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    Heritage in Focus: Wrapping up School Choice Week (PODCAST)

    Heritage’s Lindsey Burke, the Will Skillman Fellow in Education, discusses the benefits of school choice and the events of the third annual School Choice Week being celebrated across the country on this week’s Heritage in Focus. Learn how parental choice in education has benefited our children—and how this choice is … More

    Heritage in Focus: 40 Years of Abortion (PODCAST)

    Research Associate Sarah Torre joins Heritage in Focus to discuss the 40th year of legal abortion in the United States under one of the most hotly contested Supreme Court cases in U.S. history – Roe v. Wade. She looks at how both sides of the aisle have evolved over the … More

    Heritage in Focus: What IS the Debt Ceiling?

    Research Coordinator Romina Boccia discusses the phrase “debt ceiling,” which the mainstream media have been focusing on for weeks, and how policymakers can improve our economy going forward on Heritage in Focus. Jackie Anderson hosts. To get regular updates on Heritage in Focus podcasts, visit our RSS feed or subscribe … More

    Heritage In Focus: The 2013 Index of Economic Freedom

    Policy Analyst and contributor to The Heritage Foundation’s annual Index of Economic Freedom Bryan Riley discusses what the Index of Economic Freedom is, how the United States stacks up, and what this means for our economy on Heritage in Focus. Jackie Anderson hosts. Download the MP3 file. To get regular … More

    PODCAST: Heritage's Lee Edwards on Jim DeMint

    Politicos both in and outside the Beltway are still processing the news that Senator Jim DeMint of South Carolina is taking over for Ed Feulner, current president and founding board member of The Heritage Foundation, this spring. Heritage Distinguished Fellow Dr. Lee Edwards, one of the conservative movement’s most celebrated … More

    PODCAST: Automaker Bailout or UAW Bailout?

    In this week’s Heritage in Focus, expert James Sherk discusses the bailout of U.S. automakers. Click here to listen. Why did the United Auto Workers union receive special treatment? How much did the bailout cost the American public? What should taxpayers do about it? Click the link to listen to James answer … More

    PODCAST: Terrorism in Latin America Threatens U.S.

    In this week’s Heritage in Focus, expert Ray Walser discusses the increasingly anti-U.S. policies in Latin America. PODCAST: Terrorism in Latin America Threatens U.S. In the past decade, Iran has increased its influence in Latin America. Considering Iran’s long history of bad actions, this increased activity in the Western Hemisphere should … More

    PODCAST: Taxes on the Rich

    In a timely Heritage in Focus, Heritage expert Curtis Dubay discusses part of President Obama’s budget proposal to raise taxes on the wealthy – those earning over $250,000. The president’s budget this year is $3.6 trillion. Confiscating every single penny from every income earner making more than $114,000 – everyone … More

    Heritage in Focus: Anniversary of Obamacare

    This week marks the first anniversary of Obamacare, and already some of the less egregious aspects of the law have taken effect: minimum loss ratio regulations, the small-business health insurance tax credit, high-risk pools, and coverage mandates on insurance companies. However, the worst parts of Obamacare won’t kick in until … More

    Podcast: 33rd Thwarted Terror Plot

    A couple weeks ago a bomb destined for the United States was stopped just minutes before detonation. This marks the 33rd foiled terror plot against the United States since 9/11. Heritage Foundation deputy director of foreign policy Jim Carafano talks about the thwarted plot with Heritage in Focus: We’ve had … More