Guardians of the Republic
On the Air with Radio Sputnik

On the Air with Radio Sputnik

February 20, 2020

The rule of law under AG Bill Barr and Radio Sputnik is broadcasting Russian propaganda to the heartland. Ian and Patrick talk about the Democratic debate in an extended "hot takes" and Sen. Ben Sasse gets special recognition in the Guardians of the Week segment.

Where is Your Conscience, Ben Sasse?

Where is Your Conscience, Ben Sasse?

February 13, 2020

Did Donald Trump learn a lesson, as Susan Collins claimed? Where did Ben Sasse's conscience go? Is Mitch McConnell divinely inspired?  Plus a look at public opinion on the impeachment trial outcome and the state of the Democratic 2020 field.

 

 

I Believe Our Constitution was Inspired by Providence

I Believe Our Constitution was Inspired by Providence

February 7, 2020

Mitt Romney, the State of the Union, and Donald Trump's post-impeachment victory lap. Ian and Patrick discuss whether there is such a thing as a constitutional brain transplant. Plus the state of the Democratic nomination race.

I Think the Patient is Brain Dead

I Think the Patient is Brain Dead

January 31, 2020

As the impeachment trial wraps up, it may be time to start thinking about Guardians of a *New* Republic. What does "no witnesses" mean, not just for the trial, but for the country?  Plus: Chief Justice Roberts, The Lincoln Project, and how to greet a dog.

Why, Why, Why, Why, Why?

Why, Why, Why, Why, Why?

January 24, 2020

Joe Biden's outburst may have captured the mood of the week as the impeachment trial gets underway. Ian and Patrick discuss the House manager's opening arguments, "lawyer lawsuits," "A Very Stable Genius," the latest polls, and a special Guardian of the Week courtesy of Ian's mom.

It’s Gonna Be Adam Schiff’s Show

It’s Gonna Be Adam Schiff’s Show

January 15, 2020

The impeachment managers have been named. Ian and Patrick discuss what they expect as the trial moves to the Senate and offer their takes on the Iowa Democratic presidential debate. Plus Rep. Matt Gaetz's stand on war powers and an unusual pick for Guardian of the Week.

I Find It Insulting and I Find It Demeaning

I Find It Insulting and I Find It Demeaning

January 9, 2020

Sen. Mike Lee's defense of Congressional prerogative sounded a different note for Republicans this week. We also talk about John Bolton's possible testimony, Tribe's Law, and the 2020 Democratic field.

That’s the Dictionary Definition of Idolatry

That’s the Dictionary Definition of Idolatry

December 19, 2019

The impeachment vote is in but the saga is far from over.  Ian coins the phrase "Tribe's Law" to describe what comes next and Patrick takes a dim view of biblical references during the floor debate.

George, Donald, and Barack

George, Donald, and Barack

December 13, 2019

Ian and Patrick discuss the articles of impeachment and key differences from both Clinton's impeachment and calls for George Washington's ouster in 1795.  They also look at a recent Monmouth poll that compared Washington to Trump and Obama.  Plus hot takes on the UK election and thoughts on Nancy Pelosi.

 

 

Just Enough Virtue to Save the Republic

Just Enough Virtue to Save the Republic

December 5, 2019

Ian and Patrick break down this week's Judiciary Committee hearing, discuss a recent poll that shows Republicans preferring Trump over Lincoln, and offer a mea culpa on the Guardian of the Week.

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