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  • The Heritage Hate Panel Features Two Leading Islamophobes (Unbelievable!)

    The controversial panel included two of America’s leading Islamophobes. Could you imagine a panel on Jewish issues featuring Mel Gibson?Why has hate become a part of mainstream conservatism? We saw an example of this Monday at The Heritage Foundation, a one-time quasi-respected conservative think tank. It appears that those days are gone, as Heritage has now become a platform for people denounced by the Anti-Defamation League and the Southern Poverty Law Center for their hate-filled rhetoric. So what happened Monday? You may have read Dana Milbank’s column in The Washington Post about the panel—on the “unanswered questions” around Benghazi—that turned...
  • Friends Don’t Let Friends Read Dana Milbank (Epic Journalism Malpractice)

    06/17/2014 1:14:27 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 10 replies
    The Federalist ^ | June 17, 2014 | Mollie Hemingway
    Dana Milbank is a columnist for the Washington Post who serially exaggerates or distorts what he writes about. It’s just what he does. This has been established so many times by so many people that it’s disappointing to see he is still given prominent perch in his paper and that people who made it past their sophomore year in high school take him seriously. My contribution to the cataloguing of his hackery is “Dana Milbank Is Incoherent On Marriage,” which shows how he just made stuff up when covering a panel of women at the Heritage Foundation. Last night he...
  • The Heritage Foundation launches The Daily Signal news platform

    06/03/2014 6:13:22 AM PDT · by BuckeyeTexan · 31 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | 06/03/2014
    We know you’re busy. And we’re quite certain you care deeply about the future of our country. We care, too. We care about your communities, your families, and how Washington’s decisions are going to impact you. More and more people are grabbing bites of news from mobile devices on the go – and they need a place where they can find digestible, trusted news on the most important policy debate of the day. That’s why the Heritage Foundation team created a digital-first, multimedia news platform called The Daily Signal. The Daily Signal provides policy and political news as well as...
  • The Daily Signal: A New Platform to Bring You Policy News and Insight

    05/09/2014 5:10:25 PM PDT · by kingattax · 2 replies
    The Foundry ^ | May 9, 2014 | Geoffrey Lysaught and Rob Bluey
    We know you’re busy. And we’re quite certain you care deeply about the future of our country. We care, too. We care about your communities, your families, and how Washington’s decisions are going to impact you. More and more people are grabbing bites of news from mobile devices on the go – and they need a place where they can find digestible, trusted news on the most important policy debate of the day. That’s why the Heritage Foundation team is excited to announce that we’re creating a digital-first, multimedia news platform. After months of planning, on June 3 we will...
  • WATCH: Sen. Ted Cruz at Heritage’s Resource Bank

    03/29/2014 2:19:20 AM PDT · by iowamark · 3 replies
    Heritage Foundation ^ | March 28 2014 | Ted Cruz
    NEW ORLEANS — Few senators have sparked more excitement and debate in their first year in Washington as Sen. Ted Cruz. Today, the Texas Republican delivers the closing address at The Heritage Foundation’s Resource Bank meeting. The Foundry will broadcast Cruz’s speech live at approximately 12:45 p.m. ET. Outside of Washington, Cruz is perhaps best known for his efforts to stop Obamacare before implementation began last fall. In recent months, he’s been an vocal supporter of conservative principles on a range of issues. Just this week, Cruz filed the American Energy Renaissance Act, legislation he’s sponsoring with Rep. Jim Bridenstine...
  • Is Jim DeMint the Most Hated Man in Washington? (GOP-E Hit Piece)

    03/04/2014 2:27:18 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 13 replies
    Politico ^ | March 3, 2014 | Pema Levy
    Machiavelli’s famous advice to politicians is that it is better to be feared than loved. Less often quoted is an equally valuable admonition: avoid being hated. Jim DeMint, the former senator-turned-Tea Party leader at the helm of the Heritage Foundation, never tried to win the love of the Republican establishment. He did, however, succeed over the past several years, first as the junior senator from South Carolina and since last year, as head of the GOP’s most prominent think tank, at being feared by his fellow Republicans. But now he finds himself in the position of being merely despised. Read...
  • Education Savings Saves Students

    02/11/2014 7:21:33 AM PST · by Academiadotorg
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | February 10, 2014 | Spencer Irvine
    Education savings accounts, or ESA’s, are like scholarships, where 90% of what the state would pay per student would be given to parents in a bank account-like program. The parents can use the additional funds to pay for private school tuition or other education expenses, which in Arizona amounted to about $3,000 per pupil. The program was initially started as one to help special needs students, but was expanded to adopted children, children of military families and students from failing public schools. The Heritage Foundation’s recent panel, “Education Savings Accounts: The Future of School Choice,” featured a panel discussion of...
  • Conservatives lay out vision for the future

    02/11/2014 1:49:53 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife
    The Hill ^ | February 10, 2014 | Russell Berman
    While Heritage has drawn the ire of Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) for its frequent opposition to leadership proposals, the presenters largely ignored the party leaders. Instead, the lawmakers who took the stage on Monday went out of their way to align themselves with the increasingly controversial organization. “When you’re working with the Heritage Foundation, I’ll bet on that team every time,” Jordan said, calling it “the greatest policy think tank in the whole wide world.”Conservatives on Monday offered a vision of a nation without ObamaCare, Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac, and with the federal government offloading authority over a broad...
  • No, The Heritage Foundation Is Not Shifting On Immigration

    01/23/2014 12:12:06 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 11 replies
    TownHall ^ | 1/23/14 | Conn Carroll
    Ever since The Heritage Foundation announced it was hiring Stephen Moore to be the think tank's chief economist, there have been rumblings on the left hoping that the new hire signaled a coming policy change on immigration. For example, Talking Points Memo's Dylan Scott reports: Outsider observers in the conservative sphere were emphatic: Moore's hiring could be a turning point for Heritage, both in general and particularly on immigration, this Congress's best shot -- however remote -- to leave a meaningful legislative mark. Alex Nowrasteh, immigration policy analyst at the Cato Institute, the libertarian think tank, who has called the...
  • Heritage performs triage

    01/21/2014 10:13:44 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 33 replies
    Wash Post ^ | 1/21/14 | Jennifer Rubin
    The Heritage Foundation of late has been subsumed to the bare-knuckle Heritage Action, the result being a diminution in the influence and intellectual integrity of the foundation. It is therefore cause for conservative celebration that Wall Street editorial board member Stephen Moore is being brought in as the foundation’s chief economist. Moore is pro-growth, pro-immigration — a cheery conservative warrior. If allowed free rein — and I can’t believe he would have taken the job unless he was assured of intellectual freedom — he has the ability to restore Heritage Foundation’s luster and to help introduce the far right to...
  • WSJ’s Stephen Moore to Join Heritage as Chief Economist (Jim DeMint hires Amnesty Pimp...)

    01/21/2014 9:23:53 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 72 replies
    Heritage Foundation ^ | 1/21/14 | Rob Bluey
    <p>Stephen Moore, a member of the Wall Street Journal’s editorial board and founder of the Club for Growth, is returning to The Heritage Foundation as chief economist.</p> <p>Now, with immigration reform likely to be debated in Congress again this year, Moore said he welcomed the opportunity to work on the issue at Heritage. Jim DeMint and I may not agree on everything about immigration, but what Jim wants me and others to do is develop a pro-growth immigration policy for the country. I don’t want Heritage to be viewed as anti-immigration. We all know immigration is vitally important to our economy. Our goal will be to develop an immigration policy that’s in the best interest of America, our economy, and allows the United States to get the best and brightest people to come here.</p>
  • Housing Finance Reform, Corker-Warner and the Bermuda Triangle

    11/15/2013 1:26:44 PM PST · by whitedog57 · 2 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 11/15/2013 | Anthony B. Sanders
    I attended an excellent panel discussion at the Heritage Foundation in Washington D.C. today on GSE (housing) reform. The speakers were Mark Calabria (Cato), Alex Pollock (AEI), Arnold Kling (former Freddie Mac employee) and Josh Rosner (Graham-Fisher). All speakers agreed that the government guarantee should be eliminated on residential mortgages. Essentially, the US over invests in housing to the detriment of other aspects of the economy. Sure, we got a bubble in house prices and homeownership, but we also neglected building factories and the rest of the economy (choosing instead to import goods from abroad). Here is the result of...
  • Senator Suggests Heritage Foundation Has Grown Too Extreme (More on Orrin Hatch's MSNBC meltdown)

    10/18/2013 5:19:05 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 46 replies
    NY Times ^ | 10/18/13 | ERIC LIPTON
    -snip- “Heritage used to be the conservative organization helping Republicans,” Senator Orrin G. Hatch, Republican of Utah, himself a longtime conservative leader in Washington, said Thursday in an interview on MSNBC. “There’s a real question on the minds of many Republicans now — and I’m not just thinking for myself, for a lot of people — is Heritage going to go so political that it really doesn’t amount to anything anymore? I hope not.” -snip- Dan Holler, a spokesman for Heritage Action, said Thursday that Mr. Hatch’s criticism is unfounded and in fact, he answered his own question about the...
  • Influential Heritage group urges U.S. House to kill fiscal bill

    10/15/2013 5:13:11 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 8 replies
    Reuters ^ | October 15, 2013 | By Richard Cowan
    Heritage Action For America, an influential conservative group, on Tuesday urged House Republicans to vote against their leaders' latest bill to fund the government and raise U.S. borrowing authority. The private group said that the legislation, which was scheduled to be voted on late on Tuesday, fails to "stop Obamacare's massive new entitlements from taking root." The group is warning lawmakers that it will look at their positions on this legislation in considering whether to encourage candidates to run against them in Republican primary campaigns next year.
  • For the GOP, rightward ho!

    10/13/2013 8:03:11 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 17 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | October 13, 2013 | By Doyle McManus
    The Republican Party is at war with itself. It's divided over how best to shrink the federal budget and how to undo President Obama's healthcare law. Behind the GOP crackup over the government shutdown lies a much bigger battle for control of the party. And the most important actors aren't Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and the tea party members of the House who brought us the government shutdown. The party rift's chief driver is a constellation of hard-line conservative fundraising groups, led in part by a former senator most Americans couldn't pick out of a lineup, Jim DeMint of South...
  • Defunding Obamacare would defund Obamacare; but NOT DEFUNDING Obamacare is not FUNDING Obamacare

    09/23/2013 11:16:53 AM PDT · by BuckeyeTexan · 63 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 09/23/2013 | Timothy P. Carney
    A slew of recent articles (Bloomberg, Washington Post, National Journal) explaining the effort to defund Obamacare have all pointed out an important fact: A government shutdown wouldn't defund Obamacare. But these articles have all glossed over another important fact: Defunding Obamacare would defund Obamacare. The bill to keep the government fully funded after Sept. 30 is called the "continuing resolution" or CR. If Congress fails to pass a CR by Sept. 30, then we get a "government shutdown." But, of course, many government functions will keep operating, just not most of those functions that require annual appropriations. Guess what doesn't...
  • Heritage Action opposes Syrian strike

    09/05/2013 2:21:26 PM PDT · by Kaosinla · 9 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/04/13 | Jonathan Easley
    Heritage Action on Wednesday said it opposes a military strike against Syria, a position that will put pressure on Republicans to block President Obama’s request. The group said Tuesday’s Senate hearing made it clear there was no vital U.S. interest at stake. “Further, there is not a clear, achievable, realistic purpose to the use of force being contemplated by the Obama administration and officials offered little evidence such action would prevent further abuses,” the group said in a statement.
  • Heritage Foundation Banned from GOP Planning Meetings

    08/30/2013 7:51:42 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 77 replies
    Newsmax ^ | August 29, 2013 | Lisa Barron
    Conservative GOP lawmakers have taken steps to diminish the influence of the Heritage Foundation, barring the conservative think tank's employees from participating in planning meetings. House Republican Study Committee Chairman Steve Scalise informed Heritage officials last month that they would no longer be welcome at the group's weekly gatherings, a decision that ended a decades-long working relationship, reports The National Journal.
  • Push to defund ObamaCare big test for DeMint at Heritage and rest of Republicans

    08/24/2013 2:16:58 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 28 replies
    FOX News ^ | Aug 24, 2013 | By Joseph Weber
    South Carolina Republican Sen. Jim DeMint unexpectedly quit Congress this winter, saying essentially that he could better advance the conservative cause as president of the Heritage Foundation think tank than in Congress. Roughly eight months later, DeMint has no doubt pressed Congress, and House Republicans in particular, to take a conservative stance on such issues as the Farm Bill and President Obama’s health care law. Heritage and DeMint won at least a partial victory on the recent Farm Bill vote, getting the House to split funding for food stamps from the rest of the bill but saying more reform is...
  • Jim DeMint urges Americans to support effort to "defund Obamacare"

    08/10/2013 4:41:01 PM PDT · by txrangerette · 5 replies
    Video at link
  • How to Limit Government in the Age of Obama

    06/26/2013 9:42:51 AM PDT · by iowamark · 9 replies
    Heritage Foundation ^ | June 25, 2013 | Joseph Postell, Ph.D., Robert E. Moffit, Ph.D. and Todd F. Gaziano
    AbstractIn spite of the outcome of the 2012 election, conservatives need not abandon their core project to restore limited constitutional government. Even in the age of Obama, there are still three major concrete avenues to push back against unlimited government: Congress, the courts, and the states. In Washington, Congress can use the legislative power to starve the administrative state and rein in some of its excesses. In the courts, litigants can seek judgments against the Environmental Protection Agency, the Department of Health and Human Services, and other agencies as a way to push back against unlimited government. And beyond...
  • Congress Is Trying to Fool You on Immigration

    06/19/2013 8:24:02 AM PDT · by iowamark · 14 replies
    Heritage Foundation ^ | June 19, 2013 | Amy Payne
    Congress is trying to fool you.Here’s how they do business. A piece of legislation is going to cost trillions of dollars, but Members of Congress don’t want the public to see that. Instead, they have the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) look at the bill for just the first 10 years—and they move any costly items off into the future on purpose.They did it with Obamacare—saved the budget bombshells for later. Now they’re trying to do it with immigration.Yesterday, the CBO released its score of the Gang of Eight’s immigration bill. Heritage experts are still analyzing the full report, but a...
  • Americans Forget The Meaning of Memorial Day!

    06/01/2013 10:17:17 PM PDT · by imardmd1 · 18 replies
    Youtube ^ | May 26, 2013 | Mark Dice
    Many Americans don't even know the meaning of Memorial Day, and some don't even care! Have a look. Mark Dice talks with beach goers in San Diego about this important holiday. =========== Mark Dice is a media analyst, political activist, and author who, in an entertaining and educational way, gets people to question our celebrity obsessed culture, and the role the mainstream media and elite secret societies play in shaping our lives. Check out Mark's books in paperback on Amazon.com or e-book on Kindle, iBooks, Nook, or Google Play.
  • Saying the unsayable about Hispanics

    05/21/2013 10:04:09 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 49 replies
    Bookwormroom.com ^ | 5-21-2013 | Bookworm
    As is often the case with my brain, I need to mull over things sometimes to decide what I think about them. Such is the case with Jason Richwine, the Heritage Foundation scholar who was driven out when it was discovered that his thesis (which passed inspection at Harvard) reached the following conclusions: So what is actually in the dissertation? The dissertation shows that recent immigrants score lower than U.S.-born whites on many different types of IQ tests. Using statistical analysis, it suggests that the test-score differential is due primarily to a real cognitive gap rather than to culture or...
  • Debating the Heritage Foundation's Immigration Study

    05/14/2013 9:25:28 AM PDT · by Moseley · 11 replies
    The AMERICAN THINKER ^ | May 14, 2013 | Jon Moseley
    Two radically different theories are raging across the conservative movement about amnesty for illegal aliens and its effect on our economy. How could the same movement grounded on the same conceptual principles come to two totally different conclusions? I was honored to interview Derrick Morgan, Vice President of the Heritage Foundation, on May 8 as a co-host of the Conservative Commandos radio show. I asked Derrick Morgan these questions, and the Heritage vice president made the entire issue crystal-clear. So, would immigration reform under the "Gang of Eight's" proposal cause our economy to expand, increase wages for everyone, and more...
  • Fmr. Sen. Jim DeMint: $6.3 trillion immigration price tag ‘irrefutable’

    05/14/2013 8:02:04 AM PDT · by Java4Jay · 4 replies
    Former Sen. Jim DeMint (R – S.C.) is standing by the controversial Heritage Foundation study that put a $6.3 trillion price tag on the Senate immigration bill, saying: “There’s no doubt that these numbers are real.”
  • The Fiscal Impact of Immigration (Why the Heritage Foundation study is still on the money)

    05/14/2013 7:06:04 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    National Review ^ | 05/14/2013 | By Steven Camarota
    I have worked on the issue of immigration’s fiscal impact for a long time, having presented my first academic paper on the subject at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association almost two decades ago. I can thus say with confidence that the Heritage Foundation’s recent report on the fiscal cost of illegal immigrants is the most detailed and exhaustive ever done on this topic. The report’s lead author is Robert Rector, intellectual godfather of welfare reform. Rector finds that illegal-immigrant households use about $55 billion more in services than they pay in taxes each year. Under the...
  • Heritage Was Wrong - The think tank should have defended Jason Richwine.

    05/13/2013 12:37:46 PM PDT · by neverdem · 15 replies
    National Review Online ^ | May 13, 2013 | Robert VerBruggen
    As you no doubt have already heard, on Friday the Heritage Foundation accepted the resignation of one Jason Richwine, who in 2009 had completed a Harvard dissertation in which he probed the nexus between immigration and IQ. The decision revealed a shocking unwillingness on the part of Heritage to stand up to bullying and protect the academic freedom of its researchers. Perhaps the only good thing to emerge from all this has been the wide-scale distribution of the dissertation itself, a worthy if highly debatable document. It’s a pity that none of Richwine’s detractors seem to have seriously engaged the...
  • AEI scholar suggests Heritage Foundation lacks ‘integrity, loyalty, balls’ after Jason Richwine’s

    05/10/2013 6:43:17 PM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 39 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 6:41 PM 05/10/2013 | Caroline May
    American Enterprise Institute scholar Charles Murray suggested on Friday that former Heritage Foundation analyst Jason Richwine, whose doctoral dissertation at Harvard included evidence that Hispanic immigrants have lower IQs than non-Hispanic whites, had been railroaded and forced to resign by people without integrity or “balls.” Quote: Jason Richwine, guilty of crimethink, "resigns." The bashing from the right has been as mindless as from the left. Thank God I was working for Chris DeMuth and AEI, not Jim DeMint and Heritage, when The Bell Curve was published. Integrity. Loyalty. Balls.DeMuth was the president of AEI from 1986 to 2008. The Bell...
  • Heritage official resigns amid controversy

    05/10/2013 2:06:51 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 60 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 10, 2013 | ERICA WERNER
    A co-author of a disputed Heritage Foundation report on a new immigration bill has resigned amid controversy over claims he made about immigrants having low IQs. A spokesman for the conservative think tank confirmed Jason Richwine's resignation Friday without offering details. Richwine was one of two authors of a report released Monday that said immigration legislation pending in the Senate would cost $6.3 trillion over 50 years as immigrants consumed federal benefits without making up for it in taxes. The report quickly came under attack as critics from the left and right said it didn't account for economic benefits from...
  • Linda Chavez: Heritage's Scare Tactics

    05/10/2013 10:20:14 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Townhall ^ | 05/10/2013 | Linda Chavez
    The immigration debate has taken a sudden and nasty turn with the publication of a new report by The Heritage Foundation claiming that reform legislation will end up costing American taxpayers $6.3 trillion. The Heritage Foundation, one of the most respected conservative organizations in the U.S., has sullied its reputation by lending its name to this tendentious piece of propaganda. First, the study grossly exaggerates the "cost" of immigration reform by assuming that all of those who gain legal status will claim welfare and other social service benefits as soon as they become eligible. While it is true that Hispanic...
  • Heritage study co-author opposed letting in immigrants with low IQs

    05/08/2013 12:06:21 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 44 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 8, 2013 | Dylan Matthews
    The Heritage Foundation made something of a splash with its study suggesting that immigration reform will cost the public trillions. Past work by one of its co-authors helps put that piece in context. Jason Richwine is relatively new to the think tank world. He received his PhD in public policy from Harvard in 2009, and joined Heritage after a brief stay at the American Enterprise Institute. Richwine’s doctoral dissertation is titled “IQ and Immigration Policy”; the contents are well summarized in the dissertation abstract: "The statistical construct known as IQ can reliably estimate general mental ability, or intelligence. The average...
  • 'Gang of 8' Breaks the Bank: Mass Amnesty Would Add At Least $6.3 TRILLION to U.S. Debt

    05/06/2013 9:35:28 AM PDT · by montag813 · 18 replies
    America's financial future? Destroyed by mass amnesty for 20+ million illegal aliens. Mexico's Oligarchs say "Gracias, Gringo!"- by John HillStand With ArizonaThe widely-anticipated Heritage Foundation estimate on the cost of the 'Gang of Eight' illegal alien amnesty bill was released this morning, and it is a unmitigated disaster. The 'comprehensive immigration' overhaul being taken up in the Senate this week would add at least $6.3 trillion to the national debt if 11 million illegal aliens are granted legal status, according to the conservative think tank. And that amount assumes the low-ball figure of "11 million" - which most serious experts say...
  • There’s no such thing as a free immigration amnesty ($6.3 Trillion)

    05/06/2013 9:00:16 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 8 replies
    legalinsurrection.com ^ | 5-6-2013 | William A. Jacobson
    Amnesty, and particularly citizenship, for people who broke the law to get here is bad policy because it rewards law breakers and advantages them over law abiders. It’s also very costly, as a study released by the Heritage Foundation demonstrates, The Fiscal Cost of Unlawful Immigrants and Amnesty to the U.S. Taxpayer: Executive Summary Unlawful immigration and amnesty for current unlawful immigrants can pose large fiscal costs for U.S. taxpayers. Government provides four types of benefits and services that are relevant to this issue: Direct benefits. These include Social Security, Medicare, unemployment insurance, and workers’ compensation. Means-tested welfare benefits. There...
  • April 26th is Confederate Memorial Day in Georgia

    04/23/2013 3:28:30 PM PDT · by BigReb555 · 67 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | April 23, 2013 | Calvin E. Johnson, Jr.
    Did you know Black Confederate soldiers are buried on the grounds of Atlanta’s Morehouse College, a 4 year historically Black college, located on the highest ground where the Battle of Atlanta was fought?
  • Hamas Bulldozes Heritage Site For Use As Terror Training Camp

    04/16/2013 7:10:18 AM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies
    inn ^ | 4/16/13 | staff
    UN Watch, an independent Geneva-based monitoring group, has sent a letter to UNESCO, calling on the international body to take immediate action to stop Hamas from bulldozing of a 3000-year-old Gaza harbor for use as a terrorist training camp. The partial destruction of the ancient Anthedon Harbor—which includes the ruins of a Roman temple and archaeological remains from the Persian, Hellenistic, Roman and Byzantine eras—follows its nomination as a World Heritage site.
  • Grover Norquist Goes After Heritage Foundation Over Illegal Alien Amnest

    04/14/2013 10:00:20 AM PDT · by AuntB · 34 replies
    Front Page Mag ^ | April 10, 2013 | Daniel Greenfield
    Grover Norquist, champion of Islamism infiltration, is working to advance the cause of tax reform by backing an illegal alien amnesty that will impose a whopping economic burden on the country… leading to higher taxes. The contradiction is obvious. If you’re going to legalize 12 million undocumented Democrats plus all their family members then you are tremendously boosting the welfare state on the receiving end and the voting end. The only way that the pro-amnesty side can win the amnesty debate is by not having it. And that means going after any sources of facts and taking them down. The...
  • Philippines assesses $1.4 million fine for damage from Guardian grounding

    04/08/2013 3:46:31 PM PDT · by haffast · 10 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | 4-8-2013 | Erik Slavin
    YOKOSUKA NAVAL BASE, Japan — The U.S. government faces a $1.4 million fine for damage caused to a Philippines national park when the minesweeper USS Guardian ran aground on a coral reef in January, Philippine officials said Monday. The fine total, converted from 58.4 million Philippine pesos, is based on a 2009 law detailing fines based on total area damaged, unauthorized entry and other violations. A statement from Tubbataha Reefs National Park superintendent Angelique Songco called the fine just a “slap on the wrist.” “However, we respect the rule of law, and this is the fine stipulated,” Songco said in...
  • USS Guardian: CO, 3 others relieved after grounding review

    04/03/2013 10:56:20 PM PDT · by haffast · 26 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | 4-3-2013 | Erik Slavin
    YOKOSUKA NAVAL BASE, Japan -- The commanding officer of the former minesweeper USS Guardian and three others have been relieved of duty following the initial investigation into the grounding of the Sasebo-based ship on a reef in the Philippines, Navy officials said Thursday. Lt. Cmdr. Mark Rice, executive officer Daniel Tyler, the ship’s enlisted assistant navigator and the officer of the deck at the time of the ship’s grounding were all relieved because they “did not adhere to the standard navy navigation procedures,” Expeditionary Strike Group Seven spokesman Lt. Brian Wierzbicki said. Rice and the others were relieved by Rear...
  • US Navy relieves 4 from grounded minesweeper

    04/03/2013 9:56:53 PM PDT · by haffast · 13 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 4-3-2013 | AP
    PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (AP) — Four officers of a U.S. Navy minesweeper that ran aground on coral reef in the Philippines are being relieved of their duties. The U.S. Pacific Fleet said in a statement Wednesday that initial findings indicate all four sailors failed to adhere to standard navigation procedures at the time of the Jan. 17 grounding of the Guardian. The sailors are the commanding officer, the executive officer and navigator, the assistant navigator and the officer of the deck. They've been reassigned. snip
  • A Night of Miracles and Celebration of Children

    03/17/2013 7:15:59 PM PDT · by imardmd1 · 1 replies
    Jewish World Review ^ | March 12, 2013 | Rabbi Dr. Warren Goldstein
    Jewish? Not, but know a Jew? Please watch and PLEASE SHARE this very warm, uplifting 5-minute presentation that includes musical accompaniment (and translation). It's about the authentic -- and eternal -- message of Passover. Any Jew and, for that matter, believing Christian will be thankful that you did. GUARANTEED!WE CAN MAKE THIS GO VIRAL! It deserves to!
  • One of the good guys moves on

    12/06/2012 10:01:30 AM PST · by Thad Lost · 9 replies
    Tea Party Nation. ^ | 12/6/12 | Judson Phillips
    Jim DeMint is retiring from the United States Senate and will take over the Heritage foundation. Heritage is certainly getting one of the conservative superstars of this current era. But what will this mean for the Senate and the future?
  • Elizabeth Warren on defensive again over heritage claim (Squaw lacks law license?)

    09/24/2012 4:47:54 PM PDT · by Libloather · 17 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 9/24/12 | Hillary Chabot
    Elizabeth Warren on defensive again over heritage claimBy Hillary Chabot Monday, September 24, 2012 - Updated 2 hours ago **SNIP** Warren, during the Jim & Margery show on 96.9 WTKK this morning, addressed the issue when a caller asked her if she felt bad for checking the box in the law school directory and potentially taking an opportunity from a real Native American. “I know what I know from my family. I didn’t check a box to go to college. I didn’t check a box to go to law school. The only box I checked was in a directory to...
  • Don't you go dissing our Diamond Jubilee

    06/06/2012 6:41:35 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 6 replies
    Ricochet ^ | June 6, 2012 | James Delingpole
    This post comes to you from the burning hell of a poolside in Puglia, Italy. If you want a better idea of the kind of ordeal I am currently experiencing, just check out this site. (And it doesn't do it justice, either. Seriously, I think Borgo Egnazia may be the most perfect resort hotel I've ever stayed at. If you can scrape together enough bucks make it your life mission to come here....) But enough of my glamorous life. I wanted to talk - once more - about the Queen's Diamond Jubilee since I think it's jolly important that not...
  • Teen’s truck décor sparks Confederate flag controversy in high school parking lot

    06/05/2012 1:35:17 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 73 replies
    wsoctv.com ^ | 5 June 2012 | Jason Stoogenke
    ROCKINGHAM, N.C. — When Trey Gainey drove his pickup truck to school Monday morning, he didn’t expect to be met in the parking lot by school officials telling him to remove a Confederate flag flying from his antenna. The Richmond Senior High School junior said he flies the flag every weekend, and decided to leave the flag on his truck on his last day of classes before finals start. Gainey has a belt buckle that says “Redneck” and a horn that plays “Dixie,” so there is no mistaking how the teen identifies himself. “It’s just my Southern heritage, you know....
  • Warren demands an apology from opponent in heritage controversy

    06/01/2012 2:21:14 AM PDT · by Libloather · 34 replies
    The Hill ^ | 5/31/12 | Justin Sink
    Warren demands an apology from opponent in heritage controversyBy Justin Sink - 05/31/12 02:55 PM ET Elizabeth Warren demanded an apology from Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.) Thursday after she said the lawmaker suggested she should not have taken her parent's claims of Native American ancestry at face value. At a campaign stop in Springfield, Mass., Thursday, Brown urged Warren "to tell the truth and answer the questions you guys are asking." "My mom and dad have told me a lot of things too, but it’s not accurate. You know, you have to, especially in these type of things, when you’re...
  • House Dem: Warren response on heritage 'like water torture'

    06/01/2012 1:33:05 AM PDT · by Libloather · 8 replies
    The Hill ^ | 5/31/12 | Cameron Joseph
    House Dem: Warren response on heritage 'like water torture'By Cameron Joseph - 05/31/12 06:05 PM ET Massachusetts Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren (D) has badly botched questions surrounding her Native American heritage and the issue is damaging her campaign, Rep. Stephen Lynch (D-Mass.) told The Hill. "There has to be an answer for this at some point, something that's full and comprehensive and has some closure to it as opposed to the way it's been dragged out — like water torture," Lynch said late Thursday afternoon. Asked if Warren and her campaign should put out all the information to put the...
  • Boston Globe: Bad week may haunt Warren - Handling of controversy is roundly criticized

    05/05/2012 8:14:13 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 54 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | May 5, 2012 | Noah Bierman and Frank Phillips
    Elizabeth Warren fumbled through her worst stretch as a Senate candidate this week, setting off a debate among strategists over whether the controversy over her claims to Native American ancestry would linger when the November election is closer. The Warren campaign will not say when top advisers learned that she considered herself part-Native American, but it was an element of her biography that seemed to catch them off guard. When news emerged last Friday that Harvard Law School had publicly touted Warren as a Native American professor in the Harvard Crimson in the 1990s, Warren advisers saw it as a...
  • Elizabeth Warren's Tribal Name: "Premise Running Thin"

    04/30/2012 9:07:17 PM PDT · by Secret Agent Man · 19 replies
    Self | Self | Self
    That's the name I'm going to use referencing her. Supposedly has a great-grandmother who was a native american. Seriously? when all her immediate closer family names are as anglo-saxon as when white met bread. Geez, what a stretch. Wonder if she's related to that Colorado prof who claimed to be native american too. This is why "Premise Running Thin" fits her spirit and personality perfectly.
  • Revolutionary endeavor: Bottineau’s Jonathan Bartlett teaches Project Appleseed(ND)

    01/31/2012 6:48:50 AM PST · by marktwain · 1 replies
    minotdailynews.com ^ | 30 January, 2012 | KIM FUNDINGSLAND
    BOTTINEAU It wouldn't be surprising if Jonathan Bartlett bleeds red, white and blue. The Bottineau resident has a deepening appreciation for this nation's founding fathers and early citizens and citizen soldiers. A few years ago, Bartlett was introduced to Project Appleseed, a combination heritage and marksmanship program conducted by the Revolutionary War Veterans Association. He was so captured by the experience that he continues to rise through the ranks of RWVA. "It was inspiring. It motivated me to be involved," said Bartlett. "Something really connected with the shooting aspect and the history of our founding. Our founders inspired our free...