Heritage Events Podcast
Biden's Bureaucratic Plans for American Families: Welfare
President Biden's American Families Plan would dramatically expand the welfare state and abandon the principles of work-based welfare reform that have succeeded for a generation. This would disserve the very families it intends to help.Domestic policy professionals won’t want to miss this 30-minute “Policy Pulse” discussion on the welfare proposals in the American Families Plan and alternative policy reforms that would build on, rather than tear down, the successes of the last 25 years.
The Other Border Crisis: Drugs—They’re Coming to Your Community
While the historic increase inillegal aliens entering the U.S. under the Biden Administration hasbeen getting significantattention, the staggering increase in drug seizures at the border hasgone largelyunnoticed.According to U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the seizures of fentanyl from October to Aprilhave exceeded such seizures inall offiscal year 2020. Texas, alone, has seenan800%increase of fentanyl in April compared to April 2020.How did this happen and what actions can the U.S. government take to bring this crisis under control?Homeland security and law enforcementprofessionals won’t want to miss this "Policy Pulse" dive into the causes and solutions of drug smuggling.
Biden's Bureaucratic Plans for American Families: Education
The Biden Administration has proposed massive new education spending as a part of its American Families Plan. But will its prescriptions for universal preschool and "free" community college reap the academic benefits American students need?Education policy professionals won’t want to miss this 30-minutePolicy Pulsediscussion on why the Biden Administration's education plans head the wrong direction and how we can chart a better course for students' future.
Critical Race Theory: The Fault Lines of Social Justice
Dr. Voddie Baucham, preacher, professor, and cultural apologist, says, “Antiracism offers no salvation—only perpetual penance to battle an incurable disease.” Join us and discover the disturbing worldview that underlines the philosophy of social justice andcritical race theory.Dr. Baucham will bring understanding to these divisive issues while offering guidance to those seeking a pathway toward truth and community. Students and scholars will leave this webinar with a blueprint of how to hold productive conversations, unify communities that misunderstand each other, and connect Americans with varying viewpoints.
Biden's Bureaucratic Plans for American Families: Child Care and Paid Leave
The Biden Administration argues the American Families Plan is critical to help families get back to work after Covid-19 by providing massive new federal spending on childcare and paid family leave. But politicians' preferred policies in these areas can't match the diversity of family priorities.Family policy professionals won’t want to miss this 30-minutePolicy Pulseabout child care and paid family leave policies proposed in Biden's American Families Plan.
What You Need to Know About Hamas Attacks on Israel
The radical Islamist organization Hamas fired more than 4000 rockets at Israeli communities in just ten days in May, terrorizing millions of Israeli citizens—Jewish, Muslim, and Christian alike. As Israel seeks defend her citizens from the onslaught, “progressive” groups and politicians have displayed an inexplicable hostility towards our ally, with baseless accusations and twisted reporting becoming the norm.Policy professionals won’t want to miss this 30-minutePolicy Pulsediscussion—a critical opportunity hear from Israel experts Michael Doran and Ellie Cohanim on the fundamentals of the conflict and the roots of anti-Israel sentiment on the American left.
What You Need to Know About Biden’s Prescription Drug Agenda
The success of COVID vaccine development highlights the importance of private sector innovation. Yet, President Biden and Congress are launching a policy attack that could prevent future medical innovation. These short-sighted efforts to “curb prescription drug costs” focus on expanding federal authority over pharmaceutical access, imposing government price controls, and weakening patent protections. This will result in fewer life-saving drugs and cures being developed, and ultimately do more harm than help.Health care policy researchers and health providers won’t want to miss this important conversation on policies that protect access to today’s treatments without sacrificing tomorrow’s cures.
This Budget Doesn’t Add Up: How Biden’s Spending Plan Misses the Mark for Both Defense and Education
The Biden Administration’s first budget contains some inexplicable choices to cut national defense purchasing power while simultaneously proposing historic increases in spending on education.While national defense is one of the few constitutionally enumerated tasks for the federal government and all signs point to a need for increased funding to account for a more dangerous world, instead the administration proposed a $5 billion cut in buying power.Conversely education—Constitutionally the responsibility of states and local governments—is slated for a 40 percent increase in its budget, even though spending has no correlation with academic improvement.What can explain these seemingly illogical decisions and how can logic be restored to important budget choices?In this must-see conversation for policymakers and legislative staff, the Directors of Heritage’s Center for National Defense and Center for Education Policy discuss the history of federal funding approaches in these policy areas, their current respective budgetary needs, and what the Biden administration’s actions thus far portend for these critical issues.
An Address by Burmese Foreign Minister Zin Mar Aung
Following a military coup in February that unlawfully detained the elected leaders of Burma’s civilian government, a coalition of ousted lawmakers, ethnic leaders, and anti-coup activists formed the National Unity Government (NUG). The NUG is the legitimate Government of Burma, formed in line with the people’s mandate per the General Elections of 2020. Daw Zin Mar Aung is the Foreign Minister of the NUG. U Htin Ling Aung is the international representative of the NUG in the United States. Senator Mitch McConnell, Republican Leader in the Senate, has led the U.S. policy response to the ups and downs in Burma over the last 25 years.