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Welcome to our newest Ricochet/National Review podcast, Wonky Town, featuring up-to-date commentary on the intersection of politics, policy, and economics from National Review’s Reihan Salam and Patrick Brennan. Can Ted Cruz really abolish the IRS? What are the Republican alternatives to Obamacare? Where is the economy headed—will it boost Republicans or Democrats next year? As the 2016 campaign takes off, Wonky Town will be conservatives’ home for analysis of these kinds of questions and more.
This week, with Rand Paul officially launching his presidential campaign this week, Reihan and Patrick discuss what he can bring to the table policy-wise: Paul has already set himself apart in the Senate by pushing some new policy initiatives for Republicans, like criminal-justice reform. Are his other ideas, like a balanced-budget amendment, feasible? Should his foreign-policy views scare off traditional Republicans?
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