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    Barack Obama and the Crisis of Liberalism

    Barack Obama calls himself a “progressive” or “liberal,” and we should take him at his word. He had the distinction of being the most liberal member of the United States Senate when he ran for President in 2008. The title had been conferred by National Journal, an inside-the-Beltway watchdog that … More

    Google Hangout: Vice Presidential Debate

    Welcome to our first-ever Google Hangout. We will be taking your questions about the Vice Presidential Debate on Google+ or on Twitter with the hashtag #HeritageFan

    SLIDESHOW: Photos from the Vice Presidential Debate

    There were a lot of reactions in last night’s debate, and most of them were not words. Through these slides, we hoped to have captured the tenor and the passion of last night’s thrilling debate. RELATED: Heritage Experts React to the Debate Vice Presidential Debate Word Cloud Take Part in … More

    CHAT: Friday Lunch with Heritage Chat on the Debate

    The first of three presidential debates was held on Wednesday night. The debate, focused on domestic policy, covered many issues, and some issues were missed. Click here to join us right now for our “Lunch with Heritage” chat. We are joined by Heritage’s Senior Fellow in Government Studies, Brian Darling, … More

    Are Religious Institutions and Individuals Being Treated Like Second-Class Citizens?

    Religious freedom is one of the core principles on which the American system of government is based. The First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution provides that “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.” In a 1789 letter to the United Baptists … More

    We All "Belong to" the Government?

    The city of Charlotte’s convention motto this week is “We make it possible.” And who is this “we”? Here’s the host committee’s answer: “Government is the only thing that we all belong to. We have different churches, different clubs, but we’re together as a part of our city, or our … More

    Did Castro Channel Marco Rubio and the American Dream?

    A charismatic young Hispanic politician yesterday delivered one of the best speeches in recent memory on the American Dream. In retelling the story of his family’s rise from poverty, he hit all the right notes. He described America as “the land of opportunity,” praised hard work, stressed the importance of … More

    Do Political Conventions Matter?

    Delegates have known for months (or longer) whom their parties will nominate for President. With such predictability, the national conventions have been taken for granted, and a few myths have arisen. Chief among these myths is that conventions no longer matter. As AP managing editor Michael Oreskes puts it, they’re … More

    Fareed Zakaria’s Poverty of Ideas

    Globe-trotting journalist Fareed Zakaria is on suspension from his posts at CNN and TIME magazine after he admitted to plagiarizing sections of a column on gun control. But the physical plagiarism isn’t the real problem with Zakaria’s work. He could have solved that with some quotation marks and a hyperlink. … More

    Olympics Put Value of Competition on Display

    This weekend, the U.S. Olympic men’s basketball team is widely favored to capture a gold medal. Favored to, but not guaranteed to. The Americans struggled against Argentina on Monday (up just a point at the half) and edged Lithuania by just five points last week. This team can be defeated. … More