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    That’s the (American) Spirit!

    Even before the United States became a nation in 1776, it had thrived under the American people—a fiercely independent people whose values were distinct and whose vision was far-reaching. The American Spirit, a new book coauthored by Dr. Ed Feulner, president of The Heritage Foundation, and Brian Tracy, celebrates those … More

    WikiLeaks’s Assange, Ecuador’s Correa, and the Politics of Anti-Americanism

    On June 19, Julian Assange, founder of WikiLeaks, breached his bail conditions and secretly made his way to Ecuador’s embassy in London. There he made a request for political asylum. Assange was under house arrest and facing extradition to Sweden to stand trial for charges of sexual assault reportedly committed … More

    Morning Bell: President Obama's Fast and Furious Scandal Grows

    On the night of December 15, 2010, U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry was shot and killed by an untraceable assault weapon that was deliberately handed to Mexican drug lords by U.S. officials via Operation Fast and Furious. Ever since, the Terry family and Americans across the nation have asked how this … More

    VIDEO: Former Democrat Explains Why He Abandoned Obama

    A former Democratic congressman who recently switched political parties said millions of Americans are abandoning President Obama because of the liberal policies being pursued by the White House. In remarks at Heritage’s Bloggers Briefing and during a sitdown interview, former Rep. Artur Davis of Alabama discussed his political transformation. “If … More

    Conversations with Conservatives: Congressmen Answer Your Questions

    Ten conservative members of Congress will gather on Capitol Hill today at 11:30 a.m. to take your questions about a range of policy issues confronting lawmakers. The monthly event, Conversations with Conservatives, will feature Reps. Raúl Labrador (R-ID), Jeff Landry (R-LA), Tim Huelskamp (R-KS), Jim Jordan (R-OH), Tom Graves (R-GA), … More

    McConnell Describes Political Left's Efforts to Restrict Free Speech

    Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) said Friday that the Obama administration is pursuing restrictions on political speech through whatever means possible, including bypassing Congress and the federal judiciary. “What they haven’t been able to achieve through the courts or Congress, they’re already attempting to achieve through regulations,” McConnell said in a … More

    When It Comes to Cybersecurity, a Flexible Approach Is Key

    A majority of Americans agree that sharing information on cybersecurity threats is the best way to protect the country’s networks. According to a Washington Post poll, nearly two-thirds of Americans support responsible information sharing, while only 39 percent of Americans support the idea of mandatory regulations. These percentages span party … More

    A Picture of State-Sanctioned Horror

    The image circulating online of a Chinese woman lying next to her dead child, reportedly killed after a forced abortion at seven months, has renewed international outrage over the atrocities of China’s one-child policy. The over three-decades-old policy that severely restricts the number of children allowed per couple in China … More

    Obama Administration Should Stand Against Cuban Repression

    Valiant Cuban dissident and democracy activist Jorge Luis Garcia Perez (Antunez) delivered a message of solidarity from the island to The Heritage Foundation in May. On June 7, Antunez testified to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee via video conference from Cuba. On both occasions, he urged real solidarity with those … More

    How Political Parties Almost Ruined the Constitution

    The Constitution is for sale.  No, really. Christie’s in New York will auction off George Washington’s 223-year-old copy of the Constitution and Bill of Rights next week. The pages are largely unmarked, except for a few of Washington’s notes about the presidency. That’s appropriate, considering that Article II was drafted with … More