In the latest episode of AEI’s Banter podcast, AEI research guru Jennifer Marsico sits down to talk about women in politics. Why aren’t there more women in political office? Do voters have a bias against women? Jen walks us through several recent studies, explores the history of the issue, and presents data from the two most recent national elections. We also explore if there is a common female agenda and if women tend to vote for other women. Enjoy!
Drones have played a major role of the United States’ war on terrorism. Earlier this month Mullah Nazir, a top Taliban commander in Pakistan, was killed by a drone strike and AEI’s Reza Jan is here to discuss the importance of this particular strike. Reza, who is the Pakistan Team Lead for AEI’s Critical Threats department, is well versed in all things Pakistan. We discuss why drones are so important, why getting Nazir deals a huge blow to the Taliban, and whether or not the United States’ drone policy is working.
Andrew and I also take a little time to discuss a blog post by Jim Pethokoukis on the Trillion Dollar Coin. Enjoy!
On the final episode of Banter before Christmas we sit down with AEI President Arthur Brooks. Arthur talks with us about some of the high-points for AEI this year and we look forward to what you can expect from AEI next year. He also details his background and tells us how he went from playing in the Barcelona Symphony to being a Free Market Warrior and college professor at Syracuse University. Finally we wrap with some comments on the passing of Judge Robert Bork. Enjoy!
This week on Banter, we sit down with Editor-in-Chief of the Daily Caller, Tucker Carlson. Tucker talks to us about working in D.C., the media landscape, and some current event issues. He also gives us his take on the “fiscal cliff” (two words: Swan Dive) and we finish up discussing the worst job he’s ever had.
Andrew and I also spend a little time discussing a blog post by Friend-of-the-Show Andrew Biggs about raising the retirement age. Hope you enjoy!
The Editor-in-Chief of the Weekly Standard, Bill Kristol, takes time out of his busy schedule to sit down with us this week and discuss some current events. Kristol, who started the magazine with Fred Barnes and friend of show John Podhoretz back in 1995, is a seasoned political pundit who’s a regular on Fox News.
We start off discussing the Benghazi backlash and what might eventually come of it. We also get to talk to Kristol about his life growing up with two well respected intellectuals and how that shaped his upbringing. Andrew and I also take a minute to discuss Charles Murray’s newest blog post on AEI Ideas blog. Enjoy!
On this week’s Banter, Stu sits down one on one with the Deputy Editor of the AEI Ideas blog, Henrik Temp. Henrik blogged the last 100 days leading up to the 2012 Presidential election. He brings good insight into just how insane American politics can be. We also take time to discuss where the Republican party can go from here and what role social conservative will play going forward. Enjoy.
On this week’s episode of Banter friend of the show Daniel Cox pays us to visit to discuss the updated findings on the Public Religion Research Institutes Millennials Survey. The survey, which focus on the 18-30 age group, gives us good insight into what the newest generation of voting Americans think and why they think it.
We also discuss the results of PRRI’s newest work, The 2012 American Values Survey, and some of the results might actually surprise you. Enjoy!
In the latest episode of Banter, Gary Schmitt, the Co-Director the Marilyn Ware Center for Security Studies, discusses foreign policy and the presidential election with hosts Stu James and Andrew Rugg. Gary assesses not only how each candidate did during the third and final presidential debate, but what Romney and Obama revealed about their foreign policies. We also go region by region, examining what each candidate said (or didn’t say) about the Middle East, Europe, Latin America, Asia, and Africa. Enjoy!
In this week’s episode of Banter we’re joined by AEI Tax Policy expert Alex Brill to talk about the differences in the two presidential candidate’s tax plans. Alex explains to us the details, or lack thereof, in each candidates plan and gives us some great insight into how each candidate thinks they can lower taxes and the deficit. We also take a few minutes to talk about PBS and Big Bird debacle.
Andrew also takes a few minutes to talk to us about an article he wrote for American.com discussing polling and how people should be viewing and interpreting polls.