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Reforming Reckless Government Spending

Jul 22, 2019 2 min read

Heritage’s Perspective

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With Budget Deal, Trump’s Fiscal Legacy No Different Than Obama, Bush

“In a rare moment of fiscal discipline, Congress’ passage of the Budget Control Act (BCA) in 2011 placed caps on discretionary spending," says Heritage expert Paul Winfree. "Since its passage, Congress has routinely violated the spending caps with no regard for the consequences. This latest deal effectively renders the BCA dead."

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Jul 22

Former Heritage Chief of Staff to Serve as Secretary of Defense

Mark Esper, a former chief of staff at The Heritage Foundation, is taking on a new and much bigger role at the Department of Defense. The Senate will vote tonight to confirm Esper as President Trump's new secretary of defense. 

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Jul 18

SCOTUS 101: A Summer SCOTUS Beach Read

In this bonus episode, Carrie Severino and Mollie Hemingway join Elizabeth Slattery to talk about their new book, Justice on Trial: The Kavanaugh Confirmation and the Future of the Supreme Court. It’s not your typical beach read, but you won’t be able to put it down. 

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Jul 17

Americans Are the Real Casualties of the Trump-‘Squad’ Showdown

"Many Americans probably have no idea of the long history of the 'go back to your country' taunt and how it was used to denigrate ethnic minorities. If they did, they would better understand the visceral reaction to it," writes Heritage President Kay Coles James. 

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Jul 16

The End of the Caliphate and Its Consequences for Islamist Recruitment

Even though the ISIS caliphate has now been dismantled, the ideology of Islamism will endure. Islamism rests upon a politicized interpretation of theology and the weaponization of grievances. These factors will still exist regardless of a caliphate does.

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Jul 12

How Washington Wastes Your Money: Improper Payments

The U.S. government spent over $150 billion in improper payments last year alone, basically throwing that money out the window. Senator Rick Scott and Heritage expert Justin Bogie break down just how big of a problem wasteful spending is in Washington.

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