Ben Weingarten

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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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Ben Weingarten Guest-Hosts ‘The Wilkow Majority’ on Sirius XM: Corruption of Education by Progressives with Heather Mac Donald, Trump’s Policy on Syria and Iran with Tony Badran and Khashoggi, Immigration Partial Shutdown and the GOP with Deroy Murdock

On December 26, my friend Andrew Wilkow gave me the opportunity to guest-host his “The Wilkow Majority” on Sirius XM.

During the episode, I talked everything from American exceptionalism and the progressives’ brazen effort to propagandize beginning with toddlers to undermine it — and the corruption of education generally — with Manhattan Institute Thomas W. Smith fellow Heather Mac Donald; the Syria troop pullout, Lebanon, Iran and the U.S. national interest with Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD) scholar Tony Badran; the Khashoggi Caper and a preview of politics running into 2020 with National Review’s Deroy Murdock.

You can find the interviews below:

Heather Mac Donald on the Corruption of Education by Progressivism, Identity Politics

Tony Badran on President Trump’s Middle East Policy: Syria, Lebanon, Iran and the U.S. National Interest

Deroy Murdock on Khashoggi, Immigration and the Shutdown, State of the GOP

Clips Courtesy: Sirius XM

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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U.S. Ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell on Iran Sanctions Snapback, U.S. Energy Competition with Russia in the EU, Chancellor Merkel

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Richard Grenell is the U.S. Ambassador to Germany, and the longest serving UN spokesman and political appointee in American history, where he served from 2001 to 2008.

Amb Grenell occupies one of the most critical positions in American diplomacy in Berlin, not only because Germany represents the EU’s largest economy and has disproportionate influence on the continent, but because of its pivotal role with respect to both Iran’s efforts to evade U.S. snapback sanctions, and Russia’s efforts to provide energy to and thus leverage over European nations.

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Did the ‘Deep State’ Deep Six Pentagon’s Lovinger Over Discovery of Shady Defense Department Contracts to FBI Trump Informant Stefan Halper?


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Sean Bigley (@smb_JD) is a national security attorney who prosecutes intelligence community whistleblower retaliation cases. His firm represents approximately 200 U.S. intelligence officers, diplomats, armed forces members and other security clearance holders each year.

But in spite of Mr. Bigley’s experience as a litigator and former federal background investigator, one case has been unprecedented.

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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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‘Rising’ on The Hill’s Hill.TV: 2018 Midterms and the ‘Blue Wave’, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez-Allie Stuckey CRTV Satire, Politicization of Intelligence

This Wednesday I served as a guest panelist on Hill.TV’s morning show ‘Rising’ with my old colleague from TheBlaze Buck Sexton and Krystal Ball.

During the segment we discussed the 2018 midterm elections and the likelihood of a so-called “Blue Wave,” Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s comic fake interview for CRTV with Allie Stuckey and criticism of intelligence community officials John Brennan and James Clapper for their hyper-political anti-Trump rhetoric while out of government, all while retaining and effectively monetizing their security clearances.

You can watch the segment in full here.

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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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