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  • News Releases posted May 27, 2016 by Harold Kazianis Breaking Down President Obama’s Speech at Hiroshima

    Bruce Klingner, who specializes in Korean and Japanese affairs as the senior research fellow for Northeast Asia at The Heritage Foundation's Asian Studies Center, gives his take on Obama’s speech at Hiroshima: “President Obama’s speech at Hiroshima was a poignant discourse on the horrors of war. But his remarks reflect an aloof view disdainful of all violence, lumping…

  • News Releases posted May 24, 2016 by Sarah Mills Facebook Needs to Live Up to Its Promise to Be a Platform for All Ideas

    On Monday, Facebook responded to an inquiry from Senate Commerce Chairman John Thune, R-S.D., following allegations that the social media giant exhibited anti-conservative bias in its handling of news content. "Facebook's decision to provide greater transparency is helpful, but it can't stop here,"  said Rob Bluey, vice president of publishing at The Heritage Foundation,…

  • News Releases posted May 24, 2016 by Justin Posey Senate Ponders Reeling In Catfish Inspection Program

    The Senate could vote as early as today on a joint resolution disapproving the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) rule on catfish inspections. Heritage Foundation agriculture policy expert Daren Bakst called the program “a poster child for cronyism and government waste.” According to the Foundation’s Budget Book, published earlier this year, getting rid of the…

  • News Releases posted May 24, 2016 by Daniel Woltornist TSA Should Expand Privatization of Security at Airports

    Burgeoning wait lines at TSA checkpoints have some airports advising flyers to arrive three hours before their departure. Heritage Foundation researcher Riley Walters says it doesn’t have to be this way. “Many factors have contributed to the long lines, but the solutions are quite simple,” Walters says. “For starters, the TSA can expand privatization of security at…

  • News Releases posted May 23, 2016 by Justin Posey Obama Era Regulations Now Top $100 Billion Annually

    “An unparalleled expansion of the regulatory state.” That’s how Heritage Foundation analysts Diane Katz and James Gattuso describe President Obama’s regulatory record in a new report released today. The report, “Red Tape Rising, 2016,” documents that the Obama Administration since 2009 has increased regulatory costs by $108 billion a year, adding 229 new major…

  • News Releases posted May 20, 2016 by Theodore R. Bromund, Ph.D. What is "Brexit" and Why Does it Matter?

    On June 23, Great Britain will vote in a nationwide referendum to decide if it wants to remain part of the European Union. If Britain exits – Brexit – it will remain a member of NATO, but it will recover the freedom to make its own trade agreements and write its own laws. President Obama believes that it’s in the interests of the U.S. that Britain stay in the European…

  • News Releases posted May 20, 2016 by Justin Posey Revised Puerto Rico Bill Leaves Much to be Desired

    House leaders yesterday introduced a revised bill to help Puerto Rico deal with its debilitating mountain of debt. While the revised bill had the blessing of House leaders from both parties, experts at The Heritage Foundation were not impressed. “The bill still contains an unprecedented legal stay, suspending creditors rights to access the courts and allowing President…

  • News Releases posted May 19, 2016 by Sarah Mills Facebook Meeting Should Be 'The Start, Not the End' of Conservative Outreach

    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg met with 16 conservative leaders Wednesday over allegations of liberal bias on the part the social media giant.  Heritage Foundation President Jim DeMint and Vice President of Publishing Rob Bluey were among those participating. “Mark Zuckerberg reaffirmed his commitment to give everyone a voice on Facebook,” said Bluey after the meeting.…

  • News Releases posted May 18, 2016 by Justin Posey Heritage Unveils New Resource in Fight for Fiscal Responsibility

    Both chambers of Congress are working up appropriations bills, even though lawmakers have once again failed to agree to a budget. What the final bills will look like is anybody’s guess, but one thing is certain: When the dust has settled, FY 2017 spending will leave U.S. taxpayers saddled with even more debt. Earlier this year, The Heritage Foundation published…

  • News Releases posted May 18, 2016 by Justin Posey Child Nutrition Policies Ripe for Reform

    The House Education and Workforce Committee is marking up a child nutrition reauthorization bill today which addresses school lunch policies, nutrition standards and more. Heritage Foundation experts say it’s past time for Congress to reform these programs.   “Congress should eliminate the extreme nutrition standards that were pushed by First Lady Michelle Obama,” says…

  • News Releases on May 18, 2016 Heritage Names Dunlop “Ronald Reagan Distinguished Fellow,” Wagner Moves up to VP

    WASHINGTON, May 18, 2016—The Heritage Foundation has named Becky Norton Dunlop its Ronald Reagan Distinguished Fellow.  She succeeds former U.S. Attorney General Edwin Meese, who remains with the think tank as Ronald Reagan Distinguished Fellow Emeritus.  A leading figure in the conservative movement, Dunlop has been Heritage’s Vice President for External Relations since…

  • News Releases posted May 17, 2016 by Daniel Woltornist Defense Budget Should Focus on Fixing the Readiness Crisis, Not Social Engineering

    Today the House of Representatives will take up the National Defense Authorization Act, the defense budgeting bill.  Justin Johnson, a defense budget expert at The Heritage Foundation, argues that the legislation must ensure the military can do its job, especially in light of recent reports where some Air Force squadrons have only  half of their B-1 bombers and F-16s…

  • News Releases on May 17, 2016 Press Roundtable: Taiwan’s New President Takes Power...What Happens Next?

    Media Advisory: Press Roundtable by the Heritage Foundation and the Washington Roundtable for the Asia-Pacific Press (WRAPP)   THIS IS A “CALL IN EVENT” ONLY (RSVP APPRECIATED)   Toll Free number: 1-866-469-3239 Attendee code: 21052823 Pin code: 1776 TITLE:           Taiwan’s New President Takes Power: What Happens Next? WHEN:          Thursday, May 19, 2016 from…

  • News Releases on May 17, 2016 Ryan Anderson Honored as Winner of the 2016 Novak Award

    WASHINGTON, May 17, 2016 – The Acton Institute has named The Heritage Foundation’s Ryan Anderson the winner of its 2016 Novak Award. The award recognizes young scholars who have contributed original and rigorous research that advances understanding of theology's connection to human dignity and the importance of limited government, religious liberty, and economic…

  • News Releases posted May 16, 2016 by Emily VanderBush Supreme Court Decision a Huge Victory for Little Sisters

    The Supreme Court today sent the Zubik v. Burwell lawsuit over Obamacare's birth control coverage requirement back to the lower courts.   Far from a temporizing move, the action was “a huge victory” for the Little Sisters of the Poor and others who find the birth control mandate at odds with their core religious beliefs, according to Roger Severino and Elizabeth Slattery,…