episodes about Politics


07/07/2022

Episode 194: “Making America First Again” with Brooke Rollins


As we can all recall, when Donald Trump took office in January 2017, he didn’t exactly come equipped with the detailed plans and the 1,000s of people necessary to bring about his agenda. Essentially, he had to start from scratch. That was part of his appeal. That he did accomplish so much was a testament to the strength of his mission - Make America Great Again - and the power of his personal le ...


10/19/2021

Episode 157: “Standing Up For Truth” with Kevin Hassett


First year economics classes usually begin the semester with the principles of supply and demand. You learn that incentives matter and that to suggest otherwise is to betray basic principles of economics - and human nature. You learn that you can ignore or violate these fundamental laws, but that you cannot change them. You learn that throughout history the societies that have succeeded r ...


10/05/2021

Episode 154: “Restoring Our Election Integrity” with Ken Blackwell and Ken Klukowski


Election Integrity:  Why we don’t have it, how we lost it and what to do about it.   In the election of 2020 we saw a dramatic loosening of the chain of custody of ballots. We saw an indiscriminate use of mass mail-in ballots. We saw a verification process junked and pushed aside. And as a consequence, we saw major irregularities in that election.  The result: a waning confidence among voters ...


08/31/2021

Episode 149: “Why America Must Remain the World’s Preeminent Seapower” with Russ Vought and Arthur Herman


After decades of cuts to shipbuilding and maintenance, the United States Navy has been stripped down to a fleet barely larger than it was 100 years ago, in 1916.  Meanwhile, China has dramatically increased its spending on its Navy, as well as on its Air Force, cyberspace and elect ...


08/10/2021

Episode 146: “These People Are Crazy” with Steve Moore


My guest this week is economist Steve Moore  Our topic: the economy and how the trillion upon trillion dollar spending orgy in Washington is going to cause irreparable damage to America. “This is an extremely dangerous time for our country. What happens over the course of the next three or four months ...


08/03/2021

Episode 145: “America’s Intelligence Wars” with Ambassador Pete Hoekstra and Fred Fleitz


We are living in a complicated and dangerous time in America. American intelligence and national security should not be part of partisan politics but that is exactly what they’ve become. “We saw it towards the end of the Obama administration, and the transition into the Trump administration,” according to my guest, Ambassador Pete Hoekstra. “The weaponization of intelligence and the i ...


07/27/2021

Episode 144: “Wokeness: A Grave Risk to America’s Military”


Today we are witnessing a growing threat to our American military. A threat that is capable of doing what no foreign enemy ever could:  Fracture the world’s greatest armed forces from within, through divisive political indoctrination and controls. That threat is called “wokeness.” ...


06/08/2021

Episode 136: Why Republican Glenn Youngkin could become the next Governor of Virginia


The most politically important election in America takes place this November - the race to become the next governor of Virginia. This race will not be just about Virginia. It will be the first statewide election since Joe Biden took office, and will also be a referendum: How do voters feel about where Joe Biden and Kamala Harris are taking the country. Glenn Youngkin is the Republican candidate ...


05/31/2021

Episode 135: “A Woke CIA is a Broke CIA” with Fred Fleitz and Mike Waller


“I used to struggle with imposter syndrome, but at age thirty six I refuse to internalize misguided patriarchal ideas of what a woman can or should be. I am tired of feeling like I'm supposed to apologize for the space I occupied rather than intoxicate people with my effort, my brilliance. I am proud of me, full stop.”    Is this a quote from a self-help workshop in a “safe space” on a u ...


03/03/2021

Episode 119: CPAC, Trump and the future of the GOP


The TBWS Roundtable discusses former President Trump's CPAC speech, and what it means for Republicans going forward. Has he learned anything about shoring up his weaknesses? Will he attempt another run for President? Should he? And if not, where does the Republican party go from here?We also look at the future for Mike Pence. What role will the former VP play in the party? Plus, we look at the ...