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    This CEO Made a Political Donation, Then Lost His Job Because Liberals Didn't Like It

    The chief executive of Mozilla resigned yesterday amid protests over his $1,000 donation in support of California’s Proposition 8, which defined marriage as the union of a man and a woman. Brendan Eich’s 2008 donation was first revealed two years ago while he was serving in a senior role at … More

    Ukraine Crisis Holds Lessons for 'Lawless' IRS, Watchdog Says

    American taxpayers ought to be inspired to stand up to the Internal Revenue Service by the people “dying in Ukraine,” the top dog at a leading government watchdog group said this morning. “Criminal investigation has to be the end game,” Tom Fitton, president of Judicial Watch, said during a discussion … More

    Conflict Seen in IRS Targeting Probe, Heritage Scholar Testifies

    The Justice Department’s choice of one of President Obama’s campaign donors to investigate improper targeting of conservative groups by the Internal Revenue Service throws the fairness and independence of that probe into question, a Heritage Foundation legal analyst testified today before a House subcommittee. That designated investigator, Barbara Kay Bosserman … More

    Morning Bell: 3 Things You Should Know About the Supreme Court and Voter ID

    Yesterday, the Supreme Court handed down one of its first major decisions of this term, striking down Arizona’s measure requiring proof of citizenship for voter registration. Media reports are already off base in interpreting this decision, says Heritage legal expert Hans von Spakovsky. Here are three things to know about … More

    Morning Bell: Q&A on Scandals and Eric Holder

    Attorney General Eric Holder is head of the Department of Justice—in charge of enforcing the nation’s laws. So what happens when the head law enforcer gets caught up in questionable conduct? The Obama Administration is under scrutiny for the scandals of the IRS targeting conservative groups and the Justice Department … More

    Bloggers Briefing: Why the Farm Bill Is a Taxpayer's Worst Nightmare

    Congress is turning its attention to the farm bill this week, and if there’s ever a reason to unite against big government, this is a good time as any. Heritage Action’s Drew White reports the bill is chock full of special-interest handouts, market-distorting subsidies, and hundreds of billions of dollars in … More

    Morning Bell: Voting Rights at the Supreme Court Today

    To understand what’s going on in the Supreme Court today, we have to go back in time. The year was 1965. Hundreds of people gathered in Selma, Alabama, to march for black Americans’ right to vote. Some states, especially in the South, had set up obstacles to voting, such as … More

    Wall Street Journal Profiles Heritage Scholar Hans von Spakovsky

    A stalwart advocate of election integrity and a formidable opponent of those seeking to subvert our nation’s electoral process, Hans von Spakovsky sat down with The Wall Street Journal’s James Taranto to share his experiences fighting to protect every citizen’s right to vote. In his capacity as a senior legal … More

    Morning Bell: Will the Senate Minority Be Silenced?

    Life is good when you’re in the majority—and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) seems to believe he’ll be there forever. Reid has already effectively shut down the opportunity for minority Senators to offer amendments to bills. Now he is angling to change the Senate’s rules so that minority members … More

    NEW VIDEO: The Voting Dead

    Can dead voters sway an election? While there are genuine instances of people casting absentee ballots before passing away and dead voters simply being misidentified, there are also cases of voter impersonation and other types of fraud. According to WMCTV in Tennessee, the Shelby County Election Commission has confirmed the … More