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U.S. Budget vs. Family Budget

If a median-income American family spent money like the U.S. government, it would have spent all of its earnings, and then put over $12,000 on the credit card in 2019 even though it was already $390,000 in debt.

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Nov 19

Free Enterprise Is the Best Remedy for Online Bias Concerns

By enacting government licensing of online speech, the Ending Support for Internet Censorship Act would risk increasing censorship instead of preventing it. "To the extent that platforms censor political views, the solution is not to impose government censorship. The better policy is to apply fundamental conservative principles that empower consumers, investors, and competitors—not government," writes Heritage's Diane Katz. 

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Nov 18

Climate Change: Are We on the Brink of a Mass Extinction?

The second season of our hit podcast, "Millennial Myths," makes its debut today. In this week's episode, our host asks young Americans about the "climate change crisis," and then debunks the myths with Nick Loris, deputy director of Heritage's Roe Institute for Economic Freedom and the Herbert and Joyce Morgan fellow. 

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Nov 15

Federal Clerkship Training Academy

We will host our 2nd annual Federal Judicial Clerkship Training Academy on Feb. 26-28, 2020. The academy includes sessions on originalism, textualism, legal writing, and other legal matter, all aimed at preparing attendees to excel as clerks in the U.S. federal court system. We have already confirmed several prominent circuit court judges, law professors, and practitioners to serve as speakers. Applications are due Nov. 22.

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Nov 15

Index of Military Strength Finds Preparedness to Defend Homeland ‘Marginal’

The latest Index of U.S. Military Strength is a one-of-a-kind assessment, which unpacks American preparedness to achieve three primary goals by measuring U.S. military capacity, capability, and readiness. These metrics suggest that the United States must maintain a sufficiently sized and advanced military force that is ready to “fight tonight” if needed.

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Nov 14

A Conversation with Alex Flint and Alex Brill

In the 7th episode of Liberty & Justice for All, Heritage’s Jack Spencer and Paul Winfree talk with Alex Flint of the Alliance for Market Solutions and Alex Brill a resident fellow at the American Enterprise Institute about the carbon tax.

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