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    Stanford Relents, Lifts 'Free Speech Tax' on Pro-Marriage Conference

    Stanford University today appeared to soften its resistance to a pro-marriage event on campus, less than a day after drawing sharp criticism for siding with political correctness against intellectual freedom. The effort by Stanford administrators and student government leaders to put roadblocks in front of a conference featuring Heritage Foundation … More

    The HHS Mandate and the Facts of Life

    Two families will be before the Supreme Court next week challenging the Obamacare mandate that requires employers—under threat of crippling fines—to provide coverage of potentially life-ending drugs and devices. To understand the mandate’s serious threat to religious freedom, some basic biology is helpful. An amicus brief filed by Americans United … More

    Heritage Scholar a Threat to Safety on Stanford Campus? Stanford’s Acting Unlawfully.

    Ryan T. Anderson talks a lot about marriage. Heritage’s William E. Simon fellow has even been on CNN talking about marriage. But apparently safe enough for a CNN studio and dozens of other college campuses isn’t safe enough for Stanford University, because the Stanford University Graduate Student Council (GSC) has … More

    National Proposal Day: Making That Promise and Making It Last

    The vernal equinox may have inspired Shakespeare to declare “the spring time, the only pretty ring time.” Fittingly, it was chosen as the date for National Proposal Day—a holiday initiated to nudge young men to pop the question to their special someones. And that’s a noble intention given the emergence … More

    Taking a Stand Against Obamacare

    Obamacare has caused seemingly endless problems, and one of the big—and very personal—ones will be on display at the Supreme Court next week. Often called the HHS (Health and Human Services) mandate, one of Obamacare’s stipulations is that employers who are providing health coverage to their employees must pay for … More

    11 Female Superstars We're Honoring for Women's History Month

    March is Women’s History Month and we want to honor those women who’ve made a difference! Margaret Thatcher tackled communism as prime minister of the United Kingdom from 1979 to 1990. The only woman to hold the office, she was forthright in her belief that individual liberty—not government action—improved society. Susan B. … More

    Volunteerism in America Hits a 10-Year Low

    A report recently released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics revealed that volunteerism in America is at a 10-year low. This decline in civic engagement puzzled some commentators who noted that the downward trend wasn’t related to the greying of America, since the only age cohort with an increase in … More

    Missionary in Ukraine: 'Full-Scale Invasion Looks Imminent'

    A Christian missionary from America who has lived in Ukraine for two decades says in an email to The Foundry that he is preparing to evacuate his family from the Kiev area because Russian President Vladimir Putin is expected to order troops to invade deeper into the nation within days. … More

    Heritage Panel: Personal Opinion No Excuse to Abandon Marriage Laws

    Virginia’s Democratic attorney general made history not only by declining to carry out his duty to defend state marriage law based on personal opinion but by “actually turning on his client” and “attacking” the law, his Republican predecessor told a Heritage Foundation audience. If Mark Herring had changed his mind … More

    WATCH: Children With Down Syndrome Tell Pregnant Mom About the Happy Life Her Son With Down Syndrome Will Have

    Don’t be scared. Be excited. That’s the underlying message of a new video that responds to a pregnant women’s anxiety about expecting a child with Down Syndrome. “I’m expecting a baby. I’ve discovered he has Down Syndrome,” an unnamed woman e-mailed. “I’m scared: What kind of life will my child … More