The media are covering the announcement that Heritage will launch The Daily Signal next month to reach more Americans with a conservative message.
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Heritage Foundation experts Derrick Morgan and Steve Moore published an op-ed in today’s Boston Globe encouraging lawmakers to consider immigration reform, but only a reform that rejects amnesty.
“A better legal immigration system is needed, along with a secure border and a willingness to enforce workplace laws,” they write. “Admission policies must encourage economic growth and assimilation, not encourage people to cross our borders illegally.”
Amnesty is a policy that proposes to fix a problem — illegal immigration — by rewarding those who created it. We favor a smart policy that preserves our immigrant heritage, stresses assimilation and strategically promotes the nation’s economic interests.
Heritage Foundation expert Michaela Dodge testified last week before a committee of the Canadian Parliament about the ballistic missile threat and the importance of Canada’s cooperation with the United States on this vital issue.
Canada and the United States are increasingly vulnerable to missiles from rogue nations like Iran and North Korea, she told senators.
Cooperation between our two countries on missile defense would not only increase American security, but it would also offset the costs of defense in a time of declining budgets.
Do you think it’s important to work with our neighbors when it comes to matters of defense?
Every year, Congress is sent thousands of reports from various federal agencies. But they go largely unread by lawmakers. Instead, lawmakers turn to sources they trust, former Rep. Cliff Stearns (R-FL) tells the Washington Post:
“If you’re a Republican, you go to the Heritage Foundation, you go to the American Enterprise Institute,” Stearns said. “. . . You almost take the opinion that the outside groups are going to monitor these better than you and your staff can do.”
Where do you go for the facts on policy debates?
An inspiring lineup of speakers joined The Heritage Foundation last month for our Annual Leadership Conference in Florida as we discussed how to advance conservative solutions.
Speakers included: Dr. Ben Carson, South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), Rep. Jim Jordan, (R-OH), Los Angeles filmmaker Jeremy Boreing, and Heritage economist Steve Moore.
Videos from several speakers are below: Continue Reading »
The sluggish economic growth we’re seeing this year is a direct result of the Obama administration’s liberal policies, Heritage Foundation economist Steve Moore explains in National Review Online:
What happens to an economy when you do just about everything wrong? Say you spend $830 billion on a stimulus stuffed with make-work government-jobs programs and programs to pay people to buy new cars, you borrow $6 trillion, you launch a government-run health-care system that incentivizes businesses not to hire more workers, you raise tax rates on the businesses that hire workers and on the investors that invest in the businesses that hire workers, you print $3 trillion of paper money, you shut down an entire industry (coal), and try to regulate and restrain the one industry that actually is booming (oil and gas).
We made all of these imbecilic moves, and the wonder of it all is that the U.S. economy is growing at all. It’s a tribute to the indestructible Energizer Bunny that is the entrepreneurial U.S. economy that it keeps going and going even with all the obstacles.
If this recovery were anything like the Reagan-era recovery of the 1980s, he said, the economy would be $17,000 bigger per family. Read the whole thing.
Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) delivered an important address at The Heritage Foundation today decrying “America’s crisis of crony capitalism, corporate welfare, and political privilege.”
Working hand-in-hand with big government, K Street lobbyists and the big companies they represent tilt the otherwise level playing field the economy. They use the power of government to benefit themselves—at your expense.
“Big government isn’t just inefficient,” he told the audience in Heritage’s Douglas and Sarah Allison Auditorium, “it’s fundamentally unfair.”
It’s ordinary Americans who suffer from cronyism, whether it’s in the form of economy-distorting regulations, special-interest tax breaks, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, or the Export-Import Bank.
That’s why conservatives should fight all Washington cronyism, Lee argued, no matter whether that cronyism was initiated by Democrats or Republicans.
Do you think fighting Washington cronyism ought to be a priority for conservatives?
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2013 was a busy year for Heritage and the conservative movement. This infographic, published in our new 2013 Annual Report (link in PDF), offers a quick look at our accomplishments.
In a CNN debate with former Obama White House press secretary Anita Dunn, The Heritage Foundation’s Genevieve Wood said that the Obama administration is doling out bad rhetoric that discourages young women.
The White House must stop promoting the myth that women are paid significantly less than men because of their sex, Wood explained. Pay discrepancies instead reflect life and career choices, she said.
“We ought to be celebrating where women are,” Wood continued.
Watch the whole debate in the video above.
Do you think liberals’ “war on women” rhetoric goes too far?