Heritage expert Ryan T. Anderson is releasing a new book called Debating Religious Liberty and Discrimination that answers the hard questions on religious liberty and discrimination that we face today.

This book is set up in a point-counterpoint style that brings together leading voices in the culture wars to debate the top questions on these issues: John Corvino, a longtime LGBT-rights advocate, opposite Ryan T. Anderson and Sherif Girgis, prominent young defenders of the traditional view of marriage.

Many such questions have arisen in response to same-sex marriage: How should we treat county clerks who do not wish to authorize such marriages, for example; or bakers, florists, and photographers who do not wish to provide services for same-sex weddings? But the conflicts are not limited to the LGBT-rights arena. And they implicate age-old questions about the role of government, the value of religion, and the challenges of living in a diverse and free society.

If you want to know how to answer these tough questions this book is a must-read.

The book is available for pre-order and you can order your own copy today.

Check out more about Ryan Anderson and explore his latest research.

What’s your biggest question about the religious liberty debate in our country today?

 

 

 

Heritage will host an event next Wednesday called 100 Down, 265 To Go: First Milestone on President Trump’s First Year in which experts will analyze the first 100 days of President Trump’s administration and look forward to what the rest of the first year may look like.

The first 100 days of a President’s term – the time at which his power and influence are historically deemed to be their greatest – are often looked to as a measure of a President’s ultimate success and future effectiveness while in office.

As President Trump approaches this milestone on April 29, The Miller Center and The Heritage Foundation will hold a half-day conference examining two key aspects of his first 100 days – President Trump’s role as chief executive and the relationship between the president and congress.

The event is on Wednesday, April 26 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Eastern.

If you cannot attend in person you can watch the live stream of the event by following the link below.

Click here to watch the event live>>

What do you believe were the biggest takeaways from the first 100 days of President Trump’s administration?

The Hill just can’t get enough of former Heritage staffer, Paul Winfree.

This week, Roll Call released a piece titled Rising Stars 2017: Administration Staffers which highlighted Winfree’s impact in the Trump administration.

A decade ago, Paul Winfree took his first post-college job as a policy analyst at the conservative Heritage Foundation. Today, he serves as deputy director of the White House Domestic Policy Council and director of budget policy for President Donald Trump.

…After a stint at the Senate Budget Committee, he returned to Heritage, where he took the lead in writing a 165-page “Blueprint for Balance” proposal to wipe out the deficit. The plan served as a resource for the Trump transition team, of which Winfree was a member.

Winfree says he leapt at the chance to join the administration, seeing an “incredible opportunity” to develop policy.

But he notes: “I work in policy because I want to have an impact. I want public policy to be based around a trust in adults to act responsibly, while being respectful of individual freedoms through choice.”

We are thankful for Winfree’s service at Heritage and excited about his opportunity to work in the Trump Administration.

What do you think the budget priorities of the Trump Administration should be?

A Politico piece this week described the influence a Heritage report is having in Donald Trump’s plans to restructure the state department.

Conversations with more than a dozen people in and outside of State who are involved in or monitoring the administration’s plans suggest some broad outlines are emerging about State’s future, including from proposed budget cuts accepted by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and from a 2016 Heritage Foundation report that laid out some dramatic ways to reshape the department.

Various stakeholders nearly all mentioned the 2016 report by the Heritage Foundation’s Brett Schaefer. A former senior State Department official said Trump transition aides were “enamored” of the report and took it into meetings.

You are making this impact possible.

Thank you.

You can read the full Heritage report to see what changes should be made in the State Department.

Do you believe President Trump is doing a good job restructuring federal agencies to make them more streamlined and cost-effective? Why or why not?

 

Russ Vought, former Heritage Action Vice President, was officially nominated by President Trump to be Deputy Director of the Office of the Management and Budget.

In a press release last Friday, Heritage Action CEO Michael Needham said:

President Trump made an excellent decision in nominating Russ Vought, one of the most talented conservatives in Washington, D.C. to be Deputy Director of the Office of Management and Budget.

Budgets are expressions of priorities, and the American people should know that a principled, courageous leader will be heavily involved in translating the administration’s priorities into conservative budgets. We are grateful for Russ’s willingness to return to public service and are confident America will be a better nation as a result.

The Office of the Management and Budget is responsible for administering the federal budget and ensuring federal agencies are running effectively.

Do you believe federal agencies need to be downsized?

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