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    The Man Who Would Not be King

    We all know the stories about George Washington. He chopped down a cherry tree, but did not lie about it. He wore wooden teeth and handwrote rules of civility. But cherry trees and wooden teeth do not capture the actual Washington. His greatest legacy lies in resisting the lure of … More

    Do We Still Believe in American Sovereignty?

    The current language surrounding American foreign policy (and the New START Treaty in particular) is diplomatic and courteous.  It is also dangerously ambiguous about American sovereignty.  As Steven Groves explains in the latest installment of the Understanding America series, “Sovereignty is a simple idea: the United States is an independent … More

    EU's Smug Moral Posturing Crossing the Line

    EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton has today announced the appointment of more than two dozen new Ambassadors who will serve under the blue and gold flag of the European Union rather than their national colors. However, she should be keeping a closer eye on her existing corps. Having been … More

    First Principles and Foreign Policy

    One common way of thinking about foreign policy is that it exists in its own world, separate from domestic policy or the first principles on which a nation is founded. According to this view , the job of the foreign policy expert is to deal dispassionately with the world as … More

    John Bolton on American Sovereignty Under a Post-American Presidency

    CHICAGO – Protect America Month 2010, the Heritage Foundation’s annual series of events and publications aimed at highlighting key national security issues and promoting sensible defense and homeland security policies, hit the road today with a special address in Chicago by former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton. … More

    WATCH LIVE: Ambassador John R. Bolton on Protecting National Sovereignty in the Age of Obama

    Live Video streaming by Ustream The vital concept of national sovereignty is under assault around the globe in virtually every realm of public policy. Join us from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM eastern as Ambassador John R. Bolton speaks at The Heritage Foundation about protecting U.S. sovereignty in the Age … More

    The Right to Trial by Jury – A Principle Worth Keeping

    The American Non-Governmental Organizations Coalition for the International Criminal Court (AMICC), a UN-aligned pressure group which advocates for U.S. membership in the International Criminal Court (ICC), has released an “analysis” of our recent paper, “An Inconvenient Founding: America’s Principles Applied to the ICC”. The paper argues that the Rome Statute … More

    Message to Obama: Leave Our Jobs Here, Bring Our Sovereignty Back

    President Obama headed overseas to collect his Nobel Peace Prize and make his pitch for collective action on climate change. Of course, if our president commits us to any binding agreement to reduce greenhouse gases, our jobs will be heading overseas too. The Senate’s 1997 Byrd-Hagel Resolution warned not to … More

    Senator Webb to Obama on Copenhagen: Don’t Do Anything Congress Can’t Do

    While most Americans were out shopping on Black Friday, Senator Jim Webb (D-VA) was busy sending a letter to Barack Obama with an important message for the president to take to Copenhagen: Don’t forget about us. Senator Webb’s letter to President Obama said the following: Dear Mr. President: I would … More

    Koh Update: Questions for Koh

    The Washington Independent‘s David Weigel has a very fair piece on conservative efforts to educate the public about  State Department legal advisor nominee Harold Koh’s “transnationalist” legal beliefs. Weigel quotes National Review’s Ed Whelan: “What judicial transnationalism is really all about is depriving American citizens of their powers of representative … More