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    The Most Recent Afghan Election Proves Afghans Want Democracy

    Afghans went to the polls last Saturday, but results won’t be in for at least a week. If none of the candidates wins a majority of votes (the most likely scenario), a run-off election will have to be held probably in late May or early June. The Taliban did their … More

    How the New START Treaty Has Strengthened Putin—and Hurt America

    Four years ago today, U.S. and Russia signed the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (New START). An examination of the past four years reveals that critics’ early assessments of the flawed treaty have proven frighteningly accurate: Putin gets his way with little to no cost to himself, while the U.S. pays … More

    Sen. Ron Johnson: Lawmakers Should Not Get Special Treatment Under Obamacare

    Sen. Ron Johnson (R–Wis.) today acknowledged that his lawsuit against the federal government—filed to prevent special Obamacare-related handouts to members of Congress—faces an uphill battle. Despite the long odds, however, Johnson reiterated his commitment to push the case. During this morning’s health care panel at The Heritage Foundation, Johnson announced … More

    How Average Americans Are the Victims of Excessive Regulation

    In his State of the Union address earlier this year, President Obama vowed to wield his executive powers when faced with congressional resistance to his legislative agenda: “America does not stand still – and neither will I. So wherever and whenever I can take steps without legislation … that’s what … More

    How Environmentalists Are Killing Jobs

    President Obama was on the road this week touting the need for infrastructure jobs, and he’s got the story half right. America does have a gaping infrastructure crisis, but fixing this problem wouldn’t cost a penny of taxpayer dollars, never mind hundreds of billions of dollars added to the debt, so the … More

    It's Not Enough to Win Elections

    ‘We have to win elections.” Party strategists in Washington throw around the phrase as though it were some brilliant political insight. It’s not. Most Americans learned this concept in elementary-school civics. The reason party strategists invoke a concept most Americans learned well before they could vote is to frame politics … More

    Washington Post Gets the Numbers Wrong on Judicial Nominees

    The Washington Post claims that the confirmation of President Obama’s judicial nominees might “get relatively close to Bush’s eight-year total”—if the Senate continues confirming them at the current rate. But comparing Obama’s nominations in just 5 years and change with all eight years of Bush’s administration is misleading. President Obama’s … More

    New Benghazi Hearing: Former CIA Chief Mike Morell in the Hot Seat

    Today, former CIA Deputy Director Mike Morell appeared—at long last—before the House Select Committee on Intelligence in an open hearing. Committee members have, for some time now, desired to question Morell, who has proven an elusive and reluctant witness. Indeed, some believed he had previously misled the committee, suspicions which … More

    How Obama's Foreign Policy Views Could Affect the 2016 Election

    Bold prediction: By 2015, everyone running for president will be running against President Obama’s foreign policy. But the current crop of likely conservative candidates has, collectively, done little to lay claim to the right’s traditional mantle of national-security leadership. And squabbling amongst themselves is certainly no way to win it … More

    Support the Green Family on #HobbyLobbyDay, March 29

    Saturday, March 29, is Hobby Lobby Appreciation day—an opportunity for Americans to support the Green family and their arts-and-crafts chain’s fight to preserve religious freedom from the coercive Obamacare mandate. Over 20,000 individuals have joined a Facebook event, pledging to shop at one of Hobby Lobby’s more than 500 stores … More