The Insider -> Let’s not let ISIS make headlines at the Olympics.

The Insider -> Let’s not let ISIS make headlines at the Olympics.

July 26, 2016

The Democratic National Convention kicked off yesterday, and I can’t think of a better time to highlight conservative policy solutions. Here is your weekly insight: Security at the Olympics has become a more serious concern after authorities arrested 10 suspects accused of planning terrorist attacks targeting the games. Late last week, the NBA announced it would move its 2017 All-Star Game from North Carolina because of the state’s law against men using women’s bathrooms, showers or locker rooms. Also, Heritage released a report that found college students spend a surprisingly low amount of time on educational activities. Dig in, we can answer all your questions.

—Michelle Cordero, Managing Editor, Heritage.org

July 26, 2016

The Democratic National Convention kicked off yesterday, and I can’t think of a better time to highlight conservative policy solutions. Here is your weekly insight: Security at the Olympics has become a more serious concern after authorities arrested 10 suspects accused of planning terrorist attacks targeting the games. Late last week, the NBA announced it would move its 2017 All-Star Game from North Carolina because of the state’s law against men using women’s bathrooms, showers or locker rooms. Also, Heritage released a report that found college students spend a surprisingly low amount of time on educational activities. Dig in, we can answer all your questions.

—Michelle Cordero, Managing Editor, Heritage.org

Let’s not let ISIS make headlines at the Olympics.

The games kick off next Friday in Brazil, and it’s hard not to notice that they will follow a series of high-profile, ISIS-inspired attacks. We no longer can pivot to pet issues like gun control and hate crimes instead of battling terrorism. This is war, and it’s aimed at the West. We must learn lessons from these attacks and prevent more from happening. Heritage has a report out on how best to combat terrorism abroad. Read the three most important tactics here.

The NBA is against bathrooms based on biology, but thinks basketball should be?

Heritage expert Ryan Anderson said the NBA’s moving its All-Star Game from North Carolina is no more than big business trying to impose the values of the cultural left. The hypocritical move, which follows lawsuits and threats from the federal government, heightens the need for Congress to enact legislation that clearly spells out that the people should decide whether or not to impose a new gender identity policy. P.S. Research finds that 62 percent of Americans oppose transgender bathroom laws.

No more pencils, no more books.

A new report from Heritage found college students are spending only 2.76 hours on average a day on educational activities (this includes class). With the federal government today managing 93% of student loan debt, this information should add to questions about what taxpayers are paying for. More interesting details from the report here.

HAPPENING AT HERITAGE

Wednesday at noon, Lisa Curtis, Heritage’s senior research fellow for South Asia, will speak at the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies on “The Lone Wolf Terrorist: Past Lessons, Future Outlook.”

Thursday at 11 a.m., Melissa Johns, adviser for development economics at the World Bank, will discuss regulatory efficiency.

Friday at noon, actress Stacey Dash will be the featured speaker at a special Conservative Women’s Network luncheon. She will discuss her recently released book, “There Goes My Social Life: From Clueless to Conservative.”

POLICY PICTURE

The math doesn’t add up. Heritage has a plan for the next president and Congress to reduce total spending by $10 trillion over 10 years. Read more on how here.

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