8 Moments on Senate Floor Before the Vote to Acquit Trump

The Senate voted Wednesday afternoon to acquit President Donald Trump on both articles of impeachment following 11 days of arguments by House prosecutors and the president’s defense team. After speeches by senators, Chief Justice John Roberts, who presided over the trial, gaveled in the court of impeachment to render verdicts in one of the least suspenseful […]

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An Economics Reality Check

I have been teaching economics since 1967–40 years of it at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. During that interval, economic reality has not changed. Just as Galileo’s law about the independent influence of gravity on falling objects has not changed, neither have the fundamental principles of economics. Economics is fun and simple. It’s made […]

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Live Reaction to Trump’s State of the Union Address

President Donald Trump is delivering his fourth State of the Union address tonight. This page will be updated to provide live reaction to the president’s policy proposals from Heritage Foundation experts. Economy Tax Cuts Continue to Boost Jobs and Wages Thanks to the 2017 tax cuts and other pro-growth economic reforms, like deregulation, the U.S. […]

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The Path Forward for Historically Black Colleges and Universities

Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) continue to play a critical role in training and advancing the next generation of leaders. Dr. Wayne Frederick, president of Howard University, joins The Daily Signal Podcast to discuss how HBCUs are advancing higher education. He also shares his personal story of a dual career in medicine and academia. […]

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Amid Impeachment, Pompeo Visit to Ukraine Underscores US Support

KYIV, Ukraine—In a visit here, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday underscored America’s commitment to help Ukraine defend itself from Russian aggression, downplaying concerns that impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump might fray Kyiv’s relations with Washington. “The United States sees that the Ukrainian struggle for freedom, democracy, and prosperity is a valiant one. […]

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Rep. Mike Gallagher Files Bill Giving Immigration Judges Contempt Authority. It’s About Time.

Ronald Reagan once quipped, “They say the world has become too complex for simple answers. They are wrong.” That’s a lesson Rep. Mike Gallagher, R-Wis., proved on Jan. 29 with his simple, but much needed, bill to improve our overburdened immigration courts. His bill, barely more than a page long, would fix a long-standing weakness […]

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The Pentagon Has a New Common-Sense Acquisition Framework

Last week, the Department of Defense took a big step to streamline its notoriously burdensome procurement processes. Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment Ellen Lord issued DoD Instruction 5000.02, which made her new Adaptive Acquisition Framework official policy. The Adaptive Acquisition Framework essentially breaks down the old, one-size-fits-all system of Defense Department procurement […]

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Free to Succeed: A Brief History of School Choice

Perhaps it’s the title, but at first glance, Milton Friedman’s 1955 essay, “The Role of Government in Education,” seems unassuming. To many Americans, the role of government in education is self-evident and impregnable. So, given public schools are run by the government, an essay on the government’s role in education seems like it would be […]

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