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Full Context: Benghazi Accountability Coalition Event
The exchange between questioner Saba Ahmed and a panel at a June 16, 2014, event, "Benghazi: The Difference It Makes Is Accountability!"
Views: 373337 The Heritage Foundation
The White House Disinformation Campaign on Benghazi, Libya
An Incriminating Timeline: http://herit.ag/WMfTr6 | New evidence shows there were security threats in Benghazi, Libya, in the months prior to the deadly September 11, 2012, attack that killed U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans. Despite these threats, the Obama Administration and State Department left its personnel there to fend for themselves.
Views: 283296 The Heritage Foundation
He Used To Be Trans—Here’s What He Wants Everyone To Know
Walt Heyer is an author and public speaker who formerly identified and lived as transgender. He is the author of several books, and through his website, SexChangeRegret.com, Heyer raises public awareness about those who regret gender change and the tragic consequences suffered as a result. He shared his story and warned against implementing radical hormonal and surgical interventions for gender dysphoric children. Watch the full event here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bnP_WoeNuwA
Views: 880678 The Heritage Foundation
Dr. Jordan B. Peterson On The Impact Of the Radical Left
Clinical psychologist Dr. Jordan B. Peterson has given lectures all over the world—drawing massive audiences with a message that empowers and challenges them to find meaning in their lives through personal responsibility. He shared his wisdom with hundreds of Heritage Foundation supporters in New York City in this captivating conversation with Genevieve Wood.
Views: 563565 The Heritage Foundation
Why There is No Gender Wage Gap
Liberals spend a lot of time talking about closing the “gender wage gap.” But the truth of the matter is, full-time salaries of young women in 147 of the 150 largest cities in America are actually 8% higher than men in their peer group.
Doctors Gave Her Daughter Hormone Treatments (And She Couldn’t Stop Them)
“Elaine” (pseudonym) is the mother of a daughter suffering from gender dysphoria. She shared the pain and heartbreak of watching her daughter hormonally and surgically alter her body. Watch the full event here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bnP_WoeNuwA
Views: 172032 The Heritage Foundation
Andrew Breitbart at The Heritage Foundation
Known for his network of conservative websites that draws millions of readers everyday, Andrew Breitbart has one main goal -- to make sure the "liberally biased" major news outlets in this country cover all aspects of a story fairly. He is convinced that too many national stories are slanted by the news media in an unfair way. In Righteous Indignation, Breitbart talks about the key issues that Americans face, how he has aligned himself with the Tea Party, and how one needs to deal with the liberal news world head on. Along the way, he details his early years, working with Matt Drudge, the Huffington Post, and so on, and how he developed his unique style of launching key websites to help get the word out to conservatives all over.
Views: 107155 The Heritage Foundation
Obamacare's Broken Promises
President Obama said if anyone misrepresented what was in Obamacare, "We will call you out." Mr. President, we're calling you out.
Medical Risks of Hormonal and Surgical Interventions for Gender Dysphoric Children
Michael K. Laidlaw, MD, is an Endocrinologist practicing in Rocklin, CA. Dr. Laidlaw graduated from University of Southern California School of Medicine in 2001 and has been in practice for 18 years. He explained the dangers of radical new transition-affirming therapies for children with gender dysphoria. Watch the full event here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bnP_WoeNuwA
American Contempt for Liberty
Throughout history, personal liberty, free markets, and peaceable, voluntary exchanges have been roundly denounced by tyrants and often greeted with suspicion by the general public. Unfortunately, argues Dr. Walter E. Williams, Americans have increasingly accepted the tyrannical ideas of reduced private property rights and reduced rights to profits, and have become enamored with restrictions on personal liberty and control by government.
Former Transgender Activist: Transitioning Is Dangerous—Especially For Youth
Hacsi Horvath is an expert in systematic review methods, assessing bias in research studies and evaluating the certainty of evidence across studies in a given body of scientific literature. He is an adjunct Lecturer in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the University of California, San Francisco. Horvath formerly identified as transgender and presented as a woman for more than a dozen years.   Horvath explained why transition affirming therapies are so dangerous, especially for youth. Watch the full event here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HMj9MOuRswc
Views: 292157 The Heritage Foundation
What Doctors Aren’t Telling The Parents of Gender Dysphoric Children
Marian Rutigliano, DO, is an emergency medicine specialist in Washington, DC and has been practicing for 31 years. She graduated from New York College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1988 and specializes in emergency medicine and internal medicine. She currently works evaluating research on the human health effects of toxic chemicals. She explained the poor outcomes of transition-affirming therapies for children with gender dysphoria at The Heritage Foundation. Watch the full event here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bnP_WoeNuwA
Views: 345613 The Heritage Foundation
What Are Cooling Towers?
Is nuclear energy safe? Can it really meet all of our energy needs? Powering America answers these questions and more by pulling back the veil on nuclear energy and follows the men and women who work in America's nuclear power industry. http://www.heritage.org/poweringamericafilm/
Views: 149953 The Heritage Foundation
Benghazi: Demand the Truth
President Obama has dismissed questions about the Benghazi debacle as a political "side show." Demand the truth. The American people deserve answers. | http://herit.ag/12sdyU8
Life Inside the Bubble: Why a Top-Ranked Secret Service Agent Walked Away from It All
Why would a successful, twelve-year Secret Service agent resign his position in the prime of his career to run for political office against all the odds? Why is it that the Washington DC "Bubble" -- a haze of lobbyists, cronies, staff, acolytes, consultants and bureaucrats surrounding those in power -- creates a "bubble" that distorts their view of the world and detaches them from the tragic results of poor policy choices? In "Life Inside the Bubble", Dan Bongino reflects upon his journey from the tough streets of New York City where he was raised, and later patrolled as a member of the NYPD, to the White House as a member of the elite Presidential Protective Division, through his ultimate decision to resign from the Secret Service in the prime of his career to run for the United States Senate. He provides a rare look inside "the Bubble" of our Nation's Capital and assesses why a government -- filled with some of the incredibly dedicated people he encountered while within it -- continues to make tragic mistakes.
Views: 165909 The Heritage Foundation
The Real Legacy of Margaret Thatcher, Britain's Iron Lady
http://www.heritage.org | Like President Ronald Reagan, her political soulmate, Margaret Thatcher came to power at a desperate time in her country's history, when real leadership and bold ideas were most needed. And by applying conservative principles to the challenges she faced, she was able to achieve real and lasting success. Then, as today, she faced an extraordinary set of challenges and a chorus of voices saying her country's best days were behind it. Thatcher's successes are a comforting reminder of the power of a bold, conservative vision at work.
Views: 182491 The Heritage Foundation
Indy 500 Winner Bobby Unser vs. the U.S. Government
Three-time winner of the Indianapolis 500 race—and survivor of sub-zero blizzard conditions—racing legend Bobby Unser faced down every challenge... until he encountered the United States government. When the U.S. Forest Service brought bogus criminal charges against him, Bobby Unser appealed all the way up to the Supreme Court. A shocking true story from The Heritage Foundation and Overcriminalized.com.
Veteran Nation
Major Ben Richards can't speak for every veteran. He does, however, have a moving story to tell about his soldiers. This excerpt from the forthcoming film Veteran Nation, produced by Coldwater Media, reminds us of the honor and sacrifice of those who serve.
WWI and the Lessons for Today
100 years ago World War I began. What lessons have we learned since then? How had the lead-up to the Great War affected our government's policies, and how has the outcome affected how we plan and budget for future conflicts? American leadership in the world today is seen as waning, and isolationistic ideologies are growing. We should not forget that a strong U.S. presence abroad ensures safety and prosperity for all. What are the lessons from WWI for U.S. military and political leaders? Join us as we examine how these important lessons can inform today's American foreign policy and military engagement around the world.
Views: 226556 The Heritage Foundation
Armed Citizens Stop Criminals
Bet you didn't see these cases on the news last month. Studies consistently show that Americans use their firearms in defense of themselves or others between 500,000 and 2 million times a year.
Common Core Standards Threaten Our Children's Schools
President Obama, along with Department of Education Secretary Arne Duncan, have been promoting national standards in education. However, these policies would further remove parents and teachers from their children's education. | http://www.heritage.org/standards
Walter Williams Suffers No Fools
PROGRAM BRIEFLY INTERRUPTED BY TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES. No economist of modern times has challenged and overturned more wrong-headed economic thinking than Walter Williams. For forty years he’s argued against the illogic of the minimum wage, racial quotas, occupational licensing as well as the welfare state. What drives his liberal critics crazy is his provocative argument that these government interventions hurt the very people they are designed to help.
Views: 246026 The Heritage Foundation
Schools Are Teaching Gender and Sexual Identity
In Rocklin County, California, a kindergarten teacher read a book called “I Am Jazz,” to her students, an autobiographical picture book about a transgender child. One line in the book reads, “I have a girl brain but a boy body.”
Where Does the U.S. Rank in World Economic Freedom?
The 2016 Index of Economic Freedom analyzes economic policy developments related to economic freedom in 186 economies. Economies rated “free” or “mostly free” enjoy incomes that are over twice the average levels in all other countries and more than four times higher than the incomes of “repressed” economies. Nations with higher degrees of economic freedom prosper because they capitalize more fully on the ability of the free-market system to generate and reinforce dynamic growth through efficient resource allocation, value creation, and innovation. Visit http://www.heritage.org/index for a complete list of rankings and more.
1,000 Days Without A Budget
http://blog.heritage.org | Today marks the 1,000th day since the United States Senate has passed a budget. While the House has put forth (and passed) its own budget, the Senate has failed to do the same. To help illustrate how extraordinary this failure has been, our new video highlights a few of impressive feats in history that have been accomplished in less time.
Dinesh D’Souza on the Future of America | The Heritage Foundation
Filmmaker and best-selling author Dinesh D’Souza speaks at The Heritage Foundation's 2016 President's Club Meeting about conservatives, the 2016 election results, and the media.
America’s Biggest Issues: Religious Freedom
The first amendment to the United States constitution begins, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof…” Fast forward almost 250 years and religious freedom is one of the most pressing issues in American culture today. The Heritage Foundation’s Genevieve Wood takes a look at some of the concerns surrounding this debate and how, ultimately, everyone benefits from religious freedom. View more: https://www.heritage.org/religious-liberty/heritage-explains/religious-freedom-whats-stake-if-we-lose-it
CNBC's Rick Santelli's Chicago Tea Party
RIck Santelli discussing Obama's Mortgage Plan
Views: 271148 The Heritage Foundation
Feminist Activist Reveals The Inequality of the Equality Act
Jennifer Chavez is a feminist, secularist, lawyer, and mother. She has served on the board of the Women's Liberation Front (WoLF) for the last two years, where she helps coordinate its legal and policy strategies. She is also an inaugural member of the DC-MD-VA chapter of WoLF.   Chavez explained why new gender identity policies undermine feminism at The Heritage Foundation. Watch the full event here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HMj9MOuRswc
Views: 137339 The Heritage Foundation
Ryan Anderson Responded to the Redefinition of Marriage
Highlights: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oVXX4bvLWRw&list=PL6XB9NRK6-tXw-WzHOeRmJUNLitOtSHx1&index=2 Lecture: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YWIhZ5xJJaQ&list=PL6XB9NRK6-tXw-WzHOeRmJUNLitOtSHx1&index=6 Q&A: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nWC22S8FtJs&list=PL6XB9NRK6-tXw-WzHOeRmJUNLitOtSHx1&index=7
Views: 437432 The Heritage Foundation
Nile Gardiner: "No-Deal" Brexit "The Best Solution" To Implement the Will of the British People
Nile Gardiner joined BBC News, Friday, March 29, to talk about the latest Brexit drama, Parliament's third rejection of Theresa May's Brexit deal, Theresa May's poor approach to the Brexit negotiations, the E.U.'s "punishment beating" approach to the negotiations, the prospects for a "no-deal" Brexit, and what to watch going forward.
Roger Scruton – The Future of European Civilization: Lessons for America
~A Russell Kirk Lecture at The Heritage Foundation’s B. Kenneth Simon Center for Principles and Politics~ America has much to learn from Europe’s current condition. The decline in religious faith has led to a universal weakening of European society and a loss of confidence in the value of its civilization. The effects have been grave: throngs of unassimilated immigrants, military threats from abroad, and confusion about national identity. America, by contrast, still shows many signs of strength. Nonetheless, should we lose our sense of shared identity, Europe’s path likely awaits. What can Americans learn from Europe? Does America have hidden strengths which, if properly used, will allow us to avoid a similar fate? And are there areas in which Europe is faring better than we are? A published version of Scruton’s lecture can be found at https://www.heritage.org/europe/report/the-future-european-civilization-lessons-america
Views: 161374 The Heritage Foundation
Obamacare's Impact on Seniors
Like most seniors, Ann Lorenz relies on Medicare as she copes with serious health care challenges, including Parkinson's Disease. Ann sees a number of doctors and depends on a variety of prescription drugs and therapies to stay independent. She worries that Obamacare threatens her access to doctors, treatment options and insurance plans -- and her neurologist shares her concerns. | http://www.heritage.org/ImpactOfObamacare
America's Biggest Issues: Immigration
Immigration is one of the fundamental building blocks that help make America the unique nation that it is. But the debate over border security and immigration has become toxic because politicians have put politics before principles. And reasonable Americans find themselves trapped between zealots on both sides. So what does a thoughtful agenda for American immigration reform look like? The Heritage Foundation’s Genevieve Wood takes us through four guiding principles to keep us focused on what is best for the welfare of all Americans, both those of today and those of the future. View more: https://www.heritage.org/immigration/heritage-explains/what-immigration-reform-should-look
Trump’s America: The Truth About Our Nation’s Great Comeback
No one understands the Make America Great Again effort with more insight and more experience than former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich.
Views: 178491 The Heritage Foundation
The Black Book of the American Left: The Collected Conservative Writings of David Horowitz
David Horowitz spent the first part of his life in the world of the Communist-progressive left, a politics he inherited from his mother and father, and later in the New Left as one of its founders. When the wreckage he and his comrades had created became clear to him in the mid-1970s, he left. Three decades of second thoughts then made him this movement's principal intellectual antagonist. "For better or worse," as Horowitz writes in the preface to this, the first volume of his collected conservative writings, "I have been condemned to spend the rest of my days attempting to understand how the left pursues the agendas from which I have separated myself, and why."
Views: 131573 The Heritage Foundation
Remembering 9/11: Never Quit
As we approach the 10th anniversary of the tragic September 11th attacks, we must remain vigilant and avoid losing the advances we have made in security.
An Abuse of Power: President Obama's "Recess" Appointments
President Obama's stunning appointments of Richard Cordray to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and of three more bureaucrats to the National Labor Relations Board has been described by many observers as a serious blow to the Constitution and the separation of powers.
Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall! | The Heritage Foundation
President Ronald Reagan at Brandenburg Gate in West Berlin, Germany, June 12, 1987.
Kay Coles James: Google Caving to the Left "Such A Missed Opportunity"
Kay Coles James joined Fox News, Thursday, May 2, to talk about her recent experience as part of Google's AI board, the Left's attacks on her as a conservative, and the need for the Left to truly practice the tolerance and open-mindedness it preaches.
Kelsey Bolar on Antifa Attacking Andy Ngo: This Is Organized Political Violence
Kelsey Bolar joined Fox Business on July 1, 2019, to discuss the Antifa attack on Andy Ngo in Portland.
Year After Oil Spill, Obama Energy Policy Endangers Economy
The Heritage Foundation and the Institute for Energy Research traveled to Harvey, LA, to film Leslie Bertucci, owner of R and D Enterprises, for this oil spill anniversary video. Bertucci welcomed us to her warehouse with a weary smile, handed us hard hats and cheerfully guided us through her equipment yard, even as she explained the difficulties she's endured since the spill -- most especially as a result of the offshore drilling moratorium and the subsequent slowdown in deepwater permits.
A Conversation with Jordan Peterson
Clinical psychologist Jordan Peterson has given lectures all over the world—drawing massive audiences with a message that empowers and challenges them to find meaning in their lives through personal responsibility. He shared his wisdom with hundreds of Heritage Foundation supporters in New York City in this captivating conversation with Genevieve Wood.
Views: 127830 The Heritage Foundation
Hans von Spakovsky on Ben Shapiro Show: Census Citizenship Question is Constitutional
Hans von Spakovsky was a guest on the Ben Shapiro Show July 10, 2019, to discuss the census.
Small Business Owner Fears Obamacare's Impact on Jobs and Economy
In 2006, when Indiana small-business owner Scott Womack purchased a development agreement to expand his IHOP franchise into Ohio, he had no idea Congress would pass a massive overhaul of the health care system four years later. Today, one year after that legislative overhaul became law, Womack is very aware of Obamacare -- and of its effects on his plans for growth. Under the year-old law, Womack must provide health insurance to all full-time employees beginning in 2014. Right now, he employs nearly 1,000 full- and part-time workers and already offers insurance to his management staff. He simply does not know how he'll generate the revenue to do more. Womack estimates the cost of the law to his company will be 50 percent greater than his company's earnings -- in other words, beyond his ability to pay. That's not because his company of 12 IHOP restaurants in Indiana and Ohio is unprofitable. Quite the opposite, in fact. By industry standards, he's doing well. But labor-intensive restaurants generate profits of just 5 percent to 7 percent per employee. With fears about how he'll afford to provide health insurance with those low profit margins, Womack is worried about his expansion plans in Ohio. He can't exactly cancel his development agreement. But he'll only be able to fund his new restaurants -- and the construction, real estate and manufacturing jobs that would go along with them -- if Obamacare is repealed. "If the health care reform law is not repealed or if the employer mandate doesn't go away, we're going to have to take drastic action," Womack explains. From his perspective, the law represents Congress' fundamental misunderstanding of important differences among industries. He's frustrated that so few lawmakers sought input from people like him -- but he's doing what he can to speak up now to offer a glimpse into the law's effects on small-business owners.
Who’s Behind the Migrant Caravan
This latest migrant caravan is another example of leftist groups grandstanding off of desperation and poverty.
The Role of Economic Freedom
According to the 2012 Index of Economic Freedom, a joint publication of The Heritage Foundation and The Wall Street Journal, global economic freedom has declined over the past year. But what does this mean for America and the world? Economic freedom empowers ordinary people with greater opportunity and individual choice, and it lets people decide for themselves how best to achieve their highest aspirations. From the amount a government spends, to the individual property rights extended to its citizens, a nation's economic freedom is closely tied to key values like the elimination of poverty and freedom from corruption. To learn more about economic freedom and view the 2012 Index country rankings, visit us online at heritage.org/Index
Switzerland Has a Budget Surplus
Switzerland has a budget surplus. Here’s how, and what the U.S. could learn.