As the Democrats take control of the House of Representatives, we explain how the shift of power is going to impact Conservative’s ability to enact policy, and what they can do to win, in spite of the new political landscape.

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Is Islamist terrorism in Europe on the decline? How much is the media really showing us? This week, we breakdown the threat of terrorism in Europe from ISIS and Al-Qaeda and talk about why terrorists attack France more than any other nation in Europe. Check out the charts mentioned in this episode here: https://www.heritage.org/europe/report/european-islamist-plots-and-attacks-2014-and-how-the-us-can-help-prevent-them

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One of the most unique things about America is Hollywood. The movies made by American companies serve as the benchmark for entertainment all around the world, including China. But China is quickly becoming the largest entertainment market in the world, and doing business with them comes at a price. This week, we discuss the intersection of the free market and Chinese censorship in Hollywood, and what that means for our culture.

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Today, U.S. military planes flew over Ukraine as a warning to Russia. So how did this war in Ukraine actually start? What does Vladimir Putin want from Ukraine? What’s likely to happen next? This week, Heritage expert Luke Coffey helps to explain the conflict in Ukraine.

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If you’ve debated politics recently, you’ve probably heard from liberals like Bernie Sanders and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez that America should adopt the socialist polices of Scandinavia. But what does that even mean? This week, we talk with Ambassador Terry Miller to explain this idea and why it is not the “cure” to our issues.

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A special Thanksgiving message and a rebroadcast of our episode on criminal justice reform with Paul Larkin who explains a program that could be helping recidivism rates and why our nation fell away from rehabilitation programs for inmates in the first place.

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This week we’ll examine numbers in Heritage’s new judicial appointment tracker and explain how the mid-term election victory in the Senate gives Republicans an opportunity to confirm more judges even faster.

Check out the judicial tracker here: www.heritage.org/judicialtracker

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The U.S. is currently in a race to be the first country to rollout the fifth generation mobile network (5G). But this new technology means a whole lot more than faster Netflix and podcast downloads. This week, Brent Skorup from the Mercatus Center explains what this technology means for our future culture, and economy.

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As election day approaches, many on the left are claiming that requiring voters to register with correct information is a way to suppress votes. This week Hans von Spakovsky, manger of Heritage’s Election Law Reform Initiative explains what is really happening.

SHOW NOTES: Heritage’s voter fraud database https://www.heritage.org/voterfraud and the full “Ami on the Streets” video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rrBxZGWCdgs

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You’ve seen the pictures and videos of thousands of migrants making the nearly 2,000 mile journey from Northern Honduras to the US border, and have heard pundits and politicians talk about it. This week, we put all the politics aside, and focus on how the migrant caravan started, what they want, and what happens if they make it to the US border?

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The Republican tax cuts are losing popularity among Americans, in spite of more money being placed in their pockets, and a booming economy that is creating opportunity for all. How can it be that Obamacare (fewer options, lower quality, and more expensive) is more favorable than the tax cuts? This week, we talk with Adam Michel and Jordan Hess to correct the record, and provide listeners with ammunition to fight back against the left’s narrative.

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After a long needed boost in defense spending, does the United States Military have what it needs to protect our interest at home and abroad? Heritage just released it’s 2019 Index of U.S. Military Strength, an annual deep dive into our militaries capabilities. Dakota Wood, a senior research fellow in Heritage’s Center for National Defense and editor of the Index, walks us through some of the reports most important findings. Browse the index here https://www.heritage.org/military-strength

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This week on Heritage Explains we break down what exactly the FBI is doing during its additional investigation of Brett Kavanaugh, what happens when it’s over, and what that will mean for the Supreme Court now and perhaps generations from now.

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North Korea continues to generate headlines as one of the most serious threats to our national security. While peace with is something the entire world wants, it must be handled carefully. This week, Tim Doescher spoke with Bruce Klinger about what the US role in brokering a peace deal should look like, and why we should not rush into signing “peace declarations.”

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This week, Heritage’s Nick Loris breaks down the truth about the effect climate change actually has on natural disasters and why the left continues to misrepresent data. (Here is the link to the NOAA chart we reference in the episode that shows temperature fluctuations over the past million years https://www.heritage.org/sites/default/files/~/media/infographics/2016/bg3119/bg-climate-science-chart-1-825.jpg.)

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In an effort to make up for past injustice, the leaders of South Africa have proposed taking land from white people and giving it to black people for no compensation. On this week’s episode, Heritage’s Josh Meservey explains the situation and the potentially devastating consequences of pursuing this policy.

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Currently there are 2.2 million people in our nation’s prisons and jails. That’s a 500% increase over the last 40 years. And did you know that today, nearly half of all federal inmates return to prison after they are released? This week Heritage expert Paul Larkin explains a lesser known program that could be helping recidivism rates and why our nation fell away from rehabilitation programs for inmates in the first place.

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