For years, President Trump has been driven to secure the Southern Border. But what has he done since he’s been in the White House to do this? Are Americans safer and more secure? What are the obstacles standing in his way? This week, we sit down with Mike Howell to help us see beyond the media narrative, and explain what more needs to happen.  
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Forget what you think you know about Colombia. It’s not all cocaine and Pablo Escobar. Rather, Colombia is a key pillar of stability and security in South America – as well as an economic leader. This week, Heritage expert Ana Quintana explains the steps Colombia and the US must take in order to secure this peace and progress.

 

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The stock market crashed to record lows this week and lawmakers and the administration are rushing to put out new legislation to deal with the spread of coronavirus and its effects on the economy. But how does everything happening on Wall Street effect everyday Americans? This week, Joel Griffith, a research fellow in Heritage’s Roe Institute for economic policy, breaks it down.

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Can it be? After over 19 years of war against the Taliban in Afghanistan, the US and the Taliban are ready for peace? That’s what the recent agreement says. But it will be a long difficult road to travel before this happens. This week, we talk with Heritage Foundation expert Luke Coffee about what the deal entails, and whether or not we can count on The Taliban to hold up their end of the agreement. Hint: the term “healthy skepticism” is used more than once.

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The White House is expected to announce details on tax cuts for Trump’s second term. One of the ideas on the table is to create tax-free investment accounts for individuals and families. This week, Heritage’s Adam Michel, explains what a “Universal Savings Account” is and how if we can get Americans on board with the idea — President Trump would be taking a major step in replacing the entitlement culture with self made wealth.

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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.

 

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That’s a wrap? After more than 3.5 years since the British people voted to leave the European Union, they have officially left. With all the celebration from Brexiteers and the protest from “Remainers”, there are a lot of questions to be answered on what happens now. This week, Nile Gardiner joins us to give his perspective from the front lines of the Brexit celebration, and talks about all that needs to happen to move forward. Hint: A lot of work needs to be done. He also gives an insider perspective on the Huawei 5G situation in the UK. 

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The 5G race is heating up, and we are beginning to see how fierce the competition is. 5G will usher in a completely new era of mobile technology, and shape our culture for an entire generation. While there are significant economic implications to the winners, there are also serious national security implications. On this episode of Explains, Klon Kitchen talks about the implications of the United Kingdom’s decision to allow Chinese controlled Huawei to build portions of their 5G network, and what that means for the future of US security.

 

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Major studies have concluded that Americans use firearms in lawful defense of themselves and others between 500,000 and three million times every year. Yet as we have pointed out on this podcast — these are not the stories that make their way to the national cable channels. Heritage has been documenting several dozen examples of Americans relying on their Second Amendment rights to protect life, liberty, and property. This week, Amy Swearer will highlight heroic and under reported cases of defensive gun uses in 2019.

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As anti-Semitic attacks and incidents continue to rise, we take a closer look at who is to blame, and what we need to do as a Nation to stop this disturbing trend. This week, we revisit this topic and dive deeper with the Executive Vice President of The Heritage Foundation, Dr. Kim Holmes.

 

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Last month, President Donald Trump tweeted that San Francisco, California has “rapidly become one of the worst anywhere in the U.S. when it comes to the homeless and crime.” The homeless situation is so bad that there are maps dedicated to alerting the public where there is human feces or needles on the street. In this episode Katrina Trinko, editor-in-chief of The Daily Signal, discusses her reporting on what the streets of San Francisco are really like.

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A lot has happened between the United States and Iran this week. On this episode we walk through the events that led to the killing of Qassim Suleimani and Heritage’s Luke Coffey explains who Suleimani was and what the United States should do next.

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A lot has happened between the United States and Iran this week. On this episode we walk through the events that led to the killing of Qassim Suleimani and Heritage’s Luke Coffey explains who Suleimani was and what the United States should do next.

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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.

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This week, Thomas Jipping, deputy director of Heritage’s Meese Center for Legal and Judicial Studies explains what happens next in the Senate now that the House has voted to impeach President Trump, how long it could take, and what to expect from lawmakers.

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The Trump Administration announced last week that they will close loopholes that allow people to receive food stamps longer while not actively seeking a job or work training. Many on the left have criticized as “cruel” and “stupid.” But is it? Could it be that work is actually a critical path out of poverty? On this episode, we talk with Robert Rector about the changes implemented by the White House, and the implications it has on the economy, our culture, and better ways to empower people.

 

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The Air Force announced this fall that it’s oldest bomber, the B-52, will be getting some major upgrades. This week, we explain what our B-52 bombers look like today, what types of modifications they need and why it’s important. Our expert is John Venable, a 25-year veteran of the U.S. Air Force who served in three combat operations and former commander of the celebrated Thunderbirds. 

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Did you know that for much of the 19th century, Thanksgiving was only celebrated by New Englanders and Northeastern transplants in the upper Midwest and New York? Learn more about Sarah Josepha Hale and why she so desperately wanted President Abraham Lincoln to adopt the idea of Thanksgiving as a national holiday.

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Many on the left claim that “Medicare for All” will save you money. They say that healthcare will be better and more affordable. Not true. According to a new Heritage Foundation study, not only would private insurance be outlawed and everyone forced to use government healthcare, but a family of 4 earning the median income would pay $9,000 a year to pay for Medicare For All. That’s about equal to what they spend on food every year. This week, Tommy Binion breaks down the report, and pushes back against the left’s narrative that the middle class would save money under “Medicare for All.”

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The Federal Government sends over $800 billion dollars a year to States and local governments to be spent on many wasteful projects. This week, we sit down with Mike Nichols of the Badger Institute and David Ditch of the Heritage Foundation to talk about our out-of-control spending on wasteful projects, and the impact this has on federalism and state sovereignty.

 

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