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    Utah's New Law Helps Law Enforcement Nab Property of Innocent People

    In 2000, Utah voters took a major step toward protecting innocent property owners from abuses under the state’s civil forfeiture laws by passing Initiative B. Thirteen years later, the Utah legislature ignored the will of their constituents and—without debate—passed a new law that rolls back many of the original reforms. … More

    Yet Another Obamacare Delay

    As most Americans kicked off a three-day holiday weekend, The New York Times reported late last week that the Obama administration had implemented yet another delay for Obamacare—this time halting a provision that prohibits employers from providing better health benefits to top executives than to other employees. Obamacare states that … More

    DOE’s Manufacturing Innovation Is $70 Million Corporate Welfare Giveaway

    The Obama Administration recently announced that $70 million of your taxpayer dollars will be spent over the next five years on a public-private manufacturing innovative initiative. If you’re asking why such an initiative can’t be fully funded by the private sector, move to the head of the class. The partnership … More

    The Video That Explains the Desperate Need for Agriculture Policy Reform

    As part of their Downsizing Government project, the Cato Institute recently released a video which handily sums up the sorry state of agriculture policy and the desperate need for reform. Agriculture is a state-of-the-art industry that has left the average farmer very well off. Far from evoking images of characters … More

    Meet the Man Who Got His Dead Mom's Social Security Benefits for 23 Years

    The 2014 omnibus bill contains an increase in funding for running the Social Security Administration (SSA). Maybe now they can stop paying Social Security benefits to dead people. According to a December Government Accountability Office (GAO) report, SSA systems do not accurately note and confirm the deaths of beneficiaries, resulting … More

    Tea Party Taps Mike Lee for Response to State of the Union

    In another sign of his rising national stature among small-government conservatives, Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) will deliver the Tea Party movement’s response to President Obama’s State of the Union address next week. Lee, who recently has staked out his own turf on issues such as education, poverty and health care, … More

    These Words from Obama Are Frightening -- and Revealing

    It’s less than comforting to hear the President make light of terrorist threats. In a recent interview with The New Yorker, President Obama referred to today’s al-Qaeda fighters as the “jayvee” team. “The analogy we use around here sometimes, and I think is accurate, is if a jayvee team puts … More

    WSJ’s Stephen Moore to Join Heritage as Chief Economist

    Stephen Moore, a member of the Wall Street Journal’s editorial board and founder of the Club for Growth, is returning to The Heritage Foundation as chief economist. In an exclusive interview with The Foundry, Moore said he chose Heritage because he’s philosophically aligned with the think tank’s policy agenda and … More