I’m Just a Bill, Yes, I’m Only a Bill: The Constitutional Way to Make Laws

Under the Progressive notion of a “living” Constitution, almost every aspect of the Constitution has been subject to reinterpretation.  One section that would seem to defy a new interpretation, however, is Article I, Section 7, Clause 2 – or the “Presentment Clause” – which clearly outlines the process by which a bill becomes a law. […]

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Podcast: Unrest in Egypt

President Hosni Mubarak continues facing enormous pressure to step down from power. As rioting continues, a host of otherwise disparate interest groups unite in their opposition to the president. With U.S. and Middle East geopolitics contingent upon what happens in Egypt, in a recent podcast Heritage expert Jim Carafano gives his insight as to what […]

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U.S. and Russia Compete for Brazil’s Future Air Force

As a rising international power, Brazil under President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva outlined a comprehensive national defense plan aimed at controlling and defending national territory, extending its maritime reach, and developing cutting-edge defense technology. The plan calls for reorganization of the army, air and space capabilities to cover Brazil’s extensive territory (including the Amazon), […]

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More Carter Redux in the Middle East

From the outset of the Obama presidency and the emergence of the Obama Doctrine, the similarities between this Administration and that of Jimmy Carter have been striking. Like Obama, Carter trumpeted soft power and international institutions as the means to solve the most perplexing foreign policy problems. The programs of both Presidents hinged on the […]

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Obama Doctrine is Failing in the Middle East

The Middle East was meant to be the crowning achievement of the Obama Doctrine. Once in the White House, President Obama focused laser-like on a “charm offensive” with Iran. When voices rose against the regime in Tehran in the wake of a disputed national election, Obama offered virtually no support for the cries for freedom. […]

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National School Choice Week: Why It Was a Success

Like high school or college graduation, the end of National School Choice Week marks the commencement of a nationwide push for parental control over education. All across America, parents and state and local leaders are pushing to increase the number of quality educational options available to children. In Indiana, Governor Mitch Daniels is supporting a […]

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Defense Spending: What Would Reagan Do?

In his State of the Union address to Congress, President Obama acknowledged the problems of massive deficit spending and mounting debt and offered a general plan that he said would restore fiscal health. It includes cuts to the defense budget. With two ongoing wars, numerous asymmetrical threats to our security, and the depleted state of […]

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