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John Hinderaker, Paul Mirengoff, Scott Johnson, and Steven Hayward bring you the Power Line blog's perspective on the week's big headlines.
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John Hinderaker, Paul Mirengoff, Scott Johnson, and Steven Hayward bring you the Power Line blog's perspective on the week's big headlines.

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Episodes

150. Impeach This! With John Yoo and “Lucretia”

10/18/2019
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What do you get when you combine “Lucretia,” Power Line’s ever popular international woman of mystery, with John Yoo, whose only mystery is his fondness for McDonalds? You get an episode that talks about fake burgers, the evils of soy, the importance of cooking with fat, fast cars, and even Starsky & Hutch. Oh, we […] Join the conversation and comment on this podcast episode: https://ricochet.com/podcast/powerline/impeach-this-with-john-yoo-and-lucretia/. Now become a Ricochet member for...

Duration:00:44:30

149. Bonus Episode: Bronze Age Decius?

10/13/2019
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This special bonus double-episode tests the proposition that a good podcast format is a conversation among friends at a bar—because that’s exactly what the first segment of this show offers. Last week I was overseas on the joint cruise of the Claremont Institute and the Pacific Research Institute, both celebrating their 40th anniversary this fall. Following […] Join the conversation and comment on this podcast episode:...

Duration:01:38:28

148. Age of Iron: On National Conservatism, with Colin Dueck

10/11/2019
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Nationalism is the subject of the moment, and both the term and the idea come with more baggage than Paris Hilton and Khloe Kardashian after an afternoon of shopping on Rodeo Drive. I’ve had a few things to say about this controversial topic myself, but I am delighted to feature as this week’s special guest […] Join the conversation and comment on this podcast episode: https://ricochet.com/podcast/powerline/age-of-iron-on-national-conservatism-with-colin-dueck/. Now become a Ricochet...

Duration:00:44:48

147. A Few Minutes with Hadley Arkes

10/4/2019
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Last week I caught up with Hadley Arkes, Edward N. Ney Professor of Jurisprudence and American Institutions emeritus at Amherst College and the founder and director of the James Wilson Institute on Natural Rights & the American Founding, for a wide-ranging conversation about free speech, moral relativism, abortion, and other constitutional questions. Hadley is the […] Join the conversation and comment on this podcast episode:...

Duration:00:53:46

146. Breaking Down the 1619 Project, Pt. 4, with Lucas Morel

9/29/2019
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This week “Lucretia,” Power Line’s international woman of mystery, gets promoted to co-host as she and Steve Hayward welcome Lucas Morel to our special series on the 1619 Project. Morel is professor of politics and head of the politics department at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia, where he teaches and writes on racial […] Join the conversation and comment on this podcast episode:...

Duration:01:04:22

145. Reagan in the 1960s, and the Lessons for Today

9/20/2019
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Last week I was honored once again to be the after dinner speaker for the fall meeting of the Friends of Ronald Reagan, a local civic group in Los Angeles that meets at the California Club to celebrate the enduring greatness and example of the Gipper. It’s always a fun evening, usually capped off with […] Join the conversation and comment on this podcast episode: https://ricochet.com/podcast/powerline/reagan-in-the-1960s-and-the-lessons-for-today/. Now become a Ricochet member for only...

Duration:00:36:46

144. “Guilt Is The Greatest Form of Self-Indulgence”—Breaking Down the 1619 Project, Part 3

9/13/2019
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“Lucretia,” Power Line’s international woman of mystery, is back with Steve again this week with the third installment in our special series confronting the pernicious New York Times “1619 Project,” this time taking on the argument that slavery is the central factor in the rise of modern industrial capitalism—a proposal so laughable that we actually spend a […] Join the conversation and comment on this podcast episode:...

Duration:01:00:15

143. Heather Mac Donald’s Greatest Hits

9/6/2019
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This special double-length episode features a wide-ranging conversation with best-selling author and iconoclast Heather Mac Donald of the Manhattan Institute, with special focus on her new book, The Diversity Delusion: How Race and Gender Pandering Corrupt the University and Undermine Our Culture. I hosted Heather this week at . . . UC Berkeley (!!), and […] Join the conversation and comment on this podcast episode:...

Duration:01:53:18

142. Special Edition: Breaking Down the “1619 Project,” Part 2

9/3/2019
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We have a new theory about the mainstream media: they have decided to work without editors any more. How else to explain how the Washington Post slandered J.D. Vance with the claim that he decried the “falling white birth rate” (he said no such thing, and the Post had to correct the story), or MSNBC’s […] Join the conversation and comment on this podcast episode: https://ricochet.com/podcast/powerline/special-edition-breaking-down-the-1619-project-part-2/. Now become a Ricochet member for...

Duration:00:48:05

141. The “Primal Screams” of the Sexual Revolution

8/30/2019
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The old saying is that “sex sells,” and after the sexual revolution of the last several decades who can dispute that? Meanwhile, “identity politics” is the obsession of the current moment. Is there a connection? Yes, argues Mary Eberstadt in her new book Primal Screams: How the Sexual Revolution Created Identity Politics. Eberstadt, currently a […] Join the conversation and comment on this podcast episode:...

Duration:00:43:02

140. Special Edition: Breaking Down the “1619 Project,” Part 1

8/27/2019
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As promised in our last episode, we return early this week with the first in a series of bonus episodes devoted to a deep dive into the New York Times‘s agitprop “1619 Project” that seeks to place slavery and racism as the central fact of the American story. In this first installment, Power Line’s International […] Join the conversation and comment on this podcast episode: https://ricochet.com/podcast/powerline/special-edition-breaking-down-the-1619-project-part-1/. Now become a Ricochet...

Duration:00:54:30

139. A Double-Header: The 1619 Project, and Our Rotten Universities

8/23/2019
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This special double-header-end-of-summer Power Line Show features Steve Hayward and Power Line co-founder John Hinderaker venting about the “1619 Project” along with “Lucretia,” Power Line’s International Woman of Mystery. The “1619 Project” is so badly flawed that in the coming weeks we’re going to produce a series of special shows going point-by-point through its poisonous […] Join the conversation and comment on this podcast episode:...

Duration:01:34:08

138. The Crisis in Darwinism?

8/16/2019
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Readers of Thomas Kuhn’s famous book The Structure of Scientific Revolutions will know his central thesis that when anomalies and contradictions arise in a reigning scientific theory it creates a crisis out of which new theories emerge to replace the old. We may be seeing the beginnings of such a crisis for modern Darwinism, which […] Join the conversation and comment on this podcast episode: https://ricochet.com/podcast/powerline/the-crisis-in-darwinism/. Now become a Ricochet member for...

Duration:01:04:08

137. Burke, Lincoln, and the Politics of Prudence, with Greg Weiner

8/9/2019
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“Prudence” is not just something Dana Carvey liked to lampoon back when President George H.W. Bush was in office. Rather, it is the highest and most essential quality of those superb human beings we used to call “statesmen” before political science and history banished both terms in a fit of egalitarian madness that has yet […] Join the conversation and comment on this podcast episode: https://ricochet.com/podcast/powerline/burke-lincoln-and-the-politics-of-prudence-with-greg-weiner/. Now...

Duration:00:51:17

136. From Ukraine to the Border, with Power Line’s Female All-Stars

7/30/2019
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By popular demand from listeners, this special edition of the Power Line Show features both Kelly Jane Torrance of the Washington Examiner and “Lucretia,” Power Line’s International Woman of Mystery. Kelly Jane is just back from serving as an official election watcher over in Ukraine, and lays out a delightful political scene that does Donald […] Join the conversation and comment on this podcast episode:...

Duration:00:53:31

135. Judicial Fortitude, with Peter Wallison

7/26/2019
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In recent years an arcane term from political science—the “administrative state”—has become a prominent part of everyday discussion. The administrative state refers to the trend, decades in the making, of transferring lawmaking power away from the legislative branch of government to permanent, unelected bureaucrats and executive agencies. The administrative state undermines a central principle of […] Join the conversation and comment on this podcast episode:...

Duration:00:47:51

134. A Nationalist Revival?

7/19/2019
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To paraphrase Karl Marx, a specter is haunting . . . well, just about everybody: the specter of a revival of nationalism. This week Steve Hayward attended the National Conservatism Conference in Washington, which was sponsored by the brand new Edmund Burke Institute. As Christopher DeMuth put it, “who knew that the next big thing […] Join the conversation and comment on this podcast episode: https://ricochet.com/podcast/powerline/a-nationalist-revival/. Now become a Ricochet member for...

Duration:00:56:28

133. Andrew Roberts Unplugged, on Brexit, Churchill, Trump, and Historiography

7/12/2019
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One of my teachers in graduate school, the great constitutional historian Leonard Levy, insisted that “a history must serve its readers with explanations that suit the horizons of their curiosity and with writing that entertains and stirs them.” No one exemplifies that vivid style of biography and history better than Andrew Roberts. I caught up […] Join the conversation and comment on this podcast episode:...

Duration:00:42:49

132. Five Things to Know About the Declaration This July 4, with “Lucretia”

7/4/2019
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By popular demand from listeners, we’re bringing back “Lucretia,” Power Line’s International Woman of Mystery, on this special edition for the July 4 holiday. Many listeners asked us to offer up mini-tutorials on various aspects of the American Founding and political thought in general, so we break down the Declaration of Independence, drawing notice to […] Join the conversation and comment on this podcast episode:...

Duration:00:55:27

131. A Full-Tilt Rant-Fest with “Lucretia”

6/29/2019
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You could be forgiven for thinking this week’s Democratic debates were straight out of an old Monty Python sketch, which prompted Steve Hayward to ring up Power Line’s International Woman of Mystery, “Lucretia,” for a full-tilt boogie rant-fest about what ought to be the two main “Freeport questions” that could unravel the Democratic Party between […] Join the conversation and comment on this podcast episode: https://ricochet.com/podcast/powerline/a-filt-tilt-rant-fest-with-lucretia/. Now...

Duration:01:01:06