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  • Do Beyonce and Jay-Z Deserve Praise for Visiting Cuba?

    In an opinion piece this week, Heritage’s Mike Gonzalez called for a “Dennis Rodman Rule” for celebrities who travel to repressive countries for enjoyment. Rodman, the former basketball player, recently visited North Korea and claimed “it’s pretty much like any other country.” Music moguls Beyonce and Jay-Z were granted permission … More

    Who Is Kim Jong-un? (VIDEO)

    No one really knows what North Korea’s leader is thinking. Heritage’s Bruce Klingner, senior research fellow in the Asian Studies Center, was interviewed on ABC’s World News about Kim Jong-un, North Korea’s mysterious dictator. “Very little is known about someone whose finger is on a nuclear button,” said Klingner, former … More

    Obamacare's Burden on Businesses

    Obamacare is approaching its three-year anniversary next week. And while it’s having an impact on nearly all Americans in one way or another, businesses are facing some of the biggest challenges related to the law. Heritage hosted a panel Monday to examine the implications of the Affordable Care Act. Robert … More

    VIDEO: Sen. Pat Toomey on Drones, Rand Paul's Filibuster, and Government Spending

    Senator Pat Toomey (R-PA) visited Heritage yesterday to explain what he believed to be the fight of our lifetime: out-of-control government spending that threatens prosperity. He sat down with Heritage’s Jackie Anderson before his speech to outline what’s at stake and also explain why he joined Senator Rand Paul’s (R-KY) … More

    Shoplifters Hiding Behind Plastic Bag Ban?

    Seattle’s plastic bag ban became effective on July 1, 2012, prohibiting all Seattle retail stores from providing customers with plastic carryout bags—even bags advertised as biodegradable. But banning plastic bags has caught up with the city, harming businesses through theft. Seattle businesses are facing the unintended consequences of nanny-state control. … More

    Morning Bell: Obama's Bogus State of the Union Promises

    Tonight, the American people will be watching President Obama’s fifth State of the Union address. How has he done on his promises over the past four years? Take a look at some of the promises Obama made back in 2009 during his first State of the Union. “I pledged to … More

    Chart of the Week: The Health Benefits of Marriage

    What can you do to reduce your risk of heart attack? A new study released last week in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology found one important factor that could contribute to saving your life: marriage. The study found that “unmarried men were 58 percent to 66 percent more likely … More

    Marriage Isn’t Just the "Old Ball and Chain"

    Countless statistics show marriage is a good thing for people and society. The Heritage Foundation has numerous studies discussing the financial, health, and overall living benefits that come along with marriage versus cohabitation or the single life. That’s why marriage is an important part of a thriving civil society that … More

    Why You Want to Be a Heritage Intern This Summer

    An internship with The Heritage Foundation can be a successful stepping stone into your future career. Many former interns have gone on to make a name for themselves, including a well-known talk show host and two U.S. congressmen. Just this past year, Forbes’s 30 under 30 list recognized two former … More

    March for Life: I Am the Pro-Life Generation (VIDEO)

    For the past 40 years, pro-life advocates from all over the country annually march in solidarity to raise awareness for the most vulnerable in society—the unborn. Without fail, the 40th anniversary March for Life brought large crowds to the National Mall today in the hope of securing the right to … More