Jim Geraghty of National Review and talk show host Greg Knapp bring you three crazy martinis today. Jim and Greg differ with Kamala Harris and Bernie Sanders on the issue of reinstating the voting rights of people with felony records. They also raise some concerns with Elizabeth Warren’s proposal to make public colleges tuition free and forgive $50,000 in student loans for Americans in households earning less than $100,000 a year. Lastly, they discuss Herman Cain’s withdrawal from consideration for a seat at the Federal Reserve.
Archives for April 2019
We just passed the deadline for filing federal income taxes, and as the debate continues over who got tax cuts and how big they are, how much did the new laws save Americans in time and money spent preparing those returns?
The National Taxpayers Union ran the numbers for both individuals and businesses.
In this podcast, National Taxpayers Union President Pete Sepp explains the impact the new laws had on compliance, and, ultimately, on productivity.
Jim Geraghty of National Review and talk show host Greg Knapp are encouraged that several key players from the Reagan-era economic team seem to be ascendant in the Trump White House. Terrorism returns to Sri Lanka in the most well-planned attack we have seen in a while. The mayor of NYC wants to ban glass and steel skyscrapers.
David French of National Review and talk show host Greg Knapp reflect on the Mueller report 24 hours after its release to the public. They feel good that Trump is not guilty of a criminal conspiracy with the Russian government but David is struck by the vivid and deeply disturbing picture the report creates of a president who is not only an absolute, relentless serial liar surrounded in turn by thoroughly untruthful people, but also a president who is highly disorganized and profoundly weak. They are also perplexed that the Washington Post continues to malign Ben Shapiro.
Many Democrats, including several presidential hopefuls, are advocating an end to the Electoral College, so why do we have it in the first place and what would happen if we ditched it for the national popular vote?
Pete Buttigieg is the latest Democrat urging the abolition of the Electoral College, telling a crowd at his campaign launch that the Electoral College has overturned the will of the people twice in his lifetime, referring to the 2000 and 2016 presidential elections.
Does the Electoral College overturn the will of the people or is it actually a better representation of the nation as a whole than the one man-one vote argument?
In this podcast, we cover that question with Trent England, director of Save Our States. England explains why we have the current system, why have states have diminished in importance compared to the time of the American founding, and why states vowing to allocate their electoral votes to the winner of the national popular vote are really the ones disenfranchising their voters.
David French of National Review and talk show host Greg Knapp offer some first impressions as the Mueller report is released to the public.
David French of National Review and talk show host Greg Knapp discuss potential redactions in the Mueller report. What should and what should not be included? Then they critique an opinion piece published in the Washington Post. What does it mean to say that Notre Dame is a monument to Western civilization? With the final martini of the day they turn to a question posed in The Rolling Stone magazine: can the French be trusted to rebuild Notre Dame? David and Greg discuss whether this a legitimate concern and why.
For 30 years, Omar al-Bashir ruled Sudan with a corrupt and vicious iron fist. During his time in power, Bashir was ruthlessly brutal to the nation’s Christian minority. His heartlessness attracted worldwide headlines during the humanitarian crisis in Darfur last decade.
Last week, al-Bashir was finally ousted in a military coup. But what toll did he exact on Christians in his country? How did he target and persecute them?
In this podcast, Voice of the Martyrs Radio Host Todd Nettleton addressed those questions, examines what sort of government is likely to come next in Sudan, and why life is still very difficult for Christians in the region, even after the creation of the new nation of South Sudan.
President Trump has suggested sending many of the people illegally pouring across the U.S.-Mexico border to so-called sanctuary cities, since those locales publicly state they will not cooperate with federal immigration authorities.
But as Trump and his advisers determine whether this is feasible, should the administration pursue this idea? Is there any legal precedent for it? And can the federal, state, or local governments afford to this or maintain the status quo?
In this podcast, we get answers from Rob Henneke, director of the Center for the American Future at the Texas Public Policy Foundation.
David French of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America discuss the devastating fire that destroyed much of the Notre Dame cathedral in Paris and how the event struck a deep chord with many people around the world. They also are encouraged by how much of the 800-year-old cathedral was saved and discuss what it will take to rebuild the structure and revitalize the church in western Europe. Finally, they pivot back to politics to discuss the Bernie Sanders town hall on the Fox News Channel, and David explains why Bernie – or who whoever the Democrats nominate – will have a very tough time defending Medicare for All once a few simple facts are known.