Senate Investigation Slams Pentagon on Fort Hood

The Senate Homeland Security Committee headed by Senators Joe Lieberman and Susan Collins issued a report claiming that the Fort Hood massacre could have been prevented had the military authorities acted on the information that they possessed.  A combination of bureaucratic sloth and political correctness prevented the proper measures. While the report came down on […]

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House and Senate Cloakroom Report: February 7th-11th

Analysis provided by Heritage Action for America House Cloakroom Report: February 7th – 11th Analysis: The House returns from their district work period week to discuss a variety of issues. Deliberations will begin on the Continuing Resolution package under the guidelines that the House Budget Committeeunveiled last week and what spending cuts will need to be made. […]

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Property Rights: Key to Generating Wealth and Stability

“Confronting Egypt is a festering economic crisis that threatens to shatter that nation’s [already] fragile social peace and alter political orientation. For too many years Cairo has postponed sorely needed structural economic reforms.” These words are a somber assessment given to Egypt’s lack of institutional reform by The Heritage Foundation 25 years ago. Echoing a […]

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Democracy and Economic Freedom: An Unbeatable Combination for the Middle East

Democracy is the best way we know to choose leaders. Where individuals offering alternative visions or policies compete fairly and honestly for leadership, governments are regularly refreshed and cleansed of corruption. And of course, true democracy is about much more than elections. It involves the rule of law, political pluralism, and respect for civil rights. […]

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CIFTA: Treaty Without a Purpose

The Organization of American States (OAS) is an enthusiastic backer of its CIFTA treaty, the Spanish-language abbreviation for the Inter-American Convention Against the Illicit Manufacturing of and Trafficking in Firearms, Ammunition, Explosives, and Other Related Materials. President Clinton signed CIFTA in 1997, but it has not been ratified by the Senate. That is fortunate, for […]

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Israel Denies Sending Riot Gear to Egypt

Israel has denied an Al Jazeera report that Egypt had requested Israel to send riot-dispersal gear and that two airplanes had landed in Cairo with the equipment. Israel’s Foreign Ministry on Monday denied both that Egypt had made the request and that Israel had sent the equipment. Some 250,000 protesters gathered Monday in Tahrir Square […]

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