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Day of the Drones



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On a special Presidents’ Day/Valentine’s Day edition of Law Talk with Epstein & Yoo, what could be more romantic than a long, detailed, and fascinating conversation about drones.

Cruz Control



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In this first episode of Beltway Buzz, Robert Costa and Andrew Stiles discuss the State of the Union speech, the rise of Ted Cruz, the Hagel nomination, Boehner’s calculation, and offer some advice for how Senate Republicans ought to proceed this session.

Water-Gate



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This week on Need To Know: full SOTU coverage, Mona’s unlikely pen-pal, minimum wage and McJobs, horrors! — we’re losing to China on solar energy, universal pre-school, thoughts on Rubio, and meet Jay’s new hero — Elton John.

Where the Boys Are



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<p>This week on <em>Need To Know</em>, Jay and Mona talk to author, columnist, and AEI scholar Christina Hoff Sommers, who discusses her latest piece, &ldquo;The Boys At The Back.&rdquo; It&rsquo;s a provocative and important conversation for anyone that has children or cares about them.</p>

Central Casting Mayors



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The three musketeers of media politics discuss the passing of Ed Koch, chain stores on the Upper West Side, Barnes & Noble is the bad guy, the changing business model of showbiz, conservatives on cable, conservative movies — and Oscar picks!

Recess Appointments



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<p>This week on&nbsp;<i>Law Talk with Epstein and Yoo,&nbsp;</i>the Professors and Troy Senik discuss why recess appointments ought to be banished, take opposite sides in the Aaron Swartz case, and ponder why law school applications seem to be dropping.</p>

Hizzoner



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This week, a double shot of Need To Know. Jay and Mona welcome National Review editor Rich Lowry to discuss immigration and the rift on the right over this issue. Then, they remember Mayor Ed Koch, discuss women in combat, wince over John Kerry, marvel at Al Gore, and are awed by George W. Bush.

Anything Goes



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This week on Need To Know, a special edition recorded at last weekend’s National Review Institute Summit. Mona and Jay welcome author Mark Steyn, author Amity Schlaes, and Ben Parker (aka Mona’s son).

Live at the NRI Summit



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From the National Review Institute Summit in Washington, D.C., here’s the Night Owl session with Jonah Goldberg, Mark Steyn, and Rob Long. They riff on, well, everything.

Kids as Props



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This week on Need To Know, the NYT blows the lid off of winter weather around the world, controlling guns Obama style, and children as props.

Unintended Consequences



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This week on Law Talk with Epstein and Yoo, a frank discussion on guns, and the Professors’ opinions on Clarence Thomas making his first utterance in court in years.

With Russ Roberts



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Hoover economist Russ Roberts joins Mona and Jay to discuss the trillion-dollar coin, what Milton would do, the great depression versus our great recession, and whether or not a WWII-type spending program would help the economy.

Trillion-Dollar Coins



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This week our merry band of gentlemen and gentile riff on funiculars, Al Gore and Al-Jazeera, Obama’s women cabinet officers, Chuck Hagel, and yes, trillion-dollar coins.

People Watching



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This week on Need To Know with Mona Charen and Jay Nordlinger, Mona and Jay discuss jumping off the fiscal cliff, leave John Boehner alone, exactly what is the deal with Hillary Clinton, Chris Christie’s largesse, and Jay sticks up for Mitt. 

The Christmas Special



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This week on the show informally known as GLoP, a look at the horrific shootings in Connecticut with a discussion about dealing with the mentally ill. Plus, a look at Hanukah versus Christmas. 

With Bret Stephens



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<p>This week on&nbsp;<i>Need To Know,&nbsp;</i>Bret Stephens &nbsp;&amp;#151; &nbsp;foreign-affairs columnist for the&nbsp;<i>Wall Street Journal &nbsp;&amp;#151; &nbsp;</i>joins Jay and Mona to discuss Susan Rice&rsquo;s withdrawal from consideration for secretary of state.&nbsp;</p>

The Wedding March



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This week on Need to Know, Jay and Mona welcome The Weekly Standard’s Jonathan V. Last to discuss his latest piece, “A Nation of Singles.”

That’s Not Easy



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<p>This week on&nbsp;<i>Need To Know</i>,&nbsp;Mona Charen and Jay Nordlinger mull the election results, re-cap the NR cruise, and give some tough love to the Republican party.&nbsp;</p>

A Moment with Bolton



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Mona Charen and Jay Nordlinger welcome former Ambassador to the U.N. John Bolton for a discussion on Mitt Romney’s foreign policy positions. 

Russian Dressing



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Jay Nordlinger and Mona Charen cover the presidential debate at Hofstra and more. 

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