This week, former acting secretary of the Department of Homeland Security in the Trump administration and Heritage visiting fellow, Chad Wolf, breaks down what’s happening at the border, how it started, and if we can stop it.

President Reagan talked a lot about securing peace through being strong, and there’s no question that our military is strong. But that strength is not absolute.  It takes a lot of resources and constant innovation to keep up – especially when countries like China continue to grow their military presence around the world. So how do we keep up? This week, we dig into the NDAA (National Defense Authorization Act), and the priorities that Congress must sanction in order to keep our military strong and prepared. In addition, we look at some of the differences in President Biden’s defense priorities and the implications.

This week, we discuss the Senate hearing on the Equality Act. Emilie Koa, director of Heritage’s Devos Center explains the ways in which the Equality Act would effect everyday life, gives an outlook on the legislations future, and much more.

This week the $1.9 trillion “American Rescue Plan” was passed. Yet only a paltry 9% (or less) of the stimulus will be spent on actual public health measures. Rather, it is a wish list of the left’s pet projects that has very little to do with reducing the spread of the virus. On this episode, Heritage Budget expert David Ditch breaks down the monstrous spending package, gives us insight as the where the money will actually go, and explains the disaster this is for the future of America.

This week, Heritage legal fellow Amy Swearer, breaks down the Biden administration’s plans on gun control. She explains why instead of addressing the real underlying problems when it comes to gun violence, President Biden is pushing politically divisive measures that could seriously damage our right to keep and bear arms without making the nation any safer.

Heritage Foundation President, Kay Coles James, said in a recent article the right to vote is one of the most sacred rights that we as citizens can exercise. Hardly anyone—Democrats, Republicans and independents—trusts the process anymore, and legitimate concerns exist about the fairness and accuracy of our elections. We saw all of this on display in the 2020 election. If the proposed bill H.R. 1 becomes law, it is certain this would become the new normal in America. This week, we break down H.R. 1 and how it would undermine our election integrity forever.

We are under attack from the Left’s education agenda promoting information about sex, abortion, and politicized ideas about sexual orientation and gender identity. Our young children are being inundated with these heavy topics at their schools, in media, and throughout pop culture. It only seems to be getting worse. How do we push back? How do we turn the tide on an agenda that has the potential to damage the development of our kids? This week we talk about making a promise to protect America’s children, and ensure they are no longer used as political pawns to advance a sexual agenda.

This week, we learn what a recent CDC report says about our children’s mental health right now. Plus, Jonathan Butcher explains why teachers unions are holding up reopening schools and what parents can do to stop them.  

What do you do if you want to make more money? Typically it’s up to you to make the case as to why your employer will benefit from paying you more. But now, President Biden and his cohorts of the left are pushing hard for a federal $15 minimum wage, regardless of skill level or value added to employers. This week, we talk about the devastating impact this would have on business owners and their employees, and how it’s like throwing a ton of bricks on a sinking ship. These are the faces of a $15 minimum wage.

Democrats want to change the rules — but the Senate filibuster is the GOP’s last line of defense against a radical agenda. So what’s the filibuster again and why does it matter? Heritage’s Michelle Cordero and senior legal fellow Thomas Jipping explain.


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Chemical abortions are growing quickly in the USA. Since first being approved 20 years ago, the “abortion pill” now comprises 40% of all abortions. Given the hesitance for many women to see practitioners in-person due to COVID-19, the left is pushing to make them even more common by weakening current restrictions in place. If a Biden Administration uses the COVID-19 pandemic to weaken restrictions to the administration of chemical abortions, what risks does that pose for women?  Is it safe to increase the use of the abortion pill?  On this episode Melanie Israel helps explain these questions, and talks about ways the pro-life movement should respond.  

What happened in what is being called the worst-ever US government cyber-attack? And how could it affect our national security down the line? This week Klon Kitchen, director of Heritage’s Center for Technology Policy, explains.

Both Democrats and Republicans approved a massive omnibus budget that spends nearly a trillion dollars for Covid-19 relief. This includes checks of $600 to any Americans making $75,000/year (or less) regardless of their employment situation. Now, President Trump and other voices on the left and the right are arguing to increase this payment to $2,000. The media narrative and many other people are calling this a “stimulus,” but what will it stimulate? On this episode, we go through the five reasons why so-called stimulus checks (of any amount) are not the answer to economic hardship caused by the pandemic, and why safely re-opening the economy is the best approach.  

TOP EPISODE IN 2020 (Truth: Our episode explaining Coronavirus was #1 but no one wants to hear that again, so here is #2) This year, 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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This week we are breaking down what policy issues conservatives should watch for in the year 2021. Our guest is Tommy Binion, vice president of government relations at Heritage.


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Section 230 of the Communications and Decency Act has been credited as the 26 words that built the Internet. It has also become the avenue that allows social media companies to censor certain content, and keep controversial content from being posted without liability. Conservatives are upset that their content is being censored, and liberals seem to be upset about so-called fake news. Because of this, they are both calling for reforms – even an all-out end to Section 230. So what would changes look like? What would happen if 230 was ended entirely? On this episode, Klon Kitchen explains why we must find a middle ground, and mend not end Section 230. 

On a special episode of “Heritage Explains,” The Daily Signal’s Jarrett Stepman walks us through how the left is attempting to teach your children to see everything through the prism of racism and critical race theory.

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. This week, on “Heritage Explains,” expert Josh Meservey explains how China is using these buildings to  spy on the U.S. and why they continues to invest in Africa.


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Did you know that some people find Thanksgiving controversial? They believe to celebrate this holiday, or the Pilgrims associated with it, is a celebration of genocide. They think it should be replaced by a “National Day of Mourning” according to The Daily Signal’s Jarrett Stepman. Today, in a special Thanksgiving episode we read Stepman’s article about why America’s future depends on the celebration of Thanksgiving. P.S. Make sure you catch the end of the show, you don’t want to miss Tim in “feast” mode.

A few episodes ago, we began to uncover a plot driven by George Soros (and others like him) to completely reshape law and order in America. On this episode, we continue to expose the left’s coordinated effort to dismantle traditional, independent-minded prosecutors who put the rule of law above politics and party. They are then replaced by rogues who usurp the constitutional role of the legislative branch by refusing to prosecute entire categories of crime. The question is: why would billionaires want to change up the system that they have benefitted so much from?