Bloody Day in Libya but Bahrain Permits Retaking of Main Square; Blow to War on Terrorism

The mass protests sweeping the Arab world continued Saturday with demonstrations in Yemen, Libya and Bahrain. In the latter two countries thousands took to the streets to mourn protesters killed in clashes with police earlier in the week. In Bahrain, crown prince Salman kept the military out of  the Pearl Roundabout in the capital city of Manama, […]

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Israeli Derby Missile to Arm New Indian Fighter

India’s new Tejas fighter will be armed with Israel’s Derby missile, according to Indian website LiveMint. The Derby is medium-range active-radar seeker air-to-air missile, that can hit targets at about 50 km. away. Missiles that can achieve this range are known by the acronym BVR – beyond visual range. A contract for supplying the Derby […]

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VIDEO: Myths vs. Facts of the Wisconsin Union Protest

MADISON, Wis. — The fight in Wisconsin’s capital is marked by a fundamental disagreement over Gov. Scott Walker’s budget proposal. Protesters claim it’s a blatant assault on labor unions, while the governor’s supporters say it’s about government spending, plain and simple. The Heritage Foundation sent a team to Wisconsin to report on the action. Our […]

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Erekat: Media’s Favorite Liar Resigns

Erekat: Media’s Favorite Liar Resigns What is the media going to do now that its favorite go-to-guy is no longer the Palestinian Authority’s most visible spokesperson? Chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat has resigned as a result of the leak of the so-called Palestinian Papers to the media. Referring to Al-Jazeera’s role in the Palileaks saga, […]

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F.D.R. Warned Us

“It is impossible to bargain collectively with the government.” That wasn’t Newt Gingrich, or Ron Paul, or Ronald Reagan talking. That was George Meany — the former President of the AFL-CIO — in 1955. Government unions are unremarkable today, but the labor movement once thought the idea absurd. The founders of the labor movement viewed […]

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Conscience Regulations: HHS Stops (Just) Short of Rescission

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued its long-awaited decision today on rescinding conscience regulations to protect health care providers from having to engage in medical procedures to which they object on religious or moral grounds. Because a real concern existed that the Obama Administration might repeal these 2008 regulations outright, the […]

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No Celebration on Stimulus Anniversary

Today marked the two-year anniversary of President Obama’s economic stimulus law. But based on the reaction from Capitol Hill, there was little reason to celebrate. Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) held a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing Wednesday morning with Heritage’s J.D. Foster, George Mason University economics professor Russell Roberts, and Stanford University economics […]

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No Freedom Without a Backbone

A government that sacrifices the long-term security of its own people in a vain attempt to appease its enemies of today cannot be said to protect either liberty or security. In his speech at 2011 CPAC, former Governor Tim Pawlenty (R–MN) repeatedly underlined this point. His comments were a strong reminder that we will “never, […]

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