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    Fact: Compromise Has Expanded Government

    “[C]onservatives make two simple claims: Most policies under debate are liberal, and Republican leaders sacrifice conservative principles when they compromise. History shows they are right on both counts.” So argues political scientist Matt Grossman of Michigan State University in a recent Washington Post column, relying on coded data spanning all … More

    It's Not Enough to Win Elections

    ‘We have to win elections.” Party strategists in Washington throw around the phrase as though it were some brilliant political insight. It’s not. Most Americans learned this concept in elementary-school civics. The reason party strategists invoke a concept most Americans learned well before they could vote is to frame politics … More

    Obama Changes His Rhetoric, Not His Liberal Prescriptions

    In terms of substantive policy, President Barack Obama’s latest State of the Union Address contained little of interest. The President offered up more of the same, tired “concrete, practical proposals” we’ve been hearing for years: raising the minimum wage, creating manufacturing hubs, improving job training, and investing more in early … More

    See Everything This Mom's Cutting to Pay for Obamacare

    The holiday season is looming, but this year Kate Joy and her husband aren’t budgeting for gifts or saving for a vacation. They’re figuring out how to afford the 150 percent premium increases they’ll face in the New Year, thanks to Obamacare. Joy and her husband live in Sonora, California, and … More

    D.C. Police to Scalpers: One Strike and You’re Jailed

    Ordering the police to arrest every lawbreaker, no matter how trivial the offense or harmless the offender, appeals to legislators who want to appear “tough on crime.” But is that a reasonable policy when the crime is reselling baseball tickets at less than face value? As one unlucky tourist told … More

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    Did you know you can be first to receive the nation’s very best conservative policy analysis each day? All you have to do is sign up for The Heritage Foundation’s Morning Bell and you’ll receive our informative, must-read analysis delivered straight to your inbox—for free. Even better? If you sign … More

    Win an iPhone 5 from Heritage!

    If you want the absolute best in conservative policy analysis, The Heritage Foundation is the place to be. Not only does Heritage provide informative backgrounders, resourceful charts, and easy-to-comprehend fact sheets, but we also have our finger on the pulse of breaking news each day. Our Morning Bell is a … More

    Prayer and Public Policy: A Constant Interplay

    A short piece in today’s Washington Post examines President Obama’s religious faith. The occasion of the article is the President’s remarks today to the National Prayer Breakfast, an annual event held at this time of year in the capital. Interestingly, the article does not attempt to distinguish among the usages of … More