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    What Conservatives Are For

    Politeness is engrained in civil society. But sometimes, in order to make progress, you’ve got to dare to ask the questions that make people uncomfortable. Do Federal Social Programs Work? is the provocative title of a new book by Heritage’s David Muhlhausen. He holds a magnifying glass to Washington’s vast … More

    PODCAST: What's the Truth about Poverty?

    In this week’s Heritage in Focus, researcher Rachel Sheffield discusses her new report on poverty in America. PODCAST: What’s the Truth About Poverty? Is there a difference between what the U.S. government’s facts and figures really say about poverty in the United States and Americans’ conception of poverty? Has big government … More

    Top 10 Reads: August 11, 2011

    Catching you up on clips, commentary and news of the day. Sign up for the daily email update from Scribe.   South China Sea: It’s not Beijing’s lake – Kim Holmes Are federal social programs working? No one knows. – David Muhlhausen Every Single One: The Politicized Hiring of Eric Holder’s … More

    Why Do National Social Programs Frequently Fail?

    In a recent issue of Time, Joe Klein acknowledges the ignored reality that national-scale programs based on effective pilot programs frequently do not yield the same successful results. His case in point is Head Start—a “Great Society” pre-school program intended to provide a boost to disadvantaged children before they enter … More