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6 hrs ago

Jobs Report Underscores “Stimulus” Shouldn’t be the Focus

Today’s employment report marks the third straight month of better-than-expected growth, with 1.8 million new and returned jobs, and the unemployment rate declining to 10.2%. “While there is still a ways to go in getting Americans safely back to work, continued signs of recovery demonstrate why public health—not more ‘stimulus’—should be the focus," says Heritage expert Rachel Greszler.

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22 hrs ago

Baseball Season: What the Facts Tell Us

Heritage's Doug Badger writes that government officials have perpetrated a distorted view of COVID-19 risk on tens of millions of Americans, stoking a climate of fear instead of rationality. "Major League Baseball so far has resisted demands to cancel its season, preserving the hope that reason may yet prevail in our pandemic response." 

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Aug 6

TikTok Represents a Massive National Security Risk for U.S.

Heritage expert Klon Kitchen joined Newsy's "The Why," to talk about the latest on China and TikTok, the national security threat TikTok represents to the U.S., and Microsoft's efforts to purchase the company. "This may be the only global app that we have taken any kind of action like this on," said Kitchen. 

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Aug 5

CHART: K-12 School Responses to the COVID-19 Crisis

The rapid spread of the coronavirus outbreak prompted public schools nationwide to close during the 2019-2020 academic year. Most states remained closed for the rest of the year, but a few states reopened partially. 

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Aug 4

Heritage's Mike Gonzalez on 'The Ben Shapiro Show'

Identity politics is all around us. Whether you know it or not, we are all bathing in it. But the identity collectives have done nothing to alleviate the very real racial discrimination and social injustice that continues to exist in America. Listen to Heritage's Mike Gonzalez discuss why identity politics is failing with Ben Shapiro. 

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Aug 4

63% of U.S. Counties Still Have 5 or Fewer COVID-19 Deaths

Even though the U.S. has seen a rapid rise in cases during the past month, the overall levels of concentration have remained fairly consistent. The five states with the most cases—New York, California, Florida, Texas, and New Jersey—report 44% of all U.S. cases and 46% of all deaths.

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