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Vision and values

Q&A | A sit-down with the Heritage Foundation’s new president
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 5/10/18, 03:32 pm

Kay Coles James on Jan. 1 became president of the Heritage Foundation, America’s premier conservative think tank. Her previous leadership roles: secretary of Health and Human Resources in Virginia, director of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management in George W. Bush’s administration, and many more. Here are edited excerpts of our interview in March.

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Sessions: Border crackdown could separate parents, children

by Leigh Jones
Posted 5/08/18, 10:47 am

Human rights groups are blasting a Monday announcement by Attorney General Jeff Sessions that immigrant families may be separated under a “zero-tolerance” policy toward people who enter the country illegally. U.S. Border Patrol agents will refer parents for prosecution, Sessions warned, and place children under the care of the Department of Health and Human Services: “We don’t want to separate families, but we don’t want families to come to the border illegally and attempt to enter into this country improperly. The parents are subject to prosecution while children may not be.

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Half a post office

Policy | Let’s stop the pretense that the USPS can survive without bold changes
by Joel Belz
Posted 4/12/18, 10:45 am

I don’t get many billion-dollar ideas. So when I do, I hope the people who count will take it seriously.

The idea is to save the United States Postal Service before it implodes and collapses of its own weight. I suggest that we radically reduce the USPS’ costs by cutting service to all of us. We could do that by a simple plan by which everyone with even-numbered ZIP codes would get their mail delivered on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Those with odd-numbered ZIP codes would get service on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays.

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