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Even in death, Karimov’s iron fist squeezes Uzbekistan

Islam Karimov, Uzbekistan’s late authoritarian ruler, preyed on his people. Secretive, corrupt, and brutal, he allowed those close to him to enrich themselves at the public’s expense to the tune of $850 million, according to lawsuits filed by the...

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The missed opportunity of JASTA

In the course of delivering its first veto override to President Obama, Congress upheld a bill that would permit U.S. citizens to sue the Saudi government in connection with the 9/11 terror attacks.

It might be tempting to view this vote as...

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The Hyde Amendment’s lasting legacy

Friday, Sept. 30 marks the 40th anniversary of the passing of the Hyde Amendment -- legislation which limits the federal government’s ability to fund abortion through Medicaid. While there may not be a march on Washington as pro-lifers do for the...

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