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President of The Heritage Foundation, Kay Coles James, on the 2019 State of the Union Address.

Heritage Foundation President Kay Coles James on the 46th annual March for Life 2019.

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I Wanted to Help Google Make AI More Responsible. Instead I Was Treated With Hostility.
Google decided this year to create an advisory council that would help guide the company in the responsible development of artificial intelligence. When the company asked me to join, I agreed, welcoming the opportunity to contribute my perspective as a conservative leader — and to test my thinking with council members who might not necessarily agree with me. Together, I thought, we might be able to make valuable contributions as Google explores an important new frontier of technology. Keep reading.

On the 70th Anniversary of NATO
This week we proudly mark 70 years since the creation of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. Twelve founding members came together in Washington, D.C., on April 4, 1949, to sign the Washington Treaty. In the seven decades since then, NATO has made significant contributions in defense of freedom and the principles that we as Americans hold dear. Read the statement.

Socialism Is Trending in America—Here’s What the Younger Generation Needs to Know
We who cherish freedom must take on the false prophets of socialism and spread the truth that limited government, free markets, and a nation based on the rule of law are the surest ways to ensure freedom, prosperity and opportunity for all. Read the commentary.

On State Department Expansion of Pro-Life Policy
I applaud President Trump and Secretary Pompeo for the administration’s continued commitment to respecting the dignity of human life. The United States can support global health programs without assisting, in any way, entities that are engaged in the abortion industry. Read the statement.

On Nomination of Stephen Moore to the Federal Reserve Board
Congratulations to my colleague Steve Moore for his nomination to serve on the Federal Reserve board. President Trump should be applauded for tapping Steve to serve in this important role. Steve will steer America’s monetary policy to make a strong economy even stronger. Read the statement.

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Crime and Justice




Energy Economics

Farm Bill

Government Spending


International Relations


Poverty and Inequality

Religion and Civil Society

School Safety Initiative


Tax Cuts

Welfare Reform

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

On Independence Day
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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