Tucker Carlson calls David Azerrad ‘Smartest Conservative’

Tucker Carlson wanted to know why the term “socialism� was catching on, when its failures and brutalism have been so evident over the last century. So he asked Heritage expert David Azerrad.

Azerrad, who directs Heritage’s Simon Center for Principles and Politics, had good news/bad news answer. The good news: the new “socialists� aren’t looking to copy the Soviet Union. The bad news: today’s socialism is a bolder, more aggressive version of the same liberalism that has already failed in America.

Heritage is able to attract some of the best minds in the conservative movement, thanks to our generous members. Please watch for yourself and see why even Tucker Carlson marveled at the clear way in which Azerrad explained an otherwise complicated subject. Thank you for making that possible.

Do you think the people who are calling for socialism just want big government, or something even more radical?

Tax cuts aren’t just ‘crumbs’ in this factory town

Tom Condon works at Jamison Doors in Hagerstown, Maryland. On a recent segment of “Underreported�, the Daily Signal’s video documentary series, he told Heritage’s Kelsey Harkness that politicians like Nancy Pelosi are generally out of touch with people like him and his family. He doesn’t believe, as Pelosi says, that the tax cuts were merely “crumbs.�

John Williams, CEO of Jamison Doors, told Harkness that the economy improved nearly overnight after the election of President Trump. He attested to the new equipment and employee bonuses that he could invest in because of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Bonuses were all too rare before the law was passed, and now, according to Condon and Williams, they don’t have to be.

Condon has two adult children with disabilities. Thanks to the bonus he received, he’s now able to remodel his home to accommodate their needs.

Meanwhile, Williams is expanding the company, using the money the government isn’t taking from it to open a new, larger facility.. These are some of the real stories behind America’s comeback economy, and we are proud to tell them.

Thanks to members of The Heritage Foundation, skilled storytellers like Kelsey Harkness can showcase the good that conservative solutions do for people and businesses on Main Streets throughout America. Their real life experiences dismantle the liberal lie that only rich people benefit from tax cuts.

Do you think the tax cuts are helping working families?

How Conservative policies can save foster families

Heritage expert Emilie Kao a real problem: the foster care process is under assault by liberal jurisdictions. In California, the District of Columbia, and Massachusetts, she says, liberals have excluded faith-based groups from participating in their traditional role of recruiting foster parents.

That’s a huge problem, because the drug crisis is creating a record need for foster parents, who won’t be matched to foster kids if liberal states keep interfering with a process that works. Kansas and Oklahoma passed special laws to protect these faith-based groups. Liberal groups like the ACLU are fighting these laws in Michigan and Texas. Congress is considering the Child Welfare Provider Inclusion Act, which would enshrine these protections at the federal level.

Thank you for standing with us as we stand up for foster kids left waiting because of liberal grandstanding against faith-based groups. Without your steadfast support, their story may go untold, and their problems unsolved.

Do you think that faith-based groups need federal protection from state and local government?