Despite the criticisms made about President Trump’s bombastic behavior and conduct, his base has stuck with him throughout because he taps into a movement that’s so much bigger than him. What movement is that exactly? That would be the national populist movement
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Despite the criticisms made about President Trump’s bombastic behavior and conduct, his base has stuck with him throughout because he taps into a movement that’s so much bigger than him. What movement is that exactly? That would be the national populist movement. It’s an ideology that directly challenges the global neoliberal status quo, which inherently favors the elites over the working class. My guest today is Ryan Girdusky, he’s the co-author of “They’re Not Listening: How the Elites created the National Populist Revolution.” On today’s show, we’re going to discuss what the national populist movement is, how Trump fits into the movement, and what their goals are in 2020 and beyond.

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“Defund the Police,” that’s the talking point being used by many protesters demanding accountability from local law enforcement following the deaths of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor this year. What does it mean? That depends on who you ask. Some want to abolish police entirely, while others believe they simply want to reform how police departments and officers operate. Libertarians have arguably been the most consistent group calling for police reform before the topic was considered mainstream, wanting to address qualified immunity and police unions first. My guest today is Zuri Davis, she’s an assistant editor at Reason. On today’s show, we’re going to discuss where we are in the debate about policing and systemic racism, the role qualified immunity and police unions have, and how to address the topic of reform.

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China’s legislature approved a controversial new security bill nearly unanimously to implement on the semi-autonomous territory of Hong Kong that bans secession, subversion of state power, terrorism, foreign intervention, and allows mainland China to operate its state security agencies in the city. In other words, Hong Kong is losing its autonomy. My guest today is Andrew Blasi, he’s a director at Crowell & Moring International, an international trade firm. On today’s show, we’re going to discuss exactly what is happening between Hong Kong and mainland China, how it affects every day Americans, and what we can expect in the future for U.S.-China relations.

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America is tearing itself apart. Massive social unrest has swept through the nation following the murder of George Floyd by Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin. Peaceful protests demanding more police accountability were soon hijacked by bad actors and turned many of the protests into riots, which included looting, destruction of businesses and property, and violence that have left people dead and brutally injured on both sides. My guest today is Barrett Holmes Pitner, he’s a writer, philosopher, and founder of the cultural think tank, the Sustainable Culture Lab. On today’s show, we’re going to discuss the fallout of George Floyd’s murder, the political and social ramifications, and ways Americans can solve the root cause of the problem.

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To borrow an old adage, the truth lies somewhere in the middle. That has never been more appropriate for the latest line of attack by President Trump against his predecessor, dubbed simply as “Obamagate.” What is Obamagate? Trump believes it was a conspiracy to at the very least undermine his presidency, if not, completely oust him from Office in an act of subversion, a coup d’etat, if you will. Meanwhile, Trump’s critics would just chalk it up to being a conspiracy theory and move on. Who’s right in this debate? My guest today is Jerry Dunleavy, he’s a reporter covering the Justice Department for the Washington Examiner. On today’s show, we’re going to cut through a lot of the misinformation and analyze what Obamagate really is, the role Michael Flynn played in all of this, and whether former President Barack Obama really did what Trump accuses him of.

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Coronavirus has drawn many parallels to the Spanish Flu pandemic over a hundred years ago where tens of millions of people died. However, coronavirus might have more in common with the smallpox outbreak during the American Revolutionary War, where more soldiers in General George Washington’s Continental Army died from disease, not British bullets or cannons. My guest today is Richard Lim, he’s the host of the historical podcast titled, “This American President.” On today’s show, we’re going to look at the historical parallels of the coronavirus between the Spanish Flu pandemic of 1918 and the smallpox epidemic in the late 18th century and discuss what lessons we can learn from history to combat viral outbreaks today.

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The #MeToo movement has culminated into one of your all-time backfires. Joe Biden, one of the main proponents of having victims speak up about being the targets of sexual harassment, sexual assault, and rape, has been accused of sexual assault by Tara Reade, a former Senate staffer who worked in Biden’s office in the early 90s. My guest today is Emily Larsen, she’s a political reporter with the Washington Examiner. On today’s show, we’re going to look at Reade’s sexual assault allegations made against Biden, whether her account stands up to scrutiny, and what might happen going forward.

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Kim Jong Un is dying. Or at least that’s what we thought for almost two weeks. When you think about it, all of us are dying. But when it comes to the Hermit Kingdom, Kim Jong Un gave the world a “scare,” if you can call it one, that he was in “grave danger” following surgery or that he was on his deathbed. So, what exactly is going on in North Korea? My guest today is Rebeccah Heinrichs, she’s a senior fellow at the Hudson Institute and an expert in nuclear deterrence and missile defense. On today’s show, we’re going to look at the situation surrounding Kim Jong Un, how it came to be reported that he was nearly dead, and how to deal with the North Korean regime going forward. “Hashing it Out” is a podcast hosted by Siraj Hashmi, Washington Examiner’s commentary video editor and writer. Each episode includes a political guest to offer historical context of the news and politics of the day and insight into how we got to where we are. If you want to find the deeper meaning behind current events, then “Hashing it Out” is the podcast for you.

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The debate over who is the greatest basketball player of all time between Michael Jordan and LeBron James was re-energized after the release of the 10-part documentary “The Last Dance,” focusing on Jordan’s career with the Chicago Bulls and the lead up to his sixth and final NBA title during the 1997-98 season. For those who grew up or simply lived through the Jordan era of the 1980s and 90s, it was peak nostalgia, but also a reminder that His Airness still holds the crown and not King James. My guest today is a good friend of mine, Noah Northcott-Grant, a teacher in Baltimore, Maryland. We went to college together and since he’s an avid basketball fan and wonk, I could think of no one better to join me and talk about it. On today’s show, we’re going to examine the Jordan-LeBron GOAT debate, how “The Last Dance” came to be, and how different the NBA has become over the years.

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In Bernie’s Dream Deferred Pt. 1, we covered some of the failings of Bernie Sanders’ 2020 presidential campaign and touched on some of the aspects of the progressive movement. In Pt. 2, we’re speaking with Nomiki Konst and taking a deeper dive into the progressive movement, looking at the association it has with socialism. The “socialist” label is something that some progressives have tried to disassociate themselves from, while others have fully embraced it. Nomiki Konst is a former surrogate for Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaigns in 2016 and 2020 and host of “The Nomiki Show.” Additionally in Pt. 2, we’re going to look at the struggles that the progressive movement has had with the Democratic establishment, and unpack some of the seldomly discussed aspects of the Democratic party that could’ve made the difference between Bernie Sanders twice-failed presidential candidate to President Bernie Sanders.

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Bernie Sanders was incredibly close to nabbing the Democratic nomination in 2020, until the Democratic establishment coalesced behind Joe Biden. Less than 40 days after a disappointing Super Tuesday result, Sanders dropped out of the presidential race and endorsed Biden, ensuring that the progressive takeover of the Democratic party would have to wait another four years. My guest today is Emma Vigeland, she’s a correspondent with TYT Network. On today’s show, we’re going to discuss Bernie’s presidential run, the impact he had on the progressive movement, and where it goes from here.

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As the coronavirus was classified as a pandemic by the World Health Organization in early March, the State Department undertook a massive effort to bring tens of thousands of Americans abroad back home to the United States. But that’s just one of the many challenges facing the State Department. On top of that, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has to walk a fine line with the Chinese, Iranian, and Russian governments for disinformation campaigns about the virus and ensure human rights standards are being met. My guest today is Morgan Ortagus, she’s the State Department spokesperson. On today’s show, we’re going to examine the inner workings behind the State Department’s repatriation efforts during the coronavirus pandemic, how the U.S. should respond to its adversaries, and the cost of diplomacy.

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While the public health battle continues around the world to combat the coronavirus pandemic, world leaders are grumbling about the Chinese government’s negligence and mishandling of the virus’s outbreak. Multiple reports have shown that the Chinese government silenced doctors who were ringing the alarm in Wuhan in late 2019/early 2020. In addition to that, the U.S. intelligence community concluded that the Chinese government concealed the extent of the coronavirus outbreak, saying that they under-reported both total cases and deaths from the virus. My guest today is Jonathan Soo Hoo, he’s a Chinese American political consultant, lawyer, and economist. On today’s show, we’re going to examine the role that China played in the coronavirus outbreak, what the Trump administration has done so far to respond to it, and how they should go forward with dealing with the Chinese government.

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In an effort to provide immediate economic relief during the coronavirus pandemic, Congress passed a $2 trillion stimulus bill, funding all different areas of the American economy, from small businesses to large corporations to individuals out of work because of the virus. My guest today is Lance Gooden, he’s a Republican congressman from the 5th district in Texas. On today’s show, we’re going to examine the $2 trillion stimulus package, the public health response to coronavirus, and what to expect going forward.

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The coronavirus, COVID-19, which originated in Wuhan, China in late 2019, has reached global pandemic levels, impacting the lives of virtually every person on the planet. President Trump declared a national emergency to combat and contain the spread of the virus. Meanwhile, economies around the world have been tanking in direct response to the outbreak. Businesses and schools have shut down. And no one is really certain how long it will last. My guest today is Andrew Blasi, he’s a director of Crowell & Moring International, a leading international trade and regulatory affairs consulting firm headquartered in Washington, D.C. On today’s show, we’re going to discuss the coronavirus, how we got here, what’s the state of play now, and what’s next on the horizon.

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For the last decade, social justice on college campuses has changed American culture. Instead of the best and brightest rising to the top, we’ve been subjected to seeing the worst ideas and the worst people seizing the spotlight. A lot of it has to do with the struggle between the so-called “privileged” and those claiming “victim” status. My guest today is Eddie Scarry, he’s a commentary writer with the Washington Examiner and author of the new book, “Privileged Victims: How America’s Culture Fascists Hijacked the Country and Elevated its Worst People.” On today’s show, we’re going to take a dive deep into what exactly is a privileged victim, how they’ve impacted our society, and ways to challenge them.

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In 2019, Congressman Devin Nunes filed several defamation lawsuits for spreading false statements he feels have harmed his reputation. Among those named in those lawsuits include the social media platform Twitter, two anonymous Twitter users (Devin Nunes’ Mom and Devin Nunes’ Cow), the media outlets McClatchy, through its subsidiary the Fresno Bee, CNN, and Ryan Lizza. My guest today is Liz Mair, she’s the president of the political consulting group, Mair Strategies, and is among the defendants in two of Nunes’ lawsuits, which seeks $400 million in damages. On today’s show, we’re going to take a dive deep into what’s in those lawsuits, what Nunes is arguing, and what’s Mair’s defense.

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Democrats, Republicans, progressives, conservatives, and libertarians all have a vision on how to make America (and the world) a better place to live in, yet instead of working together, they’re constantly screaming at each other. Individuals who are passionate about politics tend to engage in some form of tribalism where their loyalty to a certain group has created a breakdown in civility. My guest is Andrew Heaton, he’s a comedian and host of “The Political Orphanage.” On today’s show, we’re going to analyze how bad civility in politics has gotten from tribalism, how it’s evolved in the age of social media, and what can be done so that people aren’t going at each other’s throats.

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Since its founding, the Chinese Communist Party have detained millions of its own citizens and sent them to facilities to be re-educated in the ways of advancing the communist agenda. In recent years, approximately 1 million Chinese Uighurs in the Xinjiang province have been detained in modern day concentration camps for the crime of practicing their Islamic faith. My guest today is Olivia Enos, senior policy analyst at the Asian Studies Center at the Heritage Foundation. On today’s show, we’re going to discuss what the Chinese Communist Party is doing with the Uighurs, how badly they’re being treated, and what outside powers can do to put an end to it.

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