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  • Commentary posted April 7, 2014 by Katrina Trinko Bullies drove Eich from public square

    Should the 7 million Californians who voted for Proposition 8 in 2008 all be fired? I'm not joking – or even fear-mongering. Thursday, the chief executive of Mozilla, Brendan Eich, resigned his job due to intense pressure from activists who want to redefine marriage. What outraged the activists was something Eich did six years ago: He made $1,000 donation in support…

  • Commentary posted May 27, 2013 by Amy Payne After the Parade

    Colonel David Sutherland had just gotten back from Iraq. His wife picked him up at the Dallas airport and drove him to their hotel. As they pulled up, he remarked, “All I can think about is how to take down this building.” He looked the same, but he thought differently. He acted differently. And it was hard — really, impossible — for his family to relate. After seeing…

  • Commentary posted March 7, 2013 by Ericka Sylvester Hashtag America: #StandWithRand Takes Over

    Sen. Rand Paul's 13-hour filibuster on the Senate floor last night helped to demonstrate the significance of the political hashtag. For close to 24 hours now, Paul's name has been associated with several different hashtags trending across the United States. The most popular tag, #StandWithRand, has been echoed on dozens of graphics spread across all forms of social…

  • Play Movie Politics and Pinterest - Ericka Andersen on NBC Video Recorded on November 4, 2012 Politics and Pinterest - Ericka Andersen on NBC

    Senior Digital Communications Associate Ericka Andersen discusses the connection between Pinterest and politics on NBC 4.…

  • Commentary posted August 24, 2012 by Ericka Sylvester Instagram Emerges as a Political Communications Medium

    What social media tool is dominating the numbers game right now? Most people wouldn't guess Instagram -- but that's the one. In the four months since Facebook acquired the company, it has blasted from 30 million users to 80 million. Politicians were quick to jump on the bandwagon in preparation for election season. President Barack Obama and former Gov. Mitt Romney…

  • Commentary posted July 12, 2012 by Amy Payne Job Creators and Taxes: Obama Plan Would Hurt Small Businesses, Jobs

    "The last thing you want to do is to raise taxes in the middle of a recession, because that would just suck up - take more demand out of the economy and put businesses in a further hole." That was President Barack Obama in 2009, trying to reassure Americans that he was going to wait until after the recession to raise taxes. Now he's begun pushing again for higher…

  • Play Movie Liam Fox Issues a Warning to America Video Recorded on February 28, 2012 Liam Fox Issues a Warning to America

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zNrGvoQTX6o 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 the America's debt is a national security issue.…

  • Special Report posted September 28, 2010 by William W. Beach, Robert B. Bluey Slay the Beast: How You Can Save Us from the Massive Debt

    Revised and updated October 23, 2012. Washington’s reckless spending spree of the past several years and unwillingness to confront the mountains of debt coming soon from unreformed federal entitlement programs threaten the economic and social future of the generation currently between the ages of 5 and 30. The 115 million Americans in this Debt-Paying…

  • Rob Bluey on Waiving the Jones Act and Cleaning Up the Oil Spill: Heritage in Focus Podcast Audio Recorded on June 21, 2010 Rob Bluey on Waiving the Jones Act and Cleaning Up the Oil Spill: Heritage in Focus Podcast

    Rob Bluey discusses the urgency of waiving the Jones Act in our efforts to clean up the Gulf.…

  • Commentary posted May 26, 2010 by Robert B. Bluey Head Start Scandal on Par With ACORN’s Antics

    Two role-playing investigators with bogus documents and a hidden camera walked into Head Start centers across the country to expose fraud and corruption. They got more than they had bargained for, discovering a pattern of rule-bending fraud so shocking it prompted a briefing for President Obama. Is this the latest James O’Keefe and Hannah Giles sting operation? …

  • Commentary posted May 21, 2010 by Robert B. Bluey The Pulitzer Board’s Mysterious Aversion To Rupert Murdoch And the Wall Street Journal

    The Wall Street Journal must be doing something right, even if it doesn’t have the respect of the Pulitzer Prize Board. The latest numbers from the Audit Bureau of Circulations show the Journal with a healthy gain of 3.37 percent over the six-month period that ended March 31. With an average circulation of 2,092,523 during the workweek, it remains the most-read…

  • Play Movie Introducing the New and Improved Heritage.org Video Recorded on March 12, 2010 Introducing the New and Improved Heritage.org

    The Heritage Foundation introduces a redesigned website today with a modern look and feel, better organization of our policy research, and greater integration of The Foundry and our multimedia products. More than a year of planning and development went into the creation of the new Heritage.org. We interviewed key constituents on Capitol Hill, in the press, among our…

  • Commentary posted January 21, 2009 by William W. Beach, Ken McIntyre Get Over It: New Deal Didn't Do the Job

    "We have tried spending money. We are spending more than we have ever spent before and it does not work." Sound like Rep. John Boehner of Ohio, or perhaps another exasperated Republican stalwart, lamenting President Barack Obama's inclination this week to try to spend our way out of the recession? Listen again: "I want to see this country prosperous. I want…

  • Commentary posted March 14, 2007 by Robert B. Bluey A Conservative Alternative to No Child Left Behind

    As a presidential candidate in 2000, George W. Bush proposed an education plan that focused on local control of schools. But a year later, after going through the congressional sausage machine, Bush's proposal had morphed into something entirely different. Now five years old, the No Child Left Behind Act once again finds itself center stage in Congress.  Today…

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