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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In the wake of an alleged assassination attempt of Venezuelan Socialist Dictator Nicolas Maduro, Heritage expert Ana Quintana explains the troubling circumstances surrounding this, the devastating economic crisis plaguing Venezuelan citizens, and a proper US response.

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This week The Daily Signal’s Kelsey Harkness talks to us about her interview with Santa Fe High School students on the one month anniversary of the shooting. Also, Heritage expert Amy Swearer helps us explains some of the policy issues around our nations school safety crisis.

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How long could it take to confirm Judge Brett Kavanaugh? What real roadblocks could he face? This week we talked to Elizabeth Slattery, a Heritage legal fellow and host of Heritage’s SCOTUS 101 podcast, about what the confirmation process for Supreme Court nominees looks like.

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This week, part two of our special series on immigration. David Inserra, a policy analyst in Heritage’s Douglas and Sarah Allison Center for Foreign and National Security Policy, helps to explains the history of amnesty and the lessons we can learn moving forward.

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