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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 Start of America's Mental Health Crisis

2/27/2019
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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.

Duration:00:15:59

How African Americans in Kentucky are Making History

2/21/2019
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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.

Duration:00:17:30

The Green New Deal

2/14/2019
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What’s in this resolution? How much would it cost? Would it actually work? And is that even the intention of the left? This week, Nick Loris, an economist and Heritage’s Herbert and Joyce Morgan Fellow in Energy and Environmental Policy explains.

Duration:00:17:37

The Troubling Situation In Venezuela (Part 2)

2/8/2019
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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.

Duration:00:19:22

How Trump Brought Back America's Economic Freedom

1/31/2019
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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.

Duration:00:11:08

Why the Women's March Is Melting Down

1/25/2019
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The Women'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 Kelsey's article: https://www.dailysignal.com/2019/01/18/the-womens-march-is-melting-down-and-it-makes-perfect-sense/

Duration:00:16:46

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