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    Iran’s Silencing of Citizens Abroad

    Considering the atrocious abuses of human rights committed by the Iranian government against those who speak out against its tyranny, it comes as no surprise that Iran, according to a Wall Street Journal investigative report, “has been conducting a campaign of harassing and intimidating members of its diaspora world-wide.” Farnaz … More

    Morning Bell: Bookmark It...Foundry.org

    We would like to take this opportunity to introduce you to our redesigned blog, The Foundry, now available at www.foundry.org. The Foundry is the conservative policy news blog that offers the latest and greatest from The Heritage Foundation. Every day, Heritage experts and analysts provide insight into the day’s news, … More

    Facebooking for Freedom

    Since the rise in the use of new media, authoritarian regimes have been confronted by a wave of opposition. The surge of digital, computerized and networked information as well as communication technologies has facilitated those seeking to shed light on government oppression. Social networking sites such as Twitter, Facebook and … More

    As They Say On Twitter: SEIU FAIL

    As the old saying in Washington goes: if you can’t attack the message, attack the messenger. Nobody knows this strategy better than the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), a big labor union known for bullying anyone it disagrees with into submission. And that is why they are turning their “activists” against … More

    Tell the President What You Think of His Health Care Reform

    Following up on his infomercial last week , courtesy of ABC News’ “Questions for the President: Prescription for America” special, which was meant to be a town hall discussion for doctors, patients and health care experts to bring the tough questions, President Barack Obama is holding another “town hall” online today … More

    Tweet of the Day: Senator Claire McCaskill

    Senator Claire McCaskill (D-MO) is known in DC as an avid Twitter-holic. So it came as no surprise when we saw this revealing tweet from Senator McCaskill: Stuck in tram from Capitol to Hart. Broken. Not moving. Lieberman and Alexander in next car. And Voiniitch. Wonder how long we’ll be … More

    The First 100 Days: Best and Worst Moments

    Early this morning we asked a question on the Heritage Foundation’s Twitter and Facebook pages: What were Obama’s best and worst moments in his 1st 100 days, in your opinion? The response was overwhelming. We had 130 comments on Facebook and over 100 replies/messages on Twitter. Although there were many responses, the theme … More

    Why is Blue State Digital in Iraq: Update

    Yesterday, we learned that the State Department had flown a delegation of new media experts to Iraq to consult with government officials and entrepreneurs on digital technology. The delegation made sense for several reasons, including the vast amount of digital talent that had been assembled. However, we couldn’t understand why … More

    Why is Blue State Digital in Iraq?

    In a relatively unnoticed State Department press briefing yesterday, Acting Department Spokesman Robert Wood announced a delegation of new media executives that left for Iraq on an official, government-paid trip on Sunday. According to Wood, the purpose would be to “explore new opportunities to support Iraqi Government and nongovernment stakeholders … More