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    Heritage’s Spring Internship Deadline Extended

    The deadline for The Heritage Foundation’s Spring 2014 Internship Program has been extended to October 10. Get the word out to any young leaders you may know who want to get involved in formulating and promoting conservative public policy. Every year The Heritage Foundation offers internships for college students in … More

    VIDEO: Tea Party Goes to Washington

    Tea party activists descended on Capitol Hill this week to raise awareness about issues ranging from immigration to the IRS scandal. Our team interviewed some of the activists who made the trek to Washington, D.C. Watch our video and share it with a friend.

    There’s No Such Thing as a Free Energy Audit

    Typically when the government and business get together, it’s the consumer who ends up paying. So when Washington, D.C.’s Department of the Environment (DDOE) teamed up with Patuxent Environmental Group (PEG) and other contractors to provide “free” energy audits, of course it didn’t end well for the consumer. But most … More

    DC Vouchers Improve Graduation Rates

    A new study released this week by the Department of Education’s Institute for Education Sciences found that participation in the D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program “raised a student’s probability of completing high school by 12 percentage points, from 70 percent to 82 percent, based on parent reports.” The news is a … More

    Record Snowfall Doesn’t Stop Record Federal Spending

    While two brutal snowstorms pounded the Washington, DC, area, the government was busy wasting money to the tune of $100 million a day. Extreme weather conditions forced the government to close for four and a half days straight, costing tax payers $450 million in lost productivity, according to a Fox … More

    "Tea Party" Film Tells the Story of a Truly American Movement

    From the opening scenes of “Tea Party: The Documentary Film,” one thing is perfectly clear: the “Tea Party” movement is not about Republicans or Democrats; it’s about ordinary Americans shocked into action by their government’s intervention in the market, Wall Street bailouts, and a path toward national health care. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k2qil4Swcew[/youtube] … More

    Preserve the District of Columbia's Unique Constitutional Status

    The Senate is currently considering legislation that would give the District of Columbia a voting member in the House of Representatives.  The legislation is patently unconstitutional, which should end the debate at the outset.  But it is important to note that it is unconstitutional not simply because it was written that way in … More

    D.C. Families Need More School Choice Options

    Under No Child Left Behind, thousands of public school students in the District are eligible to transfer out of their low-performing public school system into a better public school. But the Washington Post reports today that only 34 students have currently applied for a transfer. The story highlights both the … More

    The Left's War on School Choice Continues

    The Washington Post calls out the D.C. government for its continued hostility towards the school choice movement: ANYONE LOOKING for a symbol of the contempt that D.C. officials show toward charter schools need go no further than 2501 11th St. NW. There sits the shuttered Meyer Elementary School. Three blocks … More

    Morning Bell: A Bright Spot in Education Reform

    With more than 100 House Republicans voting for a farm bill that betrays every conservative principle about governing, it is no wonder conservatives are disillusioned about Republican prospects this November. However, while liberals are already scoring victories for protectionism, judicial activism, and union power, there has been one bright spot … More