaker Policy

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    The Russian research vessel Akademik Shokalskiy has been trapped by thick ice and stranded near Antarctica since Christmas Eve, despite several rescue attempts. The crew is safe and hopefully will be rescued soon, but the ship’s predicament has highlighted the need for greater U.S. icebreaking capabilities. While the Akademik Shokalskiy … More

    A Young Conservative Makes the Case for Preserving America’s Heritage

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    Jordan Long, a Heritage Foundation intern this fall, delivered the following remarks at a graduation ceremony this month. The Foundry is republishing his short speech to recognize the work of our interns—the future conservative leaders of America. Fellow interns, our time here has come to an end. May we wear … More

    Five Reasons to Celebrate American Culture in 2013

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    Looking back on a year filled with images of a twerking Miley Cyrus and a near-constant stream of pop culture news stories about high-profile Kardashian divorces and Simon Cowell’s affair with his friend’s wife, some might conclude that the ruin of American culture is “inevitable.” Despite the many signs to … More

    Top 10 Tweets of 2013

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    It’s time to look back at our year in tweets. It’s been fun conversing with all of our supporters – and even some of our detractors – on the issues that matter to you. Thanks for helping us gain more than 117,000 new followers in 2013! We want to honor … More

    The 5 Most Watched Videos of 2013

    This year, The Foundry produced videos on a wide variety of topics and issues. We also had a lot of fun with them. Here are the five most popular videos of the year. Obamacare: More Than a Glitch Taxpayer-funded commercials paint a rosy picture of the Affordable Care Act. But … More

    These 13 Tax Increases Hit in 2013

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    It’s about time for us to uncover our eyes and take a hard look at what 2013 did to our finances. Did you feel the pinch of the 13 tax hikes that hit Americans this year? Before you review the list below, put these two on your watch list for … More

    New Study: Does Income Inequality Harm Opportunity?

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    Income inequality is a hot topic for 2014. The liberal Center for American Progress recently launched a new center devoted to the subject, and President Obama has been making it a centerpiece of his speeches. But what causes income inequality; is it inherently bad; and what (if anything) should be … More

    The Left’s Misplaced Nostalgia Debunked in One Chart

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    In a throwback to the economic policy and theory of the 1950s, President Obama in a recent speech blamed the rich for concentrating wealth and spending too little on consumption: Concentrated wealth at the top is less likely to result in the kind of broadly based consumer spending that drives … More

    The 5 Most Viral Images of 2013

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    Thanks to you, we grew our Facebook audience by leaps and bounds in 2013. We were able to use images to not only add humor to a situation, but also to spread important messages. Here are the five images that you liked the most.