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    Overcriminalization in America: Fraud is Fraud is Fraud

    As part of an ongoing series, Heritage’s Center for Legal and Judicial Studies identifies a “Bill of the Week” which impacts overcriminalization in America. The Contracting Oversight for Small Business Jobs Act of 2012 is a classic example of the overcriminalization of fraud.  Senior Legal Fellow Paul Larkin has gone … More

    In Pictures: Conservatives Rally Against Obamacare at the Court

    Heritage was on the scene at the Supreme Court today as the justices began the second day of hearings on Obamacare (as we were yesterday). Protesters gathered in front of the Court, expressing their opposition to Obamacare and the individual mandate. Here are some pictures from the Court.

    Remembering Priscilla Buckley

    Heritage Foundation President Edwin J. Feulner issued the following statement on the passing of Priscilla Buckley, longtime managing editor of the National Review, who died Sunday at age 90. Priscilla and I served together for seven years on President Reagan’s  U.S. Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy.  As commissioners, we met … More

    India's Latest Scandal: $210 Billion of Nonsense

    Two years ago, the United States Department of Defense “discovered” mineral deposits in Afghanistan—gold, iron, copper, cobalt—that it claimed were worth almost $1 trillion. Actually, the deposits were worth almost nothing, they had previously been worth almost nothing, and they are still worth almost nothing. They will have value only … More

    Out of Portugal to Mozambique in Pursuit of Greater Economic Dynamism

    “Crazy!” A decade ago, that was the reaction to the idea of moving from Portugal to Mozambique. Now the idea seems not so crazy after all. According to a recent Financial Times article, a growing number of Portuguese—including lawyers, architects, and engineers—have chosen to head to quickly growing Mozambique in … More

    General Jack Keane: Staying the Course in Afghanistan

    Displaying confidence in the American strategy in Afghanistan, Retired General Jack Keane, a well-respected commentator on national security affairs, emphatically stated in an interview with Fox News that reacting to the tragic murder of 16 Afghan civilians by accelerating the withdrawal of U.S. troops would be a mistake, and one … More

    Stimulus Dollars Disproportionately Went to States Represented by Dems

    According to a new report on President Obama’s stimulus package and its effect on the economy, the amount of stimulus money that went to each state was correlated with the number of Democrats in each state’s congressional delegation. The data is revealed in a new book by Grover Norquist, president … More

    Illinois Primary Day: Economy Still Top Issue

    It’s another day and another state in the continuing quest that is the Republican primary process as Illinois voters head to the polls. And though the scenery changes with each day — from the beaches of Hawaii to the streets of the Windy City — there is one constant in … More

    Review: 'The Liberty Intrigue' A Conservative Political Thriller

    It’s not uncommon to see fictional political heroes portrayed as populist figures who stand for the people and against the establishment, fighting corruption and bucking the system in order to usher in a brighter future for the American people. What’s rare, though, is for those characters to stand for conservative … More

    Federal Watchdogs Raise IRS Security Concerns

    Less than a month from tax day, a pair of reports from federal watchdogs raises serious concerns about the Internal Revenue Service’s handling of sensitive and confidential taxpayer information. Potential security problems reportedly stem from inadequate measures to ensure the security of digital information, and from the IRS’s failure to … More