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Aug 13

Trump Nominates Heritage Scholar to Serve on U.S. Sentencing Commission

President Donald Trump has nominated John Malcolm, a Heritage Foundation senior legal fellow and vice president of Heritage’s Institute for Constitutional Government, to serve on the U.S. Sentencing Commission. In this role, Malcolm would work with fellow commissioners to establish sentencing policies and practices for the federal courts, as well as advise Congress and the executive branch on crime policy ...

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Aug 12

What Are ‘Education Pods’ and How Will They Reshape K-12 Schools?

The free market is offering hope to parents who were running out of options for the upcoming school year through something called “pandemic pods.” This week, on “Heritage Explains,” Lindsay Burke, director of Heritage Center for Education Policy, explains what these pods are, how they work, how much they cost, and how they are reshaping our education system.

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Aug 11

How Mass Mail-in Voting Could Harm Election Integrity

Political figures on the left, ranging from former first lady Michelle Obama to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, are calling for the presidential election on Nov. 3 to take place through mail-in voting due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Aug 10

How Much Do You Know About COVID-19? Take This Quiz

True or False: COVID-19 is now the leading cause of death in the U.S. False. It’s not even close. As of July 25, the most recent date for which Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data is available, there were 135,579 deaths related to the contagion, less than 10% of the more than 1.5 million deaths that have occurred in the U.S. so far this year.

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Aug 7

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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Aug 7

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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