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Heritage President: USMCA Not Ideal, But Overdue Trade Deal Will Fuel Economic Growth

“The USMCA continues NAFTA’s tariff-free treatment of many goods and services but also opens up new markets for American farmers to sell their goods. It also strengthens protections for intellectual property rights, which promote more innovation and the creation of new products," said Heritage President Kay Coles James in a statement. 

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Dec 10

Speeding Toward Impeachment in the Absence of Facts

"Believing something, even fervently, does not make it true. Repeating it, even endlessly, does not make it true. To make the charge stick, the impeachment inquiry must produce actual evidence for Mr. Trump’s specific, nefarious, impeachable intent to make Ukraine interfere in the 2020 presidential election. So far at least, it has failed to do so," writes Heritage's Thomas Jipping. 

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Dec 9

Paid Family Leave: Avoiding a New National Entitlement

A federal paid family leave law could minimize or dismantle existing private and state paid family leave provisions, and could cost federal taxpayers hundreds of billions of dollars per year.

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Dec 9

Millennial Myths: Is Cancelling Student Loan Debt a Bad Idea?

What should be done to address the student loan crisis? Mary Clare Amselem sets the record straight in this week's episode of the "Millennial Myths" podcast. 

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Dec 6

SCOTUS 101: Guns and Gifts

This week, Elizabeth Slattery and Tiffany Bates talk about the NYC gun case and offer holiday gift ideas for SCOTUS fans. Elizabeth also chats with Judge Amul Thapar of the 6th Circuit about all things Kentucky.

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Dec 4

Final Rule for Food Stamps a Positive Step

“This final rule—which doesn’t impact parents with young children, the elderly, or disabled—is a positive step toward much-needed reform for the food stamp program. The administration’s approach has nearly universal public support," said Heritage expert Robert Rector in a statement. 

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