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The Push for an All-by-mail Election Is Unwise — and Unnecessary

"We need absentee ballots for those who can't make it to their polling places because they are sick or physically disabled or serving our country abroad, but they should not be the only way to vote. Even in the midst of this pandemic, we can run our elections both safely and securely," writes Heritage's Hans von Spakovsky. 

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May 27

Coronavirus Commission Makes 10 Recommendations to Reopen K-12 Schools

"Students, parents, and teachers cannot afford to have their education put on hold," says Heritage's Lyndsey Burke. Burke identifies 10 of the National Coronavirus Recovery Commission’s recommendations targeted at safely reopening K-12 schools and improving America’s education system.

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May 26

Heritage’s Kay C. James: On COVID 19 Economic Recovery

“I hate to think of what I'm doing to my grandchildren," said Heritage President Kay C. James on Epoch Times' "Thought Leaders." James lays out lays out what's wrong with the House Democrats new COVID-19 stimulus package and more. 

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May 24

Heritage President Agrees: Houses of Worship Essential, Should Open Safely

"If grocery stores can be open because they're essential to feeding our bodies, churches should be open because they're essential to feeding our souls. Since our founding, churches have played a critical role in preserving the fabric of this nation," says Heritage President Kay C. James. 

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May 22

Calculating the Costs of Declining Industries

As the U.S. economy falters from closures and layoffs as a result of the COVID-19 virus, policymakers will need to have an understanding of the associated economic costs. This calculator allows users to paint a picture of the costs from shuttering sectors of the economy for weeks or months. The results are not predictions, but merely illustrations of the short-run impact on GDP from closing down parts of the economy. 

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May 22

SCOTUS 101: American Dreams

In this episode, Amy impersonates Matthew McConaughey, GianCarlo tries out a French accent, and the two of them discuss the new documentary, Created Equal: Clarence Thomas in His Own words. They also unpack the one opinion released this week, which involves the 1998 al Qaeda bombings of the embassies in Kenya and Tanzania. 

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