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  • Valentine's Day Treat: Continued Marriage Tax Penalties

    Valentine’s Day is supposed to be when couples come together and celebrate their relationship, but the 13 tax increases in the 2013 fiscal cliff deal unfortunately continued America’s marriage tax penalty. For example, the new tax rates apply after the first $450,000 for a married couple. But if they were … More

    Rep. Tom Price: Obama Needs to "Press the Reset Button"

    President Obama’s refusal to balance the budget will soon leave Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security bankrupt. That’s according to Representative Tom Price (R-GA), who spoke at The Bloggers Briefing yesterday and sat down for an interview with Heritage’s Jackie Anderson. Price and other congressional leaders have been advocating a strategy to … More

    Free-Market Opportunities Propel North Dakota to Top Job Creator

    North Dakota led the nation in job creation in 2012, according to a new report released by Gallup. The state has an unemployment rate of 3.2 percent, the lowest in the country according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. That’s largely due to the energy boom created when new fracking … More

    Argentina’s Terrible Week: IMF Censure, Price Controls, and Court Rulings

    Argentina’s government is having a terrible week. The bad week started when the nation was censured by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on February 1 for cooking the statistical books and underreporting the rampant inflation devouring Argentineans’ and foreign investors’ money—to the tune of $6.8 billion. Unless the nation cleans … More

    VIDEO: Gov. Rick Snyder's Customer-Service Approach to Government

    Michigan has added 14,000 new small-business jobs to become the sixth fastest growing economy in the nation, and even automakers are starting to hire again. Heritage visited with Gov. Rick Snyder (R-MI) to find out how the former president and COO of Gateway Computers has contributed to the turnaround. Snyder … More

    VIDEO: Rand Paul on the Rise of Islamic Radicalism

    How can American foreign policy meet the challenge of radical Islam? By adopting the principles America used to win the cold war, said Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) in a major foreign policy speech at The Heritage Foundation. “What the United States needs now is a policy that finds a middle … More

    Eric Cantor Speaks on American Opportunity

    Fiscal cliffs, debt, and unbalanced budgets have made raising a family in America more difficult, but pursing opportunity-oriented policies centered on creating prosperity can turn uncertainty and struggle into hope again. That was the message House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) delivered in a speech at the American Enterprise Institute, … More

    Rand Paul on Restoring the Founders' Vision of Foreign Policy

    Since his upset victory in 2010, Senator Rand Paul has made headlines with his independent views. Heritage’s Jackie Anderson recently sat down with the Kentucky Republican to discuss his views. Paul said the U.S. Constitution is the basis of his political philosophy, a lesson he took from his father, former … 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

    New Zealand: A Renewed Commitment to Freedom

    Many Americans would recognize New Zealand’s dramatic landscape from Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings trilogy, and more recently, The Hobbit – especially the idyllic free country known as The Shire, a place that survives the turmoil around it by remaining courageously true to its principles. Perhaps even more dramatic … More