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    U.S. Trade Deficit: Made in Washington, D.C.?

    The Treasury Department recently reported that China and Japan are the largest foreign holders of U.S. government debt. China now owns $1.317 trillion in U.S. government debt. Japan owns another $1.186 trillion. It is no surprise that China and Japan are also the two countries with which the United States … More

    The War on Cinnamon: More EU Regulatory Overreach

    The European Union (EU) is well known for its regular attempts to regulate even the smallest and most miniscule parts of life on the continent. In May 2013, the EU dropped plans to ban refillable olive oil containers and olive oil plates in restaurants when public outcry over the absurd … More

    Senate Intelligence Report Damning on Benghazi

    “This attack was preventable”: That is the chilling and inevitable conclusion of a new report by the Senate Intelligence Committee on Benghazi. A good deal of the information in the “Review of the Terrorist Attacks on the U.S. Facilities in Benghazi, Libya, September 11-12, 2012” has previously been reported, but … More

    Iran: More Sanctions Pressure Needed to Salvage an Acceptable Nuclear Deal

    The Obama Administration, which signed an agreement with Iran on Saturday on how to implement its November 24 interim nuclear deal, is now seeking to suppress bipartisan congressional efforts to strengthen sanctions against Iran if it violates the interim agreement. Although the text of the most recent agreement has not … More

    Explosive Top Secret Benghazi Testimony Contradicts Obama, Clinton, Rice

    There was never any doubt at the Pentagon, we learned this week. The country’s top military commanders clearly understood the assault on the U.S. diplomatic facility in Benghazi, Libya, was a terrorist attack from the moment the first reports came in, just 15 minutes after the assault began on September … More

    2014 Index of Economic Freedom: Five Points You Should Know

    The 20th anniversary edition of the Index of Economic Freedom, published jointly by The Heritage Foundation and The Wall Street Journal, was released on January 14, 2014 in Hong Kong and Washington, DC. Here are five key points you should take away. The 2014 Index, our 20th anniversary edition, shows … More

    Rand Paul Address United States' Decline in Economic Freedom

    Senator Rand Paul decried the Obama administration today when speaking about economic freedom. “For a pro-choice party, this is the most anti-choice administration we’ve seen in a lifetime,” Kentucky GOP senator Paul says. Paul spoke at an event today launching The Wall Street Journal and Heritage Foundation’s 2014 Index of … More

    Rebound: Getting America Back to Great

    Heritage Distinguished Fellow and former Assistant Secretary of State Dr. Kim Holmes recently appeared on Secure Freedom Radio to talk about his latest book Rebound: Getting America Back to Great. Published in November, Rebound is already making waves and has been dubbed an “absolutely essential read” by talk radio host … More

    This Is Not a Ranking We Should Be Proud Of

    Would you want to live in a country that is losing freedom? How about a country that has lost ground in property rights and become more corrupt? If you’re an American, you’re living there. The 20th anniversary edition of the Index of Economic Freedom reveals that the United States has … More

    Al-Qaeda Seeks American Recruits in Syria

    Al-Qaeda forces in Syria are actively seeking recruits from Americans who have traveled there to fight or to assist opposition forces, according to U.S. officials quoted in today’s New York Times. At least 70 American citizens have traveled to Syria, and most of them are still there, according to U.S. … More