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Episode 51: A Ghastly Column

David and Alexandra respond to the Washington Post's Ruth Marcus and her support for aborting children with Down syndrome.

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Episode 50: Are Evangelicals Hysterical?

David and Alexandra discuss their podcast's strange new name, Michael Gerson's critique of evangelicals in The Atlantic, and the Christian community's real sin in the age of Trump.

Episode 45: The Real Threat to Religious Liberty

David and Alexandra talk about social justice pile-ons and capitulating Christians—including how Americans lose religious liberty even when the government doesn't act. They wind up with a discussion of the ...

Episode 44: Crisis of Responsibility

David and Alexandra talk to David Bahnsen about his new book -- born out of the financial crisis -- and how both major parties are failing to address the crisis ...

Episode 43: Pray to Win

David and Alexandra tackle religion in football, blitz through some important new #MeToo statistics, and ask Congress not to punt on its constitutional authority to declare war. Pictured: Philadelphia Eagles quarterback ...

Episode 42: Of Mice and Memos

David and Alexandra talk about the flaws in “the memo,” the silliness of feminists attacking adoption, and ask when Hollywood will get off its high moral horse. (Photo: Jim Bourg/Reuters) You can ...

Episode 41: Russia, Russia, Russia

David rants about the continued failure to release relevant documents in the Russia investigation and maps out where we might go from here. Alexandra details yet another act of campus ...

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Political Clans Choose Public Life

Announcing that she has filed for divorce from her husband, Donald Trump Jr., Vanessa Trump wrote: “We ask for your privacy at this time.” That isn’t quite what she meant — apparently, nobody in the Trump family ever will speak English as fluently as Melania — but the sentiment was predictable enough. ... Read More


Happy Saint Patrick’s Day, everyone. Hope it has been a good one. Yesterday, I had a tale in my Impromptus column. I had been to Harvard, to conduct a couple of interviews, and I waxed nostalgic. In Widener Library, there are bag-checkers -- people checking your bags on your way out. Ages ago, there was this ... Read More

Two Truth-Tellers, Brave as Hell

Yesterday, the Human Rights Foundation hosted an event they called “PutinCon” -- a conference devoted to the Russian “president,” Vladimir Putin: his rise and his deeds, both at home and abroad. Participating were both Russians and well-wishing foreigners. It was, above all, a day of truth-telling -- a ... Read More


EMPIRICAL   As I can fathom neither endlessness nor the miracle work of deities, I hypothesize, assume, and guess.   The fact that I love you and you love me is all I can prove and proves me. — This poem appears in the April 2 print issue of National Review. Read More
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Rolling Back Dodd-Frank

The Senate on Wednesday passed a bill that would roll back parts of Dodd-Frank. The vote was 67–31, with 17 members of the Democratic caucus breaking party lines. If the legislation passes the House and is signed, it will be the largest change to the controversial financial-reform package since it became law in ... Read More
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Samantha Power Regrets

‘I’ve had a lot of bad ideas in my life,” former U.N. ambassador Samantha Power tells Politico. “Though none as immortalized as that one.” Wow. It’s a major concession. And what might “that one” be? Not standing idly by in the White House while Iranians protested a fixed election in 2009, then ... Read More