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Social Security is Now Broke!?

That’s a fact…says National Review’s Kevin Williamson.

Debt and Deficit, Guests, Interviews, Kevin Williamson, National Review, Righties

Michelle Bachmann’s Rebuttal

Why is Michelle Bachmann speaking for the Tea Party? And why did she give a rebuttal to the State of the Union? And why did she stare at the nation’s collective left ear? None if it sat well with me.

Guests, National Review, Politics, Righties

Sell Me on the Pledge

I am not inspired by the Pledge to America. I did not find it bold. I did not find it adequate. So I asked Dan Foster to sell me on the Pledge. Dan tells me the Pledge is humble, it’s intended as a “Vote Republican” sales brochure, and it lays out realistic goals. I ask: […]

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A Pre-Post-Mortem: Why are Voters Turning on Democrats?

Jonah Goldberg offers a pre-post-mortem on how it is, two short years after the voters gave them complete control of the elected government, the Democrats are poised to lose the House. I ask Jonah to give me the main reason voters have turned on Democrats. Possibilities: 1. Voters like progressive ideas in the abstract but […]

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NRSC vs. Conservatives

I can’t help but wonder why, in one Republican senatorial primary after another, establishment Republicans (the NRSC and John Cornyn) pick, endorse and back the less-conservative, eventual loser. Jim Geraghty explains that it is because the NRSC’s job is to elect Republicans, not conservatives. So disappointing…

Guests, Interviews, National Review, Politics, Righties

Would You Rather Have 60 Lindsey Grahams or 40 Jim DeMints?

I’m in the 40 DeMints camp. Filibuster everything. Shut the do-gooders down. I’m with George Will who said “Gridlock is not an American problem. Gridlock is an American achievement.” The concept of “getting something done” plays into progressives hands. I want idle – do no harm government. Unless of course, you’re using those 60 votes […]

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Should the Left be Condemned for their Islamist Alliance?

This is Part 2 of my debate with Andy McCarthy, author of The Grand Jihad, on the Islamist-Left alliance. In this interview I ask Andy — even if we grant that there is an alliance between Islamists and the Left — can we condemn the Left for this alliance? I ask: if there are two […]

Andy McCarthy, Guests, Interviews, Islam, National Review, Religion, Righties

Is there an Islamist-Left Alliance?

Andy McCarthy says the Left – the hard Left, the Obama Left (his words) – and Islamists have an alliance to take down a common enemy: the freedom culture. He says that both the Left and Islamists want to see an authoritarian state and gives specific examples of how these two groups have partnered. I […]

Andy McCarthy, Guests, Interviews, Islam, National Review, Politics, Religion, Righties

Is Islam the Problem?

Andy McCarthy and I discuss whether the challenge that confronts the West is Islam itself. 1:20 – Is Islam an inherently violent religion? 1:45 – How can you explain the hundreds of millions of peace-loving Muslims? 2:35 – Andy explains the difference between Muslims, Islamists, and jihadists. 4:15 – What is Sharia, and why is […]

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Are Progressives Irrelevant?

Blanche Lincoln survived an attack from her left from union-backed Lt. Gov Bill Halter to win the Democratic nomination for Senate in Arkansas. Earlier this week, National Review’s Ramesh Ponnuru said Arkansas shows that Democrats shouldn’t worry about attacks from the left and that the progressive wing of the Left is irrelevant. Bob Costa and […]

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