Heritage Foundation

Trump Can Use Liquefied Natural Gas to Bolster Key Alliances. Here’s How.

The Trump administration has spoken adamantly about U.S. energy dominance. To outsiders, the phrase “energy dominance” may elicit fear and conjure images of Russian-like influence in using energy for political manipulation. The reality in this case, however, is just the opposite: American energy dominance will …

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With More Investment, Our Missile Defense System Could Be Truly Dependable

Thirty-three minutes. That’s all the time we’d have to respond to an incoming intercontinental ballistic missile from anywhere in the world. Roughly half an hour to avert disaster—if we’re lucky. Sure, that isn’t the most cheerful thought to entertain, especially at Christmas time. But with …

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College Republicans Say Conservative Speaker Was Treated ‘Unfairly’ at Southern New Hampshire University

Conservative activist Matt Walsh came to Southern New Hampshire University at the request of the SNHU College Republicans and the Young America’s Foundation, but Walsh and College Republicans believe his speech was not treated fairly. Walsh is a conservative columnist for the Daily Wire, a …

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In Upset, Doug Jones Defeats Roy Moore in Alabama

Democrat Doug Jones beat Republican Roy Moore in Tuesday’s special election in Alabama’s U.S. Senate race.   Prior to the allegations of sexual misconduct Moore faced, the state was seen as an almost sure win for a Republican candidate. President Donald Trump won Alabama by …

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Even the Best Laws Cannot Save Our Society. Here’s What We Need.

I’m approaching my 82nd birthday, and my daughter will occasionally suggest that modernity is perplexing to me because I’m from prehistoric times. As such, it points to one of the unavoidable problems of youth—namely, the temptation to think that today’s behavioral standards have always been. …

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In Cold War Flashback, Russia Designates VOA, Radio Free Europe as Foreign Agents

The Russian Duma is engaging in tit-for-tat with the U.S. government by designating American government-funded broadcasters Voice of America and Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty as foreign agents. In late November, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed into law a measure rushed through the Duma to push …

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US Arms Sale to Georgia a Long-Overdue Show of Support for Eurasian Ally

The U.S.- Georgian relationship was taken to a new level on Nov. 20, when President Donald Trump approved something that never occurred during President Barack Obama’s eight years in office. That would be an estimated $75 million deal to sell Javelin anti-tank missiles to the …

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Contra Activist Judges, Not Allowing Transgender Individuals to Join Military Is Not Illegal Discrimination

On Dec. 11, a federal lower court judge in Washington, D.C., refused to stay her earlier October 30 order blocking President Donald Trump’s August 25, 2017 directive regarding transgender military service. That directive, transmitted to the Departments of Defense and Homeland Security, put to a …

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Student Debt Is a Symptom of Our Broken Education System. This Bill Would Spark a Change.

We are facing an education crisis in this country. While the value of continued education after high school is undeniable, our nation’s singular focus remains on the necessity of traditional four-year degrees, which come at a soaring cost to students and their families. For many …

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Latest ICE Operation Snaps Up 101 Illegal Immigrants, Mostly Criminals, in New Jersey

Federal agents arrested more than 100 foreign nationals wanted for immigration violations in a five-day operation in New Jersey, Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced Tuesday. The operation, led by ICE’s enforcement and removal division, netted a total of 101 illegal immigrants who were either criminal …

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