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  • Yearly Archives: 2013

    An American Partner in Beijing: India and China Repairing Ties

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    The recent visit by Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to China demonstrated an ongoing willingness on both sides to cooperate on issues of mutual interest and try to better manage the differences over their shared border. This is an important dynamic to consider as the U.S. continues to develop its … More

    Who Is Affected by Obamacare? EVERYONE

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    In response to the wave of insurance cancellations hitting millions of Americans, and the admission by some on the left that President Obama’s “if you like your plan” promise was false, Obamacare’s defenders are now taking a different tack. While the law’s supporters finally admit that some people will be … More

    Security Flaws Are Latest Example of Why Obamacare Is Unworkable

    Fox News’ Bret Baier opened tonight’s “Special Report” with a warning for HealthCare.gov users: You can add privacy concerns to the growing list of complaints about the President’s disastrous health care overhaul rollout. It seems those potential Obamacare customers who are able to penetrate the website’s unintentional front-end security gauntlet … More

    Obama Administration Blames "Software Code" for HealthCare.gov Privacy Breach

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    Four days after being notified of a security breach on HealthCare.gov, the Obama Administration finally acknowledged tonight the website inadvertently disclosed personal information affecting two users. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services blamed it on “software code.” “An incident involving the personal information of one consumer was reported … More

    The Reality of ENDA

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    President Obama urged Congress to pass the Employee Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) in a blog post published late last night. All Americans should oppose unjust discrimination, but ENDA does not advance that goal. In fact, it moves us in the wrong direction, as a new Heritage Backgrounder explains. President Obama asks … More

    Armed Services Advocate Ike Skelton Passes On

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    As long-time Congressman Ike Skelton (D–MO) is laid to rest today, he leaves a legacy on Capitol Hill of bipartisan efforts on the House Armed Services Committee and continued commitment to America’s armed services. First elected in 1976 in western Missouri, Skelton served in the U.S. House for 34 years. … More

    “Help Make It Stop”: Victims Testify About How Overcriminalization Ruins Lives

    Rep. Louie Gohmert (Credit: Congressional Quarterly/Scott J. Ferrell/Newscom)

    This story has been removed based on new information that came to The Foundry’s attention.

    Second Circuit Rebukes Trial Judge in NYC Stop and Frisk Case

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    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit recently entered an important order in the case involving the New York City Police Department’s (NYPD) controversial “stop and frisk” policy. For some time, the NYPD has vigorously pursued “stop and frisk” in an effort to reduce gun-related violence. Officers stop … More

    Missile Defense in Romania Upsets Russia

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    The United States and Romania recently began construction on a Romanian-based missile defense system, also known as Aegis Ashore. This critical event is requisite to build a comprehensive multilayered missile defense system. And it’s making Russia nervous. Moscow (predictably) continues to incorrectly contend that the new system is directed toward … More

    Millennials Need an American Rebound

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    The plight of debt-burdened and underemployed millennials—those born between 1979 and 1994—is troubling, but Heritage Foundation distinguished fellow Kim Holmes points out that there is still time to change course and increase opportunities for this generation. In his new book, Rebound: Getting America Back to Great, Holmes explains that there … More