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    Iran: Nuclear Challenge Should Not Eclipse Concerns on Terrorism and Human Rights

    The Heritage Foundation hosted a distinguished panel on Wednesday to discuss current affairs in Iran. The purpose of the event was to discuss not only Iran’s nuclear program but ways in which the Iranian regime continues to undermine the rights of their own people and support global terrorist networks. Ken … More

    Iran’s New U.N. Ambassador Exploited American Hostages

    While posing as a friendly and pragmatic reformer, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has stuck a finger in the eye of Washington by appointing a diplomat who participated in the 1979 seizure of the U.S. Embassy in Tehran as Iran’s next representative to the United Nations. Hamid Aboutalebi was a member … More

    Why Doesn’t the AP Support Freedom of Speech in Cuba?

    According to an AP story released yesterday, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is under fire for not being sensitive enough to the Cuban government. But that’s not USAID’s job. Nonetheless, USAID is being slammed for providing Cubans with an uncensored social media platform. USAID’s “ZunZuneo” program had been … More

    WATCH: Megyn Kelly Faults CAIR for Quashing Film on ‘Honor Violence’

    For two nights running, Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly criticized efforts by  the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) to impede screenings –on university campuses and elsewhere – of a film about “honor violence” against Muslim women. Kelly last night questioned CAIR Chicago representative Agnieszka Karoluk on “The Kelly File” about … More

    Religious Freedom in the House Budget

    The budget presented by House Budget Committee chairman Paul Ryan (R–WI) takes a positive view of religious freedom, calling for funding and reforms that advance protection of religious liberty here and abroad. “The United States should promote freedom of religion or belief around the world, given the importance of religious … More

    The State of Our Respect for Human Life

    Three days after the birth of their first son, doctors informed Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R–WA) and her husband that their newborn had Down syndrome. “They told us all the problems,” explained Representative McMorris Rodgers in her response to the President’s State of the Union address last night. “But when … More

    Q&A on the Crisis in Ukraine

    The political crisis that consumed Ukraine for the past two months is showing signs of positive developments. President Viktor Yanukovich is beginning to meet some of the demands of the demonstrators, but the opposition is still demanding early presidential elections. What are the latest developments in Ukraine, and why did … More

    Burma: ASEAN Can’t Ignore Persecution of Religious Minorities

    As Burma assumes its role as chair of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), its ability to credibly deal with serious human rights issues is in serious question. Burma has come out with a statement that, under its chairmanship, ASEAN will not address concerns about the persecution of the … More

    8 Americans to Remember This Christmas

    Christmas is a time for celebration and family. It should also be a time for reflection, appreciation for all we have, and remembrance of those who are in need. While most of us are gathering with loved ones, there are Americans being held prisoner in repressive countries around the world—often … More

    Don’t Look to Hollywood for the Truth About Interpol

    This week on the big screen, martial arts master Jason Statham tangles with James Franco in Homefront. Statham’s on-screen backstory? He’s a British Interpol agent who retires to rural Louisiana, where he runs afoul of Franco and his gang. As a story, it’s not bad. But as a depiction of … More