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You Need to Know: How Climate Change Affects The Food System

Eve Turow | Posted 08.13.2014 | Green
Eve Turow

Some smallholder farms are already practicing innovative farming techniques like growing indigenous plants that protect natural resources like water, and improve the density of nutrients in crops.

Vance McAllister's Latest Snafu Blurs The Line Between Donations, Votes

The Huffington Post | Andrew Perez | Posted 06.10.2014 | Politics

Rep. Vance McAllister (R-La.) said last week he thought he would receive a campaign donation after voting against a bill, according to The Ouachita Ci...

The VA Scandal Proves We Need Four More Years of Obama

Brian Joyce | Posted 08.03.2014 | Politics
Brian Joyce

With all due respect to Sen. McCain, I have a different take on this. I, too, am outraged by the lack of care that many of our veterans have received, but I'm not at all bewildered by it. In fact, I saw it coming for years.

Meet Hans von Spakovsky, the Face of the Right-Wing Defense of Citizens United

Michael Keegan | Posted 08.02.2014 | Politics
Michael Keegan

If you need proof of the relationship between voter suppression and big money in politics, look no further than today's Heritage Foundation panel starring Hans von Spakovsky.

Right-Wing Politics Is Not Just Pro-Business... It Is, Itself, a Big Business

Paul Abrams | Posted 07.17.2014 | Politics
Paul Abrams

One cannot understand right-wing politics without realizing it is primarily a profit-making enterprise. And, like other profit-maximizing organizations, it does whatever is necessary to drive its own profits.

Death Penalty

Martin Marty | Posted 07.07.2014 | Crime
Martin Marty

Amnesty International reminds Texans and the rest of us that America is in very distinct and distinctive company among executors: Only Iran, Iraq, Saudi Arabia and China, 'disreputable peers,' execute more.

The Tax Code in Action: Charity Starts at the Top

Dean Baker | Posted 05.31.2014 | Business
Dean Baker

The right-wing thinkers at Heritage may object that they have the right to pay their president whatever they feel like. Of course they are right, but the issue here is whether they have the right to force taxpayers to subsidize the bloated salary they pay to their president.

Regulating Regulations: New Rubio Proposal Flawed

Steven Kurlander | Posted 05.17.2014 | Politics
Steven Kurlander

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), a potential presidential candidate in 2016, is trying to stimulate a serious discussion about the cost of government regulation and its impact on our economy. But his proposal lacks common sense and should serve only as a starting point.

Conservative Groups Voice Support For Arizona Anti-Gay Bill: Fighting 'Organized Homosexuality'

The Huffington Post | Shadee Ashtari | Posted 02.26.2014 | Politics

Despite bipartisan opposition to SB 1062, Arizona’s controversial measure allowing businesses to refuse service to LGBT individuals on the basis of ...

Friday Talking Points -- Freedom From Job Lock

Chris Weigant | Posted 04.09.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The next big legislative fight (raising the debt ceiling) is just around the corner, and the Republicans can't seem to agree on what to hold as hostage.

Got Science? Beyond the Spin: Here's Why Energy Efficiency Standards Are Worth Celebrating

Seth Shulman | Posted 03.16.2014 | Green
Seth Shulman

Recent advances in lightbulb technology offer a gigantic win for consumers, businesses, and the planet.

Republican Leaders, Conservative Groups Show Signs Of Political Divorce

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 12.17.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican leaders and several hard-right groups are displaying the classic signs of a political divorce, including bitter name-ca...

Ryan Distances Himself From Boehner's Criticism Of GOP Groups

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 12.15.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) says he was frustrated with conservative groups that protested the bipartisan budget deal he helped engine...

Stink Tanks: Historical Records Reveal State Policy Network Was Created by ALEC

Steve Horn | Posted 02.09.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

ALEC is currently under fire for potentially abusing its 501(c)(3) non-profit IRS charity tax status, acting as a shadow lobbying apparatus and "corporate bill mill" throughout its 40 years of existence.

Defending the Indefensible

Edward Flattau | Posted 02.08.2014 | Sports
Edward Flattau

A recent book, The War on Football, challenges the increasing body of evidence that participation in organized tackle football all too often leads to chronic disability, fatal brain disease, and early death, particularly at the professional level. Indeed, the author contends that football is safer than bicycling, skiing and cheerleading.

The Man Tearing Apart The Right

The New Republic | Posted 11.25.2013 | Politics

On a Thursday evening at the end of August, a respectable, older crowd waited in the ballroom of the Double Tree in Wilmington, Delaware, to hear Jim ...

Obamacare: The Good News, the Bad News, the Same Old News

Brian Joyce | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Brian Joyce

There was good news last week and bad news last week when it comes to the Affordable Care Act, and weirdly enough, for the first time possibly ever, it was the same news.

100 and Counting

Jim Worth | Posted 01.23.2014 | Media
Jim Worth

It hasn't been 100 days, or 100 years, or even 100 victories. But each one has been a victory even though it's not tied to seasons, or sobriety, or j...

Heritage Foundation's Health Care Report Is Another Big Lie

Ethan Rome | Posted 12.21.2013 | Politics
Ethan Rome

America's leading conservative think tank has issued a report on health care premiums under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and it bears a strong resemblance to the immigration study -- it's garbage.

How The NSA Scandal Is Roiling The Heritage Foundation

Foreign Policy | Posted 12.18.2013 | Politics

Ever since ex-senator and Tea Party kingmaker Jim DeMint took over the Heritage Foundation earlier this year, mainstream Republicans have been frettin...

GOP Senator Warns Top Conservative Group Is Losing Clout

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 10.17.2013 | Politics

One day after Heritage Action warned legislators not to vote for the Senate budget compromise, Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) warned that the group could b...

Republican Aide: 'It's All Over'

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 10.16.2013 | Politics

After House Republicans withdrew their proposed debt deal on Tuesday evening, Senate Leaders Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said they...

Paul Blumenthal

Conservative Shutdown Architects Host 1 Percent Fundraiser As Nation Hurtles Toward Catastrophe

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 10.11.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With the federal government shut down and the economy hurtling toward the debt limit deadline of Oct. 17, the architects of the Republic...

Would You Share This? Creating Successful Viral Images in Politics

Kelsey Harris | Posted 11.30.2013 | Politics
Kelsey Harris

How do you take complex policies and frame them in a visually compelling way? How do you make images that every American not only understands, but wants to share?

Paul Blumenthal

'Defund Obamacare' Campaign Brings In Big Bucks

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 09.20.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Senate Conservatives Fund, a political action committee connected to Heritage Foundation President Jim DeMint, raised its largest-ev...