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    Reporting and news analysis on policy issues from The Heritage Foundation.

    AEI Names Brooks Next President

    Heritage congratulates Arthur Brooks, a Syracuse University professor, on his appointment as the next president of the American Enterprise Institute. Brooks on the succeeds Christopher DeMuth, who has been AEI’s president since 1986. The New York Times reported the news this afternoon, noting DeMuth’s success and AEI’s impact. In a … More

    Tony Snow, 1955-2008

    All of us at The Heritage Foundation are deeply saddened by the loss of Tony Snow. The former White House press secretary, radio talk-show host, “Fox News Sunday” anchor and current CNN contributor was always full of energy and optimism, even as he battled cancer. Snow died early this morning … More

    Jesse Helms, U.S. Senator and Conservative Champion, Dies

    Conservative Sen. Jesse Helms, 86, a truly great American and champion of freedom, died at 1:15 a.m. today. Helms, who gave our country three decades of service as a U.S. senator from North Carolina, was ill in recent years. Heritage President Ed Feulner (pictured at right with Helms and his … More

    The Truth About ANWR Drilling

    The following e-mail was forwarded to me today, and it’s just too good not to republish. Coupled with American Solutions’ petition with more than 1.2 million signatures calling for energy production, it is clear that oil drilling can mobilize the right like few other issues. First, do you know what … More

    Keeping the Focus on Dodd's Deal

    Our friends at FreedomWorks are keeping the pressure on Sen. Chris Dodd (D-Conn.) for his sweetheart deal with Countrywide Financial and the housing bailout he negotiated to benefit the company. During a recent trip to Capitol Hill, the FreedomWorks team brought its Pander-bear to Union Station to shine the spotlight … More

    Another Missile Test Success

    Heritage’s new missile defense blog, 33 Minutes, has a complete report on last night’s successful missile test in Hawaii. The intercept was the fifth successful test for THAAD system in five attempts, and marked the 29th of 30 successful tests conducted since September 2005. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j5O2EWVGe4U[/youtube] Hat tip to The Minority … More

    How Dangerous Is the Light Bulb?

    This video of Rep. Ted Poe (R-Tex.) speaking about compact fluorescent light bulbs is approaching 3 million views on YouTube. Poe outlines the dangers of using compact fluorescent bulbs, which will replace the reliable incandescent light bulb beginning in 2012. As Heritage’s own Dani Doane knows, when one of these … More

    Video: Condoleezza Rice's Speech on U.S. Policy Toward Asia

    Clips from Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice’s speech at Heritage are below followed by the complete text of her remarks. Click here to watch the full speech and question-and-answer discussion.     Here is the text of Rice’s speech: The rise of Asia is a profound geopolitical trend that is … More

    Rice Says North Korea's Nuclear Declaration Is Coming Soon

    In a speech this afternoon at Heritage, U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said North Korea “will soon give its declaration of nuclear programs to China,” a long-awaited report that would allow the Bush administration to recommend the nation’s removal from the U.S. state sponsors of terrorism list. In the … More

    Condoleezza Rice Speaks at Heritage; Webcast on Ustream.tv

    Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice will deliver a speech on U.S. policy toward Asia at Heritage today at 2:30 p.m. ET. Following her remarks, Secretary Rice will take questions from audience members. We’ll be streaming live from Ustream.tv during the event. Please visit our channel at 2:30 p.m. ET to … More