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    In the Green Room: Senator Lamar Alexander on the Wind Energy 'Scam'

    Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN) is the ranking Republican on the Appropriations subcommittee dealing with environmental issues. He is currently working to end subsidies for wind power, an energy source that he dubs “a scam.” “We don’t have the money” to continue the subsidies, Alexander told Heritage in our latest segment … More

    VIDEO: Indiana Priest Speaks out on War Against Religious Liberty

    It’s a rare moment indeed when Catholic priests speak from the pulpit on political issues, but across the country, pastors and bishops are taking a stand in opposition to Obamacare’s attack on religious liberties. Those individuals are joining with leaders across many faith backgrounds in saying “enough is enough” — they … More

    Setting Biden Straight on Obamacare's Anti-Conscience Mandate

    Vice President Biden didn’t get the story quite straight. As the Obama Administration reels from the backlash for Obamacare’s anti-conscience mandate that forces religious employers to provide coverage and pay for abortion-inducing drugs, Biden yesterday set out to convince America that the Administration has a “new” version of the mandate … More

    National Standards: Costly in Dollars and Liberty Lost

    Education Secretary Arne Duncan’s comments last week, in which he equated state lawmakers who question the Common Core national standards push with conspiracy theorists, are another indication that the Common Core Initiative is not the states-based movement the Administration claims it to be. Indeed, national standards have become the cornerstone … More

    U.S.–Burma Policy Is About More Than a Successful By-Election

    As we inch closer to the April 1 by-elections in Burma, during which Aung San Suu Kyi and her National League for Democracy (NLD) will contest some 46 parliamentary seats, Western observers need to step back, assess the conditions on the ground, and determine whether the recent reforms in Burma—coupled … More

    Franklin Center Remembers 'Warrior' Andrew Breitbart

    The state-based journalism organization the Franklin Center on Thursday released its own tribute to the late conservative activist and new media pioneer Andrew Breitbart. The video, titled “Warrior,” gathers some of Breitbart’s more powerful moments, including a clip from an interview with our own Rob Bluey. Heritage President Ed Feulner … More

    Video: Conscience Lost in Vast Verbal Oceania of Obamacare

    Efforts to repel the Obama Administration’s attack on liberty of conscience suffered a setback today on the floor of the U.S. Senate, but in the process kept alive an issue on which an extraordinary variety of Americans are willing to continue fighting – and with good reason. The core hubris … More

    Senate to Vote Thursday on Blunt's Conscience Protection Amendment

    The U.S. Senate will consider legislation on Thursday that would prevent the Department of Health and Human Services from forcing religious employers and insurers from being forced to violate their constitutionally-protected beliefs. The so-called “Blunt Amendment,” named for its sponsor, Sen. Roy Blunt (R-MO), seeks to preserve the longstanding conscience … More

    VIDEO: Britain's Liam Fox Warns America: Your Debt Is a Threat

    Britain’s Liam Fox has a warning for America: Fix the debt problem now or suffer the consequences of less power on the world stage. The former U.K. secretary of state for defense visited Heritage to explain why America’s debt is a national security issue. >> Watch the full 45-minute speech, … More

    Another Congressman Doesn’t See What the Constitution Has to Do with Obamacare?

    Before Obamacare became the law of the land, members of Congress could not escape the question: Does the Constitution grant Congress the authority to enact an individual health insurance mandate? Then-Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D–CA) responded that constitutional questions were not serious questions. Convinced those constitutional questions were serious, one citizen … More