TSA Has Its Security Priorities in the Wrong Place

There is absolutely nothing wrong with full-body scanners. In fact, the more we innovate and introduce new security technologies, the more we can stay one step ahead of terrorists. But there are major problems with the way the Department of Homeland Security, through the Transportation Security Administration, is handling security at airports. Requiring more and […]

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A Brief History of Earmarks

Some in Washington seem to believe that the way our nation currently funds infrastructure projects is the only way. For example,  Rep. Jack Kingston (R-GA) told Politico: Let’s look at transportation. How do you handle that without earmarks, since that’s a heavily earmarked bill? How do you handle a Corps of Engineers project? I think, […]

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24 Signs That All Of U.S.A Is Turning Into Detroit

For years, people have been laughing at the horrific economic decline of Detroit. Well, guess what? The same thing that happened to Detroit is now happening to dozens of other communities across the United States. From coast to coast there are formerly great manufacturing cities that have turned into rotting, post-industrial war zones. In particular, […]

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Are Visas for India’s High Tech Companies Congress’ New Cash Cow?

Republicans and Democrats can always agree on spending more money. Their default position is usually not to cover costs.  But if they must, there’s one sure-fire political no-brainer: make foreigners pay.  After all, they can’t vote.  Next year, as Congress begins to take a closer – perhaps serious – look at the budget deficit, foreigners […]

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China Rides to the Euro’s Rescue

American Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was reported to have remarked that it was difficult to negotiate with one’s banker in reference to America’s relationship with China. A large chunk of China’s $3,000,000,000,000 of reserves is in dollars. America’s huge indebtedness provides China with an advantage in negotiations with the United States. Of course, the […]

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Democracy Building in Interesting Times

The Heritage Foundation, in partnership with the Taiwan Foundation for Democracy and Taiwan’s Institute for National Policy Research, are organizing a full day public conference in Taipei on January 10 entitled “Democracy Building in Interesting Times.” The conference, co-hosted by Heritage Foundation President Edwin J. Feulner, is intended to give folks in Asia who are […]

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Democracy Debates, Dictators Decree: Chavez’s Dictatorial Ambition and a Slap in the U.S. Face

Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez continues his march to authoritarianism. In an effort to bolster the already excessive power of the executive, Chavez received authority to govern by decree until mid-2012 from a lame duck legislative national assembly controlled by Chavez loyalists. This action comes on the eve of a January handoff to a new legislative body […]

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