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The Historical Benefits of Trade

interview with Douglas A. Irwinvia Uncommon Knowledge
Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Douglas Irwin, professor of economics at Dartmouth College, explains and defends free trade.

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Senator Tom Cotton, Immigration Reform, And The RAISE Act

interview with Thomas Cottonvia Uncommon Knowledge
Thursday, March 9, 2017

Reforming current legal immigration and refugee legislation.

Senator Tom Cotton, Immigration Reform, and the RAISE Act

Senator Tom Cotton, Immigration Reform, And The RAISE Act

interview with Thomas Cottonvia Uncommon Knowledge
Thursday, March 9, 2017

Reforming current legal immigration and refugee legislation.

Anders Fogh Rasmussen, the thirty-ninth prime minister of Denmark (2000–2009)

America’s Will To Lead

interview with Anders Fogh Rasmussenvia Uncommon Knowledge
Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Former prime minister of Denmark, Anders Rasmussen, on America's indispensable role as the global leader.

Russell Muirhead on Uncommon Knowledge

The Promise Of Party In A Polarized Age

interview with Russell Muirheadvia Uncommon Knowledge
Tuesday, February 7, 2017

What politics needs is better partisanship.

John Cochrane explains how America should focus on growth, not economic redistribution

What's Wrong With The American Economy?

interview with John H. Cochranevia Uncommon Knowledge
Tuesday, January 24, 2017

John Cochrane explains how America should focus on growth, not economic redistribution.

Robert Costa on covering Donald Trump

Understanding Donald Trump

interview with Robert Costavia Uncommon Knowledge
Monday, January 9, 2017

Robert Costa, an American journalist who writes for the Washington Post, joins Peter Robinson to discuss his insights into president-elect Donald Trump after covering him for the past several years.

Matthew Continetti and Andrew Ferguson discuss Donald Trump’s nomination

Donald Trump And Conservative Intellectuals

interview with Matthew Continetti, Andrew Fergusonvia Uncommon Knowledge
Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Where do conservatives fit in the Trump administration?

Kellyanne Conway

Kellyanne Conway Discusses The 2016 Presidential Election

interview with Kellyanne Conwayvia Uncommon Knowledge
Friday, December 2, 2016

The path to victory in 2016.

JD Vance on his new book Hillbilly Elegy

J.D. Vance On His New Book Hillbilly Elegy

interview with J.D. Vancevia Uncommon Knowledge
Friday, November 11, 2016

The journey of J.D. Vance and the Scots-Irish in America.


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