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    Update from Missionary in Ukraine: Crisis Looks 'Explosive,' 'Surreal'

    The Rev. Gerard D.  ”George” de Vuyst, wife Sarah and  their children. /  Family Photo  Russia’s military incursion into Crimea remains “explosive,” but the immediate threat to his fellow residents of Kiev appears to have lessened, an American missionary — who has lived in Ukraine for two decades — says … More

    WATCH: Heritage @ South by Southwest (SXSW)

    South by Southwest (SXSW) is the nation’s premier conference for innovation and technology — and this year, the Heritage Foundation will be there. The conference, held in Austin, Texas, begins Friday, March 7th and will feature Heritage Vice-President of Foreign Policy, James Carafano. Carafano will host his own session, concentrating … More

    Only One of These Makes the Country Work

    The contrast could not be more stark. While President Obama releases his ideal budget for the year today—lauding government as the source of success in America—Heritage President Jim DeMint releases his new book about the individuals who are making this country work, one day at a time. “America’s greatness is … More

    WATCH: Actor Jared Leto Sends Support to Ukraine and Venezuela in Acceptance Speech

    Actor Jared Leto made the first mention of the crises in Ukraine and Venezuela during last night’s Academy Awards as he accepted an Oscar for best supporting actor in the movie Dallas Buyers Club. “To all the dreamers out there around the world watching this tonight, in places like the … More

    Jail Time Shouldn’t Also Sentence Someone to Poverty

    If a teenager spends a year in jail for dealing drugs, it is in nobody’s interest for that sentence to become a life sentence to poverty. Despite that, if you commit a crime your chances of rising up the economic ladder are slim. According to Pew, incarceration causes, “lifelong damage … More

    VIDEO: Religious Liberty, Media 'Lies': Interview with Ryan Anderson

    Media distortions and “lies” clouded public understanding of an Arizona measure that would have clarified religious liberty protections for business owners, not allowed them to discriminate rampantly against gays and lesbians, The Heritage Foundation’s Ryan T. Anderson told The Foundry in an interview yesterday. “For about two weeks you got … More

    Here's What the Media Got Wrong on That Arizona Bill

    Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer on Wednesday night vetoed what should have been a straightforward religious freedom bill. Minor clarifications to existing law got lost in an avalanche of gross mischaracterization as national pundits predicted the bill would usher in a “homosexual Jim Crow” regime with rampant denial of services by … More

    Questions You're Asking About Cakes, Gays, and Religious Freedom

    Cases have been popping up across the country where individuals have declined to bake cakes or take photos for same-sex wedding ceremonies—and government has punished them. This week, Arizona Governor Jan Brewer (R) vetoed a bill that would have put religious liberty protections in place in her state. We sat … More

    Should Government Watch the Terrorists -- or Americans Reaching for a Snack?

    With recent news of various government agencies wanting to monitor our nation’s newsrooms and our children’s eating habits, and with a $17 trillion debt that continues to rise, perhaps it is time to paraphrase President John F. Kennedy: Ask not what government can do for us, but what we can … More

    Brewer Vetoes Legislation Designed to Protect Religious Liberty

    Arizona Governor Jan Brewer announced tonight she had vetoed SB 1062, state legislation that was designed to protect the religious liberty of business owners. “Senate Bill 1062 does not address a specific and present concern related to religious liberty in Arizona,” Brewer, a Republican, said in a statement. “I have not … More