Numerous Heritage experts appeared in the news this past week analyzing the latest situations in North Korea, the French elections, and President Trump’s first 100 days.

You can watch the full clips below.

Dakota Wood talks North Korea on Fox News

Robin Simcox on Fox News discussing the French election

Mike Gonzalez Analyzes French Elections on Fox Business

Nile Gardiner Evaluates Trump’s First 100 Days on CNN

Do you agree with their analysis of these issues? Why or why not?

Last Thursday the House passed the American Health Care Act which included a new amendment that gives states the ability to opt out of core elements of Obamacare’s regulatory structure.

Writing in The Daily Signal Heritage experts Bob Moffit and Jean Morrow state:

By passing the American Health Care Act by a vote of 217-213, the U.S. House of Representatives has taken a major step in the process of repealing and replacing Obamacare.

It’s now time for the Senate to act.

In paving the way for successful House floor action, the House Rules Committee adopted an amendment enabling states to reverse the upward trajectory of premiums in their health insurance markets.

As Heritage analysts have argued, the right policy is to liberate states from Obamacare’s insurance mandates. This is a step in that direction.

Meanwhile, Heritage expert Ed Haislmaier has been busy influencing the repeal process. Even before the bill passed the House, Haislmaier was asked by Senate Conservatives for recommendations on how they could make this bill even better in the Senate.

Though the House bill wasn’t perfect it’s moving health care reform in the right direction.

Do you think the Senate will improve upon the bill?

The patriots that serve on the Heritage Board of Trustees do so because they believe in preserving America for future generations. They see Heritage leading the fight for the conservative principles needed to maintain a strong America.

Not only do they fight for conservatism through Heritage but they also make an impact on their own time.

This is a snapshot of what a former Heritage Trustee has done for the conservative cause.

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Lewis Lehrman served faithfully as a Heritage trustee for nearly two decades before resigning in the mid 90s but his service to the conservative movement, and to Heritage, continued on.

In 1981 he was appointment by President Ronald Reagan to the Presidential Gold Commission. Along with Congressman Ron Paul, Lewis Lehrman collaborated on a minority report of the commission, which was published as The Case for Gold (1982) that explains the reasons for having paper currency backed by gold.

He is also the author of The True Gold Standard: A Monetary Reform Plan without Official Reserve Currencies (2012) that lays out a plan to restore the stability of the American dollar and Lincoln at Peoria: The Turning Point (2008) which examines the pivotal speech that was a turning point in Lincoln’s life.

Lehrman has also been named to the advisory board of the American Principles Project’s Gold Standard initiative. He heads The Gold Standard Now – a project of The Lehrman Institute. Established in 1972, The Lehrman Institute is a public policy foundation focused on history, economic and foreign policy, education, and local communities.

In the 1990s he generously funded Heritage’s Lehrman auditorium, named in honor of his father, and has been used to host lectures and events promoting conservatism ever since.

In 1994 Lehrman co-founded the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History that’s devoted to the improvement of the next generation of Americans through the study of American history.  The institute has over 60,000 unique historical documents that they use to support tens of thousands of teachers who help change the lives of students. Lehrman was presented the National Humanities Medal at the White House in 2005 for his work in American history.

Besides serving as a Trustee of Heritage Lehrman has also served as a trustee of the American Enterprise Institute, the Morgan Library, the Manhattan Institute and New-York Historical Society. He is also a former Chairman of the Committee on Humanities of the Yale University Council.

Now Lehrman is releasing a new book titled Churchill, Roosevelt & Company: Studies in Character and Statecraft that takes a look at the “special relationship” between the United States and Great Britain during World War II that cemented the Alliance that won the war in the West. In the book, Lehrman reveals the personal diplomacy, character and statecraft at the core of the leadership of the Anglo-American Alliance through scrupulous research and fair judgement. If you’d like a copy of the book, you can order Churchill, Roosevelt & Company: Studies in Character and Statecraft  here >>

We are thankful to Lewis Lehrman for his support of Heritage and his continued work furthering the conservative cause.

 

Heritage expert James Carafano went on Fox News this week to explain the latest on Russia’s hacking and the French Presidential election.

Watch the full clip below.

Do you agree with Carafano’s explanation of Russian hacking? Why or why not?

President Trump cited Heritage research on the Paris climate change agreement during a speech last week in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania:

On top of that, it is estimated that for compliance with the agreement could ultimately shrink America’s GDP by $2.5 trillion over a 10 year period.

The figure is drawn from a report by Heritage experts Kevin Dayaratna, Nicolas Loris and David Kreutzer. They concluded that the Paris climate accord would inflict devastating economic costs for practical no environmental benefit.

This is not the first time the Trump White House has drawn on Heritage research into climate change regulations. In March, he issued an executive order undoing an Obama-era policy requiring the EPA to consider the “social cost of carbon” when making regulations. Trump’s order was inspired by a 2013 Heritage analysis finding that the EPA’s models were fundamentally flawed.

Rolling back the “social cost of carbon” policy and other climate regulations could boost the economy, Loris wrote in March.

Do you think the United States should withdraw from the Paris climate agreement?

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