30-Year-Old Law of the Sea Treaty Still Not Worth It

It’s Round 2 in President Obama’s effort to get the U.S. Senate to agree to ratification of a major international treaty. Late last year, the President successfully pressed the Senate to ratify the New START treaty with Russia, which dealt with nuclear weapons. Now, it’s ramping up pressure on another treaty, the United Nations Convention […]

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Take Two: Turkey’s Roadmap for Libya

Last March, Turkish President Abdullah Gül and Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdo?an accused Western leaders of intervening in Libya in order to take control of Libya’s vast oil and gold resources. Today, however, Turkey—NATO’s once ardent opposition to military engagement—is one of the United States’ most active partners in seeking regime change. Turkey’s roadmap is […]

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Charities Become Collateral Damage in the Debate Over Marriage

Children served by private adoption and foster care organizations are finding themselves among the victims of collateral damage of state decisions to legally recognize same-sex couples. From county courts to the U.S. Congress, the debate over protecting the conscience rights of religious institutions is heating up. Before Illinois passed a civil union law this spring, […]

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Washington in a Flash: Ben Bernanke Heads to the Hill

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke is due to deliver the Semiannual Monetary Policy Report to Congress today before the House Financial Services Committee. What will he say about unemployment, if anything at all? The stakes are high with Bernanke’s approval rating at an all-time low. The hearing starts at 10 a.m. The Senate Finance Committee […]

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Paul Ryan Schools HHS Secretary on Patient-Centered Medicare Reform

This morning, the House Budget Committee invited Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to a hearing on the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB), the left’s weapon of choice for tackling Medicare’s $38 trillion in unfunded promises to America’s seniors. Both sides of the debate agree that extensive reductions to Medicare’s runaway spending are needed, […]

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Washington in a Flash: A Closer Look at India’s Terrorism Challenges

Heritage hosts a discussion this morning featuring Indian Brigadier General Amrit Pal Singh, James J. Carafano and Frank Cilluffo on how India is transforming its internal security architecture in a way that mirrors the U.S. response to 9/11. The event, Reforming India’s Homeland Security Architecture: Learning from U.S. Experience, starts at 10:00 a.m. ET. Watch the webcast. Meanwhile, […]

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The Sergei Magnitsky Case: An Admission of Guilt

On July 5 the Russian Human Rights Council published its report on the now infamous—and mysterious—death of the lawyer Sergei Magnitsky. An attorney for the Moscow-based American law firm Firestone Duncan, he represented Hermitage Capital, which was at the time the largest Western hedge fund in Russia. Magnitsky died while in custody awaiting trial for […]

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