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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.

Mary Katharine Ham talks Super Tuesday, Media, and #OscarsSoWhite

Mary Katharine Ham, senior writer at The Federalist, and Rebecca Berg, political reporter at Real Clear Politics, joined the Federalist Radio to discuss Super Tuesday, the Oscar’s, Chris Rock, The Bachelor, Trump voters, and more. Polling numbers are indicating that Donald Trump is going to have a pretty clean sweep in today’s primaries across the…

Damon Root on Justice Scalia’s Influence and the First Amendment

Damon Root, staff editor at Reason magazine and author of Overruled: The Long War for Control of the U.S. Supreme Court, joined the Federalist Radio today to discuss Justice Scalia’s impact on the court, religious liberty cases he’s ruled in, and threats the First Amendment. Root argued that Scalia both shaped and misshaped American law…

Economics Behind Health Care, Education, and the Work Force with Catherine Rampell

Washington Post Opinion Columnist Catherine Rampell joined today’s Federalist Radio Hour to weigh in on the GOP debate in Houston Thursday night, the rising cost of healthcare and education, and the state of the American workforce. Rampell said she understands why people don’t feel like the economy is as strong as the data suggests that…

What Conservatives can Expect from CPAC with Chairman Matt Schlapp

In light of next week’s summit of conservatives to the DC area for CPAC, the chairman of the American Conservative Union, Matt Schlapp, joined the Federalist Radio Hour. He gave a preview of what CPAC attendees can expect from the conference, explained how all the rules have been thrown out when it comes to presidential…

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David Frum on Donald Trump’s Policies, Obamacare, and American Nostalgia

David Frum, senior editor at The Atlantic and chairman of Policy Exchange, joined The Federalist Radio Hour to discuss Trump’s appeal to evangelicals, the rise of American nostalgia, the presidential candidates’ foreign policies, Margaret Thatcher and more. Frum said his politics and policy ideas that have always been a little lifeless, are now being advocated…

A Debate on Article V and the Call for a Convention of the States

The founders predicted that there would be a day when the federal government abuses its authority. Mike Farris, co-founder of the Convention of the States Project, joined the Federalist Radio Hour to explain how the founders knew we would need structural changes to reign in that abuse of power when that day comes. Also joining the…

Remembering Justice Scalia with Randy Barnett

Justice Antonin Scalia fundamentally influenced the Supreme Court and changed the behavior of critics who disagreed with him. Joining the Federalist Radio Hour today to remember the late Justice and to speculate on the future of the court is Randy Barnett, lawyer and law professor at Georgetown University Law Center. Barnett said Scalia, who died on…

A Debate on Women in Combat, Selective Service, and Military Reform

Today on the Federalist Radio Hour, two veterans joined the conversation on the recent debate on women in combat and women in military selective service. Amber Smith, former Army Kiowa warrior helicopter pilot, and Mike Donnelly, a combat veteran of the first Persian Gulf War. Top generals in the military have told Congress that women should…

Does the Constitution Encourage the Election of Demagogues?

Dr. Andrew Sabl recently wrote about the ways the constitution now encourages demagogues to be elected. He joined the Federalist Radio Hour to discuss populism, David Hume and why hypocrisy is a good thing. Sabl is a visiting professor of ethics, politics & economics and political science at Yale University. Sabl said the founders created…

David Azerrad Defines Labels: Socialist, Liberal, Inequality

A rising number of young Americans have labeled themselves as socialists as the term has peaked in popularity with the rise of Bernie Sanders. David Azerrad joined the Federalist Radio Hour today to discuss the meaning and implications behind these labels and other words like “inequality,” “liberal,” and “progressive.” Azerrad is the director of the…