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.
John Daniel Davidson, senior correspondent for The Federalist, joins Ben for an update on the crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border and what Congress is trying to do about it. They discuss why immigration is an emotional topic for Americans and why there is no easy solution or policy fixes. They also talk through 2020 predictions and current frontrunners.
Spoilers ahead! Ben Domenech and John Martin discuss the finale of Game of Thrones, the plot pitfalls, and where the show deviated from the books. They also discuss the cultural obsession with GOT, and where that leaves the golden age of television now that it's over.
The Washington Post's entertainment reporter, Emily Yahr, joins Federalist Culture Editor Emily Jashinksky to report on the latest news in television and music. They discuss the come back of "American Idol," Britney Spears and the mystery of #FreeBritney, the struggle of women in country music, and a broader look at our culture's television tastes.
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."
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.
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.