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In Defense of Marriage

“Our journey is not complete until our gay brothers and sisters are treated like anyone else under the law, for if we are truly created equal, then surely the love we commit to one another must be equal as well,” said President Obama during his inaugural address. In contrast, Heritage scholars, speaking earlier this month about their book, What is Marriage?, argue that this emphasis on a romantic marital relationship undermines the core meaning of marriage as a conjugal union between a man and a woman, with presupposed permanence and sexual exclusivity. Continue reading


Back To A Culture of Dependency

Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) provides mean-based cash assistance to families, but requires that states ensure a certain percentage of recipients are working or looking for a job, also known as workfare requirements. Rector points out in his recent backgrounder for the Heritage Foundation that, according to Health and Human Services 2011 data, 41.6% of households on TANF are exempt from federal work requirements. 31.6% percent of adults on TANF were idle and only 14.3% of these adult recipients met the federal activity standard, or workfare requirements, according to Rector. Continue reading

Promoting Islamic Liberty Here and Abroad

Can a good Muslim be a good American? M. Zuhdi Jasser, founder of the American Islamic Forum for Democracy (AIFD) audaciously asked at a recent Heritage event. “And I think if you can answer yes to that, it’s not just about being a good American, it’s about believing in liberty and I think the bigger question for the Middle East as we see these mobs in Libya and Yemen and Egypt– can a good Muslim believe in liberty?” he said. Continue reading

Welfare Reform Curveball

Changes to welfare could increase Americans’ dependency on the U.S. government immediately prior to the elections, posits a recent Romney campaign ad. Continue reading