News Releases on July 23, 2015
Heritage Foundation Releases 2015 Index of Culture and Opportunity
Washington, DC, July 23, 2015 — For better or worse, America’s cultural trends shape the future of U.S. society. And The Heritage Foundation’s newly released 2015 Index of Culture and Opportunity finds that the health of America’s “social ecosystem” faces increasingly debilitating pressures on several fronts.
The Index is the first publication that Heritage has released…
News Releases on July 15, 2015
DeMint to Small Businesses: Don’t Let Congress Revive Export Import Bank
Heritage President Jim DeMint sent the following letter to small business leaders regarding the revival of the Export-Import Bank:
Dear Business Leader,
I’m writing to you on a topic that is little known outside of our nation’s Capital—the Export-Import Bank (or Ex-Im, for short). Originally created under FDR to spur trade with the Soviet Union, Ex-Im has outlived its…
News Releases on July 14, 2015
DeMint Statement on Iran Nuclear Deal
Heritage Foundation President Jim DeMint issued the following statement regarding the Vienna Agreement on Iran’s nuclear program:
If allowed to stand, the Vienna agreement announced today will make the world a much more dangerous place. It completely fails to cut off Iran’s path to nuclear weaponry. Indeed, it moves the world one step closer to a regional nuclear arms…
News Releases on July 1, 2015
Statement from Heritage President Jim DeMint on Expiration of the Export Import Bank
As of midnight today, the hotbed of corruption and cronyism known as the Export-Import Bank stopped doling out new export subsidies that primarily benefitted major corporations. Congressional authorization expired for the Depression-era program, which for decades has leveraged taxpayer dollars to provide discount financing to foreign companies and countries that buy U.S.…
News Releases on May 28, 2015
Heritage Foundation Honors John Von Kannon with Luce Award
Washington, D.C., May 28, 2015—John Von Kannon, vice president and senior counselor of The Heritage Foundation, today was named recipient of the think tank’s highest honor: the Clare Boothe Luce Award. Past recipients of the award include conservative icons Ronald Reagan, Margaret Thatcher and William F. Buckley Jr.
“This award recognizes outstanding leadership and…
News Releases on May 20, 2015
Heritage Mourns Loss of Jack Templeton
WASHINGTON, May 20, 2015—Heritage Foundation President Jim DeMint and Heritage Founder Edwin J. Feulner today issued the following statement on the death of philanthropist John M. Templeton, M.D.:
We learned last night of the death of Jack Templeton, a truly great man. He excelled in his chosen professional field—pediatric surgery—then capped that outstanding career by…
News Releases on May 7, 2015
ACTA Wins Salvatori Prize
BELLEVUE, Wash., May 7, 2005— The Heritage Foundation, a leading national think tank, today presented its Salvatori Prize for American Citizenship to the American Council of Trustees and Alumni (ACTA). The $25,000 prize was given in recognition of ACTA’s “What Will They Learn” project, which seeks to restore rigorous academic standards in higher education.
News Releases on March 27, 2015
Heritage Foundation to Host Fmr. Mexico Pres. Vicente Fox
Washington, DC, March, 27, 2015 – The Heritage Foundation will host a public lecture by former Mexican President Vicente Fox. On March 31, Fox will discuss critical issues affecting all of the Western Hemisphere, from Mexico’s energy revolution to the crisis in Venezuela and the upcoming Summit of the Americas.
Fox was elected president in December 2000. His victory…
News Releases on March 26, 2015
Winfree, Gray Leave Hill for Economic Posts at the Heritage Foundation
Washington, D.C., March 26, 2015—The Heritage Foundation announced two new appointments within its Institute for Economic Freedom and Opportunity. Paul Winfree was named as Director of the Thomas A. Roe Institute for Economic Policy Studies and John Gray has joined Roe as a Research Fellow.
Both come to Heritage from Capitol Hill. Winfree was the Director of Income…
News Releases on March 16, 2015
Heritage Foundation Hires Former DIA Director David R. Shedd as Visiting Distinguished Fellow
Washington, DC, March 16, 2015 -- The Heritage Foundation has named David R. Shedd, former Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), as a Visiting Distinguished Fellow. Shedd will bring his expertise to formulating policy on intelligence and defense issues to The Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis Institute for International Studies at The Heritage…
News Releases on March 3, 2015
Heritage Mourns Loss of Stan Evans
WASHINGTON, March 2, 2015--Heritage Foundation President Jim DeMint today issued the following statement on the death of American journalist, author and educator M. Stanton Evans:
Stan Evans was an integral part of “The Second Generation” of the American conservative movement. His efforts, alongside those of other great thinkers such as Paul Weyrich and Phyllis Schlafly,…
News Releases on February 24, 2015
Heritage Foundation Releases First Annual “Index of U.S. Military Strength”
Washington, DC, Feb. 24, 2015 – The U.S. military may be weaker than you think. All but one branch of America’s military and nuclear forces are currently operating at “marginal” strength levels. The exception is the Air Force, which is rated as “strong” in the “Index of U.S. Military Strength,” released today by The Heritage Foundation.
A first-of-its-kind report, the…
News Releases on January 27, 2015
2015 Index: Economic Freedom Rises Slightly in Middle East/North Africa
WASHINGTON, JAN. 27, 2015—The average level of economic freedom in the Middle East and North Africa remains about the same as last year, with economic and political policies that hamper development prevalent in the region, according to the 2015 Index of Economic Freedom, published by The Wall Street Journal and The Heritage Foundation.
Structural and institutional…
News Releases on January 27, 2015
Index: Economic Freedom Expands in Europe, but Mounting “Policy Barriers” to Growth Persist
WASHINGTON, JAN. 27, 2015—Europe became more economically free last year, but factors such as costly labor regulations and high tax burdens are stifling its progress, according to the 2015 Index of Economic Freedom, published by The Wall Street Journal and The Heritage Foundation.
The vast majority of the region’s economies are at least “moderately free” by Index…
News Releases on January 27, 2015
Index: Economic Freedom Declines Slightly in North America
WASHINGTON, JAN. 27, 2015—The United States finally halted its five-year slide in the rankings of the annual Index of Economic Freedom, rising by 0.7 points in the 2015 edition, but retaining its No. 12 ranking among the world’s economies.
North America is still the world’s freest region. Yet Canada, which has led the region since 2010, lost 1.1 points last year and slid…