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    AFL-CIO Stages Protest Outside Heritage for Higher Minimum Wage

    About 30 protesters, chanting “You can’t survive on $7.25” and “Poverty wages have got to go,” marched today in support of a higher minimum wage outside The Heritage Foundation. AFL-CIO spokesmen at the lunchtime protest said the labor organization targeted Heritage’s Capitol Hill headquarters on Massachusetts Avenue NE because of the … More

    9 Things Janet Yellen Tried to Say Carefully as the Dow Plunged

    Janet Yellen appeared to emerge with her confidence intact this afternoon after her first press conference as chairman of the Federal Reserve. However, stock markets dropped sharply when, as head of the nation’s central bank, she said the Fed may begin to raise interest rates “six months” after the final … More

    12 Zingers Amid Heritage’s Policy Solutions

    When about 100 passionate attendees at the Conservative Political Action Conference get four Heritage Foundation policy experts all to themselves, they’re not about to let such provocative eggheads get away without engaging in a little robust Q&A. So it was that moderator Genevieve Wood, senior contributor to The Foundry, wound … More

    Only One of These Makes the Country Work

    The contrast could not be more stark. While President Obama releases his ideal budget for the year today—lauding government as the source of success in America—Heritage President Jim DeMint releases his new book about the individuals who are making this country work, one day at a time. “America’s greatness is … More

    My School Choice Journey

    As we continue to promote school choice around our great nation, especially during Black History Month, I have been thinking a lot about my own educational journey, first as a black child in the 1960s entering predominately White Little Rock Central High School and what that meant to me, then … More

    Are You Being Represented?

    Do the hot topics in Washington reflect your concerns about the country? Lately, the President has been advocating amnesty and a minimum wage hike. He had a rare private meeting with House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) yesterday to discuss these and other issues. Here’s the problem with these priorities: Very … More

    Americans Can Unite Around 'Core Ideas,' DeMint Says on 'Face the Nation'

    Although Democrats in Congress willingly gave President Obama “a blank check” to borrow more money last week and most Republicans didn’t, Americans are tired of such partisan fights in Washington and ready to rally around “core ideas,” Heritage Foundation President Jim DeMint said this morning on “Face the Nation.” “America … More

    For Conservatives to Secure Mandate, They Must Advance Ideas That Build a Stronger America

    Heritage President Jim DeMint delivered the following remarks at the 2014 Conservative Policy Summit, sponsored by Heritage Action. Sometimes it seems too easy to caricature conservatives as people who are more interested in stopping bad policies than promoting good ones. I know that’s not true. But I suppose at times … More

    DeMint on State of the Union: Obama 'Has Acted Like Playground Bully'

    Fellow Americans, I’m Jim DeMint with the Heritage Foundation. You will hear much this week about the state of our union, but we know one thing already – our union will be much weaker and even more divided if the President attempts to rule the country by itself. President Obama … More

    How to Get the Most from Your Dollar in a Slow Economy

    It’s an age-old problem in Washington, D.C.: Every few years or so there’s an economic slowdown, a recession, a bad jobs report, a slow recovery or something similar, and the hue and cry from editorial pages to the Oval Office is directed at Congress: “Don’t just stand there; do something!” … More