Toward a More Civil Union on Marriage

A vandalized Chick-fil-A store in Torrance, California (credit: Reuters) Yesterday’s shooting at the Washington, D.C., headquarters of the Family Research Council (FRC) stunned the nation. FRC’s long-time security guard, Leo Johnson, was shot in the arm by a gunman carrying a box of ammunition in his backpack trying to gain access to the building. Law […]

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Can Asia’s Biggest, Baddest Economy Conquer the U.S.?

China (GDP: $5.9 trillion) overtook Japan ($5.5 trillion) as Asia’s largest economy in 2010. Despite its rapid growth and much larger population, however, China’s economy still remains less than half the size of the U.S. ($14.6 trillion). Recent reports indicate that China’s economy has been showing signs of slowing, further extending the U.S.’s position as […]

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The Bill Clinton Surplus Myth

By Craig Steiner Time and time again, anyone reading the mainstream news or reading articles on the Internet will read the claim that President Clinton not only balanced the budget, but had a surplus. This is then used as an argument to further highlight the fiscal irresponsibility of the federal government under the Bush administration. […]

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Judge tosses lawsuit over FBI surveillance of California mosques

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – A federal judge on Tuesday dismissed a lawsuit where Muslims were claiming that the FBI violated civil liberties by sending an informant into several California mosques to spy on U.S. Muslims and links to Islamic terrorism. The judge said the ruling was needed and that allowing the case to proceed would risk disclosure of government secrets and […]

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Fareed Zakaria’s Poverty of Ideas

Globe-trotting journalist Fareed Zakaria is on suspension from his posts at CNN and TIME magazine after he admitted to plagiarizing sections of a column on gun control. But the physical plagiarism isn’t the real problem with Zakaria’s work. He could have solved that with some quotation marks and a hyperlink. What should be a larger […]

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Administration’s DREAMer Policies Fail to Solve the Nation’s Immigration Challenges

Today, the Obama Administration’s policy of deferred action for so-called DREAMers goes into effect. The policy, announced by President Obama on June 15, will allow as many as 1.7 million illegal immigrants who were brought to the U.S. as youths to apply to stay in the U.S. for two years without facing deportation. While praised […]

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Heritage Intern Award Winners: A “Path to Prosperity” for Our Generation

Each semester, we bring together more than 60 young leaders from across the country to participate in our internship program in D.C. They are given the opportunity of practical experience working on policy research, marketing, and business, and training in communication skills like blogging and public speaking. They learn about America’s founding principles while visiting important […]

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Rural Utilities Create Zero Jobs Despite $47 Million in Stimulus Funding

A stimulus program designed to create jobs by funding rural utility projects has created only about 12% of the jobs projected at the outset of the program in a sample of towns recently examined by the Agriculture Department’s Inspector General. The IG examined 22 local utilities and government agencies to receive stimulus money. The Rural Utilities […]

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Ex-Im Bank Makes $2 Billion Loan for South Africa Green-Energy Projects

The U.S. Export-Import Bank inked a $2 billion clean-energy loan offer with South Africa to help fund the country’s green-energy push and drum up sales for America’s renewable industry, according to an announcement made last week. The 18-year loans will target wind, solar and thermal power in particular, said Fred Hochberg, Ex-Im chairman and president. […]

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