What are the methods that the Chinese Communist Party is using to exert its influence in the world? Heritage Vice President Victoria Coates and Michael Sobolik sit down to discuss Michael’s new book, the Belt and Road Initiative, and China’s influence around the world. 

One of these debates that resurfaces with every cycle is that of net neutrality. This is the basic idea that internet service providers have to be neutral about the way they provide access to different areas of the Internet. The company you pay to provide you with internet shouldn’t restrict your access to websites based on their political alignment, for example. This is a principle on which most people agree, but the policies around it can be much more contentious.

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is a federal law that prohibits sex-based discrimination in schools. It is currently under attack by the Biden Administration, who wants to remove protections for biological women in sports and other opportunities. Sarah Parshall Perry explains why this is happening and what we can expect in the future. 

“Here’s my strategy on the Cold War: We win, they lose.” – Ronald Reagan 

A critical component of America’s national defense is nuclear weaponry. However, whether the American arsenal is up to the task of deterring global forces like China, Russia, and Iran is a topic of debate. What should America do to ensure peace through strength? Heritage Research Fellow for Nuclear Deterrence and Missile Defense Bob Peters explains. 

Conservatives have serious questions about the Biden Administration’s Defense Budget for 2025. It fails to address the real national defense concerns facing our country 

The articles of impeachment for DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas will make their way to the U.S. Senate this week. The secretary has deceived and caused serious harm to Americans by his unwillingness to enforce border laws. Heritage Director for the Border Security and Immigration Center explains. 

It is clear to most Americans that a new Marxist ideology has seized hold of our civil institutions. From race essentialism to gender theory in schools, activists are attempting to roll back the most cherished ideals of America. What can we do to stop this. 

In the early morning of Tuesday, March 26, the Francis Scott Key Bridge on the Patapsco River in Baltimore, MD collapsed following an impact from a container ship. As of this writing, several individuals are missing and may be deceased. The tragic accident will also result in major logistical and economic disruptions. But there’s more reason to be concerned about critical infrastructure failures of this kind. Is our government really keeping its priorities in order to prevent such disasters? Heritage Distinguished Fellow Steve Bradbury, a veteran of the Department of Transportation, explains.

This week, the House of Representatives passed the Protecting Americans from Foreign Adversary Controlled Applications Act by an overwhelming majority. Some are saying that this bill will result in the banning of the popular social media app TikTok. But the truth is more complicated. Jake Denton, Research Associate in the Tech Policy Center at the Heritage Foundation, explains. 

This week, Congress held a hearing on Special Counsel Robert Hur’s report on Joe Biden’s handling of classified documents. The situation is one that is closely tied with influence-peddling in the Biden family, but has Congress made that connection clear enough. Executive Director of The Heritage Foundation’s Oversight Project explains. 

The Supreme Court handed down a unanimous decision on Monday, March 4, ruling that the state of Colorado did not have the authority to remove Donald Trump from the presidential ballot. This decision is a win for representative democracy, the Constitution, and voters across the country. Heritage Senior Legal Fellow Hans von Spakovsky explains. 

The Index of Economic Freedom is an annual report published by the Heritage Foundation, analyzing the degree of economic freedom in 184 economies around the world. Concerningly, this year’s edition, the 30th, registered a 23-year low in the global economic freedom rating, and has seen the United States’ rating, ranked 25th of the countries included, continue to decrease. 

The Biden Administration’s national security supplemental budget request contains over $60 billion in aid for Ukraine. Senior Policy Analyst Wilson Beaver, from the Allison Center for National Security here at the Heritage Foundation, explains why this is not the best of America’s national security resources. 

The Biden Administration is seeking aid for Israel, but what does that actually mean? Can Americans hope to actually provide meaningful support for their Israeli allies in their fight against Hamas? Heritage Vice President Victoria Coates sat down with Israeli author and commentator Caroline Glick to find out. 

Yuli-Yoel Edelstein served as Speaker of the Israeli Knesset from 2013 to 2020. He was as shocked as the rest of the world by the violence of October 7th and the war that has followed. He sat down with Heritage Vice President Victoria Coates to talk about the effects of the war and Israel’s place within the world. 

This week, Congress has summoned leaders of America’s biggest social media companies to Washington to testify on child safety. Dangers abound for the users of Tiktok, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, and others. Annie Chestnut Tutor, Policy Analyst for the Tech Policy Center at The Heritage Foundation, joins the podcast to explain. 

School choice is experiencing a groundswell of support from parents ready to step up to the plate for their kids’ education. But what’s next for the surge in school choice? Heritage Research Fellow Jason Bedrick and School Choice advocate Corey DeAngelis explain. 

Dr. Kevin Roberts will be attending the World Economic Forum to speak on a panel this year. Why would the Heritage Foundation engage with an event that is so hostile to American values? Dr. Roberts explains. 

Taiwan is a small country off the coast of mainland China, known for microchips and deterring Chinese aggression. Now, it is facing a possibly pivotal election. Research Fellow Michael Cunningham explains what is happening and how it could matter for Americans.