Ronald Reagan’s OMB Director, David Stockman joins us to talk about his new book, Peak Trump, which examines the serious challenges facing the economy and Washington’s failure to address them.
The saga of the Covington Catholic School boys has all the markers of our time — a viral video, a phony racial confrontation, and cries of fake news. And this time at least, the shouts of fake news had some merit. It came just days after the Special Counsel, in unprecedented fashion, disputed a Buzzfeed News bombshell that Trump instructed … Read More
Nancy Pelosi’s suggestion that the State of the Union address be delayed until after the shutdown revives a long-simmering debate about whether the annual address, with all its pomp and pageantry, has become an overwrought symbol of the imperial modern presidency. Plus, a pair of back-to-back bombshell news stories feed the secret agent Trump narrative. A NY Times report that … Read More
For the second year in a row, Washington is ringing in the new year with a dysfunctional government shutdown. With both President Trump and Democrats firmly entrenched in irreconcilable positions and hemmed in by uncompromising political bases, how does this end? Plus, Trump’s cracked history of Soviet involvement in Afghanistan and the fallout from Mitt Romney’s rebuke of President Trump.