‘Deep Fake’ Technology Is a Threat to National Security, Politics, and the Media, Marco Rubio Says

Sen. Marco Rubio says so-called “deep fakes”—the ability to use artificial intelligence video tools to swap a person’s face on another person’s body, with little indication of manipulation—is a threat to national security. “One of the ironies of the 21st century is that technology has made it cheaper than ever to do that … . […]

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Lawmakers Suggest Lawsuit-Happy Environmentalists Help China, Hurt National Security

Environmental advocacy groups that take the Defense Department to court appear to operate as foreign agents working to help China and undermine the U.S. Navy and America’s military readiness in the Asia-Pacific region, congressional leaders suggest. Rep. Rob Bishop, R-Utah, chairman of the House Committee on Natural Resources, and Rep. Bruce Westerman, R-Ark., chairman of […]

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‘Pig Book’ Spotlights 232 Earmarks Amid Pork That Wastes Taxpayers’ Money

All but a relative few farmers and other rural residents have had electricity and telephone service for a generation, but the U.S. government devoted $10 million in the current budget to a duplicative Rural Utilities Service program designed to help pay for energy costs.   Taxpayers continue to finance the program even though then-President Barack […]

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Nikki Haley: A Profile in Courage

Yesterday, I had the honor of welcoming Ambassador Nikki Haley to The Heritage Foundation. And as she spoke before a packed audience, I realized we were witnessing a true profile in courage. Ambassador Haley’s principles and tenacity have served her well all her life, first as a young businesswoman, then as South Carolina’s first Indian-American […]

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Betsy DeVos Should Get Feds Out of School Discipline Policy, Withdraw Obama-Era Guidance

Larry David, co-creator of the sitcom Seinfeld, once described a good compromise as “when both parties are dissatisfied.” A recent proposal from the Thomas B. Fordham Institute on school discipline policy fits that description well—it’s a compromise, and it’ll leave all sides dissatisfied. But unlike some compromises, this is not one worth making. Here’s what’s […]

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Why the Supreme Court Should Be More Like the Last Super Bowl

Justice Anthony Kennedy’s retirement, leading to President Donald Trump’s nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, has thrown progressives, the Democratic Party, and the news media into an out-and-out tizzy. The online magazine Slate declared, “Anthony Kennedy Just Destroyed His Legacy as a Gay Rights Hero.” The New York Times’ editorial board said […]

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Yale Faculty, Students, and Alumni Praise Brett Kavanaugh in Counter Letter

After an open letter from Yale Law School students and faculty condemned the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, supporters of Kavanaugh from Yale Law published a letter Thursday praising President Donald Trump’s decision. “We write as students, alumni, and faculty proud of our alma mater,” the letter reads. “We join Yale Law […]

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What’s Next for US-Russia Relationship

This is a transcript of an interview on the July 16 episode of The Daily Signal podcast. It was edited for length, style, and clarity.  Katrina Trinko: Joining us today is Peter Brookes, senior fellow for national security affairs at The Heritage Foundation. Peter, there’s been a lot of outrage from both the left and the right about President […]

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