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Mass Ave Episode 131: The Importance of Thanksgiving

In a special edition of Mass Ave, Arthur Milikh, associate director of Heritage’s B. Kenneth Simon Center for Principles and Politics discusses the importance of Thanksgiving in our civil society and its beginnings. Plus, Joshua Meservey, a senior policy analyst in Heritage’s Douglas and Sarah Allison Center for Foreign Policy breaks down the current situation in Zimbabwe and what we can expect to see in the coming weeks.

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Nov 20

Yes, They Should Be on The List

Today, the Trump administration announced it is returning North Korea to the State Sponsors of Terrorism List, which it has not been part of for almost a decade. Heritage's Bruce Klingner recently wrote about why adding North Korea back to the list is good policy. "Pyongyang’s brazen assassination of Kim Jong-nam using a weapon of mass destruction in a crowded airport filled with civilians should be a wake-up call as to Kim Jong-un’s true nature," said Klingner. 

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Nov 16

House Passes GOP Tax Cuts

“The tax bill passed by the House will provide significant tax relief for many American families–it's pro-worker and will lead to greater economic growth," said Heritage expert Adam Michel. "While the bill is a positive start, there are many areas where the plan can be improved to unleash additional economic growth. Making expensing permanent, fully eliminating the property tax deduction ... " 

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Nov 16

SCOTUS 101: The Digital Age

This week, Elizabeth Slattery & Tiffany Bates discuss recent grants, the Court’s debut into the digital age, and Justice Kagan’s recusal in a case that’s already been argued. They interview Georgetown law professor, Randy Barnett, and in honor of this week’s national lawyers convention, they play Supreme Trivia – Federalist Society edition.

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Nov 16

Is the GOP's Tax Plan 'Reaganesque?'

Ed Feulner, president of The Heritage Foundation, says it is. Watch him explain why on Fox Business’ “Varney & Co.” 

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Nov 14

Comparing the House and Senate Tax Reform Plans

"Many of the details of the House and Senate bills are similar," writes Heritage expert Adam Michel. "Both include five years of expensing for new equipment and drop the corporate income-tax rate from 35 percent to 20 percent permanently, although the Senate bill delays the rate cut by a year. The latter provision could delay much-needed economic benefits. In both bills, the standard deduction is doubled ... " 

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