It’s been four years since I turned in the manuscript for my cult classic book about the serious challenges facing the Republican Party, Too Dumb to Fail. A lot has changed since then, so I thought it might be fun to revisit the book and see what stands the test of time (and what doesn’t). During this conversation with Chris Novembrino’s “Don’t Worry About The Government” podcast, we look back at Too Dumb to Fail to see how relevant it still is today.
Jeremy Peters, a New York Times reporter, talks with Matt about becoming a reporter, the conservative movement, the tea party, and Donald Trump. 3:00 minute mark – “Otherness” is working 5:45 – Palin on Steroids 9:00 – Rust belt for Trump 11 – Tea Party abandons fiscal responsibility 18 – The Left has gone Radical […]
Chuck Klosterman is the bestselling author of eight books of nonfiction and two novels. He also served as the Ethicist for The New York Times Magazine for three years. During this podcast, Chuck and Matt discuss Donald Trump and the impeachment story, cancel culture and whether conservatism is the new “punk rock,” the perils of Twitter, and the brilliance of Sylvester Stallone’s First Blood.
Scott Lincicome is an international trade attorney, an Adjunct Scholar with the Cato Institute, and a Senior Visiting Lecturer at Duke University Law School where he teaches a course on international trade law. During this podcast conversation, he and Matt discuss Donald Trump’s tariffs.
Former Congressman Joe Walsh talks about his New York Times op-ed, “Trump Needs a Primary Challenge.”
Peter Wehner is a Senior Fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center, a contributing opinion writer for the New York Times, and a contributing editor for The Atlantic magazine. During this podcast discussion, he joins Matt to talk about his latest book, The Death of Politics: How to Heal Our Frayed Republic After Trump.