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    China Escalates Military Activity Around Japan, Senkakus

    Over the past year, the People’s Republic of China (PRC) has been increasingly assertive regarding its various maritime claims—both in the South China Sea with various Southeast Asian states, as well as in the East China Sea—with America’s Japanese ally. Part of this effort has seen a larger, more constant … More

    Transparency in Government: Finding Out How Much the Government’s Mistakes Are Costing Us

    One of the little known costs that taxpayers unwittingly pay is the Judgment Fund administered by the Treasury Department. This fund is used to pay “judicially and administratively ordered monetary awards against the United States” when it loses lawsuits, as well as settlements by the government of threatened or actual … More

    WATCH: Google+ Hangout with Ben Shapiro, Author of "Bullies"

    Join us today at noon ET for our weekly Google+ Hangout. This week we welcome Ben Shapiro, editor at large of Breitbart.com and author of the new book, “Bullies: How the Left’s Culture of Fear and Intimidation Silences Americans.” Shapiro will answer questions about his book as well as his … More

    VIDEO: Jim DeMint on "Morning Joe"

    Heritage President-elect Jim DeMint appeared today on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” discussing everything from his decision to leave the Senate to how lawmakers should approach issues of gun violence in the wake of the Newtown, CT, shooting. DeMint urged the country to “step back and dig down” in response to the … More

    Algeria: Terrorism on the Move in North Africa and the Sahel

    Yesterday, in western Algeria, near the Libyan border, militants under the command of Mokhtar Belmokhtar (a former al-Qaeda leader) attacked a gas field, taking hostages, including Americans. The attack was supposedly in response to France’s intervention in Mali. While details are still emerging, this debacle further highlights the freedom with … More

    Note to President Hollande: Investors Say "Oui" to Economic Freedom

    French President Francois Hollande and his marketing gurus are on the offensive with their “Say Oui to France” campaign, meant to convince investors that the French economy is worthy of their money. Among the selling points: France’s large population; thriving nuclear, aerospace, and chemical sectors; and good location. According to … More

    Military Readiness at a Tipping Point

    “The readiness of our Armed Forces is at a tipping point.” That’s how General Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, began a letter to the Senate Armed Services Committee while discussing the Department of Defense’s (DOD) budget woes. He cites “budget conditions unfolding right now” as the … More

    Al Gore, Al Jazeera, and the Remaking of Current TV

    The sale of Al Gore’s Current TV network to the Qatar-based Al Jazeera network comes as no surprise. These networks may be odd bedfellows, but there is no law on the books to prevent a foreign entity from buying an American cable network. Still, the move has caused considerable concern … More

    Will Obamacare Go the Way of Prohibition?

    Steve Benen on MSNBC’s “The Maddow Blog” dismisses congressional efforts to repeal all or parts of Obamacare and admonishes conservatives to get with the program. Why? He says Obamacare “is here to stay.” What makes Obamacare untouchable? Congress considers countless pieces of legislation “to amend” this legislation or that statute. … More

    French Protest in Favor of Marriage

    French leaders, once poised to pass a same-sex marriage bill, are meeting opposition to their efforts. An estimated 350,000 proponents of marriage rallied near the Eiffel Tower last Sunday, urging the government to retain marriage as the union of one man and one woman. The protest was one of France’s … More