Media Fails to Ask: Who Really Wants Peace?

While events at the United Nations on Friday generated many column inches in the international media, very few read between the lines and looked carefully at the actual contents of Palestinian PM Mahmoud Abbas’s and Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu’s speeches. Instead, we were treated to headlines proclaiming the “historic” moment as Abbas called for a […]

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US Jewish Leader Warns Turkey against Attacking Off-Shore Rig

An attack on the rig drilling for gas off shore from Cyprus for an Israeli-American consortium would be considered an attack on the United States, says Richard Stone, chairman of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations. Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan last month threatened to attack the Nobel Energy rig if […]

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The Beginning of the End of Oslo?

Palestinian Authority chief Mahmoud Abbas on Saturday demanded a renegotiation of key aspects of the Oslo Accords, claiming that the agreement had prevented the PA economy from expanding as much as it could have. At issue is the Paris Agreement, which set up the system whereby Israel collects customs and taxes for the PA, and […]

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Where’s Our Apology From Johann Hari?

On September 15, Johan Hari, a journalist for the UK’s Independent, published a “personal apology” following the exposure of his widespread plagiarism and dishonest journalism. It included the following: The other thing I did wrong was that several years ago I started to notice some things I didn’t like in the Wikipedia entry about me, […]

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New Study Shows Obamacare’s Impact on Ohio Coverage and Premiums

Americans knew the negative impact Obamacare would have on the nation before the law even passed. Millions of Americans will be added to Medicaid, which already provides low-quality coverage and patchy access to care. The new law will not result in universal coverage, despite its $1 trillion+ price tag. Premiums will go up. And Americans […]

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Obama Circumvents Congress on Education Policy

For the past few decades, the federal government has continuously increased its power over local schools, through funding with strings-attached, with depressing results. Since the 1970?s federal spending on education has nearly tripled, yet student achievement has remained flat and graduation rates have not improved. However, that increased spending has had a major impact on […]

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Chart of the Week: U.S. Rivals Japan for World’s Highest Corporate Tax Rate

Republicans and Democrats on the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction this week finally agreed on something substantive: The U.S. corporate tax rate is too high. It’s a point we’ve been making for years at Heritage. High federal and state corporate tax rates — a whopping 39.2 percent when combined — make it difficult for […]

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China is ‘Systematically Stealing’ U.S Intellectual Property

(The Telegraph) US Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner has accused China of “systematically stealing” American companies’ intellectual property in an unusually blunt attack. “They have made possible systematic stealing of intellectual property of American companies and have not been very aggressive to put in place the basic protections,” Mr Geither said on Friday at a conference […]

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