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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 »

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 »