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Episode 157: Farewell Address

As David moves on from National Review and from the Ordered Liberty podcast, David and Alexandra thank the listeners, talk about Syria and Ukraine, and discuss a surprising moment in ...

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Episode 156: Woke Capital’s Day of Reckoning

The progressive backlash against the NBA and what it means for the future of progressive corporate activism, the politics of impeachment, and a moral and strategic lamentation over the betrayal ...

Episode 155: Ukraine, Life, and Law

Breaking down the latest in the Ukraine controversy, a terrible scandal involving fetal remains, and recent victories for religious liberty.

Episode 153: Trump’s Ukrainian Blues

David and Alexandra discuss Alexandra’s abortion debate at Yale, break down Trump’s Ukraine scandal, explain Biden’s problems, and then end by sharing stories of weightlifting greatness.

Episode 151: Why Viewpoint Neutrality Is Worth Defending

David and Alexandra discuss last week’s liberalism debate at Catholic University, hyper-partisanship and Elizabeth Warren’s unconstitutional proposals, and the latest abortion polling from Pew Research Center.

Episode 148: Warren’s Surge, Trump’s Woes

The meaning of the Warren polling surge and the Trump polling slump, who is the "least unappealing" Democrat, two members of "Squad" are caught partnering with vicious anti-Semites, and some ...

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Government Misconduct Frees Cliven Bundy

Politically charged prosecutions — even ones that are thoroughly justified — often end badly for the justice system. So it appears with the federal prosecutions of Cliven Bundy and his sons. The government blew its case against Bundy's sons by overcharging them, resulting in a jury acquittal in 2016. Today, ... Read More

Government Misconduct Frees Cliven Bundy

Politically charged prosecutions — even ones that are thoroughly justified — often end badly for the justice system. So it appears with the federal prosecutions of Cliven Bundy and his sons. The government blew its case against Bundy's sons by overcharging them, resulting in a jury acquittal in 2016. Today, ... Read More

Republicans Could Hold the Senate Even If Trump Loses

Republican fears of an electoral disaster for the Senate GOP are well-founded. They could narrowly lose control of the upper chamber. They could suffer a Chernobyl-like meltdown. But the conventional wisdom seems to have grown too bearish on the GOP odds of holding the Senate. The defeat of the deeply ... Read More

Republicans Could Hold the Senate Even If Trump Loses

Republican fears of an electoral disaster for the Senate GOP are well-founded. They could narrowly lose control of the upper chamber. They could suffer a Chernobyl-like meltdown. But the conventional wisdom seems to have grown too bearish on the GOP odds of holding the Senate. The defeat of the deeply ... Read More

The Year of Resentment

Political journalists, commentators, pundits, and flacks often engage in their work in a year like this with a world-weary, if not depressed, attitude. And given the oddly low metabolism of our presidential campaign, who could blame them? Donald Trump isn’t able to do the rallies that energized him and his ... Read More

The Year of Resentment

Political journalists, commentators, pundits, and flacks often engage in their work in a year like this with a world-weary, if not depressed, attitude. And given the oddly low metabolism of our presidential campaign, who could blame them? Donald Trump isn’t able to do the rallies that energized him and his ... Read More

Tom Cotton Introduces Campus Free-Speech Bill

I am pleased to announce that today Senator Tom Cotton has introduced the “Campus Free Speech Restoration Act” (CAFSRA). Under CAFSRA, public colleges and universities that promulgate restrictive speech codes, so-called free-speech zones, and other unconstitutional speech policies will lose their eligibility ... Read More

Tom Cotton Introduces Campus Free-Speech Bill

I am pleased to announce that today Senator Tom Cotton has introduced the “Campus Free Speech Restoration Act” (CAFSRA). Under CAFSRA, public colleges and universities that promulgate restrictive speech codes, so-called free-speech zones, and other unconstitutional speech policies will lose their eligibility ... Read More

Laughing at Beyoncé’s Absolute Monarchy

Back in the Nineties, when hip-hop zealots questioned the intelligence of Beyoncé songs like Destiny’s Child’s careerist anthem “Survivor” and the sex-as-junk-food hit “Bootylicious,” there was little regard for the female agency that she now channels into an intersectional act, trading on gender and ... Read More

Laughing at Beyoncé’s Absolute Monarchy

Back in the Nineties, when hip-hop zealots questioned the intelligence of Beyoncé songs like Destiny’s Child’s careerist anthem “Survivor” and the sex-as-junk-food hit “Bootylicious,” there was little regard for the female agency that she now channels into an intersectional act, trading on gender and ... Read More