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    Senator Jim DeMint: Missile Defense Works

    What do welfare reform and missile defense have in common? Both were gutted under the Obama Administration, says Senator Jim DeMint, who will become Heritage’s president in April. Senator DeMint is correct. President Obama has drastically decreased the funding for the missile defense program since he took office and cut … More

    Jim DeMint in Washington Post: Conservatives Must Communicate Ideas More Effectively

    Last week Jim DeMint wrapped up work in the U.S. Senate and embarked on a new mission as president-elect of The Heritage Foundation. After spending his professional career in research, advertising and marketing, DeMint is now setting out to more effectively communicate conservative ideas to the American people. Today he … More

    VIDEO: Interview with Jim DeMint on Family and Work (Part 3)

    Senator Jim DeMint joined The Heritage Foundation this week, leaving his job in Congress to prepare to become the think tank’s next president in April. This is the third and final part of our interview with DeMint. He talks about growing up in Greenville, SC, his single mother, and the importance … More

    VIDEO: Interview with Jim DeMint on Success and Failure (Part 2)

    Senator Jim DeMint joined The Heritage Foundation this week, leaving his job in Congress to prepare to become the think tank’s next president in April. This is the second part of our interview with DeMint, which covers his greatest accomplishment in Congress and biggest failure. Part 1: DeMint on the Future … 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

    VIDEO: Interview with Jim DeMint on the Future of Conservatism (Part 1)

    Senator Jim DeMint officially joins The Heritage Foundation today, leaving his job in Congress to prepare to become the think tank’s next president in April. He sat down for an interview to talk about the power of policy ideas, how conservatives are perceived, and what he sees for the future … More

    2012 Year in Review: A Wild Year for Conservatism

    By now you’ve probably seen the TV specials and glossy magazines reviewing major highlights of the past year. There are still a few days left before we close the books on 2012 (and action appears likely on the fiscal cliff). But in the meantime, let’s recap some of the good … More

    Morning Bell: A Christmas Message from Jim DeMint

    From all of us at The Heritage Foundation, we wish you a Merry Christmas and a joyous holiday season. This is a season for reflection, not only about the closing of the year but about higher callings: our principles, our families, our faiths. Heritage will be entering a new chapter … More

    Morning Bell: GOP Leaders Capitulate on Core Conservative Principles

    House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) and Republican leaders have done it once again. Their latest fiscal cliff proposal capitulates on core conservative principles, yielding woefully inadequate concessions from President Obama in the process. Will they ever learn? The latest GOP offer essentially ignores Washington’s real problem — spending — and … More

    PODCAST: Heritage's Lee Edwards on Jim DeMint

    Politicos both in and outside the Beltway are still processing the news that Senator Jim DeMint of South Carolina is taking over for Ed Feulner, current president and founding board member of The Heritage Foundation, this spring. Heritage Distinguished Fellow Dr. Lee Edwards, one of the conservative movement’s most celebrated … More