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    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

    Why Unemployment is High in Parts of Michigan

    Bruce Los, vice president of Gentex Corp., a $1.2 billion manufacturing company located in tiny Zeeland, Mich. (population 5,508), often hosts executives from foreign auto companies like BMW, Nissan and Toyota  With 4,000 employees and a state-of-the-art facility, Gentex makes some of the world’s most advanced rearview mirrors, with camera-based driver … More

    State of Union Disregards Economic Freedom

    The Los Angeles Rams announced they were moving to St Louis. President Clinton gave Mexico $20 billion to bail out the peso. Baywatch babe Pamela Anderson married rock-n-roll bad boy Tommy Lee. And, the Index of Economic Freedom made its debut. It was 1995. This month, the Wall Street Journal … More

    Is Russia Safe for the Winter Olympics?

    When he’s not playing political strongman, Russian President Vladimir Putin likes to have some fun. There are lots of shots of him — often shirtless — atop a horse, tossing a judo opponent, even riding a great white shark?… OK, well maybe that last one was Photoshopped. Anyway, you get … More

    Deep Distrust of the Government is American Norm

    No one tests the historic optimism of the American people quite like your  average politician. Poll after poll finds a deep distrust of government, with more than two-thirds saying they can’t believe what they hear from  Washington. You don’t have to look far for examples of why they feel this … More

    Foreign Affairs in Syria are Rough for US

    In a now widely reported private meeting with U.S. lawmakers at a Munich security conference last weekend, Secretary of State John Kerry told them the administration’s policies toward the bloody Syrian civil war weren’t cutting it. That’s a striking admission on the part of our chief diplomat. I agree with … More

    Cronyism Corrupted Sochi Olympics

    The modern Olympiad is a made-for-TV spectacle. Nobody doubts that from the ice rink to the halfpipe to the ski jump, the Sochi Olympics will look great on the small screen over the next few weeks. But viewers aren’t seeing the big picture. The untold story of these Olympics is … More

    US Continues to Turn a Blind Eye to Chinese Aggression

    China’s rise has the Obama administration looking as uncertain as the proverbial deer in the headlights. Caught between the unappealing alternatives of embracing or containing China, it largely chooses inaction. Its famous “pivot” to Asia has stalled — a casualty of Secretary of State John F. Kerry’s near obsession with … More