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Wonky Town: Hi Hillary

  Patrick and Reihan discuss Hillary Clinton’s recent major economic policy speech and her flawed prescriptions for solving the problem of stagnant wages — new protections for the ailing organized-labor movement, for instance ...

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Wonky Town: SCOTUS Wonks

  Patrick and Reihan discuss the legal and political aspects of the King v. Burwell case concerning Obamacare subsidies, and sort through conservative confusion over the trade deal. Bonus: Reihan likes a ...

Wonky Town: Hucksterism

  Reihan and Patrick consider recent fiscal policy views from the Republican presidential contenders and a particularly insane urban-planning idea out in San Francisco. Discuss this episode at Ricochet. 

Wonky Town: Riots in Wonky Town

  Reihan and Patrick look at questions surrounding the riots in Baltimore this week: What can conservatives bring to the discussion about inner cities, criminal justice, and policing? Discuss this episode ...

Wonky Town: The Rubio Bump

Reihan and Patrick discuss whether Rubio’s policies, especially his tax plans, can back up his rhetoric about valuing working Americans. Plus, Reihan explains the troubling housing-policy lessons viewers of Netflix’s ...

Welcome to Wonky Town

Welcome to the newest Ricochet/National Review podcast, featuring up-to-date commentary on the intersection of politics, policy, and economics from National Review’s Reihan Salam and Patrick Brennan. This week: Can Ted ...