Brendan O'Neill is the editor of spiked, the online magazine that wants to make history as well as report it. He joins Ben Domenech on today's show to discuss the mass shooting in New Zealand and the rush to examine the attack's political framework. They also discuss Brexit, the evolution of the U.K.'s political parties, and progressive movement's struggle to accomplish big promises.
Federalist Senior Correspondent John Daniel Davidson interviews investigative journalist Jay Root on his new documentary "Border Hustle," in which TIME and The Texas Tribune collaborated to track the family separation crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border. They dig into the billion-dollar smuggling industry and why the border has dominated the political conversation around immigration.
Senator Joni Ernst joins Ben Domenech in studio to discuss women in the military, government waste, and her new paid parental leave proposal. They also discuss the highly political Iowa and the 2020 Democratic candidates that are swinging through her state.
David Frum, writer at The Atlantic, joins Ben Domenech for a discussion on how immigration impacts the economy, birthrates, and future citizens. They also discuss the college admission fraud scandal and 2020 contenders. Frum's cover story for The Atlantic this month is, "If Liberals Won't Enforce Borders, Fascists Will"
Arthur Brooks, President of AEI, joins the Federalist Radio Hour to discuss increasing ideological polarization and why Americans have stopped speaking to friends and family over politics. His new book, "Love Your Enemies: How Decent People Can Save America from the Culture of Contempt" addresses how we can find our way out of this era of tribalism.
Jonathan Swan, White House reporter for Axios, discusses the challenges of covering the White House and how it's changed over the course of Trump's tenure. They also discuss the relationship between Trump and Congress, and the Democrats renewed impeachment efforts.
Emily Jashinsky and YAF's Spencer Brown discuss the craziest courses offered at American universities just this year alone. Subsidized by tax dollars, colleges are creating classes that don't just teach about debated ideologies like intersectionality or "Unsettling Whiteness," but condition students to believe their ideologies are the correct ones to subscribe to without teaching the other side.
Kyle Smith is the critic-at-large for National Review. Ben Domenech and Smith discuss movies, television, the Academy Awards, and how to keep up with the extreme volume of content in today's entertainment industry.
Journalist Tim Carney joins Ben Domenech and Emily Jashinsky to discuss why so many people believe, as Donald Trump declared, that "the American Dream is dead." Carney uses both data and personal stories to argue that the increase in economic despair and political strife is related to the decline in institutions and social connectedness. His new book is, "Alienated America: Why Some Places Thrive While Others Collapse."
Washington Post film critic Ann Hornaday joins Emily Jashinsky for a discussion on this year's best movies and the stories behind the Oscar nominated films--both the ones that won, and those who didn't but deserved to. They discuss A Star Is Born, Death of Stalin, and motivations behind the Academy voters. Most importantly- Did Bradley Cooper lose because he's too attractive?