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    Get Ready For a Year of 'Inaction' On the National Debt

    President Obama had an opportunity to satisfy the vast majority of voters by making the national debt a “high priority” in his State of the Union speech. But he squandered his chance. A Peterson Foundation poll found that 83 percent of voters want the Administration to name the national debt … More

    Heritage Live: All Star Post-SOTU Panel Wednesday at 2pmET

    Did you watch President Obama’s “State of the Union” address last night? We covered it for you at the Foundry — and now we are talking about it live. Join us at 2pm ET on Wednesday for a new episode of Heritage Live. Our panelists will give their reactions to … More

    What Will Obama Say? Play a Round of SOTU Bingo

    When President Obama stands in front of both chambers of Congress and delivers the annual State of the Union, what he says rarely comes as a surprise. Five years into his presidency, how easy is it to guess what this President will say tonight? Every time he references one of … More

    Economic Inequality and Justice

    In his State of the Union Address, President Obama placed economic inequality center stage.  He framed this issue in terms of fairness or justice to the poor.  If our goal is to help people escape poverty, though, we need to ask some more urgent and personal questions. A debate about … More

    Online Chat about Obama's Economic Policies

    President Obama unveiled a long list of economic policies during the State of the Union address that he wanted Congress to focus on this year. Click here to join us right now for our “Lunch with Heritage” chat. We are joined by Bill Beach, Heritage’s Director of the Center for … More

    Taliban’s Momentum Slowed but not "Broken," Mr. President

    During Tuesday night’s State of the Union address, President Obama largely glossed over the ongoing war in Afghanistan, where nearly 100,000 American soldiers are fighting to prevent the reemergence of a terrorist safe haven in the region. He did, however, deliver a misleading statement on the subject in declaring that … More

    PODCAST: State of the Union

    In this week’s Heritage in Focus, Heritage director of communications, Rory Cooper, discusses the president’s State of the Union address. Click here to listen. What’s Heritage’s take on the State of the Union? What’s something Americans should have heard in the speech, but didn’t? What’s the best way to put … More

    Obama v. Obama: The President Takes Aim at Himself

    Those who might have nodded off after the first hour of President Obama’s third State of the Union address were surely brought back to consciousness by the startling claims on foreign policy and global leadership in the last third of the speech. As did much of the speech as a … More

    Morning Bell: Obama's State of Omission

    Speaking last night from the U.S. Capitol, President Barack Obama described the state of the Union as he sees it — strong and getting stronger, with future growth fueled by his pursuit of progressive policies and an expansion of government, all architected to bring about his brand of “fairness.” The … More

    State of the Union: President Obama Glossed over Afghan War

    In listening to the State of the Union, you would never know that the U.S. still has close to 100,000 troops fighting the Taliban in Afghanistan. While President Obama highlighted U.S. gains against al-Qaeda and the significance of the raid that eliminated Osama bin Laden last May, he downplayed the … More