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  • Jim DeMint: Russia's Actions in Ukraine Are Threat to Freedom

    The crisis over Ukraine will mark a turning point in the future of freedom. Russia’s decision to go ahead with plans to hold an illegal referendum in Crimea today reveals the limits of the Obama Administration’s policy, and demonstrates that it is now time to move beyond diplomatic statements and … More

    DeMint Answers the Critics: How Families and Communities Solve Problems Locally

    As I’ve spoken to news commentators nationwide this past week about the themes in my new book, a question came up that is worth addressing. Jon Stewart of Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show” posed it with his trademark tongue-in-cheek humor. I said, “We were built as a nation different than … More

    Real Life D.C. Is Too Similar to House of Cards

    In the Netflix series “House of Cards,” a bunch of corrupt politicians collude behind closed doors, using parliamentary tricks to rule against the interests of a population they disdain. Needless to say, the show has been a resounding hit in Washington D.C., where real-life legislators have been using smoke and … More

    How U.S. Interests Are at Risk in El Salvador

    An election is taking place in Central America in two weeks that will affect how safe we are here in our homes and on our streets. El Salvador may be about to turn into a gang haven that will act as a transit point for drugs plunging America’s inner cities … More

    For Conservatives to Secure Mandate, They Must Advance Ideas That Build a Stronger America

    Heritage President Jim DeMint delivered the following remarks at the 2014 Conservative Policy Summit, sponsored by Heritage Action. Sometimes it seems too easy to caricature conservatives as people who are more interested in stopping bad policies than promoting good ones. I know that’s not true. But I suppose at times … More

    DeMint on State of the Union: Obama 'Has Acted Like Playground Bully'

    Fellow Americans, I’m Jim DeMint with the Heritage Foundation. You will hear much this week about the state of our union, but we know one thing already – our union will be much weaker and even more divided if the President attempts to rule the country by itself. President Obama … More

    How to Get the Most from Your Dollar in a Slow Economy

    It’s an age-old problem in Washington, D.C.: Every few years or so there’s an economic slowdown, a recession, a bad jobs report, a slow recovery or something similar, and the hue and cry from editorial pages to the Oval Office is directed at Congress: “Don’t just stand there; do something!” … More

    Why President Obama's Approach to Poverty Won't Work

    Economic inequality has become the left’s great hope for recovering its political integrity after the Obamacare disaster. President Obama, trying to change the subject, has latched onto the issue and is sure to make many more speeches about it in the New Year. New York’s new mayor, Bill de Blasio, … More

    The Courage, Tenacity and Dedication of Senator Tom Coburn

    Tom Coburn has been a friend and mentor to me and so many others and his leadership in Washington will be dearly missed. Our prayers will be with him and Carolyn as he continues to serve the cause of freedom from his home in Oklahoma. No one has shown more … More

    Christmas Greetings from Jim DeMint

    Merry Christmas! I hope this day reminds you of the bounty that God has blessed us with. I hope it prompts you to pass on that grace to the people in your life, as well as to others who may cross your path. As you celebrate, I wanted to share … More