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The Federalist Radio Hour features a conversation on culture, religion, and politics with the editors and writers of The Federalist web magazine. Hosted by Ben Domenech with regular guests Mollie Hemingway and David Harsanyi, the show takes on controversies in America from a contrarian point of view.

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Ben Domenech is the publisher of The Federalist and writes The Transom, a daily subscription email for political insiders. He is also a senior fellow at The Heartland Institute, a former speechwriter and book editor, co-founder of Redstate and former co-host of the award winning Coffee and Markets podcast.

How President Trump Approaches National Security and Foreign Policy

Rebeccah Heinrichs, foreign policy expert and Hudson Institute fellow, joins Ben Domenech to discuss what national security and foreign policy in the Trump administration looks like. Domenech also responds to this weekend’s freakout over the cast of “Hamilton” lecturing Mike Pence, and the extreme virtue signaling we can expect from the left. “These rights that…

What Did Pollsters Get Wrong and How Have Voting Blocs Evolved?

Emily Ekins, Research Fellow and Director of Polling at the Cato Institute, joins Ben Domenech in studio to discuss what pollsters got wrong this year and some of the surprising data that is still being processed. “When you have a lot of third-party voters, it creates a lot of uncertainty in the polls and that’s what…

Discerning the Continued Post-Election Outrage and Feminist Freak-outs

Gracy Olmstead, associate managing editor, and Mary Katharine Ham, senior writer, host today’s Federalist Radio Hour to discuss the continued post-election hysteria from celebrities, the media, and all of our Facebook friends. They also talk about feminism, Ina Garten, and the new Netflix series, “The Crown.” This week, the media continues to criticize the Trump…

Evangelicals and Women Who Voted for Trump Must Be Ready to Get to Work

Penny Young Nance, CEO and President of Concerned Women for America, joins Ben Domenech in studio to give the perspective from evangelical women who voted for Trump, and what they expect from the next four years. Nance is the author of “Feisty and Feminine: A Rallying Cry for Conservative Women.” In some ways, evangelicals had to…

What Lessons Should Political Journalists Learn From 2016?

James Hohmann, Washington Post national political correspondent, discussed the role of confirmation bias in 2016, the names being floated for Trump’s cabinet appointments, and the lessons that the press should take away from this election. Confirmation bias is a human condition in which we corroborate what we expect to happen. “I think we put too…

Dr. Matthew Spalding: ‘What Does Populist Governance Look Like?’

Dr. Matthew Spalding is associate vice president and dean of educational programs for Hillsdale College in Washington, D.C. On today’s Federalist Radio Hour, Spalding discussed the election of Donald Trump from a historical perspective and what the American political tradition can teach us about populism in 2016. “[Trump] is clearly a populist candidate, but the…

The New GOP Base, Trump Administration, and Angry Celebrities

Matt Lewis, CNN commentator and senior contributor at The Daily Caller, gives his reactions to the new Trump administration, the direction of both Republican and Democratic parties, and the media who cried wolf, all on today’s Federalist Radio Hour. Is the Republican Party as we knew it, now the party of Trump? “It would be…

The Voters Clinton Needed and How Political Correctness Pushed Them Away

Robby Soave, associate editor at Reason, and Ben Domenech share their Election Night experiences and to discuss how the left’s culture of extreme political correctness was among the many reasons Donald Trump beat Hillary. Soave said the people who voted for Trump have been repelled by far-left progressives who demand changing words they use and…

How Donald Trump Shocked Democrats, Polls, and Pundits on Election Day

Earlier in the election cycle on The Federalist Radio Hour, Senior Editors Mollie Hemingway and David Harsanyi wagered a bet on who would be the next president of the United States. On today’s show they discuss Tuesday’s outcomes, the media’s response, the deceiving election day polls, and the future Trump administration. Pundits and media who are shocked…

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Election Day: Polls, Swing States, and Voter Turnout

Mary Katharine Ham and John McCormack, senior writer at The Weekly Standard, discuss swing state voters and other Election Day news with John Davidson, Federalist senior correspondent, and Kelly Maher, a Colorado GOP operative. Davidson recently returned from traveling through the Rust Belt where he talked to local voters about the economic downturn in their…