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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 Lies Fueling the Rise of Anti-Semitism

5/16/2019
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After the recent shooting at a synagogue in Southern California, and several other attacks against Jewish people happening around the country, Joel Griffith helps explain why Anti-Semitism is on the rise, and we shed light on the lies perpetuating it. Show Notes: Lies Are Fueling the Rise of Anti-Semitism by Joel Griffith https://www.heritage.org/civil-society/commentary/lies-are-fueling-the-rise-anti-semitism Anti-Semitism Is On the Rise In America...

Duration:00:20:49

Are You Going to Get Your Social Security Benefits?

5/9/2019
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A new report from the government on the Social Security “trust fund” revealed that it won't be able to pay full benefits by 2035. So how much of the money that you have paid in Social Security taxes (and remember we all do) will you actually see later in life? If you are already receiving benefits, how much do you stand to lose? What can Congress do to fix this and why haven’t they yet? This week, Heritage's Rachel Grezler, explains. SHOW NOTES:...

Duration:00:17:34

The NRA and the Terrible UN Arms Trade Treaty

5/3/2019
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During the recent NRA Convention in Indianapolis, President Trump gave formal notice that the US will withdraw its signature from the UN Arms Trade Treaty, which attempts to limit the sale of firearms and ammunition abroad. This week, Dr. Ted Bromund explains why this is a big win for our sovereignty as well as our Second Amendment rights. Show Notes: https://www.forbes.com/sites/tedbromund/2019/04/30/reflections-on-president-trumps-unsigning-of-the-arms-trade-treaty/#1845ee0753a6...

Duration:00:21:07

Trump's Options on Immigration Reform

4/25/2019
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The situation at the border is a hot mess. This week, we explain some of the ideas that President Trump has offered when it comes to the crisis at the Southern border. We also offer policy prescriptions on how to move the country and Congress forward on immigration reform. Helping us break it down is Dr. James Jay Carafano, a leading expert in national security and foreign policy challenges, and vice president of Heritage's Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis Institute for National Security and...

Duration:00:19:19

The Left's Assault On the Electoral College

4/18/2019
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Several leading voices on the left have joined together to call for the abolishment of the Electoral College, and replace it with a national popular vote. This week, Dr. John York debunks their arguments, and explains why the Electoral College is still the best system for electing our Presidents. Links: https://www.heritage.org/the-constitution/commentary/no-sen-warren-presidential-candidates-wouldnt-campaign-mississippi-if...

Duration:00:19:12

What You Need to Know About Your Tax Refund This Year

4/11/2019
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Fact, the amount of your tax refund has nothing to do with how big your tax cut was. But if you’ve watched the news lately you wouldn’t know that. This week, Heritage expert Adam Michel explains what your refund check really is, why it has nothing to do with President Trump’s tax cuts, and the specific ways in which our tax laws truly did change for the better.

Duration:00:18:24

The Equality Act

4/1/2019
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Liberals in Congress are pushing The Equality Act, but this isn’t the first time. If passed, the bill would allow the LGBT community to be considered a “protected class” under federal law. So what’s the problem with that? This week, we sit down with Emilie Kao to discuss why the latest version of The Equality Act is no act of equality. Show Notes: “Equality Act Would Create Inequality for Woman” https://www.heritage.org/gender/commentary/equality-act-would-create-inequality-women “H.R. 5 Is...

Duration:00:17:51

Understanding Why 'Trump's Transgender Military Ban' Is Logical

3/28/2019
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"Some examples are in order. Have asthma? You’re probably ineligible to join the military. A depressive disorder? Sorry, no. Torn rotator cuff in your shoulder? Nope. Come back perhaps when it heals or is repaired." This week, Lieutenant General Thomas Spoehr, director of Heritage's Center for National Defense, explains what's actually in the Pentagon's new policy and why gender dysphoria must remain a bar to military service. Show Notes:...

Duration:00:11:28

Why College Admissions Have Always Been Rigged

3/21/2019
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When the news broke that famous actors and several other wealthy individuals had been charged with conspiracy to illicitly gain admission for their children to attend prestigious universities, late night TV had a ball poking fun, and many people took to social media to voice their outrage. While this story is great for news headlines, the real story is what this says about our education system in America. This week media mogul Armstrong Williams and Heritage Foundation Policy Analyst Mary...

Duration:00:15:02

Why People Should Want to Work

3/14/2019
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In the wake of policy proposals from Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Sen. Bernie Sanders, it seems that more and more Americans are unaware of not just the importance of earning a wage but the dignity and value in work. How did we get to this point and how can we fix it? This week, Heritage's Vijay Menon, a research assistant for Domestic Policy Studies at The Heritage Foundation, explains. Show Notes: Listen to our episode on how the marriage penalty Is hurting low income...

Duration:00:16:50

Late Term Abortion

3/7/2019
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Due to the graphic medical descriptions featured in this episode, we ask that you consider your surroundings and take caution before listening to this episode. After over a decade of pro-life victories at the state level, liberals are now pushing back by advocating abortions on demand at all stages of the pregnancy. This week, we take an in-depth look at late-term abortion procedures, and Melanie Israel talks about what conservatives must do in order to ensure that life continues to win. Our...

Duration:00:21:55

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