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    Debt Limit: What Does It Mean to Raise It? (VIDEO)

    Raising the debt limit when you are already in debt and have no serious plan to cut spending isn’t good sense—for individuals or for governments. The federal government is borrowing more and more money without a plan to balance its budget now or in the future—just like the wayward father … More

    Managing Nuclear Waste

    Few think of a calm pool of water when they think of nuclear waste. While nuclear waste must be handled with skill and care, the problems with managing America’s existing and future nuclear waste are political hurdles, not ones of technology or safety. What is popularly termed nuclear waste is … More

    VIDEO: How Harry Reid's Power Grab Would Harm the Senate

    Senator Roy Blunt (R-MO) visited The Heritage Foundation Tuesday to underscore the importance and tradition of Senate rules and warn against the blatant power grab by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) to rewrite the rules using the “nuclear option.” “Really, this is a question about whether the Senate continues … More

    The Death Tax: A Family Business Story (VIDEO)

    Pursuing the American dream is tough enough these days without having to worry about losing it all in the end. “It’s a weight on your shoulders to have to think about this,” said Patricia Baldwin of Reliable Contracting Company. In this video, Baldwin discusses how the death tax has affected … More

    Defining Socialism

    For those who failed to recognize the ideological stakes of the recent election, Merriam-Webster Dictionary has revealed that many Americans were well aware of the confrontation between the ideas of capitalism and socialism. The terms “socialism” and “capitalism” received more searches on Merriam-Webster’s popular online dictionary than any other terms … More

    Death Tax: Why Should the Government Get "Something for Nothing"? (VIDEO)

    The federal estate tax, better known by its more accurate moniker the “death tax,” is poised to rise to 55 percent with just a $1 million exemption in 2013 should we fall off the “fiscal cliff.” Today, the death tax is 35 percent with an exemption over $5 million. While … More

    Lunch with Heritage Google+ Hangout on the Obamacare Taxes

    There are a lot of taxes in Obamacare that will harm businesses and consumers alike. Some business owners have been vocal about their dislike for the new law and what it will men for them. Join us today at noon ET for our “Lunch with Heritage” Google+ Hangout on the

    EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Jim DeMint's Comments to Heritage Staff

    Senator Jim DeMint addressed the staff of The Heritage Foundation this morning following his selection as president. He will leave the U.S. Senate in January and take over as the organization’s next leader in April. >>> Heritage’s Lachlan Markay reports on DeMint’s remarks to staff

    Huelskamp, Amash Say House Leadership "Punished" Dissent

    A pair of the House of Representatives’ most conservative members said Tuesday that they were blindsided by news that they would be removed from key committees during the upcoming Congress. Rep. Justin Amash (R-MI) said House leadership didn’t even inform him of the decision. “I had to read it in … More

    WATCH: Reps. Huelskamp and Amash at Heritage's Bloggers Briefing

    A pair of House conservatives will speak at the Heritage Foundation Tuesday afternoon, at our weekly Bloggers Briefing. The event will begin at noon. You can it live above. Reps. Tim Huelskamp (R-KS) and Justin Amash (R-MI) will discuss ongoing fiscal cliff negotiations, including Speaker John Boehner’s recent proposal, which … More