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    School Choice Celebrated at D.C. Rally

    A rally held Wednesday at the Friendship Public Charter School in Washington, DC, celebrated the fourth annual School Choice Week. “School choice is about saying to all of you and your parents, if you don’t fit in the school you have, if that school is not meeting your needs, you … More

    This Once-Prosperous American City Went Bankrupt. Who's to Blame?

    Detroit, once a booming metropolis with a strong economy and strong society, declared bankruptcy last July. After 50 years of electing Democratic mayors, the city now has a state-appointed emergency manager overseeing its financial operations. What happened to this once-great American city? Detroit’s problems stem from years of failed liberal … More

    Indiana Farmer-Turned-Congressman on Farm Bill: 'More Business as Usual'

    The U.S. House of Representatives voted 251-166 this morning to pass the nearly $1 trillion farm bill. Representative Marlin Stutzman, a fourth-generation farmer who represents the 3rd District of Indiana, shared his reaction to the news: This farm bill is just more business as usual in Washington. Last summer, the … 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

    DeMint on State of the Union: Obama 'Has Acted Like Playground Bully'

    Fellow Americans, I’m Jim DeMint with the Heritage Foundation. You will hear much this week about the state of our union, but we know one thing already – our union will be much weaker and even more divided if the President attempts to rule the country by itself. President Obama … More

    Time for Obama to Go on an Apology Tour

    President Obama should use his State of the Union speech tonight to launch a much-needed “apology tour” to the American people. As shown by the fact that viewership of SOTU speeches has declined over the last three presidencies, Americans know that no president is going to use the speech as … More

    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