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    Morning Bell: WikiLeaks' Anti-Americanism Now Backed by Ecuador

    Yesterday, WikiLeaks creator Julian Assange, a 41-year-old Australian fleeing rape charges, stood on the balcony of Ecuador’s London embassy and told the President of the United States to get off his back. “I ask President Obama to do the right thing: the United States must renounce its witch-hunt against WikiLeaks,” … More

    Julian Assange's Sordid Ego Trip

    After hiding in the Ecuadorian embassy in London for two months, Julian Assange was granted asylum in Ecuador yesterday to avoid extradition to Sweden, where he is wanted on charges of two counts of sexual assault. Assange wanted to take on the mightiest government in the world by publicizing massive … More

    Britain Is Right: No Asylum for Assange

    Early on August 16, Ecuador’s foreign minister, Ricardo Patino, announced that his country is granting WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange political asylum—that is, if he can get there. Since the end of the London Olympics, Patino and his boss, leftist President Rafael Correa, have been in a panic, warning that their … More

    Russian Ship Carrying Helicopters Sails Again for Syria

    The MV Alaed has once again left its Russian port and is presumably heading back to Syria. The cargo ship was last in the news when it recently had its insurance revoked after U.K. intervention for carrying Russian helicopters to Syria despite the EU arms embargo on the country. So … More

    British Intervention Denies Assad His Russian Helicopters - For Now

    It was announced yesterday in the House of Commons by British Foreign Secretary William Hague that the MV Alaed, the ship that is transporting Russian attack helicopters to Syria, has reportedly turned back to Russia. It was located about 50 miles off the north coast of Scotland when it changed … More

    Barack Obama's Unwelcome Jubilee Present to Britain

    Barack Obama was all smiles in his carefully scripted message of congratulation to Queen Elizabeth II on her Diamond Jubilee. But at the same time as he recorded his message, his administration was actively undermining Great Britain at the annual meeting of the Organisation of American States (OAS), held in Bolivia. The OAS General Assembly, which includes the … More

    From Britain, More Evidence That Smaller Government Is Better Government

    The past week has seen the publication of two important studies on the virtues of smaller government by our friends in the United Kingdom. Neither paper is short, and both are technical in places, but they are both analytically careful and important contributions to the most important debate of our … More

    U.K. Commitment to Joint Strike Fighter Vital for the Special Relationship

    Last week, the British government made a decision to change from the Carrier Variant of the Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) back to the Short Take Off and Vertical Landing (STOVL) variant of the JSF—as was originally planned before its 2010 Strategic Defence and Security Review. While this move was politically … More

    VIDEO: Britain's Liam Fox Warns America: Your Debt Is a Threat

    Britain’s Liam Fox has a warning for America: Fix the debt problem now or suffer the consequences of less power on the world stage. The former U.K. secretary of state for defense visited Heritage to explain why America’s debt is a national security issue. >> Watch the full 45-minute speech, … More

    Britain to Obama: More Proof that Taxing the Rich Is a Fool's Errand

    President Obama is insistent that taxes must go up to close the deficit. He says it’s just common sense that taxes must go up, because the math says so. But if he gets his way, the numbers won’t add up the way he says they will. President Obama wants to … More