Hating Ourselves to Death

Elizabeth Scalia– A few years ago I had occasion to spend a few days in Vienna. The beautiful city of museums and music remains a favorite but a forlorn one; its charming avenues and architecture and nightly concerts could not fully distract from the sleepy sense of diminishment that hung over the city, like the […]

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Greece: Wall to be built along Turkish border

Minister says country can’t take in anymore illegal immigrants; says barrier will be similar to wall built on US-Mexico border. Greece announced that it plans to build a wall along its border with Turkey to keep out illegal migrants, according to news reports Saturday. Citizen Protection Minister Christos Papoutsis said “Greek society has reached its […]

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Top Ten Side Effects of 2010

Within days of Obamacare’s passage, The Heritage Foundation began documenting all of the ill Side Effects the new law was inflicting on our country. It has been The Foundry’s most popular feature by far. The Side Effects index page is the third highest trafficked page on the blog. Continuing our Top Ten in 2010 series, […]

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Side Effects: Ball Drop Brings Bad News for Consumer-Driven Health Plan Users

This year, as the clock strikes twelve on New Year’s Eve, Americans who depend on health savings accounts (HSAs) to make medical expenditures more affordable will experience first-hand yet another adverse side effect of Obamacare.  Starting in 2011, American families will no longer be able to use HSAs to purchase over-the-counter drugs, such as cough […]

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The Education Year in Review – 2010

As we enter a new year, education reformers will look back on 2010 as the year when education in the United States began to return its focus to the needs of students instead of to the demands of adults. During this past year, public attention to the barriers of educational opportunity created by special interests […]

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Profiling Works – Profile Muslims or Die

Here is how our present airline security measures have worked and failed, and will progress in the future: 1. We are required to remove footwear because of the failed Muslim shoe bomber Richard Reid. 2 We are severely limited to bringing liquids on planes because of multiple, failed Muslim attempts at destroying airliners. Civilians don’t […]

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Science: Another Ice Age?

From Time Magazine 1974: In Africa, drought continues for the sixth consecutive year, adding terribly to the toll of famine victims. During 1972 record rains in parts of the U.S., Pakistan and Japan caused some of the worst flooding in centuries. In Canada’s wheat belt, a particularly chilly and rainy spring has delayed planting and […]

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Islamic Terror? This is Worse!

A new threat is emerging – or re-emerging – that moves terror beyond even what has been created by blood-thirsty radical Islamists who want a worldwide caliphate under control of the Shariah and the Qu’ran, says a report from Joseph Farah’s G2 Bulletin. The new multi-national threat comes from Muslims who want a stateless society […]

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