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Big Tech Bows to China

This week, we explain more about Apple bowing to the Chinese Communist Party, why Apple would want to remove Twitter from its app store, if Elon Musk will be able to use his power for good and more. Our guest is Jake Denton, a research associate in Heritage’s Tech Policy Center. Listen to more Heritage podcasts here. Sign up for The Agenda newsletter — the lowdown on top issues conservatives need to know about each week.


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    One of these debates that resurfaces with every cycle is that of net neutrality. This is the basic idea that internet service providers have to be neutral about the way they provide access to different areas of the Internet. The company you pay to provide you with internet shouldn’t restrict your access to websites based on their political alignment, for example. This is a principle on which most people agree, but the policies around it can be much more contentious.So what is going on with net neutrality now? And why does it matter? I sat down with Annie Chestnut Tutor, Policy Analyst in the Tech Policy Center here at the Heritage Foundation, to find out. — Have thoughts? Let us know at—Follow Annie Chestnut-Tutor on X:
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    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—Crystal Bonham on X (Twitter): Parshall Perry on X (Twitter): Parshall Perry on
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    “Here’s my strategy on the Cold War: We win, they lose.” - Ronald Reagan What will it take to win the New Cold War with America’s rising enemies: Russia, China, and Iran? And in particular, how can energy policy impact this conflict? Heritage Vice President Victoria Coates sits down with Dan Negrea and Matthew Kroenig, the authors of We Win, They Lose: Republican Foreign Policy and the New Cold War to talk about strategy, energy, and ensuring peace. — Have thoughts? Let us know at—Buy We Win, They Lose: Republican Foreign Policy and the New Cold War Dan Negrea on X: Matthew Kroenig on X: Victoria Coates on X:
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    A critical component of America’s national defense is nuclear weaponry. However, whether the American arsenal is up to the task of deterring global forces like China, Russia, and Iran is a topic of debate. What should America do to ensure peace through strength? Heritage Research Fellow for Nuclear Deterrence and Missile Defense Bob Peters explains. — Have thoughts? Let us know at—A Conservative Defense Budget for Fiscal Year 2025: Bob Peters on X:
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    This week, the House of Representatives passed the Protecting Americans from Foreign Adversary Controlled Applications Act by an overwhelming majority. Some are saying that this bill will result in the banning of the popular social media app TikTok. But the truth is more complicated. Jake Denton, Research Associate in the Tech Policy Center at the Heritage Foundation, explains. — Have thoughts? Let us know at—Follow Jake Denton on X at: more about Tech Policy at: