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Heritage Mourns Michael Novak
"Michael Novak’s clear thinking, sparkling writing and self-deprecating humor inspired all who knew him to love him. To love him for whom he was, and how he had become himself... " —Heritage Foundation Founder, Edwin J. Feulner, Ph.D.
Newt Gingrich on Understanding "Trumpism"
Speaker Newt Gingrich recently shared his reflections on understanding President Trump and the phenomenon of "Trumpism" in a six-part event series at Heritage. He also talked about the policy challenges facing the new Administration, Capitol Hill, and the nation. You can watch video from each event at our new "Understanding Trump and Trumpism" website.
DeMint Congratulates New OMB Director Mulvaney
The Senate confirmed Rep. Mick Mulvaney of South Carolina as President Donald Trump’s director of the Office of Management and Budget. Heritage President Jim DeMint congratulated Mulvaney on the new role. “Mick has the experience and right ideas needed to help our new president and Congress put our nation’s fiscal future on a sustainable track and free us of expensive, ineffective regulations.”
On Trump's Labor Pick
“President Trump’s nominee for Secretary of Labor, Alexander Acosta, is well known to conservatives from the Reagan Administration. Alex will bring years of crucial experience to the department he is now nominated to lead." — Becky Norton Dunlop, Ronald Reagan Distinguished Fellow, The Heritage Foundation
Bad News for Economic Freedom in the US
When Obama took office, the U.S. ranked sixth in economic freedom. Heritage's 2017 Index of Economic Freedom just revealed that the U.S. is now seventeenth, it's lowest score ever. Luckily, America has been given a unique opportunity to move away from Obama’s failed policies and toward an agenda that strives to restore economic freedom and spur growth. You can learn more about how other countries ranked and why on the Index website.
The US Military is Not Ready
The 2015 Air Force average of 150 flight hours per year per pilot (just under three a week) means the most current and qualified Air Force fighter pilots are flying at a rate so low that we would have considered them unfit for combat in the 80s and 90s. And this is 20 to 30 years later, in a world where our enemies have become stronger, more advanced, and more aggressive.
For too long the EPA has acted in an overzealous manner—ignoring separation of powers, the role of states and the rights of property owners