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Unravel the threads of American politics with incisive commentary and in-depth analysis on the state of the political scene. Join National Review writers like Rich Lowry, Charles C. W. Cooke, Jim Geraghty, Michael Brendan Dougherty, Jack Butler, and more for political commentary you can’t get anywhere else. Longing for a refreshing dose of sanity? All you need to do is tune in.
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Dirty Moderate showcases the people who cut through the nails-on-a-chalkboard din of the modern-day American political scene. We promote rigorous analysis and lively debate with individuals on both sides of the aisle and beyond. Our host, Adam Epstein, is a 12 time, Tony Award-winning former Broadway powerhouse producer turned political provocateur. Adam can go toe-to-toe with anyone on politics as he did on Trish Regan Primetime every Thursday night in 2019 as the lone non-conservative pane ...
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Editors’ Picks: Noah: Jeff’s post “Uri Berliner Burned His Bridges at NPR, Then Set the House Ablaze” and NR's editorial “Defund NPR” Charlie: Andy’s explanations of Trump’s hush-money trial Michael: Dominic Pino’s post “The Bees Are Fine” Maddy: Audrey Fahlberg and Brittany Bernstein’s piece “How Ukraine Is Dividing the House GOP — and What It Mea…
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Mona Charen is a conservative American journalist, columnist, commentator and best selling author. She is the Policy Editor of The Bulwark, and host of the Beg to Differ podcast, which you need to subscribe to immediately. Mona fell hard for William F. Buckley as a teenager, and her first job was as editorial assistant at his National Review. She w…
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Editors’ Picks: Noah: Andy’s piece “The Legal Doctrine That May Be Trump’s Best Defense in Bragg’s ‘Hush Money’ Case” Jim: NR's editorial "The Failed Experiment with Ending Standardized Testing" Phil: Rich’s piece “The Anti-Israel Delusion” Dominic: Michael Lucci’s piece "The Michigan–Ohio Economic Rivalry Shifts in the Buckeye State’s Favor" Light…
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As the host of the podcast History of the Land of Israel, and his own YouTube show, Israel Explained, Shaiel Ben-Ephraim spends his time thinking about Israel and assessing Israel’s long term goals. Given Iran’s attack on Israel, we invited Shaiel back to Dirty Moderate so he and Adam could discuss the implications of Iran launching drones and miss…
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Editors’ Picks: Rich: Today's Morning Jolt "Good Riddance, O. J. Simpson" Michael: Armond White’s piece "Civil War Strikes Back at America" Phil: Abigail Anthony’s piece “Princeton Democratic Socialists Raise ‘Grave Concern’ over ‘Discriminatory’ Gorilla Image Used in a French Class” Dominic: Rich’s piece “No One Cares about Joe Biden’s Lawlessness…
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Editors’ Picks: Rich: Jeff Blehar’s post “You’re Fine Just Where You Are, Sonia Sotomayor” Jim: Jessica Hornick Evan’s post “Remember the Hostages” Noah: Also Jessica’s post, and NR’s editorial “Trump’s Abortion Hedge” MBD: Abigail’s post “Sex . . . at Birth??” Light Items: Rich: Yankees' opening day Jim: Yard-work woes Noah: The eclipse MBD: Roald…
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Mike Gonzalez is the Angeles T Arredondo E Pluribus Unum Senior Fellow at The Heritage Foundation. He is a longtime journalist who currently writes for The Washington Examiner. Prior to that, he wrote for the Wall Street Journal, where he was based in Hong Kong. Mike is an ardent conservative and he sees the re-election of Trump as the only stopgap…
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Editors’ Picks: Rich: Naomi Schaefer Riley's magazine piece "How We Ruined Childhood" Noah: Rich’s piece “Yes, Fight Anti-White Racism” MBD: Caroline Downey’s recent pieces Jack: Mitch Daniel’s piece “How George Will Changed America’s Mind” Light Items: Rich: Meeting a Titans fan Noah: Seeing the second Dune movie MBD: The Prospector movie theater …
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Editors’ Picks: Rich: Abigail’s post "Visibility?" Jim: Jean Twenge’s magazine piece "Smartphones Are Damaging Our Kids" Noah: Charlie’s post "Is It ‘Inclusive’ to Speak of ‘Transgender Day of Visibility’ Only in English?" Dominic: Noah’s magazine piece “You Mean the Man Still Pays?” Light Items: Rich: Godzilla vs. Kong Jim: Sleeping in his own bed…
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George Washington claimed that anyone who attempted to provide an accurate account of the war for independence would be accused of writing fiction. At the time, no one called it the “American Revolution”: former colonists still regarded themselves as Virginians or Pennsylvanians, not Americans, while John Adams insisted that the British were the re…
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As a young girl born in Canada, Yasmine Mohammed was born into a strict Islamic household. If she missed a word of her Koran readings, she was beat until her feet were bloody and raw. And the Canadian government said there was nothing they could do to help her. “This is your culture,” they smugly told her. But Yasmine escaped the horrors of her chi…
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Damon Linker, is a writer for the Atlantic and is a senior lecturer in political science at the University of Pennsylvania. He also writes the Substack newsletter “Notes from the Middleground” and is an Open Society Project senior fellow at the Niskanen Center. Damon joins Adam to discuss his latest article for the Atlantic, "The Dead-Enders of the…
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Editors’ Picks: Rich: Haley Strack's reporting on Israel and Hamas Charlie: NR's editorial “Joseph Lieberman, R.I.P.” Maddy: Kayla’s post "Abortion Robots: Welcome to Hell" Michael: Dan’s piece "The Department of Education’s FAFSA Fiasco" Light Items: Rich: Washington Capitals Charlie: Amusing moments from ChatGPT Maddy: Doubt Michael: Godzilla vs.…
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Editors’ Picks: Rich: Haley’s post “Roll Chargers” Charlie: Dominic’s pieces “We Can’t Say We Weren’t Warned” and “Biden’s Tax Cut for the Rich?” Ramesh: Andrew Stuttaford's upcoming magazine piece on global resistance to net zero Noah: Abigail’s post “Unplugged” Light Items: Rich: NCAA tournament game Charlie: Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agen…
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Editors’ Picks: Rich: Maddy’s piece “Cabrini Fails on Purpose” Charlie: Michael’s post “Confessing My Unbelief” Maddy: NR's editorial "Bernie’s 32-Hour Work Week" MBD: Rich’s piece “The Shameful Success of Letitia James” Light Items: Rich: Embarrassed UVA fan Charlie: Real-Action Baseball game Maddy: Family visiting MBD: The Gentleman on Netflix Sp…
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Editors’ Picks: Rich: Dominic’s webathon piece "You Know What’s Really ‘Pro-Worker’?" Charlie: Noah’s piece "Is ‘Long Covid’ Real?" Noah: Jack’s post “Don’t Selectively Remember the Lessons of Covid” Phil: Jim's dispatches from Ukraine Light Items: Rich: Oral surgery Charlie: Parents in town Noah: Cultural mashup Phil: DVD player Sponsor: Made In T…
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New York Times columnist David French joins Adam to discuss the role of religion in public life, and he offers up a unique portal into the pro-life movement, and its perils in the aftermath of Roe. David discusses the important role of the courts, and especially the critical role of the Supreme Court, in securing( or not securing) the guardrails ag…
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Editors’ Picks: Rich: NR's Editorial "Michael Mann Owes Us $1 Million" Charlie: Noah’s piece "Chuck Schumer’s Problem Is with Israel, Not Netanyahu” Maddy: Kayla Bartsch’s piece "In Honoring Poor Things, Hollywood Shows Its Cultural Poverty" Michael: Barry O’Halloran's piece "Irish Voters Rebuff Their Political Establishment" Light Items: Rich: To …
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As arguably the pre-eminent voice warning about the dangers of Donald Trump, longtime political operative Steve Schmidt needs no introduction. But in case you have been abducted by aliens, Steve is the founder, author and host of The Warning, a digital media company comprised of a daily newsletter, podcast and video analysis on his YouTube channel.…
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It’s not playtime in America. It’s high time in America that we all stand up for democracy. It’s gonna take all of us, especially independents like myself who will back Biden in November because that’s putting America first. It’s America or Trump; you can’t have both.… Thanks for helping us save democracy one episode at a time! Join the Dirty Moder…
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Noah Rothman is an author and conservative thinker who is a Senior Writer for National Review, and whose recent bestseller, “The Rise of the New Puritans: Fighting Back Against Progressives’ War on Fun,” is the chief subject of the second episode of our new series Dirty Moderate After Dark. Adam and Noah do a deep dive into the origins of Puritan t…
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Tina Nguyen is a national correspondent for Puck covering the world of Donald Trump and the American right for their The Best & The Brightest newsletter. Previously, Nguyen was a White House reporter for Politico, a staff reporter for Vanity Fair Hive, and an editor at Mediaite. Her new book, The MAGA Diaries: My Surreal Adventures Inside the Right…
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Philip K. Howard is a lawyer, author and chair of Common Good (www.commongood.org), a nonpartisan organization aimed at replacing red tape with human responsibility and agency. In his discussion with Adam, Philip discusses his latest book “Everyday Freedom: Designing the Framework for a Flourishing Society,” which argues that the post 1960’s legal …
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James Kirchick is a columnist for Tablet magazine, a writer at large for Air Mail, and author of the instant New York Times bestseller, Secret City: The Hidden History of Gay Washington. Jamie( as he is known,) sits down with Adam and details why he wrote “Secret City,” discusses his longtime interest in Cold War history and assesses the intersecti…
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As the host of the podcast History of the Land of Israel, and his own YouTube show, Israel Explained, Shaiel Ben-Ephraim spends his time thinking about Israel, assessing Israel’s long term goals and strategies and nuancing a discussion about Israel and the Palestinians which blessedly sheds more light than heat. A self described “Liberal Zionist,” …
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