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    The future of liberty depends on reclaiming America’s first principles.

    Blacklisted: Kevin Sorbo on Being Shunned by Hollywood for His Beliefs

    Kevin Sorbo, star of the film “God’s Not Dead,” ranked fifth at the U.S. box office, says he knows he’s on a blacklist in liberal Hollywood for being independent-minded. When Beliefnet’s John W. Kennedy interviewed Sorbo about his role as an atheist professor in  ”God’s Not Dead,”  the actor opened up about … More

    Tackling Welfare: For People and the Corporations They Form

    The first step toward solving a problem is admitting you have a problem. Representative Paul Ryan (R–WI) and the House Budget Committee recently took that step with a report detailing the failure of scores of federal welfare programs. But it’s time for a similar focus on a different type of … More

    Heritage’s Salvatori Prize Goes to Families Fighting for Religious Freedom

    NEW ORLEANS — Two days after the Supreme Court heard arguments in defense of religious liberty against a controversial Obamacare mandate, The Heritage Foundation awarded its Salvatori Prize for American Citizenship to the two families who brought the suits—the Greens and the Hahns. The presentation was made during a luncheon at the Sheraton New … More

    Inequality Starts at the Top

    President Obama has vowed to spend his remaining years battling against income inequality. He’s proposing, among other solutions, a national minimum wage. But Washington, D.C., an island of success in a country that’s a sea of struggle, is the wrong place to try to combat inequality. “During the past decade, … More

    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

    How One Hedge Fund Manager Is Using Washington to Destroy a Company

    It may seem a bit crazy to pour huge amounts of cash into lobbying efforts. But if you can spend a few hundred thousand dollars and make a billion, it’s probably worth the risk. As one savvy investor is well aware, it’s unusual to make that sort of return on … More

    Lawmaker on Liberals’ View of Government: ‘Of, by, for Bureaucrats’

    Conservative members of Congress yesterday highlighted the impact that public perception and popular myths about conservative ideals have on the outcome of elections. “The biggest lie in American politics is that the Republican Party is the party of the rich or the wealthy,” Rep. John Duncan (R–Tenn.) said at “Conversations … More

    (Sex) Workers of the World, Unite!

    Until recently, few Duke University students had probably heard of Miriam Weeks, a.k.a. “Belle Knox.” But some, at least, were familiar with her body of work. She is doing something old-fashioned: working to put herself through college. But she’s doing it in a very modern way: by making pornography. And … More

    Direct Democracy: A Progressive Legacy

    Elections matter, but, because of Progressive reforms, less than they should. As we enter the second century of Progressivism, it’s easy to point to the problems it has caused at the national level. Obamacare is only the latest example, coming on the heels of the New Deal and the Great … More

    Congress Needs More Selfless Sacrifice, Coburn Suggests

    Much of the ineffectiveness and unpopularity of Congress stems from the “laziness” and selfishness of career politicians, Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK)  said this morning during a CPAC discussion on what ails the legislative branch. Statesmanship and strong leadership require sacrifice, Coburn said. No wonder President Obama is emboldened to go … More