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‘Do I Seem Rattled?’: Trump Calmly Describes Shooting Near White House

A few minutes into a press briefing Monday evening, President Donald Trump calmly walked away from the lectern after a Secret Service agent interrupted him and whispered a few words. News outlets later reported the agent’s words: “We hear shots fired outside.” “Excuse me,” Trump said to reporters, and departed the White House briefing room […]

White House Weighs Bill in Response to Big Tech on Free Speech

White House chief of staff Mark Meadows says the Trump administration is contemplating some type of regulation for social media companies as part of the COVID-19 relief legislation being negotiated with Congress. “As much as I’m a guy that says that the social media companies should be able to have their own—what I would call […]

The Collapse of the Traditional American Family

The Joint Economic Committee of Congress has just produced an important new study titled “The Demise of the Happy Two-Parent Home.” The report exhaustively presents data showing the shocking collapse of marriage and traditional family in America and then explores possible explanations for why it has happened. In 1962, 71% of women ages 15-44 were married. By […]

Barack Obama and His Race Card

Former President Barack Obama once again pulled out the race card for political gain, consequences be damned. This time at the funeral of civil rights icon John Lewis, Obama compared President Donald Trump to not one but two racial segregationists—former Birmingham, Alabama, Commissioner of Public Safety Bull Connor and former Alabama Gov. George Wallace. The inconvenient […]

NY Primary ‘Mess’ Seen as Omen for Big Problems With Mail-In Voting in November

The more than 84,000 mail-in ballots that were disqualified in the June 23 primary in New York—where two congressional nominations were just decided this week—underscore prospective problems posed by the universal mail-in voting being called for by liberal politicians for the November elections in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The massive problems with the primary […]

When the Counterculture Becomes the Culture

In November 2015, three years after taking the San Francisco 49ers to the Super Bowl, quarterback Colin Kaepernick was benched in favor of Blaine Gabbert, a career journeyman most recently unsuccessful with the Jacksonville Jaguars. The following preseason, Kaepernick began donning garb designed to mock police officers, including socks with cops dressed as pigs. He also remained […]

Pence: ‘The Choice We Face Is Whether America Remains America’

TAMPA—Vice President Mike Pence portrayed a stark contrast facing America during a visit Wednesday to the swing state of Florida. “We stand at a crossroads of freedom,” Pence said. “Before us lie two paths: One based on the dignity and worth of every individual, and the other on the growing control of the state. One road […]

The Troubling Goals of the Black Lives Matter Movement

Politicians and various social justice groups have long used labels that have nothing to do with the real intent of legislation, or an organization, to dupe the public. But, to paraphrase Shakespeare, a rose by any other name is still a rose. Numerous “civil rights” bills have been passed by Congress over the years that […]

Our Summer of Cultural Suicide

Cultural suicide used to be a popular diagnosis of why things suddenly just quit. Historians such as Oswald Spengler and Arnold Toynbee cited social cannibalism to explain why once-successful states, institutions, and cultures simply died off. Their common explanation was that the arrogance of success ensures lethal consequences. Once elites became pampered and arrogant, they […]

63% of US Counties Still Have 5 or Fewer COVID-19 Deaths

As Heritage Foundation researchers have demonstrated throughout the coronavirus pandemic, the spread of COVID-19 in the U.S. has been heavily concentrated in a small number of states—and among a small number of counties within states. Even though the U.S. has seen a rapid rise in cases during the past month, the overall levels of concentration have remained fairly consistent. As of […]

Young Americans’ Ignorance of Socialism Threatens Our Freedom and Vitality [+Video]

Vice President Mike Pence last week powerfully described the stark choice facing America as it recovers from the effects of the coronavirus. In a speech, Pence said: Before us are two paths: one based on the dignity of every individual, and the other on the growing control of the state.  Our road leads to greater freedom and […]

4 Key Points as Big Tech CEOs Testify on Capitol Hill

Republicans and Democrats hammered Big Tech CEOs during a House hearing Wednesday, although for different reasons. Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook, Tim Cook of Apple, Jeff Bezos of Amazon, and Sundar Pichai of Google testified via the internet on free speech concerns before the House Judiciary Committee’s subcommittee on antitrust, commercial, and administrative law. “Prior to […]

6 Big Takeaways From the Attorney General’s Capitol Hill Testimony

Attorney General William Barr announced a new investigation Tuesday while strongly defending the Justice Department’s actions in protecting the federal courthouse in Portland, Oregon. Barr’s comments came in testimony before the House Judiciary Committee, a hearing that not only was partisan as expected but characterized by rudeness by the panel’s Democrats. A Democrat would ask […]

Uncovering the Origins of Identity Politics

The following is an excerpt from the introduction to “The Plot to Change America: How Identity Politics is Dividing the Land of the Free,” a new book by Mike Gonzalez, senior fellow at The Heritage Foundation’s Allison Center for Foreign Policy and Angeles T. Arredondo E Pluribus Unum fellow, published by Encounter Books. Identity politics is all around […]

PODCAST: Kurt Schlichter Wants You to Know ’21 Biggest Lies About Donald Trump (and You!)’

Lawyer and commentator Kurt Schlichter’s new book, “The 21 Biggest Lies About Donald Trump (and You!),” goes straight to the heart of why the political left has such a disdain for the president. Schlichter, a retired Army colonel, joins the podcast to discuss his motivation for writing the book, why he always has been a […]