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Feb 21

SCOTUS 101: The Mardi Gras Episode

Laissez les bon temps rouler! Elizabeth Slattery and Tiffany Bates talk about upcoming SCOTUS arguments and the release of Justice Scalia's papers. Elizabeth also chats with Fifth Circuit Judge Kurt Engelhardt about his quest to find the best king cake in New Orleans. 

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Feb 20

Economic Recovery Under Obama Was Slow and Lethargic

Heritage's Joel Griffith joined Fox Business' "Evening Edit" to compare the economy under Trump and Obama and what policies lead to prosperity.

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Feb 19

Medicare For All’s Crushing Impact

Proposals to impose a government-run health care system on the entire American public would leave most households financially worse off. Heritage analysis of the pending “Medicare for All” legislation reveals that a typical household would lose $5,671 in disposable income (after taxes and private health expenses), a number that rises to $10,554 if the household already has employer-sponsored insurance.

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Feb 18

The 5 Best and 5 Worst U.S. Presidents Ever

"While precise rankings might not have much credibility, it’s worth pondering who should be lumped into the top bracket and who can be consigned to the losers circle. After all, there is a credible standard to apply. Presidents who handled existential threats to the nation ought to get top grades. Presidents who dragged us down get bupkis," writes Heritage's James Carafano. 

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Feb 13

Heritage Explains: US vs. China and the UK in the Race to 5G

The 5G race is heating up. 5G will usher in a completely new era of mobile technology, and shape our culture for an entire generation. While there are significant economic implications to the winners, there are also serious national security implications. This week, Heritage's Klon Kitchen talks about the implications of the United Kingdom’s decision to allow Chinese controlled Huawei to build portions of their 5G network.

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Feb 12

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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