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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.

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

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


Ep. 27: Lawless

10/23/2015
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This morning Paul, Scott, and John got together for Episode 28 of the Power Line Show. They were joined by law professor David Bernstein to talk about his new book Lawless: The Obama Administration’s Unprecedented Assault on the Constitution and the Rule of Law. This is a can’t-miss conversation and a must-read book. For the rest of the show, the… The post Lawless appeared first on Ricochet.

Duration: 00:51:58


Ep. 26: Let The Felons Go!

10/9/2015
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Today, John, Paul and Scott got together for Episode 27 of the Power Line Show. They were joined by former federal prosecutor Bill Otis, and discussed the criminal justice “reform” bill that is being rushed through the Senate. If you have wondered whether it is really a good idea to let a lot of convicted felons out of federal prisons… The post Let The Felons Go! appeared first on Ricochet.

Duration: 00:57:07


Ep. 25: Truth and Rathergate

9/11/2015
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The entire Power Line gang gathered for the latest episode of the Power Line Show. They talked about Rathergate and the absurd new movie mis-titled Truth, which just opened in Toronto. Harry MacDougald, the famous “Buckhead” of the Rathergate story, joined the group and related his part in one of the biggest journalism stories of modern times. From Rathergate, the… The post Truth and Rathergate appeared first on Ricochet.

Duration: 00:48:56


Ep. 24: Donald and the 16 Dwarfs

8/27/2015
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Today John, Paul, and Steve got together for Episode 24 of Power Line. They’re joined by Eliana Johnson, Washington Editor for the National Review. They kicked around the latest news and Washington gossip about the presidential race on both sides of the aisle. The remainder of the podcast was spent talking about the Vester Flanagan murders and related topics such… The post Donald and the 16 Dwarfs appeared first on Ricochet.

Duration: 00:55:52


Ep. 23: The Selfie Vote and Keeping Up With Millennials

8/12/2015
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JoinJohn, Paul, and Steve forEpisode 23 of Power Line. In this episode they arejoined byKristen Soltis Anderson, of Echelon Insights and author of The Selfie Vote: Where Millennials Are Leading America (And How Republicans Can Keep Up). It was a wide-ranging interview with one of America’s most interesting young conservatives. The interview was followed by a spirited discussion of two… The post The Selfie Vote and Keeping Up With Millennials appeared first on Ricochet.

Ep. 22: The Lion, The Donald, and The Video Tapes

8/1/2015
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The entire crew — Scott, Paul, Steve and John — assembled for this episode ofPower Line. They kicked around the issues of the day, including the pros and cons of Donald Trump, Cecil the lion, the seemingly bipartisan criminal justice “reform” movement, and the Planned Parenthood videos. The discussion was lively, to say the least. Read On The post The Lion, The Donald, and The Video Tapes appeared first on Ricochet.

Duration: 00:51:11


Ep. 21: The Coalition of the Unwilling

7/14/2015
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The Power Line crew joins the Coalition of the Unwilling in finding nothing to cheer in the Iran nuclear arms deal that was announced today. But the first half of the show features a conversation with Stanley Kurtz, author of several important books including, most recently,Spreading the Wealth: How Obama is Robbing the Suburbs to Pay for the Cities. Stanley… The post The Coalition of the Unwilling appeared first on Ricochet.

Duration: 00:53:19


Ep. 20: Good News and Bad News With Dana Perino and SCOTUS

6/26/2015
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This afternoon John Hinderaker, Steve Hayward, and Paul Mirengoff got together to record Episode 20 of the Power Line show. They talked with Dana Perino about her new book, And the Good News Is… Lessons and Advice from the Bright Side, her experience as press secretary for President George W. Bush, and her starring role on Fox News’s The Five.… The post Good News and Bad News With Dana Perino and SCOTUS appeared first on Ricochet.

Duration: 01:03:17


Ep. 19: How Obama Abandoned Israel

6/19/2015
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In this episode of Power Line we welcome Israel’s former ambassador to the United States Michael Oren. Ambassador Oren’s new book is Ally: My Journey Across the American Israeli Divide. Oren’s June 15 Wall Street Journal column “How Obama Abandoned Israel,” drawn from the book, has already elicited a demand from the Obama administration that Prime Minister Netanyahu denounce it.… The post How Obama Abandoned Israel appeared first on Ricochet.

Duration: 00:33:25


Ep. 19: Making History By Changing History

6/17/2015
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Steve, Paul, and JohnpresentEpisode 19 of Power Line. They arejoined by Professor Charles Kesler of Claremont McKenna College, the editor of the Claremont Review of Books. Professor Kesler is one of the scholars who signed a letter objecting to the College Board’s new standards for teaching American history to advanced placement high school students. The standards require teachers to put… The post Making History By Changing History appeared first on Ricochet.

Duration: 00:55:35


Ep. 18: Peter Wehner on Obama’s Cataclysmic Foreign Policy Failures

5/29/2015
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Power Line welcomes Peter Wehner to the show this week to discuss a recent column where Whener asks, “What are the worst foreign policy failures of Barack Obama’s presidency?” In a wide ranging conversation, the gang talks about the rise of ISIS, losing the war in Iraq, failing to aid Iran’s Green Revolution and triggering a nuclear arms race in… The post Peter Wehner on Obama’s Cataclysmic Foreign Policy Failures appeared first on Ricochet.
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