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    Paul Ryan: How Conservatism Helps the Poor

    When it comes to explaining how their policies would help the poor and the disadvantaged, conservatives can all too often be likened to a football team that drives all the way to the one-yard line and then just kneels down. Rock-solid principles and policies drive them forward, but they fail … More

    Conservatism vs. Libertarianism: Heritage, Cato Square Off in Debate

    Which is the preferable philosophy, conservatism or libertarianism? Last Wednesday, interns from The Cato Institute (Matthew Cavedon and Jack Solowey) and The Heritage Foundation (Maura Cremin and Keith Neely) participated in the annual intern debate held in Cato’s F.A. Hayek Auditorium to sharpen their understanding of the differences between traditional conservatism and … More

    VIDEO: Gov. Luis Fortuño Predicts Puerto Rico Will Become 51st State

    Puerto Rico has long flirted with the idea of becoming the 51st state. This year voters will once again have their choice at the ballot box. And for Gov. Luis Fortuño, the time is right. Fortuño visited the nation’s capital last week for a meeting at the White House on … More

    Scribecast: RedState's Erick Erickson on the State of Conservatism

    Seven years ago Erick Erickson took the reins at RedState to transform the conservative blog into one of the most influential sources of news on the right. He’s led online activists to challenge Republicans and conservatives, unafraid to go to battle on a range of issues. Today he hosts the … More

    PODCAST: CPAC and the State of Conservatism

    In this week’s Heritage in Focus podcast, leading historian and expert on the conservative movement, Lee Edwards, discusses the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) and the state of conservatism. Click here to listen. What is the importance of CPAC? What’s Heritage’s role this year? What advice should guide conservatism moving foward? Listen … More

    What Were Ronald Reagan’s Achievements?

    February 6 is Ronald Reagan’s birthday. While the right has long looked to Reagan as the standard-bearer of conservative leadership, over the past few years, even liberals are waxing Reaganesque. For instance, before he was the class warrior in the mold of Teddy Roosevelt, President Obama invoked the Gipper to … More

    Springsteen's Ode to Conservative Values?

    From “Born to Run” to “Born in the USA,” “Darkness on the Edge of Town” to “Human Touch,” Bruce Springsteen has brought his brand of rock from the streets of New Jersey to the farms of the heartland, speaking to the American experience as a poet with a six-string. For … More

    Martin Luther King's Conservative Principles

    Martin Luther King Day has arrived once again, and like clockwork, liberals are invoking King’s name to support their causes. In an e-mail to activists, Obama’s former “green czar,” Van Jones, calls King the “original Occupier.” He urges activists to use MLK day meet-ups to energize left-wing campaigning for 2012. … More

    John Dewey and the Progressive Redefinition of Freedom

    Today is John Dewey’s birthday, and though it’s been almost 60 years since this major Progressive figure passed away, thoughtful conservatives should acquaint themselves with his writings, since they had a profound impact on our society. Dewey, who is best known for his work on education’s role in democracy, wrote … More

    North Carolina brings the Founding Principles Back to School

    In 2010, North Carolina public school officials proposed changing the high school U.S. History course curriculum to cover events only from 1877 forward. Forget George Washington and Abraham Lincoln, the Constitution, and the Civil War—nothing meaningful happened in America before 1877. But, what a difference a year makes. Thanks to … More