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    Happy 237th Birthday, U.S. Navy!

    Today, we commemorate and give thanks for the sacrifice and service of the men and women in uniform of the U.S. Navy. On October 13, 1775, Congress authorized the procurement of two armed vessels to search for British ships supplying munitions to the British army in America. Today, the Navy … More

    Bigger Government, More Cronyism, Less Economic Freedom

    Recent news about the Obama Administration’s divestitures from AIG and GM—in some cases at a loss of billions of dollars—stands as a reminder of the privilege and cronyism that permeates our economy. As favoritism grows with the size of the government, economic freedom continues to be eroded by policies like … More

    The Forgotten Constitution

    Today is Constitution Day. It’s not a federal holiday, and that’s fitting. After all, for 225 years now, the Constitution has not taken a day off. Ours is the longest lasting, most successful constitution in history. But, even this relatively short document contains a few clauses that even seasoned experts … More

    Do We Still Live in a Federal Republic?

    The Center for Legal & Judicial Studies at The Heritage Foundation kicks off its “Preserve the Constitution” series on Friday, September 14, at 11:00 a.m. The attorneys general of four important states that have been leading the fight against an intrusive federal government—in areas ranging from immigration to health care … More

    What Makes America Exceptional? Hint: It Is Not Social Security

    In Alan Colmes’s view, social welfare programs have made America “exceptional.” Nothing could be further from the truth. Colmes’s preposterous article in The Wall Street Journal Monday, “How Democrats Made America Exceptional,” gave me a momentary flashback. I recalled vividly my days in Denmark as an impoverished university student. One … More

    New Mexico Photographer’s Religious Freedom Case Goes to State Supreme Court

    The New Mexico Supreme Court recently announced that it will consider the case of a Christian photographer who objected for religious reasons to photographing a same-sex commitment ceremony. The photographer, Elaine Huguenin, says she refused to photograph the ceremony because the message it communicated was in conflict with her religious … More

    Heritage Intern Award Winners: Our American Heritage

    Each semester, we bring together more than 60 young leaders from across the country to participate in our internship program in D.C. They are given the opportunity of practical experience working on policy research, marketing, and business, and training in communication skills like blogging and public speaking. They learn about America’s … More

    Cuba: Cosmetic Changes Will Not Save the Castro Regime

    Today, Cubans are reportedly being allowed to listen to Gloria Estefan. She and about 50 other artists were, until this week, blacklisted and banned. However, it’s not just the airwaves that are getting a facelift: Earlier this month, the aged Castro regime adopted a new tax code said to simplify … More

    Economic Freedom: The Freedom to Choose

    A recent Pew Research Center study, The American-Western European Values Gap, shows that the U.S. is unique in its percentages of: People who believe that “freedom to pursue life’s goals without state interference” is more important than “state guarantees [that] nobody is in need,” People who disagree that “success in … More

    Morning Bell: Does the Declaration of Independence Still Matter?

    The Declaration of Independence was partly intended as a list of grievances against a distant monarch. And both George III and the colonists who disagreed with his rule are long dead. But so are many of those who’ve argued that the Declaration is obsolete. In fact, this is exactly what … More