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  • Arkansas Mom Poses Problem for Common Core

    Karen Lamoreaux, a mother and former National Honor Society member, made waves last month when she appeared before the Arkansas State Board of Education to voice her concerns over the state’s adoption of Common Core national standards. Lamoreaux asked board members to solve a simple math problem. “Are you ready? … More

    House Passes $1.1 Trillion Spending Bill

    Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a $1.1 trillion omnibus spending bill to fund the federal government through the end of the fiscal year. The 1,582-page bill was released late Monday night, giving lawmakers less than two days to read it. The bill passed 359 to 67. It will … More

    Rand Paul Joins Snapchat

    Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) officially joined the disappearing photo sharing app Snapchat today. The app allows users to send photos or videos to one or more friends accompanied by text or a drawing. The photos disappear after three to 10 seconds. Paul joins policy organizations like Generation Opportunity, which took … More

    One Month After Being Fired by RSC, Paul Teller Will Join Ted Cruz's Office

    A month after being dismissed by the Republican Study Committee, longtime congressional staffer Paul Teller has been hired as deputy chief of staff by Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX). Cruz said in a statement: Paul’s many years of experience working in Congress and his tireless work to advance conservative principles make … More

    Is Common Core Leaving Students Unprepared in Math and Science?

    A leading education reform scholar argues that Common Core national standards are leaving students unprepared for science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Sandra Stotsky, who served as a senior associate commissioner in the Massachusetts Department of Education and worked on the National Validation Committee for the Common Core State Systemic … More

    The 5 Most Watched Videos of 2013

    This year, The Foundry produced videos on a wide variety of topics and issues. We also had a lot of fun with them. Here are the five most popular videos of the year. Obamacare: More Than a Glitch Taxpayer-funded commercials paint a rosy picture of the Affordable Care Act. But … More

    The 5 Most Viral Images of 2013

    Thanks to you, we grew our Facebook audience by leaps and bounds in 2013. We were able to use images to not only add humor to a situation, but also to spread important messages. Here are the five images that you liked the most.          

    The Research Papers You Relied on the Most in 2013

    The Heritage Foundation is dedicated to policy research of the utmost intellectual integrity. This year featured debates on a wide range of policy issues, and Heritage’s research played an important role on Capitol Hill and throughout America. Here are the five most popular research papers from 2013. How Will You … More

    5 Posts That Inspired You This Year

    2013 was a great year for The Foundry. Here are the top five posts that inspired you the most. 13 Tax Increases in 2013 New Year’s Day [2013] was tough for taxpayers. Thirteen tax increases kicked in. The deal that Congress and President Obama struck that finally—but only partially—avoided the fiscal cliff … More

    10 Random Things That Are #MoreSuccessfulThanObamacare

    Taxpayers spent $634,320,919 for a contractor to build the glitch-prone HealthCare.gov website only to watch it become a colossal failure (much like the rest of Obamacare). Yesterday, we poked fun with a parody video. Today, Twitter erupted with it’s own mocking of the President’s health-care law. The hashtag #MoreSuccessfulThanObamacare began trending this afternoon … More