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More about Kay Coles James

Heritage Foundation President Kay Coles James joined Fox News on August 6, 2019, to discuss her personal experience with welfare and the impact of liberal policies on inner cities. Read her commentary here.

Kay Coles James joined Fox News, Thursday, May 2, to talk about her recent experience as part of Google's AI board, the Left's attacks on her as a conservative, and the need for the Left to truly practice the tolerance and open-mindedness it preaches. Watch the rest of the interview here.

Heritage President Kay Coles James shares how Heritage is fighting the pervasive ideologies and policies of socialism with hundreds of Heritage Foundation supporters in New York City. 

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Constitution Day Is Not Just Another Tuesday – It’s a Teachable Moment, America
The Constitution – the document that governs our government – protects our very way of life and ensures the freedoms we enjoy. Without it, the government has the capability of running roughshod over our rights. Read the commentary.

Honoring the Fellow Americans We Lost 9–11
This week, we honor the memories of those fellow Americans we lost in New York, Shanksville, Pennsylvania, and at the Pentagon on September 11, 2001. We also remember the acts of heroism of America’s first responders, our armed forces and average Americans. There were other individuals, often overlooked, who were instrumental on that day and who were critical to helping America recover in the aftermath. They were this country’s federal civilian workforce. Read the commentary and statement.

Our Colleges Need to Cultivate Critical Thinking, Scrap Radical Left Conformity
It’s no secret that colleges have been bastions of liberalism for years, but with the rising acceptance of socialism and “social justice” in America, campuses have become ground zero for truly radical socialist indoctrination. Read the commentary.

Solutions for Baltimore Start With Civil Society, Not Government
For years, our inner cities have been laboratories where the far left has experimented with big-government policies that have ended in failure, harming the very people they said they wanted to help. To turn situations like Baltimore around, we not only need better policies from government, we must reinforce and respect once again the very building blocks of society — family, faith, education and community. These are the places where change must begin for any change to be truly successful. Read the commentary.

Remembering David Koch
With a heavy heart, we note the passing of a great philanthropist and friend of liberty, David Koch. Read the statement.

On Policy

Budget and Spending


Crime and Justice




Energy Economics



Farm Bill

Government Spending


International Relations


Poverty and Inequality

Religion and Civil Society

School Safety Initiative


Space Policy

Tax Cuts

Welfare Reform

On Mark Esper's Confirmation as Secretary of Defense
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On Independence Day
2019: A Nation Worth Lauding
2018: Read the statement

On The Heritage Foundation’s Salvatori Prize for American Citizenship
2019: Journalist Mollie Hemingway

On Celebrating the Centennial of the 19th Amendment's Passage in the House
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On Receiving Legacy Award from U.S. Dream Academy
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On the 70th Anniversary of NATO
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On Nomination of Stephen Moore to the Federal Reserve Board
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On Neomi Rao’s Confirmation to Federal Bench
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On Andrew Wheeler Confirmation to Lead EPA
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On President Reagan's Birthday
Happy Birthday, President Ronald Reagan – Your Legacy Is With Us, Even Today

On Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Our Nation Is Not Yet Cleansed of Racism. Here’s What We Should Do.

On Veterans Day
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On the Resignation of Attorney General Jeff Sessions
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On the 2018 Midterm Elections
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Conservatives Will Keep Fighting for Solutions That Are Good for America

On the 73rdAnniversary of V-J Day
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On Dr. Kiron Skinner
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Ambassador Nikki Haley: A Profile in Courage
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On Brett Kavanaugh
On Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court Nomination
Brett Kavanaugh Has Proven that He’s Faithful to the Constitution
On Brett Kavanaugh’s Confirmation to the U.S. Supreme Court

ADAPT Protest and Meeting
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Virginia Library’s Women in History Program
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Women’s History Month
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On 100 Years of Women’s Suffrage


On the Death of George H.W. Bush
On the Death of Richard DeVos
On the Death of John McCain
On the Death of Rev. Billy Graham
On the Death of Barbara Bush
On the Death of Charles Krauthammer

Kay Coles James

Kay Coles James

May 22, 2018