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    The Arctic Council Rejects the EU—A Boost for Sovereignty and Democracy

    Earlier this week the Arctic Council met in Sweden for its biannual meeting. At this time, the applications of 14 countries and organizations, including the European Union Commission, were considered by the Arctic Council to become observers. In what can only be described as a boost for sovereignty and democracy … More

    India On Path to Property Rights

    The right to own property is a given in much of the world. Although Indian citizens can own property, that right is limited and legally tenuous. In fact, the vast majority of the land is owned by the state. Barun Mitra of the Liberty Institute in India is doing everything … More

    Idaho Businessman Sounded Alarm on IRS Hit List Last Year

    Last year Frank VanderSloot made a sizable donation to a super PAC supporting Mitt Romney. He signed up as a national co-chairman on Romney’s finance committee. And then the Idaho businessman got hit by one of the most ruthless political attacks not seen since the Nixon era. VanderSloot’s story was … More

    GUEST POST: House Advances Bill to Preserve Internet Freedom

    Recent efforts to regulate the Internet could jeopardize not only its vibrancy, but also the benefits it brings to the world. Nations from across the globe met at the December 2012 World Conference on International Telecommunications in Dubai to consider changes to the International Telecommunications Regulations (ITRs). The treaty negotiations … More

    With Obamacare, What Happens in Massachusetts Won’t Stay in Massachusetts

    PriceWaterhouseCoopers recently released a study of Massachusetts’s experience with health care reform, claiming that under Obamacare most employers will not reduce or eliminate the health coverage they currently offer. However, there are at least three aspects the study did not directly address, all of which suggest that employers will, in fact, … More

    Bloggers Briefing: Why the Farm Bill Is a Taxpayer's Worst Nightmare

    Congress is turning its attention to the farm bill this week, and if there’s ever a reason to unite against big government, this is a good time as any. Heritage Action’s Drew White reports the bill is chock full of special-interest handouts, market-distorting subsidies, and hundreds of billions of dollars in … More

    Cloakroom: Full Repeal Edition

    House Cloakroom: May 13 – May 17 Analysis: This week, the House of Representatives will reaffirm its commitment to repealing Obamacare in its entirety. Obamacare has already restricted hiring, seen one of its coverage provisions fail, and is expanding an ineffective Medicaid program. This law has even drawn criticism from … More

    Top 5 Reports of the Week

    1. Benghazi: Searching for Truth, Exposing Failure, and Saluting Heroism 2. Ghosts of Benghazi 3. Red Tape Rising: Regulation in Obama’s First Term 4. The Real Secret Behind the Stealth Fighter 5. Who is Saeed Abedini? Policy Picture Share on Facebook | Retweet | Pinterest

    The Euro Loses a Big Supporter and Gains a New Neo-Con

    Definition of an American neo-conservative: A liberal mugged by reality. The new poster child for the budding European neo-conservative: Oskar Lafontaine? Lafontaine, German history majors will recall, is the Social Democrat and former German finance minister who helped launch the European Monetary Union (EMU). He is also the latest European-style … More

    Pakistan Elections May Go to the Terrorists

    In the lead up to the historic May 11 elections, the Pakistani Taliban (also known as the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan or TTP) and other radical Islamist groups are attacking Pakistani parties that they deem too “secular”—mainly parties in the ruling coalition. The TTP are using high-profile terror attacks as a strategic … More