Interviews

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

Defund Obamacare

National Review’s Kevin Williamson disagrees with Charles Krauthammer (audible gasp!) and says Republicans should pursue defunding Obamacare.

Guests, Health Care, Interviews, Kevin Williamson, Politics

Is the Tea Party Libertarian?

Ron Paul wins a CPAC straw poll for president. Tea Party backed senatorial candidates Rand Paul, Joe Miller, Mike Lee, and Ron Johnson espouse libertarian ideals. And Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged is on the best seller list again.

Debt and Deficit, Guests, Interviews, Politics

Should Defense Be Exempt from Cuts?

Reason’s Nick Gillespie says it’s absurd to think that the Department of Defense should be exempt from spending cuts or claim a dedicated percentage of GDP. He says there is no way the defense spending levels required in the 80s, when there was a true threat from the Soviet Union, can be justified because of […]

Interviews, Terrorism

The Future of the Turkey-US Alliance

Turkey begins debate today on whether it will allow a US-led NATO plan to build a missile-defense shield against rogue states. From the Wall Street Journal (10/22): For most NATO members, the shield is an insurance policy against a potential missile threat from Iran… For Turkey, however, … the plan risks forcing Ankara to choose […]

Guests, Interviews, Iran, Islam, Religion

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: […]

Guests, Interviews, National Review, Politics, Righties

Why Won’t Sooper Trev Come Out of the Closet?

So…I met this gay guy on the internet………………and it turns out he’s the infamously closeted Sooper Trev. Trev says he is a guy that experiences same-sex-attraction, but he’s chosen to keep that part of himself in the closet. Except online – where his very out. So I asked Trev to answer a few questions, so […]

Interviews

Meet the Modern Whig Party

Last week I spoke to Andrew Evans, Chairman of the Modern Whig Party. The Modern Whig Party is a centrist political party that hopes to focus on each issue individually – without any tie to ideology – and to “find solutions that work.” But I worry, and ask, if Modern Whigs are unprincipled. I also […]

Interviews, Politics

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 […]

Guests, Interviews, National Review, Righties