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Ben plays the guest as Jay talks to him about his book, 'The Immoral Majority' - what it's about, who it's for and what it says about the conservative evangelical movement and their relationship with Donald Trump. Click this l
Another week of Democratic debates! Ben, Andrea and Jay discuss the debates and who, so far, is the best one to take on Donald Trump next year. Click this link to get the podcast every week in your favorite podcast app! Follow Jay on Twitter
What will the GOP do now that it's essentially become Trump's party? Will it change? And what of the new nationalist conservative movement that's formed and aligns in many ways with Trump? Matt Lewis of The Daily Beast joins the cre
Sometimes you need an expert talk about issues and when it comes to the law, it is never "clear." The gang welcomed attorney Gabriel Malor who helps break down the Supreme Court decisions on the census and gerrymandering as well as the legal is
Jay and Ben welcome Noah Rothman to the show. They discuss the ongoing issue with Iran, how Trump is handling it and the conspiracy theories getting floated by the left. They also discuss Republican Sen. Josh Hawley's bill to eliminate the
Jay, Ben and Andrea talk about Kellyanne Conway's Hatch Act violations and the recommendation she be fired for what the U.S. office of Special Counsel said were multiple violations. President Trump said he'd look at dirt on political op
In the latest episode, Ben, Andrea and Jay go over the silly controversy about Hope Hicks supposed "glamour shot" in a New York Times story about her. They also give a quick recap of the final Game of Thrones Episode and also discuss the last a
Carol Roth joined the crew for a wide ranging discussion about free markets, the effect of social media on relationships and the difficulty of doing comedy in the age of wokeness. Follow Carol on Twitter and be sure to check out Future File,
After a week off, the show is back with the entire crew. Jay, Ben and Andrea welcomed Bridget Phetasy to the show to talk about a variety of issues including Rashida Tlaib's comments about Palestinians and the Holocaust. A brief aside about
Ben and Jay talk about Wiliam Barr and his testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee, as well as the Democrats next move as they contemplate impeachment, the political culture and the guest appearance that Ben makes on Morning Joe...sort
Jay and Ben welcome to the show, Senior Writer at National Review, David French. The gang starts talking about the Mueller report but pivot into a general discussion about Trump and why his supporters support him as strongly as they do. They al
Jay, Ben and Andrea talk about Pete Buttigieg and his official entry into the 2020 Democratic presidential primary. They also talk about Bernie Sanders and his chances of getting the nomination and his briliant move of going on Fox News. They a
While Ben is recuperating, Jay and Andrea talk with AEI's Jay Cost about political parties, why they are weaker, have less ability to control members and what can be done about it. Jay and Andrea also discuss the latest with the Russia inve
Ben, Jay and Andrea have an in depth discussion about various topics including the Mueller Report, Joe Biden's #MeToo problem and engage in a back and forth about whether or not would be good for parties to regain some power over their memb
Tim Carney, commentary editor of the Washington Examiner talks with Ben and Jay about his new book, Alienated America: Why Some Places Thrive While Others Collapse. In the book he explores how Trump's election was fueled in part by a portio
In this episode, Christine Rosen from Commentary Magazine joins the crew to talk about social media, it's effect on politics and culture and the some talk about the backlash Beto O'Rourke received for not being sufficiently woke. Chri
Can one be Never Trump while still acknowledging he's done something good? Is one an "enabler" if they vote with Trump or approve of something Trump does, despite the label of Never Trump? That's the question tackled on this episode. Ja
Jay and Ben talk about CPAC and how it’s changed over the years. They also talk about the Democratic Party and how they seem to be diminishing anti-Semitism within their own ranks. Also, the news brought about a long discussion about television
A day later brings more up to date content! Jay and Ben talk about two big events – The Trump/Kim summit in Vietnam and how critics and defenders see it. Also, Michael Cohen testified before a House panel and it was a crapfest. Also, the MAGACP
On this week’s show, Jay and Ben talk about President Trump’s emergency declaration and what that means for the future with respect to Democrats, the Republican Party and the conservative movement. They also discuss the Jussie Smollett issue
“We’re back, baby! We’re back!” No, it’s not George Costanza, but The Fifth Estate podcast is back after nearly a year away. Ben Howe is the new co-host and he joins Jay and the news gal, Andrea Ruth, in a familiar, but new venture. The podca
  “The business of America is business.” – Calvin Coolidge. When it comes to business, Carol Roth knows the deal. Her resume is extensive so Jay wanted to talk to her about business leadership, the economy, Donald Trump and also what she think
How old does one have to be, to be considered an adult? Officially, in the United States, that age is 18. But the government has exceptions to that rule and it makes zero sense. In some cases and in some states, you’re considered an adult at
Another day. Another mass shooting. While violent crime sits at near all-time lows, several of the worst mass shootings in our nation’s history have happened in the last several years. The recent mass shooting in Parkland, Florida served to t
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