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    President Obama Shakes Hands with Cuban Dictator

    Earlier today at Nelson Mandela’s memorial service, President Obama shook hands with Cuba’s dictator, Raul Castro. This exchange marks the third time in history that leaders of these respective countries have exchanged public greetings; the first handshake occurred at the United Nations in 2000, between Bill Clinton and Fidel Castro, … More

    'Hunger Games' Taps the Desire for Freedom

    *When The Hunger Games movie debuted last year, we published this post about how the novels truly represent the human desire for freedom. Since the second movie in the trilogy was released last weekend, it’s appropriate to spotlight that message again.  Why does the movie adaptation of The Hunger Games … More

    Reflecting on America's Resolve: 72nd Anniversary of Pearl Harbor Attack

    Today marks the 72nd anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. As Americans reflect on what President Franklin D. Roosevelt called “a date which will live in infamy,” let us also remember the resolve Americans and the U.S. military showed in response. The attack killed over 2,400 Americans, destroyed nearly … More

    52% of Americans Want Congress to Repeal or Scale Back Obamacare

    A new Gallup poll reveals that a majority of Americans remain strongly opposed to Obamacare — 52 percent want Congress to either repeal the law entirely or scale it back. That’s an increase of 2 percentage points from mid-October. Gallup’s latest poll was conducted Dec. 3-4, just as Obama launched … More

    Nelson Mandela: A Symbol of Compassion and Equality

    Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, the first democratic president of post-apartheid South Africa, has passed away at his home in Johannesburg after months of battling a recurring lung infection. Current South African President Jacob Zuma addressed the nation this evening announcing Mandela’s death and honoring his legacy, by stating, “Nelson Mandela was … More

    Farm Bill Giveaways for Underwear, Flatulence, and Manure

    The House and Senate are struggling to negotiate terms of a new $1 trillion “farm” bill that would subsidize an array of commodities as well as regulate food stamps. Many of the agriculture giveaways are well known, including crop insurance, price supports, and conservation payments. But there are also some … More

    Repealing Obamacare Would Be Easier Than Repealing Prohibition

    During the occasional periods when the President isn’t altering Obamacare—unconstitutionally through executive orders—progressives like to insist that the law is “settled” and “here to stay.” Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D–NV) also says it’s time to move on: “Get over it. It’s the law,” he advises. But that ignores one … More

    Proposed Cuts Would Barely Dent Massive Growth of Food Stamps

    Food stamp spending is at historic highs—it has doubled twice since 2000. Now some on Capitol Hill say the House is trying to make major cuts to the program, but they’re really making some much-needed policy reforms that would achieve modest savings. The House bill proposes a small 5 percent … More

    Exclusive Interview: Gov. Scott Walker on Why Conservatives Don't Need to Move to the Center to Win

    Three governors have faced recall elections in U.S. history. Wisconsin Republican Scott Walker is the only one to survive – and with a larger margin of victory the second time around. How did he do it? Walker visited Heritage for an interview with Jackie Anderson to talk about what’s worked … More

    Is Obamacare Ruining Your Holiday Plans? Tell Us Your Story

    Many Americans have been negatively affected by Obamacare since implementation began on October 1. You’ve seen your plans canceled and your insurance premiums go up. We’ve heard your cries and we know your stories are important. At Heritage, we aren’t giving up. This unfair, unaffordable, and unworkable law must be … More