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    Obama Disregards What Hispanics and All Americans Need to Achieve American Dream

    As expected, President Obama spoke about mobility and illegal immigration at his State of the Union speech Tuesday night. Disappointingly, he ignored growing academic agreement on what it takes for Americans, including those of Hispanic origin, to have a shot at the American Dream. Basically, a child’s mobility—his or her … 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

    Why Our Veterans Fight

    We get a feeling when we see the American flag raised, the national anthem played, and our men and women in uniform saluting. Children look up and put their hands over their hearts. Men take off their hats. For a moment, we are united. But in the daily rancor of … 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

    Obamacare's Secret Is Out

    Timing is everything. And just as Congress’s focus seems to be drifting from Obamacare’s ravages on the economy, Americans are learning the reason this law’s implementation was postponed until after the presidential election. That reason is becoming clear as person after person opens the mail. Insurance costs are going up. … More

    Washington Versus the American People

    Various press reports indicate that Congress is preparing to announce a “deal” that would allow Obamacare to move forward virtually uninterrupted. If that is what happens, such as a “grand bargain” may be a political win inside the Beltway but a loss for the American people. It’s a loss for … More

    Ted Cruz: "It Is Because of You" That the House Has Been Standing Strong on Obamacare

    Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) told conservatives at the Values Voter Summit today that their voices have been vital in fighting Obamacare. It is because of you that the House of Representatives has been standing strong—because the House has been listening to the people. It is because of you that for … More

    How Much Is Your Health Insurance Going Up?

    Have you gotten a letter from your insurance company about your premiums going up? Has your employer told you that more will be coming out of your paycheck to pay for your health plan? President Obama promised that Obamacare would lower premiums by $2,500. But instead, Americans everywhere are facing … More

    Real People Respond: What Does Obamacare Mean for You?

    Obamacare opens today. What does that mean to you? Since Heritage launched our billboard in Times Square promoting the message to defund Obamacare, the response has been overwhelming. We’ve received thousands of text messages from concerned Americans wanting more information about this unaffordable law. It is raising premiums, hurting small … More

    Warning: Obamacare May Be Hazardous to Your Health

    We’ve talked a lot about Obamacare’s costs—how it will hurt the economy, kill jobs, and cost you and your family more when you pay for health care. But there’s an even more important cost: your health. Obamacare will affect the quality of care in this country. It will limit the … More