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    The Royal Baby and Class-Based Health Care

    On Monday, Duchess Kate gave birth to royal baby Prince George in a private suite in the posh Lindo Wing of St. Mary’s Hospital for a cool $9,600 a night. And while we’re sure the duchess received excellent (private) health care, for ordinary Britons enrolled in the public National Health … More

    Does Obama Know the Difference between Great Britain and England?

    It is gratifying to see President Barack Obama condemn the disgraceful storming of the British Embassy in Tehran by thugs acting at the behest of the Iranian regime. After all, Obama has been notoriously slow in the past to criticise the brutal actions of the Iranian government after initially extending … More

    Morning Bell: Marriage Is an Ideal, Not a Fairy Tale

    As many as two billion people — about a third of the world — were expected to watch today’s British royal wedding between Prince William and Kate Middleton. The global euphoria highlights the enduring ideal of marriage. For all the extravagance and fanfare of a future monarch’s wedding, we recognize … More

    Podcast: Understanding the UK Election

    The results of the UK elections and the new coalition government that has resulted have sparked much commentary and debate. But few Americans actually understand how the British election system works.  In this week’s Heritage in Focus podcast, Ted Bromund, senior research fellow at the Margaret Thatcher Center for Freedom, … More

    Contest: Give the Queen of England a New Present

    As you are aware, the President took quite a bit of heat last month from British and U.S. media outlets, when it was reported that he gave Prime Minister Gordon Brown a set of American movies on DVD, as the official gift of his state visit. It turned out that … More