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    Sessions and Ryan to LaHood: Halt the High-Speed Train to Vegas

    Senate Budget Committee Ranking Member Jeff Sessions (R–AL) and House Budget Committee chairman Paul Ryan (R–WI) sent a letter yesterday to Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, urging the Department of Transportation to reject a $5.5 billion gamble on high-speed rail. The train, called XpressWest, would run from Victorville, California, to Las … More

    VIDEO: Sen. Pat Toomey on Drones, Rand Paul's Filibuster, and Government Spending

    Senator Pat Toomey (R-PA) visited Heritage yesterday to explain what he believed to be the fight of our lifetime: out-of-control government spending that threatens prosperity. He sat down with Heritage’s Jackie Anderson before his speech to outline what’s at stake and also explain why he joined Senator Rand Paul’s (R-KY) … More

    Shoplifters Hiding Behind Plastic Bag Ban?

    Seattle’s plastic bag ban became effective on July 1, 2012, prohibiting all Seattle retail stores from providing customers with plastic carryout bags—even bags advertised as biodegradable. But banning plastic bags has caught up with the city, harming businesses through theft. Seattle businesses are facing the unintended consequences of nanny-state control. … More

    China’s NPC: Don’t Jump the Gun on News of Economic Reform

    The annual meetings of China’s National People’s Congress (NPC) start March 5. This year is more important than most: The new Communist Party leadership introduced at last fall’s Party Congress receive their government positions. We all know the top slot (president), and we are all but certain of the #2 … More

    Cloakroom: Resolving to Continue

    House Cloakroom: March 4 – March 8 Analysis: This week, the House plans to take up a bill that would fund the government for the remainder of the 2013 fiscal year. As of March 1, we are now living under the sequester that was passed overwhelmingly by Congress and signed … More

    Japan: Looking to Shinzo Abe for a Brighter Future

    Following a statement by the World Health Organization on the low predictive rate for cancer in Fukushima, Japan, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was quoted Thursday pledging his goal to restart Japan’s inactive nuclear power plants. This move, together with a renewed push to join the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), shows Abe’s … More

    Mr. Xi Goes to Moscow: For China’s Leader, It’s Russia First

    China’s new president, Xi Jinping, will make his first official foreign visit to Russia this month. Xi’s decision to make his first visit abroad to Russia suggests an effort to improve relations and cement their strategic partnership. Washington should pay attention to the growing ties between Moscow and Beijing. Since … More

    Breitbart Awards 2013: Celebrating Andrew’s Legacy, Honoring the Next Warriors

    Andrew Breitbart’s quest for the truth served as an inspiration to people around the globe. It had a profound impact on both of us as well. Andrew not only served as fellow warrior in the trenches of journalism, but he also made an impact on our lives and both of … More

    Argo Oscar Win Infuriates Iran, but the Iranian People Think Otherwise

    Sunday night, Argo—the Ben Affleck film portraying the rescue of U.S. Embassy staffers from Iran—won best picture at the Oscars. Iran may have boycotted this years’ Academy Awards by pulling its film submission, but it certainly didn’t ignore Argo’s Oscar win. The biggest winner may have been U.S. public diplomacy … More

    Conservatism in Culture: Watch Heritage’s Google+ Hangout at Noon ET Friday

    “The central conservative truth is that it is culture, not politics, that determines the success of a society.” – Daniel Patrick Moynihan One major issue facing conservatives over the years has been the inability to integrate with and influence popular culture. Since the 2012 election, the subject has been argued … More