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Infrastructure Deal or Double Cross? And Education, Covid and Critical Race Theory - Andy Smarick Joins The Panel

RealClearPolitics Takeaway

Is the long-awaited, much anticipated, highly elusive infrastructure compromise at hand?  On Thursday morning, President Biden and a swarm of US Senators said yes, but within two hours Biden appeared at a second press conference and said maybe not.  We also look at the future of American education: what have parents learned during the pandemic, and what will teachers be teaching this fall?  Andy Smarick, Senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute and chair of the Maryland Higher Education Commission, Tom Bevan, co-founder and president of RealClearPolitics and Carl Cannon, Washington Bureau Chief join moderator Andrew Walworth on today’s RealClearPolitics Takeaway. 


25 Jun 2021

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SMI Podcast: What We Got Wrong About School Reopenings with Andy Smarick

Show-Me Institute Podcast

Andy's piece in The Dispatch: https://thedispatch.com/p/what-the-narrative-on-school-reopeningsAndy Smarick is a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute, where his work focuses on education, civil society, and the principles of American conservatism. He currently serves as the chair of the Maryland Higher Education Commission and was previously the president of the Maryland State Board of Education. His other government experience includes serving as an aide in the White House Domestic Policy Counsel of President George W. Bush, legislative assistant at the U.S. House of Representatives, deputy assistant secretary at the U.S. Department of Education, New Jersey deputy commissioner of education, and legislative aide at the Maryland state legislature.Previously, Smarick was a senior fellow and director of the program on civil society, education, and work at the R Street Institute, as well as a Morgridge Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute. He helped found a college-prep charter school for disadvantaged students and the National Alliance for Public Charter schools, and he was a founding board member of 50CAN.


27 Apr 2021

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Andy Smarick and Tim Schultz: ‘Juristocracy’ and the Supreme Court, from Bostock to Espinoza

Faith Angle

This week on the Faith Angle Podcast, we are joined by Andy Smarick and Tim Schultz. Guests: Andy Smarick Tim Schultz Links: The Bostock Ruling with Tim Schultz Congress Should Act to Balance LGBT Rights and Religious Freedom Letters in the Time of Covid Liberty, Government, and the Preservation of Civil Society Protecting the Products of Liberty What the Espinoza Decision Means for Other Aspects of Religious Freedom Who’s winning the culture war? Answer: No one Follow us | faithangle.org


1 Sep 2020

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Andy Smarick on Experience, Governing, and Baseball

The Bulwark Podcast

On today's Bulwark Podcast, Andy Smarick joins Charlie Sykes to discuss what you learn from "going in the arena", the Veepstakes, 2020 and the polls, and the return of baseball.Special Guest: Andy Smarick.


25 Jun 2020

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SMI Podcast: Opportunities in Education - Andy Smarick

Show-Me Institute Podcast

Andy Smarick is the Director, Civil Society, Education and Work; Resident Senior Fellow at R Street where he researches and writes about civil-society issues, including localism, governing institutions, education and social entrepreneurship.Learn more about the Show-Me Institute: https://showmeinstitute.org/The Show-Me Institute Podcast is produced by Show-Me Opportunity


19 May 2020

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Can Higher Education Learn from Charter Schools? Interview with Andy Smarick

The Mortarboard

Andy Smarick, former President of the Maryland State Board of Education and former deputy assistant secretary of the U.S.Department of Education, discusses why he thinks the K-12 charter school model might provide a useful enhancement for U.S. higher education.


22 Feb 2020

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Decentralization and the Common Good: A Conversation with Andy Smarick

Liberty Law Talk

Andy Smarick joins us to discuss how Friedrich Hayek’s scholarship on the evolved nature of liberty and the principle of subsidiarity can undergird political decentralization and produce human flourishing.


12 Jan 2020

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Episode 47 - Wonkish Optimism with Andy Smarick

Saving Elephants | Millennials defending & expressing conservative values

As Republicans look ahead to the end of the Trump presidency (whether that’s a year away or five years out) many are beginning to ask, “what does a post-Trump GOP look like?” For conservatives who have spent the past three years as outcasts from a party increasingly given to populist nationalism, the prospects are both exciting and worrying.  Will things ‘go back to normal’?  Will the Republican party once again be the home of conservatism?  Or has Trump permanently changed things?  And, if so, how much has changed? Saving Elephants host Josh Lewis is joined by Andy Smarick who holds an optimistic view of what the future has in store for conservatives.  His recent article in The Bulwark entitled The Post-Trump GOP argues that few presidents have had a lasting impact on their party, and that Trump is even less likely leave his mark as “Trumpism has failed in terms of principles, people, and popularity.” But it’s not enough to hope for the end of populist nationalism in the GOP.  Conservatives must have something better to offer as an alternative.  And to that end, Andy makes his case for why conservatism has a rich and deep heritage that will long outlast the Age of Trump. Andy Smarick is the Director, of Civil Society, Education and Work at R Street, a free-market think tank with a pragmatic approach to public policy challenges. We draw inspiration from such thinkers as Milton Friedman, Friedrich Hayek, Ronald H. Coase, James M. Buchanan and Arthur C. Pigou.  Andy researches and writes about civil-society issues at R Street, including localism, governing institutions, education and social entrepreneurship. Before joining R Street, Andy was a Morgridge Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute and served as president of the Maryland State Board of Education. Prior to that, he worked at the White House as an aide in the Domestic Policy Counsel and was a deputy assistant secretary at the U.S. Department of Education. He was also the deputy commissioner of education in New Jersey and a legislative assistant at the U.S. House of Representatives. Andy has authored or edited four books The Urban School System of the Future: Applying the Principles and Lessons of Chartering (2012); Closing America’s High-achievement Gap: A Wise Giver’s Guide to Helping Our Most Talented Students Reach Their Full Potential (2013); Catholic School Renaissance: A Wise Giver’s Guide to Strengthening a National Asset (2015); and No Longer Forgotten: The Triumphs and Struggles of Rural Education in America (2018). Andy earned his bachelor’s degree, summa cum laude and with honors, in government and politics from the University of Maryland, and his master’s in public management from UMD’s School of Public Policy.  He lives in Stevensville, Maryland with his wife and three kids.


17 Dec 2019

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Andy Smarick on the Post-Trump GOP

Matt Lewis and the News

R Street's Andy Smarick talks about his column about The Post-Trump GOP: The optimistic case for a Trumpism-free conservatism and Republican party.


1 Nov 2019

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Andy Smarick on the Post-Trump GOP

The Bulwark Podcast

On today's Bulwark Podcast, R Street's Andy Smarick joins guest host Jim Swift to talk about his item on a post-Trump GOP, whenever that happens, and how the underlying principles of the movement might be upheld by future generations. Also, a discussion about how the pipeline of future leaders might survive Trumpism, and how a dedication to government service might ameliorate bumper sticker conservatism.Special Guest: Andy Smarick.


28 Oct 2019