Gerrymandering decisions from the Supreme Court, China & Economic Warfare, and Jane Austen’s PRIDE AND PREJUDICE

Scot Bertram talks with Hillsdale’s Paul Moreno about the recent SCOTUS decision on gerrymandering and the history of how the Court has handled the issue. Roger Robinson from the Prague Security Studies Institute joins the show to discuss China and economic warfare. And Hillsdale’s Lorraine Murphy continues our walk through the works of Jane Austen with PRIDE AND PREJUDICE.

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Minimum wage proposals, Mary Grabar’s DEBUNKING HOWARD ZINN, fast radio bursts, and Dennis Prager on American greatness.

Scot Bertram talks with Charles Steele, Associate Professor of Economics at Hillsdale, about the minimum wage and proposals by Democrats to change the current law. Mary Grabar joins us to discuss her new book DEBUNKING HOWARD ZINN. Tim Dolch, from Hillsdale’s physics department, introduces us to fast radio bursts. And nationally syndicated radio host and best-selling author Dennis Prager speaks about American greatness at a recent NLS event held by Hillsdale College.

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Topics: A look back the the most recent Supreme Court term, Andy McCarthy’s BALL OF COLLUSION, and Montesquieu.

Scot Bertram talks with Hillsdale’s Adam Carrington for one last look back on the opinions issued during the most recent U.S. Supreme Court term. Andrew McCarthy discusses his new book BALL OF COLLUSION. And Hillsdale’s Khalil Habib helps introduce and explain the political thought of Montesquieu.

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Topics: Christianity in Politics, California’s new ballot access law, the Trivium, & the opioid crisis in West Virginia.

Scot Bertram talks with John Grant, associate professor of politics, about his class covering Christianity in politics. Derek Muller, Hillsdale graduate and now Pepperdine professor of law, discusses California’s new ballot access law which mandates the release of tax returns. Ben Beier, education professor, helps us understand the trivium. And Judge Beth Walker, another Hillsdale alum, talks about her work on the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals and the opioid crisis affecting her state.

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Topics: Methanol poisoning at resorts, Richard Nixon AFTER THE FALL, journalism around the time of the founding, & SPARTA’S FIRST ATTIC WAR

Scot Bertram talks to Hillsdale chemistry professor Courtney Meyet about a spate of apparent methanol poisonings at vacation spots. Kasey S. Pipes discusses his latest book AFTER THE FALL on Richard Nixon’s post-presidency. John J. Miller, director of Hillsdale’s journalism department, describes the state of journalism around the founding. And Hillsdale’s Paul Rahe share details from his new book, SPARTA’s FIRST ATTIC WAR: THE GRAND STRATEGY OF CLASSICAL SPARTA, 478-446 B.C.

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Topics: The science of beer, Dwight Eisenhower’s faith, artificial intelligence, and defending the Electoral College.

Scot Bertram is joined by Chris Hamilton, professor of chemistry at Hillsdale, to talk about the science of beer. Alan Sears & Craig Osten, co-authors of THE SOUL OF AN AMERICAN PRESIDENT, talk about the faith of Dwight Eisenhower. Hillsdale’s Jordan Wales on the present and future of AI. And excerpts from a recent lecture by Trent England at Hillsdale’s Kirby Center in defense of the Electoral College.

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Topics: Boris Johnson as the new Prime Minister of Britain, America’s voter rolls, poetic genre, and Hillsdale College’s Churchill Project.

Scot Bertram talks with Hillsdale president Larry Arnn about Boris Johnson as the new Prime Minister of Britain and what’s next for Brexit. Mark Hemingway of Real Clear Investigations identifies a problem with America’s voter rolls. Hillsdale’s Dwight Lindley returns for is occasional series on basic literary terms, as we define poetic genre. And Hillsdale College’s Churchill Project is discussed in greater detail with students involved in the effort.

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Topics: Roman models for our Founders, nuclear power, Shakespeare’s KING LEAR, & a new Hillsdale online course of the book of Genesis.

Scot Bertram is joined by Hillsdale professor of ancient history, Ken Calvert, to discuss Roman models of government that to which our Founders looked. John Steele Gordon tries to answer why the left refuses to embrace nuclear power. Hillsdale English professor Ben Whalen on Shakespeare’s KING LEAR. And Hillsdale’s Justin Jackson is you teacher for a new online course, “The Genesis Story: Reading Biblical Narratives.”

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Topics: Supreme Court justice rotation, AMERICAN RESTORATION, Jane Austen’s SENSE AND SENSIBILITY, & a new book on Justice Stephen Field.

Scot Bertram is joined by Hillsdale’s Paul Moreno to analyze the idea of rotating Supreme Court justices on and off the court. Timothy Goeglein digs into his new book AMERICAN RESTORATION. Hillsdale English professor Lorraine Murphy returns to discuss Jane Austen’s SENSE AND SENSIBILITY. And Adam Carrington, assistant professor of politics at Hillsdale, talks about his recent book on late Supreme Court justice Stephen Field.

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Topics: JUSTICE ON TRIAL, part two of Shakespeare’s Roman plays, and a Hillsdale alumnus discusses criminal justice reforms in Ohio.

Scot Bertram talks with Mollie Hemingway and Carrie Severino, co-authors of the new book JUSTICE ON TRIAL: THE KAVANAUGH CONFIRMATION AND THE FUTURE OF THE SUPREME COURT. Hillsdale associate professor of politics Khalil Habib returns for the second part of his look at Shakespeare’s Roman plays in the context of Rome’s politics and history. And Judge Tim Kuhlman, a Hillsdale alumnus, talks about how the school prepared his for his job on the bench and his efforts on criminal justice reform in Toldeo, OH.

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Topics: The Declaration of Independence, Warren Harding & Presidential rankings, the American Founding, & Hilldale’s 2019 Commencement.

Scot Bertram is joined by Hillsdale’s Matt Spalding to discuss the Declaration and its relevance today. David Harsanyi of The Federalist defends Warren Harding and questions what qualities make a great president. Paul Rahe reflects on the American founding. And we hear Hillsdale’s 2019 Commencement Address given by Gen. Robert B. Neller, commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps.

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Topics: SCOTUS decisions, REASON, FAITH, & THE STRUGGLE FOR WESTERN CIVILIZATION, Shakespeare’s Roman plays, public service.

Scot Bertram is joined by Hillsdale assistant professor of politics Adam Carrington to break down the Gamble and Gundy rulings by the U.S. Supreme Court. Samuel Gregg of the Acton Institute discusses his new book REASON, FAITH, & THE STRUGGLE FOR WESTERN CIVILIZATION. Hillsdale associate professor of politics Khalil Habib looks at Shakespeare’s Roman plays in the context of Rome’s politics and history. And Michigan State Rep. Eric Leutheuser talks about how his Hillsdale education prepared him for a life of community and public service.

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Topics: The partisan press, Robby Soave’s PANIC ATTACK, American Gothic, & The Churchill Project at Hillsdale College.

Scot Bertram talks with John J. Miller, director of Hillsdale’s journalism department, about the return of the partisan press. Robby Soave of Reason joins the show to discuss his new book PANIC ATTACK: YOUNG RADICALS IN THE AGE OF TRUMP. Hillsdale professor of art Barbara Bushey explains the famous work AMERICAN GOTHIC. And Larry Arnn, president of Hillsdale College, explains his interest in Winston Churchill and the College’s Churchill Project.

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Topics: Electric vehicle tax credits. Lawrence Mead’s BURDENS OF FREEDOM, plot as a literary device, and what role religious faith should have in a judicial confirmation process.

Scot Bertram talks with Hillsdale economics professor Gary Wolfram about the potential phase-out of EV tax credits. Lawrence Mead explains his new book BURDENS OF FREEDOM. Hillsdale English professor Dwight Lindley returns for another in his occasional series on basic literary devices, this time discussing plot. And we hear from Judge Any Coney Barrett speaking at a recent lecture/Q&A at Hillsdale’s Kirby Center in Washington, D.C. Among other topics, she weighs in on what role religious faith should have in a judicial confirmation process.

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Topics: The Helium Shortage, Myron Magnet’s CLARENCE THOMAS AND THE LOST CONSTITUTION, Jane Austen’s NORTHANGER ABBEY, and the power of storytelling.

Scot Bertram talks with Courtney Meyet, associate professor of chemistry at Hillsdale, about the helium shortage. Myron Magnet joins the show to discuss his new book CLARENCE THOMAS AND THE LOST CONSTITUTION. Hillsdale associate professor of English Lorraine Murphy digs into Jane Austen’s NORTHANGER ABBEY. And Lee Habeeb of Our American Network tells us about the power of storytelling.

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On this week’s episode, Scot Bertram is joined by Hillsdale president Dr. Larry Arnn to discuss the new online course offered by the college on Aristotle’s ETHICS. Nationally syndicated radio host Dennis Prager talks about his recent book THE RATIONAL BIBLE: GENESIS. Hillsdale College professor of chemistry Christopher Hamilton tells us about the wonderful world of enzymes. And we hear from recently retired C-SPAN founder Brian Lamb from a 2013 speech that was part of the Kirby Center Lecture Series.

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