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Feb 19

Heritage Explains: The Green New Deal

This week on the “Heritage Explains” podcast, Nick Loris, Heritage’s Herbert and Joyce Morgan Fellow in energy and environmental policy, explains what’s in the Green New Deal, how much it would cost, and if it would even combat climate change.

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Feb 19

The National Debt Should be a Bipartisan Issue

“Something that nobody is talking about here that should be a bipartisan issue is the national debt. Every American right now owes almost $70,000, or that’s their share of the national debt. It’s going to go up about $30,000 over the next 10 years," said Heritage expert Justin Bogie on CNBC's "Countdown to Closing Bell." 

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Feb 18

It's Washington's Birthday, Not Presidents' Day

"The third Monday in February has come to be known, wrongly, as President's Day. America's political leaders should take this occasion to remember Washington's deeds, recollect his advice, and again call the holiday celebrating him by its legal name: Washington's Birthday."

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Feb 15

What’s Good, Bad, and OK in the Omnibus Bill

Congress is back at it with a last-minute, massive spending bill that no one will have time to read. Late Wednesday night, House and Senate negotiators released text of a nearly 1,200 page omnibus spending bill that does nothing to reduce wasteful spending and is a letdown for America’s taxpayers. Lawmakers are expected vote on the bill by Thursday evening ..."

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Feb 15

Heritage President: Border Funding Deal Falls Short

"Today, lawmakers in Congress are voting on a proposal that would fund portions of the U.S. government for the remainder of the fiscal year," said Heritage President Kay Coles James. "While that’s a welcome effort to avoid another government shutdown, this plan falls short of the much-needed resources to secure America’s border." 

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Feb 12

The Green New Deal Would Cause Economic Destruction

"We are talking about trillions of dollars, and as the president mentioned in his State of the Union, oil and gas, we are now the world's leader, and if this resolution were somehow put into legislative text and implemented it would decimate that industry," said Heritage expert Nick Loris on Fox News' "Fox & Friends First." 

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The Constitution

Originalism: A Debate - Should the U.S. Constitution be interpreted according to its Original Public Meaning?

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