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    Morning Bell: John Kerry, President Obama's Ideological Twin

    Senator John Kerry (D-MA) is likely to be confirmed today as the next Secretary of State after sailing through a Senate hearing last week. What does this mean for America and its foreign policy? As Heritage’s Helle Dale wrote after last week’s hearing: The bad news for the United States … More

    China Escalates Military Activity Around Japan, Senkakus

    Over the past year, the People’s Republic of China (PRC) has been increasingly assertive regarding its various maritime claims—both in the South China Sea with various Southeast Asian states, as well as in the East China Sea—with America’s Japanese ally. Part of this effort has seen a larger, more constant … More

    Morning Bell: Disabilities Treaty Just Another U.N. Power Grab

    International treaties sound like a good idea, especially when they claim to protect vulnerable people. The problem is, America already does more than any other country to ensure equal rights for its people—and the United Nations just wants the power to interfere in American law. The Senate is now considering … More

    Arctic Shield: Coast Guard Looking North

    The Arctic has become a hotbed of interest in recent years. The Coast Guard has recognized this trend and is pursuing more presence in the region, but will its resources be able to keep up with rapidly increasing traffic? Rear Admiral Thomas P. Ostebo, commander of the 17th District of … More

    Debate Prep: America's Role in the World

    The final presidential debate, on foreign policy, is scheduled for Monday, October 22. Moderator Bob Schieffer announced that the topics will be: “America’s Role in the World,” “Our Longest War—Afghanistan and Pakistan,” “Red Lines—Israel and Iran,” “The Changing Middle East and the New Face of Terrorism,” and “The Rise of … More

    Morning Bell: Harmful U.N. Sea Treaty Stalls in Senate

    A United Nations threat to U.S. sovereignty has been halted. The Law of the Sea Treaty (LOST), a pet project of Senator John Kerry (D-MA), ran aground yesterday when opposition reached critical mass. A total of 34 Senators, led by Jim DeMint (R-SC) and James Inhofe (R-OK), have now expressed … More

    American Sovereignty Under Attack: The Threat of Global Governance

    The conflict between global governance and U.S. constitutional democracy is the subject of a new book by John Fonte, who visited Heritage last week to talk about the numerous and well-funded efforts to undermine American sovereignty. The book, “Sovereignty or Submission,” chronicles in details the global governance movement. Fonte, a … More

    Guest Blog: Did the Raid Against Bin Laden Violate Our Own Principles?

    Ever since the raid last month that killed Osama Bin Laden, the question of whether the US violated Pakistani sovereignty keeps on coming up. Heritage asked renowned international law scholar Jeremy Rabkin to address the matter. Did the United States violate Pakistan’s sovereignty when it raided Osama bin Laden’s lair in … More

    European Union Gives Millions to Anti-Death Penalty Groups in America

    Why on earth are British taxpayers being forced to fund European Union lobbying for policy campaigns in the United States? Furthermore, why is the EU directly interfering in domestic political debates in America, and so far without Congressional oversight? As the research detailed below demonstrates, the EU’s European Instrument for … More

    The Supreme Court and the Right to Bring Constitutional Challenges to Criminal Laws

    Today the U.S. Supreme Court will consider the connection between an international convention to eliminate chemical weapons and a suburban Philadelphia love triangle. Remarkably, the first and apparently only person prosecuted under the United States’ implementation of the 1993 Chemical Weapons Convention is Carol Anne Bond, a Lansdale, Pennsylvania, woman … More