Foreign Policy

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ISIS ‘a national security threat’

By Cal Thomas
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Iraq | BELFAST, Northern Ireland—U.S. airstrikes that have helped Iraqi and Kurdish forces recapture a strategic dam and halt, at least temporarily, the advance of…

Confronting ISIS—‘It takes an army to defeat an army’

By Cal Thomas
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Iraq | When liberal Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and the conservative former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich agree on something, attention should be paid.

Is the U.S. religious freedom report all bark and no bite?

By Julia A. Seymour
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Persecution | While the Obama administration made two big moves on persecution this week—appointing an ambassador for international religious freedom and releasing the…

Midday Roundup: Eric Cantor bails on last few months in office

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Leaving early. A day after Rep. Eric Cantor, R-Va., stepped down as House Majority Leader, he told the Richmond Times-Dispatch he will not complete his term in…

U.S. lawmakers: Stop violence in Ukraine, hit Putin where it hurts

By Rikki Elizabeth Stinnette
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Ukraine | WASHINGTON—In a grassy field in eastern Ukraine, several victims of the Malaysian plane crash rot in the summer sun. Pro-Russian separatist fighters have…

Do Muslim Brotherhood operatives have the president’s ear?

By Derringer Dick
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Terrorism | Do Muslim Brotherhood operatives “enjoy strong influence over U.S. policy” through their relationship with the Obama administration? Posters like this one…

Controversial disabilities treaty makes a comeback

By J.C. Derrick
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Politics | WASHINGTON—The Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Tuesday approved a controversial disabilities treaty, renewing a battle with conservatives who say it…

Don't fence me in

By Cal Thomas
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Israel | At last, an Obama administration official has come out in favor of a fence. He promises it will bring security to people on both sides of the border. Philip…

U.S. policy needs a religious liberty upgrade

By Emily Scheie
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Religious Liberty | WASHINGTON—The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) lists 26 nations on its 2014 report of countries that consistently…

Sympathy for the devil

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Movies | In Walt Disney’s 1959 animated fantasy Sleeping Beauty , one of the three good-natured fairies pauses a moment in mid-mayhem of curses, poisoned spinning…

Rand Paul: Senate ‘all empty air’ on persecution

By J.C. Derrick
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Politics | Kentucky senator chastises colleagues for voting against amendment tying conditions to foreign aid

Is U.S. policy putting child immigrants in danger?

By Emily Scheie
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Immigration | WASHINGTON—During a visit this summer to a Department of Homeland Security facility in McAllen, Texas, Genevieve Wood saw 300 immigrants packed inside…

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