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    Why the Fear of American Exceptionalism?

    Talk of American exceptionalism  enrages some liberals. For example, it drove Oliver Stone and American University professor Peter  Kuznick to pen a USA Today commentary  saying Washington should have a wall with “the names of all the Vietnamese,  Cambodians, Laotians, and others who died [in the Vietnam War].” That, they  … More

    Who Do Members of Congress Follow on Twitter? Heritage, For One

    The Heritage Foundation ranks among one of the most-followed Twitter accounts by Members of Congress, according to a new report published in New York Magazine. With 97 percent of Congressmen and women active on Twitter, this demonstrates the importance of communicating @Heritage policy research online. The @Heritage account boasts more … More

    No Turning Back on Obamacare’s Medicaid Expansion

    Many states have chosen to take Obamacare’s Medicaid expansion expecting they can get out later if they wish. But that’s not the case. Some states have said that if the federal government ever reneges on its promise of enhanced funding in the future, they’ll just withdraw from the expansion. But … More

    #Instatruth: Instagram Videos on Obamacare from Real People

    Heritage has a new feature on our Instagram channel — #Instatruth! Using Instagram’s new video feature, we’ve recorded short videos of individuals expressing why they believe Obamacare should be defunded. These personal videos showcase how the law affects you — and add another layer to our previous #StopObamacare Instagram campaign. … More

    How to Win the Internet: Sharing Stories -- and Maybe a Few Cats

    Cat pictures go viral because that is the language of the Internet, according to the four creative content producers who were panelists at this week’s Heritage Foundation Bloggers Briefing. But how do cat memes relate to policy research? “If you’re a reporter or if you’re a communication person or if … More

    Hard Time for Chalk Crime

    It may or may not be true that, as some seem to believe, not a single cop in the history of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) has been criminally “charged after shooting someone, even if that person was unarmed and/or innocent.” What is true, is that making this … More

    5 Cats Who Have Great Content: How to Package Your Stories for Success

    How do you tell an effective story in the age of animated GIFs, super-short videos and 140-character tweets? We’ve asked a few creative content producers to share their secrets at The Bloggers Briefing. Inspired by Rep. Darrell Issa’s (R-CA) winning campaign for the House Republican Digital Challenge this year, our … More

    Does Your Religion Define How You Think About Economics?

    The authors of a new Brookings Institution survey believe the American Dream is dead—or at least in trouble. And who’s to blame? Religious conservatives. Progressives, on the other hand, want everyone to have equal opportunities in the name of social justice—but with a caveat: If you start out ahead in … More

    Statement of Ed Meese on the Passing of Bill Clark, Distinguished Reaganaut

    Bill Clark was a devout man of faith, a great patriot and a close friend.  He devoted his life to the service of others and will be remembered for his outstanding contributions to his community and his Country. Bill served Ronald Reagan for over a quarter of a century as … More

    5 Immigration Questions

    During the August congressional recess, a pro-amnesty coalition of business and union interests is putting the squeeze on members of the House of Representatives to pass a “comprehensive immigration reform” bill similar to the Senate-passed monstrosity. But hard-working Americans also have a voice and can speak up in town halls … More