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Now displaying: March, 2019
Mar 29, 2019

The Mueller Report is the subject of the 127th episode.

Our returning guest is Chuck Ross, reporter for The Daily Caller, whose reporting was validated by Attorney General William Barr’s letter to Congress summarizing the Mueller Report.

In this conversation, we examine what Ross thought Mueller would reveal, what we still don’t know, how the outcome could affect several people ensnared by the Special Counsel, whether Russia colluded with Hillary’s campaign on the dossier, what legal concerns remain for Trump, and what he wants to see in the full Mueller Report.

Mar 18, 2019

Bestselling author Arthur Brooks is our guest for the 126th episode.

He has served as President of the American Enterprise Institute for the past ten years and will leave that post in June.

His new book is “Love Your Enemies: How Decent People Can Save America from our Culture of Contempt”.

In this conversation, we discuss whether ‘loving your enemies’ comes naturally, whether tribalism is the cause of contempt rising, whether the profit motive in media companies drives us further apart, what role Twitter is playing in this, how capitalism and socialism view the concept of ‘earned success’, whether the conservative movement still values ideas, how he views his tenure at AEI and what he has planned for his next chapter.

Mar 11, 2019

This is a story you must hear.

For the 125th episode, we talked to Luke Rosiak, investigative reporter for The Daily Caller and author of the new book, “Obstruction of Justice: How the Deep State Risked National Security to Protect the Democrats”.

This is not a book about the Mueller investigation or Russia.

It’s a book about a Pakistani IT consultant who worked for more than 40 Democratic members of Congress who was indicted for bank fraud, theft and a host of other crimes, but was then curiously given immunity from prosecution for no apparent reason.

This jaw-dropping account will make you wonder about many of our institutions.

Mar 8, 2019

The crisis in Venezuela is the subject of episode 124.

We spoke to Rice University’s Mark Jones about where things stand currently, whether Maduro’s grip on power is weakening, how US policy is affecting his regime, how Cuba and Colombia are involved, whether a US military option is on the table, how this may end, and how Gaido could serve as a unifying figure.

 

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