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4 hrs ago

Heritage President Kay Coles James Remembers David Koch

"With a heavy heart, we note the passing of a great philanthropist and friend of liberty, David Koch," said Heritage President Kay Cole James. "David was known as one of the great philanthropists of the modern era. A tireless supporter of the arts, he was an extraordinarily generous patron of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the American Ballet Theatre."

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17 hrs ago

Trump Administration is Right to Terminate Flores Settlement

Heritage's James Carafano and Mike Howell released the following response to the announcement: “For years, Congress failed to close a gaping loophole in the immigration system that has contributed significantly to the security and humanitarian crisis on our southern border ..."

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Aug 22

Drivers of Growing Spending

Federal spending will increase by more than $2.6 trillion through 2029. Three major budget categories—health care, social security, and interest on the debt—will account for 82 percent of this spending growth.

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Aug 21

Tracking Judicial Appointments

Federal judges serve long after the appointing president leaves office, interpreting what the Constitution and statutes mean and deciding cases involving the most important issues of our time. The Judicial Appointment Tracker provides the accurate and reliable data necessary to monitor and evaluate the process for appointing judges to the federal bench.

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Aug 19

Heritage Expert on 'The Ben Shapiro Show'

“Red flag” laws are back in the news. What are these laws? What do they accomplish that existing laws don’t already do? What concerns should law-abiding Americans have about them? Listen to Heritage expert Amy Swearer explain with Ben Shapiro. 

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Aug 19

Greenland Deserves the Attention Trump Is Giving It

"The recent media reports that President Donald Trump is interested in purchasing Greenland for United States has brought the unlikely country into the world’s headlines. Taking advantage of the limelight, Greenland’s government tweeted, 'We’re open for business, not for sale.'"

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