The Positive Populist With Steve Hilton

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Host Steve Hilton and his guests explore the meaning of, history and direction of "Positive Populism". read less
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Tomi Lahren: “I really wanted to challenge and I wanted to inform…start a dialogue”
Jul 1 2019
Tomi Lahren: “I really wanted to challenge and I wanted to inform…start a dialogue”
Tomi Lahren currently serves as host of FOX Nation's daily programs First Thoughts and Final Thoughts. On First Thoughts (9:30AM/ET) Tomi delivers her opinion on the latest news in politics and pop culture. Following, her signature Final Thoughts (6PM/ET) recaps her views on the day's top stories. In addition to her role on FOX Nation, Lahren is a contributor for FNC, offering political commentary across the network's opinion programming, primarily on Hannity and FOX & Friends. Lahren joined the network in August 2017. In this episode Tomi explains her perspective on starting a dialogue and engaging people with a different point of view. This is especially evident from her early days in college when she would challenge her liberal professors and express that she had a different point of view without being confrontational. "But I really wanted to challenge and I wanted to inform or at least provide a perspective and start a dialogue. And I don't think that you can necessarily always do that when you just stay in your group. I would much rather speak to a group that disagrees with me to this day I would rather be challenged than just sit there and say the same thing back to someone who is mirroring my views." Plus, we'll learn more about her new book "Never Play Dead: How the Truth Makes You Unstoppable" (available July 2nd), the audience's reaction to her on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, and what led to her show being suspended on The Blaze. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Linda McMahon on handling the 24/7 news cycle, Running the SBA, and President Trump
May 24 2019
Linda McMahon on handling the 24/7 news cycle, Running the SBA, and President Trump
American businesswoman and Former pro wrestling executive, Linda McMahon, resigned in March 2019 from her President Trump appointed position as Administrator of the Small Business Association and is now the Chairman of America First Action, a pro-Trump Super PAC. In 2009 McMahon left the WWE to run as a Republican for the United States Senate in Connecticut. While campaigning for the position a local reporter asked her what the hardest part of running was and she responded with a concise critique of what is wrong with the media today. "The most difficult thing is that while I'm sitting here talking to you today, something could be happening somewhere in the world. I can walk out of this door, I can be confronted by one of your reporters, and ask for my opinion on it. If I don't have an opinion, I'm stupid. If I haven't heard about it, I'm ill-informed. But, if I make a statement, and then as I learn more about it, want to change or enhance what I've said now, I'm a flip-flopper. So, it's incredibly difficult to run, and to have a ready answer at all times with the 24-hour news cycle." Linda McMahon also speaks candidly about her working relationship with President Trump, and her mission when leading the Small Business Association. It's a fascinating and enlightening conversation that you don't want to miss. Listen on Apple Podcasts, Google, TuneIn, or Stitcher. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Henry Olsen: “I volunteered for the Republican Party starting when I was 12.”
Mar 22 2019
Henry Olsen: “I volunteered for the Republican Party starting when I was 12.”
Henry Olsen is a senior fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center, and an opinion columnist for The Washington Post. Henry's work "focuses on how America's political order is being upended by populist challenges, from the left and the right." He also studies populism's impact in other democracies in the developed world. Mr. Olsen's opinion pieces for The Washington Post focus on politics, populism, foreign affairs and American conservative thought. He has authored several books including: Working Class Republican: Ronald Reagan and the Return of Blue-Collar Conservatism, and The Four Faces of the Republican Party, co-authored with Dante Scala. "I grew up at a time of the Cold War and something attracted me to being politically interested as young as 6 years old. I remember following the 1968 presidential race you know. " "I was somebody who conflated American conservatism with what could be called populism. I grew up in Reagan's California. I volunteered for the Republican Party starting when I was 12 and imbibed California conservatism as part of my political philosophy." "And what's happened was, you know, over time I began to think that the things that I believed in weren't being upheld by the philosophy that was being propounded. And, for me I started thinking in the early part of this decade about how do we recover that? So, I thought, well I'm gonna go back to Ronald Reagan. I'm going to start learning about it because when Reagan took over he became the leader of the Republican Party. The Republican Party was considered a dinosaur. It had one third of the members of the house. It had thirty-something members of the Senate, it controlled four of the fifty states, and the common wisdom was the only solution was to move left, and Reagan not only moved it to the right, but he made it the equal of the Democratic Party for the first time in 50 years. So the question is how does he do this?" Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices