David Azerrad Argues the Differences Between “Trumpism” and Conservatism

David Azerrad is the Director, B. Kenneth Simon Center for Principles and Politics and AWC Family Foundation Fellow at the Heritage Foundation. Azerrad and Domenech discuss President Trump’s first 100 days in office, the definition of “Trumpism”, and the differing schools of thought within┬áthe conservative movement. “On the executive front, [Trump] is delivering. Working with…

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Mollie Hemingway on Media Echo Chambers, Twitter Groupthink, and Pat Buchanan

Ben Domenech interviews Mollie Hemingway about her new book, “Trump vs. The Media,” on this episode of Federalist Radio. They discuss the ways the media echo chamber failed to do their job the last eight years, and how that has destroyed their credibility in covering the Trump administration. “You would hope after the media failure…

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One Woman’s Journey From Professional Ballerina to Presidential Campaign Media Director

In less than six years, Lauren Zelt went from a professional ballerina dancing with the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, to the Director of Media Affairs on Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign. Zelt sits down with Mary Katharine Ham to talk about her childhood dedication to dancing, her career-ending injury, and how she found herself in the world…

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Talking South China Sea Tensions and Hollywood’s Chinese Box Office Problem

Alice Ekman is a research fellow at Center for Asian Studies of the French Institute for International Relations. Ekman joins today’s Federalist Radio to discuss the global conflicts surrounding the South China Sea, U.S. relations with China, Ekman provides a background on how China views their own leadership and some of their regional iniatives. “Overall…

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How To Keep The Hackers Out And Protect Your Information Online

Eric Geller is a cyber security reporter at Politico and he joins Federalist Radio to discuss intelligence gathering, encryption, DNC leaks, and what professional hackers look like in real life, as opposed to Hollywood’s depiction. “This is an issue that doesn’t t just affect the State Department or Target. It really affects all of us,…

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Shakespeare’s Greatest Comedic Character: Falstaff, Plus the New Star Wars Trailer

Kate Havard reviews Harold Bloom’s new book, “Falstaff: Give Me Life,” which is the first in his Shakespeare personalities series. Havard and Domenech discuss the complexities of Shakespeare’s characters, Shakespeare in politics, and the newest Star Wars teaser trailer. [Bloom] elevates Falstaff to this mystical category of a prophet and a saint who disdains morality…

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The Religious Freedom Case Going Before SCOTUS This Week

Kerri Kupec serves as legal counsel and communications director with Alliance Defending Freedom. Kupec explains the religious freedom case going before the Supreme Court this week, which will also be one of Justice Gorsuch’s first cases to hear on the bench. “It’s really a basic free exercise and equal protection argument,” she said. “[Missouri] is…

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Fast and Furious: Ranking The Movies, The Characters, and The Beer

In preparation for the newest movie in the franchise, “The Fate of The Furious,” Mary Katharine Ham and Kristen Soltis Anderson break down the good, the bad, and the evolution over the first seven movies. Anderson gives us a preview of what to expect from the new movie, and Ham makes an audacious defense of…

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WaPo’s Aaron Blake on Bannon, Trump’s Agendas, and Helicopter Parenting

Aaron Blake, senior political reporter at The Washington Post, joins Federalist Radio Hour to explain┬áTrump’s demotion of Steve Bannon, the Kushners’ role in the White House, and status of Trump’s foreign and domestic agendas. “The prevailing theory is that [Trump] didn’t like the fact that Bannon was becoming too big for his britches, people talking…

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Rethinking Welfare, Job Creation, and The War on Poverty

Peter Cove is the founder of America Works and author of the new book, “Poor No More: Rethinking Dependency and The War on Poverty.” Cove explains how our the government’s welfare and poverty programs have not aided in ending the war on poverty. He makes the case for job placement and a work-first model. “The…

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