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    7 Things It's Not Too Late For

    Presidents offer pie-in-the-sky visions in their State of the Union addresses. But if President Obama—and Congress—were willing to “roll up their sleeves” (another common State of the Union phrase) and work on some tangible good for Americans, Heritage experts have a few ideas. The President is calling this his “year … More

    Bill Gates: Raising Minimum Wage Can Destroy Jobs

    Microsoft founder Bill Gates said yesterday that raising the minimum wage can “cause job destruction.” Gates’s comment in an appearance on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” surprised some because of his generally liberal political leanings. Here’s what Gates said when co-host Mika Brzezinski asked his thoughts on raising the minimum wage, including paying … More

    Why They Marched, in Their Own Words

    Despite temperatures in the teens and wind chills below zero, people from across the country marched in Washington, D.C., yesterday, to speak up for life. They had different backgrounds—from the 15-year-old who said he “would do anything to support this cause” to the man who was conceived when his mother … More

    Former Secret Service Agent Tells Why He Walked Away from "the Bubble"

    In Life Inside the Bubble, former Secret Service agent Dan Bongino tells what’s wrong with the federal government?how its monopoly on power has created widespread inefficiencies that are hurting Americans. Bongino’s concern for the country started before his work with the Secret Service. As a cop with the NYPD patrolling … More

    Arkansas Mom Poses Problem for Common Core

    Karen Lamoreaux, a mother and former National Honor Society member, made waves last month when she appeared before the Arkansas State Board of Education to voice her concerns over the state’s adoption of Common Core national standards. Lamoreaux asked board members to solve a simple math problem. “Are you ready? … More

    Jimmy Kimmel Takes Aim at Obamacare

    Obamacare continues to take hits on late-night TV, with the latest punch thrown by talk-show host Jimmy Kimmel. Earlier this week, Kimmel opened his show with a monologue blasting the health care law and its rocky rollout. “The rollout of the Affordable Care Act continues to be terrible. First, there … More

    Exclusive Interview: Bachmann Says Obama Was AWOL During Benghazi

    Representative Michele Bachmann (R-MN), one of the most vocal critics of the Obama administration’s handling of the Benghazi terrorist attack, told The Foundry that she was misled in the aftermath of attack and still lacks key details of President Obama’s response. “It appears he was AWOL,” Bachmann said. In an … More

    Heritage Live: What You Need to Know About the Trillion-Dollar Omnibus Spending Bill

    Members of Congress are preparing to vote on the $1.012 trillion omnibus spending bill as early as today. Released less than two days ago and coming in at 1,582 pages, budget hawks have questioned if lawmakers will have time to finishing reading the bill before they vote. That hasn’t stopped … More

    Rand Paul Speaks on U.S. Decline in Economic Freedom

    This year, the United States continued to lose ground to its competitors in the global race to advance economic freedom and prosperity. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) visits Heritage today at 11 a.m. ET to address the decline, which has occurred mostly on President Obama’s watch. The U.S. score has declined … More

    Navy SEAL from "Lone Survivor" Sets This Journalist Straight on What It Means to Protect America

    Movie critics have called “Lone Survivor” the best war-time movie since “Saving Private Ryan.” The film — based on the true story of Navy SEALs on a mission in Afghanistan — caused CNN’s Jake Tapper to question the operation that took the lives of 19 men. The Navy SEALs were tasked … More