Issue Brief posted March 8, 2013
A Defining Moment for Marriage and Self-Government
What was once an important debate over the legal status of marriage has emerged as a critical national issue, the resolution of which will shape the future of our society and the course of constitutional government in the United States.
Family is and will always remain the building block of civil society, and marriage is at the heart of the family. Redefining marriage…
Audio Recorded on February 22, 2013
Heritage in Focus: Presidents' Day - Fit for a Founder
Research Associate Julia Shaw discusses the myths surrounding Presidents Day and George Washington's birthday and highlights author Amity Shlaes' recent visit to The Heritage Foundation to discuss her latest book, 'Coolidge', on this week's Heritage in Focus. Jackie Anderson hosts.
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Makers of American Political Thought Series posted February 20, 2013
Calvin Coolidge: Forefather of Our Conservatism
Calvin Coolidge is the only President in American history born on the Fourth of July. It is appropriate that he bears this distinction, since Coolidge—more so than any other President of the 20th century—embodied a dedication to the principles that the Founders fought to establish in the American Revolution. In addition, he lived at a time when these principles came under…
Issue Brief posted January 17, 2013
Immigration Reform Needs Problem-Solving Approach, Not Comprehensive Legislation
In his upcoming State of the Union Address, President Obama will very likely address our nation’s broken immigration system. Unfortunately, the President is expected to call for “comprehensive” immigration reform legislation. This very same approach has failed to garner support in Congress time and time again, and is likely only to foster greater division. We invite the…
Backgrounder posted December 20, 2012
Sequester Decision Time: Global Leader or Regional Hegemon?
The most important goal of the American military is to defend the people of the United States and their interests. The U.S. must remain committed to providing for the common defense, protecting the freedom of American commerce, and seeking peaceful relations with other nations. To do this, America must renew its material investments in armaments and strategic…
Makers of American Political Thought Series posted December 18, 2012
William F. Buckley Jr.: Conservative Icon
William F. Buckley Jr. was the renaissance man of modern American conservatism. He was the founder and editor in chief of National Review, a syndicated columnist, the host of Firing Line (TV’s longest-running weekly public-affairs program), the author of more than 50 books, and a college lecturer for nearly five decades. His mighty stream of words is almost surely…
Special Report posted December 14, 2012
From Administrative State to Constitutional Government
Part 1: What Is the Administrative State?
Part 2: The Problem of the Administrative State
Part 3: The Alternative—Constitutional Government
Part 4: What Can Be Done?
Abstract: The administrative state is an assault on constitutional principles—government by consent, the separation of powers, and the rights of…
Audio Recorded on December 14, 2012
Heritage in Focus: Sen. DeMint Leaves Senate to Head Heritage
Heritage Distinguished Fellow Dr. Lee Edwards discusses Senator Jim DeMint's decision to step down from Congress and head The Heritage Foundation in April 2013 after Dr. Ed Feulner, President and founding Board member, steps down. Jackie Anderson hosts. To get regular updates on Heritage in Focus podcasts, visit our RSS feed or subscribe on iTunes.…