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 2022-12-08 18:29 

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The Fed's Scheme To Crush Inflation Is Running on Borrowed Time...

In a classic case of outsmarting themselves, the economists at the Fed seemed to have found a way to create money for the government to spend while avoiding the negative consequences, chiefly inflation. But the ramifications of this monetary malfeasance w...

 2022-12-08 13:47 

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Conservative Principles Were Made For This Moment...

Today's message is clear: our principles were made for this moment. Heritage President Kevin Roberts is joined by the Conservative Partnership Institute's Rachel Bovard for a robust discussion on what we can glean from conservative icons like Rona...

 2022-12-07 19:13 

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North Korean Provocations Highlight Continuing Need for Homeland Missile Defense...

The rapidly increasing tempo of North Korean missile tests underscores the importance of a viable homeland missile defense. On Oct. 3, Pyongyang conducted its 39th ballistic missile test of the year—the eighth since just last week. The most recent s...

 2022-12-07 18:58 

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Rogue Superpower: China Is a Global Pariah and Shows No Remorse...

China is being wracked by popular protests on a scale not seen since Tiananmen Square. But how much have the demonstrations made the regime rethink its autocratic ways? So far, the answer seems to be: Not much. The regime has softened its public rhetoric....

 2022-12-07 18:50 

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Amnesty for DACA Flunks Border Security Test...

The U.S.'s nearly two-year-old border crisis continues unabated, yet Senate Democrats and some Republicans are foolishly resuming a push to grant amnesty to hundreds of thousands—and perhaps millions—of people living in this country illega...

 2022-12-07 17:06 

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Twenty-First Century Illicit Drugs and Their Discontents: The Troubling Potency of Twenty-First Century Cannabis...

The most commonly used—and controversial—illicit drug in the United States is Cannabis Sativa L., the technical label for the plant more commonly known by its slang name of marijuana. REF Advocates for liberalized regulation of cannabis have p...

 2022-12-07 16:34 

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The Department of Veterans Affairs Has No Authority to Provide Taxpayer-Funded Abortions for Its Beneficiaries...

In the months following the U.S. Supreme Court's watershed decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization , REF which recognized that women do not have a constitutional right to an abortion, the Biden Administration has undertaken increa...

 2022-12-07 16:26 

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The European Union As Seen From Washington...

The following is adapted from remarks delivered at the University of Public Service in Budapest, Hungary, on November 30, 2022. It is an honor and a privilege to be here at the University of Public Service, in this great city and this great country. There...

 2022-12-07 15:41 

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Don't Give an Inch on the Debt Ceiling...

The dust has barely settled from the contentious midterms, and the battle lines are already being drawn for the next legislative fight in Washington: the debt ceiling. With the nation at unprecedented levels of indebtedness, the choice in this fight is a ...

 2022-12-07 15:13 

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China Can't Afford To Ban Taiwan's Semiconductors...

In recent years, China has attempted to prevent Taiwan from developing ambitions for independence by enforcing economic embargoes. But Taiwan has grown its manufacturing strength and economic resilience while China has failed to advance its semiconductor ...

 2022-12-06 22:05 

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The Illegal Immigration Industrial Complex: How Nonprofits and Corporations Are Facilitating the Border Crisis...

The Biden administration has contracted and collaborated with non-profit organizations and corporations to plan and carry out the largest border crisis in American history. Texas Rep. Lance Gooden and The Heritage Foundation's Oversight Project have i...

 2022-12-06 20:17 

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Higher Ethanol Mandates Are a Lose-Lose for Americans...

This week the Environmental Protection Agency proposed higher mandated volumes and percentage shares for the amounts of ethanol and biodiesel used in America's fuel supply, with public comments due by Feb. 10. At a time when President Biden is pushing...

 2022-12-06 14:44 

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What's Really Behind the Biden Administration's Televisa Univision Sale...

By greenlighting the sale of 18 Spanish-language radio stations to a group linked to billionaire George Soros, the Biden administration is handing millions of unwary listeners over to far-left activists. The reason? Hispanics continued their overall migra...

 2022-12-05 20:35 

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Climate Money Is Pouring Into Washington—Watch Out for the RINOs...

You know things are grim among the Republicans when a former Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) chairman, Neil Chatterjee, and former Congressman Carlos Curbelo team up to advocate for more expensive energy. Yet both of them did just that in a re...

 2022-12-05 16:47 

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A Hard Winter Looms for Americans' Energy Bills and Wallets. Blame Biden....

This is going to be a hard winter for your wallet. President Joe Biden's war on American energy has not reached its peak. Gas prices remain high, and the Biden administration has no workable plan to reduce them. The rise in energy prices is visible ev...

 2022-12-05 16:39 

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Iranian Arms Sales to Moscow Benefit Tehran, Too...

Press reports suggest that Iran—in addition to already providing armed drones to Russia—is in the process of transferring short-range ballistic missiles , such as its Fateh and Zolfaghar systems, to support Moscow's unjust war in Ukraine. ...

 2022-12-02 18:48 

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The Afghan Adjustment Act Would Not Facilitate Safe or Orderly U.S. Entry of Afghan Allies...

The Issue The proposed Afghan Adjustment Act (AAA) seeks to ease adjustment of status for Afghans who are already in the U.S., bring more in from Afghanistan and third countries, and create an additional visa/legalization channel for "at-risk" Afg...

 2022-12-02 13:47 

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Venezuela Is Bizarre Piece of Biden's Incoherent Energy Policy Puzzle...

Over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, the Biden administration announced an easing of sanctions on Venezuela. With the midterm elections safely behind President Joe Biden, the administration likely hoped that Americans would be too busy finishing their t...

 2022-12-02 13:16 

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Why Congress Should Reject Manchin's Permitting Bill and Enact Genuine Reform in 2023...

Both major political parties agree that America needs permitting reform. Not all reform proposals are helpful, though. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., has proposed a permitting reform bill that is a prime example of what not to do. Instead of focusing on permi...

 2022-12-01 16:49 

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History and Consequences: Setting the Record Straight on the Elections Clause and Moore v. Harper...

In Moore v. Harper , REF the Supreme Court of the United States will consider "[w]hether a State's judicial branch may nullify the regulations" the state's legislature enacts to govern federal elections "and replace them with regulatio...

 2022-12-01 14:46 

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Privileged Billionaire Michael Bloomberg Needs To Apologize to the Chinese People...

Michael Bloomberg owes the Chinese people an apology. At a business forum he hosted in Singapore earlier this month, the former New York mayor and Democratic presidential candidate felt compelled to publicly condemn former British Prime Minister Boris Joh...

 2022-12-01 14:08 

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Creative Destruction and the Conservative Movement...

It is clearer than ever: American institutions are in decay, and something needs to be done about them if we are going to save this country. The good news is that Americans still value competent leadership. Chris Rufo joins Kevin to tackle the pressing is...

 2022-12-01 13:58 

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The Blue City Murder Problem...

Recently, some on the Left have tried to advance their arguments by claiming that rising crime rates are due to policies pursued by red states. In response, Heritage released a new report that shows that Democrat policies in Democrat lead cities and count...

 2022-11-30 15:19 

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3 Ways Chinese Nuclear Buildup Threatens U.S. National Security Interests...

The head of the U.S. Strategic Command, Adm. Charles Richard, recently alerted the world that when it comes to deterrence against China, "the ship is slowly sinking." That warning came on the heels of Chinese President Xi Jinping's call for &#...

 2022-11-30 15:07 

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Radical "Respect for Marriage Act" Could Spell End of Religious Tax Exemptions...

In just a couple of hours, the Senate is gearing up for a final vote on the misnamed " Respect for Marriage Act ." The vote is set to begin at 3:30 p.m. EST with the full Senate voting on the First Amendment Defense Act amendment from Sen. Mike Le...

 2022-11-30 14:32 

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School Choice Is Poised for Another Victory in Texas...

Texas policy-makers have repeatedly tried and failed to expand school choice within their state, but this upcoming legislative session will be different. In the past, the key obstacle to passing choice legislation has been school superintendents in mostly...

 2022-11-30 14:28 

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California's New Handmaid's Tale...

Fifty years under Roe v. Wade has encouraged many Americans to think of children as goods rather than gifts. Many of us no long receive children, but rather treat them as an accessory to customize according to adult desire and fashion. Now, however, techn...

 2022-11-29 16:10 

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The United States Must Go to War Against China's Spies...

In late October, U.S. prosecutors charged thirteen Chinese agents for conducting illegal operations in the United States. Unfortunately, only two of the suspects are in custody. The other eleven remain free to continue their espionage and intimidation ope...

 2022-11-29 15:53 

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Developing Countries Need Modern Energy, Not Climate Reparations...

The new COP27 climate deal, in which the West proposes to transfer billions of dollars to developing countries as "reparations"; for conventional fuel use, uses climate as an excuse for redistribution from rich countries to poor countries. It is di...

 2022-11-29 15:17 

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As Administration Cracks Down on Taxpayers, Government's Own Improper Payments Go Unchecked...

The Inflation Reduction Act gives $80 billion in additional funding to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to hire an additional 87,000 agents, with the hope of bringing in about $200 billion in estimated missing tax revenues over the next 10 years. But in...

 2022-11-29 15:07 

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China, Russia Creeping Further Into West as Major Latin American Nations Reject U.S. Where's Biden's Strategy?...

Soon after Brazil's leftist former president, Luiz Incio "Lula" da Silva, secured a non-consecutive third term in October, the White House rushed to embrace the incoming government. With the addition of Brazil, a new bloc of Latin American cou...

 2022-11-28 20:20 

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Democratic vs. Undemocratic...

Going into the midterm elections we heard the constant refrain that "democracy is at stake." Democracy, of course, was not at stake. Democrats' unified control of government was. This has echoed a theme of theirs, repeated for example in criti...

 2022-11-27 14:24 

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In Today's Chaotic World, Thanksgiving Still Brings Us Together...

By all appearances, Americans have nothing left in common. The divide between the Left and Right worsens. Americans' general trust in civic institutions has declined. Any shared vision of the common good seems beyond our reach. And the very principles...

 2022-11-27 13:58 

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House Republicans' Next Opportunity to Drain Swamp by Banning Earmarks...

House Republicans will vote soon on whether to bring back the ban on budget earmarks, which are a way for members of Congress to dole out favors using taxpayer money. Ending earmarks would be an excellent opportunity for the new House majority to combat t...

 2022-11-27 13:57 

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Poll: Voters in 5 Key States Oppose Same-Sex Marriage Bill Over Religious Liberty Concerns...

Voters in five Republican-leaning states oppose a same-sex marriage bill under consideration by the U.S. Senate on the grounds that it undermines religious liberty and punishes people of faith. The survey of 2,000 likely voters in Indiana, Iowa, Utah, Wes...

 2022-11-27 13:51 

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Revival of Biden's Child Tax Credit Would Hurt Economy and People It's Supposed to Help...

This month's midterm elections might have come with a high price tag. The outgoing majority might attempt to push through the last of its remaining agenda before the year ends. That could include using the lame-duck session to pass an extension of Pre...

 2022-11-22 13:04 

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How Thanksgiving Started in the United States...

Did you know that for much of the 19th century, Thanksgiving was only celebrated by New Englanders and Northeastern transplants in the upper Midwest and New York? Learn more about Sarah Josepha Hale and why she so desperately wanted President Abraham Linc...

 2022-11-21 22:38 

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America Must Stand Up to China's Crackdown on Freedom...

It's unlikely that President Joe Biden brought up the name Jimmy Lai in his recent conversation with China's communist dictator, Xi Jinping. At least the records don't show it. But Lai's impending trial in Hong Kong represents a classic sh...

 2022-11-21 19:49 

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Giving Every Child an Excellent Future with Education Savings Accounts...

In July 2022, Arizona lawmakers converted the nation's oldest K12 education savings account (ESA) policy into the country's most inclusive learning option: Every child in Arizona can now apply for a private account that empowers families to custom...

 2022-11-21 18:54 

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A Narrow Path to Reforming the U.N. Security Council...

Reforming the United Nations Security Council, an episodic effort that waxed and waned in focus during the post-Cold War era, has returned as a hot topic after Russia invaded Ukraine in February 2022. As a permanent Security Council member, Russia predict...

 2022-11-21 17:40 

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As a Hispanic American, I Rejected Getting Into Harvard Law School by Affirmative Action...

For me, last month's Supreme Court argument in the Harvard affirmative-action case was personal. Growing up poor in Los Angeles, as the son of Colombian immigrants, I faced my share of racist taunts and stereotyping. In high school, I recall my White ...

 2022-11-21 17:20 

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Next Congress Must Confront China, Strengthen U.S. Global Leadership Without Harming American Businesses...

China aims to supplant U.S. global leadership. If Beijing prevails, it will usher in a more authoritarian world where human rights, free markets and the rule of law are not respected. History will judge the next Congress in part based on how successfully ...

 2022-11-21 15:12 

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Chris Magnus' Opus: A Record-Setting Disaster for the Head of Border Protection...

Chris Magnus was forced to resign as head of U.S. Customs and Border Protection on Nov. 12. He was unprepared for the job, never had the support of the workforce, and cared more about internal "social justice" than executing CBP's mission. Not...

 2022-11-21 14:42 

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High Inflation: The Gift That (Unfortunately) Keeps on Giving This Thanksgiving...

Americans can expect to pay more to drive to Grandma's house for Thanksgiving next week, and Grandma will have to pay more for the traditional feast, according to new inflation data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Let's start with energy pric...

 2022-11-21 14:21 

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In Declaring "Heartbeat Act" Unconstitutional, Georgia Judge Gets Law Flatly Wrong...

A Fulton County, Georgia, Superior Court judge on Tuesday ruled that key provisions of the state's six-week abortion ban were "plainly unconstitutional"; and blocked the law's further enforcement. In granting plaintiff abortion groups' ...

 2022-11-21 14:04 

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Biden's Proposed Spending Binge Would Increase Inflationary Pressure...

As if on cue, President Joe Biden asked the lame-duck Congress for yet another $47.7 billion supplemental spending package just as representatives and senators returned to Washington after the midterm elections. Lawmakers should reject Biden's spendin...

 2022-11-21 13:28 

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Denying Economic Reality Doesn't Help Struggling Americans...

Polls show economic concerns were dominant for many Americans this election season. Unfortunately, voters couldn't always count on getting accurate reporting about these issues. Consider a Washington Post article titled "7 ways a recession could b...

 2022-11-18 15:57 

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Russia's Weaponization of Migrants Hasn't Gone Away...

Russian President Vladimir Putin and his generals have fallen back on familiar strategies in their effort to stanch Ukraine's counteroffensive. They're making liberal use of cannon fodder, in the form of new conscripts swiftly sent to plug gaps at...

 2022-11-18 15:42 

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Lame-Duck Omnibus Would Double Down on Stagflation...

Congress must make an important decision. Soon. Unable to agree on fiscal 2023 appropriations, lawmakers earlier approved a Continuing Resolution (CR) funding the government at 2022 levels. That temporary spending bill will expire Dec. 16. Congress must d...

 2022-11-18 13:46 

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Escalating Korean Tensions Require Resolute Allied Response...

Maintaining stability in Northeast Asia and protecting allies South Korea and Japan are of critical importance to U.S. strategic interests in the Indo-Pacific region. North Korea is threatening those interests by ratcheting up military activity to unprece...

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