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    Iran Clamps Down on Dissidents Before Election

    In anticipation of Friday’s presidential election, Iran’s leadership has harshly cracked down on journalists, dissidents, and cyber activists, as well as members of their families. The regime is leaving nothing to chance, determined to avoid a replay of the surprise demonstrations that followed the 2009 presidential election and led to … More

    House Bill Ends the $3 Public Election Tax Check-Off, Spends “Savings”

    H.R. 1724, the Kids First Research Act of 2013, sponsored by Representative Gregg Harper (R–MS), would end the Presidential Election Campaign Fund (PECF). That’s the good news. But then the bill would authorize spending existing PECF funds on a new 10-year pediatric research initiative via the National Institutes of Health … More

    Human Rights Watch Decries Russia Opposition Crackdown

    Human Rights Watch (HRW) recently released a scathing new report focused on the crackdown on Russia’s civil society. Since December 2011, the Kremlin has committed to squashing nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) that promote democracy and are alleged conduits of Western influence, HRW says. The report, titled “Laws of Attrition,” focuses on … More

    Italian Voters Reject the Ideal of “Ever Closer Union” in Europe

    The recent Italian election results prove that Europeans are becoming fed up with the European Union. Stagnant growth, rising unemployment, and public dissatisfaction are threatening to undermine the cohesion of the EU and cast the future of the European Project into doubt. While the European political elites in Brussels are … More

    Long Lines to Vote? Not for the Vast Majority of Americans

    It certainly is heartwarming that Desiline Victor, the 102-year-old voter whom President Obama recognized in his State of the Union speech, continues to vote and take part in our democratic process. We wish that more Americans had her sense of civic duty. The President announced a “nonpartisan” commission led by … More

    Morning Bell: What Ideas Are Conservatives FOR?

    Many looked at the results on Election Day and saw disaster. At The Heritage Foundation, however, we see opportunity. Americans are asking: “What do conservatives stand for?” This is the opportunity to tell them. There are important lessons to be learned from the recent election and the current trends in … More

    The Future of Marriage and the Wisdom of Tradition

    As Sherif Girgis, Robert P. George, and I argue in The Wall Street Journal, the future of marriage is the future of humanity. Conservatives rightly uphold the institution of marriage between a man and a woman because marriage is the seedbed of society, the necessary precondition for limited self-government. But … More

    Mark Levin on the Election and Constitutional Government

    The event is now over. We will have an archived video as soon as it is available. Now that the people have spoken, it is time to hear “the Great One,” Mark Levin. As the concluding event in our Preserve the Constitution series, Heritage is honored to host talk-radio legend … More

    Lunch with Heritage Google+ Hangout on the Presidential Election

    Tuesday’s election results left conservatives contemplating what the future holds for their movement. While there were major disappointments, there’s still a battle to be waged against big government and in defense of freedom. Heritage will host a Google+ Hangout on Friday at noon ET to analyze the election results and … More

    Morning Bell: Now Is a Time for Commitment

    Dear friends, I write to tell you to take heart. Yes, conservatives are disappointed that a President who recklessly spent trillions, expanded government and put many of our values and institutions at risk has won a second term. But many of us have been here before. In Washington, there are … More