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    Giving the Internet Over to the U.N. -- or Worse

    How has the Internet worked so well—and stayed as free as it is—for so long? One big reason is U.S. oversight, and the Obama administration has now said it’s giving that up. Absent oversight of the Department of Commerce, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) will likely … More

    ‘Special Consideration’ for ‘non-Christian’ Job Applicants?

    A provision in a Michigan teachers’ union contract calling for “special consideration” to be given to “minority” job applicants including “those of the non-Christian faith” was removed by the Ferndale School District this week after the language was identified as a violation of the Federal Civil Rights Act. Michigan Capitol … More

    Russia Cracks Down on Media Freedom in Ukraine

    Ukrainians rallied in the streets of Kiev to topple their former leader. Now they are facing a new threat: Russian attacks on Ukrainian media outlets. A new video released by CCTV news shows a Bulgarian journalist and other reporters being held at gunpoint by a masked assailant. The video of … More

    Putin Challenges Obama's Long-Held Views on Missile Defense

    Several years before becoming president, Obama told a Chicago TV station, “I don’t agree with a missile defense system.” That’s nice. Unfortunately, rogue states such as North Korea and Iran have a different worldview. So does Vladimir Putin. The recent Ukraine crisis, and the question of the best United States … More

    Have You Saved $2,500 Lately?

    President Obama recently admitted that Obamacare will cause some Americans to lose their doctors. Some have suggested that his promise “If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor” should be 2014’s “Lie of the Year.” But what about his promise that Obamacare would lower premiums by $2,500 per … More

    Gingrich: Americans in ‘Grave Danger’ of ‘Losing Our Religious Liberty’

    As the date for the oral arguments in the Supreme Court case over the Health and Human Services mandate nears, Newt Gingrich is concerned that Americans could be on the cusp of a significant loss of religious liberty. “I think we’re in grave danger of losing our liberty and losing … 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

    Herman Cain on GOP Tax Plan: Force Harry Reid to Act

    Herman Cain, who ran for president on the 9-9-9 tax plan, challenged Republican leaders in the House of Representatives to pass a tax reform bill this year—and thereby force a debate on the issue. Cain spoke to The Foundry after hosting his radio show from The Heritage Foundation today. A … More

    Charter Schools: Higher Graduation Rates and Higher Earnings in Early Adulthood

    Free from a number of burdensome government regulations, public charter schools are a big hit among parents. And now, according to a new study, students in charter schools in Florida and Chicago are out-performing their public school counterparts—especially when comparing graduation rates and earnings in early adulthood. The latter is … 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