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SCOTUS 101: An Epic Dissent

This week, Elizabeth and Tiffany break down the Supreme Court’s arbitration decision, Ginsburg’s epic dissent, and other orders. SCOTUS all-star Kannon Shanmugam stops by to reminisce about his many impressive bosses. Tune in for Supreme Trivia – Memorial Day edition!

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May 24

Good Decision to Pause on North Korea Summit

"I think the conditions weren't right," said Heritage expert Peter Brookes on CNN's "At This Hour," earlier today. "I think it was a good call on the part of the president."  

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May 24

Debt Limit Surpasses $20 Trillion

Like an alarm clock, the debt ceiling offers a fiscal check on the government’s finances and encourages congressional deliberation of policies to control spending and debt. Congress must not suspend the debt ceiling again. Congress should enact fiscal controls to put the budget on a path to balance before raising the debt ceiling.

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May 23

False Narratives in the Wake of the Santa Fe Tragedy

Heritage expert Amy Swearer writes that the Santa Fe Tragedy has helped perpetuate gun control and school safety narratives that are sliding further from the truth than ever before. "It is important that these false narratives be corrected—we do not honor those who lost their lives by calling for policies that won’t prevent future tragedies because they aren’t based on facts."

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May 21

The Threat From Iran

Although Tehran’s missile arsenal primarily threatens U.S. bases and allies in the region, Iran eventually could expand their range to include the continental United States. In its January 2014 report on Iran’s military power, the Pentagon assessed that “Iran continues to develop technological capabilities that could be applicable to nuclear weapons and long-range missiles, which could be adapted to deliver nuclear weapons ..."

Learn more in the 2018 Index of U.S. Military Strength

May 21

'A Diplomatic Body Slam'

Heritage's James Carafano joined Fox News' "The Daily Briefing with Dana Perino" to talk about Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's speech this morning on the United States new Iran strategy. "This is a counterpunch strategy," said Carafano. "This is pretty powerful stuff." 

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