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Heritage Explains

A weekly podcast that explains major policy issues and at a 101 level. Every week, hosts Michelle Cordero and Tim Doescher present an entertaining mix of media clips, personal stories, and interviews with Heritage experts, to break down major news stories and policy debates raging in Congress. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

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How Much Power Does Trump Have in a Time of Crisis?

A lot of talking heads on TV go back and forth about just how much power President Trump has when dealing with the Chinese Virus. Where does it start and where does it end? How much power do states have in the unique situation we find ourselves in? This week, David Rivkin and Cully Stimson talk about their recent Wall Street Journal article that gives us a Constitutional guide to emergency powers, and how this should impact our collective response to the Chinese Virus. Show Notes: Rivkin and Stimson Wall Street Journal Op-Ed – A Constitutional Guide to Emergency Powers Stimson on Fox News: The Government Has Ample Constitutional Authority During a Time of CrisisWhat the Defense Production Act Is and How Can It Can Help the Government Fight COVID-19 Trump Tells Feds to Pay for States’ Use of National Guard on Coronavirus Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

28mins

2 Apr 2020

Rank #1

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"Problematic Women" - Mass Ave- Episode 114

Problematic woman Kelsey Harkness explains why female conservatives should be proud to be problematic, why they shouldn't let the left ignore them, and why liberal and conservative feminists should rally around worldwide women's issues. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

18mins

19 Jul 2017

Rank #2

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A Conversation With Ted Cruz on Trump's Impeachment

Was Trump's impeachment part of a legitimate process or partisan weapon? In a special episode we air Sen. Ted Cruz's conversation with John Malcolm, vice president of Heritage's Institute for Constitutional Government on how the Senate trial be conducted, how this Congress’s process differed from previous impeachment inquiries and more.Watch the event video here. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

1hr 7mins

1 Jan 2020

Rank #3

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Coronavirus

Coronavirus has been dominating the news cycle for several weeks, but there are a lot of things still unknown. One of the best ways to solve a problem, is to have accurate and up-to-date information. Are we getting that from China? Do we have all the resources we need to properly handle coronavirus? This week, Heritage Foundation expert Peter Brookes talks about the U.S. response to the coronavirus outbreak, stopping the spread of disease, and The Trump Administration's response. Show Notes:The 2019 Coronavirus How to Think About It and How to RespondFrom the Chinese Coronavirus Crisis, 3 Early Lessons Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

22mins

21 Feb 2020

Rank #4

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Mass Ave- Episode 110

David Azerrad discusses where Trumpism fits with conservative intellectualism - and why it might ameliorate the movement’s problems; Mike Gonzalez explains how to free the Cuban people from Communism - and why Trump’s reversal of the previous administration’s policy towards Cuba might fulfill Obama’s goals. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

28mins

12 Jul 2017

Rank #5

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"Trump's Foreign Policy" - Mass Ave- Episode 115

This week, Tommy and Emily sit down with Luke Coffey, the Director of the Douglas and Sarah Allison Center for Foreign Policy at the Heritage Foundation. They discuss President Trump's foreign policy agenda, his recent speech in Warsaw defending Western civilization and the challenges ahead, and round out the episode with some "news of the day". Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

23mins

26 Jul 2017

Rank #6

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How the Left Is Lying About Tax Reform

The Republican tax cuts are losing popularity among Americans, in spite of more money being placed in their pockets, and a booming economy that is creating opportunity for all. How can it be that Obamacare (fewer options, lower quality, and more expensive) is more favorable than the tax cuts? This week, we talk with Adam Michel and Jordan Hess to correct the record, and provide listeners with ammunition to fight back against the left's narrative. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

18mins

19 Oct 2018

Rank #7

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Mass Ave- Episode 112

Lindsey Burke & Anne Ryland on why "fund the child, not the school" works for military families - and how the federal government can help; Romina Boccia calls on Congress to cap spending instead of raising the debt ceiling - and on state actors to take control of government programs. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

24mins

2 Jul 2017

Rank #8

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Mass Ave- Episode 113

In anticipation of Net Neutrality Day of Action, telecommunications expert James Gattuso explains why all internet traffic is not created equal and should not be treated as such by the government; Tommy tells Emily why he's optimistic about Obamacare repeal. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

21mins

7 Jul 2017

Rank #9

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What You Need to Know About the War in Ukraine

Today, U.S. military planes flew over Ukraine as a warning to Russia. So how did this war in Ukraine actually start? What does Vladimir Putin want from Ukraine? What's likely to happen next? This week, Heritage expert Luke Coffey helps to explain the conflict in Ukraine. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

26mins

7 Dec 2018

Rank #10

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Is It Too Much to Expect Voters to Register?

As election day approaches, many on the left are claiming that requiring voters to register with correct information is a way to suppress votes. This week Hans von Spakovsky, manger of Heritage’s Election Law Reform Initiative explains what is really happening. SHOW NOTES: Heritage's voter fraud database https://www.heritage.org/voterfraud and the full "Ami on the Streets" video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rrBxZGWCdgs Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

16mins

2 Nov 2018

Rank #11

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Scary Stories About American History

Was America ever really great? Sadly, this is a question we are hearing more and more. Our guest this week, Jarrett Stepman, author of "The War on History" explains why people are attacking historical figures like Thomas Jefferson, George Washington, Christopher Columbus and more and lays out the truth we must preserve. Show Notes: "The War on History: The Conspiracy to Rewrite America's Past What Our Founders Really Thought of Slavery—and Why The New York Times Is WrongThe New York Times’ 1619 Project Reeks of Herbert Marcuse’s Divisive Ideology1776, not 1619 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

17mins

30 Oct 2019

Rank #12

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How Strong is the United States Military?

After a long needed boost in defense spending, does the United States military have what it needs to protect our interest at home and abroad? Heritage just released it's 2019 Index of U.S. Military Strength, an annual deep dive into our military's capabilities. Dakota Wood, a senior research fellow in Heritage's Center for National Defense and editor of the Index, walks us through some of the reports most important findings. Browse the index here https://www.heritage.org/military-strength Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

22mins

11 Oct 2018

Rank #13

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What the Heck Is Going on in Syria?

Much of the news in October has been dominated by Syria. Many people on the right and the left have been critical of President Trump for how the situation had been handled. But why? This week, expert Jim Carafano sits down with us to correct the record and explain the much needed context surrounding Syria. Show Notes:Dr. Carafano's recent piece on Syria and Turkey cease-fire https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/james-carafano-turkey-and-syriaHeritage Youtube Page featuring Dr. Carafano's TV Appearances:https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLBs6_t5NjudQ4mYQGNbUVrH8Vef_QmkPg Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

19mins

25 Oct 2019

Rank #14

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The Trump Economy

This week, Stephen Moore, a distinguished visiting fellow at The Heritage Foundation, who also served as an economic advisor to Donald Trump during the 2016 presidential campaign, helps explain GDP numbers and the state of our economy. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

15mins

3 Aug 2018

Rank #15

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Mass Ave Episode 130: The Future of Conservatism & The State of the Press

On this week’s Mass Ave podcast, Tim Chapman, chief operating officer of Heritage Action, analyzes the future of the conservative movement and unifying policy goals. Also, Arthur Milikh, associate director of Heritage's B. Kenneth Simon Center for Principles and Politics, discusses the state of the press today and whose interests it serves. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

33mins

14 Nov 2017

Rank #16

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Jordan Peterson and Lee Edwards on Inequality and Socialism

Sen. Bernie Sanders, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez and their fellow socialists like to pretend that socialism is just another political system, leaving out some of the keystone principles that came from Karl Marx, the founding father of socialism. This week our expert helps us we break down some of the fundamental principles of socialism that are carefully omitted by the mainstream media and the left.Jordan Peterson event with Heritage https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dOmJx8mTnm8THESE Are the Most Telling Failures of Socialism by Lee Edwardshttps://www.heritage.org/progressivism/commentary/these-are-the-most-telling-failures-socialism Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

15mins

12 Jul 2019

Rank #17

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The Troubling Situation in Venezuela

In the wake of an alleged assassination attempt of Venezuelan Socialist Dictator Nicolas Maduro, Heritage expert Ana Quintana explains the troubling circumstances surrounding this, the devastating economic crisis plaguing Venezuelan citizens, and a proper US response. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

17mins

17 Aug 2018

Rank #18

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What Winning Looks Like for Conservatives in 2019

As the Democrats take control of the House of Representatives, we explain how the shift of power is going to impact Conservative's ability to enact policy, and what they can do to win, in spite of the new political landscape. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

18mins

11 Jan 2019

Rank #19

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Eight Stubborn Facts on Gun Violence in America

As we search for ways to make schools safer, it is important to look at the facts about gun violence in America in order to find the right solutions. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

11mins

23 Mar 2018

Rank #20