James Phillips, Senior Research Fellow for Middle Eastern Affairs at the Douglas and Sarah Allison Center for Foreign Policy Studies at The Heritage Foundation, discusses how the Paris terrorist attacks underscore the expanding threat posed by ISIS, the evolving ISIS strategy, forming a U.S. response to ISIS and what it means for Russia to "have skin in the game."
Ben Boychuk, CFIF Contributing Editor, discusses the latest National Assessment of Educational Progress (a.k.a. "the Nation's Report Card"), how the adoption of Common Core education standards may be to blame for the drop in academic scores, and the challenges ahead for John B. King, President Obama's pick to replace Arne Duncan at the helm of the U.S. Department of Education.
Joe Luppino-Esposito, Policy Analyst for Right on Crime and the Center for Effective Justice at the Texas Public Policy Foundation, discusses how criminal justice reformers with conservative principles have been a driving force behind new legislation aimed at reforming the federal and state prison systems and promoting alternatives to incarceration that lead to greater public safety, support for victims and protects taxpayers.
Ike Brannon, President of Capital Policy Analytics, discusses why Puerto Rico is an economic basket case, how real fiscal reform is a necessary first step to fixing Puerto Rico, and why Governor Alejandro Garcia Padilla should not be given a free pass to violate Puerto Rico's constitution.
Sarah Westwood, Watchdog Reporter for the Washington Examiner, discusses the mainstream media's criticism of Ben Carson, West Point and his biography, and Carly Fiorina's defense of her fellow Republican candidate.
Judge Michael Warren, Oakland County (MI) Circuit Court Judge and Co-creator of Patriot Week, discusses why we need to invigorate our appreciation and understanding of America's spirit, how many current holidays have become overly commercialized or have lost their deeper meaning and how Patriot Week has captured the imagination and support of citizens across the nation.