Heritage experts have been busy sharing your conservative voice through video and media interviews.

This year alone Heritage and The Daily Signal Facebook videos have been viewed over 202 million times.

Below are some of their most recent videos on North Korea, Tax Reform, and the Iran Deal Scandal.

James Carafano addresses President Trump’s latest North Korea tweet:

Ed Feulner on the tax reform package:

Peter Brooks on the Iran Deal Scandal:

It’s through your support that Heritage experts are able to keep sharing the conservative viewpoint on today’s top issues.

What should Congress and President Trump’s top priorities for 2018 be?

Today, I’d like to share with you the top most popular Heritage reports from 2017.

These are the reports that Heritage members like yourself found most interesting and are the backbone of Heritage’s work.

As a member of Heritage, you enable our experts to continue to create and disperse the conservative solution to the most pressing needs of our day.

Below are the three most popular reports of 2017.

  1. Sex, Gender, and the Origin of the Culture Wars: An Intellectual History. Many Americans today have accepted what seemed inconceivable just a generation ago: that gender is artificial, is socially constructed, and can be chosen freely by all individuals. This report examines the history of the cultural war and how we got to where we are today.
  2. $15 Minimum Wages Will Substantially Raise Prices. This report takes a look at the impact that raising the minimum wage to $15 would have on consumer’s spending power.
  3. A Plan to Repeal and Replace Obamacare.  After the failure of Obamacare, Heritage experts lay out a clear plan to repeal and replace Obamacare and get our healthcare system back on the right track.

What are you thoughts on these reports?

You are continuing to have a great influence through the work of Heritage’s policy experts.

Paul Larkin, a Senior Research Fellow in the Meese Center for Legal and Judicial Studies, works hard to fight against any misuse of criminal law–especially at the federal government level.

Larkin has been with Heritage for six years, and while many law professors struggle to get published in just one law journal a year,  Larkin has had over 40 articles published in several notable law and public policy journals during his time here.

Recently, Larkin’s work was instrumental in overturning an illegal practice by the Obama Administration. This practice involved taking money the government received in a settlement and giving it to third parties that were friends of the Administration–money that was supposed to be placed into the US Treasury so Congress could decide how to spend it.

Larkin published numerous articles explaining why this practice should be stopped and a few months ago Attorney General Jeff Sessions repealed this policy–citing Larkin’s work as support for his decision.

Read some of his most recent reports below:

Thanks to your continued support experts like Paul Larkin are enabled to keep fighting for your conservative principles.

Thank you for making this possible.

What other reforms does our legal system need?

Heritage president Kay Coles James  has a passion for the future of our nation’s children–especially when it comes to their education.

This past summer she wrote an article in The Daily Signal explaining some of the glaring problems of our education system–and who is responsible. In her article she states:

But missing from this year’s ceremonies are more than one million kids who dropped out and will not be attending graduation day.

The future those high school dropouts face is chilling. They will have a much harder time getting a job and will earn much less than those who did graduate. They’re also more likely to commit a crime and more likely to be the victim of one.

In short, many of them face a life that will be so much more difficult—all because they could not or chose not to finish high school.

Every single child—no matter their race, income, gender, or address—has the equal right to receive an excellent education. And every day in which that right isn’t a reality is a day in which we are losing more of these precious children.

Read her full article >>

What do you think is the most needed education reform? 

On Sunday, December 17, 2017, General Edward Rowny, a dear friend to Heritage and  dedicated conservative peacefully passed away.

Today, we remember his life and legacy.

Heritage’s Vice President for the Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis Institute for National Security and Foreign Policy, James Carafano, had the following to say about Rowny’s life:

“Ambassador Rowney had a long relationship with Heritage. I remember when he came here in 2013 to talk about his autobiography, Smokey Joe and the General. He was a great advocate for US-Polish relations. It was his passion. He had so much wisdom. He was a great friend and mentor and the definition of an American hero and patriot.”

Mike Gonzalez, a Senior Fellow in the Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis Institute for National Security and Foreign Policy,  wrote a piece in The Daily Signal remembering Rowny’s life and accomplishments. In the excerpt below he states:

A charter member of the “Greatest Generation”—that stoic cohort of Americans who faced down the Great Depression and defeated fascism, Japanese imperialism, and communism—left us this week.

Edward L. Rowny, known as the “scholar general,” died peacefully Sunday, we learned from his family. He played a part in all of the aforementioned events during his long 100-year life.

The life of this longtime Heritage Foundation friend was too rich in achievements to be allowed to pass without celebration.

Rowny commanded troops in World War II, the Pacific, Korea, and Vietnam. Then, after he “retired,” he advised presidents from Richard Nixon to George H.W. Bush.

Read more about General Rowny’s life >>

We are truly grateful to General Rowny for his sacrifices for our nation and partnership with Heritage.

He will be missed deeply by those who knew him.

May General Rowny rest in peace.

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