Dead Man on Trial: Russian Whistleblower Tried After Death

Sergei Magnitsky. Photo: PhotoXpress/ZumaPress/Newscom The Russian government is set to posthumously try the brutally murdered whistleblower Sergei Magnitsky for tax fraud. While working for Hermitage Capital, formerly one of Russia’s largest foreign investment firms, Magnitsky uncovered a massive fraud and accused Russian police and tax officials of embezzling $230 million from the Russian treasury. For […]

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It’s Time to Stop Picking Winners and Losers in the Energy Industry

Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call/Newscom Representative Mike Pompeo (R–KS) hopes his new bill calling for the repeal of all energy tax credits on both conventional and renewable energy sources will level the playing field for energy producers and consumers and prevent the government from picking “winners and losers.” The Energy Freedom and Economic Prosperity Act (EFEPA) […]

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VIDEO: Jim DeMint Appears on NBC’s “Meet the Press”

Heritage Foundation President-Elect Jim DeMint appeared on NBC’s “Meet the Press” today to discuss President Obama’s liberal vision for America and how conservatives must counter his radical agenda. As he did during a Saturday speech to the National Review Institute, DeMint called on conservatives to do a better job of explaining how their ideas solve […]

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Filibuster Deal Harms Senate Minority

On Thursday, the Senate approved two resolutions making both temporary and permanent procedural changes—to the detriment of the rights of the minority party as well as individual Senators on both sides of the aisle. The first resolution was in the form of a standing rule to be in place for two years that addresses a […]

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Presidential Speeches Quiz: Who Said It?

Barack Obama has compared himself to many Presidents. First he ran as Abraham Lincoln reincarnated. He even appealed to the spirit of Ronald Reagan. Then he tried to govern like Franklin D. Roosevelt (FDR). He campaigned for re-election as Harry Truman running against a “do-nothing” Congress. He’s been to Osawatomie, Kansas, to channel Theodore Roosevelt. […]

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Tales of the Red Tape #38: OSHA Advances Worker Risk—and Not Much Else

If the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) regulated its own doings in the manner it does private business, the agency’s doors would surely be shuttered. So lousy is its record of accrediting workplace safety examiners that some applicants have waited 10 years for their paperwork to be processed. It’s gotten so bad, in fact, […]

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Foreign Aid: There Are Many Ways Conservatives Can—and Should—Help the Poor

Daniel Hannan, a member of the European Parliament and one of Great Britain’s rising conservative political stars, reminds us that the fundamental error of the left is its “elevation of motive over outcome.” This leads to development assistance policies that are at least doomed to fail and may actually increase poverty. There are many reasons: […]

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Obama’s Recess Appointments Struck Down

On Friday morning, a three-judge panel of the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals unanimously struck down President Obama’s alleged “recess” appointments to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). The appointments were made over a year ago, so the ruling potentially invalidates a number of actions taken by the NLRB since then. The five-member NLRB cannot […]

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