The Power Line Show, Ep. 62: Help Us, Obi-Wan Henry!

Featured image In this short episode number 62, we do our regular check in with Henry Olsen, the Obi-Wan Kenobi of election analysts. We cover the fallout from the special election in House district 18 in Pennsylvania, how the tariff issue might play out, what to expect in the aftermath of the recent chaotic Italian election, plus a look ahead to November, including some of the key governor’s races like Bruce Rauner in »

The First Ever Power Line Crossover Podcast!

Featured image One of the mischievous things I did in Washington last Friday was to hijack Mona Charen and Jay Nordlinger’s “Need to Know” podcast, also hosted by our friends at Ricochet. Long story, but we decided that if the Marvel Cinematic Universe can combine Iron Man and Batman, why can’t the Ricochet Podcast Universe do the same thing? So I took over their mic to talk with Mona Charen about how to »

Get Off Our Lawn!

Featured image I spent the end of last week in Washington DC with a hectic schedule of meetings and mischief, including, most importantly, doing a number of one-on-one interviews with great people for the Power Line podcast. Stay tuned for details as these roll out over the next two weeks. And one of these podcast adventures was a return visit to Jonah Goldberg’s Remnant podcast, in which I joined with Jonah and »

The Power Line Show, Ep. 61: American Women’s Day!

Featured image Forget this nonsense about International Women’s Day last week. I decided that we should celebrate a more Trumpian “American Women’s Day” instead, by having an episode I was tempted to call “Attack of the Julies,” since I converse with the Trump-friendly Julie Ponzi of American Greatness and Julie Kelly, a frequent contributor to American Greatness, NRO, and The Federalist. We talk about everything from Trump, naturally, to the 2020 Democratic »

The Power Line Show, Ep. 60: Free Speech on Campus

Featured image Readers ask me from time to time whether any of my classes or lectures are ever taped or live streamed or otherwise available online, and generally they aren’t for a very simple, but perhaps strange-sounding, reason. My classes are either seminars, with lots of wide-ranging discussion that wouldn’t make for good viewing or listening, or lectures, but even my lectures have a conversational, often stream-of-consciousness quality to them that also »

The Power Line Show, Ep. 59: Populism Sweeping Europe?

Featured image Steve Hayward catches up with Henry Olsen, who is over in London this week taking in the strange game that the Brits for some reason insist on calling “football,” just ahead of the upcoming general election in Italy where populist parties are expected to do well, and where German politics remain in disarray because of the populist eruption in their last general election. Meanwhile, Brexit continues to be a non-stop »

The Power Line Show, Ep. 58: CPAC Recap and the Aftermath of Florida

Featured image John Hinderaker, just back from CPAC, joined me yesterday afternoon for Episode 58 of the Power Line Show, kicking around the controversies that arose over the guest speaker list for CPAC, but also talking about the frenzy in the aftermath of the Florida school shooting. I offer my argument for calling the liberal bluff about the “well-regulated militia” clause of the 2nd Amendment, and actually having volunteer militias, organized and »

The Power Line Show, Ep. 57: Fred Siegel Explains It All

Featured image Just in time for your Tuesday morning, post-Presidents’ Day holiday weekend commute, a podcast with the great Fred Siegel. Now, I know I overuse the adjective “great” about friends and people I admire, but it really does apply to Fred. Although he lives in Brooklyn, I vividly recall a phone call from Fred once back around the year 2000, in which he was asking for my view on some aspects »

The Power Line Show, Ep. 56: The Missing Linker?

Featured image Is it possible to be a liberal but not be a “Progressive”? A lot of people think that there’s little or no difference between a liberal and a Progressive, but that may be partly because liberalism so lost its way that “Progressivism” made a comeback. After all, even Hillary Clinton herself, back around 2007 or so, declared that she was not a liberal—rather, she said “I am a Progressive.” I »

The Power Line Show, Ep. 55: Fe, Fi, Fo, FISA

Featured image We’re back midweek with a special, 10-minute short edition of the Power Line podcast with a quick overview of FISA and “The Memo” with the great John Yoo. I got curious about one small detail toward the end of The Memo, namely, the passage that said the FISA warrant to continue snooping on Carter Page was renewed three times after the initial warrant based on the Steele dossier, but that »

The Power Line Show, Ep. 54: The Next Iranian Revolution?

Featured image Kelly Jane Torrance, the deputy managing editor of the Weekly Standard, and, not insignificantly, the Cocktail Queen of Washington, busts in on the Power Line mancave for this episode of the Power Line Show to talk about the protests in Iran, which Kelly Jane has been following more closely than just about any other American journalist (here and here, with more coming soon). She’s just back from her second trip to »

Power Line Show, Episode 53: When Harry Became Sally

Featured image The Power Line podcast returns to the airwaves today with some big news—we have a sponsor! Not just any sponsor, but the coolest sponsor ever: ManCrates (“Awesome gifts for men!”). Could there be a better-named sponsor for a site run by four dudes? (Though I hasten to add, it is the perfect site for all of our Ammo Grrrll readers, too. For the upcoming Valentine’s Day, for instance, you can order »

The Power Line Show, Episode 52: Regarding Henry

Featured image Just in time to download for your morning commute tomorrow (or your evening workout at the gym today), the Power Line Show podcast episode 52 is now up! I walk though all of the important questions with the best “psephologist” in the business—Henry Olsen, who changed his mind on election eve 2016 and predicted that Trump was likely to win. He goes through the four things that he noticed in »

The Power Line Show, Episode 51: Getting Tired of All The Greatness!

Featured image Trump said there’d be so much winning that we’d get tired of all the winning, though I don’t think I’ll get tired of watching the Trump Administration move from one “outrage” to another, like withdrawing from the Paris Climate Accord, shredding the Obama EPA’s Clean Power Plan, and recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. I don’t think any other Republican in the 2016 field, with the possible exception of »

The Power Line Show, Episode 50: The Lighter Side of David Deeble

Featured image A few months back you may recall that I laid claim to David Deeble as “Power Line’s Next Comedy Legend.” Well a few days ago we tracked him down over in Germany, where he lives half the year (because he really likes a challenging audience for comedy), to talk about why most comics, like most other artists, are liberals, and several other topics. Turns out that I, too, have a »

The Power Line Show, Episode 49: Life After Franken

Featured image One of our New Year’s resolutions is to Make the Power Line Podcast Great Again! And we’re aiming to have weekly shows from here on out, with varying format—sometimes very short, sometimes long, sometimes with just us (or a subset of us), sometimes with a classroom lecture or speech, sometimes with a guest, and. . . sometimes with women! We’ve got binders full of women we want to have on »

The Power Line Show, Ep. 48: Celebrating a Year of American Greatness

Featured image The American Greatness site has gone from startup in mid-2016 to must reading in a very short period of time, and yesterday I had a conversation with managing editor Ben Boychuk (who is also a regular columnist at the Sacramento Bee) about the site’s rapid success, about Trump and how to think about him, and what might go wrong next year. I expect this will be the first of several »