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    A Tank on Every Corner? Why Police Departments Are Acquiring Armored Vehicles—and What to Do About It

    Most Americans aren’t used to seeing anything that looks like a tank in their neighborhoods. Yet with police departments from California to Texas to Ohio State University acquiring armored vehicles from the federal government, that may soon change. These armored vehicles, designed to fend off insurgent attacks and capable of … More

    Immigration Reform That Takes Effect in 2017 Isn't The Answer

    Even Sen. Chuck Schumer [D-NY] is acknowledging that the President has a major trust deficit, suggesting that an immigration bill could be passed now and take effect once Barack Obama leaves office. But current immigration proposals – whether they start this year or in 2017 – have a huge problem: … More

    DeMint Calls for an ‘Agenda to Unite America’

    Heritage Foundation President Jim DeMint this morning called on leaders of both parties in the House and Senate to drop their “ham-fisted” tendency to club each other with huge bills such as Obamacare and take a fresh look at how concrete conservative solutions can improve the lives of all Americans. … More

    Salmon Blasts 'Damaging Effects Of Out-of-Control Surveillance State'

    Government transparency and clandestine operations are not at odds with each other and can be reconciled, argues Rep. Matt Salmon (R-AZ). Speaking at the Conservative Policy Summit Monday at The Heritage Foundation, Salmon affirmed the need for clandestine operations, but noted that they “must be targeted and well-executed in order … More

    IRS-Targeted Scandal Victims Will Not Be Silenced (VIDEO)

    Conservative leaders are speaking out after President Obama said there was “not a smidgen of corruption” within the IRS. The IRS was accused of targeting conservative groups starting in 2012 and the investigation is ongoing. >>> Check Out: The IRS Drive to Silence the Right Last week, Catherine Englebrecht, Founder … More

    Stuck in Congressional "Groundhog Day"

    In the movie “Groundhog Day,” Bill Murray wakes up again and again to find that he is stuck in the same day. This happens multiple times a year now with Congress on the debt limit, which we just hit again on Saturday. >>> Check Out: The Debt Ceiling Returns as … More

    Income Mobility Tied to Marriage

    Recent research from the Equality of Opportunity Project found that “the strongest predictors of upward mobility are measures of family structure such as the fraction of single parents in the area.” These findings add to the growing body of data on the link between marriage and success in life. Growing … More

    Needham: Americans Want to Change Status Quo, Not Endorse Amnesty

    Heritage Action’s Mike Needham argued today that Americans are looking for new ideas to shift the status quo. “We need a modern immigration system,” Needham, the CEO of Heritage Action, said this morning on NBC’s Meet the Press. “The bill that  [Sen.] Chuck Schumer [D.-NY] is talking about is a … More

    WATCH: Rosie O'Donnell's Reaction to Her Son Joining the Military

    Outspoken, liberal talk show host Rosie O’Donnell returned to the set of The View last week and gave updates on her children. She announced that her oldest son, Parker, had joined the Citadel and was “the number one Cadet” at his school. >>> Check Out: The Debt Ceiling Returns as National … More

    Corruption Blocks Influence of Foreign Aid

    Why do some nations that receive U.S. foreign aid year after year never seem to improve, or move beyond the dependency phase? Perhaps the largest reason is corruption. It’s the “pre-existing condition” that keeps many aid recipients from ever recovering. It’s a major obstacle to economic growth, which is why … More