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  • Former Czech President Vaclav Klaus: Europe Needs "Paradigm Change" (VIDEO)

    In his first interview since leaving office, former Czech Republic President Vaclav Klaus urged for “a paradigm change” in European politics that shifts control to individual, sovereign nations and away from centralized power. “Europe is in a very problematic situation,” he said. “Europe needs a radical political process that has … More

    Heritage, Cato, AEI Presidents: Conservatives Must Communicate Care, Unity

    How do conservatives continue to advance their ideas? That was the big question answered by retiring Heritage President Dr. Ed Feulner, who led off a panel discussion also featuring the presidents of other leading think tanks at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) over the weekend. “One of our objectives … More

    Chart of the Week: The States That Have Expanded Medicaid

    Expanding Medicaid will be costly for most states. The authors of The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (Obamacare) threatened to strip all federal funding for states’ Medicaid programs if they refused to expand the entitlement. But 27 states filed suit over Obamacare and the Supreme Court struck … More

    Obama Budget to Be Submitted Even Later

    The Obama Administration is on track to beat former President Bill Clinton for second-longest delay in submitting a presidential budget on time. First place for the latest budget in history? That also goes to President Obama. In 2009, he did not submit a budget until 98 days after the statutory deadline. … More

    The United States of…Europe? (VIDEO)

    Sovereign nations like France and Belgium may be on a path to become the European equivalent of American states – subservient parts of a whole led by an imposing central European Union (EU) government. That is the view articulated by Charles Moore, a journalist, political commentator, and former editor of … More

    Pandora Radio Founder: Applying Musical Innovation Through Entrepreneurship (VIDEO)

    Tim Westergren discovered a need everyone shares, and he applied his creativity and innovation through entrepreneurship to meet that need. That’s the message Westergren delivered when he sat down with Heritage’s Jackie Anderson and spoke to The Bloggers Briefing to discuss how he founded his visionary company, Pandora Radio, that … More

    TSA Spends $50 Million on Uniforms Just Before Sequestration

    Despite claims by the Obama Administration that the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) budget couldn’t afford sequestration cuts without reducing personnel—thus causing longer wait times at airports—the agency had no qualms about adding a $50 million contract for new uniforms the week before the spending cuts officially began. On February 27, … More

    Chart of the Week: The Impact of an Aging America

    Sequestration has taken effect, and yet government spending continues growing. Sequestration’s 2.4 percent reductions are not enough to fix Washington’s spending and debt problem because they do nothing to reform entitlement programs, whose costs will grow rapidly with America’s aging population. As more Americans age and retire, more Americans will … More

    Environmental Protection Agency: No Room for Sequestration Cuts?

    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced plans to furlough all of its employees and shut down for three days this year to absorb sequestration’s spending cuts. But the sequester cuts do not have to lead to shutdowns. The Heritage Foundation recently pointed out that prioritized cuts at the National Institutes … More

    Millennials: How the Debt Impacts Us (VIDEO)

    The growing national debt demands immediate attention and real solutions from America’s elected leadership. That was the message delivered yesterday by a group of young Americans at a press conference with House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) and Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA). “The greatest dysfunction of all is … More