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  • Marriage: America’s Greatest Weapon Against Child Poverty

    02/01/2018 9:40:07 AM PST · by grundle · 15 replies
    Heritage Foundation ^ | September 5, 2012 | Robert Rector
    Abstract: Child poverty is an ongoing national concern, but few are aware that its principal cause is the absence of married fathers in the home. Marriage remains America’s strongest anti-poverty weapon, yet it continues to decline. As husbands disappear from the home, poverty and welfare dependence will increase, and children and parents will suffer as a result. Since marital decline drives up child poverty and welfare dependence, and since the poor aspire to healthy marriage but lack the norms, understanding, and skills to achieve it, it is reasonable for government to take active steps to strengthen marriage. Just as government...
  • Heritage Foundation Says Trump Has Embraced Two-Thirds of Its Agenda (surpasses Reagan)

    01/25/2018 11:55:48 AM PST · by Mariner · 11 replies
    The New York Times ^ | January 22nd, 2018 | By JEREMY W. PETERS
    WASHINGTON — The Trump administration has pursued policies that have hewed remarkably close to the recommendations of a leading conservative think tank, the Heritage Foundation, which found in a new review that nearly two-thirds of its ideas had been carried out or embraced by the White House over the past year. Not one to dwell on the details of governing, President Trump has shown a considerable degree of deference to groups within the conservative movement like Heritage, leading to a rightward shift in social, environmental, immigration and foreign policy. The results, Heritage found in its review, exceeded even the first...
  • Heritage Foundation Rates Trump’s First Year Better Than Reagan’s

    01/25/2018 10:30:21 AM PST · by entropy12 · 22 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | Jan 25, 2018 | Joe Hoft
    The New York Times reported that the conservative Heritage Foundation ranks President Trump as doing even better than conservative icon President Ronald Reagan in the first year of his Presidency –
  • Trump Administration Embraces Heritage Foundation Policy Recommendations

    01/25/2018 8:47:47 AM PST · by iowamark · 6 replies
    One year after taking office, President Donald Trump and his administration have adopted nearly two-thirds of the policy recommendations from The Heritage Foundation’s “Mandate for Leadership.”   The “Mandate for Leadership” series includes five individual publications, totaling approximately 334 unique policy recommendations. Analysis completed by Heritage determined that 64 percent of the policy prescriptions were included in Trump’s budget, implemented through regulatory guidance, or under consideration for action in accordance with The Heritage Foundation’s original proposals. >>> View the list of all 334 policy recommendations and their status at the one-year mark   “President Trump had an extraordinarily successful first...
  • Heritage Breaks Two Glass Ceilings

    12/22/2017 9:17:15 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 8 replies ^ | Dec 23, 2017 | Cal Thomas
    Hillary Clinton was supposed to break the glass ceiling, which she said has kept a woman from becoming president, but the Heritage Foundation, a conservative public policy think tank based in Washington, D.C., has actually done it. Their new president is Kay Cole James, a female, an African-American and a conservative, who fits no one's mold. While her background is formidable -- former director of the Office of Personnel Management, Virginia secretary of Health and Human Resources, and dean of Regent University's School of Government among other accomplishments -- her vision is even more compelling. Perhaps that is because she...
  • This College Professor Is Under Siege for Challenging Transgender Orthodoxy

    10/16/2017 12:01:17 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 16 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | October 13, 2017 | Jarrett Stepman
    A Boise State University professor recently learned what happens when you challenge left-wing social narratives on college campuses. Scott Yenor, a tenured professor, has been under siege on campus after publishing articles with The Heritage Foundation and The Daily Signal about feminism and the transgender movement. In those articles, Yenor explained the similarity in philosophy between the early feminists and modern transgender movement and how they aim at undermining traditional family values. He wrote in a Daily Signal article on Aug. 2:
  • Conservative Millennial Women Are Here... [A Liberal Begins To Understand! Good Read!]

    08/11/2017 9:01:25 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 34 replies
    Glamour Magazine (yes, that one) ^ | 8/4/17 | Samantha Leach
    Conservative Millennial Women Are Here For Female Empowerment—Just Don't Call Them Feminists Recently I spent two days at the hub of conservatism in Washington, D.C. Nope, not the White House, but the Heritage Foundation for the Network of Enlightened Women’s National Conference—also known as NeW—where a group of college-aged conservative females gathered to discuss and learn about Republican policy and leadership. And yes, Kellyanne Conway was there. As a 24-year-old liberal woman who cried watching Hillary Clinton lose the election live at New York’s Javits Center, this wasn’t a room I ever thought I’d find myself in, and my preconceived...
  • Jim DeMint Joins Convention of States Movement to Rein in Federal Government

    06/12/2017 2:24:09 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 40 replies
    The Politistick ^ | 06/12/2017 | Matthew K. Burke
    The fast-growing, grassroots Convention of States movement has been joined by former senator and head of the Heritage Foundation, Jim DeMint, a constitutional conservative who has been one of the leading champions of limited government and individual liberty in America the past two decades. “The Tea Party needs a new mission,” DeMint told USA TODAY on Monday. “They realize that all the work they did in 2010 has not resulted in all the things they hoped for. Many of them are turning to Article V.” Article V of the U.S. Constitution, often referred to as a “safety valve” provided by...
  • Why did Heritage fire Jim DeMint?

    05/03/2017 12:12:22 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 6 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/03/17 | Matthew Vadum
    Eventually we’ll find out what really happened at the Heritage Foundation Conservative champion Jim DeMint was ousted as president of the Heritage Foundation yesterday, a post the former Republican senator from South Carolina assumed in April 2013. Newsweek reports DeMint wasn’t fired as such. It nonsensically reports that Heritage’s “board of trustees had unanimously voted for DeMint to resign from his role as president” — whatever that means — and that DeMint obediently tendered his resignation after the vote.
  • Coup Against Heritage Foundation Delivers Major Blow to Conservatism

    05/02/2017 10:36:08 PM PDT · by TBP · 15 replies
    Glenn ^ | Tuesday, May 2, 2017 | Glenn Beck
    #IStandWithJimDeMint I am told that there is a coup underway by the GOP coupled with the Bannon/Brietbart alliance to take control of the Heritage Foundation. Is it the Mercer family that is behind this? The GOP didn’t like the conservative principles that Jim DeMint stood for. They claim that Jim focused on the action side and the white paper side suffered. We don’t need any more “think tanks.” The constitutional advocates need more DO Tanks!!!!! The word is that Bannon will replace DeMint at Heritage. All of that money and power in the hands of Steve Bannon is enough to...
  • Top staffers leave Heritage Foundation following DeMint resignation: report

    05/02/2017 7:48:20 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/02/2017 | BY PAULINA FIROZI
    Top staffers loyal to ousted Heritage Foundation president Jim DeMint have stepped down from organization, according to a new report. The Daily Beast reported Tuesday evening that top staffers -- including Executive Vice President Bret Bernhardt, Vice President of Communications Wesley Denton, Vice President of Policy Promotion Ed Corrigan and DeMint’s chief of staff, Camera Seward, have resigned. The Heritage Foundation announced DeMint’s resignation earlier Tuesday, blaming the former leader for "significant and worsening management issues that led to a breakdown of internal communications and cooperation.” DeMint, a former South Carolina senator, took the helm of Heritage in 2013. "Jim...
  • Coup Against Jim DeMint Threatens To Tear Apart Heritage Foundation

    05/02/2017 2:15:23 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 05/02/2017 | Mollie Hemingway
    The power struggle at the Heritage Foundation could upend Republican politics and put millions of dollars at DC's most influential think tank on the line. By Mollie Hemingway There are two narratives being spun about the current turmoil at the Heritage Foundation. Last week, Politico reported that the non-profit conservative foundation’s board planned to permanently oust former Sen. Jim DeMint, who was appointed president of the organization in 2013.The narrative Politico offers, supported by quotes from a single anonymous board member, is that Heritage is in disarray as a result of DeMint’s decisions since taking over several years ago. DeMint...
  • Statement From the Chairman of Heritage’s Board of Trustees (Jim DeMint Has Resigned)

    05/02/2017 2:02:45 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 84 replies
    MAY 2, 2017—Thomas A. Saunders III, chairman of The Heritage Foundation’s Board of Trustees, released the following statement to the Heritage staff about a leadership change at the organization. ___________________________________________ The Heritage Foundation’s Board of Trustees, by a unanimous vote, has asked for and received the resignation of Jim DeMint as president and CEO of the organization. The Board elected Heritage Founder Ed Feulner as president and CEO while we conduct a thorough search for his successor. After a comprehensive and independent review of the entire Heritage organization, the Board determined there were significant and worsening management issues that led...
  • DeMint out as leader of conservative Heritage Foundation

    05/01/2017 1:59:22 PM PDT · by aspasia · 36 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 5/1/17 | Joseph Weber
    Jim DeMint is being forced out as the leader of the conservative Heritage Foundation think tank amid internal tensions at the organization over its direction, several sources have confirmed to Fox News. The former South Carolina Republican senator's imminent departure was first reported late last week and has since sparked widespread speculation about what led to the separation.
  • Will Steve Bannon take over Heritage after Jim DeMint leaves? Mike Needham won't say

    04/30/2017 4:52:05 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 16 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 30 Apr 2017 | Philip Wegmann |
    Will blistering populist Steve Bannon replace fiery conservative Sen. Jim DeMint as the next president of the Heritage Foundation? Heritage Action CEO Michael Needham won't say. Asked by Chris Wallace whether Heritage would be Bannon's "safety net as he's forced out of the White House," Needham demurred on "Fox News Sunday." "I can tell you," Needham replied, "there's a lot of speculation in the room and in the media that never misses a chance to divide and attack conservatives." With that non-answer, speculation over the fate of Heritage Foundation will no doubt reach a new fever pitch. News of DeMint's...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Trump to stick with conservative list for next Supreme Court pick

    04/30/2017 7:19:34 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 87 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Steven Dinan
    President Trump will stick with the same list of potential nominees for the next Supreme Court vacancy, he told The Washington Times in an exclusive interview in which he also waved aside the lack of a honeymoon from Capitol Hill, saying Republicans are “going to get there” and Democrats are still smarting over losing an election they thought they couldn’t lose. .. He also said he expects the near-universal opposition to his agenda from congressional Democrats to wane. “I notice it calming down,” he said. Reflecting on his first weeks, the businessman turned statesman took pride in having upended traditional...
  • Heritage President DeMint being pushed out? (Read "why"!)

    04/29/2017 8:16:56 AM PDT · by onyx · 82 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | April 29, 2017 | Rick Moran
    Politico is reporting that several sources on the board of the Heritage Foundation are saying there is an organized effort to dump the organization's president, Jim DeMint.  DeMint, who has a close relationship with the Trump White House, is accused of being "too political" and corrupting the foundation's historic mission of research and policy formulation. There's also a sense that he's made the institution too much about himself. "He has been a congressman and senator. They are solo performers. When you are in the Senate, life is all about the senators," said one board member, who asked for anonymity to...
  • Liberal protest mob storms Heritage Foundation

    04/25/2017 6:11:31 PM PDT · by george76 · 122 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Apr 25, 2017 | Philip Wegmann
    Instead of trying to help reach consensus with traditional protest, they tried intimidating the opposition ... The mob that just muscled their way into the lobby of the Heritage Foundation must have missed Obama's lecture. When those partisans pushed past security onto private property, they signaled that the liberal resistance has given up on unity. Quite simply, division is the new goal. More than a tantrum, this is a significant shift in the direction of the reiterating protests that have continued non-stop since Trump took office ... Around 200 protestors flooded into Heritage's Capitol Hill headquarters an hour before noon...
  • Late Walsh O'Beirne RIP

    04/23/2017 1:12:05 PM PDT · by John W · 17 replies
    national ^ | April 23, 2017 | Ramesh Ponnuru
    Kate O’Beirne was part of National Review’s world before she joined the staff. When she became the magazine’s Washington editor in 1995 her resume already included stints at Senator Jim Buckley’s office, the Reagan administration, and the Heritage Foundation. She served NR in that position for eleven years and then became president of National Review Institute for six more.
  • Who Is the ‘Forgotten Man’? A Historical Look

    02/15/2017 7:54:20 AM PST · by HokieMom · 6 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | February 14, 2017 | Salim Furth, Ph.D.
    The Forgotten Man is back with a vengeance. Since Amity Shlaes revived the phrase in the title of her best-selling history of the Great Depression, “the Forgotten Man” has come to stand in for the losers in the left’s identity politics. Thus, the 21st-century Forgotten Man has a conventional-sounding name, is heterosexual, never went to graduate school, and does not know where the 202 area code is. (It’s Washington, D.C.) The Forgotten Man has been featured in The Wall Street Journal and The New Yorker. President Donald Trump name-checked this retro superhero in his Nov. 9 victory speech and his...