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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

155. Looking Back at the Great Society, with Amity Shlaes

11/22/2019
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More than 50 years after Lyndon Johnson launched the “Great Society” and its “war on poverty” that its architects said would eliminate all poverty in America in ten years, we still have poverty and a legacy of failed experiments in social engineering (Model Cities, anyone?) Author Amity Shlaes is out this week with her latest […] Join the conversation and comment on this podcast episode: https://ricochet.com/podcast/powerline/looking-back-at-the-great-society-with-amity-shlaes/. Now become...

Duration:01:03:51

154. Henry Olsen with the Inside Baseball on Politics and . . . Baseball

11/17/2019
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This week Steve Hayward hosts Henry Olsen going through the inside baseball of the unfolding Democratic presidential primary season, but also the inside baseball about . . . baseball! Did you know that the Houston Astros colluded with the Russians and Ukrainians to steal the 2017 World Series! So runs the allegation, with hearings no […] Join the conversation and comment on this podcast episode:...

Duration:00:38:35

153. They’re Both Wrong, with John Tamny

11/8/2019
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John Tamny of Freedom Works and RealClearMarkets joins Steve Hayward this week to discuss his provocative new book, They’re Both Wrong: A Policy Guide for America’s Frustrated Independent Thinkers, just out this week from our friends at the American Institute for Economic Research. Tamny is one of the great imaginative and original contrarian thinkers of […] Join the conversation and comment on this podcast episode:...

Duration:00:52:17

152. Tackling the Opioid Crisis and the Vapid Vaping Debate, with Sally Satel

11/2/2019
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The opioid crisis has been prominent in the news for the last several years, while more recently the controversy over vaping has erupted to new heights, with the Trump Administration proposing to ban many vaping products. There are some glaring contradictions and ironies between our attitudes and policy responses to both issues, but it takes […] Join the conversation and comment on this podcast episode:...

Duration:00:46:57

151. Phase Three for the Conservative Movement?

10/26/2019
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Whither American conservatism is the question on everyone’s mind these days. Recently I gave a short talk about this topic with the central thought that the American conservative movement was now entering a distinct third phase of its modern existence, though I took the opportunity to say a few words about my first mentor, the […] Join the conversation and comment on this podcast episode: https://ricochet.com/podcast/powerline/phase-three-for-the-conservative-movement/. Now become a...

Duration:00:27:01

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