With Russian forces struggling to overtake Ukraine, how likely is the Kremlin to escalate the war by using a nuclear weapon? Peter Brookes, Heritage’s senior research fellow for weapons of mass destruction and counter proliferation, explains.

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Under the umbrella of Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) activism, corporations have become unimaginably woke. They are weaponizing capital, and it is promoting nearly every left-wing policy issue they care about. So what does it mean to say the Left is weaponizing capital, what are the implications? On this episode Heritage Visiting Fellow (and former CEO of CKE Restaurants) Andy Puzder joins us to examine the consequences of ESG activism, what it’s doing to American culture/401k’s, and the awesome pushback that’s happening!

This fall, New Jersey public school second graders will be getting lessons related to gender identity under state sex education guidelines. Jonathan Butcher, Heritage’s Will Skillman Fellow in Education explains the states lesson plan, where else this is happening, and what parents can do about it. 

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With the leak of the draft decision of Dobbs v. Jackson, people on the right and the left are asking if the Supreme Court is going to overturn Roe v. Wade.

The Heritage Foundation recently announced a set of strategic policy priorities (the big issues) that will form the roadmap for conservatives over the next three years. These will shape discussion throughout DC, the media, and the United States. On this episode, we talk with Noah Weinrich from Heritage Action for America. He takes us through recent polling that shows there is bi-partisan agreement on way more issues than the mainstream media will let you know, and why Heritage’s conservative priorities are the priorities of Americans on both sides of the aisle.  

On this episode, Sarah Parshall Perry talks about her recent piece: “Lia Thomas Was Just the Beginning. Biden Administration Wants to Eliminate Woman’s Sports.” We’ll break down Biden’s proposed changes to Title IX, and the hard fought protections for girls and woman it ensures. We also examine the legality, and discuss why it’s crucial that US educational institutions ensure kid’s safety, empower parents, and guarantee equal opportunities for girls and woman.

This week, Mark Morgan, former U.S. Customs and Border Protection commissioner and Heritage visiting fellow, explains what Title 42 is and why it will be so catastrophic when the Biden administration ends it prematurely.

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New Zealand is consistently ranked in the Heritage Index of Economic Freedom as one of the freest economies in the world, due to robust trade, light regulation, strong fiscal health, and a tourist magnet for the entire world. But since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, they have had dramatic lockdowns and their borders have largely been closed. In addition, their relationship with China continues to expand, while they build out a “security” presence throughout the Southern Pacific. On this episode, we talk with Jordan Williams of the New Zealand Taxpayers Union, and examine differences between the US and New Zealand covid-19 response, and what a relationship with China should look like.

Tom Jipping, a senior legal fellow in Heritage’s Meese Center for Legal and Judicial Studies, discusses key takeaways from Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s nomination hearing.

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Have you heard of Somaliland? It has been de facto independent for 30 years, and they have taken great strides to pursue democracy, free speech, and free market ideas. Because of this, the U.S. should recognize Somaliland as an independent country. In practice, the territory is not now, nor is likely to be, a part of Somalia. Acknowledging that reality would allow Washington to create more effective policy in an important and contested region. In addition, a strong relationship with an independent Somaliland could potentially benefit the US, as we try to hedge against Chinese influence in the region. On this episode, Heritage Foundation expert, Josh Meservey, joins us to explain.

Gas prices are soaring all across the country. In fact, the national average for a regular gallon of gasoline recently hit $4, blowing past the previous record in the summer of 2008. We are definitely seeing this reality reflected in our bank accounts. So what is to blame for this and what do we need to do to get back to pay less at the pump? On this episode, we are joined by Heritage Foundation Research fellow Joel Griffith for a lively conversation with great interaction with our live audience.

This week, David Ditch, a policy analyst in Heritage’s Grover M. Hermann Center for the Federal Budget, explains how Congress can balance the budget in 10 years. READ: Budget Blueprint for Fiscal Year 2022

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Let’s rewind. This week we go back in time to understand where the conflict started in Ukraine. Heritage expert Luke Coffey helps to explain.

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It is time for the United States to develop an Atlantic strategy. The U.S. has the means to do so—what is required is political will. So what would this Atlantic strategy look like? What would it cost? On this episode Luke Coffee explains how President Biden can pick up where President Trump left off, and develop a plan that does not make the US vulnerable in our backyard.

We all remember the summer of 2020 when Black Lives Matter launched into the mainstream of cultural discourse. It was a rally cry at protests and demonstrations around the world, and posted all over sporting events. But we also remember the riots resulting in property destruction, injury, and an attack on police. So the movement started, but what have they been up to since? Recently, there have been many questions about their leadership, tax-exempt status, and donations. What have they been doing with all of the money raised? On this episode, Mike Gonzalez joins us to discuss what we know and most importantly what we don’t know about the Black Lives Matter organization. He literally wrote the book on BLM, and the Marxist revolution they desire.

On this episode of Heritage Explains Live, Tim Doescher sits down with Heritage Tech Fellow Kara Frederick for a long-form interview. They discuss Kara’s latest report on pro-active ways conservatives can push back against big tech’s repeated and intentional silencing of conservative ideas from their platforms.

Given the grave human rights abuses, the and legitimate national security threat posed by the Chinese Communist Party, they should never have been allowed to host the Olympics. On this episode recorded live at the Heritage Foundation, we talk with Heritage Foundation President, Dr. Kevin Roberts. He reminds us of what’s at stake with our complex relationship with China, holds the Biden Administration accountable for failed leadership, and gives us way we can pushback in our own lives.

This week, Heritage’s Jay Richards breaks down how transgender activists are trying to link gender to race and class. Read Richards most recent op-ed here.

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Corey DeAngelis and Lindsey Burke’s Recent Piece in Fox News:

This week, Zack Smith, a legal fellow in the Meese Center for Legal and Judicial Studies, breaks down the case against Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes. 

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