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  • Long Live the 'Cuban Twitter'

    Cubans have lived on an information desert island for more than 50 years. Ten million people, once a vibrant part of the world — in tune with it and contributing to it, receiving information and even immigrants — were cut off soon after Fidel Castro took over in 1959. That … More

    Obama Should Not Be Afraid to Talk About Marriage

    Search President Obama’s speech to minority youths last Thursday for the word “marriage,” and you will find just one reference, and in a throwaway line at that. There are nine references to “men of color” and three to the minimum wage, but none at all to out-of-wedlock birth rates. There … More

    What the Washington Post Got Wrong in Its Debt Limit 'Fact Check'

    The Washington Post’s Glenn Kessler focused his latest Fact Checker column on The Heritage Foundation analogy that suspending the debt limit is like giving a “blank check” to President Obama. Kessler gave us two Pinocchios. We decided to turn the table and look at Kessler’s arguments. Kessler acknowledges that Congress’ … More

    Obama Disregards What Hispanics and All Americans Need to Achieve American Dream

    As expected, President Obama spoke about mobility and illegal immigration at his State of the Union speech Tuesday night. Disappointingly, he ignored growing academic agreement on what it takes for Americans, including those of Hispanic origin, to have a shot at the American Dream. Basically, a child’s mobility—his or her … More

    Hispanics and the War on Poverty

    Much will be said about 50th anniversary of the War on Poverty, about how it has been lost. In fact, the debate on poverty (like the poor themselves) will be with us all year. But it’s important to remember that LBJ’s war coincided with other social upheavals, such as the … More

    Scott Walker Points to Heritage’s Health Care Reform Alternative

    Obamacare has become such a humiliating debacle that the last line of defense for its dwindling band of true believers is to mechanically repeat the mantra, “There is no conservative alternative.” They do this because they can’t sell their product on its merits and want to convince Americans that, hey, … More

    Senator Mike Lee: Time to Rethink the War on Poverty

    Progressives sometimes accuse conservatives of not caring about the poor. But it’s liberal policies that deepen, prolong, and institutionalize poverty. Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) made this important clarification at a Heritage Foundation forum on Capitol Hill today when he said, “1964 wasn’t the year Americans started fighting poverty; it was … More

    Government Contractors Prosper, Hispanics Struggle in a Country Growing More Bifurcated

    Sunday’s front page of The Washington Post carried two very different yet related stories about what is happening in our country. The fact they shared this prized journalistic real estate on the same day is no coincidence. One is a story about the ravages of bad nutrition and obesity among … More

    Krugman Accuses Heritage of "Deluding the Right-Wing Faithful"

    Sigmund Freud described “projecting” as the act of attributing your own shortcomings to others, supposedly as a coping mechanism. These columns don’t quote Freud often, but we couldn’t pass up this description of Paul Krugman’s latest screed, only because it is so deliciously apt. In it, the New York Times … More

    Reporters Should Get Their "PolitiFacts" Straight on Obamacare

    Does calling a reporter a “fact checker” make him or her more even-handed? Hardly. PolitiFact is a case in point. It is a website of the Tampa Bay Times, manned by journalists and editors. It purports to rule from on high on the veracity of political statements, assigning “Truth-O-Meter” ratings … More