Ben Weingarten

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Rep. Brad Wenstrup on the New Cold War with Communist China and Deep State Corruption (PODCAST)

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Rep. Brad Wenstrup (@RepBradWenstrup)(R-OH) is a doctor, Army Reserve officer, and Iraq War veteran who sits on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.

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Amazing Media Coverage of ‘American Ingrate’ with Laura Ingraham, Ben Shapiro, on ‘The Buck Sexton Show’

The Buck Sexton Show
I had the opportunity to guest-host “The Buck Sexton Show” on February 28, where we talked American Ingrate, coronavirus and its significance in terms of the battle between Communism and freedom, Huawei, 5G, and the argument for a national industrial plan to compete with the Chinese Communist Party, the corruption of public education and the creation of a generation of America-haters, the fantastic new documentary “Created Equal: Clarence Thomas in His Own Words,” and much more with guests Joy Pullmann of The Federalist, David Goldman of Asia Times, and Michael Pack of Manifold Productions.

You can find it on iHeartApple Podcasts, or wherever you get your podcasts. I’ve embedded it below:

American Ingrate Week One Round-Up
Separately, I wanted to share some of the great coverage we received last week, and thank you all once again for helping make the launch of American Ingrate so successful.

Below is a round-up of media out of the gate, with more hits, reviews, and press to come in the weeks ahead.

Op-Eds

Media Hits

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Guest-Hosting The Buck Sexton Show: Impeachment, China Trade Deal, Iran Policy, Immigration

I had the privilege of guest-hosting for my friend Buck Sexton on his “The Buck Sexton Show” for three days in a row.

On night #1, we discussed everything from impeachment, to Iran policy with the Hudson Institute’s Michael Doran, the China Phase One trade deal in context of the nature of the totalitarian and imperialist Chinese Communist Party regime, citizenship and the assault on sovereignty and separation of powers with Dr. John Eastman, plus much more.

On night #2, we discussed everything from impeachment and the assault on American justice by the administrative state, to the China Phase One trade deal with Trump administration Director of Trade and Manufacturing Policy Dr. Peter Navarro, Chinese soft power and its sway over Hollywood with my The Federalist colleague Emily Jashinsky, why Gen. Flynn was the first domino targeted by the Deep State to fall in the Trump administration, his remarkable whistleblower effort, and the latest on his trial with lead counsel Sidney Powell, plus much more.

On night #3, we discussed everything from Martin Luther King Jr. and identity politics, to the “Afghanistan Papers” with American Greatness‘ Julie Kelly, the

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Ben Weingarten Guest Hosts “The Buck Sexton Show:” Cohen Hearings, Congressional Kabuki Theater and the Rolling Coup Attempt on President Trump, Democrat Civil War, AOC’s Blacklist and 2020, China and North Korea Negotiations with Steve Yates, Future of Conservatism and Tucker Carlson’s Manifesto with Dr. Matthew Peterson

On March 1, I guest-hosted my friend Buck Sexton’s “The Buck Sexton Show.” During the episode, we discussed the Michael Cohen hearings, the Kabuki Congress and its efforts to at very worst in the eyes of The Resistance inflict punishment through the process of endless investigation, the Democratic Civil War and Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s chilling blacklist, the unwinnable 2020 Democratic field and the challenge of winning progressives and moderates, why the Left must resort to Science to justify socialism, the latest on the China and North Korea negotiations with former Deputy National Security Advisor to Vice President Dick Cheney, Steve Yates, and the future of conservatism and the defense of Tucker Carlson’s manifesto with Claremont Institute Vice President for Education and American Mind editor Dr. Matthew Peterson.

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Ben Weingarten Guest Hosts “The Buck Sexton Show:” National Sovereignty and the Border Wall with John Yoo, Census Citizenship Question Controversy with J. Christian Adams, Socialism and the Green New Deal

On February 15, I guest-hosted my friend Buck Sexton’s “The Buck Sexton Show.” During the episode, we discussed President Trump’s national emergency declaration to supplement border wall funding and both the political and legal arguments surrounding it with former Deputy Assistant U.S. Attorney General in the Office of Legal Counsel and current Berkeley Law professor John Yoo, the controversy surrounding the census citizenship question with former Department of Justice Civil Rights Division attorney and current President of the Public Interest Legal Foundation (PILF) J. Christian Adams as well as the rising popularity of socialism and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Green New Deal in America.

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Robert Spencer on Islamic Supremacism, U.S. Middle East Policy, Defeating Jihad

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Robert Spencer (@jihadwatchRS) is the director of the invaluable counterjihadist website, Jihad Watch, and a Shillman Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center. He is the author of eighteen books, including the New York Times bestsellers The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam (and the Crusades) and The Truth About Muhammad. His latest book is The History of Jihad From Muhammad to ISIS.

Mr. Spencer’s work sits at the nexus of a number of seminal issues, from national security and foreign policy, to identity politics and free speech, and theology and political philosophy. The battle being waged by Islamic supremacism against the West implicates all of these matters, and Mr. Spencer’s insights make him uniquely qualified to discuss them. 

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Ex-NSC Official Allegedly Fired Over Memo Warning Trump of ‘Deep State’ Resistance: ‘There’s a Whiff of Tyranny in the Air’ from Politicization and Weaponization of the NatSec Apparatus

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Rich Higgins is an expert on the nexus between theological doctrines and information age unconventional warfare, and has spent 20 years combating terrorism in a variety of senior positions within the Department of Defenses.

Higgins, an early supporter of President Trump, served as director for strategic planning in President Trump’s National Security Council (NSC).

That all changed when a memo that he had produced for President Trump on the political warfare that he was to face internally from the Deep State, and externally from the media and like-minded interest groups in collusion with the administrative state, leaked out to the public.

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Former CIA Operative Charles Sam Faddis on Disastrous Politicization of the Intelligence Community, How China’s ‘Eating Our Lunch’ in Intel and NatSec, The Grave (Ignored) Narco-Hezbollah-Failed State Threat on America’s Southern Border

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Charles Sam Faddis (@RealSamFaddis) is a retired CIA operative, where he spent decades serving abroad in the Middle East, South Asia and Europe, culminating in his heading CIA’s Counter Terrorism Center’s Weapons of Mass Destructions (WMD) unit, which was charged with pursuing terrorist WMD programs worldwide. It was Faddis who was responsible for leading the first CIA team into Iraq, in advance of the 2003 invasion.

Faddis left the CIA when he had the chance to continue advancing up its senior ranks because he saw a bureaucracy that like much of our administrative state had grown sclerotic, heavily politicized, politically correct and thus subversive of its main objectives.

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Michael Ledeen on the Potential Collapse of Iran’s Khomeinist Regime and America’s Role, the False Sunni-Shia Jihadist Split, IC and Law Enforcement Sacking of Pro-Israel Political Opponents, Why Gen. Flynn Was Targeted and May Have Falsely Pled Guilty


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Michael Ledeen (@michaelledeen) is a historian, longtime think-tanker currently serving as the Freedom Scholar at the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies, former Special Advisor to the Secretary of State and consultant to the National Security Council during the Reagan administration and author of 38 books.

Perhaps most pertinent to today, Ledeen is an expert on Iran, with deep ties to dissidents and countless individuals in the diaspora cultivated over many decades, dating back to the fall of the Shah and the Revolution of 1979.

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Confucius Institutes: Centers of Chinese Cultural Exchange, or Trojan Horses for Propaganda and Penetration of U.S. College Campuses?

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Rachelle Peterson is director of research projects at the National Association of Scholars (NAS), an organization dedicated to upholding “the standards of a liberal arts education that fosters intellectual freedom, searches for the truth, and promotes virtuous citizenship.” In that position, she has published numerous reports on trends in academia that threaten these values and principles, including one on the subject of this podcast titled Outsourced to China: Confucius Institutes and Soft Power in American Higher Education. Mrs. Peterson’s research and commentary has been published in outlets such as the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, National Review Online, and Commentary magazine. She has discussed her research on the Wall Street Journal’s Opinion Journal and on numerous radio shows.

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