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The Framers’ Understanding of 'Property'

The Framers of the U.S. Constitution put a high value on an individual’s right to own property. They believed that the right to property was both a guarantee of people’s legal rights and essential to liberty. The U.S. Supreme Court has failed to give the right to property the same legal weight in modern times and needs to be reminded of its constitutional significance.

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China Trying to Bully U.S. & Rest of the World

Dean Cheng was on Fox Business to talk about the latest from China, the Chinese Communist Party's most recent efforts to bully the U.S. and others around the globe, and the U.S. response to China. "We have trade issues with the Chinese, we have environmental issues with the Chinese, and we have human rights issues with the Chinese." 

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Jul 13

Why In-Person Schooling Would Be One of the Safest Activities to Reopen

Most students around the country haven’t been to school since March, when large parts of the country began to lock down in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, the data increasingly suggests that reopening schools entails the least risks and should be a goal of every level of government.

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Jul 10

Global Think Tank Virtual Town Hall Features Heritage Foundation Leaders

Heritage's Rob Bluey and Bridgett Wagner were among presenters at last week's Global Think Tank Virtual Town Hall. The meeting, organized by the University of Pennsylvania’s Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program, brought together over 550 scholars and executives from the leading think tanks from around the world.

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Jul 10

SCOTUS 101: The Grand Finale

The term has ended with a bang! In this final episode of the season, GianCarlo and Amy discuss the blockbuster cases handed down this week, which addressed whether the President must release his tax returns, whether nearly half of Oklahoma is, in fact, an Indian reservation, whether the Little Sisters have to provide contraceptives in violation of their religious beliefs, and more.

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Jul 8

Supreme Court Ruling Finally Lets Nuns Live Out Their Faith

"It is truly heartbreaking that in a nation where we hold religious liberty as one of our highest ideals, government attempted to force religious organizations like the Little Sisters of the Poor to act against their most deeply held religious beliefs ...," said Heritage President Kay C. James. "This ruling preserves fundamental religious liberties and is good news for all Americans, regardless of faith.”

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