More and more universities are instituting speech codes and creating limited free speech zones in attempt to control what words can and cannot be used on campus. On part 2 of our “Back to School” special, Heritage’s Jonathan Butcher walks us through the state of free speech at America’s colleges and explains how we can restore the First Amendment rights of students.

Many have eyes fixed on Washington, DC when it comes to politics and policy. But a few very wealthy and powerful people are looking outside of DC – not just at the state level, but to cities and counties. Over the last several years, people like George Soros are investing millions of dollars in local district attorney races. They are looking to replace traditional “law and order” D.A.’s with progressive “reform-minded” D.A.’s. This week, we talk with Jason Johnson from the Law Enforcement Legal Defense Fund about their new report that shows the devastating impact that reform D.A.’s seem to be having on the communities they serve. If this continues, what will our justice system look like? We also talk about whether or not this is part of a larger, coordinated effort running alongside defund the police and the Bail Project. 

How quickly can a Supreme Court nominee be confirmed? What are the rules? What about what’s happened in the past? This week Thomas Jipping, deputy director of Heritage’s Meese Center for Legal and Judicial Studies, walks us through what history can tell us about how the process to replace Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg should proceed.

In part one of this two-part series, we discussed the Chinese Communist Party’s overt attempt to completely destroy the culture and identity of millions of Uighur Muslims living in Western China.  From arresting people in the middle of the night, to forcing them to attend reeducation camps for years, to their ruthless pursuit of limiting Uighur births through forced abortions and sterilization, the evidence is overwhelming that China’s abuse of their own people is only getting worse. This week, we bring this horrific story closer to home by interviewing Ziba Murat, a Uighur woman who hasn’t heard from or spoken to her mother in over two years. Since her mother’s disappearance, it has surfaced that the Chinese Communist Party placed her in a concentration camp, and refuses to give updates or acknowledge her disappearance or when she will be released.

The Chinese Communist Party has targeted Uighur Muslims living in China by placing them in concentration camps/reeducation camps and turning their province into a police state. They’ve done this with the intent to strip them of their unique ethnic, cultural, and religious identity and replace it with allegiance to the Chinese Communist Party. From arresting people in the middle of the night, to forcing them to attend reeducation camps for years, to their ruthless pursuit of limiting Uighur births through forced abortions and sterilization, the evidence is overwhelming that China’s abuse of their own people is only getting worse. This week, we hear part 1 of a two-part series, documenting and discussing the evidence of this atrocity, and what the US role should be.

As our kids head back to school, there are massive protests and riots in America’s largest cities, increased anti-American sentiment, and the cancelling of some of the most important people from Western history. Amidst all this chaos comes the question: why is this happening? Why do these people in the streets hate America so much? The answer is they were taught to hate it. On this special “back to school” episode we are joined by Katie Gorka, who gives a crash course on American public education and where it all went wrong.


The Left continues to push for all-mail elections. They say it’s safe, and we can trust the Post Office to handle the tens of millions of ballots that are cast during election season. They claim that President Trump is standing in the way of vote-by-mail, and claim he’s disenfranchising voters. But if we hit pause for a second and look at the totality of the circumstances, there are very legitimate concerns when it comes to switching to an all vote-by-mail election, as well as the devastating possibility that your vote will be lost or not counted. On this episode, leading election integrity voice Hans von Spakovsky joins us again, and corrects the narrative on why a national vote-by-mail effort is a really bad idea.

Its been over 75 days of nightly riots in Portland and the violence is spreading to cities across the country. This week, Lora Ries, a senior research fellow in homeland security, talks about how this started, why the protests continue, and what we can do to stop them.

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Sports events have always been an escape from the challenges of everyday life. Think back to your favorite sports memories. Is there anything better than seeing your team win, and then celebrating with your friends and family? But what has been the one constant at all sporting events in America? The National Anthem. This is a time when we put our differences aside, and pay tribute to the nation and those who fight for it. But now, if you turn on most sports events, you’ll likely see teams kneeling during the National Anthem, wearing Black Lives Matter apparel, and protesting. Sports seem to no longer be just about sports. On this episode, we talk about the state of sports in the US, the influence of the Black Lives Matter movement, and why the National Anthem is something worth standing for.

The free market is offering hope to parents who were running out of options for the upcoming school year through something called “pandemic pods.” This week, Dr. Lindsay Burke explains what these pods are, how they work, how much they cost, and how they are reshaping our education system.

The US has seen a lot of action involving our relationship with China throughout July 2020.  From sanctions, to closing consulates, to Hong Kong, to holding China accountable for the Covid-19 pandemic, this makes an already complex “tit for tat” situation even more complex. On this episode, we talk with Jim Carafano about why the media narrative of “tit for tat” is actually not the proper way to describe what’s going on. We also discuss the proper way to deal with it to ensure our economic and national security. 


More and more experts agree that science says it’s safe to send kids back to school as long as new guidelines and safety measures are in place. This week, Dr. Kevin Pham, a medical doctor, explains why he believes in person schooling would actually be one of the SAFEST activities to reopen in America.

We’ve all seen the phrase E pluribus unum written all over American symbols. When translated from Latin it means: out of many, one. This phrase has helped create our unique American culture. But recently, the left has been using identity politics to divide us. This week, we talk to Mike Gonzalez. He has a brand new book out called “The Plot to Change America: How Identity Politics is Dividing the Land of the Free.” This book exposes the myths that help identity politics perpetuate itself, it reveals what has really happened in America, and explains why it is urgent to change course. This week, he takes us back to the beginning, and explains where we currently stand, and what we need to do to get back to E pluribus unum.

The left’s assault on America’s history is nothing new, but it’s getting worse. This week, Jarrett Stepman explains why statues of former President Thomas Jefferson and even Robert E. Lee should remain standing. Stepman is a contributor to The Daily Signal and author of “The War on History: The Conspiracy to Rewrite America’s Past.”

This Fourth of July season, we are counting the many blessings we are afforded as American citizens. We all have a different story, and a different path, and we are able to move forward because of the freedom and liberty this Nation was founded on. These are the things enshrined in Declaration of Independence. On this inspiring episode, Dr. Allen Guelzo talks about the miracle that is the Declaration of Independence, the story that lead to its drafting and the result, why it is still very relevant in today’s culture, and why it makes him a #ProudAmerican. 

This week, Jarrett Stepman, a contributor to The Daily Signal and author of “The War on History: The Conspiracy to Rewrite America’s Past” explains Seattle’s Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone and discusses if communities like this could ever actually exist long term. He also takes a look back at Seattle’s liberal history and explains what he thinks will happen next.

In the wake of the horrible killing of George Floyd, many are proposing different solutions to ensure that something like this never happens again. From defunding the police entirely or mandating better officer training, it seems like all options are on the table. One option that should not be overlooked is the power police unions have over dealing with situations like this. This week, we talk with Rachel Greszler about how confronting police abuse requires shifting power away from police unions.


Colonizing Mars? Bases on the moon? This week, Dean Cheng explains the significance of the Falcon 9 launch. He also talks about what took American space programs so long to get to this point and if space tourism is something we could actually see in our lifetime. Cheng, is a senior research fellow in Heritage’s Davis Institute for National Security and Foreign Policy. Dean also sits on NASA’s National Space Council Users’ Advisory Group.

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China is very active in building infrastructure for developing nations. For the last two decades, they have invested billions of dollars in Africa in the form of roads, bridges, and other critical infrastructure. Thanks to a recent Heritage report, we now see that they are also building high security government buildings for African nations, and are likely using these as a vector to spy on and undercut the US. On this episode, Josh Meservey explains why China continues to invest in Africa, why Africa continues to allow them, and what that means for American economic activity and security in Africa.

Most advice on how to prepare for a disaster is just plain wrong. On this episode, Jim Carafano explains five attributes an individual should have in order to survive a major disaster.