Conservative Chileans Appreciated Margaret Thatcher

Newscom The death of Margaret Thatcher received extensive media coverage in Chile, proving that the “Dama de Hierro” (“Iron Lady”) is still capable of stirring powerful emotions among Chileans—of irritation among her opponents and admiration from her supporters. Her passing occurred while Heritage economic experts were in Santiago to present results for Chile in the […]

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HUD Launches ‘Fair Housing’ Ads, Cites ‘Religious Discrimination’ of Muslims, ‘Neighborhoods With Mosques’

(CNSNews.com) – The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is launching an advertising campaign to “educate the public” about housing discrimination, saying there is a “persistence of discrimination based on religion.” The public service announcement campaign will feature television, radio and print ads in English, Spanish, and Chinese around the theme “Fair Housing […]

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Trade Agreements Can Advance Economic Freedom

Kenichiro Seki/ZUMA Press/Newscom The United States is currently engaged in Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade negotiations designed to reduce barriers to international trade and investment. The latest text from these negotiations shows how trade agreements, if properly designed and implemented, help advance economic freedom around the world. Among other things, the draft text calls for: No […]

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Energy Secretary Nominee Faces Tough Natural Gas Decision

Rick Friedman/Polaris/Newscom If confirmed as the next Department of Energy (DOE) Secretary, Dr. Ernest Moniz will take over an agency that has increasingly injected itself into making investment decisions with taxpayer money that would be more efficiently made by the private sector. The Heritage Foundation disagrees with many of the policy recommendations Dr. Moniz has […]

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New GAO Report on Weapons Acquisitions Fundamentally Skewed

Newscom On March 28, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) released its annual assessment of the performance of the Department of Defense (DOD) in purchasing specific new weapons in a cost-efficient manner and reducing the overall cost to the taxpayers of a wide variety of weapons purchases. This year’s assessment was generally more positive regarding the […]

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