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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.

Jay Cost and Tim Carney on the 2016 Campaign Trail the Bad Budget Deal

Jay Cost discusses the frustration in Washington leadership in light of Obama and Boehner’s budget deal on today’s Federalist Radio Hour. Cost is a staff writer at The Weekly Standard and author of the book What’s So Bad About Cronyism? Cost said he thinks the strategy that Republicans are employing is to make as little…

Date-onomics: It’s Not You, It’s The Data

“It’s not that he’s just not that into you—it’s that there’s not enough of him.” This is the premise of Jon Birger’s book, Dateonomics. The author and journalist joined the Federalist Radio Hour today and explained how he used data, demographics, and university case studies to understand the dating dilemmas that many single, college-educated women…

James Sherk Explains How Labor Unions Are Like Cartels

Today The Federalist Radio Hour is joined by James Sherk, research fellow in labor economics at The Heritage Foundation. He explains how unions are blowing gaskets across the country, the differences between right-to-work and non right-to-work states, and the economics behind the government’s interference with employee benefits. Obama recently commented that the middle class has…

Lincoln Chafee Drops Out and Comedians Challenge The PC Police

Senior Editors at the Federalist, David Harsanyi and Mollie Hemingway, host today’s Federalist Radio Hour to discuss Lincoln Chafee, Paul Ryan and the political correctness movement in comedy. Lincoln Chafee has dropped out of the Democratic presidential primary race, following in the footsteps of his fellow candidate, Jim Webb. “People keep saying the Republican party…

Federalist Radio: What House Select Committees and Jedi Have In Common

Today is a great week for Hillary Clinton said Gabriel Malor, an attorney and writer for The Federalist. Clinton’s appearance before the House Select Committee on Benghazi today comes in the same week that Vice President Biden pulled his name from her race. Both which she will use to her advantage. Malor said despite the…

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Rep. Dave Brat on Paul Ryan and the Revival of Gilmore Girls

The conversation on Capitol Hill over the past few days has been circling around Paul Ryan and the open job for Speaker of the House. The Federalist Radio Hour was joined by Congressman Dave Brat of Virginia who said he was most interested in evaluating the process of Congress and getting back to regular order.…

The Federalist Radio Hour Talks Biographies: Reagan, Hitler, and FDR

Craig Shirley is an author, historian and biographer who has written four books on President Ronald Reagan. His latest book, Last Act, describes Reagan’s life post-presidency and the legacy that emerged in his final years. “Reagan is constantly evolving, constantly changing, not static,” Shirley said on today’s Federalist Radio Hour. “He was active his whole…

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Why The Iran Deal Is Still A Bad Deal and Keeps Getting Worse

Rebeccah Heinrichs, fellow at the Hudson Institute, joins the Federalist Radio Hour today to discuss the Iran Nuclear Deal, issues in Syria and other foreign policy issues the White House has discombobulated. Heinrichs said that even though many negative reports have come to light since the Iran deal was finalized, the administration is still deterred…

Hillary Will Get Away with Flopping on the TPP Without Losing Votes

Scott Lincicome joins the Federalist Radio Hour today to discuss recent issues surrounding the U.S., particularly in the context of Hillary Clinton’s recent comments on the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Lincicome is a trade attorney, adjunct scholar at the Cato Institute, and senior contributor at The Federalist. Media outlets have been fighting each other to see who…

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Obama’s Mess in the Middle East and How the Media is Corrupting Canadian Elections

Paul Bonicelli, professor of government at Regent University, joined the Federalist Radio Hour’s conversation on Obama’s foreign policy, the mess in the Middle East, and why smart staffers are endorsing a not-so-smart Iran deal. Bonicelli also suggests issues that Hillary Clinton will face in convincing voters of her foreign policy experience and recalls a time…