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  • Marriage: Children, Freedom, and a Crucial Debate

    Those pressing the Supreme Court to overturn the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and California’s Proposition 8 essentially argue that marriage as we’ve always known it is not constitutional. But redefining marriage would make marriage about the desires of adults rather than the well-being of children. That was the … More

    Sitting on Sidelines "Not an Option" for Faithful

    It’s not every day that a Heritage scholar offers to help comedian Stephen Colbert make sense of how Christians, especially young evangelicals, can apply biblical principles to politics in our pluralist culture. But it’s good to share the burden of a neighbor — even one so “befuddled” as Colbert — … More

    VP Debate Moderator Has Close Obama Ties

    It’s a pretty big story that Barack Obama attended the wedding of Martha Raddatz, the ABC News senior foreign correspondent picked as the moderator for Thursday night’s vice presidential debate. It’s an especially good story since Obama was close enough to the groom, Julius “Jay” Genachowski, that he appointed him … More

    Heritage Expert Confounds the "Fact Checkers" on Welfare Reform

    “Obama’s Palace Guard,” Mark Hemingway’s Weekly Standard cover story exposing fact-checkers for willful complicity in the gutting of welfare reform, is a must read for anyone who cares about the state of the news media—and for those who plan to watch, cover, or participate in the presidential debates. Hemingway meticulously … More

    Washington Post Gives Bill Clinton Two "Pinocchios" in Welfare Fact Check

    When Bill Clinton is awarded two out of four “Pinocchios” for legitimatizing President Obama’s gutting of welfare’s work requirements as a pro-work move, maybe there’s hope yet for the occasional fact-based assessment of a policy debate from the mainstream media. The Washington Post’s Glenn Kessler finds that the former President … More

    Marriage: The Greatest Weapon Against Child Poverty

    The collapse of marriage, along with a dramatic rise in births to single women, is the most important cause of childhood poverty—but government policy doesn’t reflect that reality, according to a special report released today by The Heritage Foundation. Nearly three out of four poor families with children in America … More

    HHS Mandate "Serious" Threat to Religious Liberty (VIDEO)

    Are the concerns of religious employers about a mandate from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) simply a matter of getting “all worked up over nothing,” a new video asks, as the Obama Administration suggests? John Stonestreet, national director of the Colson Center for Christian Worldview, puts the … More

    Religious Freedom Means "Sticking up for All Believers"

    The crowd erupted into disarmed laughter when Kevin J. “Seamus” Hasson got to the point. “I have to say when it comes to religious freedom and the other great constitutional questions at the moment that are at stake: However bad you think things are, however bleak it looks, however dire … More

    How Chick-fil-A Serves American Families

    While big-city mayors crow like roosters to demonstrate who’s toughest on “Chick-fil-A values,” shredding constitutional free speech guarantees as they strut for the media, Heritage’s Jennifer Marshall helpfully shines some light on the chicken franchise’s impressive work to strengthen families. Of course, Chick-fil-A President Dan Cathy wasn’t making a speech … More

    Decter, Podhoretz Receive Luce Award

    Two political thinkers and writers who pioneered neoconservatism, Midge Decter and Norman Podhoretz, were celebrated Saturday night when The Heritage Foundation presented them with the Clare Boothe Luce Award, our highest honor for contributions to the conservative movement. Heritage President Edwin J. Feulner joined Board Chairman Thomas A. Saunders in … More