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    Rick Perry Defends Jeb Bush’s Controversial Statement About Illegal Immigration

    Gov. Rick Perry (R–Texas) weighed in on former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush’s contentious comments about illegal immigration, expressing sympathy for those who broke laws “to take care of their family.” “I totally understand about people breaking a law to take care of their family, particularly when the country whose law … More

    Americans to Congress: Don't Give Up on Benghazi

    Americans are still outraged at what happened in Benghazi on Sept. 11, 2012. They know that four brave Americans, including U.S. Ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens, died at the hands of terrorists. They know American diplomats did not receive the protection and the support they deserved. But what remains incomprehensible … More

    Amid Chinese Aggression, Obama Affirms U.S. Defense of Japan’s Senkaku Islands

    During his trip to Japan, President Obama publicly affirmed long-standing U.S. policy that the bilateral security treaty applies to the Japanese-controlled Senkaku Islands. China claims sovereignty over the islands and, in recent years, has tried to intimidate Japan—much as Beijing has bullied the Philippines in pursuit of its extralegal territorial … More

    Weak Action, Bold Talk on Russia

    President Obama probably thought he was being clever. “The 1980’s are now calling to ask for their foreign policy back,: he chided Mitt Romney during their third and final debate in 2012. Explaining his joke, the President added “the Cold War’s been over for twenty years.” We now know that … More

    Party Up! and End Ex-Im

    Yesterday, the world’s leading aerospace company held its first quarter earnings conference call. A Reuter’s headline sums up the call: “Boeing cash register rings again, sending shares higher.” While the call was good news for investors it was notable for what it was missing: any reference to the Export-Import Bank. … More

    Mississippi Protects Women and Children From Late-Term Abortion

    Yesterday, Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant (R) signed into law a bill protecting the health and safety of women and the lives of unborn children by limiting late-term abortion after 20 weeks. At 20 weeks—five months—of pregnancy, unborn children are capable of feeling pain and women are at significantly increased risk … More

    Debate Heats Up Over Whether Internet Can Remain Free

    Fadi Chehadé, president and chief executive of ICANN, the organization that controls website addresses on the Internet, is confident the United States’ ceding control of the organization won’t affect the free and open sharing of information. “We must make sure that ICANN will not fall captive to any one government,” … More

    Why Your Boss Probably Isn't Speaking at This Conference

    American companies like Boeing, General Electric, Caterpillar, and John Deere are in the club. What about your company? These are just a few of the firms you might have heard of that benefit from the Export-Import Bank. It’s a government program that loans money to foreign governments and companies to … More

    Why Thousands of Americans Gave Up Their Citizenship Status Last Year

    Americans have always enjoyed the privilege of living abroad without losing citizenship. Think Hemingway and Fitzgerald decamping to write in Europe after World War I, or Gen. MacArthur spending decades in Asia around World War II. Expatriates remain Americans, and have generally been welcomed back to our shores with open … More

    U.S. Soldiers to the Baltics: A Good First Step

    The recent announcement that 600 U.S. soldiers from the Italy-based 173rd Airborne Brigade will be sent to the three Baltic states of Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia, as well as Poland, for training exercises is a step in the right direction. While these deployments are symbolically important, the U.S. needs to … More