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  • Why China Is Watching the U.S. Response to the Ukraine-Russia Conflict

    As tensions in the Crimean Peninsula continue intensifying, it’s important to note who is watching. It’s not just the international press and the diplomatic corps, but also America’s biggest adversaries. Take China, for example, which made headlines over the weekend by wading into the conflict by declining to criticize Russia’s … More

    Four Bold Ideas from CPAC’s Immigration Panel

    Can there be meaningful immigration reform without citizenship? For many on yesterday’s Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) panel, the answer seemed to be no. But Heritage’s Derrick Morgan spoke eloquently about supporting immigration for our country while upholding the rule of law and America’s tough but fair naturalization process. Here … More

    6 Things the White House Can Do Immediately Regarding the Russia–Ukraine Conflict

    Despite issuing carefully worded statements—leaving a lot of room for interpretation—the White House has largely avoided mentioning specific consequences for Russia’s recent aggressions. Perhaps the White House will consider taking a look at our recent Heritage Foundation Issue Brief that includes a number of specific policy recommendations that, among other … More

    Questions About Ukraine? Experts Discuss Live at Noon

    While you were sleeping, Russian military personnel fired warning shots above the heads of Ukrainian soldiers in the Crimean peninsula. Additionally, Reuters is reporting that pro-Russian authorities are cutting off water and electricity to Ukrainian soldiers. And as if that wasn’t enough drama, Russian President Vladimir Putin is largely ignoring … More

    Network Gives Hillary Clinton Direct Access to Hispanic Americans

    Is the largest Spanish-language network boosting a likely candidate two years removed from the 2016 presidential election? It’s certainly looking that way, and the media are turning a blind eye. According to reports, possible presidential aspirant and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is entering into a partnership with Univision—the … More

    Common Core: The "Tin Foil" Is Spreading

    Missouri State Representative Mike Lair (R) likens opponents of Common Core to “conspiracy theorists.” So much so that he decided to include $8 for tin foil hats in a budget bill for K-12 education because “if you can’t deal with folks with logic….I always felt you use humor.” Well, we’ve … More

    The White House Doesn't Like These Particular Facts

    A funny thing is happening to President Obama in his pursuit of redistributive economic policies: Facts are getting in the way. The facts in this case are being pronounced by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO), a nonpartisan federal agency that crunches numbers for the government, which concluded that raising the … More

    Obamacare Costs Money, and Some People Don't Like It

    Obamacare is going to cost just about everyone—and some people don’t want to hear that. One restaurant owner in Los Angeles is making it clear that providing health benefits for his employees is something his customers help pay for. According to a local news story, the owner and chef of … More

    Why Venezuela's Chaos Matters to Us

    As we have been reporting, Venezuela is in chaos. What Americans may not realize is how the South American country’s turmoil affects our interests. Venezuela has many crises, but when inflation has doubled in the past year and basic necessities like toilet paper and electricity are lacking, the people revolt. … More

    That Good Old "Do-Nothing" Congress

    Oftentimes, people fret that Congress isn’t doing anything. But is that such a bad thing? The divide of the will of the people (that Congress is supposed to represent) from the priorities of lawmakers and the agenda of the executive branch has likely never been wider. If this sounds like … More