Congress Takes a Stand Against the EU

Congress did something important yesterday: It took a stand on behalf of American security, and it did so at the risk of angering our European allies. That took some guts, but it was the right thing to do. The European Union is a critical partner for America in maintaining our national security. Europe serves as […]

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Wave of Protests Continues Across North Africa and the Middle East

In January, Heritage Senior Research Fellow Jim Phillips predicted that Tunisia’s Jasmine Revolution would spark uprisings throughout the Arab world. Four months later, North Africa and the Middle East are experiencing substantial governmental transformations, and there is no end in sight. Tunisia As the first leadership casualty of the “Arab Spring,” Tunisia’s former president, Zine […]

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Obama’s Gas Prices Picture Says All the Wrong Words

The White House released an infographic entitled “The Obama Energy Agenda Gas Prices” that highlights a number of facts with regards to domestic oil production, improved fuel efficiency, improved transportation fleet and a clean energy future. While a picture may say a thousand words, this graphic conveniently omits critical facts and points that demonstrate that […]

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Lieberman Asks Why World Ignores Syria and Interferes in Israel

Why does the world ignore dictators in Iran and Syria but interferes with democracy in Israel,  Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman  wondered out loud in his Independence Day remarks to members of the diplomatic corps Tuesday. President Shimon Peres was present during his speech. The Foreign Minister said, “The repression that has met the demonstrations in […]

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A Pop Quiz on Imports!

Consider three countries: 1) In Country 1, imports of goods and services are 29 percent the size of the country’s overall economy. 2) In Country 2, imports are 22 percent the size of the country’s economy. 3) In Country 3, imports are 14 percent the size of the country’s economy. Which of these countries relies […]

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Egypt: 12 Dead in Muslim Attack on Church

Twelve people were killed Saturday when Muslims attacked a church in Cairo, in the second incident of its kind since March. The attack set off violent clashes that ended in hundreds of injuries and almost 200 arrests. The incident began when a Muslim mob attacked the St. Menas church after hearing rumors that a Christian […]

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