Spicer is out; Scaramucci is in. Bill Kristol talks about the latest White House shakeup.More
Jim Geraghty of the National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America applaud Claremont McKenna College in California for defending free speech rights and punishing students who attempted to prevent a guest from speaking on campus. Reports claim that President Donald Trump has asked for specifics on his powers to pardon aides, family members, and even himself, leading Jim to ask when the president will stop making life more difficult for himself and allow the investigation to run its course. They call into question the genuinenss of OJ Simpson’s contrition after he was granted parole on Thursday and Jim makes a bold prediction about OJ’s future.
One hundred and fifty days into his presidency, Donald Trump is on pace to issue the most executive orders for a first-year president since Harry Truman in 1945. Hoover research fellow Adam White reviews the highs and lows of Trump’s signing flurry–and discusses the need for the Trump White House to pick up the pace for executive and judicial appointments.More
Today on the Daily Standard podcast, executive editor Fred Barnes talks about why Senate Republicans fumbled health-care reform so badly.
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Richard Epstein reacts to the Trump Administration’s exhortations to “buy American” and tackles common misperceptions about international trade, NAFTA, trade deficits, and manufacturing.More
Today on the Daily Standard podcast, senior writer Michael Warren comes by to talk about the failure of the White House to move the repeal and replacement of Obamacare across the goal line.
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I saw a comment at Ricochet. I thought it was illustrative, and typical of a frustration I have seen many times in the past month.
I would be more optimistic if more major policies had been implemented (repeal Obamacare, tax reform, big military budget, etc.) and if more appointments had been made to the administration and the judiciary. Many substantial things still need done.
Bill shares his thoughts on the release of Donald Trump Jr.’s emails and what the political fallout will be. Then Bill dives into the Trump economy with Steve Moore and they discuss whether we’ll ever see three or four percent economic growth again. Are North Korea’s latest missile launches an attempt – aided by China – to test the strength of the Trump administration? Brian Kennedy explains what’s going on with North Korea and China and how Pres. Trump should respond.More
Weekly Standard reporter Jenna Lifhits talks with host Eric Felten about how the Donald Trump Jr. revelations are playing among lawmakers.More
Please check out Episode 45 of Thinking It Through with Jerome Danner. I interviewed Max Ledoux, Director of Technical Operations at Ricochet, about his going from voting for Hillary Clinton in a primary to becoming a Conservative, New York taxes, the G20 Summit, and the Republicans NOT repealing and replacing Obamacare. We had a wonderful […]
I love to read history, and after watching President Trump’s well-received speech in Warsaw from the other day (interrupted repeatedly by the crowd chanting “Donald Trump!”), I would like to read more about Poland and central Europe. Can anyone recommend a good book or books for me? Thanks so much in advance. More
Bill Kristol explains why Donald Trump’s Warsaw speech was a high point for his presidency.More
Bill talks with Joel Farkas about the media’s war with Pres. Trump and why Trump should not back off. Then he discusses the breaking news of North Korea’s successful intercontinental ballistic missile test with Gordon Chang. Finally, Seth Leibsohn and Chris Buskirk join Bill to discuss their new book American Greatness and why so many “experts” underestimated Donald Trump and got the 2016 election wrong.More
CNN is not wrong that the President of the United States ought to stop behaving like a clown. But they overshot this week.
As someone who has about the lowest possible tolerance for Trumpian vulgarity, I thought the imbroglio over the CNN logo gif was overwrought. This was an invitation to violence? Look, we know that Trump is not above stoking violence. He encouraged it more than once at his rallies. But the gif? The original WWE clip was a joke. Superimposing the CNN logo on the face of Vince McMahon was a joke on top of a joke. It was bad taste, but not incitement.More
Today on the Daily Standard podcast, senior writer Michael Warren talks with host Eric Felten about what to watch for in President Trump’s trip to Warsaw for a speech and then Hamburg for a G20 summit.More
While the rest of America was celebrating Independence Day, CNN kept digging its own grave.
Furious over a silly video President Donald Trump posted Sunday, the flailing network sicced Senior Editor Andrew Kaczynski on its creator. He tracked down an anonymous Reddit user who first posted the GIF of Trump tackling a wrestler whose head was replaced with a CNN logo. Kaczynski then found out the person’s real name and threatened to release it if he misbehaved again:More
I’ve long since lost any interest in discussions about the merits of Donald Trump. He won the election so the proof will be in the pudding and the voters will make their call on him in 2018 and 2020. Maybe it’s burnout from the Great Ricochet Trump War of 2016 or maybe it’s just because […]
A few days ago Fox News finished conducting a poll, of roughly 1,000 registered voters, via phone calls and found that a strong majority of Americans do not find Trump’s tweets to be helping his agenda. In fact 71% thought it hurts his agenda, while only 17% think it helps. The poll also found that only 13% […]
As the nation prepares for its Fourth of July celebration, the question arises of where the Trump presidency fits in the mosaic of American leadership. David M. Kennedy, a Stanford University historian and Pulitzer Prize winner, discusses the current state of the Republic and whether Donald Trump is the second coming of Andrew Jackson, as Trump would have us believe, or similar to a more recent Oval Office occupant.
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On this special 50th episode of Whiskey Politics, we are honored to welcome Peter Robinson, Speechwriter to President Ronald Reagan. Among hundreds of other speeches, Peter is now celebrating the 30th anniversary of the history-making Brandenburg Gate speech where against advice from the White House, State Department, and Germans, President Reagan called on General Secretary Mikhail Gorbachev to “tear down this wall!” We discuss this pivotal moment in history, the relationships with Margaret Thatcher and Milton Friedman and his upcoming Ricochet and Uncommon Knowledge interview with Pat Sajak at the Reagan Library.
Peter Robinson graduated summa cum laude from Dartmouth College and went on to study politics, philosophy, and economics at Oxford University, graduating in 1982. Peter then spent his next six years in the Reagan White House, first for a year as chief speechwriter to Vice President George Bush and then special assistant and speechwriter to President Ronald Reagan. Now, Peter Robinson, who co-founded Ricochet.com, is a research fellow at the Hoover Institution, where he writes about business and politics and hosts Hoover’s video series program, Uncommon Knowledge.More
Richard Epstein looks at the policy changes that would most effectively cure what ails American health care — and responds to progressives calling for the adoption of a single-payer system.More
The Federalist’s Mollie Hemingway and National Review’s Jonah Goldberg, both friends of Ricochet, disagreed last night on Special Report over President Trump’s tweets. They discussed Trump’s May 12 tweet, “James Comey better hope that there are no ‘tapes’ of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press!” Mollie said, “James Comey had already been leaking to the New York Times, and he’d been presenting stories as if he was some hero of the conversations he had with Trump. That tweet actually got James Comey to admit that he did three times tell Donald Trump that he wasn’t under investigation. It got him to admit he had said Mike Flynn was a good guy when he was asked about it by the president. And it did get him to also admit that he had pledged his honest loyalty to Donald Trump, which was contrary to what he had said to the New York Times the day before that tweet.”More
Are Democrats beginning to realize that the “collusion” story is nonsense? Nah… More