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Now displaying: October, 2019
Oct 21, 2019

Kim Strassel is our guest for the 159th episode.

She’s a columnist and editorial board member, and author of the new bestseller, “Resistance (At All Costs): How Trump Haters are Breaking America”.

In this conversation, we discuss why she wrote the book, what the cost of the left’s targeting of Trump will be, what she expects from the forthcoming DOJ IG report and investigation by US Attorney John Durham, why the media has such little curiosity about the Russian collusion hoax, how the Ukraine impeachment inquiry is advancing and what she makes of the 2020 election.

Oct 18, 2019

Syria is our subject for the 158th episode.

Our returning guest for former U.S. Ambassador to Syria Robert Ford, who served from 2010-2014.

In this conversation we examine the cease fire announcement, consider the goals of Turkey, the U.S., Russia and Syria, discuss the sacrifice of the Syrian Kurdish forces, explore the risks of ISIS returning to its former strength, and ask what advice our guest would have for the Trump administration.

Oct 9, 2019

Our guest for the 157th episode is Rich Lowry, editor of National Review and author of the forthcoming book, “The Case for Nationalism”.

In this conversation we discuss impeachment, Syria, 2020, and why nationalism is on the rise in America. Finally, we wrap up with the state of the conservative movement in the Trump era.

Oct 2, 2019

Impeachment is the subject of the 156th episode.

Our guest is Capitol Hill veteran Michael Steel, who served as Press Secretary for former Speaker of the House John Boehner.

In this conversation, we explore where the votes are currently, why the Intel committee has been given jurisdiction, what rights the minority party has, what protections the whistleblower is due, how the Senate might react, whether the polls matter. And how the White House should respond.

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