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    Free Trade and (Not So) Free Health Care: A Discussion in Advance of President Obama’s Visit to Sweden

    President Obama will travel to Stockholm, Sweden, for a September 4-5 visit en route to the G20 Summit meeting in St. Petersburg, Russia. Obama will have a bilateral meeting with Swedish Prime Minister Fedrik Reinfeldt, to be followed by a working dinner with Nordic Heads of State from Sweden, Finland, … More

    UPDATE: North Carolina Lieutenant Governor Dan Forest Reveals the Bureaucracy Behind Common Core

    Why did North Carolina Lieutenant Governor Dan Forest just receive 40,000 sheets of paper in the mail? In July, Forest sent the state’s Department of Public Instruction (DPI) a request for information on the Common Core national standards. DPI officials responded by asking Forest to send them 10,000 sheets of … More

    How to Win the Internet: Sharing Stories -- and Maybe a Few Cats

    Cat pictures go viral because that is the language of the Internet, according to the four creative content producers who were panelists at this week’s Heritage Foundation Bloggers Briefing. But how do cat memes relate to policy research? “If you’re a reporter or if you’re a communication person or if … More

    Meet One Person Willing to Defend the Most Ridiculous Examples of Government Spending

    Heritage’s list of the 15 ridiculous examples of government spending made it on Sean Hannity’s prime-time Fox News show last night. A fascinating debate ensued at 2:40 when Hannity and Transom editor Ben Domenech challenge liberal guest Tamara Holder to defend a half-million dollar federal grant to develop a video … More

    Economic Freedom: Unleashing the Potential of the World’s Poor

    When the government gets in the way, sometimes even the hardest-working people get stuck in poverty. In Nepal, where more than one-quarter of the population lives below the poverty line, small local shops known as Kirana Pasals are forced to operate in the informal, black market economy because of high … More

    5 Cats Who Have Great Content: How to Package Your Stories for Success

    How do you tell an effective story in the age of animated GIFs, super-short videos and 140-character tweets? We’ve asked a few creative content producers to share their secrets at The Bloggers Briefing. Inspired by Rep. Darrell Issa’s (R-CA) winning campaign for the House Republican Digital Challenge this year, our … More

    Top 2 Myths About Defunding Obamacare

    Is it even possible to defund Obamacare? And does advocating this mean you want to shut down the government? Critics are giving the wrong answers to these questions. Watch our new video to hear these myths debunked. Myth #1: Congress cannot defund Obamacare. Congress defunds mandatory spending on appropriations bills … More

    Obama Gives Congress Obamacare Relief -- Illegally

    “Heavens, I have staff who don’t make much money. This would be a really big bite for them.” That could be any employer talking about the costs of Obamacare. But it’s a Member of Congress—who’s happy the President will soften the blow for him and his employees. Ironically, when Members … More

    You Won’t Believe This Surfer Living the Food Stamps Dream

    This is Jason Greenslate’s typical day: “Wake up, go down to the beach, hang out with my friends, hit on some chicks, start drinking.” He also plays in a rock band. And he’s living off food stamps. He has no income—he’s not interested in getting a job—and he’s eating on … More

    DeMint: Congressional Waivers Show Obamacare Is Bad for Everyone

    If some people need waivers from Obamacare, then everybody needs one, according to Heritage Foundation President Jim DeMint. “Either we should all live under it or no one should,” DeMint told Fox Business Channel’s “Varney & Co.” on Tuesday. Obamacare’s health insurance exchanges open on October 1, but the Obama … More