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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.

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The Life of Winston Churchill in Both War and Peace with Larry Arnn

Dr. Larry Arnn is the president of Hillsdale College and the author of Churchill’s Trial: Winston Churchill and the Salvation of Free Government. Arnn explored Churchill’s life and some of his greatest speeches, writings and beliefs. Arnn noted that you can learn something about how to live by studying a great statesman. “We have enormous…

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Endorsements, Socialism, and Surprises in Iowa with Betsy Woodruff

Betsy Woodruff is a politics reporter at the Daily Beast and joined the Federalist Radio Hour to discuss presidential candidate endorsements, the National Review symposium, and Bernie Sanders’ recent gains, all before she heads to Iowa next week. After contributing to National Review’s symposium, “Against Trump,” Domenech said the hate mail he is receiving now…

LifeSiteNews Editor Explains March for Life and Pro-Women Movement

Hundreds of thousands of people will march through Washington D.C. today, marking the anniversary of Roe v. Wade and partaking in the largest pro-life demonstration in the world. Mollie Hemingway, senior editor at The Federalist, and John-Henry Westen, editor-in-chief and cofounder of LifeSiteNews hosted the Federalist Radio Hour to discuss this year’s March For Life…

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Exposing Trump’s Trade Fallacies and American Manufacturing Myths

David Harsanyi, senior editor at The Federalist, and Scott Lincicome, senior contributor and trade attorney, hosted The Federalist Radio Hour where they discussed Donald Trump’s trade policy, foreign and domestic manufacturing, and the new Benghazi movie, 13 Hours.   Lincicome, adjunct scholar at the Cato Institute, explained the fallacies behind Donald Trump’s statements on losing…

Barry Latzer on Violent Crime, Drugs, and #BlackLivesMatter

In the late 1960s, violent crime rates exploded in the United States, and then dived down decades later. Today the Federalist Radio Hour spoke with Barry Latzer, whose new book, The Rise and Fall of Violent Crime in America, covers this trend and how the fear of murder, rape and robbery affected American civilians. Latzer…

Steve Forbes tells Federalist Radio how he would Fix the American Economy

Steve Forbes, chairman and editor-in-chief of Forbes Media, co-authored the new book, Reviving America, in which he lays out what issues must be addressed in order to fix the American economy. He joined the Federalist Radio Hour, along with Veronique de Rugy from the Mercatus Center, to discuss GOP candidates tax codes, healthcare, and more.  …

Reviewing The Force Awakens with Sonny Bunch and Alexandra Petri

Alexandra Petri, opinion writer at the Washington Post, and Sonny Bunch, executive editor at the Washington Free Beacon, joined the Federalist Radio Hour to review, recap, argue and extrapolate on Star Wars: The Force Awakens and the future of the franchise. They discussed the best and the worst characters from the movie and how they…

David Ignatius on Foreign Policy, Spy Novels, and Machiavelli

David Ignatius is a columnist for the Washington Post, an espionage thriller novelist, and a student of Machiavelli–all of which he discussed on today’s episode of the Federalist Radio Hour. Ignatius shared his thoughts on Obama’s approach to foreign policy and American military power. “I am genuinely worried about what lies ahead in Iraq and…

Reality TV Game Theory and Teen Sexting Laws with Robby Soave

Robby Soave, staff editor at Reason magazine and a columnist at the Daily Beast, joined the Federalist Radio Hour today to talk about game theory in reality TV shows, teen sexting laws and other news stories covering threats to individual liberty. As a loyal fan of the show “Survivor,” Soave said the show is better…

Rep. Mark Sanford Says Americans Should Be Skeptical But Optimistic

Today on the Federalist Radio Hour, Ben Domenech was back in the studio and he was joined by Congressman Mark Sanford of South Carolina. They discussed the economy and the American people’s trust in government. Later in the hour, Matthew Continetti, editor in chief of the Washington Free Beacon, joined Domenech to discuss the State…