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  • Commentary posted September 17, 2014 by Robert B. Bluey How a couple's decision to wed shaped the life of a baseball MVP

    Lorenzo McCutchen and Petrina Swan were high-school teenagers when their son Andrew was born. Five years later, his parents made a choice that would change Andrew's life forever. The date was Aug. 1, 1992. After time apart at separate colleges, Lo and Trina found themselves reunited in Fort Meade, Fla. That's when they decided to get married. Their story - and the rise…

  • 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 8, 2013 by Robert B. Bluey From 'Moneyball' to Money Bombs: What Sports Analytics Can Teach Political Nerds

    A swarm of political strategists will descend on Austin, Texas, this week for South by Southwest's Interactive Festival. It's one of the premier tech conferences of the year -- the place where Twitter made its big splash in 2007. If the political class is going to embrace innovation, SXSW is a good place to start. As many of my peers prepare for the trip to Austin, I…

  • 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 Former Democrat Artur Davis Explains Why He No Longer Supports President Obama Video Recorded on June 20, 2012 Former Democrat Artur Davis Explains Why He No Longer Supports President Obama

    http://blog.heritage.org/2012/06/20/video-former-democrat-explains-why-he-abandoned-obama http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A5iF6a-Ky6U&feature=plcp Davis served four terms in the House as a Democrat representing the Birmingham area. An early supporter of Barack Obama, he ran for the Democratic nomination for governor of Alabama in 2010, which he…

  • Commentary posted May 3, 2012 by Robert B. Bluey SUVs Suck in Combat: A True Story From The War in Iraq

    Rebuilding Iraq during the raging insurgency was no easy task. It required ingenuity, courage and innovative ways to get the job done -- sometimes with equipment that offered little protection from the car bombs and rocket attacks launched by America’s enemies. For veterans of the Iraq war like Col. Kerry Kachejian (pictured above), it was a life-changing experience…

  • Neal Boortz on Scribecast, the Podcast of the Center for Media and Public Policy Audio Recorded on April 21, 2012 Neal Boortz on Scribecast, the Podcast of the Center for Media and Public Policy

    On this week’s Scribecast, Rob Bluey and Lachlan Markay interview talk-radio host Neal Boortz about his life in the media and current events. Boortz discusses the importance of consuming a variety of news sources, why President Obama is engaging in class warfare and his idea for tax reform. The interview runs about 12 minutes. Click here to subscribe to Scribecast, the…

  • Play Movie Senator Marco Rubio Talks Cuba, Budget and Obamacare Video Recorded on March 22, 2012 Senator Marco Rubio Talks Cuba, Budget and Obamacare

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UwuQ834ajnY&feature=youtu.be Pope Benedict XVI will visit the communist island of Cuba next week. But while there, the Catholic leader has no plans to visit Cuban dissidents who are fighting for freedom from the Castro regime. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), born to Cuban immigrants, told us in an exclusive interview Wednesday that the pope…

  • 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.…

  • Author Peter Schweizer on “Throw Them All Out”: Scribecast, the Podcast of the Center for Media and Public Policy Audio Recorded on December 8, 2011 Author Peter Schweizer on “Throw Them All Out”: Scribecast, the Podcast of the Center for Media and Public Policy

    Author Peter Schweizer on “Throw Them All Out”: Scribecast, the Podcast of the Center for Media and Public Policy On this week’s Scribecast, Rob Bluey and Lachlan Markay interview Hoover Institution fellow Peter Schweizer, author of the book “Throw Them All Out.” Schweizer delves into the full story of the inside game in Washington and shows how the permanent…

  • Play Movie The Making of a Presidential Debate: Exclusive Behind-the-Scenes Video Video Recorded on November 22, 2011 The Making of a Presidential Debate: Exclusive Behind-the-Scenes Video

    The Heritage Foundation and American Enterprise Institute will hosted their first-ever presidential debate on November 22, 2011 on CNN. In the days leading up to the event, workers transformed an empty auditorium at Constitution Hall into a full-scale television set. As the final preparations were made, watch our behind-the-scenes look at how it all came together. …

  • Governor Scott Walker on Job Growth in Wisconsin: Scribecast, the Podcast of the Center for Media and Public Policy Audio Recorded on August 2, 2011 Governor Scott Walker on Job Growth in Wisconsin: Scribecast, the Podcast of the Center for Media and Public Policy

    In this week's Scribecast, Rob Bluey interviews Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker on job creation in his state. Click here to subscribe to Scribecast.…

  • Commentary posted July 25, 2011 by Robert B. Bluey La Raza: Carrying Obama’s Agua

    The National Council of La Raza, an advocacy group that frames nearly every national policy debate as a Latino issue, will hear a speech from President Obama today, as the president delivers his latest sales pitch to Hispanics. La Raza regularly mirrors the White House message on a range of topics, and a careful look at the nation’s largest Hispanic advocacy organization…

  • Commentary posted July 20, 2011 by Ken McIntyre Modern Poverty Includes A.C. and an Xbox

    When Americans think of poverty, we tend to picture people who can’t adequately shelter, clothe, and feed themselves or their families. When the Census Bureau defines “poverty,” though, it winds up painting more than 40 million Americans — one in seven — as “poor.”Census officials continue to grossly exaggerate the numbers of the poor, creating a false picture in the…