Dr. Brian Miller is a nonresident fellow at the AEI, where he focuses on Medicare payment policy, FDA regulatory policy, healthcare competition policy, veterans’ health, and public health policy.

Brian joins Phoebe and Robert to discuss hospital consolidation, patient care, CDC reform, and medical coverage.

Matt Weidinger is a senior fellow and Rowe Scholar in poverty studies at AEI, where his work is focused on safety-net policies. Matt previously served as the deputy staff director of the House Committee on Ways and Means and as the longtime staff director of its Subcommittee on Human Resources.

Matt joins Phoebe and Robert to discuss the child tax credit, safety-net programs, and unemployment insurance.

Paul Ryan, who previously served as Speaker of the US House of Representatives, is a distinguished visiting fellow at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI). His recently released book, American Renewal, offers solutions to renew America’s social contract and place our government programs on strong fiscal footing.

Paul joins Phoebe and Robert to discuss digital currency, politics, tax reform, and Social Security.

Ruy Teixeira is a Nonresident Senior Fellow at AEI, where he studies political demography, voter turnout, American electoral politics, and party coalitions. Ruy is the editor of the AEI Elections and Demography Project which focuses on demographic voting patterns during the 2022 election.

Ruy joins Phoebe and Robert to discuss the 2022 midterms, demographic shifts, and the future of political parties.

James C. Capretta is a senior fellow and holds the Milton Friedman Chair at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), where he studies health care, entitlement programs, and fiscal trends in advanced economies. His latest book, US Health Policy and Market Reforms, was released in September.

James joined Phoebe and Robert to discuss Medicare, price transparency, and employer-sponsored health insurance.

Chris Miller is a Jeane Kirkpatrick Visiting Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, where he focuses on Russian foreign policy, politics, and economics. His new book, Chip War: The Fight for the World’s Most Critical Technology, is available for purchase now.

Chris joins Phoebe and Robert to discuss semiconductors, the geopolitics of technology, and the Russian-Ukraine War.

Marc Thiessen is a senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) where he studies and writes about American presidential leadership and counterterrorism. He is a columnist for The Washington Post and a regular contributor to Fox News.

Marc joins Phoebe and Robert to discuss partisan media, War in Ukraine, the Afghanistan withdrawal, and the midterm elections.

Paul Kupiec is a senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), where he studies systemic risk and the management and regulations of banks and financial markets. He also follows the work of financial regulators such as the Federal Reserve and examines the impact of financial regulations on the US economy.

Paul Kupiec joins Phoebe and Robert to discuss inflation, financial regulation, mandating ESG investing, and cryptocurrency.

Paul Kupiec is a senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), where he studies systemic risk and the management and regulations of banks and financial markets. He also follows the work of financial regulators such as the Federal Reserve and examines the impact of financial regulations on the US economy.

Paul Kupiec joins Phoebe and Robert to discuss inflation, financial regulation, mandating ESG investing, and cryptocurrency.

Steven Koonin is a nonresident senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, where he focuses on climate science and energy policies. From 2009 to 2011, Dr. Koonin served as the under secretary for science at the US Department of Energy, where as the chief scientific officer, he coordinated and oversaw research across the department.

Steven Koonin joins Phoebe and Robert to discuss Biden’s climate agenda, recent heat waves, and developing energy solutions.

Adam White is a senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, where he focuses on American constitutionalism, the Supreme Court, and the administrative state. Concurrently, he codirects the C. Boyden Gray Center for the Study of the Administrative State at the Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University.

Adam White joins Phoebe and Robert to discuss the SCOTUS decision on Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization and the advancement of the “major questions” doctrine.

Edward Pinto is a senior fellow and the director of the AEI Housing Center at the American Enterprise Institute. He is currently researching how to increase the entry-level housing supply for first-time buyers and renters who earn hourly wages, as well as examining the current house price boom that began in 2012. This continues his previous work on the role of federal housing policy in the 2008 mortgage and financial crisis.

Edward joins Phoebe and Robert to discuss the housing market, housing finance, and racial bias in home appraisals.

Benedic Ippolito is a senior fellow in economic policy studies at the American Enterprise Institute, where his research focuses on public finance and health economics. He studies health care financing, the pharmaceutical market and its regulations, and the effect of health care costs on the personal finances of Americans.

Ben joins Phoebe and Robert to discuss drug pricing, medical debt, surprise medical billing, and his work with the legislative branch.

Benedic Ippolito is a senior fellow in economic policy studies at the American Enterprise Institute, where his research focuses on public finance and health economics. He studies health care financing, the pharmaceutical market and its regulations, and the effect of health care costs on the personal finances of Americans.

Ben joins Phoebe and Robert to discuss drug pricing, medical debt, surprise medical billing, and his work with the legislative branch.

John Yoo is a nonresident senior fellow at AEI. He has worked in all three branches of government, notably as an official in the US Department of Justice, where he worked on national security and terrorism after the September 11 attacks. He also served as general counsel of the US Senate Judiciary Committee and he was a law clerk for Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas.

John joins Robert and Phoebe at the Old Parkland Conference to discuss the Supreme Court leak, his time working for Justice Thomas, and his advice to Vice President Pence on certifying the 2020 election results.

Ian Rowe is a senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, where he focuses on education and upward mobility, family formation, and adoption. In his new book “Agency” (Templeton Press, May 2022), Ian Rowe seeks to inspire young people of all races to build strong families and become masters of their own destiny.

Ian joins Phoebe and Robert for a special Banter episode at the Old Parkland Conference in Dallas. He discusses the historic roots of the conference, his F.R.E.E. framework, and Black conservatism in America.

Matt Continetti is a Senior Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, where his work is focused on American political thought and history, specifically focusing on the development of the Republican party and the American conservative movement in the 20th Century.

Matt joins Robert and Phoebe on the podcast this week to discuss his new book, “The Right: The Hundred-Year War for American Conservatism” (Basic Books 2022). Matt and our hosts dive into significant figures on the Right, past and present, and the conservative movement’s historic successes and tensions.

Jason Blessing is a Jeane Kirkpatrick Visiting Research Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, where he focuses on cybersecurity, military cyber forces, military technological transformation and force structure, US cyber defense policy including civilian-military dynamics in cyberspace, and cyber defense agreements.

Jason joins Phoebe and Robert to discuss cybersecurity and intelligence in the context of the Russia-Ukraine war. He explains the role of the NSA and Cyber Command in maintaining cybersecurity and countering cyber warfare, and the role of General Nakasone. He also analyzes what cyber warfare we have and haven’t seen since Russia invaded Ukraine.

James W. Coleman is a nonresident senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, where he focuses on energy policy, including energy commodity, transport, and trade and markets regulation. He is concurrently the Robert G. Storey Distinguished Faculty Fellow and Professor of Law at Southern Methodist University.

James joins Phoebe and Robert to discuss the recent increase in gas prices and energy independence and security after the Russian invasion of Ukraine. He explains how increased regulatory requirements and climate policy are impacting today’s energy insecurity.

Scott Winship is Director of Poverty Studies at the American Enterprise Institute. Before joining AEI, Dr. Winship served as the executive director of the Joint Economic Committee (JEC) and worked at the Foundation for Research on Equal Opportunity, the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research, the Brookings Institution and the Pew Charitable Trusts.

On this episode, Scott joins Robert and Phoebe to talk about economic inequality and poverty in America.