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    Morning Bell: The Sotomayor Pattern

    Yesterday’s Supreme Court opinion in Ricci, the New Haven firefighters case, provides a window to what will inevitably be a significant line of questioning in Judge Sotomayor’s confirmation hearings. After all, Judge Sotomayor not only reached the wrong decision in this case, allowing overt racial discrimination in protection of what … More

    Morning Bell: Hot Dog Engagement

    If one word can sum up the Obama Administration’s foreign policy, it’s “engagement.” From Cuba to Iran and the Middle East to Russia, engagement is the White House’s magic word, an incantation that it uses to justify everything it does. Engagement’s the improved, touchy-feely way of announcing that you plan … More

    Obama’s Immigration Meeting: Amnesty is the Wrong Agenda

      Yesterday, the Obama Administration held a closed-door immigration conference, bringing together key members of Congress. It has been reported that this meeting focused on finding a way to push for comprehensive immigration reform in Congress this year. During the 2008 Presidential elections, then-candidate Barack Obama made a promise to take up … More

    On Indefensible Defense Cuts

    Only politicians determined to spend $1 billion a day to “stimulate” the economy could balk at committing tens of millions less than that to bolster our national defense. So it was good news this evening when the Senate Armed Services Committee added funds to buy seven more F-22 fighters and … More

    Video: Heritage's Kreutzer on Cap & Tax

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    President Obama, You Forgot a Word in Your Cap and Trade Speech

    When pressing the House of Representatives on the Waxman-Markey cap and trade bill, President Obama remarked, Make no mistake: This is a jobs bill. Insert “killing” between “jobs” and “bill,” and you have yourself an accurate statement. Cap and trade is a jobs-killing bill. According to The Heritage Foundation analysis … More

    Climbing Back on Hugo Chavez’s Hot Seat: Ambassador Duddy to Return to Caracas?

    On September 11, 2008, Venezuela’s Hugo Chávez, at a mass rally of fanatics, ordered U.S. Ambassador to Venezuela, Patrick Duddy, out of the country within 72 hours. The reason for Duddy’s expulsion was Chávez’s pique with the diplomatic spat between the Bush Administration and the government of Bolivian Evo Morales. The … More

    USA's 56-Year Air Superiority At Risk

    If President Obama is intent on listening to military commanders, as he promised during the campaign, why is he now ignoring the military’s own requirement for additional F-22s? Why would the President want to compromise America’s half-century dominance in the air that has led to one powerful result: There has … More

    In the Green Room: Texas Senator John Cornyn

    After speaking at Heritage’s weekly Blogger Briefing, Senator Cornyn articulated why a public option does not lower health care costs, no matter what.

    Obama on Iran: Don’t Blame Me

    President Obama provided some much-anticipated guidance on his policy towards Iran today in the fourth news conference of his presidency. But even without teleprompters, Mr. Obama proved a master at sticking to his talking points, which were as follows: Violence is bad. At the very least, Mr. Obama is finally … More