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    Common Core: Bill Gates Confuses Regulation with Accountability

    “Scale is good for free market competition,” said Bill Gates last Thursday at the American Enterprise Institute. “Individual state regulatory capture is not good for competition.” Gates’ remarks came as part of his pitch for the highly controversial Common Core national standards and tests. Yet, what Gates laments as “regulatory … More

    Obamacare March Madness Push: Have a 'Game Plan' or You'll Get a Terrible Disease

    The latest Obamacare advertising site is an odd mix of athlete/star inspiration and trying to scare young people about getting diseases. On GamePlan4Me, the website offers you the opportunity to “See what happens when you take a chance without health care” (see photo above). Enter your sex and age range … More

    WATCH: Children With Down Syndrome Tell Pregnant Mom About the Happy Life Her Son With Down Syndrome Will Have

    Don’t be scared. Be excited. That’s the underlying message of a new video that responds to a pregnant women’s anxiety about expecting a child with Down Syndrome. “I’m expecting a baby. I’ve discovered he has Down Syndrome,” an unnamed woman e-mailed. “I’m scared: What kind of life will my child … More

    How to Hide Billions in Taxpayer Money and Get Away With It

    Spine-tingling TV shows and movies are always featuring spy capers that are “off-book.” Their existence is on a need-to-know basis, and sure, they’re being funded, but no one sees where that money’s going. There’s a very real, very expensive—and a lot less thrilling—off-book operation going on in Washington. The Treasury … More

    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