Greg Corombos of Radio America and Jim Geraghty of National Review highlight the important messages for young men to grow up and embrace responsibility in Jim’s new book, “Heavy Lifting.”  They also sigh as the Justice Department, to the surprise of no one, refuses to prosecute Lois Lerner over the IRS targeting of conservative groups.  And they marvel at just how terrible Jeb Bush has been at running for president.

The Libertarian Podcast, with Richard Epstein: “The Second Amendment and Gun Violence”


For those who need a reminder that there’s no one out there quite like Richard Epstein, we present the newest episode of The Libertarian podcast: one in which Richard argues that the Supreme Court got its famous Second Amendment in decision in District of Columbia v. Heller wrong, but also that the gun control measures usually advocated for by the Left are essentially useless. This one will get people talking. Listen in below or by subscribing to The Libertarian through iTunes.

This morning Paul, Scott, and John got together for Episode 28 of the Power Line Show. They were joined by law professor David Bernstein to talk about his new book Lawless: The Obama Administration’s Unprecedented Assault on the Constitution and the Rule of Law.

This is a can’t-miss conversation and a must-read book. For the rest of the show, the PL crew talked about Hillary Clinton’s committee appearance yesterday: How did she do? What did we learn that we didn’t already know? How is her testimony being spun? What will the fallout be, down the road? And is there any chance that she will be indicted? It is a lively, fast-paced show.

Greg Corombos of Radio America and Jim Geraghty of National Review applaud the Republicans on the Benghazi committee for revealing key facts, including that Hillary knew right away that the video had nothing to do with the attack.  They also scold some GOP members for using the hearing as a soapbox.  And they slam Democrats for doing nothing but ripping Republicans and sucking up to Hillary.

Greg Corombos of Radio America and Joel Gehrke of National Review react to Vice President Joe Biden’s decision not to run for president in 2016 and enjoy the shots he fired at Hillary Clinton as he declined to join the campaign.  They also shudder as Wikileaks hacks into CIA Director John Brennan’s AOL account and publishes his personal information.  And they discuss the latest twists and turns in the race for Speaker of the House that seem to be leading to the election of Paul Ryan.

Greg Corombos of Radio America and Joel Gehrke of National Review discuss Paul Ryan’s demands before running for speaker.  They groan as President Obama vows to veto legislation designed to prevent defaulting on debt payments if the debt ceiling is not extended.  And they slam the media for bending over backwards to distort the truth behind the latest Middle East violence.

The Classicist Podcast, with Victor Davis Hanson: “The Progressive Ten Commandments”


I know you’re going to find this difficult to believe, but hear me out: liberals often fail to abide by the ideals they espouse. In this week’s episode of The Classicist, VDH takes us on a guided tour of ten areas where progressives are guilty of glaring hypocrisy … and you can tell that he’s having some fun. As ever, you can listen in below or subscribe to The Classicist via iTunes.

Greg Corombos of Radio America and Jim Geraghty of National Review enjoy watching Democratic party leaders publicly feud.  They also groan as China breaks its word and keeps up its hacking efforts against U.S. firms.  And we react to Hillary Clinton’s bizarre laughing fit in reaction to CNN’s Jake Tapper mentioning her emails.

Greg Corombos of Radio America and Jim Geraghty of National Review are glad to see the FBI being diligent about it’s probe of Hillary Clinton’s server despite political pressure to conclude there’s nothing there.  They also shudder as former Defense Secretary Robert Gates says Pres. Obama is paranoid about military leaders trying to force his hand.  And they react the media abruptly ending its fawning over a Joe Biden candidacy after Hillary survives first debate.

Greg Corombos of Radio America and Jim Geraghty of National Review give Jim Webb credit for being the only Democratic presidential candidate not completely living in a fantasy.  They also call out Bernie Sanders and Martin O’Malley for not really wanting to win when they refused to confront Hillary Clinton over her email scandal.  And they discuss the Democratic Party effectively choosing to embrace socialism.

The Libertarian Podcast, with Richard Epstein: “One Man, One Vote”


For more than 50 years, redistricting exercises have been guided by the principle of “One Man, One Vote,” the notion that legislative districts must be roughly equal in population. Now, however, the Supreme Court is being called upon to clarify that standard. Is it an equal population of residents? An equal population of eligible voters? Should non-citizens or children count? Are some voters having their influence inappropriately diluted relative to people in districts with high levels of ineligible voters? We tackle the history of this controversy and the newest developments in this week’s edition of The Libertarian, which you can listen to below or by subscribing to the show via iTunes.

They’re both here!  Greg Corombos of Radio America and Jim Geraghty of National Review enjoy reading how Hillary Clinton’s closest supporters think she’s a mediocre candidate who repeats the same mistakes and wasn’t ready for the 2016 campaign.  They also slam the Jeb Bush volunteer who confronted Donald Trump on Monday with left-wing talking points and note how Trump sullied a good response with another Twitter attack.  And they unload on the U.S. official in Russia who responded to the Dutch conclusion that a Russian-made missile destroyed a commercial airliner last year by saying there was too much focus on assigning blame.

“It will become a classic,” says Dominic Green in the current issue of Commentary, in a review of Fault Lines, a memoir by David Pryce-Jones.

In a 10-minute conversation with The Bookmonger, Pryce-Jones describes his boyhood during the Second World War, when he thrilled to the sights and sounds of the Blitz, even as his parents’ home in London was destroyed. He also talks about how he became a writer, in a career that led him to become an insightful observer of Arab culture, both its glory during his early life and its decline ever since.

What Is Conservatism? It’s not a hard question — it’s a title that proves everything old is new again. ISI Books has reissued What Is Conservatism? It’s the 1964 classic edited by Frank S. Meyer and featuring contributions from the likes of William F. Buckley, Jr., Russell Kirk, and Friedrich Hayek, plus a new foreword by Jonah Goldberg.

In a 10-minute conversation with The Bookmonger, Goldberg explains why he calls this volume, “The Federalist Papers of American conservatism,” which of its essays everyone should read right now, and what a book from half a century ago can teach conservatives in 2016.

Greg Corombos of Radio America and Jim Geraghty of National Review are impressed with National Review’s Charles C.W. Cooke for exposing liberals who demand we “do something” to stop mass shootings but don’t actually have any ideas.  They also sigh at another disappointing jobs report.  And they have fun with the news that eight members of the Iranian women’s soccer team were actually men.

Greg Corombos of Radio America and Jim Geraghty of National Review enjoy watching liberals get a shock from reports that Pope Francis met with and supported embattled Kentucky clerk Kim Davis.  They also slam the Obama administration for outsourcing Middle East policy to the Russians.  And they have fun with the Trey Gowdy rumors, ranging from a movement to draft him into leadership to rumblings that he will retire.

Greg Corombos of Radio America and Ian Tuttle of National Review are encouraged by some of the conservative names being considered for House majority leader.  They also shudder as Vladimir Putin swoops in as leader on the world stage as Obama retreats.  And they shake their heads as Obama warns Iran that shouting “Death to America” doesn’t create jobs.

The Classicist Podcast, with Victor Davis Hanson: “2016 and the Race for the White House”


In the newest installment of The Classicist podcast, VDH takes us on a tour of the 2016 presidential race: How should we interpret Scott Walker’s departure? How plausible is a presidential candidate without electoral experience? What’s Victor’s cryptic message for Mike Huckabee? And why does Hillary Clinton have the Sage of the Central Valley quoting Nine Inch Nails lyrics? All that, plus perhaps the first in-depth analysis of the Jim Webb campaign that you’ve heard this cycle, can be heard below or when you subscribe to The Classicist via iTunes.

Greg Corombos of Radio America and Jim Geraghty of National Review enjoy watching Hillary Clinton dig a deeper hole for herself over her email scandal as Democrats complain that the story is sucking all the oxygen out of the Democratic race.  They also shake their heads as CNBC still hasn’t set the criteria for GOP candidates to qualify for next month’s debate.  And they have fun with the news that Kanye West is very impressed by Ben Carson.

The Eureka Podcast: Drought and Despair in California


In the newest installment of the Eureka podcast, Hoover Institution fellows Carson Bruno and Bill Whalen are joined by Stanford political science professor Bruce Cain (Director of the university’s Center for the American West) to discuss the ramifications of the California drought, how government may have compounded the problem, and whether or not residents of the Golden State have to settle for a future of rock gardens and being fined for overwatering their lawns. Listen in below: