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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.

Social Security, Disability and Welfare Challenges with Rachel Greszler

Rachel Greszler, senior policy analyst on economics and entitlements at the Heritage Foundation, joined the Federalist Radio Hour today to discuss and explain the challenges with social security, disability and welfare programs. She said disability has become more of an unemployment insurance program. “One of the big problems there is the eligibility criteria for disability…

What Stuart Stevens Learned from Ole Miss Football and the Romney 2012 Campaign

Stuart Stevens, a political consultant and author, joined the Federalist Radio Hour today to talk about his new book, The Last Season. Stevens reflects on experiencing the Ole Miss football season he with his father as well as his time on the Romney 2012 campaign. For the 2013 season, Stevens and his 95-year-old father attended…

ISIS, Refugees, and Foreign Policy Criticism From Obama’s Own Party

Obama rebuked ISIS today by talking about climate change. Joining the Federalist Radio Hour to discuss the President’s disaster of a foreign policy is Justin Johnson, a specialist in defense budget and policy at the Heritage Foundation. Later in the hour, Paul D. Miller,  associate director of the Clements Center for History, Strategy & Statecraft…

David McIntosh Depicts Changes in the Conservative Movement

The president of the Club for Growth and former congressman, David McIntosh, joined The Federalist Radio Hour to discuss Trump’s love of lawsuits, his expectations for Paul Ryan as Speaker of the House and some stories from his own career path. As leader of one of the top conservative groups, McIntosh has taken on Donald…

Media Bias, Adele’s Stiff-Arm to Streaming, and Monitoring Muslims

On the radio today, David Harsanyi, senior editor at The Federalist, and Rebecca Berg, reporter at Real Clear Politics, discuss the day’s news including: Donald Trump’s stance on a Muslim database, the CNN reporter suspended for tweeting her bias, and Adele’s decision to not stream her music. Berg said Trump is now clarifying that he…

The Urbanophile Illustrates Gentrification, Infrastructure and the NYPD

Aaron Renn, senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute for policy research and founder of the Urbanophile, is on a mission to help American cities thrive and find success in sustainability. The Urbanophile joined the show today to discuss issues, from bike lanes to gentrification, that urban residents and local governments are finding in the 21st…

How College Students Redefined Violence, Explained by Robby Soave

Thought crimes, safe spaces and political correctness are at their apex, especially on college campuses. Our guest today is Robby Soave, a staff editor at reason magazine and a columnist at the Daily Beast, who has been covering students’ outrage across the country. Rich Cromwell, senior contributor at the Federalist, also joined to explain why…

Daniel Drezner on ISIS, Putin, and The American Erosion of Trust

Daniel Drezner, professor international policy at Tufts University and a regular contributor to the Washington Post, discussed Obama’s strategy against Syria and ISIS, the American erosion of trust in institutions and government, and understanding the source of the refugee controversy. Drezner said there is a disconnect between what Americans are willing to do and the…

Molly Ball Explains Issues Dividing the Democratic Party

Molly Ball joined the Federalist Radio Hour today to discuss news from Europe, the President’s strategy against ISIS and her work on Bill de Blasio’s fight against inequality. Ball, a staff writer at the Atlantic who covers politics, said she thinks that the outsider candidates like Carson and Trump bolster the case that extreme times…

The New Trump-Carson Feud, Campus Unrest and the Value of Philosophers

Today on the Federalist Radio Hour, senior editor Robert Tracinski is covers all sorts of recent headlines from Trump’s 9-minute attack on Carson on Thursday to Ted Cruz’s Princess Bride impression. Jay Cost, staff writer at the Weekly Standard and author of What’s So Bad About Cronyism?, helps analyze the 2016 candidates and voters. Cost…