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5 mins ago

Americans Are the Real Casualties of the Trump-‘Squad’ Showdown

"Many Americans probably have no idea of the long history of the 'go back to your country' taunt and how it was used to denigrate ethnic minorities. If they did, they would better understand the visceral reaction to it," writes Heritage President Kay Coles James. 

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15 hrs ago

The End of the Caliphate and Its Consequences for Islamist Recruitment

Even though the ISIS caliphate has now been dismantled, the ideology of Islamism will endure. Islamism rests upon a politicized interpretation of theology and the weaponization of grievances. These factors will still exist regardless of a caliphate does.

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Jul 12

How Washington Wastes Your Money: Improper Payments

The U.S. government spent over $150 billion in improper payments last year alone, basically throwing that money out the window. Senator Rick Scott and Heritage expert Justin Bogie break down just how big of a problem wasteful spending is in Washington.

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Jul 11

Heritage Explains: How Strong is the United States Military?

Does the United States military have what it needs to protect our interest at home and abroad? This week, on the Heritage Explains podcast, Heritage expert Dakota Wood, walks us through some of the most important findings in Heritage's 2019 Index of U.S. Military Strength.

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Jul 9

Minimum Wage Would Lead to Survival-of-the-Fittest Labor Market

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released a report finding that legislation to impose a federal $15 minimum wage would eliminate 1.3 million jobs. "Good intentions are no excuse for imposing bad policy," says Heritage expert Rachel Grezler. "The CBO report confirms what even liberal economists have warned against: a $15 minimum wage would lead to significant job losses and create a ‘survival-of-the-fittest’ labor market ...

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Jul 9

House Defense Bill Would Fail to Rebuild the Military

The House Armed Services Committee needs to do more if it’s serious about continuing to rebuild the military and meeting the challenges outlined in the president’s National Defense Strategy. ...

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