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    5 Ways Congress Can Help the Military Keep America Safe

    Washington’s annual appropriations circus will start soon, and there’s lots  of work to be done — especially in the realm of defense. Two rounds of automatic cuts arising from budget sequestration, compounded by earlier cuts requested by President Obama, have taken a toll at the Pentagon. Army Chief of Staff … More

    It's Time for Welfare Programs to Require Work, Not Subsidize Idleness

    For a half century, Washington has endlessly enlarged the welfare state, piling one program on top of another, adding layer after layer of spending. In his State of the Union address Jan. 28, President Obama proposed yet another round of welfare spending. Since the beginning of the War on Poverty … More

    Obama Disregards What Hispanics and All Americans Need to Achieve American Dream

    As expected, President Obama spoke about mobility and illegal immigration at his State of the Union speech Tuesday night. Disappointingly, he ignored growing academic agreement on what it takes for Americans, including those of Hispanic origin, to have a shot at the American Dream. Basically, a child’s mobility—his or her … More

    Heritage Experts Analyze President Obama's State of the Union Speech

    We’ll be updating this page with live takes from The Heritage Foundation’s experts on the State of the Union speech throughout the night. – Katrina Trinko Corporate Tax Reform Needed But Not the Tax Hike Let the Market Promote Energy Efficiency Obama Is The Anti-Opportunity President President Obama and Federal … More

    The Tired State of the Union Redux

    Will this be the most anti-climactic State of the Union speech ever? Quite possibly, yes. At least in previous iterations, there was an element of suspense regarding the speech’s actual content. Not this time. For weeks, if not months, the President and his surrogates have telegraphed how the State of … More

    Climate-Change Busyness

    Rather quietly, the Obama administration is putting together a climate action plan that it intends to implement without legislative approval. It’s a creative approach to governing. But the plan will drive up energy prices for American families and businesses without making a dent in global temperatures. When Congress refused to … More

    U.S. Could Learn From Hong Kong About Economic Freedom

    My previous column focused on why the United States is no longer among the top 10 nations listed in the annual “Index of Economic Freedom.” It’s important to put this in a larger context and explain why it matters. The freest societies in history have always been the most prosperous. … More

    Russia's Reputation at Risk in Sochi

    Next month, the Winter Olympics in Sochi will bring many of Russia’s systemic problems in focus. It won’t be a pretty picture. The terrorist threat, rampant corruption, a problematic human-rights record, and rising xenophobia and nationalism will all be on display. How the Russian leadership deals with these ills during … More

    Obama's Foreign Policy to Nowhere

    Sir Hew Strachan, an advisor to the Chief of the British Defense Staff, made some ripples across the pond with his judgment on the U.S. president’s foreign policy. “Obama has no sense of what he wants to do in the world,” Strachan said. Coming from a world-class military historian, it … More

    You Can’t Have Income Equality Without Economic Freedom

    For all of the ideas President Barack Obama will likely mention in the course of this election year on ways to reduce income inequality, don’t expect for him to mention the one that has actually been proven empirically to work: jobs. This sweeping pronouncement is hard to refute after reading … More