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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.

Long-time Bernie Sanders Fan Talks Health Care, Jobs, and Memes

The Federalist Radio Hour asked for some perspective on the Bernie Sanders phenomena from a Bernie Sanders fanatic, Cassandra Fairbanks. Writer at Sputnik News and Teen Vogue, Fairbanks covers politics and has been a long-time supporter of Sander’s and now his campaign. Fairbanks discussed why young people are attracted to Sanders and how is campaign…

The Economics of Health Insurance with Veronique de Rugy

Today the Federalist Radio Hour recapped this weekend’s primary results and explored the presidential candidates’ health care plans with Veronique de Rugy, senior research fellow at Mercatus Center at George Mason University. On the issue of whether Marco Rubio should drop out or not, Domenech said that if Rubio were to approach Ted Cruz with…

Ben Domenech talks Detroit GOP Debate, Rise of Socialism, Lack of Patriots

On today’s episode of The Federalist Radio Hour, Ben Domenech, publisher of The Federalist, recaps the presidential candidates performances in last night’s GOP debate. He also explores the rise of socialism in America and the desperate need for patriots from the millennial generation. Domenech said that many of the elements that are core to Trump’s…

Trump’s Impact on the Media Landscape with T. Becket Adams

T. Becket Adams is a media reporter at the Washington Examiner and he joined The Federalist Radio Hour to talk about the latest in press coverage of the candidates, Chris Christie’s life as a fan boy, and why conservatives don’t actually want a true conservative in the White House. The personality of Donald Trump is…

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…

Chris Christie’s demise and the #NeverTrump movement with Olivia Nuzzi

Olivia Nuzzi, writer at The Daily Beast, joined the Federalist Radio Hour to recap Super Tuesday results and explain how Chris Christie lost his soul to Donald Trump. Nuzzi said she thinks the worst blow back is front the people of New Jersey who are mocking him relentlessly. “He has a very low approval rating…

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…