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    Protecting Military Voting Rights

    It seems counterintuitive that those men and women risking their lives to protect our essential freedoms and rights—among them the right to vote—are often disenfranchised when they do not have the opportunity to make their voices heard on Election Day. More

    Quo Vadis, Russia?

    MOSCOW – The June 4-6 St. Petersburg International Economic Forum shed a spotlight on Russia’s economic situation, clearly indicating that the Russian leadership is uncertain about the scope of the economic downturn and how to deal with it. President Dmitry Medvedev’s much anticipated keynote address was a great disappointment. He … More

    Buy Canadian

    Considering how Big Labor has been forcing our government to treat them, the only surprise is that this didn’t happen sooner: WHISTLER, B.C. — Canadian mayors have ended their annual conference with a renewed call to shut out U.S. bidders from municipal stimulus spending. Mayors narrowly passed a resolution saying … More

    Roadblocks on Russia Path to WTO

    MOSCOW – In conjunction with the St Petersburg Economic International Forum, speculations over Russia’s accession to WTO have picked up steam. On the sidelines of the Forum, Economic Development Minister Elvira Nabiullina said Moscow stands a good chance of joining WTO by year end. The negotiations with the European Union … More

    The Labour Party and the EU Take A Beating in Britain’s Elections

    The polls said it would be bad for Labour. But no one expected it to be this bad. On Thursday, Britons voted in local county elections and elections for the European Parliament. The result was a devastating repudiation of Gordon Brown’s tottering government, and of the cause of European integration. … More

    Obama at Normandy: Mistakes Were Made

    Not even D-Day, June 6th, went by without an international apology from President Obama, despite it being one of the most heroic days in American history and ultimately one of the most successful. If Mr. Obama cannot celebrate the sacrifices of American G.I. in the hellish environment of the Normandy … More

    Krauthammer on Obama's Speech: Abstraction, Self-Absorption, Vapidity, Moral Equivalence

    See Heritage research here, here and here for what should be done in the Middle East. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g3eXFkYvDwM&feature=player_embedded[/youtube]

    What About June 5th?

    On the 20th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square crackdown, everyone is talking about human rights in China. The question is, why isn’t there more talk at other times? The answer is the same for human rights as it is for many other issues involving China: because we overemphasize economic matters … More

    Ten Tips for Dealing with Iran

    The Heritage Foundation recently published an in-depth study of the Iranian nuclear threat and what the United States should do the “Day After” Iran goes nuclear. Iran currently has the “largest ballistic missile arsenal in the Middle East,” and they have the capability of reaching US bases, Israel, Egypt, Turkey, … More

    Britain Polls, Brown Sinks

    LONDON – Britain is going to the polls today in a double-barreled election: for local councils, and to send representatives to the European Parliament. It’s hard to take either of these organizations very seriously: local councils may be responsible for delivering services, but since they raise so little of their … More