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September 15, 2022

Is It a Lie or Just a Difference of Opinion? (Audio: Podcast)

Riffing off an observation by Commentary’s Noah Rothman, IPI Research Fellow Merrill Matthews notices that recent Democrat administrations have dispensed with “spin” and now just plain lie to the American people with impunity. We never thought we’d miss “spin doctors.” Dr. Matthews runs through a short list (it could have been much longer) of direct lies and outright obfuscation by the Biden and Obama administrations, with IPI President Tom Giovanetti.

September 15, 2022

We Thought Sanctuary Cities Welcomed Illegal Immigrants? (Audio: Podcast)

Mayors and governors of sanctuary cities and states have spent several years obtaining cheap virtue signaling by proclaiming their hospitality to illegal border crossers without ever actually crossing paths with any of them. But a genius move by Texas Governor Gregg Abbott, providing voluntary transportation for illegals to sanctuary cities like Chicago, New York and Washington DC has got those same mayors and governors squealing like stuck pigs, especially with governors like Doug Ducey (AZ) and Ron DeSantis (FL) emulating Abbott’s strategy. IPI President Tom Giovanetti and Resident Scholar provide an unhesitating defense of these strategies, and suggest some other cities and states that should also be destination for illegal immigrants.

August 8, 2022

What to Make of the Recent Primaries with Elections Expert John Fund (Audio: Podcast)

Author and National Review columnist John Fund joins IPI to share his evaluation of the results of recent primary elections, and to speculate about not only the upcoming 2022 midterm elections but also about 2024. With IPI Resident Scholar Dr. Merrill Matthews and IPI President Tom Giovanetti.

August 8, 2022

Our Broken Elections with John Fund (Audio: Podcast)

A discussion with author and National Review columnist John Fund about his recent book “Our Broken Elections: How the Left Changed the Way You Vote.” With IPI President Tom Giovanetti and Resident Scholar Dr. Merrill Matthews.

July 25, 2022

Four Reasons Why Trump Should Not Run in 2024 (Audio: Podcast)

IPI Resident Scholar Dr. Merrill Matthews elaborates on his recent piece in The Hill about why Donald Trump should not run for president again in 2024. With IPI President Tom Giovanetti.

July 11, 2022

Green New Deal RIP (Audio: Interview)

IPI Resident Scholar Merrill Matthews joins Matthews joins the Kim Munson Show to discuss his latest Hill op/ed, Green New Deal, RIP. Matthews and Kim discuss recent events that made it clear that the New Green Deal is deceased for all intents and purposes. Rising gas prices, the Supreme Court’s decision in West Virginia vs. EPA, and the incoming red wave in November that will push out progressive legislators and replace them with conservative members who understand that affordable, sustainable energy policies are what the American people need and want.

July 5, 2022

This Is What A Proper Supreme Court Looks Like

With blockbuster decisions ending this Supreme Court Term, IPI President Tom Giovanetti and Resident Scholar Dr. Merrill Matthews review the New York gun case, the Dobbs abortion decision, and the EPA case, and conclude that all three decisions reflect the proper role of the Supreme Court.

June 24, 2022

Supreme Court Makes the Right Call on New York's Handgun Law (Audio: Podcast)

New York’s ban on handguns outside the home was always a violation of the Second Amendment, but it took this long for the right case to get to the right court. IPI President Tom Giovanetti and Resident Scholar Dr. Merrill Matthews discuss the fact that SCOTUS made it very clear that not only was the New York law unconstitutional, but that the court also made it clear that there is abundant room for reasonable regulations and restrictions on access to firearms.

June 17, 2022

Thoughts on the January 6th Investigation and Hearings (Audio: Podcast)

Should conservatives be dismissive about the findings of the January 6th Commission? Granted, the hearings aren’t really hearings, and the committee is composed entirely of critics, and there are no adversarial witnesses, but is there still value in learning the findings of the Commission? IPI President Tom Giovanetti and Director of Development Addie Crimmins share their thoughts.

 

May 26, 2022

IPI Policy Basics: Self-Government and the Superiority of the Legislative Branch (Audio: Podcast)

Solo this time, IPI President Tom Giovanetti explains that the very idea of self-government means rules agreed to through compromise and consensus-building, rather than being imposed on an unwilling people. If there is no consensus, there should be no rule. And because rules imposed by the Judicial Branch or the Executive Branch violate this principle, the Legislative Branch is the superior branch of government, as intended by the Founders. But sadly, today this is not how things function, and it’s part of the reason for the dysfunction and dissatisfaction with our American government.

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