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  • We Hold This Truth to Be Self-Evident: All Men and Whales Are Created Equal

    To the surprise of a San Diego court, five orca whales are suing Sea World for holding them in slavery. No wait, that’s not quite right. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) brought the suit on behalf of the five whales. The folks at PETA allege that Sea … More

    Less Is More: Heritage’s Unique Approach to Primary Sources

    Unsure why the Founders adamantly supported the separation of powers? Need to prove to a friend that Progressives rejected natural rights and limited government? The best way to answer these questions is to study the words of the Founders and the Progressives themselves, but sifting through the mass of online … More

    Who Needs Elections Anyways? - The Left's Distaste for Democracy

    “We might be a healthier democracy if we were a slightly less democratic one.” Really? Writing for the New Republic, Peter Orszag, Obama’s former head of the Office of Management and Budget, suggested that Americans need to transfer much of the operation of government out of the hands of Congress … More

    Obama Waives Congress Away

    “Congress hasn’t been able to do it, so I will.” With this bold statement, President Obama announced last Friday that he would unilaterally replace the provisions of the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) with conditions-based waivers. Obama’s waiver strategy is an alarming misuse of executive power that undermines the … More

    10 Ways to Celebrate Constitution Day

    September 17th is Constitution Day. 224 years ago, America’s Founders ratified a new Constitution that would form a more perfect union and secure the blessings of liberty. Here are 10 easy ways you and your family can celebrate Constitution day: 1)      Read it. The Constitution is only a few pages … More

    Were the Founders Committed to Eradicating Slavery?

    Were the founders really committed to eradicating slavery? It is commonplace to dismiss the Founders as racists who may have attacked slavery from time to time in writing but never in action. Critics of the Founders often claim that, since the Constitution did not abolish slavery, the Founders were unconcerned … More