Charles Sykes was a contributing editor at the Weekly Standard, the host of the magazine’s Daily Standard podcast, and an NBC/MSNBC contributor. He is an outspoken critic of the Trump Administration and of what he calls the conservative “alternative reality” media.
June 18th, 2019 | 41 mins 22 secs
ben carson, cabinet, chris christie, steve bannon, trump, wilbur ross
Alexander Nazaryan joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss his newly published book: "The Best People: Trump's Cabinet and the Siege on Washington."
June 17th, 2019 | 38 mins 8 secs
a.b. stoddard, congressional republicans, george stephanopoulos, mike pence, north korea, performative wokeness, polls, russia, shutdown
A.B. Stoddard joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss the potential for a government shutdown, the Stephanopoulos interview, Mike Pence's future in 2020, and why President Trump suddenly doesn't believe polls anymore.
June 14th, 2019 | 45 mins 27 secs
conservatism, david french, illiberalism, liberalism
David French from National Review joins host Charlie Sykes to talk about "David Frenchism." What is the future of the conservatism when it comes to classical liberalism or illiberalism? Also, what is "performative wokeness?"
June 13th, 2019 | 36 mins
conservatism, george f. will
George F. Will joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss his new book: "The Conservative Sensibility."
June 12th, 2019 | 35 mins 58 secs
2020, abortion, debt limit, donald trump, elizabeth warren, foreign policy, government shutdown, impeachment, iowa, joe biden, justin amash, kirsten gillibrand, policy, tariffs, wealth tax
Jonathan Allen joins host Charlie Sykes to talk about the lessons of 2016 for Democrats, a look at how the Biden / Trump shadowboxing, what Justin Amash's future may be, and the potential for a government shutdown over the debt limit.
June 11th, 2019 | 41 mins 38 secs
books, brad thor, middle east, novels, politics, thrillers, writing
Brad Thor joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss what it's like writing political thrillers in a thrilling age. He talks about his experience seeing what his characters do in the real world, why he's not going to primary Trump, and the current state of tribalism in conservative politics.
June 10th, 2019 | 42 mins 12 secs
abortion, big tech, hyde amendment, joe biden, josh hawley, mexico, steve bannon, tariffs, trade, trump
Andrew Egger and Jim Swift join host Charlie Sykes to talk about Joe Biden's Hyde amendment struggles, President Trump's tariff threat addiction, and why Sen. Josh Hawley is over the age of Pelagius.
June 7th, 2019 | 35 mins 53 secs
donald trump, flying, nancy pelosi, normandy, sean hannity, tom nichols
Tom Nichols joins host Charlie Sykes to talk about his six rules for flying, Sean Hannity's self-own, and President Trump's Normandy insults.
June 6th, 2019 | 47 mins 15 secs
On today's Bulwark podcast, Peter Wehner from the Ethics and Public Policy Center joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss his new book, "The Death of Politics: How to Heal Our Frayed Republic After Trump."
June 5th, 2019 | 30 mins 12 secs
2020, congress, democrats, impeachment, mueller report, nancy pelosi
David Priess joins host Charlie Sykes to talk about how Congress is handling the Mueller Report's release, their investigation, and the potential for impeachment by the House. Will Pelosi pull the trigger?
June 4th, 2019 | 35 mins 35 secs
2020, biden, boos, buttigieg, climate, delaney, democrats, hickenlooper, howard schultz, impeachment, primary
Gideon Resnick from The Daily Beast joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss the 2020 democratic primary. Whether it's Biden avoiding the boos of California democrats, Mayor Pete offering up a sound byte on Al Franken, or the strategy of impeachment, it has been a busy week. Plus, what the heck happened to Howard Schultz?
June 1st, 2019 | 40 mins 29 secs
censure, donald trump, hearings, impeachment, justin amash, mueller report, tariffs, townhall, trade war, uss john mccain
Bill Kristol and Sarah Longwell join host Charlie Sykes to talk about Justin Amash's town hall meeting, how Congress is abdicating its role on trade, the petty sleight of the White House over the U.S.S. John McCain, and whether the House will consider censure, impeachment, or just hold hearings.
May 31st, 2019 | 31 mins 19 secs
conservatism, donald trump, fiscal responsibility, gop, mark sanford
Mark Sanford joins Charlie Sykes to discuss his break with President Trump, the current state of the GOP and conservatism, and the concern about how pure tribalism is a bad development, even if you don't fear political death.
May 30th, 2019 | 36 mins 42 secs
bill barr, congress, doj, donald trump, mueller report, obstruction of justice
Paul Rosenzweig and Jeffrey Harris join host Charlie Sykes to talk about the end of the Mueller investigation and what Congress should do next.
May 28th, 2019 | 44 mins 42 secs
conservatism, donald trump, journalism, kim jong un, matt lewis, punditry, racism, seb gorka
Matt Lewis joins host Charlie Sykes to talk about racism on the right, and what to do about it, Seb Gorka's strange missive, how Trump has taken politics past the water's edge, and shares advice to aspiring pundits.
May 24th, 2019 | 39 mins 37 secs
abortion, bill barr, conservatism, deep fakes, donald trump, fake news, feud, pelosi, trumpism, white house
Bill Kristol and Sarah Longwell join host Charlie Sykes to talk about the abasement of the White House staff, how Trumpism is percolating out into the conservative movement, the coming scourge of deep fakes, and AG Barr's new plenary power.