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The New Intolerance: Critical Race Theory and Its Grip on America
Critical Race Theory (CRT) and public policies based on this worldview will not alleviate racial inequality in the real world. In fact, this dogma undermines human and social factors—such as family, entry-level work, and merit-based education—the wellspring of upward mobility. Yet, the rigid persistence with which believers apply this theory has made CRT a constant, daily presence in the lives of hundreds of millions of people.
CRT underpins Identity Politics, an ongoing effort to reimagine the United States as a nation riven by the division between racial groups, each with specific claims on victimization. In education and the workforce, as well as entertainment and social media, CRT has become entrenched, driving decision-making based on skin color rather than individual merit and talent. As Critical Theory becomes more familiar to the public in everyday life, CRT’s intolerance, and the idea of systemic racism is being “normalized” in the American psyche. This weakens public and private bonds that create trust between citizens and allow for civic engagement.
Join us for a timely conversation on CRT and how to push back against this new wave of intolerance.
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Events | For the Promotion of Learning and Virtue: Moral Education in the University01:01:12The horrific attacks on Israel have served as a striking illustration of the moral rot present on American college campuses. Countless professors, DEI staff, and students have celebrated the slaughter and proclaimed their support for terrorist actions. Disturbingly, this is the result of decades of American colleges and universities neglecting their responsibility to shape their students into virtuous citizens, choosing instead to curry favor with radicals.Join panelists Kyle Washut, Albert Cheng, and Jay Greene for a discussion with Dr. Kevin Roberts on how universities have contributed to the current crisis and how Americans can bring our institutions of higher education back in line with their original mission of forming virtuous and educated citizens.
Events | The New Authoritarian Axis: The Growing Threat to the Free World from China, Russia, and Iran57:38Former leader of the U.K. Conservative Party Sir Iain Duncan Smith MP joins The Heritage Foundation’s Dr. Nile Gardiner to discuss the immense threat posed to the free world by the rising power of Communist China, as well as its malevolent alliance with Moscow and Tehran. Sir Iain will call on British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak and U.S. President Joe Biden to adopt a far tougher approach towards Beijing’s efforts to undermine the West. He will also address the need for the United States and the United Kingdom to stand up to the rising threat from Iran, including Tehran’s support for terrorist groups such as Hamas.
The Power Hour | Why the Fifth National Assessment on Climate Change is Extremely Problematic54:35The Power Hour is a weekly podcast that discusses the most interesting energy and environmental policy issues of the day with top national experts. In this episode, Jack invites Mario Loyola, Senior Research Fellow at Heritage, Director, Environmental Law and Rish Management, Institute of Environment, Florida International University, and former Trump White House alum to discuss the recently published Fifth National Assessment on Climate Change. As you will learn, the Biden Administration’s take on global warming is even more extreme than the International Panel on Climate Change—and that’s saying something. Join Jack and Mario for this informative discussion and to get the scoop on why Biden’s climate change agenda is full of hot air. Let us know what you think at email@example.com!
The Power Hour | What a Carbon Tariff Means for You49:04The Power Hour is a weekly podcast that discusses the most interesting energy and environmental policy issues of the day with top national experts. In this episode, Jack and Mike McKenna, President of MWR Strategies and Heritage Foundation Visiting Fellow discuss a recently introduced bill that would establish a tariff, or should we say tax, on imported items. The bill’s sponsors insist the tariff is not a tax but Mike and Jack’s analysis suggests otherwise. But the problem with the carbon tariff is not just that it will increase prices for American families and businesses, it establishes an important foundation on which more carbon dioxide-based regulation will surely be built. If you want to know why carbon tariffs are really just a tax by another name, and how they could impact the US economy for years to come, you will want to check this one out. Are we right? Are we wrong? Let us know what you think at firstname.lastname@example.org!
Events | Holding Federal Public Health Agencies Accountable: Lessons from COVID01:01:27This past year, the House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Pandemic, chaired by Rep. Brad Wenstrup (R-OH), has conducted several outstanding oversight investigations into the performance of federal agencies that failed to respond effectively to the national medical emergency. These investigations revealed that federal officials failed to provide compelling information on the origin of the pandemic. They confused the public with mixed messages on the rationale and effectiveness of masking and provided weak scientific justifications for comprehensive vaccine mandates and extended school closures.Three federal agencies that have major responsibilities in responding to a national health emergency are the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Congress needs to reassess these agencies, clarify their roles and missions, and retarget funding, enabling them to cope more effectively in a future medical emergency.HHS former General Counsel Robert Charrow, American Enterprise Institute's Dr. Brian Miller, and Paragon Health Institute’s Dr. Joel Zinberg will address these and related issues. Don’t miss it!
Events | Great Christian Jurists in American History58:30From the early days of the American Republic to the present, Christian jurists have played pivotal roles in shaping American law, drawing inspiration from their faith. Figures like Roger Williams, John Cotton, Mary Ann Glendon, and Antonin Scalia, among others, have left enduring marks on our jurisprudence through their remarkable lives and legal contributions rooted in Christianity.The Heritage Foundation and the Project on Constitutional Originalism and the Catholic Intellectual Tradition (CIT) are delighted to host Mark David Hall, author of Great Christian Jurists in American History, and Judge Kyle Duncan of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit as they explore the profound influence of Christian jurists on American law.
Events | Abortion Pills: What’s Next?01:01:12After the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit ruled in August that the U.S. Food & Drug Administration had to restore critical safeguards for chemical abortion drugs and prevent their shipment by mail, the U.S. Department of Justice requested that the Supreme Court review the 5th Circuit’s ruling. As the nation waits for the Court’s decision, questions abound. Can Congress prevent the shipment of abortion drugs by mail? May states restrict abortion pills, even though they have been deemed “safe and effective” by the FDA? Did the FDA follow the law in approving abortion pills in the first place? And how “safe” are abortion pills, really? Join us for a discussion with experts who have the answers to these questions and more.
The Power Hour | America is Leading the Reemergence of Commercial Nuclear Power54:23The Power Hour is a weekly podcast that discusses the most interesting energy and environmental policy issues of the day with top national experts. In this episode, Jack and Carol Berrigan of the Nuclear Energy Institute sit down to talk about America’s key position in the commercial nuclear energy business. Despite reports of its untimely death (ok, that’s a little hyperbolic), Carol makes a compelling case that America’s commercial nuclear industry is very much a leader as evidenced by the role of American companies in the emergence of new nuclear technologies, like small modular reactors. But it’s not just about SMRs, American innovation, manufacturing, and expertise is key to nuclear projects across the country and world. If you want to learn not just what the American nuclear industry does now but how it is positioned to grow into the future, you will want to check this one out. Let us know what you think at email@example.com!
Events | The 2023 Joseph Story Distinguished Lecture56:10The Heritage Foundation’s Edwin Meese III Center for Legal and Judicial Studies is honored to announce that Judge James C. Ho of the Fifth Circuit will deliver our 16th Joseph Story Distinguished Lecture titled "Pressure Is a Privilege: Judges, Umpires, and Ignoring the Booing of the Crowd."The namesake of the lecture—the eminent jurist Joseph Story—became the youngest Associate Justice ever to serve on the United States Supreme Court when he was appointed by President Madison in 1812. Story made a significant mark on American law in his thirty-three years on the bench, but his greatest contribution to jurisprudence is his renowned Commentaries on the Constitution, in which he set forth a philosophy of judicial restraint. This lecture series celebrates his legacy.Previous Joseph Story Lectures have been delivered by Justice Clarence Thomas, Justice Samuel Alito, Justice Anthony Kennedy, then-Judge Brett Kavanaugh, Judge Robert Bork, Professor John Harrison, Judge A. Raymond Randolph, Judge Alice Batchelder, Judge Diarmuid O'Scannlain, Judge Janice Rogers Brown, Judge Carlos Bea, Senator Orrin Hatch, Judge Edith Jones, Former Attorney General Ed Meese, and Judge William Pryor.