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  • Fareed Zakaria’s Poverty of Ideas

    Globe-trotting journalist Fareed Zakaria is on suspension from his posts at CNN and TIME magazine after he admitted to plagiarizing sections of a column on gun control. But the physical plagiarism isn’t the real problem with Zakaria’s work. He could have solved that with some quotation marks and a hyperlink. … More

    Olympics Put Value of Competition on Display

    This weekend, the U.S. Olympic men’s basketball team is widely favored to capture a gold medal. Favored to, but not guaranteed to. The Americans struggled against Argentina on Monday (up just a point at the half) and edged Lithuania by just five points last week. This team can be defeated. … More

    New Heritage Series Profiles Woodrow Wilson: The Godfather of Liberalism

    Woodrow Wilson came to Washington in 1913, and he never left. He’s the only President buried in D.C. He became the first President since John Adams to personally address Congress, thus creating the spectacle that grew into the modern State of the Union address. And we’re all still living under … More

    Rise in Food Stamps Part of Growing Dependence on Washington

    America was supposed to be the land of self-government. Citizens were to govern themselves politically and morally. But such an independent citizen is proving to be less common every year. Now, more people than ever before depend on the federal government for housing, food, income, student aid, or other assistance. … More

    Taxmageddon and Obamacare: What Would Milton Friedman Say?

    “I am in favor of cutting taxes under any circumstances and for any excuse, for any reason, whenever it’s possible,” economist Milton Friedman once said. So the Nobel Prize winner would undoubtedly be concerned this year as Taxmageddon, the one-year $494 billion tax increase that is poised to strike the … More

    Competition Improves Cab Service for Riders

    It’s ironic that the front page of The Washington Post recently featured an obituary of long-time columnist William Raspberry on the same day it included a story warning that “D.C. cabbies fear being pushed out of business as earnings fall amid new rules, competition.” After all, Raspberry famously liked to … More

    Will Nebraska Students Get to Learn About America's Founding Fathers?

    The state capital of Nebraska is named for Abraham Lincoln. Oddly, students may have to look outside the state’s school system if they hope to learn about him, and other exceptional American leaders, in the decades ahead. A committee of 45 educators there is rewriting the state’s standards for teaching … More

    Reagan 32 Years Ago Today: Tax Cuts, Defense and Energy Policy (VIDEO)

    Many campaign slogans and speeches read more like museum pieces than modern calls to action. But Ronald Reagan’s 1980 acceptance speech to the Republican National Convention, given 32 years ago today, holds up surprisingly well. “Never before in our history have Americans been called upon to face three grave threats … More

    Supreme Court and Obamacare: Judicial Activism or Judicial Review?

    The deeper meaning and implications of the Obamacare case for the Supreme Court’s reputation and constitutional law will be debated for years to come. In its annual Supreme Court review event at Heritage yesterday, an all-star cast of scholars, advocates (including Solicitor General Donald Verrilli), and journalists tackled those topics. … More

    IRS Gearing Up to Enforce Obamacare Tax

    For all our policy differences, there are a few economic ideas that liberals and conservatives can usually agree on. For example, we all tend to believe that lower prices are good. Everyone loves a sale, whether it’s on iPods or red delicious apples. So Washington Post columnist Fareed Zakaria is … More