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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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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. 44: Back to the Beach (Boys) with Michael Anton

12/9/2016
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With the election over, we can get back to important things. Like the Beach Boys. Except, like everything else, the left has politicized the Beach Boys too. In this episode of the Power Line Show, Steve Hayward talks with writer and native Californian Michael Anton about the Beach Boys, the decline of California into a center-left state, and even Machiavelli. Join the conversation and comment on this podcast episode: https://ricochet.com/podcast/back-beach-boys-michael-anton/. Podcast...

Duration: 00:47:45


Ep. 43: Strange Times

10/18/2016
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Tonight, John, Scott and Steve got together to talk about the strangest political season of modern times. Questions abound: Does Trump still have a chance? Will tomorrow night's debate matter? Will the Hillary Clinton scandals that have come out recently give Trump a shot in the campaign's waning days? How about the Senate? Can the Republicans hold it? If Hillary wins and the Senate is 50/50, will control of the Senate depend on a special election in Virginia? What about the House? Is...

Duration: 00:46:01


Ep. 42: Rising Stars on the Right

9/2/2016
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This edition of the Power Line Show features Steve Hayward in conversation with Jeremy Carl of the Hoover Institution. Jeremy helps direct the Shultz-Stephenson Task Force on Energy Policy at Hoover, and write frequently on American politics for National Review Online and other publications. Jeremy explains his interest in the environment, as well as why and how we all missed the Trump wake up call. Join the conversation and comment on this podcast episode:...

Duration: 00:22:24


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. 36: Frankfurters All the Way Down

5/19/2016
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This episode of the Power Line podcast features an interview with Michael Walsh about his recent book The Devil’s Pleasure Palace: The Cult of Critical Theory and the Subversion of the West. Walsh explains how most of the nihilistic radicalism of our time derives from the “Frankfurt School,” the group of mid-20th century emigre philosophers whose eclectic post-Marxist thought can be found at the root of nearly everything wrong today. Overturn just about any radical thinker today and, to...

Duration: 00:37:41


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. 34: Back In the Arena!

4/30/2016
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The show has been on hiatus while John toured Australia and the Caribbean. But he's back now, and this afternoon John, Scott, and Steve recorded Episode 34 of the Power Line Show. Their guest was Pete Hegseth, an old friend from his days in the military and with Vets For Freedom. Pete's new book is called In the Arena. He talked about his experiences as a soldier in Guantanamo Bay, Iraq and Afghanistan. Pete assesses Iraq as a tough war that was won, due to the surge, but then thrown away...

Duration: 01:07:55


Ep. 33: Please Stop Helping Us

2/17/2016
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John, Paul, and Steve got together for Episode 33 of the Power Line Show. They were joined by Jason Riley, author of Please Stop Helping Us: How Liberals Make It Harder for Blacks to Succeed. It is a terrific book, and Riley was an excellent guest. Among other things, they talked about the fact that blacks made more economic and… The post Please Stop Helping Us appeared first on Ricochet.

Duration: 00:55:21


Ep. 32: Never Say “Trump” Again

1/29/2016
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This afternoon Paul, Steve, and John got together for a guest-free edition of the Power Line Show. Topic number one was, of course, last night’s GOP debate in Iowa and the state of the races in both parties. Steve and Paul ventured predictions on New Hampshire. They found time for a few more stories in the news, including the latest… The post Never Say “Trump” Again appeared first on Ricochet.

Duration: 00:44:35


Ep. 31: Sen. Sessions and The State of the Union or a Root Canal?

1/12/2016
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John, Scott, and Steve got together for a new edition of Power Line. Paul was unable to join due to a dentist appointment, which raises the question: would you rather get a root canal, or watch tonight’s State of the Union speech? Topics include the epidemic of mass sexual assault in Europe, and the podcast winds up with a terrific… The post Sen. Sessions and The State of the Union or a Root Canal? appeared first on Ricochet.

Duration: 00:43:23


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

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