Heritage Explains

  • Should You Think About the Roman Empire? | Roger Severino

    There is a trend on the internet of women asking the men in their lives a historical question: How often do you think about the Roman Empire? They’re surprised by the answer. Heritage Vice President Roger Severino explains why you should care. —Have thoughts? Let us know at heritageexplains@heritage.org—Roger Severino on X (formerly Twitter): https://twitter.com/RogerSeverino_Mike Duncan’s The History of Rome Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-history-of-rome/id261654474Tyler O’Neil’s article in The Daily Signal on the Roman Empire: https://www.dailysignal.com/2023/09/21/why-do-men-think-roman-empire/
  • Is Argentina Going to Elect a Rockstar? | Victoria Coates & Joseph Humire

    Javier Miel, a controversial conservative member of the Argentine government, is a favorite to win the Argentine presidential election this fall. Why should Americans care about who he is and what he stands for? Heritage Vice President Victoria Coates and Visiting Fellow Joseph Humire explain. —Have thoughts? Let us know at heritageexplains@heritage.org—Joseph Humire on X (formerly Twitter): https://twitter.com/jmhumireVictoria Coates on X (formerly Twitter): https://twitter.com/VictoriaCoatesDaily Signal Reporting on the Maui Wildfires: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I0yJOtwxrBY
  • What Do Wildfires and Hurricanes Say About Climate Change? | Diana Furchtgott-Roth

    Whenever there is a major weather event, such as the wildfires in Hawaii in August, leftists are quick to blame climate change and push “green” policy. But this approach is fraught with problems. Heritage’s Director of the Center for Energy, Climate, and the Environment, Diana Furchtgott-Roth, explains. —Have thoughts? Let us know at heritageexplains@heritage.org—Diana Furchtgott-Roth on X (formerly Twitter): https://twitter.com/DFR_EconomicsDiana Furchtgott-Roth on Heritage.org: https://www.heritage.org/staff/diana-furchtgott-rothDaily Signal Reporting on the Maui Wildfires: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I0yJOtwxrBY
  • Title IX and the Biden Administration’s Assault on Women’s Sports | Sarah Parshall Perry & Crystal Bonham

    Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is a federal law that prohibits sex-based discrimination in schools. It is currently under attack by the Biden Administration, who wants to remove protections for biological women in sports and other opportunities. Sarah Parshall Perry explains why this is happening and what we can expect in the future. —Have thoughts? Let us know at heritageexplains@heritage.org—Crystal Bonham on X (Twitter): https://twitter.com/crystalkatetxSarah Parshall Perry on X (Twitter): https://twitter.com/SarahPPerrySarah Parshall Perry on Heritage.org:https://www.heritage.org/staff/sarah-parshall-perry
  • Standing Up to the DOD’s “Abortion Travel Agency” | Cody Sargent & Mike Gonzalez

    Following last summer’s reversal of Roe vs. Wade, the Department of Defense is providing free transportation and lodging for service members seeking abortions. Senator Tommy Tuberville (R-Ala.) has pledged to block appointments of military officials until this situation is resolved. Why is he doing this? We spoke with Cody Sargent and Mike Gonzalez to find out. —Have thoughts? Let us know at heritageexplains@heritage.org—Mike Gonzalez on X (Twitter): https://twitter.com/GundisalvusCody Sargent on X (Twitter): https://twitter.com/codydsargentMike’s Op-Ed in the Washington Examiner: https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/restoring-america/patriotism-unity/tuberville-right-to-challenge-military-wokenessHeritage President Dr. Kevin Roberts on Senator Tuberville: https://www.heritage.org/life/commentary/biden-played-politics-abortion-and-national-defense-tuberville-right-fight-it
  • Who’s Accountable for Afghanistan? | Victoria Coates, Jerry Dunleavy, and James Hasson

    In August of 2021, the Biden Administration botched the withdrawal of American troops from Afghanistan, leading to needless chaos and bloodshed. Heritage Vice President Victoria Coates sat down with Jerry Dunleavy and James Hasson to discuss their new book: Kabul: The Untold Story of Biden’s Fiasco and the American Warriors Who Fought to the End.—Have thoughts? Let us know at heritageexplains@heritage.org—Kabul: The Untold Story of Biden's Fiasco and the American Warriors Who Fought to the End: https://www.centerstreet.com/titles/jerry-dunleavy/kabul/9781546005308/Victoria Coates on X (Twitter): https://twitter.com/VictoriaCoatesJames Hasson on X (Twitter): https://twitter.com/JamesHasson20Jerry Dunleavy on X Twitter)l: https://twitter.com/JerryDunleavy
  • Why is the Biden White House Kicking Reporters Out? | Fred Lucas & Rob Bluey

    In July, the White House culled about 30% of the “hard passes” that allowed reporters into dailyWhite House briefings. This week, we spoke to veteran White House Reporter Fred Lucas and Daily Signal Executive Editor Rob Bluey to find out what’s going on.  —Have thoughts? Let us know at heritageexplains@heritage.org—Rob Bluey on Twitter: https://twitter.com/RobertBlueyFred Lucas on Twitter: https://twitter.com/FredLucasWHThe Daily Signal: https://www.dailysignal.com/
  • What Went Wrong with the Southern Poverty Law Center? | Tyler O’Neil

    The Southern Poverty Law Center has turned itself into a left-wing smear factory. How did it get that way and what’s the goal? We sat down with Daily Signal Managing Editor Tyler O’Neil to find out. —Have thoughts? Let us know at heritageexplains@heritage.org—More work by Tyler O’Neil: https://www.dailysignal.com/author/tyler-oneil/Tyler O’Neil on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Tyler2ONeilMaking Hate Pay: The Corruption of the Southern Poverty Law Center: https://a.co/d/8ebWF03
  • Why Care About “Appropriations”? | Richard Stern

    So how does the government actually decide how to spend your tax money? And why should you care? We sit down with the Director of the Grover M. Hermann Center for the Federal Budget at The Heritage Foundation to find out. —Have thoughts? Let us know at heritageexplains@heritage.org—Richard Stern on Twitter: https://twitter.com/RichASternMore by Richard Stern: https://www.heritage.org/staff/richard-stern