Life just became a little more expensive for the middle class in American. On this episode of Heritage Explains live we break down the so-called Inflation Reduction Act passed this weekend along party lines.

Beijing is warning of “serious consequences” and “firm and resolute measures” in response to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan. On this bonus episode of Heritage Explains, we take your questions with Heritage Foundation China expert Dean Chang.

After President Biden’s meeting with Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, the White House has been touting the agreement for Mexico to pay $1.5 billion over two years for US border security efforts. But how will this money be spent and is it enough? What will the US have to do in return? Given that we are on track for a record-breaking year in terms of illegal border crossings, what is at stake in terms of safety and security and what we must do to finally fix the border? Lora Ries is the director of the Border Security and Immigration Center at The Heritage Foundation, and on this episode, she explains.

Americans are feeling the pain at the pump and at the grocery store. Inflation is at a 40-year record high. Yet, President Joe Biden and his administration say that the economy is better than ever. This week, Distinguished Visiting Fellow Stephen Moore explains the truth about Joe Biden’s economy. 


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A lot is changing in South America. As many nations elect leaders with Marxist roots, we are wondering where it all goes from here. The biggest surprise is that for the first time ever, Colombia now has a leftist leader, poised to make huge changes. So is this the beginning of a Marxist revolution throughout South America? Are we going to see these nations embrace the fate of Venezuela and Cuba? What is China’s role in this, and what do they have to gain? On this episode, we talk about all that’s at stake in South America, how this revolutionary orbit toward Marxism is a lot like the BLM Movement here in the US, and how the US should respond.  

Lawmakers are considering adding women to the draft. This week, James Carafano, Vice President of Heritage’s Davis Institute for International Studies and 25 year Army veteran explains why that’s a bad idea and if we should even still have a draft.


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Everyone is talking about sky-high gas prices. $5/gallon is hitting all of us where it hurts. On this episode, Heritage Foundation Executive Vice President, Derrick Morgan helps us understand why the left’s proposed solutions to lowering sky-high gas prices are just gimmicks and do nothing to fix the actual problem. Instead, the Biden Administration should pursue and developing the abundant natural resources this great nation has.  

The left continues to push the narrative that so-called “gender-affirming care” for kids (puberty blockers and cross-sex hormones) is necessary to prevent youth suicide. But in reality, the data tell a totally different story, and parents are often kept in the dark. On this episode, we talk with Jay Greene about his new report that shows “gender-affirming care” is not only dangerous for kids, but also why parents (not government) must be empowered to make decisions for their kids. 

This week, we are sharing with you the newest podcast in the Heritage Podcast Network, The Kevin Roberts Show. Each episode of The Kevin Roberts Show is a weekly rallying cry for lovers of freedom everywhere, packed with Dr. Roberts’ analysis on the issues of the day and deep conversations with the movers and shakers of American politics and culture. And all of it backed by the academic excellence of The Heritage Foundation.

We are all feeling the pressure of the economy. But President Biden insists that our economy has gone from being “on the mend to on the move.” So what is the real story with our economy? On this episode Joel Griffith paints a clear picture, and explains the three things Congress must do to get back to prosperity. 

With Russian forces struggling to overtake Ukraine, how likely is the Kremlin to escalate the war by using a nuclear weapon? Peter Brookes, Heritage’s senior research fellow for weapons of mass destruction and counter proliferation, explains.


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Under the umbrella of Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) activism, corporations have become unimaginably woke. They are weaponizing capital, and it is promoting nearly every left-wing policy issue they care about. So what does it mean to say the Left is weaponizing capital, what are the implications? On this episode Heritage Visiting Fellow (and former CEO of CKE Restaurants) Andy Puzder joins us to examine the consequences of ESG activism, what it’s doing to American culture/401k’s, and the awesome pushback that’s happening!

This fall, New Jersey public school second graders will be getting lessons related to gender identity under state sex education guidelines. Jonathan Butcher, Heritage’s Will Skillman Fellow in Education explains the states lesson plan, where else this is happening, and what parents can do about it. 


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With the leak of the draft decision of Dobbs v. Jackson, people on the right and the left are asking if the Supreme Court is going to overturn Roe v. Wade.

The Heritage Foundation recently announced a set of strategic policy priorities (the big issues) that will form the roadmap for conservatives over the next three years. These will shape discussion throughout DC, the media, and the United States. On this episode, we talk with Noah Weinrich from Heritage Action for America. He takes us through recent polling that shows there is bi-partisan agreement on way more issues than the mainstream media will let you know, and why Heritage’s conservative priorities are the priorities of Americans on both sides of the aisle.  

On this episode, Sarah Parshall Perry talks about her recent piece: “Lia Thomas Was Just the Beginning. Biden Administration Wants to Eliminate Woman’s Sports.” We’ll break down Biden’s proposed changes to Title IX, and the hard fought protections for girls and woman it ensures. We also examine the legality, and discuss why it’s crucial that US educational institutions ensure kid’s safety, empower parents, and guarantee equal opportunities for girls and woman.

This week, Mark Morgan, former U.S. Customs and Border Protection commissioner and Heritage visiting fellow, explains what Title 42 is and why it will be so catastrophic when the Biden administration ends it prematurely.


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New Zealand is consistently ranked in the Heritage Index of Economic Freedom as one of the freest economies in the world, due to robust trade, light regulation, strong fiscal health, and a tourist magnet for the entire world. But since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, they have had dramatic lockdowns and their borders have largely been closed. In addition, their relationship with China continues to expand, while they build out a “security” presence throughout the Southern Pacific. On this episode, we talk with Jordan Williams of the New Zealand Taxpayers Union, and examine differences between the US and New Zealand covid-19 response, and what a relationship with China should look like.

Tom Jipping, a senior legal fellow in Heritage’s Meese Center for Legal and Judicial Studies, discusses key takeaways from Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s nomination hearing.


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Have you heard of Somaliland? It has been de facto independent for 30 years, and they have taken great strides to pursue democracy, free speech, and free market ideas. Because of this, the U.S. should recognize Somaliland as an independent country. In practice, the territory is not now, nor is likely to be, a part of Somalia. Acknowledging that reality would allow Washington to create more effective policy in an important and contested region. In addition, a strong relationship with an independent Somaliland could potentially benefit the US, as we try to hedge against Chinese influence in the region. On this episode, Heritage Foundation expert, Josh Meservey, joins us to explain.