After a few days to digest the content of “The Memo,” Brian Kennedy from the American Strategy Group joined Bill to discuss its contents, what it means, and what its implications are. Also Conrad Black gave his perspective on Donald Trump and American Politics.More
David French of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America pause to cheer the Falcon Heavy rocket launch by Space X this week and David hopes it sparks more aspirational innovation that our nation so sorely needs. They also grimace as Republican majorities are preparing to jack up spending significantly over the next couple of years, even though some positive elements are included in the budget bill. And they sigh as Nancy Pelosi uses part of her marathon floor speech on immigration policy to say her young grandson blew out his birthday candles and wished he could look like his friend from Guatemala.More
On this week’s episode of Banter, AEI research fellow in poverty studies Angela Rachidi discusses the child tax credit and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ recent move to consider state requests for work-related Medicaid requirements. As an expert in support programs for low-income families, her work at AEI focuses on poverty and the effects of federal safety net programs. Before joining AEI, Rachidi served as deputy commissioner in New York City’s Department of Social Services. She writes frequently for the New York Post, The Hill, InsideSources, and RealClearMarkets.com.
This week, Elizabeth & Tiffany talk about the latest in SCOTUS fashion (an “I Dissent” handbag) and chat with Gabe Roth from Fix the Court. They also catch up on two voting-related cases from North Carolina and Pennsylvania.More
On this week’s episode, JVL continues to bask in the glow of a Super Bowl victory. But how about those Super Bowl ads? What to make of Solo? Your cohosts list their favorites. Sonny reviews Hostiles. Plus a hostile review by “Gene”!
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See, I told you they’re a bunch of tax and spend Liberal….wait—that’s a REPUBLICAN budget? Ugh! I need a drink.
Pentagon reporter Jamie McIntyre on the view of Trump’s massive military parade inside the Defense Department.More
David and Alexandra tackle religion in football, blitz through some important new #MeToo statistics, and ask Congress not to punt on its constitutional authority to declare war.More
Tonight on the show Erick give his reaction to Trump proposed military parade and the overreaction to it, details on the budget deal being proposed and why men are now afraid to mentor women in the workplace.More
With news breaking of the possible involvement of President Obama in the FBI investigation of Carter Page along with Sidney Blumenthal slithering from the sewer yet again, Steve Hayward asked John Yoo some questions about how the FISA process actually works—especially the three renewals of the Page warrant that required new probable cause. What could that evidence have been? Possibly nothing.More
The Heritage Foundation’s Monica Burke joins us to share her own story of friendship with a woman with Down Syndrome, as well as talk about how, sadly, many babies with Down Syndrome are aborted in the United States. Plus: we talk about whether President Trump’s military parade is a good idea.More
The left wants you to imagine we’re in a catastrophe. Are we? Plus the Mailbag — 100% correct answers are on the way.More
On this AEI Events Podcast, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the State of Qatar HE Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani joined AEI to discuss recent developments in the ongoing Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) crisis and US-Qatar relations.
His Excellency began with opening remarks discussing new agreements between Qatar and the US on topics of cyber security, trade and investment, human trafficking, and joint defense. He addressed Qatar’s resilience toward the diplomatic and economic blockade spearheaded by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates that began in June 2017, while calling for an immediate strategic dialogue to agree on common principles of coexistence among the GCC member states.More
Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America relish enjoy watching the credibility of the Steele dossier implode even further now that disreputable Clinton fixer Sid Blumenthal is being implicated for feeding information to Steele. They also shake their heads as President Trump says he would love a government shutdown unless he gets his way on border security just weeks after Republicans successfully convinced Americans that funding the government should not be contingent upon passing an immigration bill. And they have no problem honoring the U.S. military with a parade as President Trump wants to do, but Jim says there are more pressing national security concerns, including long-term funding and pay raises.More
Welcome to the Harvard Lunch Club Political podcast number 161 it’s the Devin Nunes, Man of Steele edition of the show with your humble hosts, radio guy Todd Feinburg and nanophysicist Mike Stopa. In this week’s edition we dissect, trisect, septasect the Nunes memo, the Steele dossier (yichh!) and the FBI cabal that is working night and day to take Trump down.
This is a serious discussion. Of course the legacy media on the left (did I repeat myself?) are doing nothin but “debunking.” They call it fact checking but they set out with the clear and unvarnished objective to cut the Nunes memo down to size. Newsweek’s treatment is particularly egregious in its one-sidedness. But is the right a bit unhinged as well? Stopa thinks so, Todd is unconvinced. Is there really a conspiracy in the FBI? or is it simply partisanship that has gotten excessive? We will discuss.More
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A funny thing happened to America’s libertarian movement – it expected a champion to emerge in the 2016 election; it may or may not have one in Donald Trump. Richard Epstein, the Hoover Institution’s Peter and Kirsten Bedford Senior Fellow and the voice behind “The Libertarian” podcast, grades the Trump presidency from a libertarian vantage.More
Amity Shlaes joins Seth Barron to discuss the competing goals of economic growth and income equality, and to take a look at how American presidents in the twentieth century have approached these issues.
Polls show that support for income redistribution is growing among younger generations of Americans, but such policies have a poor track record of achieving their goals. As Shlaes writes in her feature story in the Winter 2018 Issue of City Journal: “Prioritizing equality over markets and growth hurts markets and growth and, most important, the low earners for whom social-justice advocates claim to fight.”More
Hey, media—what if you threw a Russiagate scandal, and nobody cared?
The Weekly Standard’s Steve Hayes on current state of the Trump presidencyMore
Tonight Erick sits down with State Senator Hunter Hill who is running for governor in Georgia.More
Tonight Erick sits down with State Senator Michael Williams who is running for governor in Georgia.More
Elisha and Lyndsey encourage Bethany on her new fitness journey… but is she just in it for the free babysitting?More