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American Wonk covers a wide range of topics, with a focus on domestic and foreign policy. Avik explores important ideas and policies with the experts who know them best—right or left—and ask challenging questions to all, in the spirit of Bill Buckley.

American Wonk covers a wide range of topics, with a focus on domestic and foreign policy. Avik explores important ideas and policies with the experts who know them best—right or left—and ask challenging questions to all, in the spirit of Bill Buckley.
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American Wonk covers a wide range of topics, with a focus on domestic and foreign policy. Avik explores important ideas and policies with the experts who know them best—right or left—and ask challenging questions to all, in the spirit of Bill Buckley.

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@Ricochet

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Ep. 24: Taxing Questions

11/22/2017
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Sponsored by Away Travel Today, our topic is the most important policy debate in America right now: the Republican effort to overhaul the Internal Revenue Code. The House has passed its version of tax reform, and it's now up to Senate Republicans to finish the job. Do they have the votes? What changes might be made to the bill to gain a majority? And at the end of the day, what will be the impact of all this on the U.S. economy? To answer these questions, we're joined by the most...

Duration: 00:45:06


Ep. 23: Larry Is Money

10/31/2017
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Sponsored by Away Travel On this episode of American Wonk, our guest is Larry Kudlow: Contributing Editor at National Review, Senior Contributor at CNBC, and host of the "Larry Kudlow Show" on WABC. Larry joins us to talk about three hot economic topics. First, we discuss President Trump's upcoming appointment of a new chairman for the Federal Reserve. Why is the Federal Reserve important? What has the Fed gotten right or wrong since the financial crisis? And how does it affect your...

Duration: 00:39:39


Ep. 22: Dr. Senator Bill Cassidy

9/28/2017
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Today, our topic is the struggling Republican effort to repeal and replace Obamacare. In late September, a handful of Senate Republicans announced that they wouldn't support the Graham-Cassidy bill to repeal Obamacare's expansion of health insurance coverage, and replace it with block grants to the states, using the same pot of money. So where do we stand now? What is the path forward for Republicans on health care? To take stock of where we are, we're joined by the leading health wonk in...

Duration: 00:24:32


Ep. 21: Tax Reform

8/31/2017
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Sponsored by SimpliSafe Today, our topic is the Republican plan--or plans plural--to overhaul the Internal Revenue Code. Some people think tax reform is easier than health care reform, but I'm not so sure. Congress hasn't passed meaningful tax reform in more than 30 years. So how should we reform the tax code? Are Congressional Republicans on the right track? And how likely are they to get it done? To help answer these questions, we're fortunate to be joined by Ryan Ellis, Senior Tax...

Duration: 00:39:21


Ep. 20: The State of The Repeal

7/10/2017
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Sponsored by Casper, SimpliSafe Today, our topic is the state of the Republican effort to repeal and replace Obamacare. We're recording this podcast just after Congress has come back to Washington from the Fourth of July recess. The Senate Republican health care bill, the Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017, is on thin ice, with about ten Republican Senators expressing reservations about the bill. Can Mitch McConnell get 50 senators to yes? What are the implications for the future of...

Duration: 00:42:21


Ep. 19: Smoke and Fire with John Yoo

5/28/2017
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Sponsored by Blue Apron, Blue Apron, SimpliSafe On this month's episode of American Wonk, our topic is: What the heck is going on between Donald Trump, James Comey, and Russia? Is there fire underneath all that smoke? Is the President in any kind of legal jeopardy? To answer these questions, we needed to go to someone who could wonk out with us on both foreign policy and constitutional questions, and so we're very fortunate to have John Yoo join the program. John is the Emanuel S....

Duration: 00:55:38


Ep. 17: One Podcast, Two Wonks: Dr. Zeke Emanuel

3/21/2017
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A lot of you have been waiting for us to talk health care at American Wonk. But we wanted to save it for a really special guest. And today, we have him. Zeke Emanuel, Vice Provost for Global Initiatives at the University of Pennsylvania, joins us. Zeke, as you know, was one of the key […] Ricochet.

Duration: 00:37:52


Ep. 8: The War On Poverty

1/25/2014
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Direct link to MP3 file Fifty years ago, in January 1964, President Lyndon Johnson declared “unconditional war” on poverty. Five decades later, it’s time to take stock. How have Johnson’s policies fared? To what degree ought conservatives focus on the questions of poverty and social mobility? And what would a conservative agenda on these issues look like? Read On The post The War On Poverty appeared first on Ricochet.

Duration: 00:49:07


Ep. 4: The Obamacare Defund Standoff

10/8/2013
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Duration: 00:34:03


Ep. 2: Eli Lake on Salvaging Syria

9/15/2013
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The post Eli Lake on Salvaging Syria appeared first on Ricochet.

Duration: 00:35:39