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    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

    As Kyiv Burns, the Obama Doctrine Is Going Down in Flames

    The Obama Administration’s lack of leadership on international crises has become so apparent that even The Washington Post is launching broadsides at the White House. In a tweet highlighting a major piece on Ukraine and Syria, the Post declared: “The ‘Obama Doctrine’ flounders as Kiev and Syria crumble.” This is, … More

    Steve Moore Demolishes the Argument for a Higher Minimum Wage in Under Two Minutes (VIDEO)

    The real minimum wage will be “zero” for individuals who lose their jobs as a result of the federal minimum wage increase, according to The Heritage Foundation’s Chief Economist Steve Moore. “You know what the minimum wage is going to be for those people who lose their job? It’s going … More

    How U.S. Interests Are at Risk in El Salvador

    An election is taking place in Central America in two weeks that will affect how safe we are here in our homes and on our streets. El Salvador may be about to turn into a gang haven that will act as a transit point for drugs plunging America’s inner cities … More

    WATCH: Michelle Obama Says Young Adults Are ‘Knuckleheads’ and Should Sign Up for Obamacare

    First Lady Michelle Obama called young people “knuckleheads” last night in an appearance on The Tonight Show. The First Lady was promoting Obamacare for 20-somethings, who Obama described as at risk from cutting themselves cooking or injuring themselves while dancing. The discussion on Obamacare starts at 1:58 in the video. … More

    Lawmaker Budgets for Tin Foil Hats to Mock Critics of Common Core

    As opponents of the Obama Administration’s national education standards rallied Wednesday at the Missouri State Capitol, state Representative Mike Lair acted on what some might call sinister motives:  The Republican lawmaker included an appropriation of $8 for tin foil hats for parents and others who oppose the so-called Common Core standards. Blogger Duane … More