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Ep. 57: Fred Siegel Explains It All

2/19/2018
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Sponsored by ManCrates Steve Hayward sits down with author Fred Siegel about a wide range of topics, from Trump and the Democrats, to how to think about leading intellectuals including H.L. Mencken, Arthur Schlesinger, Richard Rorty, Michel Foucault, and Mark Lilla, and the problems of the coastal elites in California and New York. More Join the conversation and comment on this podcast episode: https://ricochet.com/podcast/powerline/fred-siegel-explains/. Podcast listeners: Now become...

Duration:00:48:52

Ep. 56: The Missing Linker

2/12/2018
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Sponsored by ManCrates Is it possible to be a liberal but not a "Progressive"? Steve Hayward sat down with Damon Linker, author and columnist for The Week, to discuss this and related questions, such as why Linker defected from the right to become a moderate liberal (hence "the missing Linker"), and his thoughts about religion and politics. More Join the conversation and comment on this podcast episode: https://ricochet.com/podcast/powerline/the-missing-linker/. Podcast listeners:...

Duration:00:37:29

Ep. 55: Fee, Fi, Fo, FISA

2/7/2018
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Sponsored by ManCrates With news breaking of the possible involvement of President Obama in the FBI investigation of Carter Page along with Sidney Blumenthal slithering from the sewer yet again, Steve Hayward asked John Yoo some questions about how the FISA process actually works--especially the three renewals of the Page warrant that required new probable cause. What could that evidence have been? Possibly nothing. More Join the conversation and comment on this podcast episode:...

Duration:00:12:17

Ep. 54: The Second Iranian Revolution?

2/5/2018
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Sponsored by ManCrates Steve Hayward talks with Kelly Jane Torrance, deputy managing editor of the Weekly Standard, about the protests in Iran and the Iranian dissident movement in exile, which is being ignored by nearly all of the mainstream media. Torrance is one of the only journalists covering this story closely, while still making time to keep up her title as the Cocktail Queen of Washington. More Join the conversation and comment on this podcast episode:...

Duration:00:35:45

Ep. 53: When Harry Became Sally

2/1/2018
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Sponsored by ManCrates Men and women may not be able to be friends because sex gets in the way, as Billy Crystal once insisted, but what happens when we can't tell men from women any more, and sex gets all tangled up in more acronyms than a Federal agency policy manual? That's the question Steve Hayward takes up in this episode with Ryan Anderson, author of the new book When Harry Became Sally: Responding to the Transgender Moment. More Join the conversation and comment on this...

Duration:00:33:32

Ep. 52: Regarding Henry

1/29/2018
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Steve Hayward sits down with Henry Olsen, author and senior fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center, but also a premier practicioner of "psephology" (try pronouncing that fast three times--or just once!), which we define as reading the entrails of public opinion polls to figure out what the heck is going on. Henry was one of the very few to predict Trump's 2016 victory in detail. Here we look ahead to the mid-terms, talk about Ronald Reagan, immigration, Star Trek, Star Wars, and the...

Duration:00:37:35

Ep. 51: Getting Tired of All the Greatness!

1/24/2018
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Steve Hayward is joined by the triumvirate behind American Greatness (amgreatness.com)--Chris Buskirk, Ben Boychuk and Julie Ponzi--to talk more about what the MAGA agenda means in practice, the shape of the fast-moving debate over immigration reform, whether the decline of California is irreversible, what lessons should be learned from the dramatic fall of Steve Bannon. And Steve debuts Power Line's new signoff catch phrase: "Milk the soft power dividend!" Bumper stickers to...

Duration:00:30:40

Ep. 50: The Lighter Side of Deeble

1/10/2018
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Steve Hayward reached all the way across the Atlantic to track down comedian/magician (and occasional Ricochet contributor) David Deeble to talk about comedy, why most comics (and actors and most other artists) are liberal, and the challenges of comedy in Germany, which isn't exactly known for its appreciation of comedy. If you've never seen David in action, look him up at his website (DavidDeeble.com) and follow him on Twitter, @DavidDeeble. More Join the conversation and comment on...

Duration:00:30:04

Ep. 50: Life After Franken in Minnesota

1/3/2018
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Steve Hayward and John Hinderaker take note of the exit of Al Franken from the Senate, and how it has thrown Minnesota politics into a state of turmoil, making it ground zero for the mid-term election later this year. Unnoticed by the national media, Minnesota has been slowly turning into a red state--Trump nearly won it in 2016--and this year will see two Senate races as well as a governor's race. Steve and John also talk a bit about energy policy and why the renewable energy fetish is...

Duration:00:25:16

Ep. 48: Celebrating a Year of American Greatness

12/29/2017
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In this year-end episode, Steve Hayward checks in with Ben Boychuk, columnist for the Sacramento Bee and managing editor of the American Greatness website, about how to think about Trump--yes, we're still trying to figure him out too--and looking ahead to next year. Conservatives are mostly pleased with Trump's first year. What might go wrong for Trump in 2018? More Join the conversation and comment on this podcast episode:...

Duration:00:29:34

Ep. 47: Shedding Light on “Darkest Hour”

12/21/2017
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"Darkest Hour," the new Churchill biopic that comes out in general release this week, has generated some controversy about its accuracy and depiction of Churchill in the crucial weeks of May 1940. Steven Hayward, who liked the film, and Scott Johnson, who disliked it, argue it over and break it down for us, and end with a list of Churchill books everyone should read. More Join the conversation and comment on this podcast episode:...

Duration:00:51:41

Two Cheers for Tammany Hall!

5/17/2017
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Steve Hayward sits down with Jonathan Rauch of the Atlantic Monthly and Brookings Institution to discuss Jon’s latest ebook, Political Realism, and also the parlous state of free speech on college campuses. Jon offers the counter-intuitive thesis that decades of political reform have made our government worse! Then since Jon was visiting Steve at Berkeley, the conversation pivots to the problem of free speech on campus, which Jon reminding the left that free speech offers the greatest...

Duration:00:31:59

Ep. 45: The Next Broadway Hit for the Trump Era: Madison?!

2/8/2017
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In this episode of the Power Line Show, Steve Hayward converses with John Yoo about the early days of the Trump Administration, the immigration order, the Gorsuch nomination, and especially how the time is ripe for the obvious Broadway sequel to “Hamilton,” namely, a hip-hop ode to that great advocate of limiting executive power--James Madison. In this episode of the Power Line Show, Steve Hayward converses with John Yoo about the early days of the Trump Administration, the immigration...

Duration:00:29:54

Ep. 41: Decoding Evangelical Politics with Mike Cromartie

8/4/2016
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One of the surprises of the GOP primary campaign season was the strong support Donald Trump received from many--though not all--evangelical Christian voters. Maybe the so-called “religious right” isn’t as monolithic as the media supposes. In this edition of the Power Line Show, Steve Hayward interviews one of the most insightful observers of the religious right, Michael Cromartie of the Ethics and Public Policy Center. We talk about theology, journalism, and also sports, since Mike was...

Duration:00:29:28

Ep. 38: Has Energy Ended 40 Years in the Wilderness?

7/9/2016
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In this special edition of the Power Line Show, Steve Hayward talks with author Robert Bryce about the new world of global oil prices which has ended, probably forever, OPEC’s 40-year dominance. They also talk about the perverse subsidies for and output from “renewable” energy, and why nuclear power may be poised for a comeback. Join the conversation and comment on this podcast episode: https://ricochet.com/podcast/energy-ended-40-years-wilderness/. Podcast listeners: Now become a...

Duration:00:19:44

Ep. 37: Moral Narcissism, with Roger Simon

6/20/2016
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Tonight John, Paul, and Steve kicked around some of the major news stories of the day, including the terrorist attack in Orlando and the Democrats' effort to change the subject to gun control. Also, Donald Trump's train wreck of a campaign: can it get back on track? They were joined by Roger Simon, author of the just-released I Know Best: How Moral Narcissism Is Destroying Our Republic, If It Hasn't Already. The conversation with Roger was lively, as always. Join the conversation and...

Duration:00:57:55

Ep. 35: Dangerous Doctrine

5/13/2016
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John Hinderaker, Steve Hayward, and Scott Johnson got together in person for this episode, which features Steve’s interview with Robert Kaufman, author of Dangerous Doctrine: How Obama’s Grand Strategy Weakened America, and Scott’s reporting direct from the courtroom of the trial of the three “Minnesota Men.” Join the conversation and comment on this podcast episode: https://ricochet.com/podcast/dangerous-doctrine/. Podcast listeners: Now become a Ricochet member for only $2.50 month!...

Duration:00:32:47

Ep. 30: San Bernardino and The Hate Crimes Hoax

12/4/2015
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The whole Power Line crew assembled to discuss the issues of the day—specifically, the terrorist attack in San Bernardino, the crazed liberal responses thereto, and the attack’s public policy implications with respect to, most notably, immigration. And also, of course, the incident’s potential impact on the 2016 presidential race. The remainder of the show was devoted to campus craziness in… The post San Bernardino and The Hate Crimes Hoax appeared first on Ricochet.

Duration:00:56:58

Ep. 29: A Dark Day Around the World, with Dan Polisar

11/13/2015
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As the terror attacks in Paris unfolded, John, Scott and Steve hosted Episode 29 of the Power Line Show. The attacks threw both halves of the show into sharp relief. We started by interviewing Dan Polisar, author of in important article in titled “What Do Palestinians Want?” Polisar reviewed years’ worth of public opinion polling of Palestinians. He found several… The post A Dark Day Around the World, with Dan Polisar appeared first on Ricochet.

Duration:00:52:25

Ep. 28: Phantom Bias and The Incarceration Myth

10/30/2015
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The Manhattan Institute’s Heather Mac Donald joins John and Steve to discuss her poltically incorrect (and therefore quite thought provoking) new piece in City Journal titled, “The Decriminalization Delusion.” Heather describes the “phantom bias” that the press and academics are trying to root out, because, as she notes in her article, “At the state and city levels, hardly a single… The post Phantom Bias and The Incarceration Myth appeared first on Ricochet.

Duration:00:49:09

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