Rebecca Hagelin

As election 2004 swings into full gear with all of the promises, rhetoric, charges and counter-charges that come with it, it's important that potential voters understand the issues. Educated voters asking educated questions of candidates makes for better candidates and better results at the polls. It also makes for better public policy.

The trouble is, with so many people expressing distrust in the news media, it's sometimes hard to know where to turn for reliable information on key issues of the day.

Well, not anymore. The Heritage Foundation has produced the most comprehensive, up-to-date candidate briefing resource on issues ever found in one place. But "Issues 2004" isn't just for candidates ? it's for all citizens who understand that the health of a republic depends upon an educated, informed, active citizenry.

"Issues 2004" is a Web-based product that is easy to navigate, comprehensive in scope and current. It covers eight general categories in which some 40 different specific issues are discussed, offering sound recommendations on how those issues should be addressed in the public-policy arena.

After all, it isn't enough to just know about the problems and issues facing the country, it's important to know what the solutions are too. You can count on Heritage to provide practical, real-life solutions that are based on the data and the uncompromising principles of free enterprise, limited government, individual freedom, traditional American values and a strong national defense. The eight general categories covered in "Issues 2004" are:

  1. Defense & Homeland Security
  2. Domestic Policy
  3. Economy
  4. Education
  5. Foreign Policy
  6. Health Care
  7. Nations & Regions
  8. Welfare

Readers can also sign-up for e-mail alerts, find contact information for experts on all the issues covered, and find links to the sites of key government offices and agencies.

Rebecca Hagelin

Rebecca Hagelin is a public speaker on the family and culture and the author of the new best seller, 30 Ways in 30 Days to Save Your Family.
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