7 hrs ago
Trump Provides Solid Start on Taxes
The President’s plan is a great starting point. Now, the President and Congress must work together to finally update our broken tax system. If Congress and the President take hold of this significant opportunity, and follow the outline above, their efforts could result in one of the greatest tax reductions in American history – allowing American families to keep more of the money they earn, instead of sending it to Washington.
9 hrs ago
Who’s in Charge Here?
"While the possibility of a shutdown may get the most hype, it is the missed opportunity of Republicans to start reforming the nation’s debt that should grab the attention of voters," writes Heritage President Jim DeMint in The Hill. "In the fourth month of unified government, Republicans are waiting until the very last minute to debate their spending priorities. Instead of using this window to address critical spending reforms ..."
Baseless Sanctuary City Order Defies Common Sense
Heritage legal expert Hans von Spakovsky says "This order by an Obama judge once again goes outside the law and prior precedent and interferes in the president's, and specifically the attorney general's discretion over the awarding of grants for law enforcement purposes. The judge's claim that the AG cannot deny grants to cities that actively obstruct enforcement of federal law has no basis in the law and defies common sense.”
Protestors at Heritage
Earlier this morning, liberal activists stormed our offices on Capitol Hill to protest Heritage’s Blueprint for Balance and our recommendations to the Trump administration. The Heritage Foundation and conservatives across the country will not be bullied or silenced by staged protestors backed by progressive special interest groups connected to George Soros.
Heritage's New Podcast
This week on "Mass Ave" we talk about student loans and higher education reform with Heritage expert Mary Clare Reim. Also, legal experts Tiffany Bates and Elizabeth Slattery discuss Justice Neil Gorsuch being confirmed to the Supreme Court. Plus, The Daily Signal's Katrina Trinko talks about media bias and “Nerd Prom.”
French Election Round One
"If the election of Trump was American voters throwing a brick through the window of the East Coast establishment, this was the French voters hurling a Molotov Cocktail into the still smoke-filled rooms of France’s political class," writes Heritage expert Mike Gonzalez.