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    Keystone XL: Parallels to the Alaska Pipeline

    As the U.S. commemorates the 40th anniversary of passage of the Trans-Alaskan Pipeline Authorization Act of 1973, it is worth remembering the challenges the project overcame and how they mirror the challenges facing the Keystone XL Pipeline today. An 800-mile engineering marvel, the Alaska Pipeline was completed in two years … More

    Bloomberg Soda Ban Fizzles

    New York City Mayor Nanny Michael Bloomberg got a well-deserved legal spanking of his own today from a state court judge ruling against his imperial ban on the sale of large-size sodas and other sweetened drinks. The prohibition was due to take effect on Tuesday. New York Supreme Court Judge Milton … More

    FY 2014 Budget Should Keep Defense Fully Funded

    Heritage’s newly released Issue Brief “What the FY 2014 Budget Should Do” provides a blueprint for turning back Washington’s unsustainable spending and keeping national defense fully funded. Modernizing the U.S. military is critical. After all, “to provide for the common defense” is one of the primary constitutional responsibilities of the … More

    China Hacks Skype to Censor Citizens

    Chinese hackers have infiltrated the popular Internet messaging service Skype. The hackers have modified the operation of Skype so that the Skype programs on Chinese computers all have keyword systems to identify when the citizens use forbidden words, according to Jeffrey Knockel, a computer science researcher at the University of … More

    Obama Budget to Be Submitted Even Later

    The Obama Administration is on track to beat former President Bill Clinton for second-longest delay in submitting a presidential budget on time. First place for the latest budget in history? That also goes to President Obama. In 2009, he did not submit a budget until 98 days after the statutory deadline. … More

    Obamacare Continues to Restrict Hiring

    The Federal Reserve Beige Book, released on March 6, cited Obamacare as a factor in slowing hiring and employment growth. The Beige Book is a report published eight times a year that details the economic activity in the 12 different Federal Reserve regions. As this most recent report explains, “Employers … More

    North Korean Threat: Obama Administration Undermines Missile Defense

    Yesterday, White House spokesman Jay Carney asserted that the U.S. is “fully capable of defending itself” against a North Korean ballistic missile attack. Carney didn’t mention that the Obama Administration has tried to undermine the long-range missile defense program since it came into office. First, it decided to decrease the … More

    VIDEO: Sen. Pat Toomey on Drones, Rand Paul's Filibuster, and Government Spending

    Senator Pat Toomey (R-PA) visited Heritage yesterday to explain what he believed to be the fight of our lifetime: out-of-control government spending that threatens prosperity. He sat down with Heritage’s Jackie Anderson before his speech to outline what’s at stake and also explain why he joined Senator Rand Paul’s (R-KY) … More

    Who Killed Hugo Chávez? Why Not Ask Raul Castro and Michael Moore?

    Today, Venezuela will hold the official state funeral for Hugo Chávez. Already, ceremonies in honor of El Comandante are well underway. On Wednesday, a caravan carried Chávez’s body along a seven-hour-long procession through the streets of Caracas. The flag-draped coffin was laid in state at the military academy where he … More

    VIDEO: What You Need to Know About the Falkland Islands and Obama

    When the inhabitants of the Falkland Islands, a small British Overseas Territory in the South Atlantic, go to the polls this weekend to determine their future relationship with the United Kingdom, their voices will fall on deaf ears in Washington, D.C. Instead of backing British sovereignty over the Falklands and … More