Larry Paul Arnn is an American conservative educator, writer and philanthropist. He has served as the twelfth president of Hillsdale College in Hillsdale, Michigan.

Arnn has been a trustee of the conservative Heritage Foundation since 2002. In 2012 it offered its presidency to Arnn, who decided to stay in academe instead.

National Reviews Jim Geraghty and Whiskey Politics’ Dave Sussman talk about predictions of 2016, left wing lunacy, Obamacare and what President Trump should stop doing.

Retired Army Infantry colonel and Townhall senior columnist Kurt Schlichter shares the hilarity of journalists’ reactions to Trump at CPAC 2017 as well as other key political insights.

Matthew Continetti is editor in chief of the Washington Free Beacon. Prior to joining the Beacon, he was opinion editor of the Weekly Standard, where he remains a contributing editor. The author of The K Street Gang: The Rise and Fall of the Republican Machine (Doubleday, 2006) and The Persecution of Sarah Palin: How the Elite Media Tried to Bring Down a Rising Star (Sentinel, 2009), Continetti’s articles and reviews have appeared in the New York TimesWall Street JournalFinancial TimesLos Angeles Times, and Washington Post..

On the eve of Donald Trump’s inauguration, Russian Dissident and now all-American Political Artist Roman Genn (and also principal artist and contributing editor to National Review magazine) discusses Russia, political correctness, leaving Afghanistan, President Obama’s departure, and Roman’s art. Beyond NR, Roman Genn’s political art has been featured in numerous publications including Los Angeles Times, the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, and many others.


We caught up with Emmy Award-winning CBS and ABC political news reporter and editor Linda Breakstone who covered Presidential elections dating back to the Reagan years. Her wealth of knowledge and experience made this discussion far too short. Get the inside scoop on fake news, polling, and why Linda no longer trusts the media when it comes to political reporting.

How would you feel being labeled “Dr. Evil” in USA Today, which is then repeated across national media including a 60 Minutes interview? When you fight against drinking and driving laws, smoking regulations, tanning bed restrictions, motorcycle helmet laws, minimum wage increases and of course unions, you can be called many things and for the most part none of them kind.

Meet Rick Berman, a lobbyist public affairs advocate whose successful firm Berman and Company most recently worked for the Trump Campaign (after working for Ted Cruz during the primary). If you haven’t seen the 2006 movie Thank You For Smoking you missed one of Hollywood’s better films detailing (in a humorous and entertaining way) free speech, individual choice and libertarian philosophy. It’s been said the movie, based on Christopher Buckley’s book of the same name, portrays Rick Berman who has testified before numerous committees of various state legislatures, the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives. In this interview we discuss the issues Rick’s firm works on to “change the debate”, his role in the 2016 election and the media hits he’s taken (and welcomes) including 4 straight nights of being attacked on Rachel Maddow‘s program to which he responded by flying up on his own dime and defending himself on live television.

What’s the future of talk radio and how can Conservatives counter-balance biased media while attracting the next generation of voters? The loquacious and hilarious Michael Graham’s background was in stand-up comedy, he coordinated several Republican campaigns including Pat Buchanan’s 1992 Presidential run, and was a talk radio host with millions of listeners in New England on WTKK and Washington DC on WMAL. Graham has appeared on Real Time with Bill Maher The O’Reilly FactorHardball with Chris MatthewsFox & Friendsand the Dr. Phil ShowMichael is now a writer at Washington Examiner and Creative Director at The Weekly Standard where he writes and hosts several podcasts.

As posted at Ricochet. Earlier this year Stephen F. Hayes was featured on the Ricochet Podcast (@43m.) and partly defended his Never Trumpiness by sharing uncomfortable discussions with his children. So, what did he say to his kids after Trump won and how does he feel now? During this transparent interview Steve also talks about free markets, crony capitalism, repealing Obamacare, regulations, and the 3 reasons why the Obama administration should be considered an abject failure.

Stephen is (the new) editor in chief of The Weekly Standard and author of two New York Times bestsellers: Cheney: The Untold Story of America’s Most Powerful and Controversial Vice President and The Connection: How al Qaeda’s Collaboration with Saddam Hussein Has Endangered America. He is a regular Fox All Stars panelist on Special Report with Bret Baier. Before joining The Weekly Standard, Hayes was a senior writer for National Journal’s Hotline. He also served for six years as Director of the Institute on Political Journalism at Georgetown University. His work has appeared in the New York Post, the Washington Times, Salon, National Review, and Reason. He has been a commentator on CNN, The McLaughlin Group, the Fox News Channel, MSNBC, CNBC, and C-SPAN. Before becoming editor in chief, Hayes long served as a senior writer at The Weekly Standard. A graduate of Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and DePauw University, Hayes was born and raised in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin.

2 time Pulitzer award winning Political Cartoonist Michael P. Ramirez joins Dave Sussman at Whiskey Politics to discuss law, Supreme Court, Cuba, the media and California and whether Hillary should be a pass on her emails and Clinton Foundation scandals. To see his cartoons, please check out the video.

Dave Sussman of Whiskey Politics, interviews senior writer Mark Hemingway aboard the 2016 post election Weekly Standard cruise.

The Weekly Standard’s Senior Writer Mark Hemingway (and Mollie’s hubby) discusses Obamacare, infrastructure spending, post-election thoughts on the media and polling, the global populist lashback, national security, Iran, Israel and of course President-Elect Donald Trump. Mark has written for The Wall Street JournalReason and numerous other publications. Prior to joining The Weekly Standard, he worked at The Washington ExaminerNational ReviewMarket News International, and USA Today. He has appeared on C-Span’s “Washington Journal”, CNN, MSNBC, Fox News, and National Public Radio’s “All Things Considered”. He was the recipient of a Gold Award journalism fellowship from the Phillips Foundation.

Conservative Erick Erickson hosts radio show Atlanta’s Evening News with Erick Erickson. He is an American blogger who previously served as the editor-in-chief and the CEO of the conservative political blog RedState and now The Resurgent and is seen on CNN and Fox News.

He speaks frankly with Dave Sussman of Whiskey Politics about receiving threats during the 2016 election while battling serious family health issues. Where is he now on Trump? Watch to learn what’s changed. Filmed aboard the 2016 Post Election Weekly Standard Cruise.

Mollie Hemingway, Senior Editor at the Federalist joins us at Whiskey Politics on the Weekly Standard cruise to discuss the Democrats post-election freak out, political correctness, academia, the current state of the media, polling and fake news. Mollie suggests what the Trump administration should focus on in the first 100 days and answers the most asked question from Ricochet members. Mollie can be seen regularly on most major news networks.

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An in-depth and transparent discussion with the 39th Solicitor General, the iconic Ken Starr, famous for his tenure as Independent Counsel during the Clinton Administration. After filing the Starr Report, the allegations of Bill Clinton lying under oath lead to his impeachment by the House of Representatives. Join us for an in-depth and transparent discussion with the 39th Solicitor General, the iconic Ken Starr, famous for his tenure as Independent Counsel during the Clinton Administration. After filing the Starr Report, the allegations of Bill Clinton lying under oath lead to his impeachment by the House of Representatives. This interview covers a wide array of subjects including SCOTUS, the FBI’s Clinton investigations, President Clinton’s impeachment, Senator Jeff Sessions, free speech, the death penalty and rape on college campus.

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Dave Sussman at Whiskey Politics interviews Christopher Caldwell, Senior Editor at Weekly Standard on the post-election Weekly Standard Cruise in December 2016. Chris and Dave discuss how he predicted Trump not only could but would win. Also, they discuss political correctness, polling, Trump’s economic plan, international concerns and why Hillary Clinton lost.

What it feels like to win! Behind the scenes at a Hollywood private election party where the unexpected happened. What now? Special guest, Melissa Praemonitus returns to WhiskeyPolitics to discuss the future of conservative activism, what should be the first Trump to-do (repealing Obamacare) being surrounded by unhappy UCLA students, what happens with President Trump with a GOP Congress and how Conservatives must hold all the winners accountable.

Intro: Mean Tweets, Jimmy Kimmel

Why would the Michigan State GOP let one of their most valuable and effective leaders go? Because she wouldn’t support Trump. Go behind the scenes and learn what happened which has made news across the country.

Millennials, another Michigander Michael Moore and political sausage making are also the subjects of this edition of Whiskey Politics podcast with special guest Wendy Lynn Day, long time Republican and Tea Party activist, State Director for Senator Ted Cruz’s Presidential campaign, military wife and mom of four.

Dave and Dave tackle the post-debate environment as Trump doubles down on being Trump, Hillary and some more scandals, and some Deeble comedy.

Enjoy this abbreviated edition of Whiskey Politics Podcast!

Melissa Praemonitus (SixFootTallInHighHeels) joins Dave S. to cover a lot of ground as we barrel toward the end of the worst Presidential election of our lives. They discuss post-election 2016. Pundit friends such as James O’Keefe, Kurt Schlichter, Wendy Lynn Day, John Hinderaker, Michael P. Ramirez, Kevin Williamson, and the good folks at are discussed and how the fractured Conservative movement can move forward.


Dave and Dave tackle one of the toughest weeks in 2016. Dave Deeble joins Dave Sussman from Germany to discuss the European reaction to Brexit, Hillary’s email scandal, the Trump internal conflict, talking with a Muslim activist at FreedomFest, Pokemon Go, Dinesh D’Souzas new film Hillary’s America: The Hidden Secrets of the Democratic Party. This episodes Whiskey recommendations and Girl Drink Drunks.

All this and more in this new episode of Whiskey Politics Podcast.