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18 hrs ago

Keystone XL: Better Late Than Never

“The State Department’s approval of Keystone XL re-establishes some certainty and sanity to a permitting process that was hijacked by political pandering," says Heritage expert Nick Loris. "This is a shovel-ready infrastructure project that will create thousands of construction jobs and safely deliver more oil to American refineries, lowering prices at the pump for families. The phrase ‘better late than never’ certainly applies here.” 

20 hrs ago

Peace Through Strength

Today is the 34th anniversary of Reagan’s famous Strategic Defense Initiative. In his speech, Reagan famously said, “We maintain the peace through our strength; weakness only invites aggression,” and called on the U.S. to continue modernizing and reinvesting in our conventional and nuclear capabilities. The Trump Administration will have a unique opportunity to reverse President Obama’s ill-founded nuclear weapons policies. Heritage expert Michaela Dodge outlines those steps. 

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Mar 23

Recommitting the US to European Security

Europe is less secure today than it was when President Obama entered office in 2009. The responsibilities for these failures do not rest only with the United States: Washington cannot help Europe if Europe does not help itself. Heritage recently outlined steps Europe and the United States can take to fight terrorism. 

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Mar 22

A Sad Day for Our Closest Ally

The barbaric terror attack in London shows our special relationship is more important than ever. Heritage expert Robin Simcox joined a panel on CNN's "The Lead with Jake Tapper" to discuss the attack and who may be responsible. 

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Mar 21

GOP's Obamacare Repeal Must Be Amended

"The current GOP health plan, the American Health Care Act (AHCA), provides perverse incentives for states to continue to expand Medicaid to able-bodied people without dependent children. The more we expand Medicaid, the higher the costs of private health insurance," writes Heritage President Jim DeMint. 

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Mar 21

Supreme Consequences

The Supreme Court wields more power over our lives than ever before. We need constitutionalist judges who will follow the U.S. Constitution and uphold the rule of law. The Heritage Foundation looks forward to the Senate’s swift confirmation of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court. 

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