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    Meet the American Who Won the Boston Marathon

    Meet Meb Keflezighi. The 38-year-old San Diego resident became the first American male to win the 118th Boston Marathon since 1983 on Monday. Check out this incredible video of his finish: It’s a big deal for an American to win the race—a Kenyan has won 19 times since 1991. And the timing couldn’t … 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

    This Is Not a Ranking We Should Be Proud Of

    Would you want to live in a country that is losing freedom? How about a country that has lost ground in property rights and become more corrupt? If you’re an American, you’re living there. The 20th anniversary edition of the Index of Economic Freedom reveals that the United States has … More

    Reflecting on America's Resolve: 72nd Anniversary of Pearl Harbor Attack

    Today marks the 72nd anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. As Americans reflect on what President Franklin D. Roosevelt called “a date which will live in infamy,” let us also remember the resolve Americans and the U.S. military showed in response. The attack killed over 2,400 Americans, destroyed nearly … More

    Honey, I Shrunk America: U.S. Global Influence Under Obama

    A newly released Pew Research poll, “America’s Place in the World,” indicates that the Obama approach to foreign affairs has had a profoundly negative effect on the way Americans see their role in the world. Far from seeing the “shining city on the hill” articulated by American leaders from William … More

    Getting Americans Back to Helping Each Other

    Heritage distinguished fellow and former Assistant Secretary of State Kim R. Holmes, at a recent event for his new book Rebound: Getting America Back to Great, argued that America’s decline is not inevitable; there’s still a chance to turn things around. Today, America is one of the freest and most … More

    I Solemnly Swear to Support the Government?

    When lawmakers were debating how to end the federal government shutdown and whether they should authorize Washington to borrow even more money by raising the debt ceiling, Representative David Scott (D–GA) took to the floor of the House of Representatives and asked for a minute to speak. The legislation was … More

    Q&A: Can America “Rebound” from Its Current State?

    Every day, we hear more cultural commentators noting the inevitable decline of America. Many on the right lament it, while the left eagerly anticipates “the post-American world.” Kim Holmes has spent his life advocating for liberty, both as a longtime Heritage expert and previously as Assistant Secretary of State. His … More

    DeMint: Washington’s Control Creates Division Among Americans

    Freedom means that people should be able to make their own decisions, but that freedom is not achievable when government forces values upon its people, said Heritage President Jim DeMint at the Values Voter Summit. “As we cringe at what’s going on in Washington today, particularly with Obamacare, it should … More

    Putin and Obama: Taking Exception on American Exceptionalism

    It’s good that Russian President Vladimir Putin and American President Barack Obama have found something they can agree on. Unfortunately, they’re both wrong. Neither Putin nor Obama thinks the United States is exceptional. To them, all humans are simply citizens of the world. “I believe in American exceptionalism, just as … More