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    'I Know My Rights': Woman Jailed After Filming Traffic Stop

    Brandy Berning spent the night behind bars. And it’s all because she knew her rights, and insisted that they be respected. Her “crime”?  Using a cell phone to film a traffic stop. According to the Florida Sun-Sentinel, Lieutenant William O’Brien, a deputy with the Broward County Sheriff’s Office, pulled Brandy … More

    This Tea Party Activist Was Targeted by the IRS. Now He's Fighting Back.

    Among the scandals dogging the Obama administration is one involving the Internal Revenue Service. Both Congress and the U.S. Department of Justice are examining evidence that the IRS illegally targeted dozens of conservative groups for political reasons — asking invasive questions about their applications for tax-exempt status and holding up … More

    George Washington: An Indispensable Birthday

    While all men are created equal, some stand head and shoulders above others. Consider George Washington. He was that rarity: an indispensable man, crucial to the revolution that won American independence and the Constitution that secured it. For generations, Americans understood that. His birthday, moved to February 22 when the … More

    Putin Displeased with Ukraine Distracting from Olympics

    Job No. 1? Ukraine. You can only imagine Russian President Vladimir Putin is none too pleased about the civil unrest there — and the less than flattering spotlight it’s shining on Russia — not to mention distracting attention from his signature sports event in Sochi. But oozing confidence as the … More

    Visas for Friends of U.S. Shouldn't Be Held Hostage for Immigration Reform

    In 2007, then Sen. George Voinovich (R-OH) told the story of a young Czech soldier who wanted to visit some American veterans with whom he had served side-by-side in Iraq. He applied for a visa, but the U.S. consular office gave him an expected answer: Application denied. The reason? He … More

    A Strong National Defense Should Be Our First Priority

    It’s easy for conservatives, who are forced to spend much of their time these days opposing bad ideas, to neglect the great responsibility of advancing good ideas. That was the impetus behind the Feb. 10 Conservative Policy Summit convened at the Heritage Foundation by its political arm, Heritage Action for … More

    The One Image You Should See to Understand What's Going On in Ukraine

    Have you seen this picture The Wall Street Journal posted earlier today? Kiev’s Independence Square, before and after protests: http://t.co/ClVp8rq1nG (AFP/Getty/Bloomberg) pic.twitter.com/Dv3GjzS0Yw — Wall Street Journal (@WSJ) February 21, 2014 The left photo was taken in 2009 and the one on the right was taken Thursday of Independence Square in … More

    President Obama Right to Meet Dalai Lama

    President Obama met with the Dalai Lama on Friday, in a move that aroused Chinese protests. The meeting of the two Nobel Peace Prize winners was condemned by the Chinese foreign ministry, whose spokesperson, Hua Chunying, declared, “The U.S. leader’s planned meeting with Dalai is a gross interference in China’s … More

    By How Much Did Congress Increase the Debt Ceiling? Hint: It’s a Trick Question

    Just a few weeks before President Obama releases his budget proposal to boost deficit spending for the remainder of his term, Congress voted to “raise the nation’s borrowing limit through March 2015.” But there’s one big question: By how much did Congress raise the debt limit, exactly? As Heritage’s Romina … More