Brian's Breakdown is your short, sweet, and digestible guide to public policy issues facing the country today. TPPF's Chief Communications Officer Brian Phillips and his guests get right to the heart of the tough questions, important debates, and critical answers to help you understand what it's all about.
Lindsey Burke: Project 2025 & the Future of Education in America
Brian sits down with The Heritage Foundation’s Lindsey Burke to discuss the state of education in America today and how it can be made better tomorrow.
Joshua Treviño: Border Security
Brian sits down with TPPF's Joshua Treviño to discuss what is perpetually considered the most important issue to Texans: border security.
Lauren Hickmott: Indoctrination in Our Schools
Lauren Hickmott is a former 6th grade teacher from Amarillo. A few years ago she got back into education and began tutoring. Almost immediately she noticed that something was very different from her teaching days. Why weren't kids bringing home their reading assignments? The answers may shock you.
Paul Dans: Project 2025 and the Next Presidential Transition
The conservative movement is getting organized to hit the ground running in the next presidential administration. Paul Dans is the head of the presidential transition project at the Heritage Foundation and is leading a national coalition to identify and train the next generation of individuals who will be running government and implementing policy. Brian and Paul breakdown what’s happening behind the scenes.
Matt Miller: Fighting Biden’s Backdoor Gun Grab
Since it has been unable to pass new gun restrictions through the legislative process, President Biden’s Administration is intentionally ignoring and misinterpreting well-established law to shut down lawfully operating gun dealers. TPPF Senior Attorney Matt Miller breaks down how this backdoor scheme works and explains TPPF’s lawsuit to restore Americans’ legal right to purchase firearms.
Shannon Braun and Mandy Drogin: Protecting Students from Inside the System
Over the past two years, some parents were shocked to learn that activist school boards, administrators, and teachers have been subjecting students to controversial subjects and material without parents' consent. Shannon Braun was elected to the Colleyville ISD school board on a promise to protect students and parents' rights and has been fighting ever since. Mandy Drogin has been a longtime advocate for parental empowerment and implementing choice in education and is working on reforms that will address parents concerns in the next Texas Legislative Session.