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8 hrs ago

SCOTUS Takes Up Religious Liberty

“After waiting a year to take action, we are delighted the Supreme Court has decided to hear this important case. James Madison wrote that “[c]onscience is the most sacred of all property,” and we hope the Court will uphold the conscience rights of Jack Phillips and of all Americans.” – Heritage expert, Tiffany Bates

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8 hrs ago

A Win for Trinity Lutheran

"The Supreme Court recognized that states cannot discriminate against churches when giving out public benefits. Churches do not have to give up their religious identity in order to compete against secular organizations for state funds," says Heritage expert Elizabeth Slattery. "The state claimed it was trying to avoid violating the Establishment Clause. Seven members of the Supreme Court rejected that argument." 

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Jun 23

SCOTUS 101: Fighting Words

Seventy-five years after the 'fighting words' case, where does the Supreme Court stand on offensive speech? Heritage experts discuss. Also, Cato Institute's Ilya Shapiro joins in to talk banned band names and explain why this bench might be the most pro-free speech SCOTUS yet.

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Jun 22

On the Senate Health Bill

“Overall, the Senate bill is better than Obamacare because it contains provisions to reduce insurance premiums and promote access to insurance in the short run; cut taxes; and provide major Medicaid reform that will help refocus the program to those most in need,” says Heritage expert Bob Moffit. “The Senate should go further by expanding states’ options to encourage continuous coverage and by providing additional Medicaid reforms.”

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Jun 21

After Death of Otto Warmbier

The unjust treatment of Otto Warmbier–from his initial detention, to his sentencing and subsequent poor medical treatment–is reflective of the brutality of the Kim regime. Warmbier is far from the first American (or foreigner, for that matter) detained in North Korea. In fact, Kim’s brutal regime still holds three Americans captive today. It's time for the U.S. to get tougher on North Korea.

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Jun 20

Mass Ave Episode 110: Understanding Trumpism

This week, Heritage expert Mike Gonzalez explains how to free the Cuban people from communism and discusses Trump's reversal of the Obama administration's policy toward Cuba. Also, Heritage's David Azerrad talks about Trumpism, what it means, and where it fits with conservative intellectualism.

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