Every day, conservative students across our country face oppressive and discriminatory policies that inhibit their rights to freedom of speech. Your rights don’t end where the campus grounds begin. Join us for an educational and engaging conversation with free speech experts to learn your First Amendment rights on campus and what you can do to protect them.

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The Senate is expected to consider a reconciliation bill misleadingly named the Inflation Reduction Act. The overall spending for the climate and energy provisions of the bill is a whopping $369 billion. The legislation, which is an effort to centrally plan energy use and production, promotes a Green New Deal wish list for far-left extremists, from their favored electricity generation, vehicles, to agricultural practices. In this latest edition of the Center for Energy, Climate, and Environment’s PowerCast, leading experts discuss what’s in the bill, its harmful policies, and why the bill wouldn’t help with inflation but would in fact make matters worse.

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Almost six months have passed since Russian forces invaded their former Soviet allies with the nearly universal expectation that they would quickly overrun the meager defenses that Ukraine could muster. The ebbs and flows of the war have revealed strengths and weaknesses of the combatants, as well as a few misconceptions about modern warfare.

Join us as experts explore the operational lessons learned to date in the air, land, and domains in and around Ukraine and what we can expect over the months to come.

Parents have the basic right to direct the upbringing, education, and care of their children. The Constitution protects this right. But today, government overreach and destructive ideologies threaten children and the rights of American moms and dads.

Government officials have broken the trust of parents. Schools are using toxic ideas about race and gender, rooted in Critical Theory, to define students’ identities. Teachers and administrators are treating students as members of the opposite sex behind their parents’ backs. Counselors and doctors are fast-tracking children to undergo experimental and irreversible cross-sex interventions on their bodies.

The Captagon drug trade is turning Syria into a narco-state. In 2020 alone, authorities outside Syria seized a combined total of at least $3.4 billion worth of Captagon.

In Syria, the drug empire is run by businessmen tied to the Assad regime, close associates of Syrian strongman Bashar Assad, and even family members. A widespread drug epidemic in Syria is not only creating a drug crisis along Jordan’s borders and throughout the region, but it is also fueling instability by empowering the illicit activities of the Assad regime, a close client of Russia, Iran, and China.

The legitimacy of lawmaking by unelected regulatory officials is a controversial subject in any democratic republic, including ours. That is particularly true given that agency rules govern virtually every aspect of American life. Historically, the U.S. Supreme Court was willing to defer to agencies on the ground that regulatory officials were experts in their respective fields. Over the last decade, however, the Supreme Court has reined in agency lawmaking. In particular, the Court has questioned whether federal courts may defer to their interpretations of the law. Columbia Law School Professor Tom Merrill, an expert on administrative law, will discuss this trend and a book that he recently published on this subject. Please join us as he, along with two other experts, analyzes the future of the administrative state.

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Major costs and obstacles impacting the entire oil supply chain, from oil producers, refiners, to gas stations, are driving up gas prices. Understanding the oil supply chain and its challenges helps to better understand the causes of high gas prices. In the latest edition of the Center for Energy, Climate, and Environment’s PowerCast, leading experts discuss issues such as onshore and offshore leasing, pipelines, refining, and basic economics affecting prices. They dispel harmful myths about gas prices, such as alleged price gouging, and also identify some of the Biden administration policies driving up gas prices.

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Creating better educational opportunities for all Americans—regardless of race or socioeconomic status—is crucial work in this country, and it’s been ongoing for decades. On July 13, America recognizes an early pioneer in education and voting rights for black Americans and women, Mary McLeod Bethune, with a statue in the U.S. Capitol. Bethune, the daughter of former slaves, became an advisor to President Franklin D. Roosevelt and dedicated her life to bettering American education.

Following this significant statue unveiling, education experts reflect on how Bethune’s vision can serve us today, especially looking at educational opportunities for all students, including African-American students.

The Chinese Communist Party is notorious for its policies of repression, especially against persons of faith. From Uyghur Muslims to Christians to Tibetan Buddhists, people of all religious traditions are subject to draconian regulations of the practice of their most closely held beliefs. International Christian Concern’s latest report on persecution around the globe identified China as one of the worst violators of religious freedom. In light of this, the world cannot have a passive response when a fundamental freedom is under such dire threat.

Join us on the heels of the International Religious Freedom Summit for a conversation on what the U.S. government and the international community can do to safeguard religious liberty in China.

The United States Supreme Court, in a 6-3 opinion, held that the EPA’s Clean Power Plan wasn’t authorized under the Clean Air Act. Under this rule, the agency was trying to dictate how the entire country generates electricity, mandating a shift from conventional energy to renewable energy. In this debut edition of the Center for Energy, Climate and Environment’s PowerCast, leading experts discuss the case, its implications on energy and regulation, the major questions doctrine, and restoring representative government.

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The Supreme Court’s 2021-22 term is almost over. There were important cases involving religious liberty (Kennedy v. Bremerton School District), vaccine mandates (NFIB v. OSHA), immigration (Biden v. Texas), the Second Amendment (New York Rifle v. Bruen), administrative law (West Virginia v. EPA), abortion (Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization), and much more. Our scholars and scribes will break down what you need to know from the landmark cases, Breyer’s retirement, Ketanji Brown Jackson’s confirmation, and even the Dobbs leak. Join us for our annual expert analysis of everything involving the U.S. Supreme Court.

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Rebelling against one’s elders is almost a modern rite of passage. But it’s usually temporary and partial. Today’s youth culture, however, seems to profoundly distrust the generations that came before it. In the school, the workplace, the home, and even the church, much of the youngest generation, even when they pass in adulthood, continue to distrust their elders. What roles have social media, technology, and changes in family and religious belief played in this? And how can we rebuild intergenerational trust?

Join us for an engaging discussion of this peculiarly modern problem.

Violence begets violence. And so, the intimate violence of abortion, which severs the most natural bond in the world between a mother and a child, would of course create a more brutal society where innocent human life is dismissed as a choice.

At this moment in American history where Roe v. Wade may be coming to an end, the struggle to end the civil rights issue of our day—abortion—is far from over. The culture of death has lied to Americans—most especially and cruelly women—and, as Ryan T. Anderson and Alexandra DeSanctis put it in their new book, Tearing Us Apart, abortion is a poison in our country’s bloodstream that hurts, not helps. Women, and certainly innocent, voiceless unborn babies, deserve better than abortion.

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 fundamentally reshaped the country, prohibiting discrimination based on sex in any educational program or activity that receives federal funding. Once considered a feminist triumph, Title IX leveled the educational field for women, allowing them educational, athletic, and career opportunities never before possible. Best known for its applications to sports and sexual harassment, the law covers a wide range of American education at both the K-12 and secondary level.

But on the 50th anniversary of Title IX, the Biden administration is poised to eviscerate long-standing protections for women and girls by expanding “sex” to include sexual orientation and gender identity. Schools would be forced to open housing, locker rooms, sports teams, admissions, and other sex-specific offerings to the opposite sex. And this is just one of the changes the Biden administration has proposed with its new rule.

Created Equal: Clarence Thomas in His Own Words is a follow-on book to the wildly successful documentary by the same name. Based on excerpts from the over 30 hours of groundbreaking, one-on-one interviews, this new book lets Justice Thomas explain his thinking on important issues and recount his inspiring life story, his rise from a childhood of poverty and prejudice in the segregated South to the highest court in the land.

Film producer and co-author Michael Pack, who interviewed Justice Thomas, and co-author Mark Paoletta, a lawyer in the George H.W. Bush White House Counsel’s Office who played a key role in the confirmation effort for Justice Thomas, will sit down with us for an intimate evening discussion about their highly anticipated book. We hope you can join us for this timeless account of faith, race, power, jurisprudence, and personal resilience.

The Supreme Court is poised to correct a grave error and relegate Roe v. Wade to the dustbin of history. The pro-life movement will then enter a new phase of building a culture of life. Join us for a symposium featuring panel discussions on one of the most talked-about topics in America right now: What does life after Roe really look like? Leading legal, medical, and policy experts will provide their analysis of the opportunities—and challenges—facing policymakers and the American people in their work to protect unborn children, empower their mothers, and strengthen families.

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Does easing teenagers’ access to cross-sex medical interventions such as puberty blockers and hormones protect against adolescent suicide, as the left claims, or do such interventions have the opposite effect?

In a new study, The Effect of Access to Puberty Blockers and Cross-Sex Hormones on Youth Suicide Rates, Heritage Foundation senior research fellow Jay Greene, Ph.D. conducts an empirical analysis that examines this question – and finds alarming results. Using a superior research design, his analysis finds that easing minors’ access to cross-sex medical interventions is associated with a significant increase in the adolescent suicide rate.

Government spending, regulations, and inflation are a tax on all Americans. With a massive spending binge causing inflation to hit rates not seen in four decades, it’s no wonder these issues are top of mind for working Americans struggling to make ends meet.

Conservatives are going on offense and developing plans that offer real solutions to reverse the growth of government spending and ease inflation for the American people.

The Supreme Court is under attack by Leftists in Congress and President Biden, who have assembled a committee to examine so-called reforms to the court in the hopes of packing it for their own political gain. Court packing would irrevocably alter the Supreme Court and the fabric of our country, turning the nation’s highest court into a partisan weapon.

Senator Mike Lee, a respected member of the Senate Judiciary Committee and author of the new book, Saving Nine: The Fight Against the Left’s Audacious Plan to Pack the Supreme Court and Destroy American Liberty, joins Heritage President Kevin Roberts for a discussion on the left’s destructive SCOTUS agenda and why it’s so crucial to stop it.

The House, with only Democrat support, passed legislation that would impose a federal price control system on consumer fuel. The bill would provide politicians and bureaucrats near limitless power to interfere with energy markets and repeat mistakes from the 1970s that resulted in gas shortages. Join us as we discuss the legislation and similar misguided efforts and how government intervention is already exacerbating the pain Americans are feeling at the pump.

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