How to Improve the UN

Seventy years ago, the five victors of World War II and 46 other signatory nations ratified the United Nations Charter, thus making the U.N. an official international body. Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon is using the anniversary to celebrate its accomplishments. He says, “The year 2015 is a once-in-a generation opportunity.” It is indeed. The year […]

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How Kelley Paul’s Grandmother Lived the American Dream

MANCHESTER, N.H.—Kelley Paul, wife of Republican presidential candidate Sen. Rand Paul, visited her husband’s New Hampshire campaign office on Wednesday. In a meet-and-greet with her husband’s supporters, Paul shared the story of her grandmother, Julia O’Toole, whom she called the “centerpiece” of her book, “True and Constant Friends.” “I had an opportunity to really reflect […]

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China, US Keep Their Defenses Up at Asian Security Conference

Dean Cheng, senior research fellow in The Heritage Foundation’s Asian Studies Center, has been in Singapore, where he was a guest at the region’s premier security conference, the Shangri-La Dialogue. With the close of the events here in Singapore, Southeast Asia and regional security analysts are busily mulling over this year’s Shangri-La Dialogue. The Dialogue […]

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House Moves to Stop Operation Choke Point

Making clear its official stance against Operation Choke Point, the House passed a measure that prohibits the Justice Department from using any funds to carry out the controversial program. Critics say it unfairly targets legal businesses like pawn shops, gun dealers and payday lenders. On Wednesday, lawmakers approved the Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, which […]

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