Dr. Henry Nau joins to help us explore the lessons learned during the 20th century and apply them to today. In America, we’re struggling for the soul of the country — a battle between those who want to keep America as it was founded — an America where capitalism and the American Dream reign supreme — and those who are pushing America to follow in the footsteps of communism and socialism. We explore this trend and what the ultimate cost will be to Americans if the 21st century turns a blind eye to history.

Dr. Henry R. Nau is Professor Emeritus of Political Science and International Affairs at George Washington University. Previously he served on President Reagan’s National Security Council as the senior staff member responsible for international economic affairs. Among other duties, he was the White House sherpa for several Annual G-7 Economic Summits and also served in the Department of State from 1975-1977 as Special Assistant to the Under Secretary for Economic Affairs. In 1977, he received the State Department’s Superior Honor Award. He is the author of numerous books, including his latest, Conservative Internationalism: Armed Diplomacy Under Jefferson, Polk, Truman, and Reagan, and has published numerous articles in scholarly and policy journals.

Should the NCAA allow athletes who were born male to compete in women’s sports? John Lohn, editor of Swimming World, talks with Jennifer Braceras about competition, science, and the transgender athlete.

On this week’s episode, we talk Big Tech and whether or not government regulation is the answer. This is becoming an increasingly important topic as the desire to gain information — that’s unbiased and unfiltered — is difficult and confusing. We struggle with knowing who and what to believe and where to turn for the truth. The result has been a declining faith in institutions. So where do conservatives turn, especially when we are often the first to be censored? Bret Jacobson joins to help shed some light on a complex issue and gives tips on what conservatives can do.

 

Patrice Onwuka joins the podcast to discuss this month’s policy focus: Understanding Inflation. We’ll answer the top questions Americans are asking as they face higher prices at the gas pump and grocery stores, including: What causes inflation? Why are we facing higher prices today? And what can be done to slow the trend?

 

Corey DeAngelis joins to discuss school choice in 2021. It’s been a year with tremendous gains for those who want educational opportunity for their children. We cover the data, the wins, and the hurdles ahead.

Corey DeAngelis is the national director of research at the American Federation for Children, the executive director at Educational Freedom Institute, an adjunct scholar at the Cato Institute, and a senior fellow at Reason Foundation. He was named on the Forbes 30 Under 30 list for his work on education policy and received the Buckley Award from America’s Future in 2020.

Congresswoman Kat Cammack joins this week’s episode to talk about the increasing crisis at our southern border, what the “defund the police” movement has meant to communities across the country, and, finally, what it looks like to stand up for law enforcement in today’s climate.

 

Kara Danksy joins the podcast this week to share why she is furious with her party, the Democrat party, for pushing gender identity or what she refers to as “gender insanity.” She argues that redefining the words “sex” and “gender” victimizes women and children. In our conversation, we discuss things that often aren’t allowed to be said in mainstream media. We cover how gender identity has seeped into our laws and the resulting implications, how parental rights are being ignored, and what it has meant for her to speak out on such a controversial issue.

 

Representative Kevin Hern of the great state of Oklahoma joins the podcast this week to discuss his journey to Congress. Turns out, it is possible to go from hog farmer to congressman. We cover the issues small businesses are facing today, including the struggle to fill jobs, and what the short- and long-term impacts of the Build Back Better Act are on the economy.

 

Hadley Heath Manning joins the podcast to discuss this month’s policy focus: The Public Option for Health Coverage. We focus on what a public option would mean, how the idea continues to pop up in bills at both the federal and state levels, and why competition is a good thing when it comes to health coverage.

 

On this pop-up episode of She Thinks, IWF’s Director for the Center of Policy & Innovation interviews David Clement of the Consumer Choice Center on people’s misunderstanding of risk. The COVID-19 pandemic has transformed the way many Americans look at risk, but the concept can be also be applied to other areas of life like food regulations and vaping regulations.

North Carolina’s Lt. Governor Mark Robinson joins the podcast this week to discuss critical race theory, combating ‘woke’ ideology in schools, and the Left’s belief that black Americans who are Republicans are “white supremacists.”

 

Sam Janney joins the podcast to help us delve into the issue causing many Americans, and specifically women, to change their voting habits — the issue of K-12 education. We discuss the learning loss kids have experienced over the last year, what kids are actually being taught, and the role of parents in their child’s education.

If you follow Sam Janney on Twitter, you likely know her as The Foo, the Twitchy.com editor, #FOOBar podcaster, and an all-around problematic (per Twitter) Happy Warrior. But she’s not actually a chainsaw-wielding rabbit with a bad attitude and a propensity for destruction. She’s a wife and mom who loves her country and believes we must all fight for it. And she does it with a smile and ray of sunshine.

Because it’s never too early to talk about the next election cycle, we talk 2022 midterms on this week’s episode. We discuss the lessons learned from the 2021 results and what we can expect a year from now—we review the biggest contests, redistricting fallout, and the leading issues on voters’ minds.

Cassie Smedile is Executive Director of America Rising PAC. She joined the team after serving concurrent roles as the Deputy Communications Director and National Press Secretary at the Republican National Committee. Prior to working at the RNC, she spent ten years on Capitol Hill in communications capacities in both the Senate and House, including Communications Director roles for Senator Todd Young (R-IN) and Congressman Sean Duffy (WI-07) in addition to other offices.

Patrice Onwuka joins the podcast to discuss this month’s policy focus: Stopping the Epidemic of Violence in American Cities. We discuss the reasons why several U.S. cities watched murders spike by over 30 percent as well as outline the steps we can take to curb the nationwide violence.

 

Patrice Onwuka, director of the Center for Economic Opportunity at IWF, speaks with Jeanette Duffy, Chief Program Officer at Dress for Success Worldwide. They discuss labor market trends, including women transitioning back into the workforce, upskilling American workers, and how this global nonprofit is empowering women for economic success in their professional endeavors — starting with their wardrobes. They also discuss a new initiative with Uber for gig economy workers.

Kelsey Bolar chats with Elisha Krauss on why she’s not leaving California, her experiences defying mask mandates, and encouraging young girls and women to stand up for what they believe.

Elisha Krauss is a conservative host and commentator who homeschools her girls in LA with her husband Eric. Currently, she hosts the weekly Washington Examiner Newsmaker Series, featuring politicians, activists, business owners, and celebrities about the news of the day. She previously hosted a morning show in Los Angeles with her friend and former Daily Wire colleague Ben Shapiro. Prior to that, Krauss ran a congressional campaign, worked with PragerU, and produced the Sean Hannity radio show. She enjoys encouraging young women and young conservatives through speaking (digitally and in person) on America’s college campuses.

Today we’re joined by Cynthia Monteleone, a world champion track athlete who, in 2018, competed against a transgender athlete from Colombia. A year and a half later, her high school daughter also found herself competing against a biological male in high school track. We discuss what it’s been like since Independent Women’s Forum shared her story, how she prepared her family to face the public on such a controversial issue, and where she sees the future of the fairness in women’s sports debate. As a metabolic practitioner, we also ask Monteleone for some post-pandemic health, parenting, and wellness advice.

 

On this week’s episode of SheThinks, we chat with Dr. Erica Komisar about the science behind early childhood development and why institutionalized daycare and preschool are not often the best options for young children — or their parents. Komisar is a clinical social worker, psychoanalyst, parent coach, and author. With 30 years of experience in private practice, she works to alleviate pain from individuals who suffer from depression, anxiety, eating, and other compulsive disorders. She is the author of the book Being There: Why Prioritizing Motherhood in the First Three Years Matters, and Chicken Little The Sky Isn’t Falling: Raising Resilient Adolescents in the New Age of Anxiety, which will be released in November 2021.

We discuss the need for expanding school choice options and empowering parents to take control of their children’s education. Parents across the country are seeking a choice in how and where their children learn. States like Florida have created numerous school choice programs that allow education funding to follow students. Erika Donalds joins She Thinks to discuss why parents deserve more leverage when it comes to their children’s education, and the network of classical charter schools she has created in Florida.

 

Stay-at-home mom Nicole Solas joins the podcast to share her story of asking her local school board in South Kingstown, Rhode Island, about what her daughter would learn in kindergarten only to be hit with a $75k bill for the information requested and to be sued by the NEA. It’s quite a story.