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    How 40 Congressmen Are Challenging Obamacare

    The Supreme Court may have ruled once on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare, but the debate about the law’s constitutionality is far from settled. Forty members of the House of Representatives, led by Trent Franks (R–AZ), have filed an amicus brief in the latest … More

    D.C. High School Students Get a Taste of Conservative Policy with Heritage Fellowships

    This marks the seventh summer that Heritage and the Cesar Chavez Public Charter School for Public Policy have partnered together to provide fellowships to its students, who must complete a fellowship of their choosing to graduate. Chavez educates more than 400 high school students, and two of those students, De’Quan … More

    John Kerry: Nation’s Top Diplomat, Not So Diplomatic

    On his first international trip to Europe and the Middle East, John Kerry has been making headlines with his comments, which only reaffirm that his nomination was a questionable choice by President Obama. In Paris yesterday, Secretary of State John Kerry pronounced that Iran has a government we have to … More

    Rand Paul on Restoring the Founders' Vision of Foreign Policy

    Since his upset victory in 2010, Senator Rand Paul has made headlines with his independent views. Heritage’s Jackie Anderson recently sat down with the Kentucky Republican to discuss his views. Paul said the U.S. Constitution is the basis of his political philosophy, a lesson he took from his father, former … More

    New Heritage Series Profiles Woodrow Wilson: The Godfather of Liberalism

    Woodrow Wilson came to Washington in 1913, and he never left. He’s the only President buried in D.C. He became the first President since John Adams to personally address Congress, thus creating the spectacle that grew into the modern State of the Union address. And we’re all still living under … More

    Will Nebraska Students Get to Learn About America's Founding Fathers?

    The state capital of Nebraska is named for Abraham Lincoln. Oddly, students may have to look outside the state’s school system if they hope to learn about him, and other exceptional American leaders, in the decades ahead. A committee of 45 educators there is rewriting the state’s standards for teaching … More

    That’s the (American) Spirit!

    Even before the United States became a nation in 1776, it had thrived under the American people—a fiercely independent people whose values were distinct and whose vision was far-reaching. The American Spirit, a new book coauthored by Dr. Ed Feulner, president of The Heritage Foundation, and Brian Tracy, celebrates those … More

    The Missing Amendment in the Bill of Rights

    Since the ratification of the Constitution, thousands of constitutional amendments have been proposed, but only 27 have survived the process of Article V. Out of these, the most well known are the first 10, also known as the Bill of Rights. Interestingly, 12 amendments were originally proposed, including one on … More

    What Would Our Founders Say About Elections Today?

    With Super Tuesday coming up, Americans are reflecting on the Republican presidential campaign: Has the fighting among candidates been normal? Is the presidential campaign process too long? How important are debates? Reflecting on these questions can be put into better context by looking at the evolution of the presidential selection … More

    House Committee Examines Obama's Unconstitutional Appointments

    President Obama’s illegal non-recess appointments are unconstitutional and defy the process the Founding Fathers intended, Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) told a House committee Wednesday. The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee invited a handful of constitutional law experts to discuss the four controversial appointments Obama made in January. Citing delays … More