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  • The Best Civics Lesson in Washington

    Americans of all political stripes have a rare opportunity to observe history firsthand as Republicans continue to speak on the House floor about U.S. energy policy. Regardless of where you stand politically or on the energy debate specifically, this is your opportunity to sit on the House floor and watch … More

    Live From the U.S. House Floor

    As we noted on Friday and again this morning, House conservatives have refused to leave Washington, D.C., for their five-week paid vacation, opting instead to remain on Capitol Hill to demand a vote on energy exploration. Nearly two dozen members are spending the day talking on the House floor. I’ve … More

    Why Hugo Chavez Is a Threat

    As we wrote about in today’s Morning Bell, Venezuela’s leftist leader Hugo Chavez poses an increasing threat to America. Heritage’s Ray Walser, a senior policy analyst for Latin America, explains in this new Heritage in Focus video. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KsOA2GYRB-M[/youtube]

    Taking Technology Seriously: Conservatives Turn a Corner

    AUSTIN, Tex. — Anyone who follows technology and politics knows the narrative: The right is lagging behind liberals online. Whether it’s breaking news on blogs, raising money on the web or mobilizing activists, liberals claim to hold an edge. It’s a story that has been told for nearly two years. … More

    AEI Names Brooks Next President

    Heritage congratulates Arthur Brooks, a Syracuse University professor, on his appointment as the next president of the American Enterprise Institute. Brooks on the succeeds Christopher DeMuth, who has been AEI’s president since 1986. The New York Times reported the news this afternoon, noting DeMuth’s success and AEI’s impact. In a … More

    Tony Snow, 1955-2008

    All of us at The Heritage Foundation are deeply saddened by the loss of Tony Snow. The former White House press secretary, radio talk-show host, “Fox News Sunday” anchor and current CNN contributor was always full of energy and optimism, even as he battled cancer. Snow died early this morning … More

    Jesse Helms, U.S. Senator and Conservative Champion, Dies

    Conservative Sen. Jesse Helms, 86, a truly great American and champion of freedom, died at 1:15 a.m. today. Helms, who gave our country three decades of service as a U.S. senator from North Carolina, was ill in recent years. Heritage President Ed Feulner (pictured at right with Helms and his … More

    The Truth About ANWR Drilling

    The following e-mail was forwarded to me today, and it’s just too good not to republish. Coupled with American Solutions’ petition with more than 1.2 million signatures calling for energy production, it is clear that oil drilling can mobilize the right like few other issues. First, do you know what … More

    Keeping the Focus on Dodd's Deal

    Our friends at FreedomWorks are keeping the pressure on Sen. Chris Dodd (D-Conn.) for his sweetheart deal with Countrywide Financial and the housing bailout he negotiated to benefit the company. During a recent trip to Capitol Hill, the FreedomWorks team brought its Pander-bear to Union Station to shine the spotlight … More

    Another Missile Test Success

    Heritage’s new missile defense blog, 33 Minutes, has a complete report on last night’s successful missile test in Hawaii. The intercept was the fifth successful test for THAAD system in five attempts, and marked the 29th of 30 successful tests conducted since September 2005. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j5O2EWVGe4U[/youtube] Hat tip to The Minority … More