Al Gore, Al Jazeera, and the Remaking of Current TV

Stefano Meluni/ZUMA Press/Newscom The sale of Al Gore’s Current TV network to the Qatar-based Al Jazeera network comes as no surprise. These networks may be odd bedfellows, but there is no law on the books to prevent a foreign entity from buying an American cable network. Still, the move has caused considerable concern among those […]

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Smaller Paycheck? Welcome to Obama’s Post-Fiscal-Cliff World

Working Americans receiving their first full paycheck of the year may have had a rude awakening today. Despite all the President’s promises not to raise taxes on the middle class, he did exactly that. By allowing the payroll tax holiday to expire at the end of 2012, President Obama and Congress allowed the portion of […]

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Russian Orphan Adoption Ban Protests May Be Harbingers of Instability

Thousands of opposition protesters carry posters of President Vladimir Putin and members of the Russian parliament with the word “Shame” written in red. (Photo: Jeremy Nicholl/Polaris/Newscom) On Sunday, the Russian New Year’s Eve (in the old-style Julian calendar), tens of thousands of Muscovites poured into the city center to protest the new law banning adoption […]

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Gambling Taxpayer Money on a High-Speed Train to Vegas

Even as the President and Congress have again failed to deal with the genuine fiscal threats facing the nation, the Department of Transportation (DOT) is considering gambling $5.5 billion in taxpayer funds on a high-speed train to Las Vegas. The loan could be approved under the Federal Railroad Administration’s Railroad Rehabilitation and Improvement Financing (RRIF) […]

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Michigan Right-to-Work Law: How to Fight for the Freedom to Work

Face to Face Photography Last month, a special session of the Michigan legislature passed and Governor Rick Snyder (R–MI) signed right-to-work legislation, which outlaws compulsory union membership. “This simply means that workers will no longer be forced to join a union,” noted Ed Feulner, president of The Heritage Foundation, at the time. “They will still […]

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Another Study Confirms: Head Start Doesn’t Work

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) just released its latest batch of Head Start data, revealing, once again, that its students are receiving far less than a “head start.” The study, which was finally released the weekend before Christmas after more than a year’s delay, examines the third-grade outcomes of two groups of […]

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Get Poland Out of the Waiting Room and into the Visa Waiver Program

Last week, Heritage and The Wall Street Journal released the latest edition of the Index of Economic Freedom. Among its top performers is Poland, up seven spots in the global rankings. Poland’s economy is the only one in Europe that has expanded every year over the past two decades. In fact, Poland has become one […]

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Zero Dark Thirty: Hollywood Hunts Bin Laden

Zero dark thirty seemed like time the movie finally ended. The long-awaited film that chronicles how the CIA tracked down the mastermind of 9/11 opened in Washington this weekend. The Oscar-nominated movie seemed as long as waiting for it to come to D.C., covering more than a decade from the collapse of the Twin Towers […]

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The Giglio Smear: When Faith Is Called Bigotry

Pastor Louie Giglio, whose Passion Movement has raised millions of dollars toward ending sex trafficking, removed himself from offering the benediction at President Obama’s second inauguration after previous statements on biblical sexual ethics came to light. On January 9, the liberal political blog Think Progress brought attention to a sermon from the 1990s in which […]

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Generation Y: A Taste of What Is To Come for Generation Debt

Moment/ZUMA Press/Newscom You may be wondering whether anyone, after all, went over the fiscal cliff at the end of December. News reports about Congress’s last-second legislation certainly conveyed the impression that everyone stepped away from that fateful edge. However, if you are under the age of 35, that rushing sound you hear right now is […]

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