Hertog Foundation
United States


Cuban Freedom and the Marketplace of Ideas

On December 17, President Obama announced long awaited release of USAID contractor AlanGross from a Cuban prison. Gross, in Cuba to bring communications equipment to marginalized religious organizations, had been accused by Cuba of working for U.S. intelligence agencies and held captive since 2009. Gross was released alongside a U.S. intelligence agent in exchange for the […]


A Republican Inequality Agenda

How Republicans could lead on income inequality


How Sony Failed Moviegoers and Movie Theaters

Sony could and should have done more to ensure The Interview’s success. This incident was a victory for the hackers.


Rahm’s Fall

On the morning of May 16, 2011, the people of Chicago watched excitedly in Millennium Park as Rahm Emanuel, the city’s 46th mayor, was sworn in. Full of campaign promises and ideas for reform after serving as White House chief of staff, Emanuel swept into office with 55 percent of the popular vote, clearing a […]


Obama’s Immigration Action

HPR writers debate Obama’s immigration executive order.


Rikers and the Limits of Prison Reform

After a federal investigation discovered a “deep-seated culture of violence” against teenage inmates at Rikers, the U.S. Attorney’s Office issued the City of New York an ultimatum: reform Rikers within 49 days, or face a federal lawsuit. Yet despite pressure from the courts, media, mayor, and public, the pace of reform has been agonizingly slow […]