Paul Solman interviews author Charles Murray about his book "Coming Apart" at a local diner near Murray's hometown of Burkittsville, Md.

Quiz: How Thick Is Your Bubble?

Bestselling author Charles Murray visits Heritage next week to discuss his latest work, “Coming Apart: The State of White America, 1960-2010.” The book explores cultural trends, particularly the new upper class and new lower class in the United States. Murray believes these changes — including the increasing divergence between the top and bottom of white […]

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Netanyahu and Obama

Israelis Suspect Obama Media Leaks to Prevent Strike on Iran

By Alexander Marquardt JERUSALEM – Two reports today about Iran’s nuclear program and the possibility of an Israeli military strike have analysts in Israel accusing the Obama administration leaking information to pressure Israel not to bomb Iran and for Iran to reach a compromise in upcoming nuclear talks. The first report in Foreign Policy quotes […]

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What Connecticut Can Learn from the Sunshine State

In Connecticut, Commissioner of Education Stefan Pryor believes drastic measures are needed to improve the state’s education system:  Our state has the dubious distinction of having the largest achievement gap in the nation. This situation cannot be remedied through patient rationalization and modest tinkering. Instead, we must get involved—immediately and vigorously—in the places where students’ […]

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Supreme Court

Day 3 at the Court – Severability and Coercive Medicaid Conditions

The Court’s morning session concentrated on whether, if the individual mandate is held unconstitutional (as looks increasingly likely after yesterday’s argument), it can be cleanly severed from the rest of ObamaCare, and if not, what other portions of the act must the Court strike down with it. The Court’s afternoon session focused on whether Congress’s […]

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Dennis Kucinich, Lefty for Radical Islam

by Daniel Pipes Investigative Project on Terrorism March 26, 2012 Keith Ellison and Andre Carson receive considerable attention as the first two Muslims to serve in the U.S. Congress. The novelty of their presence, however, should not obscure the fact that Congress includes other representatives, invariably on the left wing of the Democratic party, who […]

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Don’t Downsize U.S. Forces in Northeast Asia

President Obama’s much-vaunted “Asia Pivot” provides a much-needed emphasis on a region that is critical to U.S. national interests. But the strategy is undercut by shortcomings in how—or whether—it will be implemented. Speak Boldly but Carry an Increasingly Smaller Stick Last November, President Obama resolutely promised that the U.S. “will be strengthening our presence in […]

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Federal Flight Deck Officer Program: A Critical Safety Net for Aviation Security

The Federal Flight Deck Officer (FFDO) program, for less than $15 a flight, certifies firearms-trained volunteer pilots as a last line of defense against would-be hijackers and terrorists. On March 23, Heritage’s James Carafano hosted an event with a panel of pilots and Representative Chip Cravaack (R–MN) to discuss this important program. Unfortunately, the Department […]

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Hillary Clinton

Clinton Decides to Resume Military Aid to Egypt

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will open the way to resuming $1.3 billion in annual military aid to Egypt, AFP reported on Thursday. The funds had been suspended over human rights concerns, the report noted. “Tomorrow, Secretary Clinton will certify that Egypt is meeting its obligations under its peace treaty with Israel,” AFP quoted […]

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