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.
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.
May 14th, 2019 | 36 mins 27 secs
antonin scalia, catholicism, donald trump, faith, thomas more
Christopher J. Scalia joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss the new book "On Faith: Lessons from an American Believer" written largely by his father, which he co-edited.
May 13th, 2019 | 30 mins 31 secs
agriculture, china, democratic primary, donald trump, economy, soy beans, trade wars
Ben White and Andrew Egger join host Charlie Sykes to discuss the growing trade war with China, what that means for the economy, and what it might mean in the 2020 Democratic primaries.
May 10th, 2019 | 37 mins 52 secs
2020, democrats, economics, federal reserve, herman cain, monetary policy, steve moore, trade war
Michael Strain joins host Charlie Sykes to talk about the failed candidacies of Steve Moore and Herman Cain to join the board of of the Fed, how the president's trade war is impacting the economy, and how pocketbook issues could play into the 2020 campaign.
May 9th, 2019 | 39 mins 47 secs
bill barr, conservative media, executive privilege, misinformation, mueller report, tax returns, trump
Quinta Jurecic joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss the cycle of disinformation in conservative media, the reaction to the publication of President Trump's tax information, and the use of executive privilege regarding the Mueller Report and how it factors into Bill Barr being held in contempt by Congress.