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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.

Yuval Levin on a Fragmented Culture and Bipartisan American Nostalgia

Yuval Levin, editor of National Affairs, joined The Federalist Radio Hour to discuss his new book, “The Fractured Republic: Renewing America’s Social Contract in the Age of Individualism.” ┬áLevin explained why baby boomers are so nostalgic about the way America used to be and the frustration with the present moment. Levin’s book walks through the…

How the Media Treats Trump, Guns, Romney, and Deceptive Editing

Alyssa Canobbio, media analyst at the Washington Free Beacon, shares of some of the most annoying aspects of the mainstream media and the media’s ignorance when it comes to covering not just politics, but events like the Orlando shooting. “They’ll say one thing and it sets off the far left and that sets off the…

The Orlando Killer, The FBI, and Obama’s Difficulty with Addressing Islam

Today the Federalist Radio Hour heard from several journalists and national security experts in attempting to debrief and understand the terrorist attack in Orlando. John Schindler, national security columnist at the Observer, said the gun control debate is a red herring. “If you simply say this is a crazy guy with a gun without looking…

Collegiate Athletes, Sexual Assault, and Tying Clinton Corruption to Boko Haram

Today on Federalist Radio, J.C. Derrick, reporter at World Magazine, discussed how Renee Ellmers lost re-election, the ‘FTO’ controversies under Hillary Clinton’s State Department, and recent news surrounding collegiate student athlete sexual assault cases. There is a back story to how Ellmers’ defeat has much to do with betraying pro-lifers. “There’s been a great deal…

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Sean Trende on Groupthink, Polling, and Election Historical Precedence

Sean Trende, senior elections analyst at Real Clear Politics, joined Ben Domenech in discussing┬áthe groupthink of Twitter pundits, the potential evolution of the Republican Party, and the lack of historical analogues for Americans to compare this election to. With each passing month it becomes increasingly difficult to filter out the news from the noise coming…

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Trump’s Racist Attack on Judge, The Cable News Election, and ‘Celebrity Apprentice’

Mike Warren, staff writer at The Weekly Standard, talks Trump’s statements about the judge ruling on his Trump University case, the differences between 2012 and 2016, and the weaknesses of the Trump campaign that we might see emerge when it comes to the general election. Donald Trump has said a lot of crazy and racist…

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Why Politicians Hate the Sharing Economy and Why Millennials Love it

Jared Meyer, fellow at the Manhattan Institute and author of “Uber-Positive: Why Americans Love the Sharing Economy” joined Ben in studio today. Meyer explained why local governments like to regulate Uber and other sharing economy businesses out of business, despite the market demand for them, and how Washington elites are betraying millennials. Washington Democrats, including…

The Future of Conservatism and The Republican Party with Mike Needham

Mike Needham, chief executive officer of Heritage Action for America, joined Ben Domenech on Federalist Radio to discuss the future of conservatism and the ways in which Trump has inserted himself between the Republican Establishment and the conservative base. The 2012 Republican Party platform has been largely ignored this election cycle, but Needham said the…

Becket Adams on Media’s Reaction to Riots, Violence, Trump, and Peter Thiel

T. Becket Adams, media reporter at the Washington Examiner, joined Federalist Senior Editors Mollie Hemingway and David Harsanyi in studio to discuss the media’s reaction to the violence and riots at a Trump rally in California this week. “Leftists don’t view this as part of their movement, or part of the Left. It’s just some…

How Does Polling Work and is it Too Early to Trust the Data?

Mary Katharine Ham dug into gears of polling today on the Federalist Radio Hour with Stephanie Slade, deputy managing editor at Reason Magazine, and Alex Smith, national chairman for College Republicans. They discussed the usefulness of polling this prematurely to the general election, how polling outfits actually gather data, and what polls have told us…