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    Russia's Illegal Crimea Referendum Must Be Rejected by the Free World

    Crimea has just announced the preliminary result of its forced referendum. Unsurprisingly, 95 percent of those taking part in the poll voted in favor of Crimea seceding from Ukraine and joining the Russian Federation. But the Crimea referendum was a farce, and the free world must unite in rejecting it … More

    Foundry's Ortega on "Meet the Press": Bring Health Care Ideas to the Debate

    On Sunday’s “Meet the Press,” Foundry Contributor Israel Ortega talked about the importance of presenting conservative ideas on health care—not just responding to attacks from the left or talking about Obamacare’s flaws. Heritage has been sharing lots of ideas for patient-centered health reform that would give Americans choices and put … More

    Obama's Path to Defeat in Afghanistan

    Former secretary of state, national security adviser and Nobel Peace Prize winner Henry Kissinger is, by all measures, a foreign policy heavyweight. At a recent black-tie dinner, he stood – stoop-shouldered and peering imperiously over his signature thick, black-frame glasses – and remarked: “Unilateral withdrawal is not victory.” Whom could … More

    Jim DeMint: Russia's Actions in Ukraine Are Threat to Freedom

    The crisis over Ukraine will mark a turning point in the future of freedom. Russia’s decision to go ahead with plans to hold an illegal referendum in Crimea today reveals the limits of the Obama Administration’s policy, and demonstrates that it is now time to move beyond diplomatic statements and … More

    The White House Thought They Knew What Health Plan You Should Have. They Were Wrong.

    “Too many Americans have substandard health plans.” That was just one of many arguments made by President Obama and his allies to justify why America needed the heavy government regulation included in Obamacare. Obamacare, they assured us, would rein in all those “bad-apple insurers” and protect consumers from the false … More

    Oranges Are Affordable Thanks to a Guy Named Skip

    Have you ever heard of Skip Pescosolido? I hadn’t either until very recently, but I’m glad I did. Without Skip, we’d all be paying higher grocery bills. To understand why, you have to go back to 1937, when the federal government organized orange producers into cartels known as “marketing orders.” … More

    Blame the New SAT on Common Core

    The hugely controversial Common Core initiative is at least partly responsible for the latest revamp of the SAT college entrance exam. This puts great pressure on non-Common Core states, private schools, and homeschoolers to comply with national standards to keep students from doing poorly on the new Common Core–aligned SAT. … More

    How One Hedge Fund Manager Is Using Washington to Destroy a Company

    It may seem a bit crazy to pour huge amounts of cash into lobbying efforts. But if you can spend a few hundred thousand dollars and make a billion, it’s probably worth the risk. As one savvy investor is well aware, it’s unusual to make that sort of return on … More

    How to Fix the Absurd U.S. Tax System

    House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp, R-Mich., recently jump-started the tax reform debate. It’s about time. The tax code stables in Washington haven’t been cleaned out since 1986 – more than a quarter century ago, when Ronald Reagan was president. Since then, year after year, the tax code … More

    Why Ukraine May Make Iran Even More Determined to Go Nuclear

    They called it the Lisbon Protocol. In 1991, the U.S. and Russia agreed to historic reductions in nuclear weapons. But there was a hitch: Russia didn’t exactly own all of its nukes. When the Soviet Union collapsed, lots of them were left in the former vassal states of Belarus, Ukraine … More