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In this special episode, Elizabeth and Tiffany preview cases coming up at SCOTUS this spring: free speech, internet sales tax, administrative law judges, and more!

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22 hrs ago

Heritage Explains: Why Making College Free Is a Bad Idea

On Heritage’s “Mass Ave” podcast, Mary Clare Amselem, a policy analyst in Heritage’s Center for Education Policy, talks why free college tuition policies don’t work and how to help Americans stop accumulating so much student loan debt. 

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Feb 15

Amnesty Proposal Gets Everything Exactly Wrong

“Compromise is not about getting everything exactly wrong. Unfortunately, that is exactly what the misnamed ‘Immigration Opportunity and Security Act’ does. Amnesties are bad immigration policy, they undermine the rule of law and create a magnet for further illegal migration," said Heritage expert James Carafano. “This legislation would likely result in a greater amnesty than the 1986 amnesty ..."

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Feb 14

Young Americans Unable to Serve in the Military

The military depends on a constant flow of volunteers every year. According to 2017 Pentagon data, 71 percent of young Americans between 17 and 24 are ineligible to serve in the United States military. Put another way: Over 24 million of the 34 million people of that age group cannot join the armed forces—even if they wanted to. This is an alarming situation that threatens the country’s fundamental national security. 

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Feb 14

$296 Billion Over the Next Two Years

The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 busts the Budget Control Act spending caps by $296 billion over the next two years. In 2018 alone, it is as big as the previous two budget deals combined. Congress should follow the law and prioritize defense spending without breaking the Budget Control Act caps.

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Feb 12

Alarm Bells Are Ringing on the Federal Debt

"Congress is bankrupting the country and robbing future generations of Americans to pay for it," writes Heritage's Tommy Binion in The Hill. "It’s dangerous. A debt crisis, and all the terrible economic effects of that, are looming. Both parties are guilty. Every single congressional leader is to blame."

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