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    Jordan Weissmann Thinks Economics Is a Gimmick

    Jordan Weissmann of Slate writes that using modern economic methods in budgetary analysis is a “trick…gimmick…fantasy…miraculous…flight of fancy…picking a number out of a hat.”  Weissmann’s immediate target is Rep. Paul Ryan’s (R–Wis.) new budget. But his haphazard insults implicitly spread to the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) and the general use … More

    WATCH: DeMint Answers Questions at National Constitution Center

    Heritage Foundation President Jim DeMint speaks live tonight in Philadelphia at the National Constitution Center. You can watch it right here on The Foundry starting at 6:30 p.m. (Eastern): DeMint will be interviewed live on-stage by Philadelphia radio host Chris Stigall and will also take questions from the audience. The … More

    Report: U.S. Releases 1 in 3 Illegal Immigrants Convicted of Crimes

    Federal immigration officials last year charged only one of every four “deportable” illegal immigrants and released more than a third of those convicted of crimes, according to a new report based on data from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) itself. ICE agents last year “charged only 195,000 or 25 percent, … More

    9 Crazy Ways the Left Tried to Make Obamacare Cool

    Did you sign up for Obamacare? If not, it wasn’t because it was uncool, right? The administration and its partner advocacy groups focused their marketing efforts heavily on young people — though because the law allows kids to stay on their parents’ insurance plans until age 26, it shifts the … More

    The Pros and Cons of Ryan’s 2015 Path to Prosperity Budget

    Today, House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan released the Fiscal Year 2015 Path to Prosperity Budget. Building on foundations established in 2011, this plan seeks to balance the budget within 10 years by cutting spending, reforming poverty programs, and importantly, reforming the health care entitlements—the largest drivers of deficit spending … More

    The Joke's on Us

    It really writes itself: Obamacare as the ultimate April Fools’ Day punchline. Which of these is your favorite? Share them with your friends. Tweet this Tweet this Tweet this Tweet this Tweet this You can’t make this stuff up. On the health law’s pseudo-deadline day, following a huge push for … More

    Dana Milbank's War on Women

    Here’s a key word that Washington Post columnist Dana Milbank almost entirely ignores in his sarcastic column on a panel about feminism hosted at The Heritage Foundation today: “happiness.” And that’s unfortunate, because that concept was crucial to understanding the points made by the panel. In his diatribe, Milbank notes … More

    AFL-CIO Stages Protest Outside Heritage for Higher Minimum Wage

    About 30 protesters, chanting “You can’t survive on $7.25” and “Poverty wages have got to go,” marched today in support of a higher minimum wage outside The Heritage Foundation. AFL-CIO spokesmen at the lunchtime protest said the labor organization targeted Heritage’s Capitol Hill headquarters on Massachusetts Avenue NE because of the … More

    Why the Hispanic Media Are Biased and What to Do About It

    In one of the most interesting exchanges leading up to the 2012 presidential election, an anchor made a name for himself by challenging President Barack Obama to defend his record on immigration. At the height of the tense exchange, the anchor pressed the president to explain why he hadn’t fulfilled … More

    North Korea Threatens 'New Form' of Nuclear Test

    North Korea threatened on March 30 to carry out a “new form of nuclear test for bolstering up our nuclear deterrence.” The regime declared it has a “more diversified nuclear deterrence” to be used for hitting medium- and long-range targets “with a variety of striking power.” Pyongyang also warned that … More