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After over a decade of pro-life victories at the state level, liberals are now pushing back by advocating abortions on demand at all stages of the pregnancy. This week, we take an in-depth look at late-term abortion procedures, and Melanie Israel talks about what conservatives must do in order to ensure that life continues to win.

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During the 1960’s and 70’s there was a mass removal of the seriously mentally ill from inpatient facilities. The process is referred to as America’s “deinstitutionalization.” So what led to this movement? Where did those who truly needed inpatient care go, and what have been some of the consequences? Heritage expert Amy Swearer explains.

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As we come to the end of Black History Month, OJ Oleka, Kentucky’s Deputy State Treasurer and Chief of Staff, tells the inspiring story about how conservative policies are reshaping the landscape for minorities in his state and how these ideas can be a model for the rest of the US.

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Under the devastating socialist dictatorship of Nicolas Maduro, Venezuelans have no food, medicine, or opportunity. But recently, hope has sprung, and Venezuela’s people have a chance to oust Maduro and his regime for good. Ana Quintana joins us to discuss the state of play within the country, and the proper role the U.S. and the international community should have.

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Did you know that if you live in an economically free society you are more likely to be healthier, happier, more educated, live longer, and take better care of the environment? This week we explain what economic freedom is and why President Trump’s policies are helping us bounce back.

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The Woman’s March happened last week, and it looked a lot different than it did when it first stated in 2017. In this week’s episode, Kelsey Harkness explains why the March is not connecting with people like it used to, and how the march was flawed from the start.

Video mentioned in the interview: https://youtu.be/IuYnzYL_oGY

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This week, Lieutenant General Thomas Spoehr, debunks some of the most timeworn arguments about defense spending that are used in an attempt to slash the Pentagon’s budget.

Show Notes: Peterson Foundation chart vs.
https://www.pgpf.org/chart-archive/0053_defense-comparison
Heritage Foundation (see chart 3)
https://www.heritage.org/defense/report/putting-defense-spending-context-simple-comparisons-are-inadequate

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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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