Rank #1: "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.
Rank #2: 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.
Rank #3: 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.
Rank #4: How the Marriage Penalty Is Hurting Low Income Communities
This week we talk with Mimi Teixeira, a graduate fellow in welfare policy at The Heritage Foundation, about marriage penalties and the unintended consequences they have on a low income communities.
Rank #5: 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.
Rank #6: The Troubling Situation In Venezuela (Part 2)
Under the devastating socialist dictatorship of Nicolas Maduro, Venezuelans have no food, medicine, or opportunity. But recently, hope has sprung, and Venezuela's people have a chance to oust Maduro and his regime for good. Ana Quintana joins us to discuss the state of play within the country, and the proper role the U.S. and the international community should have.
Rank #7: What Is the Border Wall We Need? (Rebroadcast)
The first of a special three part series on immigration, explaining the basics on border walls, enforcement, and amnesty with policy analyst, David Inserra.
Rank #8: "Liberal Lies and Misleading Narratives " Mass Ave: Episode 124
This week on Mass Ave, Genevieve Wood, Senior Communications Advisor and Senior Contributor at The Daily Signal joins us to discuss liberal hypocrisy. She explains how conservatives can win more on messaging, why liberals are so often able to seize a misleading narrative, and gives tips for any conservative trying to communicate a policy position. In our Ask the Expert segment, we speak with B. Kenneth Simon Center for Principles and Politics Visiting Fellow Joe Postell about third parties in America.
Rank #9: The 5 Deadly Myths of Defense Spending
This week, Lieutenant General Thomas Spoehr, debunks some of the most timeworn arguments about defense spending that are used in an attempt to slash the Pentagon's budget. Show Notes: Peterson Foundation chart vs. https://www.pgpf.org/chart-archive/0053_defense-comparison Heritage Foundation (see chart 3) https://www.heritage.org/defense/report/putting-defense-spending-context-simple-comparisons-are-inadequate
Rank #10: The History of Columbus Day
Daily Signal Contributor Jarrett Stepman joins us this week on Mass Ave to discuss the history of Columbus Day - and where the Left gets it wrong. Back by popular demand, Genevieve Wood is our "Ask the Expert" guest. She discusses the current political climate, and when she thinks Republicans will secure a major legislative victory.
Rank #11: 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.
Rank #12: "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".
Rank #13: "Afghanistan And Counter Terrorism" Mass Ave- Episode 116
Margaret Thatcher Fellow Robin Simcox on realistic expectations for stabilizing Afghanistan, the need for continued U.S. engagement in the country, and what role a U.S. program to halt violent extremism around the world can (or can't) play in the process.
Rank #14: The Truth About Climate Change and Hurricanes
This week, Heritage’s Nick Loris breaks down the truth about the effect climate change actually has on natural disasters and why the left continues to misrepresent data. (Here is the link to the NOAA chart we reference in show that shows temperature fluctuations over the past million years https://www.heritage.org/sites/default/files/~/media/infographics/2016/bg3119/bg-climate-science-chart-1-825.jpg )
Rank #15: 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.
Rank #16: Heritage Explains: Why Making College Free Is a Bad Idea
This week, Mary Clare Amselem, a policy analyst in Heritage’s Center for Education Policy, talks why free college tuition policies don’t work and how to help Americans stop accumulating so much student loan debt.
Rank #17: The Truth About Immigration Enforcement
This week, we conclude our special series on immigration. Heritage expert David Inserra takes us back to basics on how we are currently enforcing immigration laws and how we can be doing it better.
Rank #18: 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.
Rank #19: The Santa Fe High School Shooting Survivors the Media Ignored
This week The Daily Signal's Kelsey Harkness talks to us about her interview with Santa Fe High School students on the one month anniversary of the shooting. Also, Heritage expert Amy Swearer helps to explain some of the policy issues around our nations school safety crisis.
Rank #20: 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.