Lee Edwards joined Culture Editor Emily Jashinsky and Senior Editor Christopher Bedford to compare the modern upheaval of the far left to that of the 1960s. Edwards is a Distinguished Fellow in Conservative Thought at The Heritage Foundation and has been involved in center right politics since the 1960s since he co-founded the Young Americans for Freedom Foundation. He also served as the communications director for Barry Goldwater, has authored dozens of books, and has been called the “voice of the silent majority” by The New York Times.

Edwards said the behavioral differences are that the far left protesters in the late 1960s aimed to work within the constitutional order. Their legal goals were achieved through debate and discussion rather than an uncompromising, unproductive destruction of founding principles and physical representations of those principles.

The Federalist’s New York Correspondent David Marcus joined host Ben Domenech to discuss Marcus’ plans to protest the Museum of Natural History for its decision to remove its statue of Theodore Roosevelt from its steps.

The statue of Roosevelt on a horse next to an African man and a Native American man, Marcus said, represents Roosevelt’s progressive attitude. It shows the late president looking froward to an America in which everybody is treated equal. Modern progressives have gone too far in erasing history through its dangerous removal of statues.

Federal Communications Commission Commissioner Brendan Carr joined host Ben Domenech to discuss Google’s recent attempt to censor The Federalist and potential reform to Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, under which big tech companies operate.

Carr favors Section 230 Reform after seeing the lack of accountability regarding recent events. Google’s actions, he argued, go beyond their right to free speech and demand public accountability to their public representation. While some think that big tech companies have a right to do what they want as a private company, Carr explains that Section 230 actually gives them advantages over other types of companies.

Lionel Shriver joins host Ben Domenech to discuss the popularity of fitness and how it cultivates an image-obsessed culture, and the left’s recent attempts to silence those who disagree with their ideas. Shriver is an author and journalist, and her most recent book is “The Motion of the Body Through Space.”

Shriver uses her new novel to explore the emerging religious aspect to fitness, and how one’s physique is now the ultimate measure of their success and ability. This newfound focus on health and fitness has become a competitive battle that no one can win since there is no end goal. Shiver compared this idea to the recent protests for racial equality, as neither cause has a desired achievement that would complete their efforts.

Libby Emmons joins host Ben Domenech to discuss her son’s personal experience in the New York City public school system and how it pushes the left’s narrative of systemic racism and white privilege. Emmons is a senior editor at The Post Millennial and senior contributor at The Federalist.

Emmons argued that the public school curriculum accomplishes nothing in its teaching of white privilege other than discouraging children from hoping for change. Schools ought to promote ideas of kindness and equality rather than divide children by informing specific children of their inherent racism.

On this episode of The Federalist Radio Hour, Rachel Campos-Duffy joined Culture Editor Emily Jashinsky to discuss the left’s long-time influence on children and how that is being revealed in today’s culture. Campos-Duffy is a Fox News Contributor and author of “Paloma Wants to Be Lady Freedom.”

Campos-Duffy argued that the greatest weapon to fight the left’s influence in American culture is intentional parenting. As liberalism is promoted subtly in every area of society from reality television to children’s books, she said, parents need to actively teach their children to nullify what they learn from the world.

Christine Rosen joined host Ben Domenech to analyze the reasons for recent protests and the chaotic aftermath, including defacing statues in an attempt to eliminate aspects of American history. Rosen is a senior writer at “Commentary Magazine.”

Rosen argued that public schools have failed to teach history to students but instead have given them a warped view of the American founding, the product of which manifested itself in the recent destruction of historical statues. Schools are to blame, she said, for how little context young people have in understanding historical events.

Shadi Hamid joined host Ben Domenech to discuss what the past few months have revealed about our country and how they have shaped public opinion about our country’s leadership. Hamid is a senior fellow at the Brookings Institute, a contributing writer at The Atlantic, and author of several books, including his most recent, “Islamic Exceptionalism.”

Hamid argued that the reaction by so-called experts concerning quarantine and the recent protests following the death of George Floyd have revealed how untrustworthy they are. Their constantly changing opinion during quarantine, Hamid said, has caused him to lose faith in those in powerful positions. He added the experts have further undermined their position by putting politics above themselves in regards to the protests.

Shelby Steele joined host Ben Domenech to discuss the state of the nation and the underlying historical causes into modern tensions. Steele is a renowned author, expert, and Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution specializing in the study of race relations, multiculturalism, and affirmative action.

Steele argued that today’s racial tensions are caused by an outgrowth of a change in racial understanding from the 1960s. The ’60s, he said, produced a “redemptive liberalism” in an effort to rid America of past experiences of racism, particularly on the left. The recent trend of corporations publicly declaring their support of Black Lives Matter, which reveals the incessant desire to be innocent of the past.

Jason Riley joined host Ben Domenech to discuss the recent changes in the Black Lives Matter movement and its demand to defund the police. Riley, a columnist at the Wall Street Journal, senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute, and a contributor at Fox News, delves into how the media has influenced such ideas.

Riley argued the recent protests as well as events prior were in part caused by the media for failing to provide realistic data on police force, particularly regarding race. The media, he said, has scared people into believing a false narrative about police brutality by giving special attention to isolated incidents.

Kmele Foster joined host Ben Domenech to discuss possible criminal justice reform as a result of the recent riots and newfound energy among the Black Lives Matter movement. Foster co-hosts “The Fifth Column” podcast and his work can be found at Freethink media.

Kmele argued that, although there must be changes to how law enforcement operates, it can’t be solely about race. The confusing discussion of race and criminal justice reform that produced the campaign by Black Lives Matter that has strayed from its message concerning criminal justice reform. It now focuses many other “strange objectives which people can’t really disentangle,” he argued, such as the idea to defund the police.

Orphe Divounguy joined host Ben Domenech to discuss the economic effects that have resulted from the government lockdown. Divounguy is a chief economist at the Illinois Policy institute in Chicago and his work appears in countless publications. 

Through his work at the Institute, he discovered trends among jobs lost in recent months. Divounguy argues that because of governors deeming certain jobs essential and others non-essential, job losses were unequal among groups. Among others, he shared that minority groups and non-government were among those hit the hardest.

Author and Professor Wilfred Reilly joined host Ben Domenech to explore how Americans have felt in recent months during the lockdown and protests and how the media encourages their fears. Reilly is an assistant professor of political science at the University of Kentucky and has written multiple books, most recently “Hate Crime Hoax: How the Left is Selling a Fake Race War,” and “Taboo: 10 Facts You Can’t Talk About.”

Reilly argued that the media often focuses on the worst and least likely of situations to gain more views and clicks on their stories, which results in a needlessly terrified public. He also blamed the media for fostering the current widespread tension between Americans. This is most clear in the the media’s handling of Covid19 and the protests and riots following the death of George Floyd.

The Federalist New York Correspondent David Marcus joined host Ben Domenech to discuss the state of the nation during the lockdown, protests, and calls for police to be defunded. Marcus discussed the general opinion of those from New York regarding police and how politicians are responding.

Marcus observed that New Yorkers are largely ready to open businesses back up, especially in Brooklyn. Additionally, he argues people in New York view the police favorably, and the protesters downtown are out of touch with what the majority of people think as they call to defund the police.

Alana Goodman and Daniel Halper joined Ben Domenech to discuss one of the biggest criminals in recent history, Jeffrey Epstein, whose death has sparked major controversy within the last year. Goodman and Halper shared their knowledge and research from their new book, “A Convenient Death,” in which they investigate the mysterious demise of Jeffrey Epstein. After investigating his death, Goodman said evidence strongly suggests there was foul play involved.

Fox News’ Brian Kilmeade joins host Ben Domenech to discuss the state of media coverage during coronavirus and recent nationwide riots. Kilmeade argued there is a difference between those who are protesting and those who are rioting and looting. The media, however, has portrayed them both as justified in their pursuit of racial justice.

Saagar Enjeti joins Culture Editor Emily Jashinsky to discuss why a left-right labor coalition is unlikely. Enjeti hosts the web show “Rising” at The Hill as well as The Hudson Institute’s “The Realignment” podcast.

Enjeti argued against the possibility of a left-right coalition because of the left’s obsession with race politics that divides Americans. The resulting division, Enjeti said, is a tool to distract the American working class from noticing the class dynamics that allow the upper class neoliberal left to hold them down.

Washington Examiner Tom Rogan joined Culture Editor Emily Jashinsky for the second time to discuss videos recently declassified by the pentagon that they identify as unidentified aeriel phenomena (UAP). He joined to discuss his reporting on the subject and how its affect on people of faith.

Rogan argued for the existence of life outside earth and that there is a reason behind why the government released the UAP video without further explanation.

Senior Policy Analyst at the Independent Women’s Forum Inez Feltscher Stepman joined Culture Editor Emily Jashinsky in discussion on feminism and the Left’s recent attempts to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA).

Stepman compared feminist controversies in different decades with recent rebukes from women concerning the themes of Lana Del Rey’s music and the Hulu series “Mrs. America” portrayal of Phyllis Schlafly and the ERA. Both reflect the truth, Stepman argues, that many women feel devalued because of the feminist Left’s cultural takeover and radical suppression of differences between genders.

Stephen L. Miller joins host Ben Domenech to discuss the 2016 movie “Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice.”