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The Heritage Foundation is the nation’s most broadly supported public policy research institute, with more than 453,000 individual, foundation and corporate donors. Heritage, founded in February 1973, mission is to formulate and promote conservative public policies based on the principles of free enterprise, limited government, individual freedom, traditional American values, and a strong national defense.

Most Recent Articles by Heritage Foundation:

In 2018, U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents seized 2,400lbs of fentanyl

Jan 11, 2019 — Heritage Foundation

 


New Voter Fraud Cases Show Need to Secure Our Elections

Nov 2, 2018 — Heritage Foundation

The midterm elections are less than a week away, and that means that ensuring the integrity of the electoral process is more important than ever.

If Americans cannot say with certainty that their votes will be counted, that the process is free of fraud, and the outcome is valid, what incentive do they have to turn out in the first place?—More….


Trump Announces Step to Stop ‘Meritless’ Asylum Claims at Border

Nov 2, 2018 — Heritage Foundation

President Donald Trump said Thursday he is working on an executive order to deny automatic entry to the U.S. to illegal immigrants claiming asylum unless they go to a legal port of entry.

“My administration is finalizing a plan to end the rampant abuse of our asylum system, to halt the dangerous influx, and to establish this control over America’s sovereign borders,” Trump said.—More…


Tree of Life Rabbi Says He Was ‘Pleasantly Surprised’ by Trump’s ‘Warm and P

Nov 2, 2018 — Heritage Foundation

Tree of Life synagogue Rabbi Jeffrey Myers said he was “pleasantly surprised” by President Donald Trump’s warmth and compassion during his visit to Pittsburgh, on CNN’s “New Day” Thursday.

“I was privileged to have a private 15 or 20 minutes with the [Trump] family. The president was very warm, very consoling,” Myers said.—More….


On the Street: We Went to a Trump Rally. Here Are the Stories No One Tells

Nov 1, 2018 — Heritage Foundation


Electoral College Foes Continue Push to Make Popular Vote Winner President

Aug 29, 2018 — Heritage Foundation

Efforts to elect the president by popular vote has had mixed popularity this year, as Arizonaand Maine failed to gather the required number of signatures to appear on the November ballot.

Still, after the Connecticut Legislature voted in May to join the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact, the plan is just 98 Electoral College votes shy of becoming a reality.—More…


Rep. Waters, You Are Sullying Martin Luther King’s Legacy

Jun 26, 2018 — Heritage Foundation

Every January, our nation celebrates Martin Luther King Jr. Day, and every February, during Black History Month, we contemplate his words of nonviolent resistance and how the practice of that philosophy brought about the civil rights movement.

Leaders, both black and white, rightly venerate him, but somewhere along the way, his message has been corrupted or outright forgotten by some on the left.—More…


How the Media Just Created a Powerful New Lie About Trump

May 18, 2018 — Heritage Foundation

If you’ve been scanning news headlines in the past 24 hours, you might have read that President Donald Trump on Wednesday called immigrants “animals.”

Here are a few of the headlines:

“During Roundtable, Trump Calls Some Unauthorized Immigrants ‘Animals’” (NPR)

“Trump Calls Some Unauthorized Immigrants ‘Animals’ in Rant” (New York Times) —More….

 


16 Senate Republicans Urge Colleagues to Work Through August, Get Nominees Confirmed Faster

May 17, 2018 — Heritage Foundation

Sixteen Republican senators are asking their colleagues to pass a budget and confirm President Donald Trump’s nominees before the end of the fiscal year Sept. 30.

“It is time to drain the swamp, and we can help do that by keeping the pumps running in August,” Sen. Steve Daines, R-Mont., said at a press conference Tuesday aimed in part at Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky.—More…


The Connection Between Russia and 2 Green Groups Fighting Fracking in US

Apr 23, 2018 — Heritage Foundation

New Yorkers who are missing out on the natural gas revolution could be victims of Russian spy operations that fund popular environmental groups, current and former U.S. government officials and experts on Russia worry.

Natural gas development of the celebrated Marcellus Shale deposits has spurred jobs and other economic growth in neighboring Pennsylvania. But not in New York, which nearly 10 years ago banned the process of hydraulic fracturing, also known as fracking, to produce natural gas.

Two environmental advocacy groups that successfully lobbied against fracking in New York each received more than $10 million in grants from a foundation in California that got financial support from a Bermuda company congressional investigators linked to the Russians, public documents show.—More…


Andrew McCabe Lied. So Will the FBI Apply the Same Rules Against Him That It Applies to All of Us?

Apr 17, 2018 — Heritage Foundation

It’s official: Andrew McCabe lied.

The new report from the Justice Department inspector general concludes that McCabe, the former FBI deputy director, lied to then-FBI Director James Comey, to other FBI agents, and to officials of the Office of the Inspector General. Some of those lies came when McCabe was under oath.

What did he lie about? Unauthorized disclosures about the FBI’s investigation into the Clinton Foundation. The information was leaked to a reporter for The Wall Street Journal.—More…


Video: Betsy DeVos Says Federal Government Has Failed to Improve Education

Apr 13, 2018 — Heritage Foundation

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos spoke exclusively to The Daily Signal’s Rob Bluey for an on-camera interview at the Reagan Institute Summit on Education on Thursday. This week, the Department of Education released what’s known as the “nation’s report card.” DeVos addressed its disappointing results and how the Trump administration is pursuing reforms to improve education in America. The full video and an edited transcript of the interview is below.

Rob Bluey: Thirty-five years ago, the Reagan administration issued its “A Nation at Risk” report. Here we are 35 years later, and just this week you said, “We can and we must do better for America’s students.” How are you and President Trump going about doing that?—More…




Watch: 3 Reasons the Left Hates Scott Pruitt

Apr 5, 2018 — Heritage Foundation

You know why they are going after Environmental Protection Agency secretary Scott Pruitt?

I can give you at least three reasons.

No. 1: He has led the Trump administration’s efforts to dismantle President Barack Obama’s expensive and ineffective climate legacy piece by piece.

From the Clean Power Plan, which was all about Obama’s climate agenda and which had nothing to do with creating clean air (we already have laws about that), to the Waters of the United States regulation, which could turn a puddle in your front yard into environmentally-protected swamp land—Pruitt has been rolling back many of the regulations put in place by Obama’s overzealous, power-grabbing, and arguably unconstitutional EPA.—More…


The Real Reason We Have Mass Shootings

Mar 21, 2018 — Heritage Foundation

One of the unavoidable tragedies of youth is the temptation to think that what is seen today has always been. Nowhere is this more noticeable than in our responses to the recent Parkland, Florida, massacre.

Part of the responses to those murders are calls to raise the age to purchase a gun and to have more thorough background checks—in a word, to make gun purchases more difficult. That’s a vision that sees easy gun availability as the problem; thus, the solution is to reduce that availability.

The vision that sees “easy” availability as the problem ignores the fact of U.S. history that guns were far more available yesteryear. With truly easy gun availability, there was nowhere near the gun mayhem and murder that we see today.—More…


Here Are 8 Stubborn Facts on Gun Violence in America

Mar 15, 2018 — Heritage Foundation

In the wake of the tragic murder of 17 innocent students and teachers at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, students, educators, politicians, and activists are searching for solutions to prevent future school shootings.

As emotions morph from grief to anger to resolve, it is vitally important to supply facts so that policymakers and professionals can fashion solutions based on objective data rather than well-intended but misguided emotional fixes.

Are there ways to reduce gun violence and school shootings? Yes, but only after objectively assessing the facts and working collaboratively to fashion commonsense solutions.—More…


Russia Uses Facebook to Undermine Dakota Access Pipeline, Other US Energy Projects

Mar 2, 2018 — Heritage Foundation

Russian agents working to undermine America’s fossil fuel industry use Facebook, Twitter, and other social media tools to spread propaganda and try to turn U.S. public opinion against domestic energy production, according to a new congressional report.

The report found that between 2015 and 2017, “an estimated 9,097 Russian posts or tweets regarding U.S. energy policy or a current energy event,” such as approval of the Dakota Access oil pipeline, appeared on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.—More…


The Weaponization of the EPA Is Over: An Exclusive Interview With Scott Pruitt

Feb 26, 2018 — Heritage Foundation

In his first year as administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, Scott Pruitt has already transformed the agency in many ways. He spoke exclusively to The Daily Signal before addressing attendees at the Conservative Political Action Conference’s annual Reagan Dinner. An edited transcript of the interview is below.

Rob Bluey: You gave a speech at CPAC last year where you were just at the beginning of your tenure at the Environmental Protection Agency, and you outlined some of the things that you wanted to do. Here we are a year later, you’ve repealed, taken back, 22 regulations at a savings at $1 billion, a significant contribution to the U.S. economy, as President Donald Trump talked about in his speech. What does that mean?—More…


The Plot Thickens: Grassley-Graham Letter Sheds New Light on Steele Dossier, Nunes Memo

Feb 8, 2018 — Heritage Foundation

While politicians, pundits, and the people continue to react to (and spin) the contents of the Nunes memo that was released last Friday, and await the release of the Democrats’ rebuttal, a new document has been released that contains tidbits of illuminating information.

On Jan. 4, Republican Sens. Chuck Grassley, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, and Lindsey Graham, chairman of the Judiciary Committee’s subcommittee on crime and terrorism, submitted a letter to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and FBI Director Chris Wray requesting that they consider investigating Christopher Steele for lying to the FBI, which is a federal crime.

Steele is the former British spy who was hired and paid $160,000 by Fusion GPS, a research company working on behalf of the Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee to do opposition research on Donald Trump. Steele is also the individual who produced a dossier that was used to support an application for a warrant to engage in electronic surveillance of Carter Page, a suspected foreign agent (wittingly or unwittingly) of the Russian government who was also working as an unpaid foreign policy adviser for the Trump campaign.—More…


5 Things to Know About Congress’ Latest Budget-Busting Deal

Feb 8, 2018 — Heritage Foundation

Congressional leaders on Wednesday announced their latest budget-busting deal.

The plan would provide a much-needed boost to defense spending, but fails in almost all other areas. Over the next two years, it would raise the Budget Control Act caps by $296 billion with only a third of that being paid for.

This agreement would raise spending by $153 billion more than the previous two budget deals combined. It would guarantee that about a trillion dollars is added to the debt this year and is an affront to any remaining hope of fiscal responsibility.—More….


Transgender Ideology Hurts Kids

Jan 30, 2018 — Heritage Foundation

Properly understanding sex, gender, gender identity, and gender dysphoria will continue to be pressing concerns in 2018.

A proper understanding is a prerequisite for properly forming people in the truth and properly ministering to people in need.

As new gender ideologies are promoted throughout America, their lies will impact not only those who suffer from gender dysphoria, but all children who need to mature in their self-understanding as a boy or girl, man or woman, a potential husband or wife, father or mother.—More…