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Mass Ave brings you conservative insight from the steps of Capitol Hill and is a product of the Heritage Foundation. Founded in 1973, The Heritage Foundation is a research and educational institution—a think tank—whose mission is to formulate and promote conservative public policies based on the principles of free enterprise, limited government, individual freedom, traditional American values, and a strong national defense.

Mass Ave brings you conservative insight from the steps of Capitol Hill and is a product of the Heritage Foundation. Founded in 1973, The Heritage Foundation is a research and educational institution—a think tank—whose mission is to formulate and promote conservative public policies based on the principles of free enterprise, limited government, individual freedom, traditional American values, and a strong national defense.
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Mass Ave brings you conservative insight from the steps of Capitol Hill and is a product of the Heritage Foundation. Founded in 1973, The Heritage Foundation is a research and educational institution—a think tank—whose mission is to formulate and promote conservative public policies based on the principles of free enterprise, limited government, individual freedom, traditional American values, and a strong national defense.

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The 5 Deadly Myths of Defense Spending

1/17/2019
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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

Duration:00:14:25

What Winning Looks Like for Conservatives in 2019

1/10/2019
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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.

Duration:00:18:55

What Is the Border Wall We Need? (Rebroadcast)

1/4/2019
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The first of a special three part series on immigration, explaining the basics on border walls, enforcement, and amnesty with policy analyst, David Inserra.

Duration:00:15:52

Christmas, Europe, and Terrorism

12/20/2018
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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

Duration:00:20:21

How China Is Taking Control of Hollywood

12/13/2018
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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.

Duration:00:18:22

What You Need to Know About the War in Ukraine

12/6/2018
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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.

Duration:00:26:26

Why Scandinavia Is Not a Socialist Model to Copy

11/29/2018
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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.

Duration:00:18:55

Why We Should Give Some Prisoners Puppies (Special Rebroadcast)

11/22/2018
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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.

Duration:00:18:36

How Many Judges Has Trump Appointed?

11/15/2018
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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

Duration:00:14:10

Why Your Smart Phone Is About to Get Way Smarter

11/8/2018
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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.

Duration:00:14:26

Is It Too Much to Expect Voters to Register?

11/1/2018
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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

Duration:00:16:01

What Happens When the Migrant Caravan Arrives at the US Border

10/25/2018
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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?

Duration:00:16:26

How the Left Is Lying About Tax Reform

10/19/2018
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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.

Duration:00:18:10

How Strong is the United States Military?

10/11/2018
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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 military's 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

Duration:00:22:02

Yet Another Investigation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh

10/2/2018
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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.

Duration:00:17:14

The State of Play in North Korea

9/28/2018
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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."

Duration:00:18:09

The Truth About Climate Change and Hurricanes

9/20/2018
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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 show 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 )

Duration:00:18:24

The Great South African Land Heist

9/13/2018
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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.

Duration:00:14:23

Why We Should Give Some Prisoners Puppies

9/7/2018
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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.

Duration:00:18:03

The ACE Up the EPA's Sleeve

8/31/2018
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This week, Heritage's Nick Loris and Tim Doescher explain why President Trump overhauled Obama-era regulations for coal-fired power plants.

Duration:00:15:26