Michael Breen is one of our best Korea-watchers — one of our best Korea analysts, one of our best authorities. He is a journalist, consultant, and book-author. With Jay, he talks about the Olympics just past. He talks about the North Korean charm offensive, if charm it was. He talks about upcoming summits. And the Kim family, that dictatorial dynasty. And the politics of reunification. And more. The Korean Peninsula is once more a flashpoint. We need expertise on it, and have it.More
Italy has just had elections, with very interesting results. Discussing them with Jay is Alberto Mingardi, one of Italy’s leading classical liberals, the director general of the Bruno Leoni Institute. They also talk about Trump, Silvio, demography (have Italians stopped having babies?), migration, the EU, books, music, and, crucially, food. You can understand Italy through its food, Mingardi explains.
Anyway, a stimulating “Q&A” for you, all’italiana.More
Donald Trump preaches the federal death penalty in “Live Free Or Die” New Hampshire, and Republicans love it.More
In our regular bi-weekly checkup with Henry Olsen, the Obi-Wan Kenobi of election analysts, Steve Hayward and Henry cover the fallout from the special election in House district 18 in Pennsylvania, how the tariff issue might play out, what to expect in the aftermath of the recent chaotic Italian election, plus a look ahead to November, including some of the key governor’s races like Bruce Rauner in Illinois. And finally, is there any hope for Republicans in California? To find out, you’ll have to listen to the end.More
There appear to have been good reasons to fire FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe, and good reasons for both Republicans and Democrats to believe he was a malign force in the 2016 elections. So why did Donald Trump and his lawyer decide to make it seem as though he had only been fired for crass political reasons? And why is everybody going insane over the clearly preposterous idea that a political marketing firm used Facebook to control the 2016 election? Why is everybody going bananas? It’s a podcast. Give a listen.More
“The business of America is business.” – Calvin Coolidge. When it comes to business, Carol Roth knows the deal. Her resume is extensive so Jay wanted to talk to her about business leadership, the economy, Donald Trump and also what she thinks of Trump’s new economic advisor, Larry Kudlow. She also talks a little sports and more importantly, she discusses her venture called Future File. This is a legacy planning system that she developed so that people can prepare for when loved ones pass away. Be sure to check that out.
Also, Carol talks about the time she had a mic-drop moment on Twitter in 2012 with Piers Morgan.More
In New York, the Human Rights Foundation hosted “PutinCon” – a conference dedicated to telling the truth about Putin and his Russia. Jay caught up with Bill Browder and Vladimir Kara-Murza. The former is the financier who has spearheaded “Magnitsky acts”; the latter is the Russian democracy leader who, twice, has survived poison attacks. Jay talks with them about the latest poison attacks in Britain, the sham of a Russian election on Sunday, and more.More
There’s a very special guest on Mainstreet Meets the Beltway this week: President Trump’s son Donald Trump Jr. He met up with Salena Zito in Sarah’s Candy, an iconic candy factory in Pennsylvania. Don Jr. joined Salena to talk about the importance of the PA-18 election.More
In this episode of Constitutionally Speaking, Jay and Luke continue their review of the ratifying conventions. The Federalists faced a stiff challenge in Massachusetts, despite the fact that its delegates supported the Constitution at the Constitutional Convention. Samuel Adams, John Hancock, and Elbridge Gerry all voiced skepticism. Ultimately a compromise was introduced: The Bay State would ratify the Constitution, with a series of recommended amendments. This helped ease the concerns of moderate Anti-Federalists and was integral to the eventual adoption of the document. Jay and Luke also discuss ratification in Maryland and South Carolina, where the Federalists won easy victories.
Conservative comedian Tim Young offers his irreverent take on the day’s news and politics in the podcast version of the Washington Examiner’s series ‘No Things Considered’. In today’s show, Pennsylvania’s election, students walk out, and Stephen Hawking.
Be sure to check out the video version at Facebook.com/NoThingsConsidered, uploaded weekdays at 7:30 PM EST.More
We decided to transcend the recent International Women’s Day by declaring our own American Women’s Day with Julie Ponzi and Julie Kelly, stalwarts of AmericanGreatness. Steve Hayward draws out their views on how to come to grips with Trump, why the culture wars are more important in the short run than the budget deficit, and who they hope the Democrats will be foolish enough to nominate in 2020. [Sponsored by Mancrates this week.]More
I don’t think this is what they meant by #BlueWave…
Another bad day for the Democrats as polls show five incumbent US senators under waterMore
The Texas tale for 2018? Republicans are still in the race. In fact, Ned Ryun of American Majority says the GOP is going to keep control of Congress. Is he right?
Texas GOP consultant Derek Ryan tells us how things look on the ground in the Lone Star state.More
Sheriff David Clarke, Senior Advisor to the America First Action PAC, joins Dave at Whiskey Politics to discuss gun rights, civil rights, inner-city violence, MS-13, immigration, the “shameful” media, and his efforts in supporting the Trump Administration and Congress through 2018 and 2020. Sheriff Clarke also directly answers the hit pieces by the Left wing media on his tenure overseeing the Milwaukee Jail.
Currently, Sheriff Clarke serves as President of DAC Enterprises LLC and Senior Advisor and Spokesman at America First Action PAC/Policies. He is the former Sheriff of Milwaukee County, an NRA Benevolent Member, and Distinguished Chair of Law and Culture for the Capital Research Center.More
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Steve Hayward sits down with author Fred Siegel about a wide range of topics, from Trump and the Democrats, to how to think about leading intellectuals including H.L. Mencken, Arthur Schlesinger, Richard Rorty, Michel Foucault, and Mark Lilla, and the problems of the coastal elites in California and New York.More
Is it possible to be a liberal but not a “Progressive”? Steve Hayward sat down with Damon Linker, author and columnist for The Week, to discuss this and related questions, such as why Linker defected from the right to become a moderate liberal (hence “the missing Linker”), and his thoughts about religion and politics.More
Seth and Bethany discuss the media’s love affair with North Korea, the Olympics, and how they became conservative.More
Ken Eurell became a cop in the NYPD at the age of 20 in the early 1980s. At the time, the department, having dealt with massive cutbacks in 1975, had a force made up of young cops and veterans who joined the department in the 1960s. This made corruption rampant and, with the rise of the crack wars in the ’80s, it opened a new avenue for cops to make money. Ken worked in the 75th precinct in the East New York area of Brooklyn. At the time he started working with his partner Mike Dowd, New York City had 1,700–2,100 homicides a year (as opposed to 2017 when the city had a total of 293) with the 75th one of the most dangerous precincts in all of New York.
Ken discusses with Jay how it all happened, how he and his partner Mike Dowd came to work for a drug dealer before becoming drug dealers themselves. You can watch the documentary The Seven Five on Netflix but also be sure to pick up the book, Betrayal in Blue: The Shocking Memoir of the Scandal That Rocked the NYPD.More
The wry and witty Andrew Ferguson joins NTK to report on The Post, which he had just seen, and on the Washington world, which he’s seen through the years.
Jay and Mona then speak of Rob Porter, bias, Riccardo Muti, and much more.More
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No, Rand Paul Is not a righteous debt warrior.
Bethany Mandel on why the Rob Porter story is a black eye for Trump and the GOPMore