Mollie Hemingway and David Harsanyi address this week's media obsessions with James Comey, William Barr, and how Congress is pushing on toward impeachment. They also talk tariffs, 2020 democratic candidates, and good social media habits.
Why is the President calling for tariffs and how will it impact American industries? Ben Domenech and Riley Walters discuss China, national security, negotiations, and the policies leading to a trade war. Walters is policy analyst, Asia Economy and Technology in The Heritage Foundation's Asian Studies Center.
Senator Tom Cotton joins Ben Domenech for a conversation on foreign policy, the biggest issues facing the Republican Party, political philosophy, military service, and his new book, "Sacred Duty: A Soldier's Tour at Arlington National Cemetery."
Joshua Goldstein, a former environmentalist and professor, discusses how he came to understand the potential future of nuclear energy. Domenech and Goldstein discuss renewable energy, the realistic consequences of climate change, and how other countries have utilized clean energy. Goldstein is the co-author of the new book, "A Bright Future: How Some Countries Have Solved Climate Change and the Rest Can Follow."
What are the consequences of technology on our human behavior? Our anthropology, our politics, our vices, or sexual reproduction? Does Silicon Valley have our nation's interest at heart? James Poulos is the Executive Editor of The American Mind, an online publication of the Claremont Institute. He joins Ben Domenech for a conversation on American life in the digital age.
Michael Brendan Dougherty, senior writer at National Review, explores the ideas of identity, nationalism, and our cultural origins in his new book, "My Father Left Me Ireland: An American Son's Search For Home." Domenech and Dougherty discuss fatherhood, Irish traditions, and what it means to be a conservative in today's Republican party.
Susan Page, Washington bureau chief of USA Today, interviewed former First Lady Barbara Bush 6 times before she died and was given access to her diaries. Page's new book "The Matriarch: Barbara Bush and the Making of an American Dynasty" dives into Bush's relationship with Nancy Reagan, her views on abortion, and her family's legacy.
Yoni Appelbaum is a senior editor at The Atlantic. Ben Domenech asks Appelbaum about his thoughts on impeachment now that the Muller Report has been released. They also discuss Executive power, Biden's official candidacy for President, and the courting of white working class voters.
James Poulos is the Executive Editor of The American Mind, an online publication of the Claremont Institute. He is the author of The Art of Being Free. Poulos joins Ben for a discussion on the publishing of political opinions and why media outlets don't believe Trumpism can be intellectualized. They also discuss nationalism, and the post-Obama position of the Democratic Party.
The Senator from Utah, Mike Lee, has written a new book, "Our Lost Declaration" on the American Founders who fought tyranny. Lee joins Ben Domenech for a discussion on history, identity politics, oversight of the Executive Branch, and how the Democratic party continues to pull further left.
Sonny Bunch, executive editor at The Washington Free Beacon, and Robby Soave, associate editor at Reason Magazine, join Ben in studio for a full hour of "Game Of Thrones" discussion. They debate characters, plot twists, the show's cross-cultural popularity, and its place in our entertainment landscape.