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    Can Conservatism Hold Together?

    News organizations were aflutter to report on the controversies at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) this past weekend. Several socially conservative groups boycotted the meeting. Donald Rumsfeld and Dick Cheney were greeted with jeers and boos. One conference attendee was removed after calling the former Vice President a war … More

    Conservatism is Ready to Play the Game

    Rep. Jim Jordan (R–OH) is a man who doesn’t like to lose. His high school wrestling record was an astonishing 150–1. That bodes well for the Republican Study Committee (RSC), a group of conservative lawmakers Jordan will lead in the 112th Congress. Jordan joined the RSC’s outgoing chairman, Representative Tom … More

    VIDEO: Students Debate Conservatism's Shared Values

    During his 1964 acceptance speech, Barry Goldwater described his movement to the audience with these words: This party, with its every action, every word, every breath and every heartbeat has but a single resolve, and that is freedom — freedom made orderly for the Nation by our constitutional government; freedom … More

    Morning Bell: Heritage Action for America

    These are historic and exciting times. Yesterday, The Heritage Foundation took a bold and forward-looking step. Our Board of Trustees approved launching a grassroots advocacy organization to help press the conservative cause with our nation’s lawmakers. The independent organization will be called “Heritage Action for America.” Over the last two … More

    Karl Rove: Repealing Obamacare Will Be Easier If Congress Skirts Normal Process

    “Deeming” and “reconciliation” are hardly household words, but for the next week Americans will come to know them as key procedural maneuvers that could push Obamacare across the finish line. But while they might deliver a bill to President Obama’s desk, they will also make it easier to repeal the … More

    In the Green Room: Rep. Mike Pence Reflects on the State of Conservatism

    After a presentation this afternoon at the weekly Bloggers Briefing held at The Heritage Foundation, Representative Mike Pence (R-IN) sat down with us for his first interview following today’s announcement that he will not challenge Senator Evan Bayh (D-IN) for his seat in the U.S. Senate. In this exclusive interview, Pence discussed his future plans, the prospects for the conservative movement, and what he believes the President and Congress can do to spur growth in the economy. More

    In the Green Room: Michael Barone & Ramesh Ponnuru on the Rising Tide of Conservatism

    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1HObnP87eWw[/youtube] For Michael Barone and Ramesh Ponnuru, conservative principles remain empirically true despite elections. The growing revolt against tired tax-and-spend policies embodied in the Tea Party movement and recent electoral wins for conservative candidates seem to indicate Americans are remembering their conservative heritage, the one that understands the growth of … More

    Morning Bell: The State of Conservatism is Strong

    Last night, elections were held in several states across the nation, and by most independent observations, the results served as a warning to liberals. Whether it was Republican victories in Virginia, New Jersey or even in typical liberal bastions like Westchester County, New York, the post-analysis was framed on what … More

    The End of Conservatism?

    Dr. Lee Edwards, a Distinguished Fellow in Conservative Thought, gave a lecture  at the Heritage Foundation that asked the question: Is Conservatism dead? One could make a strong case that it is. Conservatives suffered a crushing defeat in the 2006 elections and, more recently, the 2008 elections. However, things have … More

    Bozell Speaks on Buckley's 'The Reagan I Knew'

    L. Brent Bozell, president of the Media Research Center and nephew of the late National Review founder William F. Buckley Jr., visited Heritage last week to promote Buckley’s last book “The Reagan I Knew.” Published in October after Buckley’s death, the book documents the 30-year friendship with the late president. … More