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242. “Ape you know what”

There’s lots to debate about guns, but not the way America is currently doing it. Jay and Mona look at David Hogg, Marco Rubio, and the tone of contempt. They pay tribute to Kevin Williamson, and the late Pete Peterson and Zell Miller. Happy Passover and Happy Easter. Subscribe to Need to Know in iTunes (and leave a 5-star review, please!), or by RSS feed. For all our podcasts in one place, subscribe to the Ricochet Audio Network Superfeed in iTunes or by RSS feed. ...

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241. Podcast Do-Si-Do

Powerline’s Steve Hayward joins Mona for the first half of this week’s special NTK. They talk about the conservative crack-up and Mona’s book (coming June 26!). Jay later joins Mona for a look at “Rexit,” boobish campaigning, Putin’s “election,” and the McCabe exit. Music: Henry Litolff, Scherzo Concerto Symphonique #4 Subscribe to Need to Know in iTunes (and leave a 5-star review, please!), or by RSS feed. For all our podcasts in one place, subscribe to the Ricochet Audio Network Superfeed in iTunes or by RSS feed. ...

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240. No Fair!

It’s the eternal cry of children, but does it apply to international trade? Scott Lincicome joins to explain why not. Jay and Mona then consider the Trump/Kim summit, the nationalists vs. globalists theme that’s making the rounds, and the pace of news in the Trump era. Subscribe to Need to Know in iTunes (and leave a 5-star review, please!), or by RSS feed. For all our podcasts in one place, subscribe to the Ricochet Audio Network Superfeed in iTunes or by RSS feed. ...

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239. On Being Booed and Buoyed

Mona reports the behind the scenes details of her appearance at CPAC last weekend and the fallout since. The conservative movement is up for grabs — no telling how this story will turn out.  Subscribe to Need to Know in iTunes (and leave a 5-star review, please!), or by RSS feed. For all our podcasts in one place, subscribe to the Ricochet Audio Network Superfeed in iTunes or by RSS feed. ...

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238. Can We Talk?

When it comes to guns, it seems doubtful. Mona and Jay talk discourse, extremism, and the seeming elusiveness of serious policy discussion. The podcast begins with the redoubtable Richard Brookhiser, historian and NR senior editor, who reflects on Trump’s influence on conservatism, dirty tricks in politics, and much more. Music from this week’s podcast: Cantique by Melinda Paulsen Subscribe to Need to Know in iTunes (and leave a 5-star review, please!), or by RSS feed. For all our podcasts in one place, subscribe to the Ricochet Audio Network Superfeed in iTunes or by RSS feed. ...

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237. Smooth Operator

Prof. Gabriel Rossman of UCLA joins NTK to offer reflections on being a conservative in academia – and also on invitations to provocateurs like Milo.  Jay and Mona then analyze the Mueller indictments, Russian interference, domestic divisions, crime, and the origin of a famous expression. Subscribe to Need to Know in iTunes (and leave a 5-star review, please!), or by RSS feed. For all our podcasts in one place, subscribe to the Ricochet Audio Network Superfeed in iTunes or by RSS feed. ...

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236. Who Are You Calling Partisan?

The wry and witty Andrew Ferguson joins NTK to report on The Post, which he had just seen, and on the Washington world, which he’s seen through the years. Jay and Mona then speak of Rob Porter, bias, Riccardo Muti, and much more. Music from this week’s episode: Serenade For Strings by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Subscribe to Need to Know in iTunes (and leave a 5-star review, please!), or by RSS feed. For all our podcasts in one place, subscribe to the Ricochet Audio Network Superfeed in iTunes or by RSS feed. ...

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235. Memogate, SOTU, and Rule of Law

Benjamin Wittes of Lawfareblog joins a special NTK that includes David French to analyze the release of the Nunes memo and the state of our intelligence community in the Trump era. David, Jay, and Mona then opine on the State of the Union speech, the state of conservatism, and the unpredictable nature of courage. Music: Aaron Copeland, El Salon Mexico Subscribe to Need to Know in iTunes (and leave a 5-star review, please!), or by RSS feed. For all our podcasts in one place, subscribe to the Ricochet Audio Network Superfeed in iTunes or by RSS feed. ...

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234. Conspiracy Week

From the “secret society” to banned memos to shady “informants,” the infotainment wing of conservative world went into full baying mode this week. Jay and Mona also talk about Hillary’s aide, Kenneth Starr, disobeying presidential orders, “Young People’s Concerts,” and the poor little team that must do its best against the Philadelphia Eagles. Subscribe to Need to Know in iTunes (and leave a 5-star review, please!), or by RSS feed. For all our podcasts in one place, subscribe to the Ricochet Audio Network Superfeed in iTunes or by RSS feed. ...

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233. Elections, Polls, Pols, and Profanity

David Byler crunches numbers about the 2018 elections and explains his impressive degree. Jay and Mona then talk deportation, immigration, and telling it like it is. They also ask who deserves credit for serving in the Trump administration. They close with music jokes. Subscribe to Need to Know in iTunes (and leave a 5-star review, please!), or by RSS feed. For all our podcasts in one place, subscribe to the Ricochet Audio Network Superfeed in iTunes or by RSS feed. ...

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