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    A View From Inside The Chamber: The Best Seat In The House

    I knew the state of the American people was all right even before President Obama walked into the well of the House of Representatives to give what turned out to be an at time hectoring, at other times gloomy, State of the Union speech. You see, I was very fortunate to … More

    A New Chapter Dawns for Honduras

    A seemingly uneventful transition of power will take place today in the small Central American country of Honduras as Interim president, Roberto Micheletti, hands over the keys to the presidential palace to president-elect Porfirio “Pepe” Lobo. The occasion will be marked with the usual pomp, celebration and traditions that mark … More

    A History to Be Proud Of

    In his new book, We Still Hold These Truths, Heritage’s Dr. Matthew Spalding explains that American students lack a fundamental understanding U.S. history. Dr. Spalding writes: The Department of Education reports that more than half of high school seniors lack even a basic knowledge of American history. Many college students, … More

    Charter 08's Liu Xiaobo Deserves Public Support from Obama

    Liu Xiaobo, one of the primary drafters of the Charter 08 manifesto by Chinese intellectuals calling for protection of human rights, comprehensive political reforms, and a democratic government in China, has had an official case filed against him for “inciting subversion of state power.” Liu, a veteran of the 1989 … More

    Three Presidents’ Day in Honduras

    On November 29 the people of Honduras decided on the man – Porfirio “Pepe” Lobo – to lead their nation for the next four years. Hondurans voted for a break from the past and an escape from the turmoil that has enmeshed their country since June 28 when Manuel Zelaya … More

    Morning Bell: A Victory for Democracy in Honduras

    After casting her ballot for former Vice President Elvin Santos of the ruling Liberal Party in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, Sunday, Erika Rodriguez told the Miami Herald: “I don’t even care who wins. This is the first time you are going to see all Hondurans celebrating — anybody’s victory.” So despite the … More

    Heritage in Honduras: Long Lines in Tegucigalpa

    Heritage’s Izzy Ortega has been in Honduras this week as part of the corps of impartial international observers documenting the presidential election today in Honduras. Reporting from Tegucigalpa, Izzy reports he has seen long lines and high turnout all day. Watch:

    Heritage in Honduras: "I Believe in Democracy"

    Today the Honduran people are voting in an historic election with consequences for the entire region. Heritage’s Izzy Ortega is on the ground as an official election observer speaking with Hondurans practicing their right to vote. Watch his first interview below:

    Heritage in Honduras: Observing the Election Part 1

    As Hondurans head to the polls tomorrow, November 29th, in an historic election with consequences for the entire region, Heritage’s Izzy Ortega is on the ground as an official election observer. Follow his updates on Twitter (twitter.com/izzyortega) and watch his first video update below: [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8qXV9QikQAQ[/youtube]

    Democracy after the Iron Curtain: A Work in Progress

    On November 9, 1989, the Berlin Wall fell and Central and Eastern Europeans were freed from the constraints of communism. Twenty years later, the world that President Obama inherited from Ronald Reagan’s legacy is profoundly changed. Those suffering under planned economies and the denial civil rights are now living in … More