Ted Olson, an attorney who has argued more than 60 cases before the Supreme Court, joins Reaganism to discuss the legacy of Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, his role in the Bush v. Gore Case, and the DACA case currently pending before the Supreme Court.


Mr. Bezos discusses the need for big technology companies to work with the US government, what the national security community can do to recruit and retain technical talent, and ways big organizations can remain nimble and innovative at the 2019 Reagan National Defense Forum.

General David Petraeus, former Commander of US forces in Iraq and former Director of the CIA, and Vance Serchuk, Senior Fellow at the Center for a New American Security, join Reaganism to discuss President Reagan’s “Boys of Point du Hoc” speech and its lessons for restoring Americans’ faith in our country today.

Essay available at: https://www.reaganfoundation.org/reagan-institute/scholarship/essay-series-on-presidential-principles-and-beliefs/

Dr. Dan Twining, Director of the International Republican Institute, discusses the important link between the success of freedom abroad and America’s security.Read Dr. Twining’s essay on Pres. Reagan’s Westminster speech at: https://www.reaganfoundation.org/reagan-institute/scholarship/essay-series-on-presidential-principles-and-beliefs/the-westminster-speech-june-8-1982/

Dr. Henry Olsen, a senior fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center, discusses his book The Working Class Republican: Ronald Reagan and the Return of Blue-Collar Conservatism. Dr. Olsen makes the case for #40 being a “New Deal Conservative.”

Rep. Mike Gallagher of Wisconsin joins Reaganism to discuss what the Congressman describes as Reagan’s “most potent expression of ideological warfare,” the Moscow State University speech (May 31, 1988). Conversation topics include the ideological component of US-Chinese competition, the need to improve civics education, and the importance of explaining foreign policy challenges to the American people.

Founding Editor in Chief of the Washington Free Beacon and self-described “Reagan enthusiast” Matthew Continetti discusses Reagan’s relationship with populism, #40’s take on democracy promotion, and the state of Reaganism today.

Secretary Esper discusses the Trump Administration’s defense policy towards Russia and China, the Pentagons ongoing efforts to modernize our military and the continuing relevance of President Reagan’s message of peace through strength at the 2019 Reagan National Defense Forum.