As President Reagan said, “Freedom is never more than one generation from extinction.” Sure enough, a generation after his presidency, economic freedom suddenly has fallen out of favor with young people, largely because of left-wing dominance on America’s campuses and in our popular culture.

In this video, Heritage sends young people a simple message about capitalism: you need it to survive. Of course, capitalism needs young people too, or both will fail. That is why The Heritage Foundation is launching the speakers series “Free Markets: The Ethical Economic Choice” to remind young people about the blessings of liberty.

The series will illustrate that no other system has lifted more people out of poverty or better empowered them to pursue their dreams. Dr. Walter Williams, the John M. Olin Distinguished Professor of Economics at George Mason University, kicked off this series, with more distinguished speakers to come.

We have the ability to share the best minds with a new generation because of your steadfast support. Thank you for standing with us as we preserve economic freedom for the next generation of Americans.

Watch Dr. Williams speak here.

What is the best way to show young Americans the importance of economic freedom?


Ohio has been called the kingmaker of states. A swing state, its voters—and its electoral votes—often provide the margin of victory in closely contested presidential races. As such, the Buckeye State is viewed as representing most of America.

The Daily Signal’s Rachel del Guidice traveled to the heart of this bellwether state, in which 80 out of 88 of counties voted for President Trump. Hitting the Stark County Fair, del Guidice talked with locals who voted for Barack Obama in 2008 and 2012, and for Donald Trump in 2016. Why the switch? She asked.

Even though fair-goers may not label themselves as conservatives, they often agree with traditional conservative ideas. They want to fix immigration and stop illegal immigrants from gaming the system. They want to get rid of Obamacare, because their family members can’t afford its high premiums. They don’t like the welfare system. Nearly all of them distrust the media. And virtually all benefited from the recent tax cuts and are doing better economically than before.

Speaking with conservatives, moderates and even liberals, del Guidice discovered a huge appetite for conservative solutions to their problems—solutions that Barack Obama didn’t offer. The Heritage Foundation has the conservative solutions that Ohio voters want. We can tell their story through the Daily Signal.

As long as President Trump keeps delivering, we can depend on Middle America, to stand with with us. Thank you for trusting us to offer winning solutions, and to tell the story of people who are thriving.

Click here to tell us: What is your biggest conservative issue, almost two years in to the Trump Presidency?

If you want more insight into Supreme Court confirmation process, or you want to know more about how the Kavanaugh hearing looks from the inside, Heritage provides valuable resources that help explain how the process is unfolding.

If you or someone you know wants to better understand the confirmation process, Heritage Explains just released a short article that lays it all out. It’s a great reference for those who aren’t familiar with the process, so please share it with others.

To help you make sense of what’s going on inside the Judiciary Committee right now, take a listen to the SCOTUS 101 podcast interview with Heritage legal scholar Thomas Jipping, below. He talks about the questions Brett Kavanaugh will likely have to handle during the hearings and how it will all pan out. Before coming to Heritage, Jipping worked for Sen. Orrin Hatch, R- Utah, a senior member of the Senate Judiciary committee. His insights are based on that valuable experience—and that’s something you won’t find anywhere else.

We’re delighted to shed light on the confirmation process, whether you have seen it all before, or this is your first time. Thank you for giving us that chance.

What do you think Americans are learning about Judge Kavanaugh from the hearings?  

Back in 2016, Heritage Expert John Malcom authored a list of stellar conservative jurists suitable to replace  the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. That list, which included Judge Brett Kavanaugh, appeared first in Heritage’s Daily Signal.

Shortly thereafter, the Trump campaign produced a list of its own. It included some of the same judges recommended by Malcolm, but Kavanaugh was not among them.

But last November, the White House updated its list and included Judge Kavanaugh. Doubtless Kavanaugh made that list due to his impressive conservative record on the bench, but it couldn’t have hurt that he came Heritage-recommended.

As John Malcom has said in speaking of court vacancies, “That’s why it’s so important that Heritage does what it can to educate candidates and the public about the power of the judiciary.”

The fact that the president would value our contributions to this very important process is a humbling honor that is only possible because of your support. Thank you for making this possible.

How do you feel about President Trump crediting Heritage for helping his Supreme Court decision?

Well before the hearings got underway, liberals were throwing everything but the kitchen sink at Judge Brett Kavanaugh. By the end of the first day of hearings, the room was hip-deep in sinks. As liberals grow increasingly desperate in their attempt to obstruct his confirmation, there’s danger that the truth will get lost in the chaos. Fred Lucas at the Daily Signal took the time to break down some of their claims.

For example, some critics tried to claim that Kavanaugh sided with Nixon in the former president’s attempt to withhold the Watergate tapes. Lucas looked into it, then wrote an article explaining how Kavanaugh clearly rejected Nixon’s position.

Another bogus claim was that Kavanaugh opposed prosecuting presidents. A strange claim, indeed, Lucas noted, considering that Kavanaugh worked on the Special Counsel team that prosecuted President Clinton in 1998.

Liberal even claimed Kavanaugh dissented against Obamacare, when his court did not rule on the law itself, only on whether lawsuits could be brought before the law went into effect.

In all the arguments, there is a theme: Liberals don’t have substantive grounds to disqualify Kavanaugh, so they try to make something out of nothing. Heritage Members make it possible for Lucas to do the job the media should be doing: reporting facts.

 What questions would you ask if you were talking to Brett Kavanaugh?

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