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The Power Line Show, Ep. 41: Decoding the Religious Right

Featured image 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, »

The Power Line Show, Episode 40: DNC First Reads, Scott Pumps Iron with Charlie Rangel, and Yuval Levin

Featured image Tune in for Episode #40 of the Power Line Show, which offers our reactions and analysis to the first night of the Democratic National Convention as well as reflections on Trump’s coronation last week; also, we rib Scott Johnson for running away to a Trump-branded health spa in Florida that did not offer Trump steaks, but did offer Scott the opportunity to exercise with legendary Democratic Congressman Charles Rangel. Finally, »

The Power Line Show, Episode 39: The Shape of the Race, and the Omens of Brexit

Featured image I caught up with Henry Olsen in Washington DC yesterday, and on the eve of the GOP convention in Cleveland we discuss the shape of the race right now as well as the prospects for a return of ticket-splitting in down-ballot races if Trump loses. Also, one more victory lap for the fabulous Brexit vote, with a look at the surprising fallout in the British government under new PM Theresa May. As always, »

The Power Line Show, Ep. 38: Has Energy Come Out of the Wilderness?

Featured image 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. We also talk about the perverse subsidies for and output from “renewable” energy, and why nuclear power may be poised for a comeback. As always, you can listen to or download the show at the panel below or from »

The Power Line Show, Ep. 37: Moral Narcissism, with Roger Simon

Featured image 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, and 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 »

The Power Line Show, Ep. 36: “Frankfurters All the Way Down”

Featured image This episode of the Power Line Show features an interview with Michael Walsh about his fascinating 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 »

Power Line Show, Episode 35: “Dangerous Doctrine”

Featured image One of the things the Power Line Editorial Board did in our rare in-person gathering on Wednesday in John’s kitchen/newsroom was tape a new episode of the Power Line Show, where we kick around with Scott his daily beat reporting of the trial of the “Minnesota Men.”  You can access the episode through our custom window to the right, or listen down below. The heart of this show, however, is »

The Power Line Show, Episode 34: Back in the Arena!

Featured image The Power Line Show was on hiatus while I toured Australia and the Caribbean. But I’m back now, and yesterday Scott, Steve and I recorded Episode 34 of the Power Line Show. Our 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, »

The Power Line Show, Episode 33, With Jason Riley

Featured image Tonight 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 educational progress prior to the civil rights era and »

The Power Line Show, Episode 32: Iowa and Beyond!

Featured image 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 on Hillary’s home email server, possibly the worst IT decision »

The Power Line Show, Episode 31: Jeff Sessions Explains the News

Featured image This morning John, Scott and Steve returned from a holiday hiatus to record Episode 31 of the Power Line Show. Paul couldn’t join in because he had a dentist appointment. Which naturally raised the question: would you rather have a root canal, or be forced to watch tonight’s State of the Union address? We kicked around some of the day’s hottest news stories, including the epidemic of mass sexual assault »

The Power Line Show, Episode 30: San Bernardino

Featured image This morning 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 its various manifestations—hoax “hate crimes,” absurd demands by »

The Power Line Show, Episode 30: A Dark Day Around the World, With Dan Polisar

Featured image John, Scott and Steve got together this afternoon for Episode 29 of the Power Line Show. While we were recording the show, terrorist attacks were unfolding in Paris. Those attacks throw both halves of the show into sharp relief. We started by interviewing Dan Polisar, author of in important article in Mosaic titled “What Do Palestinians Want?” Polisar reviewed years’ worth of public opinion polling of Palestinians. He found several »

The Power Line Show, Episode 29: Crime and Punishment, With Heather Mac Donald

Featured image This afternoon Steve and John got together for Episode 29 of the Power Line Show. They were joined by Heather Mac Donald, for a lively and politically incorrect discussion of crime, incarceration and the role of race in America’s criminal justice system. Steve and John then finished out the podcast with commentary on this week’s presidential debate, including the RNC’s late-breaking letter to NBC, and on passage of the spending/debt »

The Power Line Show, Episode 28: The Obama Administration’s Lawlessness, With David Bernstein

Featured image This morning Paul, Scott and John got together for Episode 28 of the Power Line Show. We 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 PL crew talked about Hillary Clinton’s committee appearance yesterday: How »

The Power Line Show, Episode 27: Bill Otis, Criminal Justice “Reform,” and Chaos In the House

Featured image Today John, Paul and Scott got together to record Episode 27 of the Power Line Show. We were joined by former federal prosecutor Bill Otis to talk about the criminal justice “reform” bill that is being rushed through the Senate. If you are unsure what that is all about, this podcast would be a great place to start. The rest of the show was devoted to the news story of »

The Power Line Show, Episode 26: Rathergate, “Truth” and Corker Confusion

Featured image Last night, the entire Power Line gang gathered for the latest episode of the Power Line Show. We talked about Rathergate and the absurd new movie mis-titled “Truth,” which opened tonight 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 gang moved on to Iran and the tortured »