“The business of America is business.” – Calvin Coolidge. When it comes to business, Carol Roth knows the deal. Her resume is extensive so Jay wanted to talk to her about business leadership, the economy, Donald Trump and also what she thinks of Trump’s new economic advisor, Larry Kudlow. She also talks a little sports and more importantly, she discusses her venture called Future File. This is a legacy planning system that she developed so that people can prepare for when loved ones pass away. Be sure to check that out.

Also, Carol talks about the time she had a mic-drop moment on Twitter in 2012 with Piers Morgan.

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How old does one have to be to be considered an adult? Officially, in the United States, that age is 18. But the government has exceptions to that rule and it makes zero sense. In some cases and in some states, you’re considered an adult at 18. In others, 21. In some states, two types of the same activity, such as gambling, have two different minimum ages depending upon the type of gambling one engages in. It’s all so absurd and it does nothing but create confusion for people who believe they are adults. Jay takes 15 minutes to raise questions about it and hopefully make people think about the issue.

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Another day. Another mass shooting. While violent crime sits at near all-time lows, several of the worst mass shootings in our nation’s history have happened in the last several years. The recent mass shooting in Parkland, FL served to take the conversation to a new level where hopefully, conservatives and liberals can agree on some gun control reforms. Unfortunately, it won’t be easy. People still want “assault weapons bans” that do not work and “universal background checks” that do not serve a useful purpose. So what to do? National Review writer, attorney and Iraq War veteran David French joins Jay and Amy to talk about some of those solutions that could help and get conservative support.

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Ken Eurell became a cop in the NYPD at the age of 20 in the early 1980s. At the time, the department, having dealt with massive cutbacks in 1975, had a force made up of young cops and veterans who joined the department in the 1960s. This made corruption rampant and, with the rise of the crack wars in the ’80s, it opened a new avenue for cops to make money. Ken worked in the 75th precinct in the East New York area of Brooklyn. At the time he started working with his partner Mike Dowd, New York City had 1,700–2,100 homicides a year (as opposed to 2017 when the city had a total of 293) with the 75th one of the most dangerous precincts in all of New York.

Ken discusses with Jay how it all happened, how he and his partner Mike Dowd came to work for a drug dealer before becoming drug dealers themselves. You can watch the documentary The Seven Five on Netflix but also be sure to pick up the book, Betrayal in Blue: The Shocking Memoir of the Scandal That Rocked the NYPD.

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So the infamous Devin Nunes memo finally had a release date. What was in it? How much of a big deal is it? What political ramifications will it have? These questions and more required somebody with some legal knowledge in national security, and who better than Brad Moss? He joined Amy and Jay to discuss it all, then the co-hosts spoke about the politics of the week including President Trump’s State of the Union speech.

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How did Trump do in his first year? How did he do on judges? Taxes? Foreign policy? In his role as President and leader of The United States? Amy and Jay break that all down with National Review Senior Editor, Jay Nordlinger. They went into a long discussion not only about Trump but on how the institutions of the United States are keeping everything moving. They grappled with news coverage and what people read to keep themselves grounded on all the issues. It was a great conversation.

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Journalism had some high notes and some low notes in 2017. Elaina Plott, a young journalist at the Washingtonian, proved to be one of the high notes with her work. Jay and Amy talk to her about how she got started, her influences, what her thinking is about the state of journalism today, and what the media needs to do to gain back some of the trust they’ve lost.

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Why do people distrust the media? And why do conservatives distrust the media even more? There are many reasons and some of them occurred in just the last week. Jay and Amy touch on issues related to CNN, Jimmy Kimmel, and the NY Times’ laughable math about the lies President Obama told in his two terms. They also offer up some advice for people in the media to regain that trust.

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Taxes, baby, taxes! The Republican Party is pushing to get through a tax reform bill by the end of the year. It would give them and President Trump a major legislative victory in 2017. But is it worth it? The tax bill does away with a lot of deductions and credits that people are upset about. Karol Markowicz of the New York Post joins Amy and Jay to discuss. Karol has written about the plan – and not entirely favorably – so her perspective will be interesting!

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New art! The changeover is complete. On this Thanksgiving week show, Amy and Jay talk about the politics of sexual harassment – including that of Roy Moore, Al Franken, John Conyers, and yes, Bill Clinton.

Amy lends a particularly incisive viewpoint on the issue especially as it relates to people who attack accusers who “smile” when taking a photo with somebody groping them. Jay and Amy also dig into the real reason there’s been a “reckoning” with Bill Clinton and what it is about “open secrets” that are so maddening.

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The GOP suffered some big losses on election day this year in NY, New Jersey, and Virginia. What does it mean and what implications does it have for 2018? Jay and new cohost Amy Otto talked with National Review’s Kevin Williamson about that subject, the GOP tax plan, and the revelations about GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore.

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