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  • Monthly Archives: May 2013

    Human Rights Watch Decries Russia Opposition Crackdown

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    Human Rights Watch (HRW) recently released a scathing new report focused on the crackdown on Russia’s civil society. Since December 2011, the Kremlin has committed to squashing nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) that promote democracy and are alleged conduits of Western influence, HRW says. The report, titled “Laws of Attrition,” focuses on … More

    Buy-partisan: MSNBC Features Heritage Internet Sales Tax Video

    MSNBC’s Chris Hayes showcased The Heritage Foundation’s recent video featuring two Democratic Senators–Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Max Baucus (D-MT)–pointing out the significant problems with the Internet sales tax measure known as the Marketplace Fairness Act. It’s not often that a measure has, as Hayes put it, “jumbled political alliances”: And … More

    6 Principles to Guide the Farm Bill

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    Every five years or so, Congress reauthorizes recurring legislation known as the “Farm Bill.” The Senate and House Agriculture Committees are expected to mark up new farm bill legislation this week and next week, respectively. As Congress develops a new farm bill, here are a few things it should keep … More

    16-Year-Old Girl Faces Felony Charges for “Science Experiment Gone Wrong”

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    Sixteen-year-old Kiera Wilmot, described by her principal as “a good kid,” had good grades and had never been in trouble at school—let alone with the law. Now she is facing felony charges for a “science experiment gone wrong.” Kiera mixed household chemicals in an eight-ounce water bottle at school. The … More

    Heritage Responds to Senator Rubio on Immigration Study

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    The Heritage Foundation has issued the following statement in response to Senator Marco Rubio’s (R-FL) comments about our new study on the cost of amnesty. Senator Rubio’s family story is a testament to the American Dream. His parents’ ability to scrimp and save and sacrifice for their children is something … More

    Morning Bell: Ghosts of Benghazi

    The White House might have wanted to mute its response to the terrorist attack in Benghazi for fear of inflaming Anti-American sentiment. Perhaps the President did not want to acknowledge a successful attack by an al-Qaeda affiliate on the anniversary of 9/11—right before a national election. Maybe it was just … More

    Senate Passes Marketplace Fairness Act: Real Battle to Be in the House

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    Last night the Senate passed the misnamed Marketplace Fairness Act (MFA), popularly known as the Internet sales tax, by a 69–27 margin. The troubling bill will now move over to the House. The bill would grant states the authority to force online retailers (with online sales over $1 million per … More

    Keystone XL and Natural Gas Provide Energy Trade Opportunities

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    In June 2008, presidential candidate Barack Obama said, “If we continue to let our trade policy be dictated by special interests, then American workers will continue to be undermined, and public support for robust trade will continue to erode.” That’s exactly what’s happening with respect to energy trade. Special interests … More

    Use South Korean Presidential Visit to Affirm the Bilateral Relationship

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    South Korean President Park Geun-hye arrived in Washington on May 6 to meet with President Obama and affirm the bilateral alliance that has kept peace on the Korean Peninsula for 60 years. At the moment, the U.S.–South Korea military, political, and economic relationships are the strongest they have ever been. … More

    China Escalating Territorial Disputes with Neighbors

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    Amidst all the regional concerns about North Korea, the Senkaku dispute between China and Japan has continued to fester. This past week, the situation has escalated, with the Chinese Foreign Ministry specifically stating that the Senkakus are a “core interest.” General Martin Dempsey, Chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of … More