Stand Up for Burma: This Prison Where I Live

As chaos grips the Arab world and the international community’s focus, the United States and other world leaders should not forget about the ruthless military junta in Burma. The Heritage Foundation recently hosted British filmmaker Rex Bloomstein and his latest documentary, The Prison Where I Live. The film contrasts the lives of two famed comedians: […]

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Misguided Responsibility?

The Obama Administration’s explanations for why the U.S. intervened in Libya reveal a common, disconcerting theme: a reliance upon the relatively new idea of a “responsibility to protect” (R2P). In a letter to Congress, President Obama announced that Libyan dictator Muammar Qadhafi “has forfeited his responsibility to protect his own citizens.” And, in his speech […]

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Friendly Fire Paralyzes U.S. Internet Strategy

Just weeks after Secretary of State Hillary Clinton complained to Congress that America is losing the information war against Al Qaeda, China and Russia, it appears that Clinton’s own State Department is one of the impediments to success. For more than 18 months, the State Department has hoarded nearly $30 million, appropriated by Congress for Internet […]

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Catch Co-Authors of ‘Why Obamacare is Wrong for America’ On BookTV

As has been well documented, Obamacare is destructive to Americans on several fronts: economically, medically, Constitutionally, ethically, and otherwise. This government takeover of America’s health care system (mislabeled as the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, or PPACA) must be stopped. And therein may lie the one positive side effect of this misguided law: it […]

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Spoonful of Sugar Needed to Stomach U.S. Trade Policy

Early American colonists, no strangers to the perils of intrusive government, protested the Molasses Act of 1733, which imposed taxes on imported sugar, rum, and molasses. Sugar taxes ignited a desire for trade freedom that helped lead to revolution. In the United States today, sugar policy consists of regulations and limitations that put those of […]

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Showdown Over A Shutdown

It has been more than 40 days since the House passed a budget for 2011, cutting spending by $61 billion. The task was left undone by the previous Democrat-controlled Congress, the first time since 1974, an embarrassing feat for a body charged with holding the purse strings. Today that task remains incomplete, and the moment […]

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Ryan Budget Critics Incorrectly Attack Heritage Analysis

Except in Jeopardy!,  questions usually come first, followed by answers. Likewise, when criticizing public policy studies and their underlying methodologies, it typically helps to see the policy study and methodology used before one embarks on criticism. Today at 8:37 a.m. ET, Matt Yglesias of the Center for American Progress’ Think Progress blog released a critique […]

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Chairman Ryan’s Budget Resolution Changes America’s Course

America needs to change course. Our current direction is fiscally and economically unsustainable and politically and culturally bankrupting. It is threatening the well-being and future of our country. House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan’s (R–WI) budget proposal, for the first time in recent memory, sets our nation on a different and better path. It tackles […]

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