This week, we mix it up across a wide variety of views with guests from all over the right side of the ideological map. First up, AEI’s Christina Hoff Sommers, author of The War Against Boys: How Misguided Policies are Harming Our Young Men. She wrote a Tweet this past week that set social media on fire. So we talk about that. Then, the main event: Charlie Sykes is a longtime time talk radio host in Wisconsin and is the newly minted host the The Daily Standard podcast right here on Ricochet. Charlie and our own Peter Robinson get into on the current occupant of the Oval Office, and well, let’s just say they don’t see eye-to-eye. But they do give a master class in how to disagree civilly. Take notes, people.

Music from this week’s podcast: Why Can’t We Be Friends by War

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Who doesn’t love a parade? Certainly not us. We also love a rising market, good explanations of complicated investigations, and clear and concise commentary on the economy. That’s why we invited Andrew McCarthy and Larry Kudlow on this week’s show. They ably guide us through both issues with clarity, good humor, and yes, a bit of scolding. Also, a Minnesotan’s view of the Super Bowl and more about that bet with John Yoo.

Music from this week’s podcast:  Welcome To The Black Parade by My Chemical Romance

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We’ve got the great Shelby Steele on the podcast this week (read him fantastic WSJ column Black Protest Has Lost Its Power) to discuss the NFL and (the lack of) racism in the culture. Then, the indispensable Jim Geraghty guides us through the politics of shut down. Finally, finally,  a real sports discussion: Vikings fan boy James Lileks on his home town team.

Music from this week’s episode: Shut Down by The Beach Boys

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Yes, we discuss that phrase, but no, we don’t say the word. Instead, we do a deep dive on immigration with two of the sharpest minds on the issue: the Center for Immigration Studies’s Mark Krikorian and our good pal Mickey Kaus. Dig in.

Music from this week’s podcast: Dreamer by Super Tramp

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On the first podcast of the week, the COMMENTARY crew takes up the failed terrorist attack in the New York City subway station and points out just how blase it appears we have gotten in response to these events 16 years after 9/11. And then we ask: What are the media’s obligations after they report falsely on highly sensitive events? Give a listen.

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Filling in for Bill Kristol, Michael Warren talks with host Eric Felten about the multi-vehicle smash-up that was this week in Washington.

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On the first COMMENTARY podcast of the week, we ask whether the Michael Flynn plea indicates huge trouble for the Trump White House or will prove to be much ado about nothing. But in the “much ado about something” category, we place the astonishing report that Saudi honcho Muhammad bin Sultan has effectively endorsed an Israeli peace proposal and sought to impose it on recalcitrant Palestinian boss Mahmoud Abbas. Could be the biggest news of the young century. Give a listen.

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This week on the Kristol Clear Podcast, editor at large Bill Kristol discusses Michael Flynn’s plea agreement with special counsel Robert Mueller.

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On the first COMMENTARY podcast of the week, we take up the long-term threat to Democratic interests—and the truth, and fairness, and everything Democrats have said they stand for when it comes to women and sexual abuse—that arises from House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s decision to provide cover for accused harasser John Conyers. Give a listen.

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This week on the Kristol Clear Podcast, editor at large Bill Kristol talks with host Eric Felten about the need for accountability, responsibility, and deliberation in our politics.

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n the first COMMENTARY podcast of the week, the gang (minus Noah Rothman) covers the accusations of sexual misconduct against the Roy Moore, his strange defense, and his even stranger defenders. We also talk about President Trump’s press conference with Rodrigo Duterte and the explosive news of a massive cyberattack on the NSA. Give a listen.

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This week on the Kristol Clear Podcast, editor at large Bill Kristol talks with host Eric Felten about the unfortunate parallels between Britain’s Tories and the GOP.

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On this week’s first COMMENTARY Podcast, John Podhoretz, Abe Greenwald, Sohrab Ahmari, and Noah Rothman discuss the left-right cultural divide over how to respond to horrific shootings like that which occurred in Texas over the weekend. The hosts also explore how the left’s temptation to attack cultural signifiers on the right will prevent them from exploring what really happened in the event that a Republican wins the Virginia gubernatorial race on Tuesday.

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This week on the Kristol Clear Podcast, Weekly Standard editor at large Bill Kristol talks with host Eric Felten about Mueller investigation indictments, the GOP’s tax bills, and the worthy World Series.

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The first COMMENTARY podcast of the week finds me, Abe Greenwald, and Noah Rothman considering the volcanic possible consequences that might flow from Special Prosecutor Mueller’s indictments of one-time Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort. Then we move on to the Hollywood sex scandals and wonder whether we are seeing the literal implosion of an entire industry. Give a listen.

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This week on the Kristol Clear podcast, Weekly Standard editor at large Bill Kristol on the announced retirements of President Trump’s Senate antagonists: Jeff Flake and Bob Corker.

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This week on the Kristol Clear Podcast, editor at large William Kristol discusses the GOP’s tax reform plan, and whether it’ll fare better than GOP efforts to repeal and replace Obamacare.

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On the second COMMENTARY podcast of the week, the crew delves into the Russian purchase of an American uranium company during the Obama years and how its executives enriched the Clintons and the Clinton Foundation as it was happening—and what this tells us about them and the Democratic party and Obama. Then President Trump’s uncomfortable contretemps over calling Gold Star families takes us to the question of the culture war and how important it is in understanding our present moment. Give a listen.

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On the first COMMENTARY podcast of the week, the crew takes up the Trump White House’s move on the Iran deal, its declarations on health care, and its shifting policies on immigration and “Dreamers” and how they reveal that this revolutionary administration is actually engaging in half-measures that are designed to make everybody miserable. Give a listen.

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This week on the Kristol Clear Podcast, Weekly Standard editor at large Bill Kristol talks with host Eric Felten about the president’s action on the Iran nuclear deal.

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