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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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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China continues to demand more from America in exchange for access to their markets. But they are not demanding more goods or more money, they are actively trying to censor Americans and change our perception of their communist culture. Whether it’s Hollywood, the NBA, or our school system, China’s strategy seems to be working. But some Americans are pushing back. This week, our friend Mike Gonzalez joins us to explain what’s going on and ways we can push back.

  

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Was America ever really great? Sadly, this is a question we are hearing more and more. Our guest this week, Jarrett Stepman, author of “The War on History” explains why people are attacking historical figures like Thomas Jefferson, George Washington, Christopher Columbus and more and lays out the truth we must preserve.

 

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Much of the news in October has been dominated by Syria. Many people on the right and the left have been critical of President Trump for how the situation had been handled. But why? This week, expert Jim Carafano sits down with us to correct the record and explain the much needed context surrounding Syria.

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In our final episode of a three part series on impeachment expert John Malcolm says it’s highly likely that the House of Representatives will impeach President Trump — and it could be as soon as next month. Malcolm discusses why in moving forward with this impeachment Democrats are playing a game of political high stakes poker.

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This week, in part two of a three part series on impeachment, Heritage expert Hans von Spakovsky explains what exactly is an impeachable offense as he details our nations history with impeachment.

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This week, in part two of a three part series on impeachment, Heritage expert Hans von Spakovsky explains what exactly is an impeachable offense as he details our nation’s history with impeachment.

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This week, in part one of a three part series on impeachment, Heritage expert Thomas Jipping breaks down what the impeachment process looks like in the House and the Senate, how America reacted the last time this happened, and if Congress should indeed go down this road.

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Over the last decade, more and more people on the right have begun to refer to themselves as “libertarian” instead of “conservative” when describing their ideal way of running government. While there are many good things about the libertarian view, there are dramatic differences between libertarians and conservatives. This week, David Azerrad talks about the differences, clears up misconceptions, and pushes back against narratives.

 

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The media went wild last week when John Bolton resigned from his position as President Trump’s National Security Adviser. This week, Trump announced he will nominate U.S. hostage negotiator Robert O’Brien to replace Bolton. So how important is this role? What exactly is the nature of the job and do they shape policy? This week, Heritage expert James Carafano explains. Plus, we chat about Carafano’s powerful new mini documentary about 9/11.

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On a recent adventure to New Zealand, Tim took the studio with him to record the sights, the sounds, and the people of a land half-a-world away. New Zealand is not just a great place to film famous movies like “The Lord of the Rings,” it’s a thriving country with incredible economic freedom and prosperity. Join Tim as he explores the similarities and the differences between America and New Zealand, why a strong relationship with New Zealand is important, and why freedom works so well for country with a “sheep to person ratio” of 6 to 1. 

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As Congress heads back to Capitol Hill next week it’s certain that gun legislation will be one of the items that lawmakers will be under pressure to tackle. Lately, the media, lawmakers, and President Trump have talk a lot about “red flag” laws. Today our expert, Amy Swearer, helps explain what these laws are, if they are working, and what concerns currently exist from liberals and conservatives.

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