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In-depth, thought provoking discussions with leading thinkers and figures in American public life, hosted by Bill Kristol.

  • Mike Murphy: Onward to 2020

    Mike Murphy III: On Trump's prospects for reelection, the Democrats, the Republicans, and 2020.  
    Date Added: December 15, 2018

  • Brownstein on the midterms and 2020

    Ronald Brownstein III: An analysis of the 2018 midterms and a look ahead to the primaries and general election in 2020.
    Date Added: December 1, 2018

  • Goldsmith on Cyberware

    Jack Goldsmith II: The Harvard law professor shares his perspective on the threats we face from cyberwar, and how we can counter them.
    Date Added: November 17, 2018

  • Rosen on MeToo and Sexual Politics

    Christine Rosen: On the Me Too movement, and men and women in our gender-neutral society.
    Date Added: November 3, 2018

  • Lincicome on trade

    Scott Lincicome: A defense of free trade, including the history of US trade agreements and alliances, the U.S.-China relationship, and the politics of trade at home and abroad.
    Date Added: October 20, 2018

  • Paul Cantor on the canonization of television

    Paul Cantor V: On great television shows, and the emergence of canons from Greek tragedy to TV.
    Date Added: October 6, 2018

  • Edelman on American Leadership

    Eric Edelman II: On restoring American leadership and the dangerous consequences of American retreat from the world.
    Date Added: September 22, 2018

  • Mansfield on the Federalist

    Harvey Mansfield XV: On the wisdom of The Federalist and why it remains the greatest work of American political science.
    Date Added: September 8, 2018

  • Chavez on immigration

    Linda Chavez: On American identity, the current immigration debate, and why immigration remains a net benefit to the United States.
    Date Added: August 25, 2018

  • Jim Manzi II: On artificial intelligence, the future of technological innovation, and the implications for our politics.
    Date Added: August 11, 2018

  • Hayward on Churchill

    Steven F. Hayward II: On Winston Churchill's politics, writings, and what we can learn from Churchill about statesmanship.
    Date Added: July 28, 2018

  • Ronald Brownstein II: On the increasing partisan divide between Red and Blue America, and its implications for the elections in 2018 and 2020.
    Date Added: July 14, 2018