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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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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

Why We Need a Strong Navy (Rebroadcast)

7/5/2018
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Did you know that international waters actually cover 71% of the Earth's surface? This week, Adm. John Richardson, our nation's chief of Naval Operations helps us explain why it's so important that America has a strong Navy.

Duration:00:10:28

Why Tariffs Are Not Conservative

6/29/2018
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This week, our new co-host Tim Doescher, talks to Heritage expert Tori Whiting about Tariffs and what they mean for Americans.

Duration:00:13:16

The Murder That Could Change Germany

6/22/2018
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This week, the tragic story of Susanna Feldman's murder and how Angela Merkel’s leadership is threatened by killings, immigrants, and open borders.

Duration:00:13:23

The Truth About Immigration Enforcement

6/15/2018
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This week, we conclude our special series on immigration. Heritage expert David Inserra takes us back to basics on how we are currently enforcing immigration laws and how we can be doing it better.

Duration:00:14:15

History Shows Amnesty Doesn't Work

6/8/2018
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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.

Duration:00:09:33

Border Security 101

5/31/2018
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The first of a special three part series on immigration, breaking down the basics on border walls, enforcement, and amnesty with policy analyst, David Inserra.

Duration:00:15:28

Is Sports Betting Legal Now?

5/25/2018
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This week, Elizabeth Slattery, a legal fellow at The Heritage Foundation, breaks down the Supreme Court’s recent ruling that will legalize sports betting in many states.

Duration:00:09:48

Policing in Today's America

5/18/2018
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John Malcolm, vice president of Heritage’s Institute for Constitutional Government, explains some of the hostile narratives that have emerged in mainstream and social media about America's law enforcement officers and why they are false and harmful.

Duration:00:16:27

Why Bernie Sanders' Federal Job Guarantee Program Won’t Work

5/10/2018
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This week, David Kreutzer, a senior research fellow in Heritage’s Institute for Economic Freedom and Opportunity, explains why guaranteeing all Americans a job is essentially another form of welfare.

Duration:00:10:58

What Trump Should Do With the Iran Deal

5/4/2018
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Jim Phillips, a senior research fellow for Middle Eastern affairs, gives a brief refresher on the 2015 Iran Nuclear Deal and what should happen next.

Duration:00:16:09

How the Marriage Penalty Is Hurting Low Income Communities

4/27/2018
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This week we talk with Mimi Teixeira, a graduate fellow in welfare policy at The Heritage Foundation, about marriage penalties and the unintended consequences they have on a low income communities.

Duration:00:15:24