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April 26, 2021 41 min
Bill Curtis and Jane Albrecht discuss the insurrection, Trump-ism, and the Biden infrastructure plan with political commentator, Bill Kristol.? William Kristol is Editor-at-Large of The Bulwark. He was a founder of The Weekly Standard, and is a regular guest on leading political commentary shows. Prior to his work at The Weekly Standard, Kristol led the Project for the Republican Future, an organization that helped shape the strategy that produced the 1994 Republican congressional victory. From 1985 to 1993, Kristol served as Chief of Staff to Education Secretary William Bennett in the Reagan Administration and as Chief of Staff to Vice President Dan Quayle in the George H. W. Bush administration. Before coming to Washington, Kristol taught politics at the University of Pennsylvania and Harvard University. Episode Timestamps: 1:45 A path to a Republican party that focuses on governing. 2:24 How we can get to a Republican party we can appreciate. 3:32 Republican tactics 5:04 Republican “Recovery” 7:04 Trump wasn’t always radical 8:41 How it progressed (The Trump Agenda) 11:20 Trump was a Cash Cow 12:27 Break One 12:51 Where we are today 16:57 Bill Kristol “Do Overs” 19:30 How we got here 22:05 The Present Trump Party 25:30 The Loss of Political Integrity 27:45 Break Two 28:40 For Biden or Against Trump? 30:04 The Capitol Storming and Republican Accountability Project 35:57 Changing a Political Party 38:42 Politicians and Governing 40:04 Closing Comments for Part One ---------------------- Learn More: Politics: https://www.curtco.com/meetmeinthemiddle Follow Us on Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/politicsMMITM Hosted by: Bill Curtis and Jane Albrecht Edited and Sound Engineering by: Joey Salvia Theme Music by: Celleste and Eric Dick A CurtCo Media Production https://www.curtco.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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