Posted: 2021-01-22 03:30:20
A couple of facts are not in dispute. Recruiting is getting harder. The Army has been struggling to make numbers since 2018. While a Pew Research Center survey released in July 2019 shows th...
Posted: 2021-01-22 03:15:16
President Joe Biden has signaled his willingness to revive the flawed 2015 Iran nuclear deal, the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). Doing so would reward a hostile dictatorship tha...
What You Need to Know About the Arrest of Rus...

What You Need to Know About the Arrest of Russian Dissident Alexei Navalny


Alexei Navalny returned to Russia from Germany on Jan. 17 and was arrested at the airport upon arrival. Navalny, a leading Russian political opposition figure, had been recovering in German...
Posted: 2021-01-22 03:01:42
What You Need to Know About the Arrest of Russian Dissident Alexei Navalny
Alexei Navalny returned to Russia from Germany on Jan. 17 and was arrested at the airport upon arrival. Navalny, a leading Russian political opposition figure, had been recovering in German...
Senate to Consider Amnesty and Open Borders w...

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 nati...
Posted: 2021-01-21 10:32:46
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 nati...
A Rash Decision to Rejoin the World Health Or...

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 COV...
Posted: 2021-01-21 10:32:40
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 COV...

Posted: 2021-01-21 08:50:48
At his Tuesday confirmation hearing, President Joe Biden’s nominee to be secretary of defense, retired Gen. Lloyd Austin, asked about service by transgendered people in the military, repl...
Posted: 2021-01-21 03:41:32
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 w...
Heritage Expert Provides Evidence Leading to ...

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 C...
Posted: 2021-01-21 02:58:36
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 C...
Reagan’s Fight for American Renewal, Revisi...

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 ...
Posted: 2021-01-21 02:34:10
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 ...
How The U.S. Should Respond To Genocide In Xi...

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 ...
Posted: 2021-01-21 02:30:57
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 ...

Posted: 2021-01-21 02:20:20
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 ...
Posted: 2021-01-21 02:00:20
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 Ame...
Biden’s Disbanding of 1776 Commission Shows...

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 Hou...
Posted: 2021-01-20 11:36:15
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 Hou...
A Closer Look at Somalia’s Uninspiring Elec...

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 ...
Posted: 2021-01-20 06:59:36
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 ...
Biden’s Radical Agenda Ensures a Weaker, Po...

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...
Posted: 2021-01-20 06:44:40
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...

Posted: 2021-01-20 04:17:21
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 tra...
Posted: 2021-01-20 02:40:36
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 T...
Unrelated Amendments in COVID-19 Relief Bill ...

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 r...
Posted: 2021-01-20 02:16:09
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 r...
Congress’ Commitment to the Constitution Te...

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 fi...
Posted: 2021-01-20 02:00:11
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 fi...
VIRTUAL EVENT: Human Trafficking: Policy Pres...

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. Joi...
Posted: 2021-01-19 10:19:36
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. Joi...

Posted: 2021-01-19 09:22:33
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...
Posted: 2021-01-19 08:45:52
On May 19 and 20, the 12th Arctic Council Ministerial Meeting will take place in Reykjavík, Iceland. Among other issues, the eight council member states will consider the applications of co...
Dangerous Nuclear Policy Idea No. 1: Uncondit...

Dangerous Nuclear Policy Idea No. 1: Unconditionally Extending New START for Five Years


The New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (New START) between the United States and Russia is set to expire on February 5, 2021, leaving the Biden Administration just two weeks to either let t...
Posted: 2021-01-19 08:24:48
Dangerous Nuclear Policy Idea No. 1: Unconditionally Extending New START for Five Years
The New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (New START) between the United States and Russia is set to expire on February 5, 2021, leaving the Biden Administration just two weeks to either let t...
Rescissions Proposal Would Help to Reduce Unn...

Rescissions Proposal Would Help to Reduce Unnecessary Spending


The size of the federal government and the national debt have risen to historically high levels. Thankfully, there are tools available to the President and Congress to begin to address waste...
Posted: 2021-01-19 07:41:50
Rescissions Proposal Would Help to Reduce Unnecessary Spending
The size of the federal government and the national debt have risen to historically high levels. Thankfully, there are tools available to the President and Congress to begin to address waste...
The New 2020 Tri-Service Maritime Strategy—...

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, ...
Posted: 2021-01-19 04:48:34
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, ...

Posted: 2021-01-19 04:19:24
  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 ...
Posted: 2021-01-18 04:10:33
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 fo...
The Six Blind Men and the Elephant: Differing...

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 to...
Posted: 2021-01-18 04:00:03
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 to...
Supreme Inequality: Achieving Progressive Gov...

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 simplist...
Posted: 2021-01-18 03:35:35
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 simplist...
The Challenge for Conservatives in a Post-Tru...

The Challenge for Conservatives in a Post-Trump World


We often hear calls for national unity when presidents are inaugurated. And we’re sure to hear them again, despite the fact that we are still divided, red and blue, liberal and conservativ...
Posted: 2021-01-17 04:59:56
The Challenge for Conservatives in a Post-Trump World
We often hear calls for national unity when presidents are inaugurated. And we’re sure to hear them again, despite the fact that we are still divided, red and blue, liberal and conservativ...

Posted: 2021-01-17 04:32:56
Succeeding in the world of theater is tough no matter who you are. But if you’re a conservative Orthodox Jew, it’s even tougher. Just ask Joshua Danese. Danese is hardly new to the prof...
Posted: 2021-01-17 04:23:04
Earlier this week, the Trump administration designated Cuba as a state sponsor of terrorism. Despite critics claiming this was a politically motivated policy, the facts are quite clear. For...
House Democrats’ Deja Vu Tax Agenda for “...

House Democrats’ Deja Vu Tax Agenda for “Equity” Would Hurt (Not Help) Economic Opportunity


House Ways and Means Committee Democrats recently released their framework to “make our nation a more just and equitable place.” The goal of lifting more “people onto career ladders...
Posted: 2021-01-15 09:06:29
House Democrats’ Deja Vu Tax Agenda for “Equity” Would Hurt (Not Help) Economic Opportunity
House Ways and Means Committee Democrats recently released their framework to “make our nation a more just and equitable place.” The goal of lifting more “people onto career ladders...
On 1st Anniversary, China Phase One Trade Dea...

On 1st Anniversary, China Phase One Trade Deal Has Not Aged Well


January 15 marks one year since the U.S. and China signed a bilateral agreement, known as the Phase One deal, establishing new rules on trade. After a full year, and as a new administratio...
Posted: 2021-01-15 06:27:06
On 1st Anniversary, China Phase One Trade Deal Has Not Aged Well
January 15 marks one year since the U.S. and China signed a bilateral agreement, known as the Phase One deal, establishing new rules on trade. After a full year, and as a new administratio...
SCOTUS 101: Bork, Sowell, and Maverick Walk i...

SCOTUS 101: Bork, Sowell, and Maverick Walk into the Bar


We're back from the holiday break and so is SCOTUS! This week we discuss orders that the Court issued in a capital-punishment case and an abortion case. Zack and GianCarlo also discuss this ...
Posted: 2021-01-15 04:29:36
SCOTUS 101: Bork, Sowell, and Maverick Walk into the Bar
We're back from the holiday break and so is SCOTUS! This week we discuss orders that the Court issued in a capital-punishment case and an abortion case. Zack and GianCarlo also discuss this ...

Posted: 2021-01-15 04:23:41
America’s constitutional order is under great stress. The breakdown in respect for our institutions—in government, the academy, and the media—has helped to instigate a season of violen...
Posted: 2021-01-15 02:55:30
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 req...
Mask Mandates: Are There Better Ways to Contr...

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 reac...
Posted: 2021-01-15 02:35:10
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 reac...
Ohio Senate Bill 256...

Ohio Senate Bill 256


Testimony before the Ohio House Criminal Justice Committee November 30, 2020 Charles D. Stimson Senior Legal Fellow The Heritage Foundation My name is Charles Stimson, and I am the Mana...
Posted: 2021-01-15 12:00:20
Ohio Senate Bill 256
Testimony before the Ohio House Criminal Justice Committee November 30, 2020 Charles D. Stimson Senior Legal Fellow The Heritage Foundation My name is Charles Stimson, and I am the Mana...
Tennessee Secures Authorization for Heritage-...

Tennessee Secures Authorization for Heritage-Backed Medicaid Reforms


In a move widely praised by Heritage Foundation health policy experts, the federal government recently approved an important Medicaid waiver for the state of Tennessee. If approved by...
Posted: 2021-01-14 07:17:35
Tennessee Secures Authorization for Heritage-Backed Medicaid Reforms
In a move widely praised by Heritage Foundation health policy experts, the federal government recently approved an important Medicaid waiver for the state of Tennessee. If approved by...

Posted: 2021-01-14 02:40:40
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 ...
Posted: 2021-01-14 12:24:08
  Delivered December 10, 2020 Marie Fishpaw: Thank you for joining us on Heritage Events Live to discuss “Rapid COVID Tests: A Cure for Lockdowns, a Complement to Vaccines.” Our pane...
Environmental Extremism Is Creeping Into Ever...

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 Amer...
Posted: 2021-01-13 11:35:50
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 Amer...
Justices to Decide If Public Colleges Face Co...

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...
Posted: 2021-01-13 11:20:56
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...
Pompeo Blasts Iran for Ties to Al-Qaeda...

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 Afghanis...
Posted: 2021-01-13 07:37:41
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 Afghanis...

Posted: 2021-01-13 06:36:02
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 transa...
Posted: 2021-01-13 06:19:26
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 worki...
America May Soon Face Unlimited Illegal Immig...

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 a...
Posted: 2021-01-13 02:40:44
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 a...
The EU–China Comprehensive Agreement on Inv...

The EU–China 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 b...
Posted: 2021-01-13 02:22:34
The EU–China 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 b...
On the 10th Anniversary of the Arab Spring, T...

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...
Posted: 2021-01-12 09:27:20
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...