Nord Stream 2 Pipeline Would Embolden Russia, Put European Stability at Risk

The proposed Nord Stream 2 natural gas pipeline, which will run alongside the existing Nord Stream pipeline under the Baltic Sea in northern Europe, would directly connect Russia and Germany by bypassing several other European countries. This pipeline would only make Europe more dependent on Russian gas and more vulnerable to Moscow’s energy blackmail. The […]

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Trump Shouldn’t ‘Hold Back’ as North Korea Tests Missiles, Expert Advises

President Donald Trump needs to get tougher with North Korea by using existing legal options after the communist regime’s weekend progress in improving its capability to strike the continental U.S. with an intercontinental ballistic missile, a Heritage Foundation analyst said Sunday night. That is a better course than to complain about China’s lack of action, […]

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We Hear You: Facing the Opioid Crisis and Defending the Marriage Views of Farmers

Editor’s note: We were pretty jazzed to publish a commentary on the opioid crisis by William Bennett and Robert DuPont. We’ve been meaning to run some of your reactions, so let’s begin with them, followed by more on the farmers banned from a farmers market . Be sure to write us at [email protected] McIntyre Dear […]

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How Obamacare Is Eroding Private Insurance

The Senate has now failed to pass legislation to repeal and replace Obamacare. The longer Congress delays or avoids action, the more the problems are likely to grow and compound. The most common and publicized problems with the law have been the skyrocketing premiums and withdrawal of insurers from Obamacare exchanges—consequences that have flown in […]

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3 Republicans Join Democrats to Defeat Obamacare Repeal

Republican Sens. John McCain, Lisa Murkowski, and Susan Collins joined Democrats to keep Obamacare, at least for now. The “skinny repeal” bill managed to get only 49 votes, with every Democrat and the three Republicans voting against the scaled-down version of the repeal and replace bill.  Just before 2 a.m. Friday, Senate Majority Mitch McConnell, […]

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What Jeff Sessions Thinks About Trump’s Attacks

Attorney General Jeff Sessions says he’s hurt by President Donald Trump’s recent criticism, but he’s confident he made the right decision recusing himself from the Russia investigation. In an exclusive interview with Fox News’ Tucker Carlson that aired Thursday night, Sessions vowed to continue his work as the nation’s top law enforcement officer. “I’m confident […]

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Trump Wants to Shut Down OPIC. Will His Nominee Do It?

In its fiscal year 2018 budget, the Trump administration “proposes ceasing new business operations and initiating the wind-down of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation starting in 2018 to reduce unnecessary federal interventions that distort the free market.” A report this month by Heritage Foundation analysts explains in detail why this is an excellent idea. And […]

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The Key to Making Local Communities Strong Again

How strong are America’s communities? Sadly, we know from decades of research, including work by the Social Capital Project, that they are growing weaker. Men and women are having fewer children in total, and they are also having fewer children within wedlock. Between 1970 and 2015, births to single mothers rose from 11 percent of […]

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