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  • 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. “What Will…

  • 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 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…

  • 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 2015 Index of Economic Freedom: Global Economic Freedom Expands, Only Two Regions Decline

    WASHINGTON, JAN. 27, 2015—The world economy is “moderately free,” with a slight rise in economic liberty leading to a third annual global increase, according to the editors of the 2015 Index of Economic Freedom, released today by The Heritage Foundation and The Wall Street Journal. The world average score of 60.4 is only one-tenth of a point above the 2014 average, but…

  • News Releases on January 27, 2015 Economic Freedom Declines in Central, South America, 2015 Index Shows

    Venezuela slides most in region; Chile remains 7th in world ranking   WASHINGTON,  JAN. 27, 2015—The South and Central America/Caribbean region became less economically free last year, reversing some of its latest gains and making it one of two regions to decline in the 2015 Index of Economic Freedom, published by The Wall Street Journal and The Heritage Foundation.…

  • 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 Expands in Many Parts of Sub-Saharan Africa

    WASHINGTON, JAN. 27, 2015—Sub-Saharan Africa’s overall level of economic freedom remains low, yet the region experienced the most widespread improvement over the last year, according to the 2015 Index of Economic Freedom, published by The Wall Street Journal and The Heritage Foundation. Sub-Saharan Africa lacks a “free” economy, and is home to only one classified as…

  • News Releases on January 27, 2015 Hong Kong Declines, but Remains the World's Freest Economy, 2015 Index of Economic Freedom Shows

    WASHINGTON, JAN. 27, 2015—Hong Kong is the world’s freest economy in the 2015 Index of Economic Freedom, though “a higher level of perceived corruption” pulled its score to within two-tenths of a point of runner-up Singapore. The Index—published annually by The Wall Street Journal and The Heritage Foundation—this year shows significant improvement in the Asia-Pacific…

  • News Releases on December 16, 2014 Philanthropist To Donate ‘Eight-Figure’ Gift To The Heritage Foundation And Heritage Action For America For New “E.W. Richardson American Leadership Building” on Capitol Hill

    WASHINGTON, DC, DECEMBER 16, 2014 – Retired Austin, Texas, radiologist Patrice K. Richardson, M.D., and several members of her family will honor her late father, E.W. “Rich” Richardson, with an eight-figure gift to The Heritage Foundation, Washington, DC, the prominent think tank announced today. The gift will be used to advance the missions of both Heritage and its…