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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 »

The Power Line Show: Episode 12, with Marco Rubio

Featured image Steve, Paul and I got together yesterday afternoon to record Episode 12 of the Power Line Show. Foreign affairs dominated in the form of Iran and the election in Israel, but we also talked about the Republicans’ need to coordinate on the budget and wrapped with conversation about the 2016 GOP presidential field. The show is highlighted by an interview with Senator Marco Rubio, who explained his reasons for signing »

The Power Line Show, Episode 11: The News of the Day

Featured image Scott, Paul and I got together this afternoon for Episode 11 of the Power Line Show. We talked about the news of the day, including: Is Hillary finished? Did the Obama administration target Robert Menendez to get even with him for not toeing Obama’s foreign policy line? And what will the Supreme Court do with King v. Burwell? Tune in to the Power Line Show for in-depth analysis of the »

The Power Line Show, Episode 10: Bill Bennett and Robert White on Marijuana

Featured image Steve, Paul and I got together this afternoon for Episode 10 of the Power Line Show. Our guests were Bill Bennett and Robert White, authors of Going to Pot: Why the Rush to Legalize Marijuana Is Harming America. We conservatives have become somewhat shell-shocked on the social issues, but do we really have to accept the health disaster that is legal marijuana? An average IQ loss of eight points, according »

The Power Line Show, Episode 9: Jay Cost on Political Corruption

Featured image The gang assembled to tape Episode 9 of the Power Line Show this afternoon. I couldn’t make it, but Steve, Paul and Scott all turned up. Their guest was Jay Cost, author of A Republic No More: Big Government and the Rise of American Political Corruption. They finished out the show by discussing the news of the day, including the Brian Williams fiasco, with a fond recollection of Dan Rather, »

The Power Line Show, Episode 8: Exploring Contemporary Conservative Political Philosophy

Featured image This afternoon we recorded an extraordinary edition of the Power Line Show: Steve Hayward and Scott Johnson talking about two of the towering conservative intellects of their generation, Harry Jaffa and Walter Berns, life-long allies and antagonists who died on the same day earlier this month. Steve studied under Jaffa (who was a pupil of Leo Strauss) and later was a colleague of Berns; Scott is a long-time student of »

The Power Line Show, Episode 7: Claire Berlinski Reporting From Paris

Featured image Journalist and novelist Claire Berlinski was a witness to the Charlie Hebdo attack and has followed subsequent events from her home in Paris. We caught up with her an hour or two ago to get her impressions of the last few days, and what they will mean for French society, law enforcement and anti-terror efforts. The conversation is lively, and the news is up to the minute. Simply tap above »

The Power Line Show: Episode 6

Featured image Last night, a partial Power Line crew–Steve and I–got together to talk over the news of the day. We picked up where Scott’s explosive interview with Sharyl Attkisson left off, and went on to talk about the rebellion that wasn’t in the House of Representatives, what really happened to Harry Reid, and Power Line’s first ever Kirby Delauter Award. This is a relatively short podcast since we released the Attkisson »