Georgian Elections: The Nation’s Ultimate Test

BAKU, Azerbaijan — Georgia’s governing United National Movement (UNM), led by President Mikheil Saakashvili, and the opposition Georgian Dream coalition, led by the billionaire Bidzina Ivanishvili, both claimed victory in the country’s parliamentary elections. Violence—somewhat of a political tradition—is so far absent. Saakashvili already admitted that the opposition had won a majority of the party […]

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What Does the Obama Administration Have Against Cheap Vegetables?

The Obama Administration’s Commerce Department recently took a preliminary position in favor of ending a 16-year-old trade agreement governing tomatoes imported from Mexico. The Florida Tomato Exchange asked the Administration to end the agreement because it doesn’t want to compete with low-priced tomatoes grown in Mexico. This announcement took Mexico by surprise, and both advocates […]

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UNSURVIVABLE: Obama’s Quest to a Thermonuclear War

As we watch in horror as the middle east is handed over to radical barbarians, all with the assistance of the United States with Obama in the drivers seat.   Thermonuclear warheads are being installed by Obama surrounding Asia and Russia, as they grow more uncomfortable the situation becomes all the more urgent. To understand the severity of the situation, […]

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Medicare Roundup: Setting the Record Straight

In recent weeks, liberal politicians, editorialists, and policy analysts have vigorously attacked reform of Medicare based on a defined contribution financing. In fact, this approach to reforming Medicare has a long bipartisan tradition, going back to the 1980s and Representatives Richard Gephardt (D–MO) and David Stockman (R–MI). In fact, much of this criticism is distorted, […]

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Chart of the Week: Obamacare’s Barrage of Tax Hikes Coming in 2013

The first presidential debate takes place in Denver on Wednesday with a focus on domestic issues, including President Obama’s unpopular health-care law. Obamacare imposes numerous tax increases on Americans, totaling more than $500 billion over a 10-year period. According to Heritage’s analysis, these higher tax rates on income and investment threaten to slow economic growth. […]

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Q&A: “Won’t Back Down” Producer Brings School Choice to Big Screen

The movie “Won’t Back Down” opened yesterday in more than 2,500 theaters across America. The film brings to the big screen the highly charged issue of education reform by showcasing how two committed parents take on the establishment. With a cast of stars, including Maggie Gyllenhaal and Viola Davis, the movie has already prompted protests […]

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Distinctly Different Approaches at the U.N.: Obama and Netanyahu on Iran

A nuclear-armed Iran was a key topic of discussion at the U.N. General Assembly this week, including speeches by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Barack Obama. While both leaders agreed that “a nuclear-armed Iran is not a challenge that can be contained,” there are key differences in approaching this issue. The following statements […]

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As Spain and Greece Burn, Estonia Offers a Lesson

A fire bomb explodes behind a riot police squad on September 26 in Athens, Greece, during clashes with demonstrators. (Photo: AFP) Over the past few days, new strikes and riots have convulsed Greece and Spain. Conventional wisdom (including from economist Paul Krugman) suggests that cuts in government spending—often described as “austerity”—are a primary cause of […]

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