Stephen Moore, a member of the Wall Street Journal’s editorial board and founder of the Club for Growth, is returning to The Heritage Foundation as chief economist.
A Senate report released this week offers new evidence that the Obama administration had ample warnings that the security situation in Benghazi was going to escalate. “This attack was preventable,” argues the report, which includes new declassified testimony.
“This testimony indicates beyond any doubt that the narrative of the Benghazi tragedy was changed within the White House,” Heritage Foundation expert Helle Dale writes. “The question remains why and by whom.”
The Obama administration has been lambasted for misleading the public about what happened in Benghazi, and rightly so. They should have been truthful earlier, Heritage Foundation vice president James Carafano says:
“I suspected this when I first testified before Congress on the issue shortly after the attack — and listed it as one of the top issues that needed to be answered right away,” Carafano told The Foundry. “It’s tragic that it has taken this long to know the truth. We have to know what went wrong so shortfalls can be addressed. This is crucial information that folks need to thwart the next attack.
Twitter recognized Heritage’s digital team this week with a “Tweetie” for our work to promote conservative ideas on social media.
The prize for Best Use of Rich Media in a Promoted Tweet was awarded for a message that shared a Heritage video about Obamacare during the debate over defunding the law last fall.
— Heritage Foundation (@Heritage) September 17, 2013
This is not the first time Heritage has “hijacked” the liberal message with social media. In 2012, millions of people saw this Heritage message on the #My2K hashtag instead of President Obama’s push for tax hikes:
— Heritage Foundation (@Heritage) November 27, 2012
This disrupted the administration’s messaging and ensured millions were exposed to conservative ideas. Several major news outlets picked up on Heritage’s Twitter efforts: the Wall Street Journal; the Atlantic; National Journal; Reuters; the Chicago Tribune; and PBS.
This is an example of Heritage’s quick, creative and innovative ability to reach out to the general public and promote our principled conservative values. Heritage’s Ericka Andersen told the Wall Street Journal that our success is “a matter of getting on the trends as they emerge, rather than getting on them too late.”
At 6:00 p.m. on Fox News’ “Special Report with Bret Baier,” The Heritage Foundation’s Rob Bluey will discuss our exposé on HealthCare.gov security problems.
Also in the 6:00 p.m. hour on Fox Business’ “The Willis Report,” Heritage health care expert Bob Moffit will discuss Obamacare.
Be sure to tune in!
The House of Representatives yesterday rejected a nearly trillion-dollar food stamp and farm bill. This is an important victory for taxpayers and a reaffirmation of fiscal responsibility. It is also a slap in the face for the Washington Establishment.
For some time now, The Heritage Foundation has been highlighting this bill and how it does not do what most people think it does. Our efforts have paid off. Congress will no doubt look to the farm bill debate as an indication of what can happen when the American people are informed and engaged.
Entrepreneur Catesby Jones will join The Heritage Foundation today at 11:00 a.m. Eastern for a webcast about the dangers of the Internet sales tax.
“Catesby Jones has declared war on the Internet sales tax,” Heritage’s Rob Bluey explains. ”As president of the 28-year-old clothing company Peace Frogs, his business relies on Internet purchases to stay profitable. Compliance with the so-called Marketplace Fairness Act could put him out of business — or at least create a regulatory compliance nightmare.”
As Heritage Foundation Founder Ed Feulner has always said, it is better to add and multiply the conservative movement than it it to divide and subtract.
This is why for the last 36 years Heritage has hosted the annual Resource Bank meeting: to bring together conservative leaders and organizations from around the country and around the world. Attendees will talk strategy, share tactics and best practices, and work to strengthen the movement.
This year’s meeting kicks off next Wednesday in Orlando. Highlights include: Continue Reading »
Late last year, while conservatives were still coming to terms with the re-election of President Obama, something remarkable happened in Michigan. A state that is synonymous with Big Labor enacted a right-to-work law.
Governor Rick Snyder (R-MI) and Republican lawmakers had just witnessed the overwhelming rejection of a union-backed measure at the ballot box in November. Fearing the state was losing jobs to states with more friendly business climates — and workers could also lose freedoms in the workplace — they moved swiftly to make Michigan the 24th right-to-work state in America.
Earlier this week, Heritage hosted Michigan businessman and entrepreneur Dick DeVos, a former candidate for governor and a Heritage member. I sat down with him to talk about how it happened and what lessons conservatives can take away from the victory as they make the case for freedom nationally and in states.
The interview runs about five minutes. It was produced and directed by Patrick Frank. Subscribe to our YouTube channel to watch more Heritage videos.
Cross-posted from The Foundry.
In a new video, Heritage Foundation President-Elect Jim DeMint explains the lessons he learned while growing up in Greenville, SC.
Raised by a single mother, DeMint says he learned that work is a blessing that teaches self-reliance. Through work, he explained, you learn that “I can do anything I want to do if I just work at it.”
Senator Jim DeMint officially joins The Heritage Foundation today, leaving his job in Congress to prepare to become Heritage’s next president in April.
He recently sat down for an interview with Heritage’s Rob Bluey to talk about the power of policy ideas, how conservatives are perceived, and what he sees as the future of the movement.
Tell us in the comments: What do you think of conservatives’ chances for success going forward?
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