Charles Krauthammer’s longtime friend and colleague Bill Kristol on why there isn’t another Krauthammer in American politics, and what made him different.

Longtime media warrior Brian Maloney on battling bias from the wrong side of the Blue Wall, and an amazing statistic about New England politics.

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In Pennsylvania, we may not know for sure who won, but we know who lost.

Bill Kristol offers his analysis of the Lamb/Saccone race and what it means for the November midterms.

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While protesters march through Tehran and North Korea rattles its nuclear saber, the mainstream media obsess over the size of Donald Trump’s “button.”

Mitt Romney’s in and Roy Moore is out—who saw THAT coming in 2018? Bill Kristol of the Weekly Standard talks about it.

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A cast of thousands (well, several) from Bill Kristol to Monica Crowley to Caitlin Huey-Burns of Real Clear Politics contribute to a symposium on whether the Trump presidency will have the same impact on the Republican Party at the congressional/state/local level as Obama.

AKA “utter devastation.”

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President Trump gives Chuck Schumer his “Sally Field” moment.

What is the DACA deal conservatives could support—and is it anything like the one we’re likely to get?

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Bill Kristol, editor of The Weekly Standard, joins Jay Caruso and Neal Dewing on this episode of The Fifth Estate. They chat about the Donald Trump candidacy, focusing on several areas:

  • What does it mean for the GOP if he wins or loses by a small margin?
  • What does it mean for the GOP if he loses big?
  • What culpability does the media have in giving him a platform for most of 2015 and into 2016?

In more general terms, Bill spoke of who he sees as the next generation of conservative leaders to emerge once the dust settles and what if anything should be done about people (like Sean Hannity, for example) who aligned themselves so firmly with Trump they were reduced to following in his footsteps and insulting conservatives.

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kristol-190aBill Kristol, the editor of The Weekly Standard, is interested in an alternative to Hillary-Trump – a third option on the ballot, preferably a conservative one, and definitely an honorable one. Jay is interested in the same thing. They discuss it in this half-hour – with a mixture of wonder, anxiety, and hope.

 

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It’s not often that a news story breaks while we’re recording the podcast, but that’s exactly what happened today. We started off talking politics with Bill Kristol and Michael Barone (the former on #NeverTrump and the possibility of a third party and the latter on the now very important California primary and Michael’s WSJ piece “Trump Can’t Break the Republican Party”) and wound up discussing the passing of Prince and Queen Elizabeth’s 90th birthday. Eclectic, thou art our brand.

Music from this week’s episode:

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