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    Blundering to another war in the Gulf?
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    Blundering to another war in the Gulf?

    For almost forty years the United States has been in a state of war in the Persian Gulf. American forces battled the Iranian navy, and destroyed Iranian oil installations in the 1980’s, fought Iraqi forces to evict them from Kuwait…
    The Threat Is Not War With Iran, It’s Right Here at Home
    Deep State Radio Live

    The Threat Is Not War With Iran, It’s Right Here at Home

    Trump talks tough. But like most bullies, he shies away from any real fight. The problem is talking tough increases tensions and that raises the risk of accidental war (made more possible by the fact our National Security Advisor is…
    The Oh-Snap Edition: My Tariffs Are Bigger Than Yours
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    The Oh-Snap Edition: My Tariffs Are Bigger Than Yours

    The Quick Take A quick look at the headlines this week 👀🏃🏻‍♀️ Trade: U.S.-China trade talks ended without a deal. As promised, the U.S. increased tariffs on $200 billion of Chinese goods, and Beijing retaliated with new tariffs on $60 billion of U.S.…
    The Three C’s: Comey, CIA & Corgis: Former FBI Agent and CNN Law Enforcement Analyst Josh Campbell
    UnredactedDSR

    The Three C’s: Comey, CIA & Corgis: Former FBI Agent and CNN Law Enforcement Analyst Josh Campbell

    As the fallout from the Mueller Report continues to reverberate across America, UNREDACTED had a fascinating conversation with former FBI agent Josh Campbell. As Special Assistant to Jim Comey while the FBI investigated both major candidates (but only publicly revealed the one…
    What Normal Will the GOP Return to After Trump?
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    What Normal Will the GOP Return to After Trump?

    What “normal” will the GOP return to after Trump? The Mitch McConnell normal that kept Merrick Garland off the court? The normal of the Georgia or Alabama GOP attacks on a woman’s right to choose? The normal of the Republicans…
    Trumpet is not an instrument, it’s Trump as a Muppet: My conversation with TV Writer & Twitter Funnyman Robert Schooley
    Washington For Beautiful People

    Trumpet is not an instrument, it’s Trump as a Muppet: My conversation with TV Writer & Twitter Funnyman Robert Schooley

    Ahh social media, the place where you see pics of people’s brunch and discover hilarious voices.  Twitter is where I discovered TV Writer Robert Schooley. I knew I needed to talk to the guy who tweets golden nuggets of political…
    The Zebra Problem and Russiagate as the Original Sin of the Trump Administration
    Deep State Radio

    The Zebra Problem and Russiagate as the Original Sin of the Trump Administration

    As one of our guests on this week’s episode, Max Bergmann of the Center for American Progress pointed out, the Trump Administration presents the so-called “Zebra Problem.”  Zebra’s stripes might not appear great camouflage against green or ground plains, but…
    Note to Old School Dems – The Center is Not Where You Left It
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    Note to Old School Dems – The Center is Not Where You Left It

    The “center” is not where you left it. It’s not that warm place where bi-partisan compromise was king and Wall St. advisory jobs waited. There is no “reasonable” GOP anymore. The right is so far right that by embracing Eisenhower-era…
    Foreign Fight Club: The World Is Out of Order
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    Foreign Fight Club: The World Is Out of Order

    The Quick Take A quick look at the headlines this week 👀🏃🏻‍♀️ War time? Citing threats from Iran, the White House announced last Sunday that it was sending an aircraft carrier strike group and Air Force bombers to the Persian Gulf. Yeah,…
    Defending Democratic Norms and Ideals: A Conversation with Evan McMullin
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    Defending Democratic Norms and Ideals: A Conversation with Evan McMullin

    The Unredacted crew had a great conversation with former presidential candidate and CIA officer Evan McMullin. With 2020 in the air and talk of a third-party challenge to trump, the discussion about Evan’s 2016 run as an Independent candidate and…
    Actor, Stand-Up, Political Activist & Funny AF Guy: My Conversation with John Fugelsang
    Washington For Beautiful People

    Actor, Stand-Up, Political Activist & Funny AF Guy: My Conversation with John Fugelsang

    John Fugelsang is the ultimate hyphenate: Actor-Radio Host-Stand Up-Pundit- Commentator-Producer–I know it’s annoying he does it all and he does it all awesomely. John & Emily took a deep dive into Trump (whether there can be redemption) religion in politics…
    Unredacted by the DSR Network Launches: A Conversation with Rick Wilson
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    Unredacted by the DSR Network Launches: A Conversation with Rick Wilson

    Listen to first ever episode of The Unredacted by the DSR Network.  The podcast is hosted by former CIA Operations Officer and Disguise Officer and comedian (yes, wrapped up into one person) Emily Brandwin, five-time bestselling author and political columnist Molly…
      The Zebra Problem and Russiagate as the Original Sin of the Trump Administration
      May 13, 2019

      The Zebra Problem and Russiagate as the Original Sin of the Trump Administration

      As one of our guests on this week’s episode, Max Bergmann of the Center for American Progress pointed out, the…
      Constitutional Rot, Part Twelve: How Much of This Can We Take?
      May 6, 2019

      Constitutional Rot, Part Twelve: How Much of This Can We Take?

      Where do we start?  Trump renews his video bromance with Vladimir Putin and Putin smiles.  Then they collude to agree…
      So Much for Conventional Wisdom, America Actually Seems to Care About Foreign Policy
      May 6, 2019

      So Much for Conventional Wisdom, America Actually Seems to Care About Foreign Policy

      It has long been a foundational belief of political smarties everywhere that the average American does not give a hoot…
      Is Donald Trump More Like Henry VIII or the Night King?
      April 30, 2019

      Is Donald Trump More Like Henry VIII or the Night King?

      On this episode, our experts Edward Luce of the Financial Times, Rosa Brooks of Georgetown University Law Center and Kori…
      The One In Which Kori Schake Shuts Down the Biden Campaign Before It Gets Started
      April 23, 2019

      The One In Which Kori Schake Shuts Down the Biden Campaign Before It Gets Started

      It has been a busy week in foreign affairs even if you have been too glued to the Mueller Report,…
        Actor, Stand-Up, Political Activist & Funny AF Guy: My Conversation with John Fugelsang
        Washington For Beautiful People
        May 8, 2019

        Actor, Stand-Up, Political Activist & Funny AF Guy: My Conversation with John Fugelsang

        John Fugelsang is the ultimate hyphenate: Actor-Radio Host-Stand Up-Pundit- Commentator-Producer–I know it’s annoying he does it all and he does…
        My Midwest Chat Fest: My Conversation with Paul Adelstein
        Washington For Beautiful People
        May 1, 2019

        My Midwest Chat Fest: My Conversation with Paul Adelstein

        You’ve seen him in Scandal, Private Practice & Grey’s Anatomy..so basically every single Shonda Rhimes show that you’re obsessed with…
        How I Learned to Perfect My Key Lime Pie: A Conversation with Andrew Zimmern
        Washington For Beautiful People
        April 10, 2019

        How I Learned to Perfect My Key Lime Pie: A Conversation with Andrew Zimmern

        This week on “Washington for Beautiful People,” Emily’s special guest is a chef, entrepreneur, father, teacher, author, television host and…
          Natasha Bertrand: This Is Only the End of the Beginning of the Trump-Russia Saga
          National Security Magazine
          March 26, 2019

          Natasha Bertrand: This Is Only the End of the Beginning of the Trump-Russia Saga

          Few journalists have so distinguished themselves in their coverage of the Trump-Russia investigations as has Natasha Bertrand, staff writer for…
          Amb. Michael McFaul: The View from a Point In US-Russia Relations No One Could Have Envisioned
          National Security Magazine
          February 28, 2019

          Amb. Michael McFaul: The View from a Point In US-Russia Relations No One Could Have Envisioned

          Five years ago, the Russian invasion of Eastern Ukraine began.  That was followed by the annexation of Crimea, US and…
          Are We Ready for the Future of War?: A Conversation with General (Ret.) Charles Jacoby
          National Security Magazine
          February 15, 2019

          Are We Ready for the Future of War?: A Conversation with General (Ret.) Charles Jacoby

          In his 37 year career in the U.S. Army, General Charles Jacoby rose to become the commanding general of U.S.…
            Blundering to another war in the Gulf?
            May 17, 2019

            Blundering to another war in the Gulf?

            For almost forty years the United States has been in a state of war in the Persian Gulf. American forces…
            The Oh-Snap Edition: My Tariffs Are Bigger Than Yours
            May 17, 2019

            The Oh-Snap Edition: My Tariffs Are Bigger Than Yours

            The Quick Take A quick look at the headlines this week 👀🏃🏻‍♀️ Trade: U.S.-China trade talks ended without a deal. As promised,…
            What Normal Will the GOP Return to After Trump?
            May 16, 2019

            What Normal Will the GOP Return to After Trump?

            What “normal” will the GOP return to after Trump? The Mitch McConnell normal that kept Merrick Garland off the court?…
            Note to Old School Dems – The Center is Not Where You Left It
            May 10, 2019

            Note to Old School Dems – The Center is Not Where You Left It

            The “center” is not where you left it. It’s not that warm place where bi-partisan compromise was king and Wall…
            Foreign Fight Club: The World Is Out of Order
            May 10, 2019

            Foreign Fight Club: The World Is Out of Order

            The Quick Take A quick look at the headlines this week 👀🏃🏻‍♀️ War time? Citing threats from Iran, the White House announced…
            The term “the economy” does not mean what many people think it does
            May 4, 2019

            The term “the economy” does not mean what many people think it does

            Journalists and commentators ought to be more careful about the use of the term “economy.” It is a gross and…
              The Best Case Scenario At The UN: An Ambassador of Stagecraft
              February 26, 2019

              The Best Case Scenario At The UN: An Ambassador of Stagecraft

              On Friday, President Trump nominated Ambassador Kelly Knight Craft to become the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations. In the…
              Could China’s Resurgence Galvanize the United States?
              February 14, 2019

              Could China’s Resurgence Galvanize the United States?

              In a recent column that U.S. policymakers and observers should consider closely, Financial Times columnist Janan Ganesh posits that a…
              A Different Kind of Choice for a Voter – The Conversation
              December 3, 2018

              A Different Kind of Choice for a Voter – The Conversation

              Thanksgiving Day, my wife and I called a family meeting.  She started by announcing that we were adopting a child…
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