Conversations

The Fifty-Year Fall of America

Steven Brill, author of Tailspin: The People and Forces Behind America’s Fifty-Year Fall — and Those Fighting to Reverse It, joins Chris Riback on Political Wire Conversations for a discussion on what’s wrong with the United States.

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Does Trump Think He’s a King?

Former U.S. Attorney Harry Litman joins Chris Riback for a discussion about the confidential 20-page memo by President Trump’s lawyers which argued that he can stop special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation.

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Vladimir Putin’s Public Enemy Number One

If you know Bill Browder’s story already, you surely won’t mind hearing his conversation with Chris Riback. It’s extraordinary.

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Trump’s Assault on Intelligence

General Michael Hayden, former CIA director and author of The Assault on Intelligence, joins Chris Riback for a conversation on U.S. national security in an age of lies. It’s a great, though unsettling, conversation.

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A White Southerner Confronts History

It’s New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu’s last day in office. He spoke to Chris Riback while he was still packing up his office. They talked about why he removed statues from his city that honored the Confederacy, his new book, and of course the question many have for him: Are you running for president?

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Inside the War on Peace

Ronan Farrow, winner of the Pulitzer Prize and author of War on Peace: The End of Diplomacy and the Decline of American Influence, talks with Chris Riback about the shrinking, but also the militarization, of U.S. foreign policy.

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Taking Another Look at the Carter Years

Stuart Eizenstat, author of President Carter: The White House Years, talks to Chris Riback about President Jimmy Carter. Was he an ineffective, overwhelmed outsider who oversaw four of the worst years in our history, or one of the most consequential presidents in modern history?

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Who Will Be the First Woman President?

Jennifer Palmieri, former Hillary Clinton communications director and author of Dear Madam President: An Open Letter to the Women Who Will Run the World, joins Chris Riback for a great discussion of what the first woman president needs to know.

Rather than dwell on the results of the 2016 election, Palmieri turns the experience into something very empowering for future female leaders.

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How Antonin Scalia Was the Trump of the Supreme Court

Rick Hasen, author of The Justice of Contradictions: Antonin Scalia and the Politics of Disruption, joins Chris Riback for a discussion of Scalia’s complex legacy as a conservative legal thinker and disruptor of the nation’s highest court.

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The Inside Story of Putin’s War on America

Michael Isikoff and David Corn, authors of Russian Roulette: The Inside Story of Putin’s War on America and the Election of Donald Trump, sit down to discuss with Chris Riback how the so-called “Russia story” actually started.

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