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  • Morning Bell: Free Trade Agreements Are A Win for Prosperity

    Free trade agreements (FTAs) have economically benefited nations the world over since their inception. Poverty rates in countries with low trade barriers are significantly lower, and data in The Heritage Foundation’s Index of Economic Freedom demonstrate that free trade also leads to higher incomes, more jobs, and greater equality. That’s … More

    Regulation Happy in San Francsico

    San Francisco is leading the way for questionable cell phone regulations that will cause a cost and a headache for retailers around the city. The first ever cell phone radiation law recently took effect, and now the city is being sued on First Amendment grounds. The trade group behind the … More

    Young Women Are More Conservative Than You Think

    Young women in America are decidedly financially conservative, according to a new poll by Generation Opportunity. Some in this group, ages 18–29, have lived their college and professional lives for the past four years in a state of perpetual economic downturn. It’s no wonder this age group is opposed to … More

    Making It Easy to Remember America's First Principles

    Knowing America’s history well is one of the first steps to becoming a well-rounded and knowledgeable conservative. It’s not always easy to remember the many dates, speeches, people, and events from the past 235 years, and The Heritage Foundation knows that. As a result, we have created a new one-stop … More

    Morning Bell: The Solyndra Legacies

    The Obama Administration has been knee-deep in scandal after green energy “model” Solyndra went bankrupt less than two years after receiving a $500 million loan guarantee from the federal government. Now, they are up against another controversy. Days before a recent deadline, the Department of Energy brazenly approved two additional … More

    Obama Faces the Music of His Unsuccessful Policies

    President Obama’s speech to the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) this weekend was another rallying cry to pass his new jobs bill. Meanwhile, the country is losing faith in the “hope and change” people voted for less than four years ago. Some CBC members were upset with Obama after he told … More

    Morning Bell: The Latest Obamacare Implosion

    Inefficient programs that don’t solve problems and are passed against the will of the American people seem to be the Obama Administration’s forte. Now their high-minded aspirations of a health care revolution are quickly unraveling as fatal glitches in Obamacare become apparent. Next up for implosion? The Community Living Assistance Services … More

    How Unions Hurt Women

    Think big government unions affect everyone equally? Think again. Union contracts often hurt workers who need more flexible schedules or less traditional work arrangements. The Independent Women’s Forum (IWF) recently published a policy paper regarding this unfair arrangement. IWF’s Carrie Lukas points out that, like many big government ventures, unions … More

    Morning Bell: Confronting Terror The Best Way We Can

    While opinions about America’s post–9/11 policies come and go, facts remain: The U.S. has thwarted 40 terrorist plots through an aggressive and prioritized plan of offense to protect America. That is not a plan to abandon now, in an age of increasingly high-tech terrorism. As John Yoo, a former official … More

    Morning Bell: Remembering 9/11 - Never Quit

    Today, we join America in honoring the anniversary of September 11, 2001, when terrorists  killed nearly 3,000 of our fellow citizens. In the days after 9/11, Americans stood together as one, setting aside partisan fervor and recognized a common enemy in Islamist terrorist groups, particularly al-Qaeda. National security was rightfully … More