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The Claremont Institute is the intellectual home of America's Trumpist right — as well as election theft mastermind John Eastman. The Atlantic's Emma Green joins Charlie Sykes on today's podcast. Is the conservative think tank just giving words and ideas to the ball of energy that elected Trump, or further inflaming our already inflamed politics? Special Guest: Emma Green.
Not only is Trump doubling down in support of the Jan. 6 insurrectionists, he's turning Ashli Babbitt into a martyr. Plus, when will Biden build back better bumper sticker-style messaging from the White House? Lawfare's David Priess joins Charlie Sykes on today's podcast. Special Guest: David Priess.
Americans hate the other side so much, they want to bust up the country, censor media they don't like, and allow "their"president to act without checks and balances. That's according to recent polling by Larry Sabato, who joins Charlie Sykes on today's podcast. As long as Donald Trump remains on the stage, democracy in America is not safe, says Sabato. Special Guest: Larry Sabato .
Democrats on Twitter don't win votes and won't save our democracy from the madman who's back to playing his golden escalator greatest hits. James Carville and Tim Miller join Charlie Sykes on today's podcast. When will the Democrats see that constructive criticism is really an act of love? Special Guests: James Carville and Tim Miller.
Tucker Carlson's got anti-maskers yelling at schoolchildren, Texas' abortion bill is on hold — and enough with the Trump tell-all grifters. The Nation's Elie Mystal joins guest host Amanda Carpenter on today's podcast. Special Guest: Elie Mystal.
Sinema's silence gets decoded, and The Big Lie officially becomes The Great Grift. Josh Kraushaar joins Charlie Sykes on today's podcast and breaks down the neck-and neck governor's race in Virginia and the politics of Arizona. Special Guest: Josh Kraushaar.
Steve Bannon is gearing up for the MAGA Revenge Tour, Mike Pence is talking like he went to a re-education camp, and Democratic activists seem to be relying on some good old-fashioned sexism to go after Kyrsten Sinema. The Washington Post's Karen Tumulty joins Charlie Sykes on today's podcast, and shares her predictions on the reconciliation bill and the debt ceiling." Special Guest: Karen Tumulty.
One party has embraced its inner lunatic, while the other plays political chicken. Can the Democrats not implode — and keep the pro-democracy coalition together? Mona Charen joins Charlie Sykes on today's podcast. Plus, we're not living in a new Gilded Age, we're living in the Grifted Age. Special Guest: Mona Charen.
On today's podcast, Tim Miller joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss Julie Andrews' birthday, why Dems should be grateful to Joe Manchin, Biden's immigration mess, Liz Cheney's opponent, and why Mike Pence is fawning over Hungary. Special Guest: Tim Miller.
On today's podcast, New York times columnist Bret Stephens talks about Trump's moral universe, Biden's centrist dilemma, the looming danger of inflation, and why Manchin-Sinema could actually save the Democrats. Special Guest: Bret Stephens.
On today's podcast, A.B. Stoddard joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss the Pentagon hearing, Mitch McConnell's endgame, the standoff over spending, Stephanie Grisham's new book, and Trump's plan for the midterm. Special Guest: A.B. Stoddard.
On today's podcast Rep. Adam Kinzinger joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss the House 1/6 Committee's work and the dilemma of principled GOPERs... is it better to leave the party or stay and fight? Special Guest: Rep. Adam Kinzinger.
We're giving Charlie's listeners a peek at the newest podcast from the Bulwark: The Focus Group with Sarah Longwell. If you love this as much as we think you will, subscribe to get every episode delivered straight to your podcast app of choice: focusgroup.thebulwark.com (https://focusgroup.thebulwark.com) Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-focus-group-with-sarah-longwell/id1586423406 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/0gDimb1FOmkdoNqkxCRA1i?si=skkdtydrQlGZzEj9WBfpLQ&dl_branch=1 Overcast: https://overcast.fm/itunes1586423406/the-focus-group-with-sarah-longwell Castro: https://castro.fm/podcast/8ae45fb1-b338-4d2d-81c3-f3e69ba71594 Pocket Casts: https://pca.st/5c6ei5nj Amazon Music/Audible: https://www.amazon.com/item_name/dp/B08JJRPSPZ TuneIn: https://tunein.com/podcasts/News--Politics-Podcasts/The-Focus-Group-with-Sarah-Longwell-p1521094/
On today's podcast, Geoff Duncan, the lieutenant governor of Georgia joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss the Big Lie about the 2020 election, and his new book about the future of the GOP (https://www.simonandschuster.com/books/GOP-2-0/Geoff-Duncan/9781637630136). PLUS: A special appearance by Sarah Longwell as she unveils a new Bulwark podcast: "The Focus Group" (https://focusgroup.thebulwark.com/) Special Guests: Geoff Duncan and Sarah Longwell.
On today's podcast, David Frum joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss The Former Guy riding Velociraptors; the debate over vaccines; how Democrats can keep Never Trump voters - and the problem with Bob Woodward's books. Special Guest: David Frum.
On today's podcast, Tim Miller joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss the retirement of Rep. Anthony Gonzalez, Biden's new COVID mandates, this weekend's Pro-Sedition Rally, and the Dem victory in the California recall election. Special Guest: Tim Miller.
On today's podcast, former FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss his new book: "Uncontrolled Spread: Why COVID-19 Crushed Us and How We Can Defeat the Next Pandemic." (https://www.amazon.com/Preparing-Inevitable-Normal-Survive-Epidemic/dp/006308001X) Special Guest: Scott Gottlieb.
On today's podcast, veteran political consultant Stuart Stevens joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss the Trumpifciation of the GOP; the upcoming mid-terms; the biggest threat to the Biden presidency; and the new paperback edition of his book, "It Was All a Lie." (https://www.amazon.com/Was-All-Lie-Republican-Became/dp/0525658459) Special Guest: Stuart Stevens.
On today's podcast, George F. Will joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss writing, history, education, politics, history, and Nicki Minaj. His new book is "American Happiness and Discontents: The Unruly Torrent." (https://www.amazon.com/American-Happiness-Discontents-Torrent-2008-2020/dp/0306924412) Special Guest: George F. Will.
On today's podcast, Bill Kristol joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss the 20th anniversary of 9/11; TFG's thoughts on Robert E. Lee; the new politics of abortion; and the normalization of political violence. Special Guest: Bill Kristol.
Guest host Amanda Carpenter is joined by Asha Rangappa, where they wonder what happened to COVID testing, go deep on J6 records requests, and talk about the Texas abortion law. Special Guests: Amanda Carpenter and Asha Rangappa.
On today's podcast, the Washington Post's James Hohmann joins host Charlie Sykes to talk about the pro-life movement's Catastrophic Victory; the dangerous strain of thought in the military about civilian control; and Joe Biden's empathy problem. Special Guest: James Hohmann.
On today's podcast, former congressman David Jolly joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss Kevin McCarthy's threat against telecom companies; SCOTUS and the future of abortion, Biden's Afghanistan speech; and how the Dems could take down Ron DeSantis. Special Guest: David Jolly.
On today's podcast, Ambassador Eric Edelman, a former undersecretary of defense for policy, joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss the collapse of Afghanistan, the future of terrorism, and the damage to America's reputation. Special Guest: Eric Edelman.
On today's podcast , Lt. Col. (Ret.) Alexander S. Vindman joins host Charlie Sykes to talk about his new book, "Here Right Matters." (https://www.amazon.com/Here-Right-Matters-American-Story/dp/0063079429) Special Guest: Col. Alexander Vindman.
On today's podcast, the Daily Beast's Matt K. Lewis joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss the fall of Afghanistan, the right's anti-refugee pivot; the crisis of the Biden presidency; and Ron DeSantis's unconservative COVID policies. Special Guest: Matt Lewis.
On today's podcast Amanda Carpenter joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss Trump's attack on Capitol police; compassion fatigue for the unvaccinated; the demagoguery of Ron DeSantis, Biden's infrastructure bill, and the disaster in Afghanistan. Special Guest: Amanda Carpenter.
On today's podcast, Tim Miller joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss his worries about Hot Joe Summer, Tucker's Anti-American Tour, the GOP's Herschel Walker problem, Apple's creepy surveillance plan, and the future of Andrew Cuomo. Special Guest: Tim Miller.
On today's podcast, Tom Nichols joins host Charlie Sykes to torch just about everybody: Ben Domenech's thirstiness, Tucker in Hungary, Biden's eviction moratorium, and Cori Bush's "defund the police" fiasco. Tom Nichols' new book: "Our Own Worst Enemy: The Assault from within on Modern Democracy"(https://www.amazon.com/Our-Own-Worst-Enemy-Democracy/dp/0197518877) Special Guest: Tom Nichols.