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    Steering Transportation Policy: Empower People and the States, Not Washington

    Alfonse D’Amato, a long-time former Republican Senator from New York, reveled in his nickname: Senator Pothole. “It means you’re attentive and you’re there and available,” he told New York magazine. Perhaps. But if you discovered a pothole, would you really dial up a U.S. Senator? Yes, there’s a federal Department … More

    Six Billion in Taxpayer Dollars Disappears from State Department Records

    According to a recent report by the State Department’s Office of the Inspector General (OIG), $6 billion worth of contracting money paid out by the department over the past six years cannot be accounted for. The revelation calls into question the management of the State Department across the tenures of … More

    Ryan Budget’s Transportation Takeaway: Give States More Flexibility and Control

    Why does House Budget Committee chairman Paul Ryan’s (R–WI) budget proposal matter to you? Because it would empower citizens and state and local governments, not remote Washington bureaucrats, to solve the transportation problems—think traffic congestion—that they deal with daily. A crucial reform proposal in the budget involves how transportation projects … More

    Five Myths About Extreme Weather and Global Warming

    There is broad (though not unanimous) agreement, even among skeptic scientists, that the earth has warmed moderately over the past 60 years and that some portion of that warming can be attributed to anthropogenic carbon dioxide emissions. However, despite the hoopla surrounding the recent report on the economic impacts of … More

    GMOs and Golden Rice: Hope for the Hungry and Malnourished

    Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) have tremendous potential to help the hungry and malnourished. In 1999, two scientists created “golden rice,” rice genetically infused with beta-carotene genes that are vital for the human body in producing vitamin A. Vitamin A deficiency plagues millions of children and pregnant woman in parts of … More

    Space Forum Holds Promise for More Engaged Public Diplomacy

    This week, the United States is hosting the first International Space Exploration Forum, a ministerial-level meeting of space agency directors from various space-faring nations. Hopefully, this represents the first move by the U.S. government to employ more of its resources in support of “public diplomacy.” During much of the Cold … More

    5 Posts That Inspired You This Year

    2013 was a great year for The Foundry. Here are the top five posts that inspired you the most. 13 Tax Increases in 2013 New Year’s Day [2013] was tough for taxpayers. Thirteen tax increases kicked in. The deal that Congress and President Obama struck that finally—but only partially—avoided the fiscal cliff … More

    Christmas Gift Ideas From 8 Pinterest Users We Love

    Looking for a Christmas gift for the conservative in your life? How about patriotic high heels or an America-shaped cutting board? This year, Heritage collected Christmas gift ideas on Pinterest with help from some of our fellow conservative pinners. Their suggestions included caps supporting the military and bipartisan wine (you’ll … 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

    A Way Forward on Immigration

    When President Obama invited Michael McCaul, R-Texas, chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security, to visit the White House, he got an unexpected response. McCaul said no. “I saw it as a political trap,” McCaul told conservative radio talk-show host Laura Ingraham. Since Mr. Obama first entered the Oval … More