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 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.
May 23rd, 2019 | 41 mins 23 secs
climate change, environment, justin amash, republicans
Jerry Taylor from the Niskanen Center joins host Charlie Sykes to talk about his conversion from climate change skepticism and what Justin Amash's stand might mean for Donald Trump in 2020.
May 22nd, 2019 | 41 mins 30 secs
congress, donald trump, executive authority, impeachment, oversight, treasury
Kim Wehle joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss the court battles over the power of the congressional subpoena.
May 21st, 2019 | 30 mins 52 secs
donald trump, fox news, impeachment, joe biden, justin amash, mitt romney, pete buttigieg
Tim Miller joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss Rep. Justin Amash's bold statement on impeachment, Mitt Romney's cautious approach, how Biden is shining, and Pete Buttigieg's Fox News moment.
May 20th, 2019 | 25 mins 6 secs
books, john bolton, michael flynn, national security council, obama, steve bannon, trump, war, white house
John Gans joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss his new book "White House Warriors: How the National Security Council Transformed the American Way of War"
May 18th, 2019 | 26 mins 12 secs
iran, megacast, middle east, parties, war crimes
A special weekend Megacast with Charlie Sykes, Bill Kristol, and Sarah Longwell with a review of the first months of The Bulwark. Bill analyzes the current U.S. posture towards Iran, do Bolton and Pompeo have a strategy? Plus, a discussion about "jabronis."
May 17th, 2019 | 45 mins 14 secs
2020, abortion, donald trump, rape, torture, war crimes
Mona Charen and Sarah Longwell join host Charlie Sykes to talk about President Trump's record on war crimes, and the efforts of state-level Republicans to change the debate on abortion.
May 16th, 2019 | 38 mins 41 secs
2020, democrats, elections, gop, josh hawley, litmus tests, marco rubio, populism, primary, republicans
James Hohmann joins Charlie Sykes to talk about how Senators Marco Rubio and Josh Hawley are positioning themselves for a post-Trump populist GOP, plus a look at the constantly changing litmus tests facing the ever-growing 2020 Democratic primary field.
May 15th, 2019 | 38 mins 44 secs
conservatism, franklin graham, hypocrisy, liberalism, lindsey graham, max boot
Max Boot joins host Charlie Sykes to talk about hypocrisy in the GOP, from Senator Lindsey Graham to Rev. Franklin Graham.