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Need to Know: Big Book Shakes Washington

  The new year begins with a behind the scenes book that President Trump is attempting to suppress. Jay and Mona consider its merits or faults. This leads to a ...

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Need to Know: Starry Night

  NTK reviews the week’s news – and 2017’s, and then reflects on a little known Romanian heroine, a New Jersey senator who stood up to Andrew Jackson (his descendant is ...

Need to Know: Sadder but Wiser

  Moore is gone. Is Bannonism? Could you imagine voting for a Democrat? Do you fall in love with politicians? Some of the questions Jay and Mona tackle this week. ...

Need to Know: What the 2017 Elections Mean

  Jay and Mona chew over the election results and ask whether the Republican civil war is on or off. They also consider Chief of Staff Kelly’s comments about China, ...

Need to Know: Designated Hitter

  That could describe Charlie Sykes – a powerful batter for truth, conservative ideas, and integrity. He joins to talk about his new book How The Right Lost Its Mind. Discuss this ...

Need to Know: The Bolsheviks at 100

  Jay and Mona reflect on New York City’s glorious renewal, the work of great philanthropists, the worth of work in general, Putin’s Kafkaesque assault on truth, and a grim anniversary, ...

Need to Know: Doglessness

  Jay and Mona talk gossip — the morality of it. They don’t traffic in it. They offer their take on the week’s imbroglios, and touch on GWB, Harvey Weinstein, Colin ...

Need to Know: Non-belonging

Is the word ‘conservative’ up for grabs? Does lying matter? What Harvey Weinstein should have said. Who’s worse: Trump or Pence?

Need to Know: Swamp Creatures

Avik Roy joins Jay and Mona then turn to the Las Vegas massacre, Tom Price’s departure, going easy on Trump, and Mona’s experience at a rock concert.

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Elections

The Post-Election Madness Gets Worse

On the menu today: Two lawyers who aren’t formally on the president’s legal team but who keep filing lawsuits on his behalf tell Georgia Republicans to not vote in the Senate runoffs; Michael Flynn endorses a call for “limited martial law” and a “re-vote” of the presidential election; and the ... Read More
Elections

The Post-Election Madness Gets Worse

On the menu today: Two lawyers who aren’t formally on the president’s legal team but who keep filing lawsuits on his behalf tell Georgia Republicans to not vote in the Senate runoffs; Michael Flynn endorses a call for “limited martial law” and a “re-vote” of the presidential election; and the ... Read More
White House

Trump’s Disgraceful Endgame

President Trump said the other day that he’d leave office if he loses the vote of the Electoral College on December 14. This is not the kind of assurance presidents of the United States typically need to make, but it was noteworthy given Trump’s disgraceful conduct since losing his bid for reelection to ... Read More
White House

Trump’s Disgraceful Endgame

President Trump said the other day that he’d leave office if he loses the vote of the Electoral College on December 14. This is not the kind of assurance presidents of the United States typically need to make, but it was noteworthy given Trump’s disgraceful conduct since losing his bid for reelection to ... Read More
Law & the Courts

The NLRB’s Humorless Insensibility

The text of the National Labor Relations Act does not, so far as we can tell, require the National Labor Relations Board or its personnel to have their sense of humor surgically removed. Nor does it prohibit the NLRB’s judicial proceedings from considering context, common sense, or elementary reality in making ... Read More
Law & the Courts

The NLRB’s Humorless Insensibility

The text of the National Labor Relations Act does not, so far as we can tell, require the National Labor Relations Board or its personnel to have their sense of humor surgically removed. Nor does it prohibit the NLRB’s judicial proceedings from considering context, common sense, or elementary reality in making ... Read More