Bill Wirtz is a policy analyst and political correspondent based in Brussels, Belgium. Wirtz and Domenech discuss the controversial Marion Le Pen, the politics of Emmanuel Macron, European labor unions, and the failure of the EU.
David Azerrad discusses the state of identity politics, the fault lines in both political parties, and his academic study of progressive and liberal political thought.
Azerrad is the Director, B. Kenneth Simon Center for Principles and Politics and AWC Family Foundation Fellow at the Heritage Foundation.
Ken Cuccinelli is President of the Senate Conservatives Fund, CNN contributor, and former Virginia attorney general. He joins Federalist Radio to discuss the firing of Andrew McCabe, the loss of respect for the FBI, and other heated discussions held on cable news this last year.
Ben interviews Rep. Cathy McMorris Rogers, the conservative Congresswoman from Eastern Washington, in her office on Capitol Hill. They discuss the decline in trust in American politics, institutions, and the eugenics trend of aborting children diagnosed with down syndrome.
The Foundation for Government Accountability is a free market think tank focused on health care, welfare, and government reform at the state level. FGA CEO Tarren Bragdon and VP of Federal Affairs Kristina Rasmussen discuss the opioid crisis and the nuts and bolts of health care policy.
In the new book, "Conspiracy: Peter Thiel, Hulk Hogan, Gawker, and the Anatomy of Intrigue," author Ryan Holiday examines the threads of an incredible legal battle and tale of revenge that disrupted the world of media.
"It's not until two months later when Theil is unmasked that the New York Times and essentially all media outlets flip out," Holiday said.
"The precedent legally is much less than anyone thinks. The precedent culturally...that a few individuals working in secret can have massive implications on the discourse or relationship with technology is the real precedent."
James Hohmann, National Political Correspondent for The Washington Post, joins The Federalist Radio Hour after spending four days in Pennsylvania covering the special election. Hohmann discusses other upcoming competitive House races and Rex Tillerson's exit from the Trump administration.
"Being a corporate executive, being a master of the universe running ExxonMobil is a very different job from being a diplomat," he said. "The way that you're powerful [as Secretary of State] is being perceived as having the confidence of the President."
Amy Chua is bestselling author of "Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother," and a Yale Law School Professor. In her new book, "Political Tribes: Group Instinct and the Fate of Nations," Chua explores how Americans can overcome our debilitating political tribalism.
"Tribalism, not only is it not always bad, it's hard wired in us," she said. "It's not that we can't overcome it, but our natural tendency is to want to belong to groups."
John Davidson, senior correspondent for The Federalist, shares his report from the Rio Grand Valley Texas-Mexico border. Davidson rides along with Border Patrol officers and visits a Catholic charity respite center in downtown McAllen, Texas.
Jeremy Peters is a politics reporter at the New York Times who has covered campaigns, the auto industry, and now the Republican party. Peters and Domenech take a look back on ways the 2008 and 2012 elections contributed to a Trump presidency, and what conservative voters are thinking now.
Kmele Foster is a producer at Freethink media and host of The Fifth Column podcast. Foster and Domenech discuss the overlaps of freedom, race, politics, and entertainment.
"This is another area where you take race, inject it into an important issue and rather than talking about meaningful solutions... the only thing we can talk about is slavery and discrimination and how people who disagree with you are racist," Foster said.