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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 »

The Power Line Show, Episode 25: Eliana Johnson and the State of the Race

Featured image Today John, Paul and Steve got together for Episode 25 of the Power Line show, along with Eliana Johnson, Washington Editor for the National Review. We 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 as, the political misuse of mass murder; the futility »

The Power Line Show, Episode 24: Kristen Soltis Anderson and, Is Hillary’s Campaign Crumbling?

Featured image This morning John, Paul and Steve got together for Episode 24 of the Power Line Show. We were joined by Kristen Soltis Anderson, author of The Selfie Vote: Where Millenials 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 of the day’s most important news stories. The »

The Power Line Show, Episode 23: From Cecil to Planned Parenthood

Featured image Last night the whole Power Line crew got together to record Episode 23 of the Power Line Show. We kicked around some of the most controversial issues of the day: the pros and cons of Donald Trump, Cecil the lion, the seemingly bipartisan criminal justice “reform” movement, and the dynamite Planned Parenthood videos. To say that the discussion was lively is an understatement. If you haven’t yet been listening to »

The Power Line Show, Episode 22: Apocalypse Now, With Stanley Kurtz

Featured image Last night Paul, Steve and I gathered for Episode 22 of the Power Line Show. We were joined by Stanley Kurtz, author of Radical-in-Chief: Barack Obama and the Untold Story of American Socialism and Spreading the Wealth: How Obama is Robbing the Suburbs to Pay for the Cities. The latter book was on the agenda last night, as we talked about the Obama administration’s Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing rules, which »

The Power Line Show, Episode 21: Supreme Folly, With Dana Perino

Featured image This afternoon John, Steve and Paul got together to record Episode 21 of the Power Line show. We 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. Then it was on to the news of the day, in particular the »

The Power Line Show, Episode 20: Featuring Michael Oren

Featured image Yesterday Scott, Steve and Paul caught up with Israel’s former ambassador to the United States, Michael Oren, for an interview. Ambassador Oren’s new book is Ally: My Journey Across the American-Israeli Divide. Oren’s June 15 Wall Street Journal column “The abandonment of Israel,” drawn from the book, has already elicited a demand from the Obama administration that Prime Minister Netanyahu denounce it. No kidding. What has Ambassador Oren said and »

The Power Line Show, Episode 19: Historians and Pope Go Off the Rails, with Charles Kesler

Featured image Last night, Steve, Paul and I recorded Episode 19 of the Power Line show. We were joined by Professor Charles Kesler of Claremont McKenna College, the editor of the Claremont Review of Books. Professor Kesler is one of the scholars who have 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 American history »

The Power Line Show, Episode 18: Obama’s Global Crack-Up, With Pete Wehner

Featured image Last night, Steve, Paul and I were joined by Pete Wehner of the Ethics and Public Policy Center for a discussion of the comprehensive failures of the Obama administration in foreign policy. The conversation took off from Pete’s recent Commentary post, “Counting Up Obama’s Cataclysmic Foreign Policy Failures.” Pete then stayed with us for a spirited discussion of “reform conservatism,” a movement with which he is identified. It is a »

The Power Line Show, Episode 17: Days of Rage, With Bryan Burrough

Featured image This afternoon Scott, Paul and I recorded Episode 17 of the Power Line show. We started out by discussing the fall of Ramadi and, more generally, the abject collapse of the Obama administration’s foreign policy. We were then joined by Bryan Burrough, author of Days of Rage, a brilliant history of a nearly forgotten–or, I would say, whitewashed–episode in our history: the violent, left-wing revolutionary movement of the 1970s and »

The Power Line Show, Episode 16: Clinton Cash, With Peter Schweizer

Featured image If you missed it over the weekend, this is a reprise of my post on the latest episode of the Power Line show, featuring an interview with Peter Schweizer, author of Clinton Cash. You won’t want to miss it! Last night we hooked up with our friend Peter Schweizer to talk about his sensational new book, Clinton Cash. I read the book prior to the interview; I would have said »

The Power Line Show, Episode 16: Clinton Cash, With Peter Schweizer

Featured image Last night we hooked up with our friend Peter Schweizer to talk about his sensational new book, Clinton Cash. I read the book prior to the interview; I would have said that nothing the Clintons could do would shock me, but I was shocked. The Clintons, as I said to Peter, are a criminal syndicate. You absolutely should buy and read the book. When you have read it, lend it »

The Power Line Show, Episode 15: We Interview Scott Walker

Featured image Thursday evening, Scott Walker addressed the Freedom Club’s annual dinner in Minnesota. Governor Walker made time between photos and the dinner for a Power Line interview. It is posted below. But first, how was his speech? It was terrific. I have wondered whether Walker would be dynamic enough to succeed on the national stage. His low-key style has served him well in Wisconsin, but would he be able to inspire »

The Power Line Show, Episode 14: The Presidential Race

Featured image Last night, three of the PL crew (John, Paul and Steve) got together for a review of the presidential race as it currently stands. A principal topic was Hillary Clinton’s bizarre rollout, complete with her incognito Chipotle appearance, “common man” meetings with Democratic Party officials, parking the “Scooby” van in a handicapped space, and more. Compared to that, Marco Rubio’s launch was seamless. We talked about a number of the »

The Power Line Show: Episode 13, With John Yoo

Featured image The whole PL gang assembled this afternoon to tape Episode 13 of the Power Line Show. We talked about Indiana’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act and the controversy that has followed its passage. Law Professor John Yoo of Berkeley joined us for an extensive discussion of the legal issues relating to RFRA–and, trust me, the conversation is entertaining as well as informative. We went on to discuss the insanity surrounding Memories »