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American democracy is being threatened, and *Rick Wilson* knows exactly who is responsible. In each episode, Rick calls out those who are the enemies of democracy and exposes their treachery- because sunlight is the best disinfectant. https://bit.ly/3P82A5g

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American democracy is being threatened, and *Rick Wilson* knows exactly who is responsible. In each episode, Rick calls out those who are the enemies of democracy and exposes their treachery- because sunlight is the best disinfectant. https://bit.ly/3P82A5g

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Episodes

A GOP in Disarray

2/21/2024
This week on The Enemies List, Rick is joined by former Maryland Lieutenant Governor and RNC Chairman, Michael Steele. Together, they discuss what they describe as a tumultuous week for the Republican Party. Both former Republicans who have been vocal critics of the party's direction in recent years, they dissect the various political missteps and internal conflicts within the GOP. They touch on the leadership challenges faced by Mike Johnson, the party's stance on immigration, the GOP's approach to Ukraine, and the resignation of Ronna McDaniel as party chair. They also discuss the GOP's strategy (or lack thereof) on key issues like the border crisis, impeachment threats, and foreign policy. Timestamps: [00:02:53] Mike Johnson's life expectancy [00:08:42] Impeachment as a weapon [00:11:14] Blocking aid to Ukraine [00:15:52] National security [00:17:26] The complete takeover of the GOP Follow Resolute Square: Instagram Twitter TikTok Find out more at Resolute Square Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:33:33

Democracy on Trial in Georgia

2/19/2024
This week on The Enemies List, Rick is joined by journalists Michael Isikoff and Daniel Klaidman, authors of the new book "Find Me the Votes," to explore the Georgia investigation led by Fani Willis into efforts to overturn the 2020 election results. The conversation highlights the case's breadth and complexity, from pressure campaigns on state officials, intimidation tactics against election workers, and the strategic use of RICO charges. The episode also details the challenges facing Willis, Trump's reactions, and the case's implications for future elections and American democracy. Michael and Daniel's new book, "Find Me the Votes" available now. Timestamps: [00:01:44] The pressure campaign [00:05:25] How the criminality came together [00:11:59] Fani Willis [00:18:11] Brian Kemp's position [00:20:40] Flipping the witnesses Follow Resolute Square: Instagram Twitter TikTok Find out more at Resolute Square Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:34:34

The Rise of GOP Malice

2/14/2024
This week on The Enemies List, Rick is joined by writer and former speechwriter for the administrations of three Republican U.S. presidents, Peter Wehner. Together they engage in a deep discussion about the significant ideological and moral shifts within the Republican Party, particularly under Trump's influence. They contrast the party's past values of compassionate conservatism and dignified leadership with its current populist nationalism, marked by malice and division. Timestamps: [00:01:23] Defined by cruelty [00:04:06] What does the Republican party reflect now? [00:10:05] Immigration and the American brand [00:13:30] Surviving without optimism [00:19:59] Biden's communication style Follow Resolute Square: Instagram Twitter TikTok Find out more at Resolute Square Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:29:31

A New World Order with John Bolton

2/12/2024
This week on The Enemies List, Rick is joined by former United States Ambassador to the United Nations, John Bolton. Together, they dive into the transformation of the Republican Party, particularly highlighting its shift towards pro-Putin and authoritarian tendencies. Ambassador Bolton offers insights into the future of US foreign policy, expressing concerns about Ukraine's security and the potential consequences of a second Trump term. The discussion touches on the importance of upholding NATO, the emergence of a new world order, and the need for mature discourse on foreign and defense policy issues. Timestamps: [00:07:01] The future of the Republican party [00:08:36] The fight against Putin [00:11:32] What happens to NATO if Trump comes back [00:13:33] An emerging world order [00:16:16] If there's a second Trump term Follow Resolute Square: Instagram Twitter TikTok Find out more at Resolute Square Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:26:33

Inside the Never Trump Movement

2/7/2024
This week on The Enemies List, Rick is joined by political strategist and commentator Rina Shah, a prominent figure in the "Never Trump" movement. Together, they cover a range of political topics, reflecting on their experiences and challenges within the Republican Party, particularly in the context of opposing Donald Trump. They discuss the lawsuit victory against Mike Flynn, the implications of political strategies in Washington, and the future of the Republican Party amidst the rise of authoritarian figures globally. Timestamps: [00:02:03] The House and the Senate collapsing [00:10:13] "America first" [00:14:33] Trying on Super Tuesday [00:21:21] Shaping the battlefield ahead Follow Resolute Square: Instagram Twitter TikTok Find out more at Resolute Square Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:31:05

Populism, Power, and the Erosion of Principles

2/5/2024
This week on The Enemies List, Rick is joined by television host and political commentator S.E. Cupp. Together, they discuss the profound transformation within the Republican Party as it shifts from traditional conservatism to a populist, personality-centric movement, heavily influenced by Donald Trump. They explore the role of media and celebrities in political discourse, the rise of conspiracy theories among the party base, and the departure from intellectual conservatism. The conversation critiques the current state of Republican leadership and strategy, lamenting the loss of principled conservatism and the challenges this poses for the party's future. Timestamps: [00:01:43] Declaring war on Taylor Swift [00:06:31] The machine inverts itself [00:14:31] Creating a separate country [00:18:50] Trump, the disgraced actor Follow Resolute Square: Instagram Twitter TikTok Find out more at Resolute Square Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:37:09

BONUS: Fighting The War We Thought We'd Won

1/31/2024
After stints in Washington DC and Central America, Sarah Ashton-Cirillo is back in Kyiv. On this episode she joins Resolute Square executive editor Lisa Senecal to discuss her personal experiences and military involvement, and the broader geopolitical implications of the strength and stability of the US and NATO. With Ukraine fighting "a war we thought we'd won in 1945," Sarah and Lisa delve into U.S. domestic politics, Congress's stance on Ukrainian aid and the destructive influence of Trump. Subscribe to ZeroLine Apple Podcasts Spotify Find out more at Resolute Square Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:35:15

Trump Decays, Democrats Surge

1/31/2024
This week on The Enemies List, Rick is joined by Political Strategist and Commentator Simon Rosenberg. Together, they discuss the current political landscape, examining Trump's declining appeal and its potential consequences for the Republicans, while expressing optimism for the Democrats. They also touch on the impact of the MAGA movement and strategic considerations for both parties in future electoral battles. Timestamps: [00:01:47] The state of the race [00:06:02] How the economy factors in [00:11:07] Where the house is headed [00:17:03] The emperor has no clothes Follow Resolute Square: Instagram Twitter TikTok Find out more at Resolute Square Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:35:27

Evangelicalism and Power Politics

1/29/2024
This week on The Enemies List, Rick is joined by Tim Alberta, staff writer at The Atlantic and author of the new book "The Kingdom, the Power, and the Glory: American Evangelicals in an Age of Extremism." Together, they discuss the evolution of the evangelical movement, its increased political involvement, and its complex relationship with Trump's Republican Party. Alberta shares personal insights from his upbringing in an evangelical family and his observations as a political writer, highlighting key historical moments and cultural shifts within the movement. The conversation provides a critical perspective on the role of evangelicalism in shaping the current political landscape. Tim's new book, "The Kingdom, the Power, and the Glory: American Evangelicals in an Age of Extremism" available now. Timestamps: [00:01:20] Where the Evangelical movement is [00:09:10] Trump and the mega church [00:13:08] The idolatry of Trump [00:22:02] Tim's personal experience Follow Resolute Square: Instagram Twitter TikTok Find out more at Resolute Square Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:33:07

The Dark Shadow of Trump

1/24/2024
On this episode of The Enemies List, Rick is joined by his Resolute Square and Lincoln Project colleague, Stuart Stevens, former GOP strategist and author of “It Was All A Lie” and “The Conspiracy To End America.” They shine a light on the massive shadow cast by Donald Trump over the Republican Party and the primaries, as well as the futility of the Nikki Haley campaign. Stuart and Rick also dive into national issues like abortion rights, gun safety, and more that expose the absurdities and contradictions in today’s politics. Timestamps: [00:01:24] The coming weeks of the primary campaign [00:04:08] Underestimating the chaos [00:10:05] How should democrats be talking to Nikki Haley voters [00:25:55] When Trump is ahead Follow Resolute Square: Instagram Twitter TikTok Find out more at Resolute Square Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:43:05

Trump's Legal Showdown

1/22/2024
This week on The Enemies List, Rick is joined by former US Attorney for the Middle District of Georgia, Michael J. Moore. Together, they discuss Georgia's political landscape and the legal challenges facing Donald Trump. Moore, an experienced prosecutor, analyzes the complexities of Trump's Georgia case, highlighting its broad scope and the strategy of the defense. They also explore Georgia's conservative political dynamics, the impact of recent elections, and the Republican Party's response to Trump's influence and legal issues. Timestamps: [00:01:12] Georgia against Trump [00:06:45] Removing Fanny Willis from the case [00:08:24] The landscape of Georgia [00:12:04] Is Georgia becoming a blue anchor? Follow Resolute Square: Instagram Twitter TikTok Find out more at Resolute Square Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:22:07

The Legal Crusade Against Trump

1/17/2024
This week on The Enemies List, Rick is joined by attorney Tristan Snell, known for prosecuting Trump University during his time as Assistant Attorney General for New York State. Together, they discuss Snell's upcoming book, "Taking Down Trump," and explore the myriad legal cases involving Trump, including the civil fraud trial in New York and the January 6th case. Snell provides insights into Trump's legal strategies and the challenges of prosecuting such a high-profile figure. The conversation provides a critical look at the bizarre reality of a former President and the likely Republican nominee being under such intense legal scrutiny as the election inches closer. Pre-order Tristan's new book "Taking Down Trump today" Timestamps: [00:01:39] The status of the case [00:09:40] The rules of dealing with Trump [00:19:45] Arguing immunity [00:23:32] Will they pull the plug on this case? Follow Resolute Square: Instagram Twitter TikTok Find out more at Resolute Square Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:31:29

From Right-Wing Insider to Outcast

1/15/2024
This week on The Enemies List, Rick is joined by journalist, and national correspondent for Puck, Tina Nguyen to discuss her journey through the right-wing political sphere and her eventual departure from it. Tina discusses her early interest in conservative ideologies, influenced by her upbringing and academic pursuits. The conversation covers her experiences in conservative media and think tanks, leading to her disillusionment with their tactics, particularly during the Trump era. They also touch on Tina's current political perspective and her interactions with media figures like Tucker Carlson, offering insights into the poisonous transformation within modern conservative circles. Timestamps: [00:01:16] My surreal adventures in the right wing and how I got out [00:05:30] Producing the big voices on the right [00:08:13] Altering the climate [00:14:13] Escaping by being a food blogger [00:27:40] Tucker Carlson Follow Resolute Square: Instagram Twitter TikTok Find out more at Resolute Square Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:40:50

The Battle for Constitutional Integrity

1/10/2024
This week on The Enemies List, Rick is joined by Maryland Congressman Jamie Raskin. Together, they discuss Raskin's efforts to uphold the Constitution in bizarre Trump-infected America. They dive into the Trump presidency, particularly his financial gains from foreign entities and violations of the emoluments clause. The two discuss the authoritarian movement central to the Republican Party. Timestamps: [00:01:35] 7.8 million dollars in Trump's pocket [00:08:25] The truth about January 6th [00:13:58] Removing Trump from the ballot [00:19:22] The Constitution whisperer Follow Resolute Square: Instagram Twitter TikTok Find out more at Resolute Square Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:30:05

Shaping Heroes

1/8/2024
This week on The Enemies List, Rick is joined by author Brad Meltzer to discuss his children's book series "Ordinary People Change the World," marking its 10th anniversary. Together, they speak to the importance of providing young readers with real role models through stories of historical figures like Amelia Earhart, Abraham Lincoln, Mr. Rogers, and Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Meltzer emphasizes the significance of teaching children about selflessness and kindness, and how his books, which portray these figures in their childhood, make them more relatable and inspiring. The discussion also touches on the series' response to cultural and political contexts, highlighting the power of storytelling in shaping young minds. Order "I am Ruth Bader Ginsburg (Ordinary People Change the World)" today. Timestamps: [00:01:20] Ordinary people change the world [00:05:48] Stories that are meaningful [00:10:21] Universal kindness [00:14:59] Previous editions of the books Follow Resolute Square: Instagram Twitter TikTok Find out more at Resolute Square Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:25:30

Another Sham Impeachment

1/3/2024
Here we go again! This week on The Enemies List, Rick is joined by law professor and impeachment expert Michael Gerhardt to discuss the GOP’s recent articles of impeachment filed against President Biden. Gerhardt analyzes the historical context and the glaring lack of credible evidence compared to past impeachments of Nixon, Clinton, and Trump. And he and Rick dissect the political motives and dangerous implications of the weaponization of impeachment, and how Team Biden should respond. Pre-order Michael's new book "The Law of Presidential Impeachment: A Guide for the Engaged Citizen." Timestamps: [00:01:23] The scale of this impeachment effort [00:04:16] When do the hearings begin? [00:06:01] Connecting the absurdity [00:09:03] Calling out the lie [00:10:53] The fishing expedition Follow Resolute Square: Instagram Twitter TikTok Find out more at Resolute Square Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:25:34

Kara Swisher's Tech Tell-All

12/27/2023
This week on The Enemies List, Rick is joined by tech journalism powerhouse Kara Swisher. Together, they discuss her much anticipated upcoming book, "Burn Book." She dives deep into the heart of the tech industry, shedding light on the colossal impact of titans like Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg, Elon Musk, and Jeff Bezos. The conversation is a journey through the intersection of technology, politics, and culture, peppered with Kara's own anecdotes and insights. Pre-order Kara's upcoming book, Burn Book: A Tech Love Story. Timestamps: [00:02:03] The Burn Book [00:04:19] They know enough to be dangerous [00:06:13] How does the story end? [00:10:13] The paper clip problem [00:14:50] Who red pilled these people? Follow Resolute Square: Instagram Twitter TikTok Find out more at Resolute Square Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:32:48

The 2020 Election and the Struggle for America's Soul

12/20/2023
This week on The Enemies List, Rick is joined by renowned election attorney Ben Ginsberg. Together, they look back at the legal maelstrom that was the 2020 Presidential Election, focusing on the allegations of election fraud and subsequent legal actions undertaken by Trump's legal team. Ginsberg, with his extensive experience in election law, provides a deep analysis of the legal proceedings, the role and mindset of the attorneys involved, and the wider political and societal ramifications. The two also explore the influence of Trump's rhetoric on the fabric of American democracy. Timestamps: [00:01:37] Trump [00:04:40] Getting a conviction [00:08:26] What broke their minds? [00:13:42] Rule of law [00:16:36] Where would we end up? [00:21:23] MAGA World Follow Resolute Square: Instagram Twitter TikTok Find out more at Resolute Square Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:34:16

The Cuomo Legacy and New York's Political Crossroads

12/18/2023
This week on The Enemies List, Rick is joined by New York City journalist, TV anchor, and NY Mag columnist Errol Louis. Together, they discuss the legacy of Mario Cuomo, touching upon his influence on the Democratic Party and New York politics, as well as his unique rhetoric and decision not to run for president. They also discuss current political dynamics in New York, the evolution of the Republican Party, and the career and potential comeback of Andrew Cuomo. Additionally, they explore rising anti-Semitism in New York and across the country. Listen to Errol's new podcast, You Decide with Errol Louis. Timestamps: [00:01:32] The last liberal [00:05:22] Hamlet on the Hudson [00:08:39] Evolution of the GOP [00:11:21] District lines [00:13:13] George Santos [00:15:13] Andrew Cuomo [00:22:16] Rising anti-semitism Follow Resolute Square: Instagram Twitter TikTok Find out more at Resolute Square Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:33:52

Bonus: Performance Art Impeachment

12/14/2023
Today on The Enemies List, Rick couldn't hold back his reaction to the phony GOP-led House impeachment inquiry into President Biden. Follow Resolute Square: Instagram Twitter TikTok Find out more at Resolute Square Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:16:48