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WFB and the Presidents

My latest Bookmonger podcast is with Alvin S. Felzenberg, author of A Man and His Presidents: The Political Odyssey of William F. Buckley Jr. We discuss how Buckley met Reagan, what Buckley thought about Reagan’s nomination of Sandra Day O’Connor to the Supreme Court, and what Buckley would have thought about President Trump.

John J. Miller — John J. Miller is the national correspondent for National Review and the director of the Dow Journalism Program at Hillsdale College. His new book is Reading Around: Journalism on Authors, Artists, and Ideas.

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Why Is Lin-Manuel Miranda Throwing Away His Shot?

Everybody needs a vacation, and after Hamilton maybe Lin-Manuel Miranda needed one more than most. At some point, though, relaxing becomes loafing. Miranda has a wonderful gift, but what he’s done with it lately is unconscionable. This week marks four years since Miranda’s musical masterpiece Hamilton ... Read More