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    Bill Clinton Is Concerned and You Should Be, Too

    What do Bill Clinton, The Washington Post, and The Heritage Foundation have in common? They are all wary of a big transition that’s happening with the Internet. Today, representatives of countries from around the world are meeting in Brazil to start discussing the Internet’s future. It’s in dispute because the … More

    Study: NIST Framework Will Harm Cybersecurity

    A new report by George Mason University’s Mercatus Center finds that the Cybersecurity Framework could “ultimately undermine cybersecurity” and diminish the “spontaneous, creative sources of experimentation and feedback that drive Internet innovation.” The Cybersecurity Framework was authorized by President Obama’s February 2013 cybersecurity executive order. The National Institute of Standards … More

    Latest Trick for Illegal Immigrants: Granting Amnesty in Return for Military Service

    Here’s a disturbing new idea from some members of Congress: Trade instant citizenship to illegal immigrants if they’ll agree to serve in the U.S. military. Serving in the military is a high calling and a privilege—certainly not something to be treated as a bargaining chip in immigration politics. Yet these … More

    U.S. Should Not Give Russia More Insight into Its National Security Activities

    House Intelligence Committee chairman Mike Rogers (R–MI) sent a letter to President Obama urging him to reject a request by Russian President Vladimir Putin to upgrade Russia’s technical capability for observational flights of U.S. and NATO countries by airplane. Signed in 1992 by 34 counties, the Open Skies Treaty allows … More

    Disputed Call: Obama Tries to Shrug Off House Leader's Public Rebuke

    President Obama today sought to make light of a stinging public rebuke from House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, who took the president to task for disparaging GOP lawmakers while seeking to make a deal on immigration reform. Obama, the No. 2 House leader said yesterday after a phone conversation with the … More

    A Nation That Is 'Boston Strong'

    After the bombing shattered the Boston Marathon last year, hundreds of runners left their shoes behind in a spontaneous memorial. Many wrote messages on them. Those are now part of an exhibit at the Boston Public Library—but thousands of people added pairs of their own running shoes to an outdoor … More

    Hagel’s Visit to China Showcases Hardening Chinese Line

    As Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel returns from his visit to China, reporting on the visit has been mixed. Optimists have tended to focus on the visit to China’s new aircraft carrier as an example of a new openness on the part of Beijing. And it is important to recognize … More

    WATCH: Why Sharyl Attkisson Left CBS News Over Benghazi 'Pressure'

    Veteran correspondent Sharyl Attkisson, who quit CBS News citing lack of support for her investigative reporting on Benghazi and other Obama administration scandals, told Fox News Channel’s Howard Kurtz that network news producers need to stand up to pressure from the White House on pursuing certain stories. “There’s pressure coming … More

    Medal of Honor Recipient Rejoins Military

    U.S. Army captain and Medal of Honor recipient Will Swenson returned to active duty recently. Captain Swenson will be joining I Corps at Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Fort Lewis, Washington, as a plans officer after his request to return to the service was approved. Swenson received the Medal of Honor … More

    Is Congress Our Number One Threat to Homeland Security?

    Currently, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) reports to over 100 committees and subcommittees in Congress. Could you imagine reporting to over 100 bosses? The Heritage Foundation has long advocated for reform of DHS oversight. Because of DHS’s involvement in various sectors in immigration, agriculture, transportation, and disaster assistance, to … More