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SCOTUS 101: The Tweeter Laureate of Texas

Elizabeth Slattery chats with Fifth Circuit Judge Don Willett about how he learned he was on President Trump's Supreme Court short list, where to find the best BBQ in Austin, and why he walked away from Twitter.

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May 17

SCOTUS 101: Abortion, Capital Punishment & iPhones

This week fellow Heritage scholar Tom Jipping joins Elizabeth Slattery to talk about abortion, capital punishment, and iPhones. Elizabeth also chats with CNN's Joan Biskupic about what goes on behind closed doors at the Supreme Court and her new book about Chief Justice John Roberts. 

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May 17

America’s Biggest Issues: Religious Freedom

The first amendment to the United States constitution begins, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof…” Fast forward almost 250 years and religious freedom is one of the most pressing issues in American culture today.

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May 15

US-Iran Standoff Is No Cause for Alarm

"Iran says it’s not interested in a war with the United States. The U.S. says it’s not interested in a war with Iran. The only parties who are making war talk are the press and pundits who just can’t help fretting about all things Trump," writes Heritage expert James Carafano. "Still, there’s plenty to unpack and learn from the latest round of unsettling news from the Middle East." 

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May 15

Are You Going to Get Your Social Security Benefits?

A new report from the government on the Social Security “trust fund” revealed that it won't be able to pay full benefits by 2035. So how much of the money that you have paid in Social Security taxes (and remember we all do) will you actually see later in life? If you are already receiving benefits, how much do you stand to lose? What can Congress do to fix this and why haven’t they yet? This week, on the "Heritage Explains" podcast, Rachel Grezler explains.

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May 13

Heritage Expert on 'Medicare for All'

“The public option is just a Trojan horse for government-run health care across the map…for socialist health care,” said Heritage expert Meridian Paulton on Fox Business's "FBN:am." 

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