Archive for March, 2018

Andrew Sullivan On Why We’re Miserable

Andrew Sullivan talks about his latest piece for New York Magazine,The World Is Better Than Ever. Why Are We Miserable?”

Ed Morrissey to Dems: Settle Down

HotAir’s Ed Morrissey discusses his latest column for The Week, “Settle down, Democrats,” which argues that special elections are not predictive of mid-term success.

Arthur Brooks (Rebroadcast)

After 10 years as head of the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), Arthur Brooks has announced he will be stepping down from his post. Back in 2015, he came on the podcast to discuss his book titled: “The Conservative Heart: How to Build a Fairer, Happier, and More Prosperous America.” (Rebroadcast.)

Tillerson and Tariffs

Historian David Pietrusza joins Matt to discuss the firing of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson–and why so few cabinet members ever get axed. He also talks about the history of protective tariffs.

Larry Kudlow (Rebroadcast)

Larry Kudlow is the top contender to replace Gary Cohn as Donald Trump’s top economic advisor. So it’s a perfect time to revisit his discussion with Matt about  JFK, Ronald Reagan, and the concerns over Trump’s protectionist trade policies.

How Democracies Die

Harvard University professors Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt join Matt to discuss their new book “How Democracies Die.”

Trippi on Civility in Politics

Joe Trippi returns to the podcast to discuss his work for Doug Jones in Alabama–and whether Jones’ victory over Roy Moore signals that there is a market for civility and compromise in politics.

Michael Steele

Former RNC Chairman Michael Steele talks with Matt about the CPAC controversy and his background as an adopted son who started off with plans to enter the priesthood. They also discuss his decision to join the GOP in 1976, his friendship with Mike Tyson and hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons, and the controversy over RNC staffers who went to a “bondage-themed nightclub” while he was party chairman.

Dems lead by 15 points on generic House ballot

Bill Scher joins the podcast to talk about how Dems lead in the generic ballot by 15 points.  Bill and Matt also get into Trump’s proposed steel tariffs, Trump’s attacks on Attorney General Jeff Sessions, and Bill’s new book proposal.

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