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 2021-01-26 19:16 

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Teachers Unions Are Keeping Kids Out of the Classroom. School Choice Can Ensure They Learn Anyway....

National School Choice Week has taken on renewed importance this year, as too many families are approaching the one-year mark of crisis online learning provided by their public school district. Last March, the coronavirus pandemic shuttered schools nation...

 2021-01-26 15:30 

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World Sees Brexit U.K.'s Union Jack As What It Means to Be Great Again...

In the Victorian Age, Britain's confidence was based on its belief that it had a gift for government. The French cooked better food; the Italians wrote finer music; the Americans invented the telegraph. But as the rise of the House of Commons proved, ...

 2021-01-25 22:26 

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Executive Order Seesaw on Environmental Rules Inflicts Vertigo on Economy...

In his first week in office, President Joe Biden swept through a series of environmental policy actions. You'd be forgiven if most of it sounded vaguely familiar and you questioned whether we hadn't settled all this before. Among other actions, th...

 2021-01-25 19:56 

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Why Infrastructure Spending Will Not Help the Pandemic Recovery...

In February, President Joe Biden plans to outline an infrastructure plan intended to help America "build back better." Congress has already provided nearly $4.5 trillion in response to the coronavirus outbreak. Spending more—possibly trillio...

 2021-01-25 19:38 

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Washington Should Encourage Ukraine to Opt for Greater Economic Freedom...

Ukraine is one of the largest countries in Europe, rich with human capital and other resources, and its strategic importance stretches to the Middle East and Central Eurasia. In many ways, Ukraine is the face of the region's ongoing struggle with Russ...

 2021-01-25 19:05 

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Latin American Countries Must Not Allow Huawei to Develop Their 5G Networks...

Like in many regions of the world, countries in Latin America are considering foreign vendors to develop their fifth-generation (5G) wireless technology. Some countries, such as Uruguay, have already launched minor 5G projects and will begin auctioning of...

 2021-01-22 21:18 

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Arms Control Policy Under Biden Not Off to a Good New START...

News that President Joe Biden intends to seek a five-year extension of the New START agreement with Russia is disappointing, to say the least . New START restricts the number of delivery systems and warheads that the United States and Russia can deploy. S...

 2021-01-21 22:32 

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Senate to Consider Amnesty and Open Borders with DHS Secretary Vote...

United States senators will soon have a chance to support or oppose massive amnesty for illegal aliens and open borders policies. These policy decisions will permanently alter the nation's sovereignty and security. This opportunity is in the form of t...

 2021-01-21 22:32 

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A Rash Decision to Rejoin the World Health Organization Before Securing Reforms...

Last year, President Donald Trump decided to halt United States funding to the World Health Organization and withdraw the organization based on the organization's inept response to COVID-19 and its obsequious failure to confront China over its lack of...

 2021-01-21 15:41 

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After Inaugural Rhetoric on Unity, Biden Signs Divisive Transgender Executive Order...

In his inaugural address, President Joe Biden stressed he wants to be the president of all Americans—left and right—and bring healing and unity to the nation. Actions speak louder than words. And on his very first day in office, Biden signed a...

 2021-01-21 14:58 

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Heritage Expert Provides Evidence Leading to Official Condemnation of Uighur Genocide...

Research by a Heritage Foundation scholar helped lead the U.S. State Department to make an official determination of genocide and crimes against humanity enacted by the Chinese Communist Party. Oliva Enos, a senior policy analyst in Heritage's Asian S...

 2021-01-21 14:34 

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Reagan's Fight for American Renewal, Revisited...

Forty years ago, on January 20, 1981, Ronald Reagan was sworn in for the first time as president of the United States. He faced turmoil at home and abroad: His Democratic predecessor, Jimmy Carter, had presided over the worst recession since the Great Dep...

 2021-01-21 14:30 

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How The U.S. Should Respond To Genocide In Xinjiang...

On the last day of the Trump administration, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo issued a determination saying that genocide and crimes against humanity are taking place against Uighur Muslims and other minorities in Xinjiang, China. The determination is an es...

 2021-01-21 14:20 

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We Can Preserve Jobs, Affordable Energy, and a Clean Environment with the Keystone XL Pipeline...

President Joe Biden's "Build Back Better" campaign could be off to a rocky start, especially if you're one of the builders. One of the potential first acts of a Biden administration is to cancel the presidential permit for the Keystone XL ...

 2021-01-21 14:00 

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A Nonpartisan, No-Nonsense Virus Strategy...

To unify the country, Biden can start by confronting the coronavirus pandemic, which affects every American and has had a profound impact on our lives and livelihoods. Much discontent in America could be solved if Biden as president does three things: mak...

 2021-01-20 23:36 

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Biden's Disbanding of 1776 Commission Shows Left's War on U.S. History...

All Americans should wish President Joe Biden well. To do otherwise would be churlish and self-defeating. It beggars belief, though, that one of his first intended acts was for his White House to take down the report issued Monday by the 1776 Commission, ...

 2021-01-20 18:59 

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A Closer Look at Somalia's Uninspiring Electoral Process...

"I wouldn't call this an election... this is a selection." So said Halima Ibrahim , head of Somalia's National Independent Elections Commission, about the electoral process in Somalia that will culminate—perhaps next month—with...

 2021-01-20 18:44 

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Biden's Radical Agenda Ensures a Weaker, Poorer, More Divided America...

When Joe Biden becomes president on Wednesday, he won't waste any time in fanning the flames of division in the United States as he seeks to implement his far-left agenda. All signals are flashing red, indicating that the incoming administration will ...

 2021-01-20 16:17 

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Trump Delivers Long-Awaited Triumph for Criminal Justice Reform in Last-Minute Executive Order...

The last few days of an administration often see a flurry of executive orders. The Trump administration is no exception, and former President Donald Trump is making the most of this tradition. In one of these twilight executive orders, Trump has delivered...

 2021-01-20 14:40 

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Headed in the Right Direction on Taiwan...

The U.S. last week took action to remove most of the diplomatic red tape around U.S.-Taiwan relations. While there have been adjustments in State Department "Guidelines on Relations with Taiwan" and other guidance before, no administration has eve...

 2021-01-20 14:16 

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Unrelated Amendments in COVID-19 Relief Bill Only Add to Overcriminalization...

Congress is very good at two things: spending money and thinking up duplicative—and, therefore, unnecessary—ways to criminalize many aspects of our daily lives. The latest COVID-19 relief bill does both. > > > What's the best way for Ameri...

 2021-01-20 14:00 

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Congress' Commitment to the Constitution Tested Three Times in Seven Days...

While "unprecedented" seemed to be an apt word to describe much of 2020, the beginning of 2021 seems to be continuing the trend by being precedent-breaking in its own right. In the first weeks of 2021, America witnessed Congress face a series of m...

 2021-01-19 22:19 

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VIRTUAL EVENT: Human Trafficking: Policy Prescriptions to Hold Criminals Accountable and Help Their Victims...

Human trafficking is a major problem facing our nation today. Over the past several years, law enforcement at the local, state, and federal levels have made combatting it a top priority. Join our panelists as they discuss their own experiences investigati...

 2021-01-19 21:22 

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South Korea's Strong Alliance With the U.S. Is Built On a Solid Economic Foundation...

Half a decade ago in Seoul, then-Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken highlighted the importance of the U.S.-South Korea alliance by noting : South Korea is a nation that has faced down war, faced down poverty, faced down political chaos, faced down d...

 2021-01-19 16:48 

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The New 2020 Tri-Service Maritime Strategy—"Advantage at Sea"...

The Issue On December 17, 2020, the Pentagon released a tri-service maritime strategy titled "Advantage at Sea: Prevailing with Integrated All-Domain Naval Power"—the third Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard combined strategy since 2007. Th...

 2021-01-19 16:19 

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The U.S. Navy's Annual Long-Range Plan for Construction of Naval Vessels...

The Issue On December 9, 2020, the U.S. Navy released its Annual Long-Range Plan for Construction of Naval Vessels, focusing on great-power competition, for fiscal year (FY) 2022 to FY 2051. By itself, this plan is inadequate; it details neither fleet emp...

 2021-01-18 16:10 

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Treasury's Christmas Gift Is Another Flawed AML Rule...

Just before Christmas, in yet another snub to the FinTech industry, the Trump administration proposed a last minute rule that shows a preference for maintaining the status quo rather than fostering innovation and competition in financial markets. Their la...

 2021-01-18 16:00 

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The Six Blind Men and the Elephant: Differing Views on the U.S. Defense Budget...

In the Indian parable of " The Blind Men and the Elephant ," six blind men come across an elephant by the side of the road. To learn about the animal, each feels the animal, unknowingly touching a different part. The man who happens to put his han...

 2021-01-18 15:35 

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Supreme Inequality: Achieving Progressive Government through Unelected Judges...

When Supreme Inequality: The Supreme Court's Fifty-Year Battle for a More Unjust America hit bookstore shelves on Feb. 25, 2020, it largely landed with a thud. It put forward a simplistic—yet unstated—view of the Court as a political entit...

 2021-01-15 14:55 

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North Korea Could Spell Trouble for Biden...

North Korea has been relatively quiet until recently, but that looks like it is changing. Keeping the Hermit Kingdom from becoming President-elect Joe Biden's first crisis could well require learning some lessons from what the outgoing administration ...

 2021-01-15 14:35 

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Mask Mandates: Are There Better Ways to Control COVID-19 Outbreaks?...

COVID-19 cases and deaths continue to surge. The seven-day moving average of daily confirmed new cases eclipsed 260,000 on Jan. 9, the highest rate yet recorded. The U.S. is expected to reach the grim milestone of 400,000 COVID-related deaths later this m...

 2021-01-14 14:40 

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Kim Jong-un's Shot Across Biden's Bow...

Having built up his nuclear and missile arsenal during the past four years, North Korean strongman Kim Jong-un has just warned President-elect Biden to expect more of the same. Speaking at the 8th Party Congress, the country's highest legislative even...

 2021-01-13 23:35 

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Environmental Extremism Is Creeping Into Every Domain of Public Policy...

Many on the left continue to place their ideology of environmental extremism above all other considerations, including economic growth, individual freedom, and the welfare of low-income Americans. This worldview ignores critical tradeoffs and places envir...

 2021-01-13 23:20 

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Justices to Decide If Public Colleges Face Consequences After Infringing Students' Free Speech...

The Supreme Court heard oral arguments Jan. 12 in Uzuegbunam v. Preczewski , a case that will decide whether public universities that infringe their students' First Amendment right to free speech can be held accountable for it. The case was brought by...

 2021-01-13 19:37 

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Pompeo Blasts Iran for Ties to Al-Qaeda...

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo blasted Iran in a speech on Tuesday for the covert support and sanctuary it has extended to al-Qaeda. Pompeo charged that Iran had become the "new Afghanistan," the country where al-Qaeda was based in 2001 when it la...

 2021-01-13 18:36 

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The EU's New Investment Deal With China Is a Blow to the Transatlantic Alliance...

The European Union and the People's Republic of China reached a comprehensive agreement on investment Dec. 30, and it has already elicited a storm of disapproval from advocates of transatlantic cooperation in both the U.S. and Europe. For good reason ...

 2021-01-13 18:19 

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The Top Five U.S. Priorities for European Policy in 2021...

The current year will be an important inflection point for transatlantic relations. A new U.S. Administration and Congress should focus on reinforcing the transatlantic partnership and working with European allies to address threats from aggressive state ...

 2021-01-13 14:40 

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America May Soon Face Unlimited Illegal Immigration...

Unlimited illegal immigration—that's what a Biden administration wants, and that is what it will be able to get after Jan. 20. This is perhaps the most important domestic policy issue at stake for America as we face single-party leadership in bo...

 2021-01-13 14:22 

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The EUChina Comprehensive Agreement on Investment...

The Issue On December 30, 2020, the European Union and China concluded in principle the Comprehensive Agreement on Investment (CAI). Beijing's sudden flexibility on the terms of the bilateral investment agreement is clearly part of an effort to preemp...

 2021-01-12 21:27 

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On the 10th Anniversary of the Arab Spring, Tunisia Is Leading the Way on Democracy...

January 14 will mark the 10th anniversary of the Arab Spring, which began with Tunisians' toppling of longtime strongman Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali's regime in 2011. The Arab Spring, which swept North Africa and the Middle East, was a moment of hope ...

 2021-01-11 17:31 

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Russia, China and More: How America Can Address Its Biggest Coming Threats...

The reaction to Joe Biden's pick to lead the Defense Department, retired Army Gen. Lloyd Austin, has so far ignored perhaps the most significant security issue of our nation: China. Why? The silence on this is bewildering. Great-power competition with...

 2021-01-11 14:19 

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Capitol Riot Tactics Strongly Resemble Those Used in 2020 Riots...

Watching rioters breach the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday as members of Congress were certifying the presidential election inside was alarming and raised many questions regarding the security of the Capitol—one of the most important federal buildings in...

 2021-01-11 14:00 

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Hypocrisy on Lockdown Orders Deserves Exposure...

"We're all in this together." At least, that's what millions of Americans have heard for months from corporate advertisers, friends on social media and, of course, from government officials. If the behavior of our elected leaders is any in...

 2021-01-09 22:17 

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No, Beijing, the Hong Kong Protests Were Nothing Like What Happened on Capitol Hill...

False equivalencies are being drawn between the angry pro-Trump mob that sought to disrupt democratic processes on Capitol Hill this Wednesday and overwhelmingly peaceful, pro-democracy Hong Kong protests that took place in 2019 and 2020. These parallels ...

 2021-01-08 19:27 

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Qatar's Normalization with Gulf States Could Pave the Way Toward a Secure and Stable Persian Gulf...

Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, and Egypt have agreed to restore ties with Qatar during the 41st Gulf Cooperation Council Summit on Tuesday . The agreement marks the end of a dispute that has divided the Persian Gulf region since 2017. Se...

 2021-01-08 14:38 

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Brexit Is a Reality; the U.S. Must Act Accordingly...

Britain has left the European Union. Now, the United States faces a simple choice. It can either stand idly by as other nations make trade deals with Britain, or it can negotiate a free trade agreement for its own benefit. Brexit Britain has been astonish...

 2021-01-07 16:23 

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Amid Chaos, Our Resilient Republic Endures...

Like many Americans, I watched in disbelief Wednesday as an angry mob stormed our U.S. Capitol. As members of Congress gathered to certify the electoral votes of the presidential election, a band of criminals decided to take matters into their own hands. ...

 2021-01-07 14:40 

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DJI Placed on the Entity List for Human Rights Abuses, but Concerns About Data Security Should Not Be Overlooked...

Shortly before Christmas, the federal government took bold action to preserve both U.S. national security and our foreign policy interests by placing the Chinese corporation Da-Jiang Innovations (DJI), the world's largest maker of unmanned aerial syst...

 2021-01-06 15:10 

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What Do Trump's Lower-Court Appointees Mean for Biden?...

By every measure, President Donald Trump , working hand in hand with Mitch McConnell , has accomplished an incredible feat in appointing judges to the federal bench. Besides his three Supreme Court appointees—more than any president in recent years ...

 2021-01-06 14:47 

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11 Cases of Defensive Gun Use as 2020 Came to a Close...

The world has said "good riddance" to 2020 and ushered in a new year. Although 2020 was a year in which many people faced extraordinary challenges, it did come with a silver lining for advocates of a strong Second Amendment right—unprecedent...

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