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    The 5 Most Viral Images of 2013

    Thanks to you, we grew our Facebook audience by leaps and bounds in 2013. We were able to use images to not only add humor to a situation, but also to spread important messages. Here are the five images that you liked the most.          

    JFK Cutting Taxes: A Fiscal Camelot

    As the country marks the 50th anniversary of President Kennedy’s assassination, there are many reflections about the man and his legacy. For those old enough, the emotion of the day will never be forgotten. When it comes to his economic decisions, it may surprise some to take a look his … More

    50 Years After Kennedy Assassination, New Book Offers Gripping Details

    Fifty years ago this month, Lee Harvey Oswald set out to make history. Conspiracy theorists say Oswald was used by the mob and that the plan to kill President John F. Kennedy had been long thought-out. But according to historian James Swanson: “He didn’t have a plan. He wasn’t stalking … More

    “Mr. Gorbachev, Tear Down This Wall!”

    Today, we celebrate the anniversary of President Ronald Reagan’s great speech before the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin on June 12, 1987. Coming two and a half years before the end of the Cold War, Reagan’s famous line on the Berlin Wall still has that chill-giving power. General Secretary Gorbachev, if … More

    Top 10 Heritage Images of 2012

    Instagram sold for $1 billion in April, remarkable news for a company that wasn’t even around two years earlier. Meanwhile, sites like Pinterest and Tumblr blossomed. What do they have in common? Images. From pop culture to political campaigns, images helped define 2012. Heritage embarked on a campaign of its own … More

    50 Years Later: The Soviets' Reckless Overreach in the Cuban Missile Crisis

    On October 16–28, the world is marking the 50th anniversary of the Cuban Missile Crisis, a standoff between the United States and the former Soviet Union that nearly ended in a nuclear war between the two superpowers. The confrontation of the Cold War still affects the relationship between the U.S. … More

    50 Years Later: Lessons on Escalation from the Cuban Missile Crisis

    This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Cuban Missile Crisis, a major event in the Cold War. With the U.S. and the Soviet Union on the brink of what many feared was nuclear conflict, both President John F. Kennedy and Premier Nikita Khrushchev fumbled for a way to end … More

    50 Years Later: The Cuban Missile Crisis and Presidential Leadership

    It was October 22, 1962. Two weeks before, a little-known British band called the Beatles had released its first single. A week before, the Yankees had beaten the Giants 4-3 in the World Series. It was a normal Monday night in the average American living room. Until 7:00, that is, … More

    Morning Bell: Nuclear War Averted, 50 Years Ago This Week

    Fifty years ago, the world came to the brink of nuclear war. On October 14, 1962, U.S. policymakers learned that the Soviet Union was building missile bases in Cuba, which would have allowed Moscow to attack anywhere in the continental United States within minutes. An international crisis followed, and while … More

    Video of the Week: JFK Says No to Obama Tax Hikes

    As Congress returns to Washington next week, the fight over the Obama Tax Hikes has already begun. President Obama has indicated that he plans to allow taxes to rise while also announcing a new “stimulus” that even some in the White House refuse to promise will stimulate the economy. The … More