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The Kristol Clear Podcast brings you one of America's most influential conservative voices unedited and unplugged. When it comes to politics, The Weekly Standard's Bill Kristol knows the players and the game--inside and out. Each Friday, Bill joins Michael Graham to wrap up the week's news and point out what will be the biggest stories--and surprises--of the days ahead.

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The Kristol Clear Podcast brings you one of America's most influential conservative voices unedited and unplugged. When it comes to politics, The Weekly Standard's Bill Kristol knows the players and the game--inside and out. Each Friday, Bill joins Michael Graham to wrap up the week's news and point out what will be the biggest stories--and surprises--of the days ahead.

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Kristol Clear Podcast

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The Kristol Clear Podcast brings you one of America's most influential conservative voices unedited and unplugged. When it comes to politics, The Weekly Standard's Bill Kristol knows the players and the game--inside and out. Each Friday, Bill joins Michael Graham to wrap up the week's news and point out what will be the biggest stories--and surprises--of the days ahead.

Kristol Clear: Mueller Investigates, Tax Reform's Future, and Why Baseball is Best

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Weekly Standard editor at large Bill Kristol talks with host Eric Felten about Mueller investigation indictments, the GOP's tax bills, and the worthy World Series.

Nov 03 2017

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The Old Transatlantic Conservative Blues

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Bill Kristol talks with host Eric Felten about the unfortunate parallels between Britain's Tories and the GOP.

Nov 12 2017

18mins

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Did Somebody Say "Nut Job?"

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Bill Kristol wraps up the week in Trump, from the Comey memo to President Trump's "nut job" comment to the Russians. Is there a team who can turn this around for Trump? And if so, would he listen?

May 19 2017

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Sex and Taxes

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Editor at large Bill Kristol talks with host Eric Felten about the need for accountability, responsibility, and deliberation in our politics.

Nov 18 2017

20mins

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Will Comey Fallout Turn Trump Trump A One-Term Wonder?

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Today on the Daily Standard podcast, editor at large William Kristol discusses his recent editorial and how the Comey firing and its after effects have changed the political climate profoundly in just a few days. Talk of Trump not finishing his term isn't just a punchline any more.

May 12 2017

27mins

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KRISTOL CLEAR: Yes, Fellow Conservatives, Trump DOES Have A Comey Problem

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In this bonus edition of the podcast, Bill Kristol reacts to breaking news about President Trump's firing of FBI Director James Comey. Is the bad news that Trump may be trying to thwart an investigation or (worse?) doesn't understand the world of hurt he's unleashed?

May 10 2017

18mins

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The Coming Conservative Crack-Up?

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Bill Kristol looks at the president's reaction to Charlottesville and asks whether the conservative movement will split irrevocably over Trump.

Aug 18 2017

13mins

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Is the GOP Trump-Branded?

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Bill Kristol talks with Eric Felten about what it means, over the long haul, for Republicans to be the party of Trump. And, who had the worse week, Donald Trump or Theresa May?

Jun 09 2017

18mins

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The GOP Surrender

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Weekly Standard editor at large Bill Kristol on the announced retirements of President Trump's Senate antagonists.

Oct 27 2017

18mins

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Locked and Loaded

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Bill Kristol talks with Eric Felten about the North Korean crisis, the benefits of an organized White House, and Shakespeare's "Measure for Measure."

Aug 11 2017

18mins

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Kristol to Trump: "Keeping Promises Is Highly Overrated"

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Apr 14 2017

28mins

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Trump's Troubles Mount

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Bill Kristol on how the Donald Jr. Russia meeting is throwing a wrench into the workings of his father's White House.

Jul 14 2017

19mins

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KRISTOL: It's Not Easy Being Trump

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The Weekly Standard's Bill Kristol--the hardest-working man in the pundit business-- discusses President Trump's recent revelations that being president isn't as easy as he thought.  Kristol also talks about the fact that Paul Ryan might be thinking the same about being speaker of the house.  And Kristol's thoughts on how opportunistic progressives created--then lost control of--the anti-free-speech movement on college campuses.

Apr 28 2017

26mins

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The Week in Trump

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Bill Kristol talks about how President Trump packs in months' worth of upheaval into just a week's time.

Aug 03 2017

20mins

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It's Question Time

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Bill Kristol talks with Eric Felten about the big questions raised by the Trump presidency.

Jun 02 2017

16mins

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Bad News for Melissa McCarthy

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Spicer is out; Scaramucci is in. Bill Kristol talks about the latest White House shakeup.

Jul 21 2017

16mins

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What Can He Be Thinking?

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Bill Kristol talks with Eric Felten about the president's topsy-turvy week. Does Donald Trump have a strategy, or is he just lurching from thing to thing?

Aug 25 2017

19mins

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The Senate Pulls the Plug

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Filling in for Bill Kristol, Michael Warren talks about the Senate's epic failure to repeal Obamacare, and the epic chaos being spread by the president's new communication director, Anthony Scaramucci.

Jul 28 2017

24mins

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Read The Bill

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Bill Kristol talks with Eric Felten about the Senate leadership's proposed repeal, replace (or at least rethink) of Obamacare. Can support be built for healthcare legislation that is rushed?

Jun 23 2017

15mins

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Trump at Home and Abroad

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The politics of Trump from the mountains of Montana to the sands of Saudi Arabia, all in one week.

May 26 2017

14mins

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2017 Persons of the Year

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Weekly Standard editor-at-large Bill Kristol makes the case for the people who mattered most in 2017.

Dec 22 2017

11mins

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Moore Aftershocks

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Editor at large Bill Kristol talks with host Eric Felten about the fallout from Tuesday's defeat of GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore in the Alabama special election

Dec 15 2017

18mins

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The 20-Car Dust Storm Pile-Up

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Filling in for Bill Kristol, Michael Warren talks with host Eric Felten about the multi-vehicle smash-up that was this week in Washington. The Kristol Clear podcast is sponsored by The Great Courses. Our listeners can enjoy an entire month of unlimited access to watch any of their lectures for FREE – but you need to sign up through our special URL: TheGreatCoursesPlus.com/STANDARD

Dec 08 2017

17mins

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Flynn Cops a Plea

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This week on the Kristol Clear Podcast, editor at large Bill Kristol discusses Michael Flynn's plea agreement with special counsel Robert Mueller.

Dec 01 2017

18mins

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War Crimes Convictions and Family Holiday Traditions

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Editor at large Bill Kristol talks with host Eric Felten about the role U.S. power can play in promoting peace, and the gratitude we share at our good fortune to be with family and friends for Thanksgiving.   Cocktail Note from Eric Felten The Thanksgiving cocktail discussed in the podcast is called a "Bella Ruffina" and was created by bartender Scott Beattie. It uses a chilled fizzy sweet red Italian wine called Brachetto d'Acqui, and red vermouth (preferably a bitter-sweet vermouth such as Carpano Punt-e-Mes. Here's the recipe: 4 oz Brachetto d'Acqui (chilled) 1 oz sweet (red) vermouth 1 dash  Combine in a champagne glass, give the briefest of stirs and enjoy while the bird is in the oven. Happy Thanksgiving!

Nov 22 2017

16mins

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Sex and Taxes

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Editor at large Bill Kristol talks with host Eric Felten about the need for accountability, responsibility, and deliberation in our politics.

Nov 18 2017

20mins

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The Old Transatlantic Conservative Blues

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Bill Kristol talks with host Eric Felten about the unfortunate parallels between Britain's Tories and the GOP.

Nov 12 2017

18mins

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Kristol Clear: Mueller Investigates, Tax Reform's Future, and Why Baseball is Best

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Weekly Standard editor at large Bill Kristol talks with host Eric Felten about Mueller investigation indictments, the GOP's tax bills, and the worthy World Series.

Nov 03 2017

14mins

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The GOP Surrender

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Weekly Standard editor at large Bill Kristol on the announced retirements of President Trump's Senate antagonists.

Oct 27 2017

18mins

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Will Tax Cuts and Reform Fare Any Better than Obamacare Repeal and Replace?

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This week on the Kristol Clear Podcast, editor at large William Kristol discusses the GOP's tax reform plan, and whether it'll fare better than GOP efforts to repeal and replace Obamacare.

Oct 20 2017

19mins

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Trump Decertifies Iran

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Bill Kristol talks with host Eric Felten about the president's action on the Iran nuclear deal.

Oct 13 2017

17mins

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Nuke the Iran Nuke Deal

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This week on the Kristol Clear Podcast, editor at large Bill Kristol talks with Eric Felten about the prospects President Trump chooses not to certify Iran in compliance with the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action. The Kristol Clear podcast is sponsored by The Great Courses. Our listeners can enjoy an entire month of unlimited access to watch any of their lectures for FREE – but you need to sign up through our special URL: TheGreatCoursesPlus.com/STANDARD.

Oct 06 2017

18mins

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#Never280 and Tax Reform

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Bill Kristol talks with host Eric Felten about everything from Twitter's new logorrhea to the civil war in the Republican party.

Sep 29 2017

22mins

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A Trump Doctrine?

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Bill Kristol talks with Eric Felten about Donald Trump's address to the United Nations.

Sep 22 2017

19mins

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Harvard Sacks Manning

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Weekly Standard editor at large Bill Kristol talks about the controversy over Chelsea Manning's Harvard fellowship, Hillary Clinton's self-pitying book tour, and Constitution Day.

Sep 15 2017

12mins

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Holiday from History

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To kick off the Labor Day weekend, Bill Kristol talks with Eric Felten about what national holidays say about a society.

Sep 01 2017

12mins

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What Can He Be Thinking?

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Bill Kristol talks with Eric Felten about the president's topsy-turvy week. Does Donald Trump have a strategy, or is he just lurching from thing to thing?

Aug 25 2017

19mins

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The Coming Conservative Crack-Up?

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Bill Kristol looks at the president's reaction to Charlottesville and asks whether the conservative movement will split irrevocably over Trump.

Aug 18 2017

13mins

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Locked and Loaded

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Bill Kristol talks with Eric Felten about the North Korean crisis, the benefits of an organized White House, and Shakespeare's "Measure for Measure."

Aug 11 2017

18mins

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The Week in Trump

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Bill Kristol talks about how President Trump packs in months' worth of upheaval into just a week's time.

Aug 03 2017

20mins

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