Japan’s Step Closer to TPP

Newscom Today, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced that Japan will officially join the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). This comes a day after Prime Minister Abe received the okay to join TPP by his Liberal Democratic Party, a month after visiting President Obama and discussing the partnership, and more than a year since Japan first formally expressed […]

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Top 8 Tweets from Jim DeMint’s CPAC Speech

Heritage Foundation President-elect Jim DeMint delivered last night’s keynote address at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC). We shared some of the most memorable lines from his CPAC speech with Heritage followers in real time on Twitter. Watch the complete video or read the full text of DeMint’s speech Have a look below at the […]

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The Arms Trade Treaty and the Second Amendment: Encouraging Executive Actions

On February 26, the American Bar Association’s Center for Human Rights issued a white paper on the U.N. Arms Trade Treaty (ATT), which concludes that “the proposed ATT is consistent with the Second Amendment.” This conclusion neglects important facts about the treaty and the processes surrounding it, which we are exploring in this four-part series. […]

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Family Fact of the Week: The Feminine Mystique and Feminists’ Mistake

Mario Ruiz/ZUMA Press/Newscom Among the landmarks in the 2013 Women’s History Month is the 50th anniversary of the publication of Betty Friedan’s The Feminine Mystique—a work that was once hailed as the “the spark that ignited second-wave feminism.” Yet Friedan’s dictum that women be “liberated” actually had limiting consequences. A perspective with 50-year hindsight reveals […]

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Korea-U.S. Free Trade Agreement One Year On: Solidifying a Partnership for the Future

March 15 marks the first anniversary of the Korea–U.S. Free Trade Agreement (KORUS FTA). Over the past 12 months, a growing number of businesses in both countries have taken action to capitalize on the expanded opportunities created by the free flow of products, services, and ideas through the KORUS FTA. Although it is still early […]

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Keystone XL: Parallels to the Alaska Pipeline

Jim West/ZUMA Press/Newscom As the U.S. commemorates the 40th anniversary of passage of the Trans-Alaskan Pipeline Authorization Act of 1973, it is worth remembering the challenges the project overcame and how they mirror the challenges facing the Keystone XL Pipeline today. An 800-mile engineering marvel, the Alaska Pipeline was completed in two years and two […]

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