His Sister Was Sex-Trafficked for 6 Years. Here’s How He’s Devoted His Life to Fighting It.

Ilonka Deaton was trafficked into sex slavery at the age of 12. She suffered for six years before finally getting free. Now, her brother, Jaco Booyens, runs a film company that brings the darkness of sex trafficking into the light. He’s out with a film called “8 Days.” Read the lightly edited interview, posted below, […]

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What’s Next for the US and Iran

Will Iran strike again to take revenge for the death of Gen. Qassim Suleimani? What will Trump’s economic sanctions look like? And what about Iraq’s attitude to all this? Heritage Foundation foreign policy expert Luke Coffey has answers. Read the interview, posted below, or listen on the podcast: We also cover the following stories: Plane […]

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5 Top Iranian Officials You Should Know

Tensions between the United States and Iran seem to be deescalating again, but the countries clearly are still at loggerheads.  Much media attention has been focused in recent days on President Donald Trump and his national security team, including Defense Secretary Mark Esper and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. Trump ordered the U.S. drone strike in […]

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Trump Judicial Adviser Teams Up With Conservative PR Executive in New Initiative

One of the leading voices behind President Donald Trump’s drive to appoint originalist judges to the federal courts is teaming up with an influential public relations executive in the Washington area to launch a new project.  Leonard Leo is leaving his post running the Federalist Society, a network of conservatives lawyers, and is partnering with […]

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Toxic Politics Complicate President’s Obligation to Notify Congress of Military Strike

The confrontational political environment in Washington made it more difficult for the president to give Congress advance notice of the U.S. drone strike that killed Iran’s chief terrorist in Iraq, national security experts contend.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., said she plans to introduce a war powers resolution to curb future strikes against Iran, and […]

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Trump’s VA Chief Confronts Challenges Facing America’s Veterans

Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie brings a personal and family history of military service to his high-profile job—characteristics that have helped him lead a government agency responsible for providing care for approximately 9.5 million of America’s veterans. Wilkie is the son of an Army artillery commander who grew up at Fort Bragg. Today, he is […]

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