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Heritage's New Podcast

This week on "Mass Ave" we talk about student loans and higher education reform with Heritage expert Mary Clare Reim. Also, legal experts Tiffany Bates and Elizabeth Slattery discuss Justice Neil Gorsuch being confirmed to the Supreme Court. Plus, The Daily Signal's Katrina Trinko talks about media bias and “Nerd Prom.”

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20 hrs ago

French Election Round One

"If the election of Trump was American voters throwing a brick through the window of the East Coast establishment, this was the French voters hurling a Molotov Cocktail into the still smoke-filled rooms of France’s political class," writes Heritage expert Mike Gonzalez. 

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Apr 20

Flip-Flop on the Export-Import Bank

Heritage expert Diane Katz writes that "the president has made a huge mistake on Ex-Im, but it isn’t too late for him to change direction—back to where he was in the first place.” 

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Apr 19

'Hire American' and the H-1b Visa Program

"The H-1B visa program has been an important tool for many businesses looking to fill critical vacancies when there is a skill shortage," write's Heritage expert David Kreutzer in The Hill. "However, the mechanism for assigning the visas threatens to turn the program into something better described as “Mega Minions” — a lottery where lucky employers get to bring in workers whose skill set isn’t that rare but will work for lower wages."

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Apr 18

Time to Say ‘Au Revoir’ to Paris Climate Deal

Today, senior policy advisors in the Trump Administration will meet to hash out conflicting views on the United States continued involvement in the Paris Climate Agreement. Heritage expert, Nick Loris, says it's time to say “au revoir” to the Paris deal. The restrictions imposed by the agreement will drastically increase American’s power bills, kill economic growth and jobs. The high price tag of Paris will generate meaningless climate benefits. 

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Apr 17

Where Do Your Tax Dollars Go?

When Americans file their taxes, it's natural to wonder, "Where do my tax dollars go? What do they fund? And what don't they fund?" According to the latest CBO report on the distribution of federal taxes, Washington collects about $20,000 from the average household. Yet the 2016 deficit was a whopping $587 billion. The almost $3.3 trillion that the federal government taxes out of the economy each year isn't enough to satiate its profligate spending.

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