How have ’80s-born millennial conservatives changed from the 2008 election to the 2016 election? We talked to Meghan McCain to find out. We also asked about her father, Sen. John McCain, and her friendship with Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina. She talked about Obamacare with Neal and Jay as well as her departure from her radio show and her full-time gig with Fox News on the show “Outnumbered.”

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The last of the CPAC interviews! HotAir’s Ed Morrissey helps deconstruct Trump’s CPAC speech and radio host Larry O’Connor stops by to talk Trump, the state of the conservative movement, and Kirk Cousins.

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CPAC. It’s a scene, man. This is the first time since 2008 CPAC was held with a Republican (allegedly) in the White House. Neal and Jay were on the scene with some commentary recorded together for the first time in person as well as some interviews! They interviewed Jim Swift of The Weekly Standard, Andrea Ruth of RedState and The Decision Desk HQ, Dave Weigel of the Washington Post and Amelia Hamilton of Watchdog.org and RedState. Enjoy!

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The Wall Street Journal’s Bret Stephens joins to pay tribute to his late colleague Daniel Pearl and consider the state of truth – and dedication to it – in our time. Pearl gave his life for it.

Jay and Mona then consider the Attorney General’s predicament, the state of nationalism around the globe, tribalism and Balkanization at home, President Trump’s much-lauded joint session speech, the “Blacksonian,” and “opera in the outfield.”

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Now that Republicans hold the White House, the House of Representatives, and the Senate, not to mention a slew of state governorships and legislatures, what will activism look like in 2017? Host Teri Christoph and her guests Sean Lansing (Americans For Prosperity) and Robert Kuykendall (2nd Vote) attempt to answer that question.

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Ricochet Editor-in-Chief Jon Gabriel and Heatstreet’s Stephen Miller chat about Trump’s escalating war with the press, his big Florida rally over the weekend, and CPAC’s decision to invite, then disinvite, Milo Yiannopoulos. (Shockingly, CPAC invited neither of The Conservatarians to deliver a keynote address.)

Our intro and outro music is “All My Friends” by LCD Soundsystem. Jon’s song of the week is “Vote Thatcher” by American Wrestlers and Stephen’s is “Swim” by Surfer Blood. To listen to all the music featured on The Conservatarians, subscribe to our Spotify playlist.You should also subscribe to this podcast and give it five-star, glowing reviews on iTunes!

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Conservatives are united in praise of Neil Gorsuch, but what do those terms – originalism, textualism, and so forth – really mean? Ed Whelan, former Scalia clerk and president of the Ethics and Public Policy Center, joins to explain all.

Jay and Mona then chew over President Trump’s week. Flynn, Conway, nuclear holocaust, anti-Semitism, Electoral College tallies, truth, lies, and the rock ’em sock ’em press conference. Other topics include Down syndrome, and the courage and love of parents.

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How should Americans love their country? Steven F. Hayward offers answers in Patriotism Is Not Enough: Harry Jaffa, Walter Berns, and the Arguments that Redefined America.

In a 10-minute conversation with The Bookmonger, Hayward explains the important of Jaffa and Berns, describes why they clashed, and reveals how their disputes shaped the course of modern conservative thought. He also gives a refreshingly brief answer to a vexing question: What’s a Straussian?

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Ricochet Editor-in-Chief Jon Gabriel and Heatstreet’s Stephen Miller discuss the Super Bowl, the Betsy DeVos vote, and the most shocking scandal of the Trump era: Bathrobe-gate.

Our intro and outro music is “Fox on the Run” by Sweet. Jon’s song of the week is “The Separation” by Ceremony and Stephen’s is “Dot in the Sky” by Drab Majesty. To listen to all the music featured on The Conservatarians, subscribe to our brand-spanking-new Spotify playlist for 2017! You should also subscribe to this podcast and give it five-star, glowing reviews on iTunes!

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What happens when the men of Law Talk use somebody else’s faculty lounge? You’re about to find out. In a rare live installment of the show, Professors Epstein and Yoo visit Cal State San Bernardino for a wide-ranging discussion on everything from Neil Gorsuch’s Supreme Court nomination to President Trump’s executive order on immigration to whether the filibuster is worth preserving. Then we turn the microphone over to the audience for an interactive Q&A session (maybe one of the questioners will be able to coax Richard out of his shell). All that plus already-discredited Super Bowl picks, Richard takes sides in the Southern California area code wars, John throws shade at the Senate, and a debate over just how much of an OG Andrew Jackson was. It’s basically like “Frampton Comes Alive,” but with more references to the Dormant Commerce Clause.

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Paul Happe and Brian Ward return with a special edition of the HWX podcast, featuring:

– Separating the hysteria around President Trump’s immigration order from the reality of this temporary action

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How is Donald Trump doing through his first 11 days? How about his choice for the Supreme Court? The immigration executive order and the media? Tom Nichols weighs in with Jay and Neal to talk about all of it. It’s been a whirlwind since Trump assumed office and now it’s time to see how things started.

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The long-awaited Ricochet Harvard Lunch Club mug is here!

Welcome to the Harvard Lunch Club Political Podcast for February 1, 2017, it’s the This is What the Trump Trap Looks Like  edition of the podcast. We are brought to you this week by Patriot Mobile. Do you want a portion of every dollar you pay for mobile phone service to go to left wing causes? That may be happening, but there is an answer: Patriot Mobile. And we are also brought to you by SimpliSafe. Protect your home the smart way without the expensive long-term contracts using Simply Safe home security. Visit Simply Safe-dot-com-slash-RICOCHET. That’s spelled S-I-M-P-L-I-S-A-F-E dot com slash Ricochet.

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Donald Trump is the President of the United States. Many people never thought it would happen and loudly said so. And they were wrong. As were Neal and Jay. So we decided it would it would be a good idea to have a Trump supporter on the show to talk about his performance so far and his first 100 days. Scottie Hughes of Right Alerts was gracious enough to join us for a very cordial discussion about our new President.

We discussed domestic policy, the Supreme Court, foreign policy, and how the Republican Party will operate together.

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Daniel Ikenson of CATO and Steve Moore of Heritage (who has advised Donald Trump) drop by to talk about trade and the Trump Administration. 

Jay and Mona then move on to discuss populism left and right, the “women’s march” against Trump, and other matters. They appraise Nigel Farage, praise George Will, and remember the great Mary Tyler Moore. RIP.

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Trump is President and protestors are grumpy. Jon Gabriel and Stephen Miller discuss Trump’s first week in office, and chat with Democratic commentator and communications consultant Lis Smith who thinks the DNC learned the wrong lessons in 2016. Lis served as the Deputy Campaign Manager for Martin O’Malley’s presidential campaign, the chief spokeswoman for New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, and Director of Rapid Response for President Obama’s reelection campaign.

Our intro and outro music is “Repatriated” by Handsome Furs. Jon’s song of the week is “Warsaw Street” by Lea Porcelain and Stephen’s is “Underside” by You Say Party. To listen to all the music featured on The Conservatarians, subscribe to our Spotify playlist! You should also subscribe to this podcast and give it five-star, glowing reviews on iTunes!

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Host Teri Christoph offers the conservative woman’s viewpoint on the Women’s March that took place last weekend and why those women don’t speak for her.

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Welcome to the Harvard Lunch Club Political Podcast for January 24, 2017, it’s the Carnage? What Carnage? edition of the podcast. We are brought to you this week by Patriot Mobile. Do you want a portion of every dollar you pay for mobile phone service to go to left wing causes? That may be happening, but there is an answer: Patriot Mobile.

This week we will discuss the dystopian, gloomy perspective that President Trump (wow! That felt good!) has of the current American experience as exemplified in his inauguration speech. Why does the media insist on hammering Trump for pointing out the “carnage” in the streets? As Heather Mac Donald points out in a recent National Review piece, if 16 unarmed Blacks killed by police in 2016 is a horror story, why isn’t 6000 Blacks murdered (in 2015) by fellow citizens not appropriately described as carnage?

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On an Inauguration Day installment of Law Talk, Professors Epstein and Yoo are casting one last glance toward the Obama Administration and taking on the big questions around the dawning of the Trump era.

First, the professors react to President Obama’s clemency for Chelsea Manning — and explore why the Founding Fathers gave the president such sweeping pardon powers anyway. Then, they take the long view: how will history remember the Obama years? (Spoiler alert: neither professor is anticipating Abe Lincoln being bumped off the $5 anytime soon).

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Will 2017 be the year of school choice? National School Choice Week President Andrew Campanella stops by to talk with Teri about School Choice Week, which starts January 22nd. Andrew explains the beginnings of the organized school choice movement, the different kinds of schooling options available to all American children, and what economically disadvantaged families can do to gain access to these options. All this and not one mention of Betsy DeVos!

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Jon Gabriel and Stephen Miller welcome author, musician, and all-around fascinating guy James Poulos to discuss his new book, The Art of Being Free: How Alexis de Tocqueville Can Save Us from Ourselves. James is an internationally recognized writer and social theorist who has written for National Affairs, Foreign Policy, Good, Vice, and Ricochet. He’s also headed into the studio to record songs with his band Night Years.

Our intro and outro music is “The Plot That Weaves” by The Brothers Martin. Stephen’s song of the week is “Eternal Honeymoon” by Baleu. Jon’s is “Star Roving” by Slowdive. And James’s is “Shut Up Kiss Me” by Angel Olson. To listen to all the music featured on The Conservatarians, subscribe to our Spotify playlist! You should also subscribe to this podcast and give it five-star, glowing reviews on iTunes.

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Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America cheer the Italian police for taking out the Berlin terrorist, the Australian authorities for foiling a Christmas Day terrorist attack and those responsible for peacefully ending a hijacking in Malta. They also get a kick out of Harry Reid calling the DNC worthless and Joe Biden concluding that Hillary Clinton never figured out why she was running. And they applaud Donald Trump for getting Egypt to scrap a UN resolution condemning Israel after hearing the Obama administration might not oppose it.

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Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America groan as conservative House Republicans are reportedly prepared to be less demanding on reining in spending once Trump is in office. They also shake their heads as more revelations suggest the Germans should have had the Berlin terrorist out of the country a long time ago. And they discuss three hate crime allegations that turned out to be hoaxes – the latest in a series of fake news.

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Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America react to a Washington Post report suggesting the 2018 Senate map gives the Republicans a chance to hold a 60-seat majority. They also shudder as German authorities confirm they’re looking for a Tunisian asylum seeker as the one responsible for the Berlin terrorist attack. And they scratch their heads over the reasons some Democrats are giving for opposing Keith Ellison as the next DNC chairman, instead of the really glaring reasons he would be a terrible choice.

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Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America shudder at the public assassination of the Russian ambassador to Turkey and the truck attack at a Christmas market in Berlin. They also unload on the 10 faithless electors in Monday’s Electoral College vote. And they get a kick out of Pres. Obama urging Donald Trump to take it easy in issuing executive orders.

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