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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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Episodes

Mass Ave Episode 135: The Future of the Individual Mandate

12/16/2017
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Bob Moffit, senior fellow in the Center for Health Policy Studies, joins us on Mass Ave to discuss the fate of the individual mandate and healthcare. Monica Burke, research assistant in the DeVos Center for Religion and Civil Society, breaks down the Masterpiece Cakeshop Supreme Court arguments.

Duration: 00:25:59


Mass Ave Episode 134: Federal Spending & Jerusalem

12/11/2017
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Romina Boccia, deputy director of the Thomas A. Roe Institute for Economic Policy Studies, joins us on Mass Ave to discuss the latest on tax reform and federal spending. Jim Phillips, Senior Research Fellow for Middle Eastern Affairs, breaks down the President's announcement on Jerusalem and why it's long overdue.

Duration: 00:28:14


Mass Ave Episode 133: "Masterpiece Cakeshop Preview"

11/30/2017
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Emilie Kao, director of the DeVos Center for Religion & Civil Society is joined by Matt Sharp, senior legal counsel at ADF, on Mass Ave to break down the upcoming Masterpiece Cakeshop Supreme Court case. Nile Gardiner, director of the Margaret Thatcher Center for Freedom, highlights the special relationship between the U.S. and U.K., including how the upcoming royal wedding and the President’s tweets will impact it.

Duration: 00:31:17


Mass Ave Episode 132: "Tax Reform"

11/24/2017
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Mass Ave Episode 132: "Tax Reform" by Mass Ave Podcast

Duration: 00:29:25


Mass Ave Episode 131: "The Importance of Thanksgiving"

11/20/2017
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Rob Bluey and Michelle Cordero guest-host this special episode of Mass Ave: “Thanksgiving Edition”. Heritage expert Arthur Milikh, associate director of Heritage's B. Kenneth Simon Center for Principles and Politics, explains to our viewers the history and importance of Thanksgiving to our nation and our character. Senior policy analyst Josh Meservey analyzes the current situation in Zimbabwe and what we can expect to see in the coming weeks.

Duration: 00:21:42


Mass Ave Episode 130: The Future of Conservatism & The State of the Press

11/14/2017
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On this week’s Mass Ave podcast, Tim Chapman, chief operating officer of Heritage Action, analyzes the future of the conservative movement and unifying policy goals. Also, Arthur Milikh, associate director of Heritage's B. Kenneth Simon Center for Principles and Politics, discusses the state of the press today and whose interests it serves.

Duration: 00:33:49


"Preventing Future Terrorism Attacks" Mass Ave Episode: 129

11/6/2017
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Jim Carafano, Vice President of the Davis Institute for National Security and Foreign Policy, joins us on Mass Ave to discuss the recent terror attack in New York City. He explains the immigration components, prevention of future attacks, and U.S. response. Our Ask the Expert is Walter Lohman, Director of the Asian Studies Center. He previews President Trump’s trip to Asia.

Duration: 00:27:38


"Russian Propaganda" Mass Ave Episode: 129

10/28/2017
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Rob Bluey, Vice President of Communications & Editor-in-Chief of The Daily Signal joins Dr. Lee Edwards on Mass Ave to discuss Russian propaganda. Dr. Edwards, a distinguished fellow in conservative thought at Heritage also gives insight into his new memoir coming out soon: Just Right: A Life in the Pursuit of Liberty. The book contains anecdotes from the past, and advice for the future of the conservative movement. For our ‘Ask the Expert’ segment, policy analyst David Inserra tackles...

Duration: 00:27:57


"Tax Reform and Trump at the Heritage Foundation's President's Club" Mass Ave: Episode 127

10/23/2017
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Policy Analyst Adam Michel joins us this week on Mass Ave to discuss the latest on Tax Reform. He also reflects on Speaker Ryan and President Trump’s recent remarks at Heritage events. Our ‘Ask the Expert’ is none other than our own co-host, Tommy Binion, Director for Congressional and Executive Branch Relations. He looks into the role GOP leadership has been playing in the legislative agenda.

Duration: 00:24:51


The History of Columbus Day

10/6/2017
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Daily Signal Contributor Jarrett Stepman joins us this week on Mass Ave to discuss the history of Columbus Day - and where the Left gets it wrong. Back by popular demand, Genevieve Wood is our "Ask the Expert" guest. She discusses the current political climate, and when she thinks Republicans will secure a major legislative victory.

Duration: 00:21:28


"Las Vegas Massacre, Deregulation Day, and Chairman Kevin Brady on Tax Reform": Mass Ave Episode 125

9/29/2017
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This week on Mass Ave, Tommy and Emily touch on the tragic shooting that occurred in Las Vegas. Next, we’re kicking off this week with “Deregulation Day”. Heritage expert Diane Katz provides analysis of the Trump Administration’s handling of regulatory reform so far. In our Ask the Expert segment, we have a doubleheader featuring Chairman Kevin Brady of the Ways & Means Committee and policy analyst Adam Michel about the tax reform plan.

Duration: 00:21:16


"Liberal Lies and Misleading Narratives " Mass Ave: Episode 124

9/24/2017
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This week on Mass Ave, Genevieve Wood, Senior Communications Advisor and Senior Contributor at The Daily Signal joins us to discuss liberal hypocrisy. She explains how conservatives can win more on messaging, why liberals are so often able to seize a misleading narrative, and gives tips for any conservative trying to communicate a policy position. In our Ask the Expert segment, we speak with B. Kenneth Simon Center for Principles and Politics Visiting Fellow Joe Postell about third parties...

Duration: 00:20:33


"9/11 Anniversary, Trump and DACA" Mass Ave: Episode 122

9/10/2017
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Heritage expert Hans von Spakovsky, Senior Legal Fellow in the Meese Center for Legal and Judicial Studies and recent appointee to President Trump’s Election Integrity Committee, discusses the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA). Hans clears up some common misconceptions about the program, and why at its core DACA and its formation was unconstitutional. He also comments on what President Trump’s recent announcement ending the program means from a legislative and...

Duration: 00:20:59


"DACA, North Korean H-Bomb, and Hurricane Harvey Recovery" - Mass Ave: Episode 121

9/3/2017
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On this week's episode of Mass Ave, Tommy and Emily talk the latest developments with North Korea, President Trumps' DACA decision, Hurricane Harvey recovery and what's going on on Capitol Hill. As Texas begins to rebuild, David Inserra weighs in on Hurricane Harvey. He discusses the recovery efforts, including the role that FEMA plays and how the program should be changed in the future. Jennifer Marshall discusses the important aspect of community during catastrophe, and why a strong...

Duration: 00:33:14


"Trump's New Afghanistan Policy" - Mass Ave: Episode 120

8/25/2017
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This week on “Mass Ave” we speak with Dr. Jim Carafano, Vice President for the Davis Institute for National Security and Foreign Policy, to dissect President Trump’s new Afghanistan policy- what does it mean, why Americans should care, and what makes it so different from the previous administration. Additionally, Dr. Carafano addresses recovery efforts and disaster response in Texas following the tremendous devastation from Hurricane Harvey.

Duration: 00:27:47


"Eclipse it!" - Mass Ave: Episode 119

8/20/2017
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Heritage expert Arthur Milikh, Associate Director of the B. Kenneth Simon Center for Principles and Politics, gives a powerful, in-depth interview about the current state of free speech on college campuses. Milikh also touches on the recent backlash against conservative speakers, and why we should still be optimistic. He starts by posing two fundamental questions: what is the purpose of a university, and why is free speech necessary to it?

Duration: 00:32:23


"North Korea Threat" - Mass Ave: Episode 118

8/13/2017
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Bruce Klingner, Senior Research Fellow at The Heritage Foundation discusses the escalating tension with North Korea and unpacks the security risks, likely outcomes, and the US response. Olivia Enos, policy analyst in the Asian Studies Center at the Heritage Foundation, contributes with insights into the human rights angle of the situation, including the impact on refugees and prisoners.

Duration: 00:27:16


"Back To School!" Mass Ave- Episode 117

8/6/2017
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As kids in D.C. and around the country are preparing to head back to school, the topic of education reform is once again on our minds. This week, Emily and Tommy sit down with Lindsey Burke; Director of the Center for Education Policy at the Heritage Foundation to discuss the future of school choice and what Congress can do to improve education for all students.

Duration: 00:22:13


"Afghanistan And Counter Terrorism" Mass Ave- Episode 116

7/30/2017
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Margaret Thatcher Fellow Robin Simcox on realistic expectations for stabilizing Afghanistan, the need for continued U.S. engagement in the country, and what role a U.S. program to halt violent extremism around the world can (or can't) play in the process.

Duration: 00:32:50


"Trump's Foreign Policy" - Mass Ave- Episode 115

7/25/2017
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This week, Tommy and Emily sit down with Luke Coffey, the Director of the Douglas and Sarah Allison Center for Foreign Policy at the Heritage Foundation. They discuss President Trump's foreign policy agenda, his recent speech in Warsaw defending Western civilization and the challenges ahead, and round out the episode with some "news of the day".

Duration: 00:22:58

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