Blog Talk Radio Archives

April 15, 2007

The New Gig

I've decided to get a head start on the new job, which officially starts tomorrow, at Blog Talk Radio. I've posted for the first time at the BTR blog, talking about the opportunities ahead for both myself and BTR: As much as blogging represented that opportunity for writers four years ago, I believe Blog Talk Radio holds out even more opportunities for writers and talkers now. We have just begun operations eight months ago, and already we have a wide variety of shows for listeners to enjoy — and not just in politics. We expand our reach every day into new topics and new issues, and we see no limit. Blog Talk Radio gives everyone a microphone, and more importantly, a solid technical platform that alllows for immediate dialog. Instead of posting an essay and waiting for comments and e-mails, New Media people can interact directly with those who agree...

April 16, 2007

Duncan Hunter On CQ Radio Today

Duncan Hunter will be my guest on the first installment of the daily CQ Radio show today. The Congressman and presidential hopeful will appear between 2 - 2:30 pm Central Time to discuss his candidacy, national security, and his vision for America. Hunter's candidacy has flown under the media radar thus far, and we'll ask him how he plans to make a move on the frontrunners during 2007. In the second half, Fausta joins us to talk about her own Blog Talk Radio show. She's talking immigration and more on her show, live at 11 am CT. The best part of Blog Talk Radio is that you can join the conversation -- live! Call me at 646-652-4889 to talk with Congressman Hunter, Fausta, or me during the show. UPDATE AND BUMP: I forgot to link to Hunter's website; I fixed that now. And here's the Congressman posing with the...

April 17, 2007

Bernard Goldberg On CQ Today (Bumped!)

BUMP: Just a reminder that we will be also discussing the Virginia Tech story. Be sure to call and join the conversation. On today's edition of CQ Radio, I'll have an interview with Bernard Goldberg -- journalist and author of such excellent books as Bias and The 100 People Who Are Screwing Up America -- as he launches his new book, Crazies to the Left of Me, Wimps to the Right: How One SIde Lost Its Mind and the Other Lost Its Nerve. The book launches today, and on Saturday I had the opportunity to have a long conversation with Goldberg, one of the most entertaining interview subjects. We discuss: * Don Imus -- "A very unlikable and unpleasant person ... but Don Imus is not what's plaguing black America." * Republicans -- "Betrayed their principles" * Al Sharpton - "If there are two people in the whole world...

Hugh Hewitt On Atlas Shrugged

Pam at Atlas Shrugged interviewed Hugh Hewitt tonight on her Blog Talk Radio show this evening. Hugh is one of my friends in the blogosphere, and he lends his special perpective to current events. What's keeping you from starting your Blog Talk Radio show?...

April 18, 2007

CQ Radio Today: Howard Kurtz (Bumped)

CQ Radio hits the Internet stream today at 2 pm CT with a very special guest: Howard Kurtz, the Washington Post journalist and media critic. Howard writes a must-read media review most weekdays that not only gives links to some of the most trenchant commentary of the previous day, but also his own analysis of the big stories. He also hosts CNN's Reliable Sources evey Sunday at 10 am ET. His upcoming installment will be devoted to media coverage of the Virginia Tech massacre, but we'll get a head start on that topic today. We'll also take your calls at 646-652-4889 to discuss the shooting and the media coverage of it. Be sure to join the conversation!...

April 19, 2007

CQ Radio Today: Victory Caucus (Update and Bump)

Our next installment of CQ Radio will feature NZ Bear of the Victory Caucus, discussing the significant changes in store for the organization. The Victory Caucus plans to organize as a fundraising force to get tough on national security and the war on terror. NZ will talk about the plans and what it means for the 2008 election. We'll also take your calls at 646-652-4889 to discuss NBC's decision to air the Cho package, the Gonzales testimony, and much more. Be sure to join the conversation! UPDATE: CQ Radio is now the #8 show for Blog Talk Radio! And the #2 show is in Portugese, hosted by a Brazilian center-right philosopher who lives in the US now, Olavo de Carvalho. UPDATE II: I've uploaded a Blog Talk Radio player that streams the latest CQ Radio show directly on the blog. If you want to turn off the player, click...

April 20, 2007

CQ Radio Today: Jules Crittenden

Our next installment of CQ Radio will feature premiere blogger and journalist Jules Crittenden, whose "good news, bad news" posts are daily delights. Jules embedded with the troops during the initial invasion of Iraq, and has written a great deal about the war on terror, Iraq, and the future of our national security efforts. We'll talk about all of these topics and more today, starting at 2 pm CT. We'll also take your calls at 646-652-4889 to join the conversation! UPDATE: Don't forget that you can click on the sidebar player to listen to the podcasts, but you need to click on the link here to listen to the live show. UPDATE II: Jules and I had a great time talking about media bias and the war in Iraq. Don't miss it! You can also play it on the sidebar player any time....

April 21, 2007

CQ Radio, Blog Talk Radio, & Howard Kurtz At Air Congress

Daniel Glover at Air Congress picked up my interview with Howard Kurtz on CQ Radio earlier this week. Daniel also handles the duties at the National Journal blog, Beltway Blogroll, as well as his editorial responsibilities for the magazine. In the same post, he notes that another BTR show, RK/NLS Virginia Politics, scored a big get with their interview of Hillary Clinton's Deputy Campaign Manager, Mike Henry. Blog Talk Radio keeps picking up steam! CORRECTION: It was not Hillary, but Mike Henry -- but still a great interview....

April 23, 2007

CQ Radio: Patterico & Alberto Gonzales (Updated)

UPDATE: Well, we had some transmission problems at the beginning, but Patterico gave some great background and perspective to the case. I hope you enjoy it! Today's installment of CQ Radio will feature Patterico of Patterico's Pontifications, the excellent blog of a Los Angeles-area prosecutor who covers law, politics, and especially media criticism. He has done an excellent job of cataloguing the various gaffes and outrages of the Los Angeles Times, so much so that his annual reviews of the paper become a must-read. Patterico will join me to discuss the testimony of Alberto Gonzales and what it means for the Bush administration. I know that CQ readers have strong opinions on the subject, so be sure to join the conversation by dialing 646-652-4889. Note: Blog posting may be slow, as the FM and I are at the hospital this morning for some investigation into recent lab results. The...

April 24, 2007

CQ Radio Transcript: Duncan Hunter, Part 1

Our inaugural edition of the daily CQ Radio show featured an excellent chat with Congressman Duncan Hunter. Hunter has started campaigning for the Republican presidential nomination, and his efforts are based on his national-security and trade policies. Hunter served for years on the Armed Services Committee and chaired it for four years, and he brings an informed perspective to those issues. This is Part 1 of the Hunter interview; part 2 will be posted tomorrow. EM: Our first guest and it’s a tremendous honor, let me introduce Congressman Duncan Hunter, the Congressman has served 27 years in the House, chairing the House Armed Services Committee for four of them. He fought in Vietnam with Airborne and Ranger units, and he lives near the Mexican border and wants to be our next President, and those two facts are not unrelated. Welcome to CQ Radio, sir. DH: Thanks. Great to be with...

CQ Radio Today: Team Rudy

Today's installment of CQ Radio will feature Katie Levinson of the Rudy Giuliani campaign in the second half of the show. Levinson works as a spokesperson for the campaign and will answer our questions about Rudy's platform, his strategies, and his outreach to conservatives. We'll also be talking about the supplemental spending bill for the Iraq war, and a new addition to Blog Talk Radio that I think will generate a great deal of enthusiasm. Join the conversation today at 646-652-4889 when we go to air at 2 pm CT! UPDATE: I'll also be talking about the conflicting stories regarding Barbara Comstock and her potential shift from Mitt Romney to Fred Thompson -- reported yesterday by the New Hampshire Insider and refuted by Chris Cillizza at The Fix. Chris also had a couple of posts about John McCain and his efforts to reshuffle the deck at his campaign, both...

April 25, 2007

CQ Radio Transcript: Duncan Hunter, Part II

Here is the second half of my conversation with Duncan Hunter on the inaugural installment of the daily CQ Radio show. Part 1 can be found here. EM: Let’s move on to the borders. Now, you live nearby the border in southern California, and obviously this is an issue politically. How susceptible are we on the southern border to terrorist infiltration because of our border situation? DH: Well, we’re very susceptible to infiltration of anything because we have essentially open borders, except for the small area in California where I built the double border fence. Let me tell you, as a congressman who represented that area, what we had in the mid-1980s was basically a no-man’s-land between San Diego, California and Tijuana, Mexico. In that area, what I call Smuggler’s Corridor #1, was the area through which most of the people and most of the narcotics that came into the...

New Blog: Heading Right

Part of the effort for my new position at Blog Talk Radio involves building the community of conservative radio hosts at BTR. Since all of us are bloggers, creating a central blog to highlight the hosts, their blogs, and a new narrative made the most sense. We have launched Heading Right, which we hope to create as its own destination for hot links and hot debate among the conservative and libertarian BTR hosts. And we have a great start on building that stable of writers! Here are the bloggers we already have: Rick Moran Fausta Pam Oshry Jim Lynch David Odeen Jenn Mac Kit Jarrell Mike Ryan Douglas Gibbs Jaco Pastorius With a line-up like this -- and the writers we will be adding -- the conversation will get heated in no time! Be sure to keep up with the latest from your favorite BTR hosts at Heading Right. You...

CQ Radio: Heading Right And Rick Moran

Today's installment of CQ Radio will feature one of my good friends in the blogosphere, Rick Moran of the Right Wing Nut House. Rick has written excellent commentary for serious conservatives for the last few years at his site, and he has now joined Blog Talk Radio as a show host. Today we'll pick Rick's brain on a number of issues he covers at his site and talk about his new BTR show. I especially want to talk about his criticism of the Pentagon over the way they handled the Pat Tillman and Jessica Lynch stories. We'll also talk about the launch of Heading Right, the new group blog for conservative BTR hosts, and what we plan to build at the new site. Rick and I join an excellent group of bloggers at HR, which will feature fresh content and commentary as well as discussions about upcoming shows. Be...

April 26, 2007

CQ Radio Today: Chris Muir

For today's installment of CQ Radio, we'll talk with Chris Muir, the cartoonist behind Day By Day. Chris does not shy away from controversy, and his entry for today shows that he likes to challenge taboos on both right and left. We are going to discuss the firestorm that erupted with today's cartoon, plus Chris' trip to Iraq, his philosophy for his art, the use of suggestive imagery in defense of conservatism, and much, much more. Be sure to join the conversation today by calling 646-652-4889! BUMP: To top....

April 27, 2007

CQ Radio: Michael Zak, Victory Caucus

UPDATE: NZ couldn't make it today, but hopefully we can get together on Monday. Michael and I had an excellent conversation, and James Boyce called from MS-NBC and talked about the Democratic debates. You can listen to the entire download at this link -- just as you can with all CQ Radio and BTR shows. Today's installment of CQ Radio (2 pm CT) welcomes Michael Zak, author and blogger. He has a message for the Republican Party and that message is Back To Basics. He blogs at the Grand Old Partisan, and joins us in the first half to discuss how the Republicans need to proceed in order to regain power. We'll also talk again with NZ Bear from the Victory Caucus to discuss the developments yesterday in the Senate. We'll talk about Joe Lieberman, the two Republican defections, what we can expect from the President and when, and what...

April 30, 2007

CQ Radio Today: Victory Caucus

Today's installment of CQ Radio (2 pm CT) welcomes NZ Bear from the Victory Caucus to discuss the developments yesterday in the Senate. We'll talk about Joe Lieberman, the two Republican defections, what we can expect from the President and when, and what we can do to make a difference. NZ's been able to reschedule for today, and we'll get an update on the progress of the Iraq supplemental as well as discuss Sam Brownback's alliance with Joe Biden to split Iraq into three proto-states. Be sure to join us at 646-652-4889! We'd love to get you into the conversation. And make sure you're keeping up with the conversation at Heading Right!...

May 1, 2007

CQ Radio: Debate Coverage (Updated)

In today's installment of CQ Radio, I will be reviewing a blogger conference call with the White House and Tony Snow. I'll review the hot stories of day, and announcing the Heading Right debate coverage for Thursday. I may have a couple of surprise guests as well, so tune in! Join the conversation by calling 646-652-4889. BREAKING: The President will make a statement today at 6:10 PM ET today explaining why he will veto the supplemental. The White House will transmit the veto to Congress tomorrow, and the House will vote to override in the morning. They'll lose, and the White House will meet the Congressional leadership later that day to determine how to proceed....

May 2, 2007

Heading Right And BTR Team Coverage Of Republican Debate

The first Republican presidential primary debate airs tomorrow night at 7 pm CT -- and Blog Talk Radio and Heading Right will team up to cover it. The entire team at Heading Right will be posting live at the site, offering a running conversation as the 90-minute debate progresses. Over a dozen top conservative BTR hosts will debate the debate, live, at the site. Some will also live-blog the debate on their home blogs. At 9 pm CT, about thirty minutes after the end of the event, we will launch Debate Central, a new debate forum for BTR. I will moderate a post-debate roundtable with a number of BTR hosts for 30 minutes. We'll talk about the highs and lows, who gained and who lost ground, and the impact on the early primary efforts. We can even take your calls, live, to address how you felt about the debates --...

CQ Radio: Follow The Veto

Today on CQ Radio, we will speak with Josh Holmes, the spokesman for the Senate Republican Communication Office, to talk about the veto, the Iraq war funding, and what we can expect over the next few days. You can speak with Josh and myself by calling 646-652-4889 between 2-3 pm CT this afternoon! UPDATE AND BUMP: The House failed to override the veto. I'll post the final vote. If Nancy Pelosi couldn't hold the original 218 votes, that will be a significant defeat for her. UPDATE II: Pelosi actually picked up four votes. The House voted 222-203 to override the veto, far short of the two-thirds necessary....

May 3, 2007

CQ Radio - Robert Bluey

Today on CQ Radio, we will be talking with Robert Bluey of the Heritage Foundation and also of Bluey Blog in the second half of the show. We'll talk about his new efforts at Heritage and discuss the GOP primary race ahead of tonight's debate. We will also cover other topics in the first half, as well as take calls from you the entire hour. Be sure to call 646-652-4889 to join the conversation! UPDATE: You can be sure that we will be discussing Robert Novak's unbelievably despicable column in the first part of the show today. See below....

Debate Coverage At Blog Talk Radio and Heading Right

Tonight, the first Republican presidential primary debate airs at 7 pm CT -- and Blog Talk Radio and Heading Right will team up to cover it. The entire team at Heading Right will be posting live at the site, offering a running conversation as the 90-minute debate progresses. Over a dozen top conservative BTR hosts will debate the debate, live, at the site. Some will also live-blog the debate on their home blogs. At 9 pm CT, about thirty minutes after the end of the event, we will launch Debate Central, a new debate forum for BTR. I will moderate a post-debate roundtable with a number of BTR hosts for 30 minutes. We'll talk about the highs and lows, who gained and who lost ground, and the impact on the early primary efforts. We can even take your calls, live, to address how you felt about the debates --...

May 4, 2007

CQ Radio: Debate Post-Mortem, Hate-Crimes Bill

Today on CQ Radio we will be debating the debate. NZ Bear will join us to discuss the debate, the results, the spin, and the meaning of last night's event. We will also discuss the performance of MS-NBC and The Politico, which may have staged the worst-ever presidential debate. Also, we'll talk about Hillary Clinton's new effort to de-authorize the war, which may start making its way through the Senate after Congress and the White House reach agreement on a supplemental spending bill for Iraq. I also want to talk about the new hate-crimes expansion bill that Bush has vowed to veto. NZ and I will talk with James Walker, president of Watchman Fellowship, to discuss his issues with the entire notion of hate crimes. Be sure to join the conversation at 646-652-4889 and keep the debate going!...

May 7, 2007

Bill Richardson On BlogTalkRadio

Bill Richardson, the Democrat whom the Republicans should fear most, will appear on BlogTalkRadio today at 1 pm ET. The hosts will take calls live for Governor Richardson at 646-652-4803. I've written about Richardson before. He has the best resumé of all the Democrats and most of the Republicans, and his extensive experience runs through both the legislative and executive branches. If the Democrats have a Bill Clinton in the wings, it's probably him. That doesn't mean Richardson is someone I would support; far from it. Richardson has run to the left so far with his campaign, but even his previous brand of moderation relies far too heavily on government solutions. However, he has generally avoided being a polarizing figure, and his ability to attract moderates and independents has been proven in New Mexico. If the Democrats are smart enough to nominate him, it would probably force the GOP to...

CQ Radio: Rick Moran

Today on CQ Radio, we'll be talking with Rick Moran of Right Wing Nut House. He and I both posted about the relocation of presidential primaries, and where that process will lead us. We'll also talk about the Fred factor and the latest polling in the race, including the laughable Newsweek survey. Rick has his own BlogTalkRadio show, and Rick will update us on his upcoming show. Be sure to join the conversation at 646-652-4889 and keep the debate going! BUMP: To top, and be sure to read the post about Richardson. I'm hoping to play the clip for the show....

May 8, 2007

CQ Radio: Fausta And BabaluBlog

UPDATE: If you didn't get a chance to listen to this show live, you definitely want to hear the podcast. Fausta and Val gave plenty of information about Castro's Cuba, and I had a great time just listening to the two of them talk passionately about the subject. This may be one of the most fun shows I've had. Today on CQ Radio (2 PM CT), we will be talking with Fausta of Fausta's Blog and Val Prieto of Babalublog. Today's topic -- the Cuban propaganda films that Princeton has decided to show at its Human Rights Film Festival. The first, The Power of Community: How Cuba Survived Peak Oil, argues that Cuba has somehow managed to successfully shift its economy from a petroleum-based energy solution. That seems to fly in the face of recent attempts by Cuba to expand its drilling in the Caribbean, which we noted here almost...

May 9, 2007

CQ Radio: The Generalissimo

Today on CQ Radio (2 pm CT), we'll be talking with a friend and a colleague of mine in the world of syndicated radio, Duane Patterson -- known as the Generalissimo on the Hugh Hewitt show. Duane and I will talk about the talk industry and the attempts by Democrats to kill it with the Fairness Doctrine, his views on the direction of political talk, as well as the Al Sharpton comments about Mormons, the Fort Dix terrorist plot, and other topics as well. Be sure to call 646-652-4889 to talk to Duane and me! UPDATE: We've got great guests for the rest of the week already lined up, too. Tomorrow Dr. Steven Bainbridge joins me to talk about his new book, a guide to Sarbanes-Oxley called, prosaically enough, The Complete Guide To Sarbanes-Oxley. On Friday, Matt Margolis of GOP Bloggers will talk about his newly-released look at the...

May 10, 2007

CQ Radio: Professor Bainbridge

Today on CQ Radio (2 pm CT), we'll be speaking with Dr. Steven Bainbridge -- author, blogger, and wine connoisseur extraordinaire -- about the release of his new book on Sarbanes-Oxley requirements, The Complete Guide To Sarbanes-Oxley. Having just escaped from corporate America, I have my own horror stories (well, more like annoyance stories) about SOX compliance and the burden it places on publicly-owned companies. I have not yet had a chance to read the book, but it sounds terrific, and we can pick the Professor's brain on how to make SOX compliance a less unpleasant affair -- if that's possible. We'll start with a short visit from Kit Jarrell of Euphoric Reality and the BTR show The Front Line. Kit found an interesting item about the entry point for some of the Fort Dix Six, and we'll talk about that as well as what we can expect from...

May 11, 2007

CQ Radio: Matt Margolis And The Caucus Of Corruption

Today on CQ Radio (2 pm CT), we'll be speaking with Matt Margolis of GOP Bloggers to discuss his newly-released look at the new Democratic Congressional majority, titled Caucus of Corruption, which I have already begun to read. It's partisan, snarky, and a lot of fun. Be sure to join the conversation by calling 646-652-4889! On Tuesday, May 15th, CQ Radio will welcome Major John Heil, currently serving in Iraq in the 3rd MEDCOM as Public Affairs Officer. Major Heil joins us through a partnership with DVIDS, which assists in getting the front-line information out to Americans and people all over the world. We'll have plenty more guests coming your way through DVIDS, so keep an eye on our programming. One more note: Nader Elguindi has authored a book that details his experience in overcoming adversity and devastating physical injuries to requalify as a US Navy submariner. Titled My...

May 14, 2007

CQ Radio: The Big Oil Edition

Today on CQ Radio (2 pm CT), we'll be speaking with Denise McCourt, Director of Member Relations at the American Petroleum Institute, to talk about the cause of rising gasoline prices and the flurry of coverage it has received. We'll talk about the op-ed in today's LA Times which charges that Big Oil has bought the state of California and the charges leveled about price gouging. We'll also review the Norm Coleman speech and its reception here at the University of Minnesota. Be sure to join the conversation at 646-652-4889! UPDATE: Great show today; be sure to listen to the download on the sidebar player. Also, FYI: still working on comments and blog speed. My new hosting service, Pair Networks, spent an hour with me today troubleshooting the issues, and I have a handle on the problem now. I will have to make some configuration and procedure changes, and...

May 15, 2007

CQ Radio: Major John Heil (Updated)

Today on CQ Radio (2 pm CT), we'll be speaking with Major John Heil, live from Iraq, where he's currently serving with the 3rd MEDCOM as Public Affairs Officer. He will talk about all of the wonderful work being done by the medical infrastructure of the Army in Iraq, as well as discuss other aspects of life among the Iraqis. Major Heil works for the Department of Veteran Affairs in civilian life. Do you want to talk to Major Heil? All you have to do is call 646-652-4889 between 2-3 pm CT! Tonight, Heading Right will live blog the Fox News Republican presidential debate, starting at 8 pm CT. At 10 pm CT, I will moderate a roundtable review of the debate at BlogTalkRadio's Debate Central, featuring some of our Heading Right co-bloggers. Be sure to join us! UPDATE AND BUMP: I've also written a post at Heading Right...

May 16, 2007

CQ Radio: Debate The Debate (Update: Also Debating The Paul)

Today on CQ Radio (2 pm CT), we'll talk about last night's Republican debate -- and we have a lot to discuss. Was Ron Paul a nut or a classic Republican? Did Giuliani rise to the occasion, or merely rise to the bait? Did anyone have a breakout night, and can the second tier hope to break through at all? I'd love to hear your thoughts on all of these questions, and more. Call 646-652-4889 and join the conversation! UPDATE: Patrick Hynes from Ankle Biting Pundits will join me for today's show, and you can bet we'll discuss this exchange by Ron Paul and Wendell Goler: REP. PAUL: No. Non-intervention was a major contributing factor. Have you ever read the reasons they attacked us? They attack us because we've been over there; we've been bombing Iraq for 10 years. We've been in the Middle East -- I think Reagan...

May 17, 2007

CQ Radio: Live Simulcast Of The Panel

I'll be speaking at the Online News Association online journalism conference, and my show time overlaps with the panel presentation. Given that, I've decided to try something new and innovative -- a live broadcast of the panel presentation. I'm not sure how clear it will be, but you'll hear it the same way I do. I'll start it at 2:30 pm CT this afternoon to intro it, and it will run to 3:30, or about 2/3rds of the way through the panel. I won't be able to take calls, but be sure to tune in. You can also listen to my previous podcasts as well, including a terrific interview with Major John Heil from Iraq, or yesterday's with Patrick Hynes about the Republican debate. Also, not on BTR, but Glenn Reynolds has his podcast with "Conn Iggulden, whose new book, The Dangerous Book for Boys, takes an old-fashioned positive...

May 18, 2007

CQ Radio: Nader Elguindi

Today on CQ Radio (2 pm CT), we'll talk to Nader Elguindi, who has authored a book that details his experience in overcoming adversity and devastating physical injuries to requalify as a US Navy submariner. Titled My Decision to Live, Elguindi has directed all proceeds to benefit the Walter Reed Medical Center, where he now works as a peer counselor. I've been looking forward to interviewing Elguindi for a while now, and this should be a fascinating hour. Be sure to join the conversation by calling 646-652-4889!...

May 22, 2007

CQ Radio: John Hawkins On Immigration

Today on CQ Radio (2 pm CT), we'll talk to John Hawkins of Right Wing News about the immigration reform package. He's advocating a turf war with Republican politicians who support the legislation, and we'll talk about the perils and pitfalls of that dynamic. We'll also pick his brain about the presidential race, especially in light of this compromise. Want to join the conversation? Call 646-652-4889! UPDATE: Great show - John's a great guest. Be sure to listen on the download. I'll be on Rick Moran's show in just a moment -- be sure to tune in!...

May 23, 2007

CQ Radio: Mark Tapscott, Robert Bluey

Today on CQ Radio (2 pm CT), we'll talk to two of my friends from the blogosphere and the media. First, we have Mark Tapscott, the editor of the Washington Examiner's editorial section and a first-class political analyst. Yesterday he wrote about the need to end careerism in Congress, which I partly rebutted and partly supported at Heading Right. We're going to discuss that with him today, and perhaps pick his brain on immigration as well. In the second half of our show, Robert Bluey of the Heritage Foundation will talk about their new position paper on the immigration compromise. It argues in ten points how the compromise undermines the rule of law in America by pointing out the worst flaws in Title VI of the bill. We'll ask him to explain the concerns and where he thinks the bill will go in the next two weeks of debate....

May 24, 2007

CQ Radio: King Banaian

Today on CQ Radio (2 pm CT), we'll talk to King Banaian of SCSU Scholars about the economics of immigration and the recent CBO report. King and I both contribute to the Northern Alliance Radio shows here in the Twin Cities on Saturdays, something that we've done for over three years now. King is the chair of the St. Cloud State University Economics program, and his experience is not limited to academia. He has traveled the world as an economic advisor to nations like Ukraine. He's also a hell of a guy, and a lot of fun in conversation. You'll want to call 646-652-4889 to join ours....

May 25, 2007

CQ Radio: The Generalissimo

Today on CQ Radio (2 pm CT), we'll talk to Duane Patterson, the Generalissimo of the Hugh Hewitt show. Duane and I will discuss the immigration reform bill, the presidential race, and the victory of the Bush administration on Iraq war funding. Be sure to join the conversation at 646-652-4889! NEXT WEEK: We have big plans for next week. CQ Radio will not air on Memorial Day, but you can download any of the previous shows from the BlogTalkRadio channel. Tuesday, I'll have a recorded interview with Senator and presidential candidate John McCain on immigration reform and the war in Iraq. On Wednesday, we'll air CQ Radio at a special time in order to air an exclusive interview with Mitt Romney from the campaign trail in Iowa. I'll be in Des Moines with the campaign as it swings through the heart of Iowa, and I will be reporting live...

May 27, 2007

This Week's Schedule On CQ Radio

This week will have CQ Radio listeners on the edge of their seats. Tuesday, I will have a one-on-one interview with Senator and presidential candidate John McCain. We'll talk about immigration, the war on terror, the surge, and much more. On Wednesday, I will go on the road to cover the Mitt Romney campaign in Iowa. While the former Massachussetts governor has not broken out in national polling, he now leads all Republican candidates among likely Iowa caucus attendees, garnering 30%. How has he done it? Let's find out together. I'll trail Romney in his campaign events, posting reports along the way. Later in the afternoon, I'll conduct a one-on-one interview with Governor Romney. And, in a CQ Radio/BlogTalkRadio first, I'll provide live coverage of Romney's open forum in Des Moines in the evening, starting around 6 pm on CQ Radio. You'll hear it as it happens on CQ...

May 28, 2007

CQ Radio: Day Off

Today, CQ Radio will take the day off for the holiday. However, I hope you will take the opportunity to listen to my interview with Nader Elguindi, the submariner who overcame the loss of a leg to requalify for the service. It's one of the most inspirational stories I've ever heard -- and a perfect Memorial Day event for the family. Don't forget my talk with Major John Heil, which I conducted live while the Major serves just outside of Baghdad. Tomorrow, I will be talking with Senator John McCain live in the second half of the show. We'll talk about immigration, Iraq, and take your calls at 646-652-4889. Wednesday I'll be reporting live from the campaign trail with Mitt Romney....

May 29, 2007

CQ Radio: John McCain

Update: We got a chance to continue the conversation past the end of the live stream. Be sure to download the podcast in order to hear Senator McCain's full interview! Today, on CQ Radio (2 pm CT), we'll talk live with Senator John McCain regarding the immigration bill, his campaign for President, and the Iraq War. Senator McCain will join us in the second half of the show, and before that, we'll tackle the stories of the day. Be sure to call in at 646-652-4889 to join the conversation! Don't forget that tomorrow will be our all-day coverage of Mitt Romney and his campaign tour through Iowa, capped by a live show at his open forum in Des Moines. You can only hear it live on CQ Radio, starting at 6 pm CT!...

May 30, 2007

Working The Romney Beat

I'll be trailing the Mitt Romney campaign today, reporting from a number of events that the Governor has scheduled for today in Iowa. I'll be posting at Heading Right today on Romney events, so be sure to keep checking back. (I'll probably post links to those articles here as well.) Later today, I'll get an exclusive interview with Governor Romney, where I'll probe for some of the underreported aspects of his platform, especially foreign policy, which I think has mostly been ignored. We'll have a later edition of CQ Radio with that taped interview at around 4 pm CT. At 6 pm, we'll have an additional, live CQ radio show at the Hy Vee Conference Center, where you can hear the Governor handle questions from the Iowa audience in a town-hall forum. Keep checking back here and at Heading Right for more! UPDATE: I'm starting the first live-blog at Heading...

CQ Radio Brings You Mitt Romney's Town Hall Live!

We're going live in just a few minutes, here in Iowa, at the Mitt Romney town-hall forum. I'll be broadcasting live via CQ Radio, so be sure to tune in! I may be able to take calls at points during the broadcast -- you can dial 646-652-4889 to join the fun .......

May 31, 2007

CQ Radio: NZ Bear And The Mitt Romney Interview

Today on CQ Radio (2 pm CT), I'll talk with NZ Bear about developments on the immigration bill, Fred Thompson's toe-dipping, and the campaign tour in Iowa with Mitt Romney. We'll also get an update on the Victory Caucus, and take your calls. In the second half, I'll air the exclusive interview I conducted yesterday with Mitt Romney, focusing first on immigration but the rest on foreign policy. This arena gets little attention from a national media seemingly more concerned about the Mormon philosophy on the nature of God than the Romney approach to the nature of global politics and security. Given today's global challenges, this lack of interest seems rather strange -- but CQ Radio listeners will get a jump on the rest of the country when it comes to vetting Romney's policy outlook on a broad range of foreign-policy issues. The interview goes 15 minutes, and then...

June 1, 2007

John McCain Interview Transcript Ready

My interview with John McCain earlier this week has been transcribed and is now posted at Heading Right. The Senator and I discussed the controversial comprehensive immigration-reform proposal, but also talked about Iraq and the upcoming Iowa caucuses. McCain acknowledged the difficulties in convincing people to trust that the government would actually secure the borders: EM: ... I think the issue is, for them, how to get them to trust that Congress and the enforcing agencies are actually going to follow through on those border triggers and border security triggers and employment triggers in a way that they feel safe about proceeding on to the next level. I think that this is basically saying we just don’t trust Congress to do it. SM: And that skepticism is well justified because of what happened in ’86. Look, we all love and revere Ronald Reagan. We want to do everything exactly like...

CQ Radio: Chris Cillizza, Mark Tapscott

Today on CQ Radio (2 pm CT), I'll talk with the Washington Post's Chris Cillizza, who writes prolifically for their political blog, The Fix. We'll talk about the impact of the immigration bill on the McCain campaign, and the impact of Fred Thompson's toe-dipping on the entire GOP primary field. In the second half of the show, Mark Tapscott joins us to talk about the warnings of a Republican meltdown. Mark is the editorial page editor for the Examiner series of newspapers and a well-known conservative essayist and thinker. We'll talk about the Peggy Noonan piece in the Wall Street Journal and the secret hold by Jon Kyl on FOIA expansion. Be sure to call and join the conversation at 646-652-4889! Addendum: My boss talks about BlogTalkRadio on CBS's Wallstrip. And Heading Left's James Boyce will appear on MS-NBC today to provide the liberal point of view on the...

June 4, 2007

CQ Radio: Rick Moran

Today on CQ Radio (2 pm CT), I'll talk with Rick Moran of Right Wing Nut House. We're going to talk about Rick's BlogTalkRadio show, his current fundraiser on the Nuthouse, and the developments on immigration and maybe even the indictment of William "Dollar Bill" Jefferson. We're going to be wide open for your phone calls, so be sure to join us at 646-652-4889! We're already looking to make this week a special one at CQ Radio. Tomorrow I'll have Fausta and Val back on the show, talking about NBC's decision to air Today from Cuba. They're already posting on the subject, so make sure you keep up with the blogging. On Wednesday, we'll have Patrick Hynes to review the Republican presidential debate -- which we'll live blog at Heading Right and follow with our normal Debate Central roundtable afterwards at 9 pm ET....

June 5, 2007

CQ Radio: Val & Fausta

Today on CQ Radio (2 pm CT), I'll talk with Fausta and Val, about NBC's decision to air Today from Cuba. They've both been following the story closely. We'll talk about what that means for the Cuban people and the Castro regime as well. We'll also talk about Venezuela and the start of an opposition movement that could put Hugo Chavez in a bind. You can join the conversation by calling 646-652-4889! And don't forget that we will be live-blogging tonight's Republican debate at Heading Right, and then reviewing the debate at Debate Central at 9 pm ET/8 pm CT....

June 6, 2007

CQ Radio: Patrick Hynes, Debate, Immigration, And More

Today on CQ Radio (2 pm CT), I'll talk with Patrick Hynes, both of Ankle Biting Pundits and of the John McCain campaign, about last night's debate. We'll talk about who won and who lost, and we'll also talk about immigration, the war, and much more. Join the conversation! Just call 646-652-4889. Tomorrow, I'll have Dr. Kevin Fleming to talk about single-payor health care. Dr. Fleming wrote an interesting study on this topic for the Heritage Foundation, and we'll ask him about current political postures on renovating the American health-care system....

June 7, 2007

CQ Radio: Dr. Kevin Fleming & Health Care

Today on CQ Radio (2 pm CT), I'll talk with Dr. Kevin Fleming about single-payor health care. Dr. Fleming wrote an interesting study on this topic for the Heritage Foundation, and we'll ask him about current political postures on renovating the American health-care system. His commentary here at CQ has generated some controversy, and CQ Radio listeners can ask him questions directly at 646-652-4889! UPDATE: Tomorrow, Duane Patterson -- the Generalissimo from the Hugh Hewitt show -- joins me again for a review of the week and to talk about the immigration plan. I have the live player in the extended entry, so click on the link below for the stream to automatically start!...

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June 8, 2007

CQ Radio: The Generalissimo Returns!

Today on CQ Radio (2 pm CT), Duane Patterson -- the Generalissimo from the Hugh Hewitt show -- joins me again for a review of the week and to talk about the immigration plan. Duane and I will also discuss the state of the presidential race, Hillary's choice for national co-chair for her campaign, and much more. Be sure to join the conversation at 646-652-4889! UPDATE: Duane couldn't make it today, but he will be on the air with me Tuesday instead. The live player will start automatically if you click on the link to the extended entry. You can also listen from the player on the sidebar....

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June 11, 2007

CQ Radio: Senator Bill Frist And ONE Vote '08

Today on CQ Radio (2 pm CT), former Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist joins us at the top of the hour. Senator Frist launched his effort on behalf of ONE Vote '08 today, complete with a guest post here at Captain's Quarters, and we'll talk about his plans for African aid and his post-retirement plans as well. At 2:30, we'll welcome Matt Lewis of Townhall, who attended the event today in Washington DC, for his perspective on the event and the project. Be sure to join the conversation by calling 646-652-4889! Tomorrow, Duane Patterson -- the Generalissimo from the Hugh Hewitt show -- joins me again to talk about the immigration controversy, the state of the presidential race, Hillary's choice for national co-chair for her campaign, and much more. UPDATE: CQ Radio reaches around the world! We took a call today from Gambia -- in fact, from the bush....

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June 12, 2007

CQ Radio: Duane Patterson

Today on CQ Radio (2 pm CT), Duane "Generalissimo" Patterson joins us from the Hugh Hewitt show. We're going to talk about immigration, the presidential race, Hillary's choice for national co-chair for her campaign, and much more. Be sure to join the conversation by calling 646-652-4889! Tomorrow, we'll have Robert Bluey and Brian Darling from the Heritage Foundation (Fausta's got them today!). Thursday, I'll talk with Mark Tapscott on the polling and whether it indicates a need for a new political party. The live player will start automatically if you click on the link to the extended entry. You can also listen from the player on the sidebar....

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June 13, 2007

CQ Radio: Robert Bluey, Brian Darling

Today on CQ Radio (2 pm CT), we'll have Robert Bluey and Brian Darling from the Heritage Foundation talking about the latest on immigration, pork-barrel shenanigans, and much more. Be sure to join the conversation by calling 646-652-4889! Tomorrow, we will have Mark Tapscott to talk about polling, party affiliations -- and to announce the winner of the Rename Earmarks contest here at CQ. Don't miss it! The live player will start automatically if you click on the link to the extended entry. You can also listen from the player on the sidebar....

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June 15, 2007

CQ Radio: Rep. Tim Walberg, Senator John Ensign

Today on CQ Radio (2 pm CT), I'll have two excellent guests. U.S. Congressman Tim Walberg joins me in the first half of the show to talk about his new tax hike prevention bill, which already has 80 co-sponsors, as well as his impressions about being a freshman Republican in a Democratic majority. In the second half, Senator John Ensign joins me to talk about the NRSC and its efforts to win back the majority -- and we'll be sure to ask him about his Nevada colleague Harry Reid and the immigration bill. If you want a chance to talk directly to the Senate about this bill, you'll have your chance! Call 646-652-4889 to talk wth Senator Ensign. Next Thursday evening, I will debate James Boyce of the Huffington Post at BlogTalkRadio's Debate Central at 7:30 pm ET. The topics: Fred Thompson's impact on the Republican race, and Bill...

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June 18, 2007

John Ensign, Interview Transcript

On Friday's installment of CQ Radio, I interviewed Senator John Ensign, chair of the NRSC and an important voice on the immigration debate. Ensign twice voted against cloture in the Senate showdown ten days ago, but he says he still hopes that the bill can get amended to the point where it solves our border and immigration problems. The full transcript of the interview is now up at Heading Right. I asked him several questions about immigration and his views on the bill: EM: Let’s talk about that for just a second, because there are a lot of people who are complaining is what congress should do first is just focus on border security and fixing the visa program first and then once you have established creditability on that, then the American public will be more open to the idea of things like normalization and temporary guest worker programs. Why...

CQ Radio: I Get Around (Update: The LDS Church Explains Their Political Neutrality)

I'm a busy man today. At noon Central, I'll be a guest on Silvio Canto's BlogTalkRadio show. We'll talk blogging and immigration, and you can join the conversation at 646-478-4933. At 6 pm Central, I'll join James Joyner for the premiere broadcast of Outside the Beltway's new BTR show. James will also have Dr. Steven Taylor from Poliblog as a guest, and you can join that conversation by calling 646-716-7030. Today on CQ Radio (2 pm CT), I'll have Mike Otterson, the Director of Public Affairs for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He'll talk about the LDS Church's politically neutral stance and the effect that the Romney campaign has had on their organization. Afterwards, we'll have more or less an open forum for CQ Radio listeners and CQ readers. We'll talk about whatever's on your mind. Call 646-652-4889 to start the debate! Next Thursday evening, I...

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June 19, 2007

CQ Radio: John Hawkins

Today on CQ Radio, John Hawkins of Right Wing News returns to talk immigration. Both of us interviewed Senator John Ensign, the NRSC chair, and we'll talk about the different takes we had on our interviews. We'll also talk about John's continuing efforts to pressure Republicans in the Senate to defeat the immigration bill, and the effort in the House to work on the different issues separately. If we can, we'll even squeeze in some discussion about Jimmy Carter's latest jaw-dropping idiocy. Next Thursday evening, I will debate James Boyce of the Huffington Post at BlogTalkRadio's Debate Central at 7:30 pm ET. The topics: Fred Thompson's impact on the Republican race, and Bill Richardson's policy on Iraq. Don't miss it! The live player will start automatically if you click on the link to the extended entry. You can also listen from the player on the sidebar....

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June 20, 2007

CQ Radio: Robert Bluey, Liz Mair

Today on CQ Radio, we will look at two new tax proposals in detail. In the first half of the hour, Robert Bluey of the Heritage Foundation helps us dissect the Baucus-Grassley oil taxes that will get attached to the energy bill in the Senate. In the second half, Liz Mair from GOP Progress will review a tax on public partnerships -- also sponsored by Senators Baucus and Grassley. If you want to see what a Congress controlled by Democrats will impact your pocketbooks, you can't miss this show! Call 646-652-4889 to join the conversation!...

June 21, 2007

CQ Radio: Senator James Inhofe

Today on CQ Radio, Senator James Inhofe joins us in the second half of the show to discuss the immigration bill and his grassroots efforts to oppose it. Senator Inhofe wrote a guest post today about Secure Borders Now, his new petition drive. He'll explain how it works and how you can add your voice to the debate. In fact, you can do that by calling 646-652-4889 and joining the show! UPDATE: Rick Moran will join me for the first half to discuss his Pajamas Media column today on Rudy Giuliani, as well as his new gatekeeping duties for Michelle Malkin. I've seen some of the comments Michelle gets -- and I hope Rick keeps disinfectant handy in his new task. The live player will start automatically if you click on the link to the extended entry. You can also listen from the player on the sidebar....

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June 22, 2007

CQ Radio: The Generalissimo Returns

Today on CQ Radio, Duane Patterson -- the Generalissimo from the Hugh Hewitt show -- joins me to talk about the storm over talk radio, the CAP report, Barbara Boxer and Hillary Clinton, the Fairness Doctrine, and more. We'll also cover the release of the CIA "family jewels", John Edwards' efforts on behalf of the (vote-)poor, and much more! Call 646-652-4889 to join the conversation! UPDATE: Don't miss our Nancy Pelosi-approved Salute To Canada! The live player will start automatically if you click on the link to the extended entry. You can also listen from the player on the sidebar....

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June 25, 2007

CQ Radio: Talk Radio Economics

Today on CQ Radio (2 pm CT), I'll be talking with my friend and former talk-radio partner King Banaian of SCSU Scholars. We'll review the economic arguments in the Center for American Progress report on talk radio, and since King is chair of economics at St. Cloud State University, he'll bring more light than heat on that topic. We'll also talk about our friendly debate on whether journalists should be barred by their employers from participating in politics, one of the subjects of Howard Kurtz' column today. Call 646-652-4889 to join the conversation! UPDATE: Thanks to Chris Muir for the very cool mention in today's Day By Day! (h/t: The Populist) The live player will start automatically if you click on the link to the extended entry. You can also listen from the player on the sidebar....

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June 26, 2007

CQ Radio: James Joyner, Robert Bluey, Brian Darling

Today on CQ Radio (2 pm CT), we have a busy show in store for you. In the first half of the show, we'll have James Joyner from Outside the Beltway to discuss the Sally Quinn column in today's Washington Post. She thinks that Dick Cheney will get forced out of office in favor of ... Fred Thompson. In the second half of the show, Robert Bluey and Brian Darling of the Heritage Foundation join us again to talk about the Top Ten Defects of the amnesty bill, and the 'clay pigeon' tactic that will allow the legislation to return to the Senate floor. Call 646-652-4889 to join the conversation! UPDATE: I forgot to link to this earlier, but Dr. Helen Smith has a new advice column blog, and it looks very interesting indeed. It's part of the Pajamas Media empire, which seems like a fitting place for the...

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June 27, 2007

CQ Radio: Matt Lewis, NZ Bear ... Plus A Surprise Guest?

Today on CQ Radio (2 pm CT), we'll throw the show open to our callers. What do you want to discuss? The forum will be wide open, and we'll debate anything you like. Want to talk about clay pigeon sausage? Energy policy? The Fairness Doctrine? UPDATE: We may get Matt Lewis of Townhall during the hour, talking about his provocative column today regarding the four lessons of the Bush administration. Call 646-652-4889 to join the conversation! The live player will start automatically if you click on the link to the extended entry. You can also listen from the player on the sidebar....

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June 28, 2007

CQ Radio: The Politico's Mike Allen

UPDATE: Mike and I had a great conversation about Fred Thompson and immigration -- be sure to listen to the podcast! Just a couple of Cerritos boys talking shop ... Today on CQ Radio (2 pm CT), Mike Allen of The Politico joins me to talk about Fred Thompson's statement from yesterday, today's rejection of the immigration compromise and what it means in Washington, and the effect it may have on the GOP's chances next November, and more. Call 646-652-4889 to join the conversation! Also, you can subscribe to CQ Radio through iTunes now by clicking this link: The live player will start automatically if you click on the link to the extended entry. You can also listen from the player on the sidebar. Also, Silvio Canto will have National Review's Mario Loyola on his show today, so be sure to catch that live on...

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June 29, 2007

CQ Radio: What's Next Edition

Today on CQ Radio (2 pm CT), we have a great roundtable retrospective on the series of conservative wins this week. Mark Tapscott, editorial page editor of The Examiner, joins us to discuss his celebratory post on this week. He and I will also discuss my partial rebuttal, while Winfield Myers takes the position of his Democracy Project partner, Bruce Kesler. Call 646-652-4889 to join the conversation! Also, you can subscribe to CQ Radio through iTunes now by clicking this link:...

July 3, 2007

CQ Radio: Jules Crittenden

Today on CQ Radio (2 pm CT), Jules Crittenden of the Boston Herald joins us. We'll discuss the Libby commutation and the political landscape afterwards, as well as the attacks in Britain and other hot topics of the day. We'll look for some contrary opinions from callers for a good debate on the Libby commutation, so be sure to call 646-652-4889 to join the conversation! Also, you can subscribe to CQ Radio through iTunes now by clicking this link:...

July 5, 2007

CQ Radio: Rob Bluey & Patrick Ruffini

Today on CQ Radio (2 pm CT), Robert Bluey of the Heritage Foundation joins us in the second half of the show. We'll talk about the fallout of the Libby commutation, the David Broder column, and much more. We've also got Patrick Ruffini, an insider in GOP circles, talking about the primary race so far! Call 646-652-4889 to join the conversation! Also, you can subscribe to CQ Radio through iTunes now by clicking this link:...

You Are The Interviewer

Here's the situation. You're a New Media reporter, and you have an invitation to interview an intriguing guest: the ambassador from Afghanistan, Said T. Jawad. What questions would you like to hear answered? CQ readers can leave those questions in the comments. I'll be interviewing Ambassador Jawad in early July, most likely live on CQ Radio, and I'm interested in what questions you have for both him and me. UPDATE & BUMP, 6/24: This has now been confirmed. I will interview Ambassador Jawad live on CQ Radio from the Afghanistan Embassy on July 9th, at 2 pm ET. I'll travel to DC on Sunday and stay through Tuesday on other BlogTalkRadio business, but be sure to mark your calendars for that very special broadcast. UPDATE & BUMP, 7/5: It's a great thread, and I'm going to push it to the top one more time. Keep the questions flowing! I'm going...

July 6, 2007

CQ Radio: Duane "Generalissimo" Patterson

Today on CQ Radio (2 pm CT), Duane "Generalissimo" Patterson joins us again to review the week's top political stories. We'll talk about the effect that Pete Domenici's statement about Iraq will have on the political fortunes of the war, plus Joe Lieberman's essay today on the same subject. I'm sure that the topic of Libby's commutation will come up, especially in relation to the criticisms coming from the Clintons. We'll also talk about the fundraising numbers and what it means -- maybe including the odd fact that John McCain and Ron Paul have the same amount of cash on hand, according to Ron Paul. Call 646-652-4889 to join the conversation! Also, you can subscribe to CQ Radio through iTunes now by clicking this link: UPDATE: Fausta has a great show scheduled for today at 3:30 PM ET, which is in the middle of my show -- but you...

July 9, 2007

CQ Radio: Ambassador Said T Jawad of Afghanistan

Today on CQ Radio, at the special time of 1 pm CT/2 pm ET, I'll be interviewing Ambassador Said T. Jawad of Afghanistan. Don't forget to tune in as we cover some of the questions you suggested in the CQ comments section over the past two weeks. Call 646-652-4889 to join the conversation -- we'll ry to take a couple of questions. Also, you can subscribe to CQ Radio through iTunes now by clicking this link:...

My Interview With Ambassador Jawad, And Yours

Earlier today, I had the opportunity to engage in some ground-breaking journalism -- a word that I do not toss around lightly. Not only did I get a chance to bring the story of Afghanistan to readers that gets little enough coverage, we could do so in depth with a lengthy interview with Ambassador Said T. Jawad. (Unfortunately, due to technical difficulties, we started late and lost the last five minutes of the interview.) Why do I consider this groundbreaking? In one sense, it breaks new ground because the Ambassador rarely gets an opportunity to speak in depth about the status of Afghanistan. Normally, all he gets are quick sound bites taken out of context, or a five-minute segment on a talking-head show in which he never gets the opportunity to speak about his country's experience in any depth at all. In this format, we can allow Ambassador Jawad to...

July 10, 2007

CQ Radio: Live From The Heritage Foundation

Today on CQ Radio (2 pm CT), I'll broadcast live from The Heritage Foundation! We'll have live interviews with MacKenzie Eaglen and James Sherk. Eaglen specializes in national security and homeland defense, while Sherk focuses on economics, fiscal policy, and labor issues. Our friend Brian Darling, who keeps an eye on the Senate, may also jump in at some point as well. The Heritage Foundation is one of the premiere think tanks in the US. Have you ever wanted to take advantage of their expertise? Call 646-652-4889 to join the conversation! We definitely want to take some calls today. UPDATE: We'll have more hosts, and I just want to remind people that we are airing at the normal time of 2 pm CT/3 pm ET. That's a change from yesterday's announcement. Also, you can subscribe to CQ Radio through iTunes now by clicking this link:...

July 11, 2007

CQ Radio: Ambassador Jawad Replay And Your Comments

Today on CQ Radio (2 pm CT), I'll replay the interview with Ambassador Said T Jawad of Afghanistan, which some missed due to technical problems on Monday. The BlogTalkRadio blog links to Air Congress, which kindly noted the unique opportunity this provides listeners. Afterwards, I'll take your calls in reaction to the Ambassador's remarks as well as discuss other topics of the day -- such as the defeat of the Webb amendment, the McCain campaign travails and my analysis of it, and more. Call 646-652-4889 to join the conversation! Also, you can subscribe to CQ Radio through iTunes now by clicking this link:...

July 12, 2007

Jawad Interview Transcript, Part 1

Whenever I have a great interview subject on CQ Radio, I get e-mails asking for transcripts. That process takes a little bit of time; my transcriber likes to make sure it gets done correctly, and of course she can't start until the show is complete. However, in the case of my interview with Ambassador Said T. Jawad of Afghanistan, many people have an interest in amplifying the remarks made by the Ambassador. One enterprising blogger, Jeff Kouba of the re-launched Peace Like A River, took on the job himself. He's transcribed the first half of the interview -- and here's a taste: CQ: Some critics in our country who are opposed to intervention in this region say that long lasting democracy is really not a possibility for Afghanistan, for Iraq, or other nations in that region, and that we should be directing our efforts in different directions. Some of my...

TiVo And Podcasts, A Match Made In Podcaster Heaven

Millions of people own TiVos, but many have no idea how many features it has for the user. That includes me. I just discovered that TiVos that connect to the Internet through home networks can access podcasts, as well as a number of other services on the Web. And one of the podcasts you can access is my BlogTalkRadio show, Heading Right Radio. If you have a Series 2 DVR from TiVo (not from DirecTV) and access to the Internet, select the extra features in Music, Photos, and More. One of the options there is Podcaster, and it has a number of preloaded links to a variety of commercially produced podcasts. It also has an option to add your own favorites to the TiVo system. All you need is the URL for the RSS feed of the podcast, which you have to enter manually using the remote and a virtual...

CQ Radio: Joe Gandelman, The Moderate Voice

Today on CQ Radio (2 pm CT), I'll talk with Joe Gandelman of The Moderate Voice. We'll talk about centrism, both in the political world and in the blogosphere. We'll also talk about Unity '08, which Joe has championed, and the difficulties of piloting a group blog with such a diverse stable of writers. Call 646-652-4889 to join the conversation! UPDATE: Joe joined us about halfway into the program. He's a great guest, and hopefully we can have him back again soon. Tomorrow, we'll have Charles Hill from Rudy Giuliani's campaign, and we'll go at the special time of 10 am CT. Also, you can subscribe to CQ Radio through iTunes now by clicking this link:...

July 13, 2007

Ambassador Jawad Interview: Transcript, Part II

Jeff Kouba at the recently-relaunched Peace Like A River has transcribed and posted the second half of the transcript of my interview with Ambassador Said T. Jawad of Afghanistan. In this half, I asked Ambassador Jawad about the issues with the drug trade, whether he felt Afghanistan had been abandoned by the West, and questioned how his nation was approaching gender equality, especially in education. Ambassador Jawad gave direct and frank answers and didn't hesitate to give details: CQ: Do you feel that Afghanistan has been shortchanged in terms of support following the invasion and occupation of Iraq? Ambassador Jawad: Afghanistan is shortchanged, that's for sure. I don't know if it was after the Iraq invasion, because after the Cold War when the Soviets were gone we were also shortchanged, there was no Iraq back then. There has been underinvestment in Afghanistan. I don't know how much of that relates...

CQ Radio: Charles Hill

Today on CQ Radio (special time: 10 am CT), Rudy Giuliani's chief advisor on foreign policy, Charles Hill, will join me. Hill has served under George Schultz at State during the Reagan administration, following an extraordinary career in the foreign service that put him in the world's hot spots for 20 years: Viet Nam, Israel, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and other assignments. Hill also served the UN as a special advisor to then-Secretary-General Boutros Boutros-Ghali. We'll ask him about Rudy's policy direction, how Rudy will approach the issues in various hot spots of the world, and about Hill's own remarkable career. Call 646-652-4889 to join the conversation! Also, you can subscribe to CQ Radio through iTunes now by clicking this link:...

July 16, 2007

CQ Radio: Senator Norm Coleman, NZ Bear, On Fairness Doctrine

Today on CQ Radio (2 pm CT), we'll have a number of guests talking about the Fairness Doctrine. Our friend NZ Bear of the Truth Laid Bear will join me as co-host and will discuss his Fairness Doctrine website, where people can stay abreast of FD developments. The NRSC's communications director, Rebecca Fisher, will join us for a few minutes in the first half to talk about their new site and their petition, and we believe that Senator Norm Coleman will join us in the second half. Last week, the Democrats blocked Coleman from offering legislation banning government control of political speech, and we'll ask him what his plans are next. This comes at a critical time for free speech. One third of Americans believe that the government should control political speech not just on the airwaves, but also on the Internet, according to a recent Rasmussen poll (via...

July 17, 2007

CQ Radio: Eli Lake On NIE

Today on CQ Radio (2 pm CT), I'll have Eli Lake from the New York Sun on the show to talk about the latest National Intelligence Estimate and its revelation about al-Qaeda's connection to Iran. We'll also review the latest on George Galloway and Norm Coleman to see who's laughing now, and we'll preview the "publicity stunt" that Harry Reid will conduct tonight in the Senate. UPDATE: The Heritage experts will join us tomorrow instead of today. Call 646-652-4889 to join the conversation! Also, you can subscribe to CQ Radio through iTunes now by clicking this link:...

July 18, 2007

CQ Radio: It's My (Pajama) Party And I'll Sleep If I Want To

Today on CQ Radio (2 pm CT), we have Duane Patterson of the Hugh Hewitt Show to talk about the all-night session in the Senate and its aftermath. We'll also talk with Mackenzie Eaglen of the Heritage Foundation about the capture of Khaled al-Mashhadani and the NIE report released yesterday. During the hour, we'll also review Peter Pace's "sea change" statement and John McCain's speech on the Senate floor. Call 646-652-4889 to join the conversation! Also, you can subscribe to CQ Radio through iTunes now by clicking this link:...

July 19, 2007

CQ Radio: Senator John McCain

Today on CQ Radio, at the special time of 1 pm CT/2 pm ET, Senator John McCain joins us again at the beginning of the show. Make sure you don't miss this interview! We're going to talk about the state of the war in Iraq and the actions in the Senate this week. USA Today has alerted its readers to the show, and we hope to hear from them. Afterwards, fellow BTR host Rick Moran will join me to discuss the interview -- which should be interesting, since Rick has become a critic of the war. Call 646-652-4889 to join the conversation! Did you know that you can listen to CQ Radio through your TiVo service? Click here for the instructions. Also, you can subscribe to CQ Radio through iTunes now by clicking this link:...

John McCain Interview Podcast

The podcast file for the John McCain interview is now up and ready for download. Senator McCain is one of the most interesting and provocative guests I have on the show -- he talks plain, and in this case, it comes through immediately. In the interview, he lashes out at Harry Reid, calling his suspension of the defense appropriation bill "unconscionable" and refers derisively to the all-nighter this week as a "publicity stunt". He also talks about his presidential campaign, which is something he refused to do with CNN, taking responsibility for the "failure" but insisting he will not withdraw. Without asking, he spoke out against any return of the Fairness Doctrine. It really is can't-miss radio. In fact, Fox News agrees -- because they taped the interview off of one of the caller lines. Keep an eye on their website and on their broadcast tonight for a clip of...

July 20, 2007

Transcript: The John McCain Interview

For those who have not had the opportunity to listen to the podcast of the John McCain interview yesterday, or for those who want to excerpt it for debate, the transcript is now ready at Heading Right. Even in the transcript, one gets the sense of McCain's offended sensibilities from Harry Reid's publicity stunts this week, calling the suspension of the defense authorization bill "unconscionable" and noting that the Senate has more comedy than comity in the 110th Congress. For instance, McCain made his point plain in this exchange: But then he pulls the bill down after not getting 60 votes, and guess where we are? The military does not get a three and a half percent pay raise, we don’t authorize these new types of equipment to fight IED’s, the wounded warrior legislation, the wounded war legislation was to try to fix this terrible scandal out at Walter Reed,...

CQ Radio: Dean Ronald Cass, Guiliani Judicial Advisory Committee

Today on CQ Radio (2 pm CT), I'll speak with Dean Ronald Cass, who now serves as one of Rudy Giuliani's advisors on judges. Do you have questions for Dean Cass about Rudy's judicial direction? Leave your question in the comments! I'll ask the best questions and find out where a Giuliani presidency will leave the federal judiciary. Townhall's Matt Lewis will join me in the second half to talk about the McCain interview from yesterday, and Matt's analysis of the media treatment of McCain. Call 646-652-4889 to join the conversation! Did you know that you can listen to CQ Radio through your TiVo service? Click here for the instructions. Also, you can subscribe to CQ Radio through iTunes now by clicking this link:...

July 23, 2007

CQ Radio: Media Bias Discovered!

Today on CQ Radio (2 pm CT), I'll review the Rasmussen data on media bias. Joining me will be my friend and St. Cloud State's chair of economics, King Banaian, who will help me plow through the implications of the crosstab data on demographics. We're going to compare that to this UCLA study from late 2005. We may also try to figure out who sponsored over $7 million in earmarks for Minnesota, including $400,000 for an "International Species Information System for the ZIMS project" in my town. King and I may also review the changes to the Venezuelan economy that threaten to end private enterprise under Hugo Chavez. Call 646-652-4889 to join the conversation! Did you know that you can listen to CQ Radio through your TiVo service? Click here for the instructions. Also, you can subscribe to CQ Radio through iTunes now by clicking this link:...

BTR's YouTube Coverage

I'll be out tonight and will miss the YouTube-sponsored debate for the Democratic presidential primary candidates tonight, but BlogTalkRadio will have its own recap later this evening. My colleague Frank at Political Vindication Radio will have a recap at 8 pm PT/11 pm ET tonight, and the details are at Heading Right. If the debate doesn't interest you, Andrea Shea-King will interview Jerome Corsi at 9 pm ET and John Bootie, an independent Christian running for President....

July 24, 2007

CQ Radio: Debate The YouTube Debate

Today on CQ Radio (2 pm CT), I'll be joined by two terrific New Media stars to review the YouTube debate from last night. John Hawkins and Robert Bluey will talk about the format, the questions, the answers, and the implications for the Republican version in September. We'll also hear from NZ Bear, who will bring us up to date on the newly-relaunched Victory Caucus blog, and all of the information that it brings readers. Call 646-652-4889 to join the conversation! UPDATE: Tomorrow, I'll have Rudy Giuliani advisor Thomas Gaskill on the show to talk about Rudy's energy policy. On Thursday, we'll have National Review contributor and American Enterprise Institute fellow Michael Ledeen to talk about Iran, the Middle East, and his new book. On Friday, we'll welcome back Duane "Generalissimo" Patterson for the week in review! Did you know that you can listen to CQ Radio through your...

July 25, 2007

CQ Radio: Thurman Gaskill

Today on CQ Radio (2 pm CT), we'll talk with Thurman Gaskill of the Rudy Giuliani campaign. Gaskill will talk about the energy policy of the Giuliani campaign, but since he's the Chair of Iowa Farmers for Rudy, we'll talk ag policy as well, and maybe get some insights into Rudy's push in Iowa. We'll also talk about the latest developments surrounding Alberto Gonzales, including the contempt citations just issued by Congress against Josh Bolten and Harriet Miers. Call 646-652-4889 to join the conversation! Did you know that you can listen to CQ Radio through your TiVo service? Click here for the instructions. Also, you can subscribe to CQ Radio through iTunes now by clicking this link:...

July 26, 2007

CQ Radio: Michael Ledeen

Today on CQ Radio (2 pm CT), Michael Ledeen joins us to review recent developments in the Middle East, especially on Iran. Michael has a new book coming out soon, and we'll ask him about that as well. Call 646-652-4889 to join the conversation! Did you know that you can listen to CQ Radio through your TiVo service? Click here for the instructions. Also, you can subscribe to CQ Radio through iTunes now by clicking this link:...

July 27, 2007

CQ Radio: Duane Patterson

Today on CQ Radio (2 pm CT), we'll welcome back Duane "Generalissimo" Patterson of the Hugh Hewitt show, to recap the week in politics. We'll talk about the two conference calls today, the YouTube debates, and the rest of the week's stories. Don't miss it! Call 646-652-4889 to join the conversation! Did you know that you can listen to CQ Radio through your TiVo service? Click here for the instructions. Also, you can subscribe to CQ Radio through iTunes now by clicking this link:...

July 30, 2007

CQ Radio: NRCC Chair Tom Cole

Today on CQ Radio (at the special time of 1 pm CT), we'll have Representive Tom Cole, chair of the National Republican Congressional Caucus, to discuss candidate recruitment and the 2008 campaign. The GOP has more hope of recapturing a majority in the House than the Senate, and we'll talk about the differences. We'll also review the new NRCC website, and their other effort, The Real Democratic Story. At the bottom of hour, we'll welcome Rick Moran of Right Wing Nut House to debate the YouTube debate and whether the GOP should participate. We'll definitely want your calls on this topic, so call 646-652-4889 to join the conversation! Did you know that you can listen to CQ Radio through your TiVo service? Click here for the instructions. Also, you can subscribe to CQ Radio through iTunes now by clicking this link:...

July 31, 2007

I've Been YouTubed On The YouTube Debate

Yesterday on CQ Radio, I spoke with Rep. Tom Cole of the NRCC on a wide variety of topics relating to the Republican caucus in the House. However, I decided to ask Rep. Cole his opinion on the YouTube debate towards the end of the interview. I thought he might demur, given his focus on Congress rather than the presidential race, but instead he gave a rather impassioned plea for Republicans to engage in the debate. CQ Radio listener TechRepublican put together an excellent YouTube presentation: Oh, the irony! It's excellent, and it serves as a reminder that one can find something newsworthy at CQ Radio every day....

CQ Radio: Private Equity And Public Health

Today on CQ Radio (2 pm CT), we'll have two great guests on two important policy issues. First, Phil Kerpen from Americans for Prosperity will join us to discuss the new tax increase floated by the Democrats. Kerpen will explain why this proposal will damage the American economy -- and how targeted tax cuts could generate the revenue that Congress seeks. In the second part of the hour, Dr. Scott Atlas joins us to discuss his participation on Rudy Giuliani's health-care policy team. Rudy's efforts on this are in the news today, as he pushes for private enterprise solutions rather than socialized medicine. Call 646-652-4889 to join the conversation! Did you know that you can listen to CQ Radio through your TiVo service? Click here for the instructions. Also, you can subscribe to CQ Radio through iTunes now by clicking this link:...

August 1, 2007

CQ Radio: Energy Independence, Michael Mannske

Today on CQ Radio (2 pm CT), we have two excellent guests. In the first half, we'll talk with Sara Banaszak, API's senior economist, about the proposed taxes on oil licenses in the Gulf of Mexico and how that will affect gas prices and the efforts for energy independence -- as well as any questions you may have. In the second half, author Michael Mannske joins us to talk about his new novel, Foreign and Domestic: Campaign II--Battle for the Middle States, as well as his experiences in the military and the issues surrounding Iraq, Iran, and the UN. UPDATE: I'll also ask Ms. Banaszak about Rolling Stone's explosive article on ethanol. It's interesting; I'll blog about it later tonight. Call 646-652-4889 to join the conversation! Did you know that you can listen to CQ Radio through your TiVo service? Click here for the instructions. Also, you can subscribe...

August 2, 2007

CQ Radio: Stephen Hayes on Dick Cheney

Today on CQ Radio (2 pm CT), Stephen Hayes joins us to talk about his new book, Cheney: The Untold Story of America's Most Powerful and Controversial Vice President. We'll talk about Hayes' unprecedented access to the fanously private Vice President, what he learned about Cheney and the Bush administration, and much more. Call 646-652-4889 to join the conversation! Did you know that you can listen to CQ Radio through your TiVo service? Click here for the instructions. Also, you can subscribe to CQ Radio through iTunes now by clicking this link:...

Who Was On Bush's List For VP Candidates?

If you missed today's CQ Radio show with Stephen Hayes, you missed a great piece of fascinating history. Hayes, author of Cheney: The Untold Story of America's Most Powerful and Controversial Vice President, talked at length about the selection process that put Cheney on the ticket with George Bush in 2000. Cheney had not told Stephen who else had been considered for the position while Cheney headed the search committee prior to his own selection, but the biographer managed to find out through other channels -- and in an inadvertent exclusive, Hayes told me that one of the names was ... Chuck Hagel. If you listen to the interview, Stephen puts it into good context. Hagel has a long history of conservative votes, and at the time was considered a comer in the GOP. Imagine the ways in which history may have changed -- and how that would have affected...

August 3, 2007

CQ Radio: Duane "Generalissimo" Patterson

Today on CQ Radio (2 pm CT), Duane "Generalissimo" Patterson from the Hugh Hewitt show joins us to review the week's top stories. We'll talk about the bridge collapse here in Minneapolis, as well as the other hot stories this week, including last night's power grab by the Democrats in the House. I'll go over a couple of moments from my interview with Governor Mike Huckabee, too! Call 646-652-4889 to join the conversation! Did you know that you can listen to CQ Radio through your TiVo service? Click here for the instructions. Also, you can subscribe to CQ Radio through iTunes now by clicking this link:...

August 6, 2007

CQ Radio: Rick Moran Reports After YKos Convention

Today on CQ Radio (2 pm CT), we'll talk about the Yearly Kos convention with one of its attendees, Rick Moran of Right Wing Nut House. La Shawn Barber will join us half-way through to discuss the diversity issue on which the Washington Post reported today. BlogTalkRadio's CEO, Alan Levy, may also join us to talk about his experiences there. Don't miss this roundtable! Call 646-652-4889 to join the conversation! Did you know that you can listen to CQ Radio through your TiVo service? Click here for the instructions. Also, you can subscribe to CQ Radio through iTunes now by clicking this link:...

August 7, 2007

CQ Radio: Dr. Ken Thorpe, Chronic Disease

Today on CQ Radio (2 pm CT), we'll welcome Dr Ken Thorpe of the Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease. Dr. Thorpe served as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health Policy in the Clinton administration, and his partner Mark McClellan ran the Medicare and Medicaid programs in the Bush White House. Together they believe that a serious effort at preventing and curing chronic disease will save over a hundred billion dollars a year in federal spending -- enough to solve the problem of the uninsured in America. I've posted links to coverage of this effort at Heading Right this morning -- be sure to read the background. In the second half of the show, we'll talk with my friend King Banaian of SCSU Scholars about the economics of the bridge collapse and MnDOT funding. As the country begins to debate infrastructure maintenance and funding, it helps to have St. Cloud State's...

August 8, 2007

CQ Radio: Bill Paxon, Rob Bluey

Today on CQ Radio (2 pm CT), we have two great guests. First we'll talk to Bill Paxon, advisor to the Giuliani campaign, about Rudy's effort to adoption and "quality of life" for children. These policy efforts hope to answer concerns from conservatives about Rudy's more liberal position on abortion. If you have questions about that, call and ask them! In the second half, we'll welcome back my friend Rob Bluey of the Heritage Foundation, who will talk about the new FISA legislation. Call 646-652-4889 to join the conversation! Did you know that you can listen to CQ Radio through your TiVo service? Click here for the instructions. Also, you can subscribe to CQ Radio through iTunes now by clicking this link: UPDATE: Don't miss my appearance on Fausta's show from Monday! UPDATE II: Wildly off-topic, but congratulations to Michael van der Galien, who proposed in romantic Instanbul (no,...

August 9, 2007

CQ Radio: Tiresome Smear Campaigns & More!

Today on CQ Radio (2 pm CT), we'll discuss the latest hit job on Fred Thompson. Not satisfied with the way the media have gone after Fred's wife, Santa Monica attorney Henry Reynolds bought a domain name similar to the campaign's -- and posted several links to the KKK and white supremacists. Fausta will join us to talk about this, and afterwards (or maybe simultaneously), Jim Geraghty of National Review's Campaign Spot will join us to discuss this tiresome false-flag ploy. Call 646-652-4889 to join the conversation! Did you know that you can listen to CQ Radio through your TiVo service? Click here for the instructions. Also, you can subscribe to CQ Radio through iTunes now by clicking this link:...

August 10, 2007

CQ Radio: Mystery Guest!

Today on CQ Radio (2 pm CT) ... someone will join me to talk about the week in review. It could be Duane "Generalissimo" Patterson from the Hugh Hewitt show as usual, but he's traveling to Philly to toss out the first pitch in tonight's Phillies game. It could be NZ Bear of the Victory Caucus, to talk about the war effort and developments this week. It could be Jim Cannon of Thinking Right to talk about his new project for the Marines in the war zone. Or heck, it could be you! Call 646-652-4889 to join the conversation! UPDATE: Also joining us was Chris Muir, the artist behind Day by Day, and Gary Gross on John Murtha -- don't miss the podcast... Did you know that you can listen to CQ Radio through your TiVo service? Click here for the instructions. Also, you can subscribe to CQ Radio...

August 13, 2007

CQ Radio: Rove Resigns, Huckabee Ascends

Today on CQ Radio (2 pm CT), we'll be talking about two topics -- the results of the Ames poll in Iowa and the resignation of Karl Rove. We'll have Rick Moran of Pajamas Media with us for both topics and discuss his provocative column this morning on Rove. Call 646-652-4889 to join the conversation! That includes you, too, Karl .... Did you know that you can listen to CQ Radio through your TiVo service? Click here for the instructions. Also, you can subscribe to CQ Radio through iTunes now by clicking this link:...

August 14, 2007

CQ Radio: Rep. Pete Hoekstra, Steve Forbes

We have a great show lined up for today! Today on CQ Radio (2 pm CT), Rep. Pete Hoekstra (R-MI) joins us to discuss the FISA legislation just passed by Congress -- and threatened again by Nancy Pelosi. The ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee will bring us up to date on why the legislation was needed, and how it is at risk now. In the second half of the show, former presidential candidate Steve Forbes will talk to us about his role in the Giuliani campaign, and what the Mayor intends to do about tax policy. Call 646-652-4889 to join the conversation! BUMP: To top, and to link to NZ Bear's post at the Victory Caucus, in which administration officials told him that Iran's influence has grown among the insurgents. Be sure to read the whole thing. UPDATE II: Great show -- I may have excerpts up...

Hoekstra On Fire Over FISA

If you missed today's edition of CQ Radio, then you missed an opportunity to hear Rep. Pete Hoekstra give an impassioned explanation of the need for the recently passed FISA legislation -- and the need to make it permanent. Here are a few of the points you missed: On Nancy Pelosi's vow to have Democrats revisit FISA after the August recess: "They've so demagogued this bill ... It's consistent with the other things Democrats are doing on a national intelligence basis and a national security basis. You know, they may decide to extend the civil liberties protections that Americans have to foreign terrorists." (08:10) Wasting intel resources: "They've asked the intelligence community to do a national intelligence estimate, which requires a lot of resources out of the intelligence community, on global warming." (08:20) On the supposed attack on civil liberties from the FISA legislation: "Ed, excuse me, if the Speaker...

August 15, 2007

CQ Radio: Victory Caucus, Petraeus Report, And Activism

Today on CQ Radio (2 pm CT), we'll be talking with our friend NZ Bear of the Victory Caucus, to talk more about their expansion of the effort. The Victory Caucus is looking for state coordinators to work with local bloggers to get out the support for the war effort. We'll talk about the FISA legislation and yesterday's interview with Rep. Pete Hoekstra, and much much more! Patrick Hynes joins us from Ankle Biting Pundits to review the departure of Karl Rove and whatever else comes up... Call 646-652-4889 to join the conversation! Did you know that you can listen to CQ Radio through your TiVo service? Click here for the instructions. Also, you can subscribe to CQ Radio through iTunes now by clicking this link:...

Happy Anniversary, BlogTalkRadio!

Today is the first anniversary of Blog Talk Radio -- and we have a special anniversary show for our hosts to talk about what makes BTR so special. I'm calling in now, and I'll be on until 9 pm CT. Be sure to listen!...

August 16, 2007

CQ Radio: Padilla Verdict, Rob Bluey

Today on CQ Radio (2 pm CT), we're going to cover the verdict in the Jose Padilla case, whatever it turns out to be. Joining me will be Rob Bluey of the Heritage Foundation, who will cover other topics as well, such as the Gallup poll that has Obama handicapped by his intellect. Call 646-652-4889 to join the conversation! Update: Not related to today's show, but Michael van der Galien has a post up requesting funds for an urgent family matter. He shared some of it privately with me; it's for a good reason. If you have a little to spare, drop by Michael's blog. Thank you. Did you know that you can listen to CQ Radio through your TiVo service? Click here for the instructions. Also, you can subscribe to CQ Radio through iTunes now by clicking this link:...

August 17, 2007

CQ Radio: Duane Patterson And The Week In Review

Today on CQ Radio (2 pm CT), Duane "Generalissimo" Patterson from the Hugh Hewitt show (and from Radioblogger) joins us to review the week's top stories. This always flows quickly from topic to topic, but I imagine we'll debate the Padilla decision, Bill Ruchardson's organizer getting chintzy with the party girls in Nevada, Barack Obama's highbrow plight, and much more. Call 646-652-4889 to join the conversation! We'll tackle whatever topic is on your mind... Did you know that you can listen to CQ Radio through your TiVo service? Click here for the instructions. Also, you can subscribe to CQ Radio through iTunes now by clicking this link:...

August 20, 2007

CQ Radio: Jim Geraghty

Today on CQ Radio (2 pm CT), we'll welcome back Jim Geraghty of National Review's Campaign Spot. Last we heard from Jim, we had walked him back from the ledge. Today, we'll talk about the McCain blogger call, the Petraeus report, and ask his opinion on the Richard Miniter piece at Pajamas Media regarding the Beauchamp affair at TNR. Call 646-652-4889 to join the conversation! Did you know that you can listen to CQ Radio through your TiVo service? Click here for the instructions. Also, you can subscribe to CQ Radio through iTunes now by clicking this link:...

August 21, 2007

CQ Radio: The Truther Demolition

Today on CQ Radio (2 pm CT), we'll welcome back Rick Moran of Right Wing Nut House to review last night's devastating demolition of 9/11 conspiracy theories by the History Channel. Rick has an extensive essay on this today, and we'll talk about the likely impact on the Truthers from this documentary. We will also cover the Louisiana Democratic Party's planned smear campaign against Bobby Jindal and their effort to harness anti-Catholic bigotry to protect their grip on power. Afterwards, I'll join Rick on his show to continue the topic. Call 646-652-4889 to join the conversation at CQ Radio, and 718-664-9764 for Rick's show afterwards! Did you know that you can listen to CQ Radio through your TiVo service? Click here for the instructions. Also, you can subscribe to CQ Radio through iTunes now by clicking this link:...

August 22, 2007

CQ Radio: Freedoms Watch, New Design

Today on CQ Radio (2 pm CT), I'll be talking with NZ Bear about the new Freedoms Watch site, which has the support of the Victory Caucus. We'll also talk about the new site design launched here at CQ today, when I will explain some of the new features implemented by The Blog Studio (which is still working hard behind the scenes as I write this). We may shorten the show today as needed while we implement all of the functionality. UPDATE: Don't miss Political Vindication Radio at 6 pm PT! John Hawkins at Right Wing News is their guest tonight, and they'll be discussing Ron Paul's base of support. Call 646-652-4889 to join the conversation! Did you know that you can listen to CQ Radio through your TiVo service? Click here for the instructions. Also, you can subscribe to CQ Radio through iTunes now by clicking this link:...

August 23, 2007

CQ Radio: Paul Celucci, NIE, AARP Poll

Please note: we are working on the comment scripts. If you click "Post", your comment will register, even if the screen fails to reload properly. Today on CQ Radio (2 pm CT), we'll talk with Rudy Giuliani advisor Paul Celucci on tax and economic policy. We'll get more detailed in what Team Rudy will do if elected. We'll also review the NIE that got leaked a couple of hours ago, as well as look at the AARP poll for the five critical primary states. Call 646-652-4889 to join the conversation! Did you know that you can listen to CQ Radio through your TiVo service? Click here for the instructions. Also, you can subscribe to CQ Radio through iTunes now by clicking this link:...

August 24, 2007

CQ Radio: Duane Patterson, Week In Review

Today on CQ Radio (2 pm CT), Duane "Generalissimo" Patterson joins us again to review the week's stories. We'll talk about the Seattle P-I story regarding their refusal to publish the pictures of two men of interest in several incidents on Washington ferries, as well as the 9/11 conspiracy theory debunking at the History Channel, McConnell's interview about FISA, Newsweek's exposure of Bill Clinton's exaggeration on Osama bin Laden, and much more. Call 646-652-4889 to join the conversation! Did you know that you can listen to CQ Radio through your TiVo service? Click here for the instructions. Also, you can subscribe to CQ Radio through iTunes now by clicking this link:...

August 27, 2007

CQ Radio: Fred Thompson Interview

Today on CQ Radio (2 pm CT), I'll broadcast my intervie of Fred Thompson from the Minnesota State Fair. Due to the candidate's brief time available, I'll record the interview and play it back live from the fairgrounds. This should prove logistically interesting, for a number of reasons. Today's show will likely go 30 minutes rather than the full hour, depending on those logistics. Call 646-652-4889 to join the conversation! Did you know that you can listen to CQ Radio through your TiVo service? Click here for the instructions. Also, you can subscribe to CQ Radio through iTunes now by clicking this link:...

August 28, 2007

CQ Radio: John Hawkins, Wide Stances, And South Park

Today on CQ Radio (2 pm CT), John Hawkins joins us to talk over some big stories -- the resignation of Alberto Gonzales, Larry Craig's wide stances, and perhaps even Iran's shifting on nuclear inspections. However, we're going to leave room for a big debate on which South Park episodes belong in the Top Ten. Check out John's list and be sure to call with your favorites! We'll try to post some of the other worthy episodes that John left off his list. Call 646-652-4889 to join the conversation! Did you know that you can listen to CQ Radio through your TiVo service? Click here for the instructions. Also, you can subscribe to CQ Radio through iTunes now by clicking this link:...

August 29, 2007

CQ Radio: Robert Rector On Poverty

Today on CQ Radio (2 pm CT), Robert Rector of the Heritage Foundation joins me to talk about his latest paper on poverty in the US. You will be surprised about the definition of poverty in America and its effect on public policy. Don't miss this interview, especially if you care about entitlement spending and the ticking time bomb it represents. King Banaian joins us. Call 646-652-4889 to join the conversation! Did you know that you can listen to CQ Radio through your TiVo service? Click here for the instructions. Also, you can subscribe to CQ Radio through iTunes now by clicking this link:...

August 30, 2007

CQ Radio: NZ Bear, AARP, And More

Today on CQ Radio (2 pm CT), NZ Bear joins us from the Victory Caucus to discuss the latest news on the war and other topics. We'll also be joined by Jill Greenberg of the AARP to talk about their latest polling in five key primary states and their policy positions on health care and entitlements. Call 646-652-4889 to join the conversation! Did you know that you can listen to CQ Radio through your TiVo service? Click here for the instructions. Also, you can subscribe to CQ Radio through iTunes now by clicking this link: NOTE: Comments have been up and down today, and I apologize for the problems. We're still working hard on fixing the issues, and I have a number of people working on those solutions. Thanks for being patient! UPDATE: Comments are open again, as we test one theory of failure....

August 31, 2007

CQ Radio: Duane Patterson, The Week In Review

Today on CQ Radio (2 pm CT), Duane "Generalissimo" Patterson, producer extraordinaire of the Hugh Hewitt show, joins us for the Week in Review. We'll talk about the Craig scandal, Norman Hsu and his Democratic friends, Harry Reid's desperation to salvage his leadership in the Senate, Fred Thompson, and much much more. Call 646-652-4889 to join the conversation! Did you know that you can listen to CQ Radio through your TiVo service? Click here for the instructions. Also, you can subscribe to CQ Radio through iTunes now by clicking this link:...

September 4, 2007

Captain's Quarters Radio: NRO's Jim Geraghty

Today on Captain's Quarters Radio (2 pm CT), Jim Geraghty from The Campaign Spot joins us to talk about Fred's launch, as well as the upcoming battle in Congress over Iraq. Call 646-652-4889 to join the conversation! Did you know that you can listen to Captain's Quarters Radio through your TiVo service? Click here for the instructions. Also, you can subscribe to Captain's Quarters Radio through iTunes now by clicking this link:...

New Name For BlogTalkRadio Show

We have a couple of announcements for my BlogTalkRadio show. We have a new name, Heading Right Radio with Ed Morrissey. BTR and I have decided that we want to brand the talk show name with the BTR blog brand, but that doesn't imply any shift from my blogging here at Captain's Quarters. It's designed to strengthen the brand at BTR, and since we rarely used the entire Captain's Quarters name before today, it allows for a fairly simple transition. We have some exciting guests booked for the show in the next couple of weeks. First, on Thursday we will have Michael Ledeen on tape introducing his new book, The Iranian Time Bomb: The Mullah Zealots' Quest for Destruction. It comes out this month and may have no better relevance than now. I'm also happy to announce that Laura Ingraham will appear on Monday, September 17th to talk about...

September 5, 2007

Heading Right Radio: Where In The World Is Norman Hsu?

Today on Heading Right Radio (2 pm CT), we'll welcome two great guests. First, Robert Bluey of the Heritage Foundation joins us to talk about Hillary Clinton's assertion that Social Security needs no reform and that "privatization never works". Fausta will be our guest in the second half to preview the debate. I'm going to ask both where they think Norman Hsu has hotfooted it after jumping bail for the second time, and we're going to talk about Fred Thompson's new blog effort as well. Call 646-652-4889 to join the conversation! Did you know that you can listen to Heading Right Radio through your TiVo service? Click here for the instructions. Also, you can subscribe to Heading Right Radio through iTunes now by clicking this link:...

September 6, 2007

Heading Right Radio: Michael Ledeen, Adam Lambert

Today on Heading Right Radio (2 pm CT), new BTR associate Adam Lambert joins us to talk about his new job as my counterpart with the progressive radio hosts. We may debate a little while we're at it, so be sure to call and get your arguments heard! Also, I interviewed Michael Ledeen earlier today about his new book, The Iranian Time Bomb: The Mullah Zealots' Quest for Destruction. You won't want to miss this interview, and the book is even better. Call 646-652-4889 to join the conversation! Did you know that you can listen to Heading Right Radio through your TiVo service? Click here for the instructions. Also, you can subscribe to Heading Right Radio through iTunes now by clicking this link:...

September 7, 2007

Heading Right Radio: The Week In Review (UPDATE: Time Change!)

Today on Heading Right Radio (Note Time Change: 1 pm CT!!), Duane Patterson joins me for the week in review. We'll have lots to discuss, including the New Hampshire debate, Fred Thompson's official launch, the effort to discredit General David Petraeus before his testimony, and much, much more! Call 646-652-4889 to join the conversation! Did you know that you can listen to Heading Right Radio through your TiVo service? Click here for the instructions. Also, you can subscribe to Heading Right Radio through iTunes now by clicking this link:...

September 10, 2007

Heading Right Radio: Rick Moran & Osama Bin Laden

Today on Heading Right Radio (Note Special Time: 1 pm CT), Rick Moran joins us to talk about the implications of the Osama bin Laden tapes, as well as the Petraeus testimony and much, much more Call 646-652-4889 to join the conversation! Did you know that you can listen to Heading Right Radio through your TiVo service? Click here for the instructions. Also, you can subscribe to Heading Right Radio through iTunes now by clicking this link:...

September 11, 2007

Heading Right Radio: Rep. Tim Walberg, Joe Repya, 9/11

Today on Heading Right Radio (Note special time: 11 am CT), we welcome Rep, Tim Walberg (R-MI) to discuss his opposition to the No Child Left Behind program and its proposed extension. At the bottom of the hour, we'll be joined by a man I'm proud to call my friend, Lt. Colonel Joe Repya, who will discuss the testimony of General David Petraeus yesterday and today on Capitol Hill. Don't miss this show! Call 646-652-4889 to join the conversation! Did you know that you can listen to Heading Right Radio through your TiVo service? Click here for the instructions. Also, you can subscribe to Heading Right Radio through iTunes now by clicking this link: Also, I want to remind people that it's not too late for Captain's Quarters readers to sign the petition urging Congress to allow the surge to continue....

September 12, 2007

Heading Right Radio: Eric Egland, Terry Jones Of IBD

Today on Heading Right Radio (Note special time: 1 pm CT), Eric Egland joins us to talk about his primary challenge to John Doolittle here in California. Eric served as a military intel officer in Afghanistan and Iraq, and later wrote a book advocating support of the war. I met Eric at CPAC and we'll talk about lots of issues, including the continuing war and how his experience can be put to use in Congress. In the second half of the show, Terry Jones of Investor's Business Daily joins us to discuss their latest poll, which shows that Americans remain determined to beat terrorists and achieve victory on our terms in Iraq. Call 646-652-4889 to join the conversation! Did you know that you can listen to Heading Right Radio through your TiVo service? Click here for the instructions. Also, you can subscribe to Heading Right Radio through iTunes now...

September 13, 2007

Heading Right Radio: Senator Tom Coburn, Linda Bridges

Today on Heading Right Radio (Note special time: 1 pm CT), we will have two great guests on the show. First we have Linda Bridges, co-author of Strictly Right: William F. Buckley Jr. and the American Conservative Movement. We'll ask Linda about the insights we can find in her book about the father of the modern conservative movement. In the second half, we'll talk to one of the most important conservatives in office, Senator Tom Coburn of Oklahoma. Dr. Coburn will tell us about how pork gets a higher priority than bridge repair, and we'll find out what the doctor prescribes in cleaning out the federal budget. Call 646-652-4889 to join the conversation! Did you know that you can listen to Heading Right Radio through your TiVo service? Click here for the instructions. Also, you can subscribe to Heading Right Radio through iTunes now by clicking this link: BUMP:...

September 14, 2007

Heading Right Radio: Duane Patterson And Hugh Hewitt

Today on Heading Right Radio (2 pm CT), I go to the Undisclosed Location in Orange County to do our Week in Review show from Hugh Hewitt's studios. Both Hugh and Duane "Generalissimo" Patterson will join me -- and later in the day (5 pm CT) I believe I will join Hugh for his Friday evening show. Call 646-652-4889 to join the conversation! Did you know that you can listen to Heading Right Radio through your TiVo service? Click here for the instructions. Also, you can subscribe to Heading Right Radio through iTunes now by clicking this link:...

September 16, 2007

Heading Right Radio: Laura Ingraham, Roy Blunt

Monday on Heading Right Radio (2 pm CT), Laura Ingraham joins me to talk about her new book, Power to the People, which hit bookstores this week. It's a page-turner -- a deeply heartfelt book that wants to look for ways in which to get beyond red state/blue state labels and act to build America from the values up. In the second half of the show, we'll talk with House Minority Whip Roy Blunt about the Iraq war and the upcoming battles with Democrats on issues such as spending, taxes, and more. Call 646-652-4889 to join the conversation! Did you know that you can listen to Heading Right Radio through your TiVo service? Click here for the instructions. Also, you can subscribe to Heading Right Radio through iTunes now by clicking this link:...

September 17, 2007

Heading Right Radio At The New BlogTalkRadio: Laura Ingraham, Roy Blunt

It's an exciting day for BlogTalkRadio! We've launched our new version of BTR's website, an effort that has taken months of hard work by our development team. The final result shows that BTR has listened to its hosts and listeners, and we have a new, more robust environment in which to deliver cutting-edge live shows and podcasts on every topic imaginable. New features include: * Live chat (see my note below for news on this feature!) * Improved search tools * Save favorites * Rate shows * Listener profiles * New buttons and media player * Friend lists * Comments * Private messages * Profile page video or HTML * Advertising programs One of the changes you'll notice is the addition of listener profiles. Listeners and hosts can now customize their profile pages, add friends and favorite shows, rate shows and private message or chat with hosts. We've given all...

September 18, 2007

Heading Right Radio: NZ Bear And Open Congress

Today on Heading Right Radio (Note special time: 1 pm CT), we'll welcome NZ Bear back to the show to talk about Victory Caucus and his work with Gathering of Eagles. We'll also be talking with David Moore of Open Congress, which has a new blog widget intended to keep Congress under close scrutiny no matter what your political inclination. Call 646-652-4889 to join the conversation! And join the live chat during the show to meet with other HRR listeners! UPDATE: Chat's now up and running! Did you know that you can listen to Heading Right Radio through your TiVo service? Click here for the instructions. Also, you can subscribe to Heading Right Radio through iTunes now by clicking this link:...

September 19, 2007

Heading Right Radio: Live From Investors Business Daily

Today on Heading Right Radio (Note special time: 1 pm CT), we will broadcast live from the offices of Investors Business Daily. Three of the great IBD staff join us to talk about their latest efforts: Terry Jones will cover HillaryCare, Monica Showalter brings us up to date on George Soros, and Michael Ramirez will talk about the latest in editorial cartoons and Islam. Call 646-652-4889 to join the conversation! And don't forget to join our chat room during the show. Did you know that you can listen to Heading Right Radio through your TiVo service? Click here for the instructions. Also, you can subscribe to Heading Right Radio through iTunes now by clicking this link: BUMP: To top!...

September 20, 2007

Heading Right Radio: Matt Bai, NZ Bear

Today on Heading Right Radio (Note special time: 1 pm CT), I'll be interviewing Matt Bai, author of The Argument. We'll talk about his thoughts on bloggers, billionaires, and politics. I'll also air an interview I did with NZ Bear about the Gathering of Eagles protest last weekend, which didn't get much exposure due to site difficulties on Tuesday. Call 646-652-4889 to join the conversation! And don't forget to log into the chat session during the show! Did you know that you can listen to Heading Right Radio through your TiVo service? Click here for the instructions. Also, you can subscribe to Heading Right Radio through iTunes now by clicking this link:...

September 21, 2007

Heading Right Radio: Duane Patterson And The Week In Review

Today on Heading Right Radio (2 pm CT), I go to the Undisclosed Location in Orange County to do our Week in Review show from Hugh Hewitt's studios. Both Hugh and Duane "Generalissimo" Patterson will join me -- and later in the day (5 pm CT) I believe I will join Hugh for his Friday evening show. We'll discuss the "bully boys" of the Internet and the return of Rathernoia, and much more. Call 646-652-4889 to join the conversation! Did you know that you can listen to Heading Right Radio through your TiVo service? Click here for the instructions. Also, you can subscribe to Heading Right Radio through iTunes now by clicking this link:...

September 24, 2007

Heading Right Radio: Governor Mike Huckabee, NRCC's Tom Cole (UPDATE: Huckabee On Ahmadinejad)

UPDATE: Huckabee on Ahmadinejad in the upcoming interview: "I cannot believe Columbia University would host this terrorist and financier of terror .... This guy is an international criminal and sponsor of terrorism." Also, don't miss what he has to say about Katrina and the government response -- coming up at 1 pm CT! Today on Heading Right Radio (Note special time: 1 pm CT), we have two great guests for HRR listeners. First, we have Tom Cole of the National Republican Congressional Campaign, who will launch the final voting for the Your Direction contest. We'll also talk about the Rediscover Your Party series, the Iraq War, and the upcoming battles on appropriations. Afterwards, I'll broadcast an interview I recorded this morning with Presidential candidate and former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee. Governor Huckabee will talk about his Vertical Day effort, get his thoughts on Iran and Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the MoveOn ad,...

September 25, 2007

Promoting BTR At PJM

Roger Simon took a few minutes last week to interview me at Pajamas Media headquarters, and we talked about how easily people can become their own hosts at BlogTalkRadio. We also talked about PJM's new gig at XM Radio, in which we will participate, indirectly at first. The PJM media department did a nice job with this video -- and it was a pleasure meeting the PJM staff on my West Coast tour....

Heading Right Radio: Bill Allison, Jim Geraghty

Today on Heading Right Radio (2 pm CT), Bill Allison will explain the new Earmark Watch website. It's a great way to harness the power of the Internet to investigate where our money goes. We'll walk through a couple of earmarks and take your calls for more exploration. In the second half of the show, NRO's Jim Geraghty joins me to talk about the Republican refusal to engage in the PBS debate. I think the Republican candidates should do some party-building and engaging black voters. What do you think? Call 646-652-4889 to join the conversation! And don't forget to join our chat room, too! UPDATE: I'll also appear on Rick Moran's BlogTalkRadio show today at 3:00 pm CT. You can join us there as well at (718) 664-9764. Did you know that you can listen to Heading Right Radio through your TiVo service? Click here for the instructions. Also,...

September 26, 2007

Heading Right Radio: NRSC's John Randall, Matt Lewis, S-CHIP

Today on Heading Right Radio (2 pm CT), we will talk with John Randall of the NRSC, who will talk about their new efforts for the 2008 cycle, as well as some of the legislative priorities for this session. Matt Lewis will discuss tomorrow's Solutions Day event with Newt Gingrich, and the Heritage Foundation's Greg DiAngelo will talk about the S-CHIP controversy. Call 646-652-4889 to join the conversation! And don't forget to join our chat room! Did you know that you can listen to Heading Right Radio through your TiVo service? Click here for the instructions. Also, you can subscribe to Heading Right Radio through iTunes now by clicking this link:...

September 27, 2007

Quotes From Upcoming Newt Gingrich Interview

I've finished the interview with Newt Gingrich, and you won't want to miss this show. I'll be playing the interview on my Heading Right show at 3 pm CT, and Newt provides his no-holds-barred commentary on current politics. Here are a few quotes to pique your interest: On Republican consultants: "Let me be clear. I think Republican consultants are mostly very stupid. I think they have no education. I think they have no sense of history." On African-American voters: "No group in America has been served worse by government than the African-American community." Also, this: "Other than Huckabee, none of these [Republican] candidates have the gumption to place themselves in the middle of that [African-American] environment ..." On the current crop of candidates: "The most sobering thing about where we are right now is that the most effective candidate in the race is -- Hillary Clinton. ... Her answers are...

Heading Right Radio: Newt Gingrich And Solutions Day (Update: Live Press Conference)

Today on Heading Right Radio (2 pm CT), I'll play an interview with Newt Gingrich that I will record this morning. I've just arrived at the Cobb Galleria (10:45 am ET), and we're waiting for a blogger interview with the former Speaker. Originally, each of us was to get one-on-one time with Newt, but his schedule got booked up quickly. Rob Bluey, Matt Lewis, and I will do a round-robin interview in the next few minutes. I'll replay it at the top of the hour, and I may have Rob and Matt join me for the show to discuss the event. UPDATE: I'll go live at first with a press conference including fomer Colorado Governor Roy Romer here at the Cobb Galleria. The interview will follow immediately afterward. Call 646-652-4889 to join the conversation! And don't forget to join our chat room! Did you know that you can listen...

September 28, 2007

Heading Right Radio: Duane Patterson, Week In Review

Today on Heading Right Radio (2 pm CT), Duane "Generalissimo" Patterson joins me for the week in review, our traditional Friday fare. What will we cover? I'll probably talk about Newt Gingrich's Solutions Day, as well as the various free-speech arguments over Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's speech at Columbia and Lynne Stewart's participation on the Hofstra panel on legal ethics. We'll definitely talk about Burma, and I'll ask Duane why LA jurors can't close the deal on celebrity criminals. As always, Duane will brief us on the upcoming Hugh Hewitt show. Call 646-652-4889 to join the conversation! And don't forget to join our chat room! Did you know that you can listen to Heading Right Radio through your TiVo service? Click here for the instructions. Also, you can subscribe to Heading Right Radio through iTunes now by clicking this link:...

October 1, 2007

Heading Right Radio: Clarence Thomas' Book

Heading Right Radio airs in prime time tonight at 9 pm ET. I will have just left a private dinner function with Justice Clarence Thomas, and I will talk about the experience and his new book, My Grandfather's Son: A Memoir. I hope to have at least one or two more of the invitees join me on the show, and of course I'll be taking your calls. Be sure to adjust your listening schedules for the special prime-time installment! Call 646-652-4889 to join the conversation! And don't forget to join our chat room! Did you know that you can listen to Heading Right Radio through your TiVo service? Click here for the instructions. Also, you can subscribe to Heading Right Radio through iTunes now by clicking this link:...

October 2, 2007

Heading Right Radio: Day Off (Update: Tap Dancing My Way Home)

Due to my travel schedule today, Heading Right Radio will take a day off. Instead, I'd recommend taking a listen to last night's special prime-time broadcast recapping my dinner with Justice Clarence Thomas. Tomorrow, I'll celebrate the blog's 4th anniversary in my normal time slot of 2 pm CT! UPDATE & BUMP, 1:45 ET: I'm enjoying a layover in Charlotte, which gave me time to post another couple of entries below. It's amazing how much one airport resembles another. I had to hit the restroom, and the stall had this note: TAP DANCE 4 LOVE! It's like I never left Minneapolis .... I've gone through a third of the Clarence Thomas memoir, and so far, it's fascinating. With any luck, I'll finish it before I get home. In the meantime, Danny Glover has a roundup of reactions to Clarence Thomas, his book, Anita Hill's response, and so on. UPDATE II:...

October 3, 2007

Heading Right Radio: Fourth Anniversary Of Captain's Quarters

Today on Heading Right Radio (2 pm CT), I plan on celebrating the fourth anniversary of Captain's Quarters. I'd love to hear from friends in the blogosphere, so be sure to call in! We have NZ Bear from the Victory Caucus in the first half of the hour to update us on all of the developments in Iraq. I'll also try -- try, mind you -- to broadcast our Virtual Blog Row event live at 2:30 CT. Call 646-652-4889 to join the conversation! And don't forget to join our chat room! Did you know that you can listen to Heading Right Radio through your TiVo service? Click here for the instructions. Also, you can subscribe to Heading Right Radio through iTunes now by clicking this link:...

October 4, 2007

Heading Right Radio: Senator Mitch McConnell, David Andelman At 3 PM CT!

Today on Heading Right Radio (Note special time: 3 pm CT), we have a great show set up. At the top of the hour, we have Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell to talk about S-CHIP, Iraq, Michael Mukasey, and other hot issues. In the second half of the hour, David Andelman joins us to talk about his new book, A Shattered Peace: Versailles 1919 and the Price We Pay Today. It's a topic on which I've already done quite a bit of reading, but the executive editor of Forbes.com has a fresh look at the impact that the Great War had on the world -- and why it matters to this day. He also has an excellent website for the book, with an extra chapter for on-line readers, and a blog as well. Call 646-652-4889 to join the conversation! And don't forget to join our chat room! Did you...

October 5, 2007

Heading Right Radio: The Week In Review With Duane 'Generalissimo' Patterson!

Today on Heading Right Radio (2 pm CT), Duane "Generalissimo" Patterson of the Hugh Hewitt Show joins us to review the week -- and what a week it was! We'll want to talk about Clarence Thomas' new book and the reaction it received, the continuing huffery over the deliberate misinterpretation of Rush Limbaugh's remarks and what that means to conservative talkers, the sharp decline in combat deaths for Iraqis and Americans and how the media mostly missed that story, and much much more! Call 646-652-4889 to join the conversation! And don't forget to join our chat room! Did you know that you can listen to Heading Right Radio through your TiVo service? Click here for the instructions. Also, you can subscribe to Heading Right Radio through iTunes now by clicking this link:...

October 8, 2007

Heading Right Radio: NZ Bear Exposed!

Today on Heading Right Radio (2 pm CT), we again speak with our good friend NZ Bear of the Victory Caucus. NZ has come out of the closet -- no, not on sexual orientation, but on anonymity. Rob Neppell has launched Kithbridge, his new and dynamic consulting firm, and he'll join us to talk about his new effort, as well as all of the other insight he always brings to Heading Right Radio. It's great to see Rob taking his passion to the next level -- a subject on which we have some common ground. Also, plan on some S-CHIP conversation. Should be a bit Frosty... Call 646-652-4889 to join the conversation! And don't forget to join our chat room! Did you know that you can listen to Heading Right Radio through your TiVo service? Click here for the instructions. Also, you can subscribe to Heading Right Radio through...

October 9, 2007

Heading Right Radio: Ted Frank On Stoneridge, Bill Paxon On The Debate

Today on Heading Right Radio (2 pm CT), Ted Frank joins us to talk about the Stoneridge case, which the Supreme Court will hear this session. If you thought Sarbanes-Oxley was burdensome, wait to you see what Stoneridge could mean for American businesses. Also, former Rep. Bill Paxon joins us at the bottom of the hour to handicap today's GOP debate. The Rudy Giuliani advisor tells us what to expect from the frontrunner while all eyes remain on Fred Thompson. Today's show will end at 2:40 pm CT in order to prepare for today's debate. Call 646-652-4889 to join the conversation! And don't forget to join our chat room! Did you know that you can listen to Heading Right Radio through your TiVo service? Click here for the instructions. Also, you can subscribe to Heading Right Radio through iTunes now by clicking this link:...

October 10, 2007

Heading Right Radio: The Post-Debate Debate

Today on Heading Right Radio (2 pm CT), Jim Geraghty of National Review Online's Campaign Spot joins me as co-host to talk about last night's Republican presidential debate. We'll also talk with Chris Cillizza of the Washington Post's blog The Fix for his analysis of the debate and the post-debate spin. He lists Hillary Clinton as one of the big winners from the debate -- do you agree with that? Be sure to tune in to hear why he thinks Hillary gained credibility from the GOP's attacks on her. We may also hear from some of the campaigns as well. Don't miss the action ... UPDATE: We will have representatives from the Thompson campaign on at 2:30 and the Romney campaign at 2:40! So far, still waiting to hear from others ... Call 646-652-4889 to join the conversation! And don't forget to join our chat room! Did you know...

October 12, 2007

Heading Right Radio: Duane Patterson, And Live Coverage Of CLC07!

Today on Heading Right Radio (Note special time: 3 pm CT), Duane "Generalissimo" Patterson of the Hugh Hewitt Show joins us to review the week and the CLC. We'll be talking about Mitt Romney's speech to the conference, and we'll meet Jodi Bridges of the Sam Adams Alliance, who will explain her group's mission and also give me a free bobblehead of Adams. We'll also talk about the week in politics. UPDATE & BUMP: We'll also speak with Horace Cooper, the senior fellow at the American Civil Rights Union, to speak about his group's mission on civil liberties. Horace will be speaking tomorrow at the CLC on issues facing us in the 2008 election. UPDATE II: Thanks to Jazz in the comments for noting that I had the wrong URL for the ACRU. I had it confused with the booth across from mine in the exhibit hall, and I...

October 15, 2007

Heading Right Radio: John McCain, Special Time: 1:30 PM CT

UPDATE: Please note that today's show will start at 1:30 PM CT rather than 2 PM, as Senator McCain's schedule had a late change. I want to bring him live to HRR listeners! Today on Heading Right Radio (1:30 pm CT), Senator John McCain joins us for the first half of the show. We'll talk about the improvement seen in Iraq, the criticisms leveled by retired General Richard Sanchez, as well as his efforts in the presidential race. We'll also take your calls for Senator McCain and work the webchat, too. Don't miss it! Call 646-652-4889 to join the conversation! And don't forget to join our chat room! Did you know that you can listen to Heading Right Radio through your TiVo service? Click here for the instructions. Also, you can subscribe to Heading Right Radio through iTunes now by clicking this link:...

October 16, 2007

Heading Right Radio: Grover Norquist, Robert Bluey

Today on Heading Right Radio (2 pm CT), we have two great guests. Grover Norquist from Americans for Tax Reform joins us in the first half to talk about the Leave Us Alone coalition, as he describes them. I met Grover at the CLC-07 conference and he gave a great speech about limited government, and how lowering taxes can force reduction in its reach. He also noted that reduced revenue can act to split apart the liberal coalition by forcing it to fight each other over the scraps. In the second half of the show, our friend Robert Bluey from the Heritage Foundation joins us to discuss his latest column on media coverage of the war, as well as the CLC and Ron Paul's impact on it, and more on tax and spending policies that will erupt in the remainder of this session of Congress. Don't miss it! Call...

October 17, 2007

Heading Right Radio: Aaron Klein, Allen Zeng

Today on Heading Right Radio (2 pm CT), we have two intriguing guests. First we talk with Aaron Klein, author of Schmoozing With Terrorists: From Hollywood to the Holy Land, Jihadists Reveal Their Global Plans to a Jew!. We're going to talk to Aaron about his remarkable interactions with suicide bomber recruits and the people who get them. In the second half of the show, we get to talk with a man who is working in the trenches for freedom in China. Allen Zeng runs the Sounds of Hope Radio Network, which "developed tools to penetrate China's firewall and bring out tens of millions of hits per day. Sound of Hope broadcasts to all over China with its 15-hour programming per day which has more coverage hours than BBC, Radio France Internationale, Deutsche Welle." We're going to find out how he does it, and what impact it has had...

October 18, 2007

Heading Right Radio: David Harsanyi, Rick Calvert

Today on Heading Right Radio (2 pm CT), we welcome David Harsanyi, author of Nanny State: How Food Fascists, Teetotaling Do-Gooders, Priggish Moralists, and other Boneheaded Bureaucrats are Turning America into a Nation of Children. I bet you can guess what this conversation will entail. We'll also talk with Rick Calvert of BlogWorldExpo, where I'll be speaking and exhibiting for BlogTalkRadio. Call 646-652-4889 to join the conversation! And don't forget to join our chat room! Did you know that you can listen to Heading Right Radio through your TiVo service? Click here for the instructions. Also, you can subscribe to Heading Right Radio through iTunes now by clicking this link:...

October 19, 2007

Heading Right Radio: Week In Review With The Generalissimo!

Today on Heading Right Radio (2 pm CT), Duane "Generalissimo" Patterson of the Hugh Hewitt Show joins us to review the week's top stories. We'll talk about the S-CHIP funding debate and the Pete Stark lunacy, the FISA bill's ups and downs, the vast vacuum left by the departure of Sam Brownback, the Armenian genocide resolution, Hippie Pork, and much much more! Call 646-652-4889 to join the conversation! And don't forget to join our chat room! Did you know that you can listen to Heading Right Radio through your TiVo service? Click here for the instructions. Also, you can subscribe to Heading Right Radio through iTunes now by clicking this link:...

October 22, 2007

Heading Right Radio: Debatefest, And More

It's going to be a busy day for me on BlogTalkRadio. First, I'll join Silvio Canto at noon CT to talk about the myth of the Latino voting bloc. Next, I talk with the boss, Alan Levy, at 1 pm CT about our efforts in building the political base at BTR. Afterwards on Heading Right Radio (2 pm CT), we will welcome Jim Geraghty of NRO's Campaign Spot to review yesterday's GOP debate. We will take calls from some of the campaigns during the hour, and Jim and I will have them give us their best argument for their candidate in last night's debate. Note: Dinesh D'Souza had to reschedule his appearance to tomorrow, as he is debating Christopher Hitchens tonight at King's College. Call 646-652-4889 to join the conversation! And don't forget to join our chat room! Did you know that you can listen to Heading Right Radio...

October 23, 2007

Heading Right Radio: Dinesh D'Souza, What's So Great About Christianity?

Today on Heading Right Radio (2 pm CT), we will hear from Dinesh D'Souza, author of What's So Great About Christianity. Dinesh debated Christopher Hitchens last night in an event sponsored by King's College, and he'll tell us about the debate and explain the thrust of his new apologia for theism and Christianity. Call 646-652-4889 to join the conversation! And don't forget to join our chat room! NOTE: Newer posts may appear below this, which will stay on top until the show begins at 2 pm CT. Did you know that you can listen to Heading Right Radio through your TiVo service? Click here for the instructions. Also, you can subscribe to Heading Right Radio through iTunes now by clicking this link:...

October 24, 2007

Heading Right Radio: Deception; DREAM Act

Today on Heading Right Radio (2 pm CT), we will hear from the authors of Deception: Pakistan, the United States, and the Secret Trade in Nuclear Weapons. Adrian Levy and Catherine Scott-Clark of the Guardian lay out the case that the US and its allies enabled the Pakistani nuclear program through every administration since Jimmy Carter, and have a large responsibility for the proliferation that resulted. They argue that the US has ignored and altered intelligence that warned of these consequences for thirty years and has tied itself to a nation that hardly qualifies as an ally to the West. We're also going to talk with Heritage Foundation scholar Brian Darling about the DREAM Act, which is being argued today in the US Senate. Call 646-652-4889 to join the conversation! And don't forget to join our chat room! NOTE: Newer posts may appear below this, which will stay on...

October 25, 2007

Heading Right Radio: Paul Jacob, Michael Goldfarb, Rick Moran

NOTE: Newer posts may appear below this, which will stay on top until the show begins at 2 pm CT. Today on Heading Right Radio (2 pm CT), Paul Jacob joins us to talk about his felony prosecution in Oklahoma for the crime of circulating a petition to get an initiative on the ballot. Paul faces years in prison for attempting to limit the size of Oklahoma's state budget. Don't miss this curious tale to see why Jacob represents such a threat to the peace of Oklahoma -- at least according to the state AG. In the second half of the show, Michael Goldfarb of the Weekly Standard will talk about the Scott Beauchamp/TNR debacle -- how it started, how Michael and Bob Owens pressed for answers, and how TNR still refuses to stop stonewalling. BTR host Rick Moran will be my co-host today! Call 646-652-4889 to join the conversation!...

Update On Paul Jacob, TNR Stories

What you may have missed in the Heading Right Radio show today ... Earlier today, I wrote about the prosecution of Paul Jacob by Oklahoma for his involvement in circulating petitions for a ballot initiative. The law in question forbids anyone except Oklahoma residents from seeking signatures on political petitions. Because Jacob, as a backer of tax reform, helped organize the Taxpayer Bill of Rights initiative in Oklahoma and the petition circulators didn't meet the residency requirements (more on that in a moment), the Oklahoma AG charged Jacob and two others with a single count of conspiracy to break that law -- which carries a potential 10-year sentence. We knew that from this morning. What we didn't know, and what we found out during our interview with Jacob, is that none of the circulators have been charged with a crime. Why? It seems that residency requirements are so nebulous as...

October 26, 2007

Heading Right Radio: 90 Minutes Of Fun With The Generalissimo!

NOTE: This post will ride on top until the start of the show. Newer posts may be found below. Today on Heading Right Radio (2 pm CT), Duane "Generalissimo" Patterson of the Hugh Hewitt Show joins us to review the week's top stories. We go 90 minutes for the first time, and we have a lot to cover. Is Ron Paul attracting neo-Nazis? Will TNR ever acknowledge its fabulism and cover-up? What will Turkey do in Iraq? Will S-CHIP survive this round? All of that and much, much more, including the sneak peak at tonight's Hugh Hewitt show! Call 646-652-4889 to join the conversation! And don't forget to join our chat room! Did you know that you can listen to Heading Right Radio through your TiVo service? Click here for the instructions. Also, you can subscribe to Heading Right Radio through iTunes now by clicking this link:...

October 27, 2007

Heading Right vs Heading Left Tonight!

Tonight, we will stage our first debate between Heading Right and Heading Left hosts on BlogTalkRadio at Debate Central! At 7PM Eastern/4PM Pacific, Adam Lambert and I will pit Jack Clark of Blast the Right against Jenn of Screw Liberals. Hear Jack and Jenn go head to head on the Iraq war as well as health care. Don't miss it!...

October 29, 2007

Heading Right Radio: AirCongress, Joe Gandelman

NOTE: Newer posts may appear below this, which will stay on top until the show begins at 2 pm CT. Today on Heading Right Radio (2 pm CT), Danny Glover of AirCongress joins us to discuss the new partnership between BlogTalkRadio and AC. We'll also look at the latest news and issues in Congress, including Senator James Inhofe's efforts to oppose the conventional wisdom on global warming, and the retirement of Tom Tancredo from the House. In the first half of the show, Joe Gandelman from The Moderate Voice joins me again to discuss the latest in the Southern California fires, the latest in the lineup at TMV, and much more! Call 646-652-4889 to join the conversation! And don't forget to join our chat room! Did you know that you can listen to Heading Right Radio through your TiVo service? Click here for the instructions. Also, you can subscribe to...

Can We Talk? The Heading Right Challenge

That's the question Joan Rivers used to ask in her stand-up routines, but these days, it seems more appropriate to ask in a political context. After completing a fascinating hour with Danny Glover of Air Congress and Joe Gandelman of The Moderate Voice, the answer seems to be "maybe". Both men discussed with me the trials and tribulations they experience in reaching across the political divide at their sites, but how they see that as crucial to forming policy. When speaking with Danny, we talked about the echo-chamber tendencies in the blogosphere. He worries about government agencies going to friendly bloggers for outreach rather than a broader engagement, hoping to shield themselves from scrutiny, but the practice extends much more clearly to political candidates. This makes some sense, especially in the primaries, as campaign building, but it does nothing to address the differences between philosophies and parties and look for...

October 30, 2007

Heading Right Radio: Atlas Shrugs, Jim Geraghty

Note: This post will remain on top until show time; newer posts may be found below. Today on Heading Right Radio (2 pm CT), we will talk with Pam from Atlas Shrugs, one of the fiery and compelling hosts at BTR. She talks about her upcoming interview with former UN ambassador John Bolton and his new book, and also about her attendance at an anti-jihadi forum in Brussels. In the second half of the show, our friend Jim Geraghty of National Review Online's Campaign Spot discusses the news in politics, including a Rasmussen poll indicating a potential problem for Hillary Clinton in the general election. Call 646-652-4889 to join the conversation! And don't forget to join our chat room! Did you know that you can listen to Heading Right Radio through your TiVo service? Click here for the instructions. Also, you can subscribe to Heading Right Radio through iTunes now...

October 31, 2007

Heading Right Radio: Senator Jim DeMint

Note: This post will remain on top until show time; newer posts may be found below. Today on Heading Right Radio (2 pm CT), Senator Jim DeMint joins us to discuss his new efforts against pork-barrel politics and the damage it does to responsible government. In the second half, our good friend Brian Darling of the Heritage Foundation returns to review the issues in the Law of the Sea Treaty. Call 646-652-4889 to join the conversation! And don't forget to join our chat room! Did you know that you can listen to Heading Right Radio through your TiVo service? Click here for the instructions. Also, you can subscribe to Heading Right Radio through iTunes now by clicking this link:...

November 1, 2007

Heading Right Radio: Carol Platt Liebau & Prude, Rick Moran

Note: This post will remain on top until show time; newer posts may be found below. Today on Heading Right Radio (2 pm CT), we'll talk with Carol Platt Liebau, whose new book Prude: How the Sex-Obsessed Culture Damages Girls (and America, Too!) takes on the current culture of oversexualization. Why has the pejorative "prude" taken on worse connotations than "slut"? Why do preadolescent girls now routinely dress in provocative clothing that would have given pause to adult women a generation ago -- and how does that harm girls and women? Rick Moran of Right Wing Nut House (and BTR!) joins us in the second half to talk about his post about Ron Paul, the Hillary Clinton meltdown, the LA Times non-story, and more! Also joining us will be Patterico from Patterico's Pontifications, who has closely followed the LAT and New Rupblic stories. Call 646-652-4889 to join the conversation! And...

November 2, 2007

Heading Right Radio: The Week In Review With The Generalissimo!

NOTE: This post will ride on top until the start of the show. Newer posts may be found below. Today on Heading Right Radio (2 pm CT), Duane "Generalissimo" Patterson of the Hugh Hewitt Show joins us to review the week's top stories. We're going 90 minutes again, and we have plenty of topics to cover. How badly did Hillary damage her candidacy at the debate this week? Will Obama's silliness on Iran help right Hillary's ship? How much lower do casualties in Iraq have to drop before it makes a sound in the mainstream media? Has the corner been turned on pork? All of that and much, much more, including the sneak peak at tonight's Hugh Hewitt show! Call 646-652-4889 to join the conversation! And don't forget to join our chat room! Did you know that you can listen to Heading Right Radio through your TiVo service? Click here...

November 5, 2007

Heading Right Radio: Rep. Steve King, NZ Bear, Rick Moran

Note: This post will remain on top until show time; newer posts may be found below. Today on Heading Right Radio (2 pm CT), we'll welcome NZ Bear of the Truth Laid Bear ecosystem, AKA Rob Neppell of Kithbridge, his new consultancy firm. We'll talk about Kithbridge, as well as the latest events at the Victory Caucus concerning Iraq, Afghanistan, and especially Pakistan. We'll also talk about the upcoming BlogWorld Expo in Vegas, which starts on Wednesday. Representative Steve King (R-IA) joins us in the second half to talk about S-CHIP and his new CUT resolution. Stay tuned! Call 646-652-4889 to join the conversation! And don't forget to join our chat room! Did you know that you can listen to Heading Right Radio through your TiVo service? Click here for the instructions. Also, you can subscribe to Heading Right Radio through iTunes now by clicking this link:...

November 6, 2007

John Bolton On BlogTalkRadio

If you didn't get to hear it live, be sure to download the podcast of Pamela Geller's interview with former Ambassador John Bolton. This makes three appearances on Atlas Shrugs Radio for the former UN ambassador, who is promoting a new book, Surrender Is Not an Option: Defending America at the United Nations. Bolton lays it on the line on BTR, so be sure to hear it for yourself....

Heading Right Radio: Jeralyn Merritt, Sam Adams Foundation's Bob Costello

Note: This post will remain on top until show time; newer posts may be found below. Today on Heading Right Radio (2 pm CT), we'll reach across the aisle to talk with TalkLeft's Jeralyn Merritt. Jeralyn and I will both appear at BlogWorld Expo in Las Vegas this week, and we'll discuss the event -- and maybe find something on which to debate. In the second half, I welcome Bob Costello from the Sam Adams Foundation to talk about his fine organization and their efforts to find conservative, federalist solutions to American political issues. Call 646-652-4889 to join the conversation! And don't forget to join our chat room! Did you know that you can listen to Heading Right Radio through your TiVo service? Click here for the instructions. Also, you can subscribe to Heading Right Radio through iTunes now by clicking this link:...

November 7, 2007

Heading Right Radio: Short Session On A Travel Day

Note: This post will remain on top until show time; newer posts may be found below. Today on Heading Right Radio (3 pm CT), I'm just going to do a quick 15-minute show and interact with the Webchat visitors. I just landed in Vegas, so we can talk about BlogWorld Expo, or we can talk about the waterboarding post from earlier today that Instapundit linked. Call 646-652-4889 to join the conversation! And don't forget to join our chat room! Did you know that you can listen to Heading Right Radio through your TiVo service? Click here for the instructions. Also, you can subscribe to Heading Right Radio through iTunes now by clicking this link:...

November 8, 2007

Heading Right Radio: Live From BlogWorld Expo! (Update: Yon Confirmed)

Note: This post will remain on top until show time; newer posts may be found below. Today on Heading Right Radio (2 pm CT), we'll be talking live with people at BlogWorld Expo. We'll be demonstrating the fun and excitement that people can have by being their own talk show hosts. We may still get an interview in with Michael Yon, but that will likely be a taped interview if we can go with it. UPDATE 1 PM CT: Just finished a 15-minute interview with Michael Yon from Iraq. He's got plenty to say about the progress seen in Iraq, and how the media has missed the story. Make sure you catch this chat! Call 646-652-4889 to join the conversation! And don't forget to join our chat room! Did you know that you can listen to Heading Right Radio through your TiVo service? Click here for the instructions. Also, you...

Rudy Giuliani On Heading Right Radio Tomorrow

Tomorrow on Heading Right Radio, we'll broadcast live again from the BlogWorld Expo. Duane Patterson will join us at the BlogTalkRadio booth to do our normal Friday Week in Review, which runs 90 minutes. We will also have our first blog interview with Rudy Giuliani, who spoke to us between appointments today for a quick recorded interview. Giuliani talked about: * The Robertson endorsement -- He sees this as showing that the Republicans have prioritized the war on terror and government overspending higher than any other priorities, and thinks those issues work the best for him. * Polling -- "I'm the only candidate that can defeat Hillary Clinton in those places." You'll see which places he means, and how critical they may be for the GOP in 2008. * Judicial confirmations -- "I know how to do this better than anyone else," based on his experience. "They [the Democrats] policticized"...

November 9, 2007

Heading Right Radio: Rudy Giuliani, Duane Patterson, & BlogWorld Expo!

Note: This post will remain on top until show time; newer posts may be found below. Today on Heading Right Radio (2 pm CT), we have a pre-recorded interview with Rudy Giuliani, and our normal week in review with Duane Patterson live from Blog World Expo! We'll have surprise guests dropping by while we talk about the week's political developments .... Call 646-652-4889 to join the conversation! And don't forget to join our chat room! Did you know that you can listen to Heading Right Radio through your TiVo service? Click here for the instructions. Also, you can subscribe to Heading Right Radio through iTunes now by clicking this link:...

November 12, 2007

Heading Right Radio: Veteran's Day, Iran, Fausta, And More

Note: This post will remain on top until show time; newer posts may be found below. Today on Heading Right Radio (2 pm CT), we'll celebrate Veterans Day with some good old-fashioned political freedom! Topics will include the BlogWorld Expo and its future, Iran and the statement from Admiral Fallon, and my upcoming trip to Houston. Why? Listen and find out -- and weigh in on its implications. Joining me at the top of the hour will be Fausta, who is sponsoring the Third Carnival of Latin America and the Caribbean. We'll talk to her about the festival and what we can expect to read! Call 646-652-4889 to join the conversation! And don't forget to join our chat room! Did you know that you can listen to Heading Right Radio through your TiVo service? Click here for the instructions. Also, you can subscribe to Heading Right Radio through iTunes now...

Media Alert (Update: Clip Added)

I'll be on CNN's "Out In The Open" tonight with Rick Sanchez, discussing the question-planting scandal on Hillary Clinton's campaign. I'm not sure when the segment will air, so you will have to watch the whole show -- 7-8 pm CT. I'll have more later ... UPDATE: Here's the segment: I like Rick Sanchez. He had a good sense of humor, and he made it fun to discuss this....

November 13, 2007

Heading Right Radio: Kenneth Timmerman, Shadow Warriors

Note: This post will remain on top until show time; newer posts may be found below. Today on Heading Right Radio (2 pm CT), renowned author Kenneth Timmerman joins us to discuss his new book, Shadow Warriors: The Untold Story of Traitors, Saboteurs, and the Party of Surrender. We can expect a very provocative interview with Timmerman, as he explains his investigation into a bureaucracy that committed itself to undermining the policies of an elected government. If true, this could be the one of the most dire challenges to democracy in the US since J. Edgar Hoover. Don't miss this show! Call 646-652-4889 to join the conversation! And don't forget to join our chat room! Did you know that you can listen to Heading Right Radio through your TiVo service? Click here for the instructions. Also, you can subscribe to Heading Right Radio through iTunes now by clicking this link:...

November 14, 2007

Heading Right Radio: King Banaian, Energy Policy, & More

Note: This post will remain on top until show time; newer posts may be found below. Today on Heading Right Radio (2 pm CT), my good friend King Banaian of SCSU Scholars joins us to deconstruct the battle over the Democrats' analysis of war costs. They claim that Iraq and Afghanistan has cost our economy as much as $2 trillion already; the Republicans scoff at their methodology. Our favorite economist and Mayor of the MOB tells us what we need to know about both. In the first half of the show, The API's Rayola Dougher explains the latest CRA analysis of pending energy legislation. They conclude that the policies contained within will have significant adverse impact on the economy. Note: The API has invited me to take an expenses-paid fact-finding trip to Houston and the Gulf of Mexico for the next two days. The one stipulation is that I disclose...

November 15, 2007

API Live Blog III: Heading Right Radio Webchat

I'm hosting an interactive live blog for the next hour from Chevron's headquarters, where the API has arranged a blogger briefing on energy policy and oil technology. Join us in the webchat from 3-4 pm CT!...

Heading Right Radio: Webchat Only Session 3 PM CT

Note: This post will remain on top until show time; newer posts may be found below. Today on Heading Right Radio (3 pm CT), we'll be doing a webchat-only session while I receive briefings at Chevron's headquarters in Houston. There will not be a live radio show today -- but you can ask questions while I live blog the session, and get a chance to get your questions answered! Keep an eye on my live blogs this afternoon .... Update: Just to clarify, the webchat will be the live blog for the session, so be sure to tune in! API has underwritten Edward Morrissey’s travel expenses to attend the Chevron location tour in Houston and Corpus Christi, Texas. Edward is not required to blog about API initiatives. The only requirement as a condition of underwriting these expenses was to include this disclosure of this relationship on his blog. Did you...

November 16, 2007

Heading Right Radio: Live From Corpus Christi Airport (Update: 4 pm CT)

Note: Time change -- 4 pm CT. Today on Heading Right Radio (4 pm CT), I'll do a 30-minute show from the airport -- if I can get their on time -- to review the fact-finding tour I'm on with API and Chevron. I'll take your questions about the trip, and hopefully have some fun while waiting to squeeze into the puddle jumper! Call 646-652-4889 to join the conversation! And don't forget to join our chat room! Did you know that you can listen to Heading Right Radio through your TiVo service? Click here for the instructions. Also, you can subscribe to Heading Right Radio through iTunes now by clicking this link:...

November 19, 2007

Heading Right Radio: Jim Geraghty, Jay Lakin & Internet Gaming

Note: This post will remain on top until show time; newer posts may be found below. Today on Heading Right Radio (2 pm CT), we have a change of pace for HRR listeners in the first half hour. Our guest will be former talk-radio host Jay Lakin, who left ABC Radio in 2004 to concentrate on his new business in on-line gaming. With Congress preparing at least four bills to control the Internet gaming industry in the US, Lakin wants to talk about the impact they will have on American gamers and the Internet in general. In the second half, Jim Geraghty of National Review's Campaign Spot will update us on the push-polling scandal that has the Republican primary campaign atwitter today. Call 646-652-4889 to join the conversation! And don't forget to join our chat room! UPDATE: Pamela Geller at Atlas Shrugs has anti-jihadi activist Brigitte Gabriel as a guest...

November 20, 2007

Heading Right Radio: Birth of Christ, And Some Jazz, Too

Note: This post will remain on top until show time; newer posts may be found below. Today on Heading Right Radio (2 pm CT), we have a special show. We'll talk with the composer and the producer of The Birth of Christ, Andrew T Miller and Raymond Arroyo, about their new project and the effort it took to bring together the Catholic and Protestant choirs in Dublin, and why it was important that they do so. I'll have clips of a few of the beautiful tracks of the cantata, and talk about how Miller and Arroyo pulled all of this together. After this beautiful modern-classical music, we'll bring you a little Jazz -- Jazz Shaw, that is, of Middle Earth Journal and the new BlogTalkRadio show, Midstream Report. Jazz and I both wrote about the mysterious doings at Chenega Technology. We will bring both stories together and review the underlying...

November 21, 2007

Heading Right Radio: The (Short) Week In Review!

Note: This post will remain on top until show time; newer posts may be found below. Today on Heading Right Radio (2 pm CT), Duane "Generalissimo" Patterson of the Hugh Hewitt Show joins us to review the week's top stories. We're going 90 minutes again, and we have plenty of topics to cover. Have the Iraqis scorned defeat with their feet? Will the new technology in stem-cell research end the debate over hEsc? Can anyone keep a straight face while Hillary and Barack argue over their "experience" as a qualification for the nomination? All of that and much, much more, including the sneak peak at tonight's Hugh Hewitt show! Call 646-652-4889 to join the conversation! And don't forget to join our chat room! Did you know that you can listen to Heading Right Radio through your TiVo service? Click here for the instructions. Also, you can subscribe to Heading Right...

November 26, 2007

Heading Right Radio: Monday, Monday With Rick Moran

Note: This post will remain on top until show time; newer posts may be found below. Today on Heading Right Radio (2 pm CT), Rick Moran of Right Wing Nut House joins us to talk over the Monday morning issues -- and we have a full plate! Among those we'll discuss: * The supposed terrorist plot to attack Fort Huachuca -- on the level, or imaginary? * Trent Lott's retirement * Annapolis * The Iraqi offer of a security partnership * The lack of enthusiasm (and contributions) for Republican Congressional candidates Call 646-652-4889 to join the conversation! And don't forget to join our chat room! Did you know that you can listen to Heading Right Radio through your TiVo service? Click here for the instructions. Also, you can subscribe to Heading Right Radio through iTunes now by clicking this link:...

November 27, 2007

Heading Right Radio: Jim Geraghty & Bill Paxon

Note: This post will remain on top until show time; newer posts may be found below. Today on Heading Right Radio (2 pm CT), Jim Geraghty joins us today to discuss several stories from the campaign trail. Has Mike Huckabee surpassed Fred Thompson and John McCain in the Republican primaries? Former Rep. Bill Paxon will talk about Rudy Giuliani's strategy for tomorrow's YouTube debate. Call 646-652-4889 to join the conversation! And don't forget to join our chat room! Did you know that you can listen to Heading Right Radio through your TiVo service? Click here for the instructions. Also, you can subscribe to Heading Right Radio through iTunes now by clicking this link:...

November 28, 2007

Heading Right Radio: Special Elections

Note: This post will remain on top until show time; newer posts may be found below. Today on Heading Right Radio (2 pm CT), we'll talk to two candidates in special Congressional elections. First we have Robert Latta, who is running for Ohio's 5th district seat, in a conversation taped earlier today. Afterwards, we welcome Rob Wittman, hoping to fill Virginia's 1st-CD seat left open by the passing of Jo Ann Davis earlier this year. Both seats are crucial to the Republicans and will serve as bellwethers for the 2008 election. Call 646-652-4889 to join the conversation! And don't forget to join our chat room! Did you know that you can listen to Heading Right Radio through your TiVo service? Click here for the instructions. Also, you can subscribe to Heading Right Radio through iTunes now by clicking this link:...

November 29, 2007

Heading Right Radio: CNN Debate Debacle, Economic Non-Debacle

Note: This post will remain on top until show time; newer posts may be found below. Today on Heading Right Radio (2 pm CT), Rob Neppell, aka NZ Bear, joins us to debate the debate. Did CNN have it in for the Republicans, or did they just get incompetent in researching the questioners? We'll take your calls on this question, so tune up your dialing fingers! In the second half, we'll talk about the economic outlook with our friend King Banaian from SCSU Scholars. The economics chair of St. Cloud State University will explain the latest economic numbers showing an almost 5% annual growth rate in the third quarter, and talk about the risks hyped by the media in the last few weeks. And if we have time, I'll explain why Vista sucks. Call 646-652-4889 to join the conversation! And don't forget to join our chat room! Did you know...

November 30, 2007

Heading Right Radio: The Week In Review!

Note: This post will remain on top until show time; newer posts may be found below. Today on Heading Right Radio (2 pm CT), Duane "Generalissimo" Patterson joins us once again for a 90-minute romp through the past week in politics. We'll chat about the YouTube debate, Mansoor Ijaz, John Murtha, Bill Clinton, and maybe even a few non-prevaricators! As always, Duane will preview tonight's Hugh Hewitt show, too, so don't miss a minute ... On Monday, we will talk with the ACU's David Keene about his endorsement of Mitt Romney, and ask him about the state of the conservative movement today. Put that on your schedule now! Call 646-652-4889 to join the conversation! And don't forget to join our chat room! Did you know that you can listen to Heading Right Radio through your TiVo service? Click here for the instructions. Also, you can subscribe to Heading Right Radio...

December 3, 2007

David Keene, The NRO Controversy On Heading Right Radio Tomorrow

Note: This post will remain on top until show time. Newer posts can be found below. Tomorrow on Heading Right Radio (2 pm CT), we have two great guests joining us. First, David Keene from the American Conservative Union joins us to discuss his personal endorsement of Mitt Romney, plus the tough season it has been for conservatives and how we can regain momentum. In the second half of our show, Kathryn Jean Lopez of National Review Online will discuss the controversy raging over the posts at NRO's The Tank and NRO's response to it. We'll get into the details and discuss what NRO can and will do from this point forward, and how its response stacks up against that of Franklin Foer and The New Republic. UPDATE: I'll be asking about Andrew Sullivan's post regarding Mitchell Prothero, too. I'd like to get more detail on the entire controversy, so...

December 4, 2007

Heading Right Radio: Evil Genes; Pete Sepp Of The NTU

Note: This post will remain on top until show time; newer posts may be found below. Today on Heading Right Radio (2 pm CT), we welcome Barbara Oakley, author of Evil Genes. Barbara will explain how her sister's misanthropy led to Barbara's quest to find how some people cannot avoid doing evil, both grand and petty. Her research raises intriguing ethical and moral dilemmas about the nature of self, accountability, and society's need to protect itself from predators. We'll also talk to Pete Sepp of the National Taxpayers Union, who joins us to discuss the latest initiatives in Congress, especially on energy. As Vice President for Communications, Pete Sepp has helped to develop the 362,000-member NTU's public relations and promotional strategies. He maintains a library of information on tax and spending issues for use by the media, NTU members, elected officials, and the general public. He has written and edited...

December 5, 2007

Heading Right Radio: Jacki Schechner; Bill Kovacs

Note: This post will remain on top until show time; newer posts may be found below. Today on Heading Right Radio (2 pm CT), Jacki Schechner joins us to talk about politics and media. Jacki spent years as an on-air correspondent for CNN, specifically working to engage the blogosphere. We'll catch up with Jacki and talk about how media, politics, and the Internet intersect -- and how that will play out in the election. In the second half, Bill Kovacs joins us from the US Chamber of Commerce to talk about the latest global-warming legislation floating on Capitol Hill. Call 646-652-4889 to join the conversation! And don't forget to join our chat room! BONUS: I'll be on Midstream Radio with Jazz Shaw sometime in the first half of the show, which starts at 12 noon CT. Did you know that you can listen to Heading Right Radio through your TiVo...

December 6, 2007

Heading Right Radio: Grover Norquist, Brian Johnson

Note: This post will remain on top until show time; newer posts may be found below. Today on Heading Right Radio (2 pm CT), we welcome two great guests from Americans for Tax Reform. In the second half, Grover Norquist joins us to talk about his assessment of the Republican presidential candidates on fiscal matters, including his positive remarks on both Rudy Giuliani and Mike Huckabee. In the first half, we'll speak with Brian Johnson about the new Index of Worker Freedom report card, and what it means for the American economy. Call 646-652-4889 to join the conversation! And don't forget to join our chat room! Did you know that you can listen to Heading Right Radio through your TiVo service? Click here for the instructions. Also, you can subscribe to Heading Right Radio through iTunes now by clicking this link:...

December 7, 2007

Heading Right Radio: The Week In Review!

Note: This post will remain on top until show time; newer posts may be found below. Today on Heading Right Radio (2 pm CT), we'll have the Week in Review with Duane "Generalissimo" Patterson! We go long on Fridays to 90 minutes, hopefully like the Steelers will go long on the Patriots on Sunday and end the unbeaten season for Tom Brady. I'll be wearing my Steelers cap while we discuss Mitt Romney's speech, the Democrats collapse on Iraq, the resolution of the NRO controversy and lessons learned from TNR's, the CIA destruction of videotapes containing interrogations of Abu Zubaydah and others, and the NIE on Iran. Call 646-652-4889 to join the conversation! And don't forget to join our chat room! Did you know that you can listen to Heading Right Radio through your TiVo service? Click here for the instructions. Also, you can subscribe to Heading Right Radio through...

December 10, 2007

Heading Right Radio: Val Prieto; John Randall, NRSC

Note: This post will remain on top until show time; newer posts may be found below. Today on Heading Right Radio (2 pm CT), we welcome Val Prieto of Babalu Blog to explain his latest "Cambio" project. In the second half, John Randall of the NRSC joins us to talk about the latest in the 2008 Senate races and the latest issues hitting the NRSC radar! Call 646-652-4889 to join the conversation! And don't forget to join our chat room! Did you know that you can listen to Heading Right Radio through your TiVo service? Click here for the instructions. Also, you can subscribe to Heading Right Radio through iTunes now by clicking this link:...

December 11, 2007

Heading Right Radio: Free Will With Barbara Oakley

Note: This post will remain on top until show time; newer posts may be found below. Today on Heading Right Radio (2 pm CT), we welcome back Barbara Oakley, author of Evil Genes: Why Rome Fell, Hitler Rose, Enron Failed and My Sister Stole My Mother's Boyfriend, to discuss the concept of free will in light of her research on neurological sources for evil. I'll also talk about the latest in the presidential races, including an interesting poll on the effect of Mormonism on voter decisions. Call 646-652-4889 to join the conversation! And don't forget to join our chat room! Did you know that you can listen to Heading Right Radio through your TiVo service? Click here for the instructions. Also, you can subscribe to Heading Right Radio through iTunes now by clicking this link:...

December 12, 2007

Heading Right Radio: Murdered By Mumia

Note: This post will remain on top until show time; newer posts may be found below. Today on Heading Right Radio (2 pm CT), we have two guests to talk about the Mumia Abu Jamal case. First, Maureen Faulkner joins us to discuss her new book, Murdered by Mumia: A Life Sentence of Loss, Pain, and Injustice, in which the widow of the murdered Philadelphia police officer explains the case, the impact of the murder on her family, and the impact of Mumia's ascension to hip left-wing cause has had on her personally. In the second half of our show, I'm pleased to have Shaun Mullen join us. Shaun worked as city editor at the Philadelphia Daily News at the time of the murder and has some unique perspective to share with us. Shaun's take on this case may surprise some, but not anyone aware of Shaun's incisive commentary --...

December 13, 2007

Thursday: Mike Huckabee Live On Heading Right Radio (Bumped)

He's the hottest candidate in the Republican race at the home stretch before the primaries begin. He has the biggest headlines, and the biggest controversies. Now he returns to Heading Right Radio at a special time on Thursday. Governor Mike Huckabee will appear live on the December 13th show, scheduled to begin at 6 pm ET. We'll take calls and keep a close eye on the webchat, too! In the meantime, feel free to post your questions for Governor Huckabee in the comments on this post. Don't miss this late-breaking item, either -- the founder of the Minuteman Project has endorsed Huckabee. Will this build any confidence for Huckabee among illegal-immigration activists? UPDATE & BUMP: I'll push this to the top. Post your question for Huckabee, and make sure you're around today at 6 pm ET for his Heading Right Radio appearance....

Heading Right Radio: Governor Mike Huckabee

Today on Heading Right Radio (5 pm CT/6 pm ET), Governor Mike Huckabee will join us live! Gov. Huckabee has appeared twice before on Heading Right Radio, and this time he joins us as a frontrunner for the Republican presidential nomination. We'll talk with him about his newfound top-tier status, what that means for his campaign, and how it has affected fundraising and national strategy. He's come under a lot of fire, and we'll give him a chance to answer the criticism that comes with his rise in the polls. UPDATE: Tom Bevan from Real Clear Politics will join me in the first half of the show. He's been in Iowa covering the debates, and we'll talk about who won, who lost, and what Tom hears from the ground in Iowa. Note: This post will remain on top until show time; newer posts may be found below. Call 646-652-4889...

What Huckabee Said On Heading Right Radio

If you missed the live broadcast of Heading Right Radio today, featuring a live interview with Governor Mike Huckabee, you missed an interesting look at the sudden frontrunner for the upcoming Iowa caucus. Huckabee has risen so suddenly, seemingly out of nowhere, that most people only know him through the headlines. We asked him about those controversies tonight, and Huckabee gave us some thoughtful answers. Here's a sample: On Mormons qualifying for the presidency: "It shouldn't have anything to do with whether people vote for Romney or not." On questions about religion: "Interestingly, I think I have been asked far more in-depth questions about my faith than Mitt Romney or anybody else has." On immigration: "Every person who lives in this country ought to live with his head held up, and not in fear of each other or our own government. ... The laws are broken. Fix the law, fix...

December 14, 2007

Heading Right Radio: The Week In Review!

Note: This post will remain on top until show time; newer posts may be found below. Today on Heading Right Radio (2 pm CT), we'll have the Week in Review with Duane "Generalissimo" Patterson! We go long on Fridays to 90 minutes, and we'll go long on Huckabee's surprising surge, the debates that weren't, the latest in Democratic surrenders, and much, much more. Jim Geraghty of NRO's Campaign Spot joins us again as well. Call 646-652-4889 to join the conversation! And don't forget to join our chat room! Did you know that you can listen to Heading Right Radio through your TiVo service? Click here for the instructions. Also, you can subscribe to Heading Right Radio through iTunes now by clicking this link:...

December 17, 2007

Heading Right Radio: Flylady!

Note: This post will remain on top until show time; newer posts may be found below. Today on Heading Right Radio (2 pm CT), The Flylady joins us to talk about her remarkable career -- one which has hundreds of thousands of people trusting her on everything from babysitting to politics! Author of two books and inspiration to many, Marla Cilley tells us how she transformed herself and where she will take her movement next. Don't miss this episode of HRR. Marla is a delight. In the second half, Fausta Wertz joins us to talk about the latest in Bolivia. It's a complicated story -- and one that could impact our relations in Latin America for the next several years. Call 646-652-4889 to join the conversation! And don't forget to join our chat room! Did you know that you can listen to Heading Right Radio through your TiVo service? Click...

December 18, 2007

Heading Right Radio: Rick Moran, Jon Swift

Note: This post will remain on top until show time; newer posts may be found below. Today on Heading Right Radio (2 pm CT), we welcome back Rick Moran of the Right Wing Nut House. Rick and I will talk about the prospects for a brokered convention and whether a woman can win as President if she shows her age. In the second half, we'll both welcome Jon Swift, who skewers people on the Right and Left on a regular basis (but mostly on the Right). Afterwards, I'll be Rick's guest at The Rick Moran Show on BTR from 3:15-4 pm CT. Don't miss this double dose of fun! Call 646-652-4889 to join the conversation! And don't forget to join our chat room! Did you know that you can listen to Heading Right Radio through your TiVo service? Click here for the instructions. Also, you can subscribe to Heading Right...

December 19, 2007

Heading Right Radio: Rich Lowry, Tim Graham

Note: This post will remain on top until show time; newer posts may be found below. Today on Heading Right Radio (2 pm CT), Rich Lowry joins us to talk about the Republican primary campaign. National Review's editor talks to us about the need for a miracle for Rudy, the unsettled nature of the race, and the potential for disaster in an inconclusive primary. In the second half, Tim Graham joins us to talk about his book with L. Brent Bozell, Whitewash: What the Media Won't Tell You About Hillary Clinton, but Conservatives Will. Hillary Clinton has tried to project more warmth through her site, The Hillary I Know, with testimonials from various people. Tim will tell us who they are, and why voters should be wary. Call 646-652-4889 to join the conversation! And don't forget to join our chat room! Did you know that you can listen to Heading...

December 20, 2007

The Hot Seat Question For Today

As I announced yesterday, I've partnered with AOL for their new Hot Seat project. Bloggers and pundits pose poll questions, and AOL puts them on their home site and all news pages. I decided to offer a provocative question based on yesterday's post on the Ron Paul decision to keep a $500 donation from Stormfront founder and white supremacist Don Black. CapQ readers can participate in the poll here: embedSWF(9, 0, 0, "widget", "recent", 128865); This content requires the most recent version of the Adobe Flash Player. Get this version below: Get Flash Once you vote, you can see the state-by-state results as well as the overall result right from this widget. Give it whirl, and see how your answer matches up with others. UPDATE: We're still tweaking scripts. Try this one if Internet Explorer won't display the first. I'm bumping this back up to the top. embedSWF(9, 0, 0,...

Heading Right Radio: Tony Blankley, Rep. Steven Pearce

Note: This post will remain on top until show time; newer posts may be found below. Today on Heading Right Radio (2 pm CT), Tony Blankley, the Washington Times editor in chief, joins me today to talk about the potential fallout from the close Republican primary contest. Rep. Steven Pearce will appear in the second half to discuss a wide range of issues, including energy policy. Call 646-652-4889 to join the conversation! And don't forget to join our chat room! Did you know that you can listen to Heading Right Radio through your TiVo service? Click here for the instructions. Also, you can subscribe to Heading Right Radio through iTunes now by clicking this link:...

December 21, 2007

Heading Right Radio: The Week In Review!

Note: This post will remain on top until show time; newer posts may be found below. Today on Heading Right Radio (2 pm CT), Duane "Generalissimo" Patterson of the Hugh Hewitt Show returns to review the week in politics. We'll have plenty to hash out, like the potential for President Bush to strike a blow for fiscal discipline and cancel the Earmark Christmas, the Mr Toad's Wild Ride Republican primary, the exposure of CIM and MinnMon as a George Soros joint, the AOL poll on Ron Paul and the insanity of the commenters responding to it, and much, much more! Before that, I'll call into Mid Stream Radio with Jazz and Ron at around 12:30 pm CT. I want to talk a little with Jazz about his post on the apparent rebellion of the Lakota in the upper Midwest and why they have a legitimate beef that looks to end...

Interview With Russell Means On A Bonus Heading Right Radio

Tonight at 6 pm CT, we will have a special Heading Right Radio show, airing an interview I just completed with Russell Means, Native American activist and a leader in the Lakota Nation. Means announced yesterday that the Lakota Nation would unilaterally withdraw from all treaties with the United States and consider itself sovereign and free of US jurisdiction. Means explains what he intends with this initiative and how he intends to succeed in this effort. Jazz Shaw at Middle Earth Journal and BTR's Mid Stream Radio co-hosts and discusses the issues after the interview. Call 646-652-4889 to join the conversation! And don't forget to join our chat room! Did you know that you can listen to Heading Right Radio through your TiVo service? Click here for the instructions. Also, you can subscribe to Heading Right Radio through iTunes now by clicking this link:...

December 26, 2007

Heading Right Radio: Jim Geraghty And The State Of The Race

Note: This post will remain on top until show time; newer posts may be found below. Today on Heading Right Radio (2 pm CT), Jim Geraghty of NRO's Campaign Spot joins me for a post-Christmas look at the state of the primaries. Who's up? Who's down? Who's got the Big Mo? We'll look at all of this and read tea leaves to see whether anyone can generate momentum for the big push in January! Call 646-652-4889 to join the conversation! And don't forget to join our chat room! Did you know that you can listen to Heading Right Radio through your TiVo service? Click here for the instructions. Also, you can subscribe to Heading Right Radio through iTunes now by clicking this link:...

December 27, 2007

Heading Right Radio: Scott Swett, King Banaian

Note: This post will remain on top until show time; newer posts may be found below. Today on Heading Right Radio (2 pm CT), Scott Swett joins us to talk about his new book, To Set The Record Straight. It reviews the Swift Boat Veterans controversy and argues that despite assertions from John Kerry and his supporters, none of the allegations made by his 250 colleagues have ever been substantially repudiated. King Banaian of SCSU Scholars joins me for the entire hour as co-host. We wanted to talk economics, but likely we will talk more about the assassination of Benazir Bhutto in the second half, and take your calls. Also, for those interested in an intriguing podcast, Glenn Reynolds interviewed Jonah Goldberg about his new book, Liberal Fascism: The Secret History of the American Left, From Mussolini to the Politics of Meaning. Call 646-652-4889 to join the conversation! And don't...

BlogTalkRadio, Books, And Advertisers

Publisher's Weekly noticed this week that BlogTalkRadio likes books -- and authors. The story notes how easily BTR can integrate into a publisher's publicity strategy, and even mentions me as one of the hosts that regularly engages authors: [BTR CEO Alan] Levy was quick to note the importance of books on BTR, which offers a daily update of featured authors either hosting their own shows or being interviewed on the network. Authors on the site recently included rock drummer Martin Atkins discussing his new book, Tour Smart; conservative authors L. Brent Bozell and Tim Graham discussing Whitewash, their book on Hillary Clinton, on Ed Morrisey's BTR show; and New York Times columnist Frank Rich being interviewed on a teen BTR show about his book The Greatest Story Ever Sold. “BTR offers opportunities to promote authors,” Levy said. “Writers can do an online tour right from their own homes and publishers...

December 28, 2007

Heading Right Radio: The Week In Review!

Note: This post will remain on top until show time; newer posts may be found below. Today on Heading Right Radio (2 pm CT), Duane "Generalissimo" Patterson of the Hugh Hewitt Show returns to review the week in politics. We'll have plenty to hash out, especially on the Benazir Bhutto assassination, the latest election polls, Hillary Clinton's new don't-ask, don't-tell policy, and more. We'll also welcome veteran film star and blogger Ron Silver to talk about Rudy Giuliani's new ad, and why Silver supports Rudy in 2008. Call 646-652-4889 to join the conversation! And don't forget to join our chat room! This show is now sponsored by Lifelock -- and listen to find out how you can save 10% on their services. Did you know that you can listen to Heading Right Radio through your TiVo service? Click here for the instructions. Also, you can subscribe to Heading Right Radio...

December 31, 2007

Heading Right Radio: Year In Review!

Note: This post will remain on top until show time; newer posts may be found below. Today on Heading Right Radio (2 pm CT), my NARN colleague Mitch Berg joins me to do a Year in Review. Patterico joins us to go over his annual review of the Los Angeles Times, a perennial blogospheric classic you don't want to miss! Call 646-652-4889 to join the conversation! And don't forget to join our chat room! And don't forget to join our chat room! This show is now sponsored by Lifelock -- and listen to find out how you can save 10% on their services. Did you know that you can listen to Heading Right Radio through your TiVo service? Click here for the instructions. Also, you can subscribe to Heading Right Radio through iTunes now by clicking this link:...

January 2, 2008

Heading Right Radio: Mike Huckabee, Jim Talent, And NZ Bear

Note: This post will remain on top until show time; newer posts may be found below. Today on Heading Right Radio (2 pm CT), I will air a recorded interview with Republican front-runner Mike Huckabee regarding the ad pull and the presser that followed. We'll also talk live with Senator Jim Talent about his support for Mitt Romney. NZ Bear joins us to make sense of it all in the second half! Call 646-652-4889 to join the conversation! And don't forget to join our chat room! And don't forget to join our chat room! This show is now sponsored by Lifelock -- and listen to find out how you can save 10% on their services. Did you know that you can listen to Heading Right Radio through your TiVo service? Click here for the instructions. Also, you can subscribe to Heading Right Radio through iTunes now by clicking this link:...

January 3, 2008

Heading Right Radio: Grover Norquist, Rep Peter King, Jim Geraghty On Caucus Day

Note: This post will remain on top until show time; newer posts may be found below. Today on Heading Right Radio (2 pm CT), Grover Norquist from Americans for Tax Reform gives us his rundown of the candidates on Iowa's Caucus Day. If you're an Iowan planning on heading to the precincts, you'll want to hear what Grover has to say. In the second half of the show, Jim Geraghty joins us to talk about the latest developments in the contest! UPDATE: Rep Peter King (R-NY) joins us in the second half to talk about his support for Rudy Giuliani and what to look for in today's Iowa caucus. Call 646-652-4889 to join the conversation! And don't forget to join our chat room! And don't forget to join our chat room! This show is now sponsored by Lifelock -- and listen to find out how you can save 10% on...

January 4, 2008

Heading Right Radio: The Week In Review!

Note: This post will remain on top until show time; newer posts may be found below. Today on Heading Right Radio (2 pm CT), Duane "Generalissimo" Patterson joins us for the Week in Review -- and in this case, we'll mostly talk about the Iowa caucuses. Don't forget that we'll go 90 minutes today... Call 646-652-4889 to join the conversation! And don't forget to join our chat room! And don't forget to join our chat room! This show is now sponsored by Lifelock -- and listen to find out how you can save 10% on their services. UPDATE: Here's the view from my perch at the Turf Club Grill in Disney's Saratoga Springs resort: Not a bad place to do a show! Join me in just a few moments .... Did you know that you can listen to Heading Right Radio through your TiVo service? Click here for the instructions....

January 7, 2008

Heading Right Radio: Best Of Heading Right!

Note: This post will remain on top until show time; newer posts may be found below. I'm still on vacation, so today at 2 pm CT, BlogTalkRadio will play a classic edition of Heading Right Radio. I'll be back tomorrow -- today's a travel day, and tonight will be R&R -- but in the meantime enjoy one of my personal favorites from the archives. You can listen to archived shows all the way back to the beginning of Heading Right Radio by checking out my site at BTR. This show is now sponsored by Lifelock -- and listen to find out how you can save 10% on their services. Did you know that you can listen to Heading Right Radio through your TiVo service? Click here for the instructions. Also, you can subscribe to Heading Right Radio through iTunes now by clicking this link:...

January 8, 2008

Heading Right Radio: Bay Buchanan, Paul Cellucci

Note: This post will remain on top until show time; newer posts may be found below. Today on Heading Right Radio (2 pm CT), we'll be talking New Hampshire for most of the hour. Bay Buchanan, formerly the youngest Treasurer of the US and most recently converted from Tom Tancredo's campaign to Mitt Romney's, talks about Team Mitt's strategy today. Former Governor and Ambassador Paul Cellucci joins me today to discuss Rudy Giuliani's efforts in New Hampshire and his overall strategy, and we'll take calls and chat on predictions for tonight's first primary. Call 646-652-4889 to join the conversation! And don't forget to join our chat room! And don't forget to join our chat room! This show is now sponsored by Lifelock -- and listen to find out how you can save 10% on their services. Did you know that you can listen to Heading Right Radio through your TiVo...

January 9, 2008

Heading Right Radio: Duncan Hunter At Special Time - 1 PM CT

Note: This post will remain on top until show time; newer posts may be found below. Today on Heading Right Radio ( Note special time: 1 pm CT), Congressman and presidential contender Duncan Hunter joins us to talk about the race and how he sees it progressing. We'll ask about his plans, and we'll also ask him about the issues and the other candidates. We'll also take your calls and questions through the webchat. UPDATE: My friend Andrea Shea-King joins me to talk about last night's primary results. You can find her latest interview with Duncan Hunter on YouTube. Call 646-652-4889 to join the conversation! And don't forget to join our chat room! And don't forget to join our chat room! This show is now sponsored by Lifelock -- and listen to find out how you can save 10% on their services. Did you know that you can listen to...

What Do Mike Huckabee And John McCain Have In Common?

Besides being Republicans and being early winners in the primaries, they also appeared several times on my Heading Right Radio show at BlogTalkRadio. Both candidates joined me for live and taped interviews when fortunes seemed a little lower than now, and engaged with the listeners of HRR and the readers of this blog. The direct outreach to the voters that both candidates conducted with this engagement allowed them to bypass the media filters -- and HRR listeners got a chance to hear more than just a few seconds of sound bites from either. Did you miss these editions? Fortunately, we archive all of our shows at BTR. Here are John McCain's interviews in May, July, and October. Mike Huckabee's appearances from December and last week are compelling, as was his interview with me in September. The key is that BTR attracts politically active listeners -- the people who want to...

January 10, 2008

Heading Right Radio: Joe Gandelman, Jim Geraghty

Note: This post will remain on top until show time; newer posts may be found below. Today on Heading Right Radio (2 pm CT), Joe Gandelman from The Moderate Voice joins us to talk about his centrist perspective on the primaries. Joe is itching to talk about Bill Clinton, and wants to do it on HRR! In the second half, Jim Geraghty of NRO's Campaign Spot updates us on the latest developments in the race. Call 646-652-4889 to join the conversation! And don't forget to join our chat room! This show is now sponsored by Lifelock -- and listen to find out how you can save 10% on their services. Did you know that you can listen to Heading Right Radio through your TiVo service? href="http://www.captainsquartersblog.com/mt/archives/010503.php">Click here for the instructions. Also, you can subscribe to Heading Right Radio through iTunes now by clicking this link:...

January 11, 2008

Heading Right Radio: The Week In Review -- And Steve Forbes!

Note: This post will remain on top until show time; newer posts may be found below. Today on Heading Right Radio (2 pm CT), Duane "Generalissimo" Patterson of the Hugh Hewitt Show joins us for the week in review. What a week it was, too -- an amazing Hillary Clinton bounceback, a Republican debate, and lots of stories circling the primaries! Steve Forbes joins us to talk about Rudy Giuliani's new tax plan as well. Call 646-652-4889 to join the conversation! And don't forget to join our chat room! This show is now sponsored by Lifelock -- and listen to find out how you can save 10% on their services. Did you know that you can listen to Heading Right Radio through your TiVo service? Click here for the instructions. Also, you can subscribe to Heading Right Radio through iTunes now by clicking this link:...

January 14, 2008

Heading Right Radio: Eric Egland, IBD's Tom McArdle

Note: This post will remain on top until show time; newer posts may be found below. Today on Heading Right Radio (2 pm CT), Eric Egland joins us again to talk about his run for Congress. The incumbent, Republican John Doolittle, announced his retirement under the clouds of a federal corruption investigation. How can Eric Egland restore the Republican brand and hold the seat? UPDATE: Tom McArdle of Investors Business Daily joins us in the second half of today's show to talk about the latest developments involving Iran. He formerly served as a White House speechwriter for President George W. Bush and has worked as a reporter for the Washington weekly Human Events; for syndicated columnnists Rowland Evans and Robert Novak; and for Rush Limbaugh's Limbaugh Letter. His work has appeared in National Review, the American Spectator, and other national publications. Call 646-652-4889 to join the conversation! And don't forget...

January 15, 2008

Alert The Media

I'll be on with Nikki Starr this morning at Nikki Rocks The Politics at 9 am CT today, one of the excellent BlogTalkRadio shows you can find daily at BTR. The Flylady will be one of our guests as well, and I will begin appearing on Nikki's show as a co-host on Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning today. You can listen at the BTR link, or use the player below: If you go to the BTR link, you can join us in the Webchat session!...

Heading Right Radio: Rick Moran, Michigan Primary

Note: This post will remain on top until show time; newer posts may be found below. Today on Heading Right Radio (2 pm CT), Rick Moran joins me to talk about the Michigan primary and other developments in the presidential race. At post time, we have some possibilities for surprise guests, so be sure to check back ... Call 646-652-4889 to join the conversation! And don't forget to join our chat room! This show is now sponsored by Lifelock -- and listen to find out how you can save 10% on their services. Did you know that you can listen to Heading Right Radio through your TiVo service? Click here for the instructions. Also, you can subscribe to Heading Right Radio through iTunes now by clicking this link:...

January 16, 2008

Heading Right Radio: Want To Beat Dick Durbin?

Note: This post will remain on top until show time; newer posts may be found below. Today on Heading Right Radio (2 pm CT), we have two great guests. In the first half, we'll talk to Dr. Steve Sauerberg, who has launched a campaign to unseat Dick Durbin from the US Senate. Find out how the family physician from Illinois plans to beat the #2 Democrat in the upper chamber. In the second half, we'll talk with Dan Proft, nationally syndicated columnist at Human Events, about this election cycle. Call 646-652-4889 to join the conversation! And don't forget to join our chat room! This show is now sponsored by Lifelock -- and listen to find out how you can save 10% on their services. Did you know that you can listen to Heading Right Radio through your TiVo service? Click here for the instructions. Also, you can subscribe to Heading...

January 17, 2008

Nikki And I Rock Politics!

On Tuesdays and Thursdays, start your morning off right (and center) when Nikki and I host BlogTalkRadio's Nikki Rocks The Politics at 9 am CT. We'll discuss and debate the issues of the day, and we'll take your calls as well at (646) 478-4556. BlogTalkRadio has a new partner in the Department of Defense. Keep your eyes and ears open for more about this exciting new venture -- and contact me to find out how your organization will benefit from such a partnership....

Heading Right Radio: Jim Geraghty And The State Of The Race

Note: This post will remain on top until show time; newer posts may be found below. Today on Heading Right Radio (2 pm CT), Jim Geraghty joins us again from National Review's Campaign Spot. We'll talk about the David Broder column today, the latest in polling, and the upcoming contests in South Carolina and Nevada, as well as answer your questions about the race. Call 646-652-4889 to join the conversation! And don't forget to join our chat room! This show is now sponsored by Lifelock -- and listen to find out how you can save 10% on their services. Did you know that you can listen to Heading Right Radio through your TiVo service? Click here for the instructions. Also, you can subscribe to Heading Right Radio through iTunes now by clicking this link:...

January 18, 2008

Heading Right Radio: The Week In Review!

Note: This post will remain on top until show time; newer posts may be found below. Today on Heading Right Radio (2 pm CT), Duane "Generalissimo" Patterson of the Hugh Hewitt Show joins us for the week in review. And we'll have plenty to discuss, starting with the revelations from Hillary Clinton's Health Care Task Force via Judicial Watch. We'll also review the presidential primaries, and much much more! Call 646-652-4889 to join the conversation! And don't forget to join our chat room! This show is now sponsored by Lifelock -- and listen to find out how you can save 10% on their services. Did you know that you can listen to Heading Right Radio through your TiVo service? Click here for the instructions. Also, you can subscribe to Heading Right Radio through iTunes now by clicking this link:...

January 21, 2008

Heading Right Radio: ATR's Ryan Ellis; Economic Stimulus Proposal

Note: This post will remain on top until show time; newer posts may be found below. Today on Heading Right Radio (2 pm CT), Ryan Ellis joins us to talk about ATR's handy new matrix rating all of the presidential candidates on tax policy. You may be surprised to find out who gets the best rating at Americans for Tax Reform. UPDATE: In the second half, St. Cloud State economics chair King Banaian reviews the Bush administration's economic stimulus package and declares Paul Krugman a closet conservative. (Well, not really, but at least not a knee-jerk liberal on economics.) King will also gloat over the Giants victory over the Pack last night. Call 646-652-4889 to join the conversation! And don't forget to join our chat room! This show is now sponsored by Lifelock -- and listen to find out how you can save 10% on their services. Did you know...

January 22, 2008

Heading Right Radio: Lee Zeldin, NTU's Andrew Moylan

Note: This post will remain on top until show time; newer posts may be found below. Today on Heading Right Radio (2 pm CT), Lee Zeldin joins us to talk about his campaign for Congress in NY-01. Lee has signed up for BTR's Business Solution system to market his candidacy, and we'll ask him about that and the rest of his strategy. Andrew Moylan joins me in the second half to talk about the latest chatter regarding the earmarks in the omnibus spending bill, and whether George Bush will issue the executive order defunding him. The National Taxpayers Union expert on government affairs can walk us through the entire issue -- and remind us of how we can add our voices to end these rule-breaking pork. Call 646-652-4889 to join the conversation! And don't forget to join our chat room! This show is now sponsored by Lifelock -- and listen...

January 23, 2008

Heading Right Radio: Jim Geraghty And The Ledge Report

Note: This post will remain on top until show time; newer posts may be found below. Today on Heading Right Radio (2 pm CT), Jim Geraghty joins us from the Campaign Spot, and it looks like we have another Ledge Report coming. Besides talking about the withdrawal of Fred Thompson, Jim wants to know whether Republicans want to be a national party or a niche, and why Democrats can't see the massive differences between Barack Obama and the Clintons. Call 646-652-4889 to join the conversation! And don't forget to join our chat room! This show is now sponsored by Lifelock -- and listen to find out how you can save 10% on their services. Did you know that you can listen to Heading Right Radio through your TiVo service? Click here for the instructions. Also, you can subscribe to Heading Right Radio through iTunes now by clicking this link:...

January 24, 2008

Rockin' Politics!

On Tuesdays and Thursdays, start your morning off right (and center) when Nikki and I host BlogTalkRadio's Nikki Rocks The Politics at 9 am CT. We'll discuss and debate the issues of the day, and we'll take your calls as well at (646) 478-4556. BlogTalkRadio has a new partner in the Department of Defense. Keep your eyes and ears open for more about this exciting new venture -- and contact me to find out how your organization will benefit from such a partnership....

Heading Right Radio: Fausta & Val On Florida, Cuba, & More!

Note: This post will remain on top until show time; newer posts may be found below. Today on Heading Right Radio (2 pm CT), I'm going to try to get a word in edgewise as Val Prieto and Fausta Wertz join me for today's show! We'll talk about the Florida primaries and the latest on Cuba and Venezuela, and maybe even the pork problem on Capitol Hill... Call 646-652-4889 to join the conversation! And don't forget to join our chat room! This show is now sponsored by Lifelock -- and listen to find out how you can save 10% on their services. Did you know that you can listen to Heading Right Radio through your TiVo service? Click here for the instructions. Also, you can subscribe to Heading Right Radio through iTunes now by clicking this link:...

January 25, 2008

Heading Right Radio: The Week In Review!

Note: This post will remain on top until show time; newer posts may be found below. Today on Heading Right Radio (2 pm CT), Duane "Generalissimo" Patterson of the Hugh Hewitt Show joins us for the 90-minute week in review. We'll talk about last night's presidential debate and what their likely result will be, and we'll also cover Al Franken and why people really don't like him, the upcoming Democratic Party primary in South Carolina, and much much more!! Call 646-652-4889 to join the conversation! And don't forget to join our chat room! This show is now sponsored by Lifelock -- and listen to find out how you can save 10% on their services. Did you know that you can listen to Heading Right Radio through your TiVo service? Click here for the instructions. Also, you can subscribe to Heading Right Radio through iTunes now by clicking this link:...

January 28, 2008

AOL's Hot Seat Goes Live On BTR Today!

AOL and BlogTalkRadio have partnered on the Hot Seat poll, extending the debate to our listenership. I will host a 15-minute show weekdays at 1:00 pm ET to review the poll, interview the blogger, and take calls from the participants. We'll speak to a wide spectrum of bloggers and callers alike for each day's poll -- including today's: [Poll expired.] Be sure to tune it at BlogTalkRadio, or listen here through the player below -- and don't forget to cast your votes! We will also take your calls at (347) 205-9555....

Heading Right Radio: Mitt Romney, Jack Kingston

Note: This post will remain on top until show time; newer posts may be found below. Today on Heading Right Radio (2 pm CT), we will have a pre-recorded interview with Mitt Romney from Saturday. We talk about the 2nd Amendment, the war on terror, entitlement reform, and why he thinks he has the winning message for conservatives. In the first half of the show, Rep. Jack Kingston joins us to talk about his anti-pork measure, and our friend Rob "NZ Bear" Neppell of Porkbusters and Kithbridge talks about his reservations about the GOP approach. Call 646-652-4889 to join the conversation! And don't forget to join our chat room! This show is now sponsored by Lifelock -- and listen to find out how you can save 10% on their services. Did you know that you can listen to Heading Right Radio through your TiVo service? Click here for the instructions....

Mitt Romney Interview

Earlier this afternoon, I played an interview with Governor Mitt Romney on my Heading Right Radio show. The Governor squeezed about 15 minutes into his Saturday morning schedule to chat with me about conservative principles, the war on terror, entitlement reform, and a number of other subjects. One answer in particular I found intriguing for its nuance. Rather than just issue a "I'll chase the terrorists to the gates of Hell" response, Mitt gave both a broader and more focused answer: EM: Now, regarding global Jihad, are you in favor of pursuing the same type of forward of strategy as the Bush administration has used? I’m not necessarily speaking about Iraq, but in terms of making sure that Americans forces are deployed in areas where the Jihadis have to address America through its military rather than attacking its civilians. That’s been sort of a concept that the Bush Administration has...

January 29, 2008

Rockin' Politics And The Hot Seat!

On Tuesdays and Thursdays, start your morning off right (and center) when Nikki and I host BlogTalkRadio's Nikki Rocks The Politics at 9 am CT. We'll discuss and debate the issues of the day, and we'll take your calls as well at (646) 478-4556. Afterwards, get ready for my second show today, AOL's Hot Seat Radio: AOL and BlogTalkRadio have partnered on the Hot Seat poll, extending the debate to our listenership. I will host a 15-minute show weekdays at 1:00 pm ET to review the poll, interview the blogger, and take calls from the participants. We'll speak to a wide spectrum of bloggers and callers alike for each day's poll -- including today's: Be sure to tune it at BlogTalkRadio, or listen here through the player below -- and don't forget to cast your votes! We will also take your calls at (347) 205-9555. BUMP: To top....

Heading Right Radio: Florida; IBD's Monica Showalter

Note: This post will remain on top until show time; newer posts may be found below. Today on Heading Right Radio (2 pm CT), we'll talk with Monica Showalter of IBD Editorials. She'll bring us up to date on free trade issues in Latin America and elsewhere, one of the major themes of last night's State of the Union speech. We'll also talk about today's Florida primaries and how crucial they will be for the direction of the Republican nomination. Call 646-652-4889 to join the conversation! And don't forget to join our chat room! This show is now sponsored by Lifelock -- and listen to find out how you can save 10% on their services. Did you know that you can listen to Heading Right Radio through your TiVo service? Click here for the instructions. Also, you can subscribe to Heading Right Radio through iTunes now by clicking this link:...

Hashing It Out On BlogTalkRadio

One of the great aspects of BlogTalkRadio is its adaptability to all sorts of communications. Wisconsin voters will discover this for themselves in a debate between two state Supreme Court candidates that will air on our network at 4:30 pm CT at Panther Talk Live. The Wisconsin State Journal has the story: The two candidates for Wisconsin Supreme Court will debate for the first time today -- but it won 't be face to face. Justice Louis Butler and Burnett County Circuit Judge Michael Gableman will square off during a one-hour Internet radio debate hosted by a UW-Milwaukee student. The debate is thought to be the first of its kind in a Wisconsin political race, said Kyle Duerstein, the journalism student who is hosting the program. Listeners will be able to hear the candidates debate and call in with questions. It will be the first forum featuring both candidates, who...

January 30, 2008

The AOL Hot Seat: Did The DNC Damage Itself In Florida?

AOL and BlogTalkRadio have partnered on the Hot Seat poll, extending the debate to our listenership. I will host a 15-minute show weekdays at 1:00 pm ET to review the poll, interview the blogger, and take calls from the participants. We'll speak to a wide spectrum of bloggers and callers alike for each day's poll -- including today's: [Poll expired.] Be sure to tune it at BlogTalkRadio, or listen here through the player below -- and don't forget to cast your votes! We will also take your calls at (347) 205-9555....

Heading Right Radio: Jim Geraghty And The State Of The Race

Note: This post will remain on top until show time; newer posts may be found below. Today on Heading Right Radio (2 pm CT), The Campaign Spot's Jim Geraghty and I review last night's Florida primary win for John McCain and talk through its impact. We also look ahead to tonight's debate and ponder what each candidate must do. Call 646-652-4889 to join the conversation! And don't forget to join our chat room! This show is now sponsored by Lifelock -- and listen to find out how you can save 10% on their services. Did you know that you can listen to Heading Right Radio through your TiVo service? Click here for the instructions. Also, you can subscribe to Heading Right Radio through iTunes now by clicking this link:...

GOP Debate: Live Blog And Wrap-Up Show (Update: Romney Wins)

UPDATE: I'm not going to put this in a separate post, for a reason I'll explain in a moment. Mitt Romney won this debate. He looked crisp, sharp, had facts at his command, and exuded confidence. McCain not only looked old and tired, constantly leaning on his arms and speaking in a monotone, he made a very poor showing in trying to falsely stretch a Romney quote from April into an endorsement of a withdrawal. That's not only ridiculous, it's blatantly a smear. As I pointed out earlier, John McCain in January 2007 actually did talk about ending the mission if surge milestones didn't get met by the Iraqi government, making this a pretty dumb choice for a line in the sand. And even Anderson Cooper had to talk over John McCain to tell him he got it wrong. I liked the format. Anderson Cooper did better here than he...

January 31, 2008

Rockin' Politics & The Hot Seat!

On Tuesdays and Thursdays, start your morning off right (and center) when Nikki and I host BlogTalkRadio's Nikki Rocks The Politics at 9 am CT. We'll discuss and debate the issues of the day, and we'll take your calls as well at (646) 478-4556. Afterwards, get ready for my second show today, AOL's Hot Seat Radio: AOL and BlogTalkRadio have partnered on the Hot Seat poll, extending the debate to our listenership. I will host a 15-minute show weekdays at 1:00 pm ET to review the poll, interview the blogger, and take calls from the participants. We'll speak to a wide spectrum of bloggers and callers alike for each day's poll -- including today's: [Poll expired.] Be sure to tune it at BlogTalkRadio, or listen here through the player below -- and don't forget to cast your votes! We will also take your calls at (347) 205-9555....

Heading Right Radio: King Banaian & Movie Day At 1 PM CT!

Note: This post will remain on top until show time; newer posts may be found below. Today on Heading Right Radio (Note Special Time: 1 pm CT), King Banaian joins us to talk over the latest economics news. Betty Jo Tucker makes her first appearance to talk about movies. What are the five best movies about elections? We'll debate it! Call 646-652-4889 to join the conversation! And don't forget to join our chat room! This show is now sponsored by Lifelock -- and listen to find out how you can save 10% on their services. Did you know that you can listen to Heading Right Radio through your TiVo service? Click here for the instructions. Also, you can subscribe to Heading Right Radio through iTunes now by clicking this link:...

February 1, 2008

AOL Hot Seat Show Today!

AOL and BlogTalkRadio have partnered on the Hot Seat poll, extending the debate to our listenership. I will host a 15-minute show weekdays at 1:00 pm ET to review the poll, interview the blogger, and take calls from the participants. We'll speak to a wide spectrum of bloggers and callers alike for each day's poll -- including today's: embedSWF(9, 0, 0, "widget", "recent")This content requires the most recent version of the Adobe Flash Player. Get this version below:Get Flash John Amato from Crooks & Liars will join me today to discuss the question and the results, so be sure to tune in at BlogTalkRadio -- and don't forget to cast your votes! We will also take your calls at (347) 205-9555....

Heading Right Radio: The Week In Review!

Note: This post will remain on top until show time; newer posts may be found below. Today on Heading Right Radio (2 pm CT), Duane "Generalissimo" Patterson of the Hugh Hewitt Show joins us for the 90-minute week in review. We have a ton of topics to chew through today, so we'll be speeding things up to get them all in -- but we still want to take your calls! Call 646-652-4889 to join the conversation! And don't forget to join our chat room! This show is now sponsored by Lifelock -- and listen to find out how you can save 10% on their services. Did you know that you can listen to Heading Right Radio through your TiVo service? Click here for the instructions. Also, you can subscribe to Heading Right Radio through iTunes now by clicking this link:...

February 4, 2008

AOL Hot Seat Question Of The Day

AOL and BlogTalkRadio have partnered on the Hot Seat poll, extending the debate to our listenership. I will host a 15-minute show weekdays at 1:00 pm ET to review the poll, interview the blogger, and take calls from the participants. We'll speak to a wide spectrum of bloggers and callers alike for each day's poll -- including today's: [Poll expired.] Be sure to tune it at BlogTalkRadio -- and don't forget to cast your votes! We will also take your calls at (347) 205-9555....

Heading Right Radio: The Calm Before The Storm

Note: This post will remain on top until show time; newer posts may be found below. Today on Heading Right Radio (2 pm CT), we have a series of great guests! Liz Cheney puts in a final word for Mitt Romney, Ryan Ellis of Americans for Tax Reform goes over economics before Super Tuesday, and Dr. Steven Sauerberg talks about his push to run against Dick Durbin for the Senate. Don't miss it! Call 646-652-4889 to join the conversation! And don't forget to join our chat room! This show is now sponsored by Lifelock -- and listen to find out how you can save 10% on their services. Did you know that you can listen to Heading Right Radio through your TiVo service? Click here for the instructions. Also, you can subscribe to Heading Right Radio through iTunes now by clicking this link:...

February 5, 2008

Rockin' Politics And The Hot Seat!

Join me on Tuesday and Thursday mornings as I co-host Nikki Starr's "Nikki Rocks The Politics" at 9 am CT. We'll discuss politics, news, music, and join the chatizens and the callers. You can join us by calling (646) 478-4556. Later today, I'll also host the AOL HOt Seat Show .... AOL and BlogTalkRadio have partnered on the Hot Seat poll, extending the debate to our listenership. I will host a 15-minute show weekdays at 1:00 pm ET to review the poll, interview the blogger, and take calls from the participants. We'll speak to a wide spectrum of bloggers and callers alike for each day's poll -- including today's: embedSWF(9, 0, 0, "widget", "recent")This content requires the most recent version of the Adobe Flash Player. Get this version below:Get Flash Be sure to tune it at BlogTalkRadio -- and don't forget to cast your votes! We will also take...

Heading Right Radio: On Day One, Dan Proft, Michele Bachmann

Note: This post will remain on top until show time; newer posts may be found below. Today on Heading Right Radio (2 pm CT), Mark Goldberg from the UN Foundation joins us to discuss their new On Day One project -- the effort to have people around the world suggest what the next American President should do on Day One of the new term. In the second half, Dan Proft of Human Events joins us to talk about Super Tuesday and the Republican conundrum. Later, our friend Rep. Michele Bachmann also joins us! Call 646-652-4889 to join the conversation! And don't forget to join our chat room! This show is now sponsored by Lifelock -- and listen to find out how you can save 10% on their services. Did you know that you can listen to Heading Right Radio through your TiVo service? Click here for the instructions. Also, you...

February 6, 2008

BlogTalkRadio Scheduling Notes For CPAC

With my trip to CPAC looming, I'm juggling some radio scheduling to accommodate the travel and speaker schedules. Please note the following changes: AOL Hot Seat: We will not broadcast this today, but will return to the air Thursday and Friday at the normal times of 1 pm ET. Today's poll can be found here. Heading Right Radio: Today's show airs at 12:30 pm CT. Jim Geraghty of National Review's Campaign Spot gives us his Super Tuesday Ledge Report. Who were the big winners and losers? Be sure to join us at the special time, and call 646-652-4889 to join the conversation! Also, don't forget to join our chat room. This show is now sponsored by Lifelock -- and listen to find out how you can save 10% on their services. For CPAC, I'll have Heading Right Radio start at 3 pm CT (4 ET) on Thursday. John McCain addresses...

February 7, 2008

Heading Right Radio: CPAC, McCain Speech, DeMint & Coburn

Note: This post will remain on top until show time; newer posts may be found below. Today on Heading Right Radio (3 pm CT), Jim DeMint and Tom Coburn joins Rob Neppell and me after the McCain speech. We'll talk about whether McCain made the transition to nominee. Call 646-652-4889 to join the conversation! And don't forget to join our chat room! This show is now sponsored by Lifelock -- and listen to find out how you can save 10% on their services. Did you know that you can listen to Heading Right Radio through your TiVo service? Click here for the instructions. Also, you can subscribe to Heading Right Radio through iTunes now by clicking this link:...

February 8, 2008

Heading Right Radio: Week In Review!

We will be going with our normal schedule today! At noon central (1 pm ET), Mark Impomeni and I talk about the AOL Hot Seat question of the day. And at 2 pm CT, Heading Right Radio has its Week in Review with Duane "Generalissimo" Patterson. I'll post the normal headers in a few minutes .... Note: This post will remain on top until show time; newer posts may be found below. Today on Heading Right Radio (2 pm CT), Duane "Generalissimo" Patterson joins me for the Week In Review. Also joining us will be the chair of the RNC, Mike Duncan. We'll be talking about the events at CPAC and how Republicans can come together to face the Democrats in November -- at all levels of the ticket. Call 646-652-4889 to join the conversation! And don't forget to join our chat room! This show is now sponsored by Lifelock...

February 11, 2008

My Turn On The Hot Seat: Should Huckabee Withdraw?

AOL and BlogTalkRadio have partnered on the Hot Seat poll, extending the debate to our listenership. I will host a 15-minute show weekdays at 1:00 pm ET to review the poll, interview the blogger, and take calls from the participants. We'll speak to a wide spectrum of bloggers and callers alike for each day's poll -- including today's: [Poll moved to post below.] Be sure to tune it at BlogTalkRadio -- and don't forget to cast your votes! We will also take your calls at (347) 205-9555....

Heading Right Radio: Brian Faughnan

Note: This post will remain on top until show time; newer posts may be found below. Today on Heading Right Radio (2 pm CT), Brian Faughnan joins me. Brian writes at the Weekly Standard and its blog, the Worldwide Standard, and spent a few days with me at CPAC. We'll review the events at the conference and talk about the future of the election cycle. Call 646-652-4889 to join the conversation! And don't forget to join our chat room! This show is now sponsored by Lifelock -- and listen to find out how you can save 10% on their services. Did you know that you can listen to Heading Right Radio through your TiVo service? Click here for the instructions. Also, you can subscribe to Heading Right Radio through iTunes now by clicking this link:...

February 12, 2008

AOL Hot Seat Question Of The Day

AOL and BlogTalkRadio have partnered on the Hot Seat poll, extending the debate to our listenership. I will host a 15-minute show weekdays at 1:00 pm ET to review the poll, interview the blogger, and take calls from the participants. We'll speak to a wide spectrum of bloggers and callers alike for each day's poll -- including today's: embedSWF(9, 0, 0, "widget", "recent")This content requires the most recent version of the Adobe Flash Player. Get this version below:Get Flash Be sure to tune it at BlogTalkRadio, or listen here through the player below -- and don't forget to cast your votes! We will also take your calls at (347) 205-9555....

Heading Right Radio: Jonah Goldberg, John Podhoretz

Note: This post will remain on top until show time; newer posts may be found below. Today on Heading Right Radio (2 pm CT), we have a double dose of conservative punditry! Jonah Goldberg joins us first to talk about his best-selling and controversial look at the Left, Liberal Fascism: The Secret History of the American Left, From Mussolini to the Politics of Meaning. In the second half, John Podhoretz talks about his bleak assessment of the GOP's chances in November -- and how Iraq might save the day. Call 646-652-4889 to join the conversation! And don't forget to join our chat room! This show is now sponsored by Lifelock -- and listen to find out how you can save 10% on their services. Did you know that you can listen to Heading Right Radio through your TiVo service? Click here for the instructions. Also, you can subscribe to Heading...

February 13, 2008

AOL Hot Seat Question Of The Day: How Long Will The Streak Last?

AOL and BlogTalkRadio have partnered on the Hot Seat poll, extending the debate to our listenership. I will host a 15-minute show weekdays at 1:00 pm ET to review the poll, interview the blogger, and take calls from the participants. We'll speak to a wide spectrum of bloggers and callers alike for each day's poll -- including today's: [Poll expired.] Be sure to tune it at BlogTalkRadio, or listen here through the player below -- and don't forget to cast your votes! We will also take your calls at (347) 205-9555....

BTR Schedule Changes

A couple of schedule notes -- * The AOL Hot Seat show will air at 12:30 ET/11:30 CT in order to welcome Ben Smith of The Politico to the show! Be sure to tune in as we review his question and get his thoughts on the Hillary Clinton losing streak. * My Heading Right Radio show will air at 2:00 ET/1:00 CT, an hour earlier than usual. Jim Geraghty will join me for the Ledge Report, an analysis of the Potomac Primaries, and a review of John McCain's conference call. Call 646-652-4889 to join the conversation! And don't forget to join our chat room! This show is now sponsored by Lifelock -- and listen to find out how you can save 10% on their services. Did you know that you can listen to Heading Right Radio through your TiVo service? Click here for the instructions. Also, you can subscribe to...

February 14, 2008

Rockin' Politics And The Hot Seat!

Join me on Tuesday and Thursday mornings as I co-host Nikki Starr's "Nikki Rocks The Politics" at 9 am CT. We'll discuss politics, news, music, and join the chatizens and the callers. You can join us by calling (646) 478-4556. Later today, I'll also host the AOL HOt Seat Show .... AOL and BlogTalkRadio have partnered on the Hot Seat poll, extending the debate to our listenership. I will host a 15-minute show weekdays at 1:00 pm ET to review the poll, interview the blogger, and take calls from the participants. We'll speak to a wide spectrum of bloggers and callers alike for each day's poll -- including today's: [Poll expired.] Be sure to tune it at BlogTalkRadio -- and don't forget to cast your votes! We will also take your calls at (347) 205-9555....

Heading Right Radio: Daniel Glover, Andrew McCarthy

Note: This post will remain on top until show time; newer posts may be found below. Today on Heading Right Radio (2 pm CT), Daniel Glover, late of Beltway Blogroll and now with Eyeblast.tv and AirCongress.com, talks about his new ventures and his new openness about his political bent! National Review's Andrew McCarthy also joins us to dicuss the breaking story on the House refusal to consider the Senate FISA reform, and what that means. BREAKING: The House Republican caucus has walked off the floor, according to a Capitol Hill source, to protest the Democratic refusal to consider the FISA legislation. Call 646-652-4889 to join the conversation! And don't forget to join our chat room! This show is now sponsored by Lifelock -- and listen to find out how you can save 10% on their services. Did you know that you can listen to Heading Right Radio through your TiVo...

February 15, 2008

AOL Hot Seat Question Of The Day

Update and Bump: John Hinderaker of Power Line joins me to preview today's Hot Seat poll, which will appear shortly. Be sure to join us! AOL and BlogTalkRadio have partnered on the Hot Seat poll, extending the debate to our listenership. I will host a 15-minute show weekdays at 1:00 pm ET to review the poll, interview the blogger, and take calls from the participants. We'll speak to a wide spectrum of bloggers and callers alike for each day's poll -- including today's: embedSWF(9, 0, 0, "widget", "recent")This content requires the most recent version of the Adobe Flash Player. Get this version below:Get Flash Be sure to tune it at BlogTalkRadio -- and don't forget to cast your votes! We will also take your calls at (347) 205-9555....

Heading Right Radio: The Week In Review!

Note: This post will remain on top until show time; newer posts may be found below. Today on Heading Right Radio (2 pm CT), Duane "Generalissimo" Patterson of the Hugh Hewitt Show joins us for the 90-minute week in review. We'll also talk with Republican Representatives Thaddeus McCotter and Paul Ryan to get the lowdown on pork-barrel politics and ask about Jo Bonner's appointment to the House Appropriations Committee. Don't miss it! Call 646-652-4889 to join the conversation! And don't forget to join our chat room! This show is now sponsored by Lifelock -- and listen to find out how you can save 10% on their services. Did you know that you can listen to Heading Right Radio through your TiVo service? Click here for the instructions. Also, you can subscribe to Heading Right Radio through iTunes now by clicking this link:...

Two GOP Members, Two Pork Perspectives

Today I had an opportunity to speak to two members of House Republican leadership on Heading Right Radio. Thaddeus McCotter heads the Republican Policy Committee, and talked about the role of the policy committee, but also about the role of earmarks and the need for reform. He feels that Jo Bonner's appointment to Appropriations supports the GOP's efforts at earmark reform, assuring us that Bonner understands the need for reform and will provide as much leadership as Jeff Flake could have in the same role. McCotter talked at length about how we need to make policy interesting and engaging for voters. On the other hand, Paul Ryan didn't hide his disappointment over Bonner's appointment. The ranking member of the House Budget Committee thinks highly of Bonner but agrees with me that the House GOP missed a critical opportunity to establish credibility on reform. We agreed also that pork-barrel reform will...

February 18, 2008

Heading Right Radio: Rob "NZ Bear" Neppell

Note: This post will remain on top until show time; newer posts may be found below. Today on Heading Right Radio (2 pm CT), Rob "NZ Bear" Neppell joins me to talk about the primary campaigns, the appointment of Jo Bonner to Appropriations, and much much more! Call 646-652-4889 to join the conversation! And don't forget to join our chat room! This show is now sponsored by Lifelock -- and listen to find out how you can save 10% on their services. Did you know that you can listen to Heading Right Radio through your TiVo service? Click here for the instructions. Also, you can subscribe to Heading Right Radio through iTunes now by clicking this link:...

February 19, 2008

Rockin' Politics And The Hot Seat!

Join me on Tuesday and Thursday mornings as I co-host Nikki Starr's "Nikki Rocks The Politics" at 9 am CT. We'll discuss politics, news, music, and join the chatizens and the callers. You can join us by calling (646) 478-4556. Later today, I'll also host the AOL HOt Seat Show .... AOL and BlogTalkRadio have partnered on the Hot Seat poll, extending the debate to our listenership. I will host a 15-minute show weekdays at 1:00 pm ET to review the poll, interview the blogger, and take calls from the participants. We'll speak to a wide spectrum of bloggers and callers alike for each day's poll -- including today's: [Poll expired.] Be sure to tune it at BlogTalkRadio -- and don't forget to cast your votes! We will also take your calls at (347) 205-9555....

Heading Right Radio: Bye Fidel & On Wisconsin!

Note: This post will remain on top until show time; newer posts may be found below. Today on Heading Right Radio (2 pm CT), we will talk with BTR hosts Rick Moran and Fausta Wertz about the retirement of Fidel Castro and the Wisconsin primaries. Don't miss it! Call 646-652-4889 to join the conversation! And don't forget to join our chat room! This show is now sponsored by Lifelock -- and listen to find out how you can save 10% on their services. Did you know that you can listen to Heading Right Radio through your TiVo service? Click here for the instructions. Also, you can subscribe to Heading Right Radio through iTunes now by clicking this link:...

February 20, 2008

AOL Hot Seat Question Of The Day

AOL and BlogTalkRadio have partnered on the Hot Seat poll, extending the debate to our listenership. I will host a 15-minute show weekdays at 1:00 pm ET to review the poll, interview the blogger, and take calls from the participants. We'll speak to a wide spectrum of bloggers and callers alike for each day's poll -- including today's: [Poll expired.] Be sure to tune it at BlogTalkRadio -- and don't forget to cast your votes! We will also take your calls at (347) 205-9555....

Heading Right Radio: Jim Geraghty & The Ledge Report

Note: This post will remain on top until show time; newer posts may be found below. Today on Heading Right Radio (2 pm CT), Jim Geraghty joins us to give us the weekly Ledge Report. We'll talk with him about the controversies over Michelle Obama's speeches, the John McCain strategy, and much much more! Call 646-652-4889 to join the conversation! And don't forget to join our chat room! This show is now sponsored by Lifelock -- and listen to find out how you can save 10% on their services. Did you know that you can listen to Heading Right Radio through your TiVo service? Click here for the instructions. Also, you can subscribe to Heading Right Radio through iTunes now by clicking this link:...

February 21, 2008

Rockin' Politics And The Hot Seat!

Join me on Tuesday and Thursday mornings as I co-host Nikki Starr's "Nikki Rocks The Politics" at 9 am CT. We'll discuss politics, news, music, and join the chatizens and the callers. You can join us by calling (646) 478-4556. Later today, I'll also host the AOL HOt Seat Show .... AOL and BlogTalkRadio have partnered on the Hot Seat poll, extending the debate to our listenership. I will host a 15-minute show weekdays at 1:00 pm ET to review the poll, interview the blogger, and take calls from the participants. We'll speak to a wide spectrum of bloggers and callers alike for each day's poll -- including today's: [Poll expired.] Be sure to tune it at BlogTalkRadio -- and don't forget to cast your votes! We will also take your calls at (347) 205-9555....

Heading Right Radio: David All & The Top 5 Dictator Movies!

Note: This post will remain on top until show time; newer posts may be found below. Today on Heading Right Radio (2 pm CT), onservative activist David All joins us to talk about Slatecard; Betty Jo Tucker brings the Top Five Dictator Movies list in honor of Fidel Castro's "retirement". Call 646-652-4889 to join the conversation! And don't forget to join our chat room! This show is now sponsored by Lifelock -- and listen to find out how you can save 10% on their services. Did you know that you can listen to Heading Right Radio through your TiVo service? Click here for the instructions. Also, you can subscribe to Heading Right Radio through iTunes now by clicking this link:...

February 22, 2008

AOL Hot Seat Question Of The Day

AOL and BlogTalkRadio have partnered on the Hot Seat poll, extending the debate to our listenership. I will host a 15-minute show weekdays at 1:00 pm ET to review the poll, interview the blogger, and take calls from the participants. We'll speak to a wide spectrum of bloggers and callers alike for each day's poll -- including today's, which is on the post below. Be sure to tune it at BlogTalkRadio -- and don't forget to cast your votes! We will also take your calls at (347) 205-9555....

Heading Right Radio: The Week In Review!

Note: This post will remain on top until show time; newer posts may be found below. Today on Heading Right Radio (2 pm CT), Duane "Generalissimo" Patterson of the Hugh Hewitt Show joins us for the 90-minute week in review. Call 646-652-4889 to join the conversation! And don't forget to join our chat room! This show is now sponsored by Lifelock -- and listen to find out how you can save 10% on their services. Did you know that you can listen to Heading Right Radio through your TiVo service? Click here for the instructions. Also, you can subscribe to Heading Right Radio through iTunes now by clicking this link:...

February 25, 2008

AOL Hot Seat Question Of The Day

AOL and BlogTalkRadio have partnered on the Hot Seat poll, extending the debate to our listenership. I will host a 15-minute show weekdays at 1:00 pm ET to review the poll, interview the blogger, and take calls from the participants. We'll speak to a wide spectrum of bloggers and callers alike for each day's poll -- including today's: [Poll expired.] Be sure to tune it at BlogTalkRadio -- and don't forget to cast your votes! We will also take your calls at (347) 205-9555....

Heading Right Radio: Byron York

Note: This post will remain on top until show time; newer posts may be found below. Today on Heading Right Radio (2 pm CT), Byron York of National Review joins us to talk about his essay on Tim Pawlenty and Mark Sanford as potential VP selections for John McCain. (Be sure to read Fraters Libertas for some dissenting points on Pawlenty.) Call 646-652-4889 to join the conversation! And don't forget to join our chat room! This show is now sponsored by Lifelock -- and listen to find out how you can save 10% on their services. Did you know that you can listen to Heading Right Radio through your TiVo service? Click here for the instructions. Also, you can subscribe to Heading Right Radio through iTunes now by clicking this link:...

February 26, 2008

AOL Hot Seat Question Of The Day

AOL and BlogTalkRadio have partnered on the Hot Seat poll, extending the debate to our listenership. I will host a 15-minute show weekdays at 1:00 pm ET to review the poll, interview the blogger, and take calls from the participants. We'll speak to a wide spectrum of bloggers and callers alike for each day's poll -- including today's: embedSWF(9, 0, 0, "widget", "recent")This content requires the most recent version of the Adobe Flash Player. Get this version below:Get Flash Be sure to tune it at BlogTalkRadio -- and don't forget to cast your votes! We will also take your calls at (347) 205-9555....

Heading Right Radio: 15th Anniversary Of War

Note: This post will remain on top until show time; newer posts may be found below. Today on Heading Right Radio (2 pm CT), Radical Islamists declared war on the US fifteen years ago today. Andrew McCarthy joins us to discuss the first World Trade Center attack, and Brian Faughnan of the Weekly Standard talks about the latest Democratic surrender on surrender. Call 646-652-4889 to join the conversation! And don't forget to join our chat room! This show is now sponsored by Lifelock -- and listen to find out how you can save 10% on their services. Did you know that you can listen to Heading Right Radio through your TiVo service? Click here for the instructions. Also, you can subscribe to Heading Right Radio through iTunes now by clicking this link:...

February 27, 2008

AOL Hot Seat Question Of The Day

AOL and BlogTalkRadio have partnered on the Hot Seat poll, extending the debate to our listenership. I will host a 15-minute show weekdays at 1:00 pm ET to review the poll, interview the blogger, and take calls from the participants. We'll speak to a wide spectrum of bloggers and callers alike for each day's poll -- including today's: [Poll expired.] Be sure to tune it at BlogTalkRadio -- and don't forget to cast your votes! We will also take your calls at (347) 205-9555....

Heading Right Radio: Remembering WFB

Note: This post will remain on top until show time; newer posts may be found below. Today on Heading Right Radio (2 pm CT), Jim Geraghty joins us for his weekly Ledge Report -- but the Campaign Spot blogger will also be on hand to remember the late William F. Buckley, who died today at 82. Join us, and share your own take on his legacy. Call 646-652-4889 to join the conversation! And don't forget to join our chat room! This show is now sponsored by Lifelock -- and listen to find out how you can save 10% on their services. Did you know that you can listen to Heading Right Radio through your TiVo service? Click here for the instructions. Also, you can subscribe to Heading Right Radio through iTunes now by clicking this link:...

Remembering WFB

Today on Heading Right Radio, Jim Geraghty and I discussed the passing of William F. Buckley and what he meant to conservatives, the movement and its participants. We both agree that we will not see his like again soon, or perhaps ever -- but that the foundation he left us will serve us well in his absence. I recalled later that I had an opportunity to interview one of Buckley's biographers, Linda Bridges, who partnered with John R Coyne Jr to author Strictly Right. Back in September, Bridges talked about how Buckley unified conservative factions into a coherent movement. It's especially appropriate to replay that episode of Heading Right Radio today, and perhaps to revisit Bridge's book. Bonus: I have an interview with Tom Coburn in the second half....

February 28, 2008

AOL Hot Seat Question Of The Day

AOL and BlogTalkRadio have partnered on the Hot Seat poll, extending the debate to our listenership. I will host a 15-minute show weekdays at 1:00 pm ET to review the poll, interview the blogger, and take calls from the participants. We'll speak to a wide spectrum of bloggers and callers alike for each day's poll -- including today's: [Poll expired.] Be sure to tune it at BlogTalkRadio -- and don't forget to cast your votes! We will also take your calls at (347) 205-9555....

Heading Right Radio: International Property Rights Index; Movie Day!

Note: This post will remain on top until show time; newer posts may be found below. Today on Heading Right Radio (2 pm CT), Americans for Tax Relief affiliate group Property Rights Index released the second annual International Property Rights Index. PRA’s Executive Director Kelsey Zahourek talks about it, and Betty Jo Tucker, movie critic and host of Movie Addict Headquarters, joins us for another Top 5 movie list! Call 646-652-4889 to join the conversation! And don't forget to join our chat room! This show is now sponsored by Lifelock -- and listen to find out how you can save 10% on their services. Did you know that you can listen to Heading Right Radio through your TiVo service? Click here for the instructions. Also, you can subscribe to Heading Right Radio through iTunes now by clicking this link:...

February 29, 2008

AOL Hot Seat Question Of The Day

AOL and BlogTalkRadio have partnered on the Hot Seat poll, extending the debate to our listenership. I will host a 15-minute show weekdays at 1:00 pm ET to review the poll, interview the blogger, and take calls from the participants. We'll speak to a wide spectrum of bloggers and callers alike for each day's poll -- including today's: embedSWF(9, 0, 0, "widget", "recent")This content requires the most recent version of the Adobe Flash Player. Get this version below:Get Flash Be sure to tune it at BlogTalkRadio -- and don't forget to cast your votes! We will also take your calls at (347) 205-9555....