Dara Massicot, senior policy researcher at the Rand Corporation, joins guest host John McCaa to discuss the errors Russia has made thus far, and how Ukraine has defied the odds with the help of its international allies.Read more
Why military service members can’t sue their employer
Military servicemembers don’t have the legal recourse for cases of malpractice, negligence and even sexual assault. Vanity Fair editor Maximillian Potter joins guest host John McCaa to discuss the Feres Doctrine.Read more
Is classical liberalism dead?
Francis Fukuyama joins host Krys Boyd to discuss the pushback against classical thoughts about individual rights, rule of law and equality, and what he sees as the decaying of American institutions.Read more
What authoritarian leaders have in common
Professor Ruth Ben-Ghiat joins guest host John McCaa to discuss how world leaders from Benito Mussolini to Vladimir Putin have gained followers and manipulated the media.Read more
Why freedom of speech is not absolute
English professor Dennis Baron joins us to talk about times when employers, schools and, yes, the government have the authority to curtail what you say.Read more
The unfinished work of Reconstruction
Peniel Joseph is the Barbara Jordan Chair in Political Values and Ethics at the LBJ School of Public Affairs. He joins us to assess the current push for racial equality – from the election of Barack Obama to Black Lives Matter.Read more
Presidents come and go, but Putin remains
Frontline filmmaker Michael Kirk joins us to discuss Putin’s relationship to not only President Biden, but to Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, Barack Obama and Donald Trump.Read more
If you needed asylum, who would believe you?
Dina Nayeri talks about how trust is codified in boardrooms, hospitals, the asylum process and elsewhere – and the relationship between trust and privilege.Read more
What Ukraine needs from the U.S.
David J. Kramer, executive director of the Bush Institute, discusses policy recommendations the Institute has for the Biden administration and Congress that focus on bringing the war in Ukraine to an end.Read more
The early history of hip-hop
Hasan Jeffries, associate professor of history at The Ohio State University, talks about hip-hop’s birth in the Bronx and its dual identities of both protest music and party music.Read more
Texas has a surplus, how will lawmakers spend it?
Justin Miller from the Texas Observer discusses the battles brewing in the new legislative session, including promises to cut property taxes, whether education will see new funding, and how the electric grid might be addressed.Read more
The U.S. wasn’t founded on free markets
Harvard professor and author Naomi Oreskes joins us to talk about the public relations campaigns designed to crush regulations and unions.Read more