Walter served in the George W. Bush administration as Special Assistant to the President for Domestic Policy and was vice president for publications and research at the Philanthropy Roundtable. There he edited Philanthropy magazine and also produced donor guidebooks on public policy research, school choice, and assistance to the poor. Walter writes regularly for PhilanthropyDaily.com and previously served as a senior fellow at the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty and as senior editor of the American Enterprise Institute’s flagship publication. A native of Knoxville, Tenn., he is a graduate of Georgetown University.
April 5th, 2021 | 20 mins 18 secs
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In this episode: We’ve discussed H.R. 1 before, see episode 161 with Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshal, and it is important enough to discuss it again. Joining us today is Capital Research Center president Scott Walter to discuss donor disclosure and his testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee Subcommittee on Federal Courts, Oversight, Agency Action, and Federal Rights.
December 11th, 2020 | 19 mins 32 secs
As states finalize their results or find the ballots they misplaced or lost the sticky notes for—looking at you, New York Twenty Two—the debate over election procedures shifts from the concluded 2020 elections to protecting election integrity for the future. And while much heat and light—arguably too much of the former—has focused on voting machine manufacturers, less light has shone on the influencers that exploited the COVID pandemic to fundamentally alter how elections were conducted, often without due consideration of consequences. Joining me today is Capital Research Center president Scott Walter to discuss one of those influencers—the Center for Technology and Civic Life.
November 6th, 2020 | 18 mins 39 secs
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In this episode: “Keep Portland Weird”—that is a common slogan for Oregon’s largest city. But the rest of the country would rather at least one particular weirdness stay in Portland: Antifa, the radical-left extremist faction that has spent most of the summer and fall rioting there. But what is Antifa? Is it an idea, an ideology, or a conventionally understood group? Joining us to explore this question is writer Mark Hemingway, a third-generation Oregonian who conducted an in-depth analysis of Antifa for Real Clear Investigations.
October 18th, 2018 | 9 mins 50 secs
A "tracker" for David Brock's left-wing American Bridge Super PAC was arrested after allegedly assaulting a Republican Party staffer, a new anti-dark money film gets its own funding from shady left-wing donors, and a former Bush administration staffer turned professional leftist tries to go after McDonald's.
October 11th, 2018 | 8 mins 57 secs
George Soros's Open Society Foundations has appointed new leadership which includes a former Democratic congressman and a member of La Raza, the Soros funded "Win Justice PAC" is registering likely Democrats to vote in swing states, and the Pennsylvania Conference of Teamsters is using union dues to try to get its Trump supporting members to vote blue.
October 4th, 2018 | 8 mins 44 secs
A professional leftist harasses Jeff Flake in an elevator over Kavanaugh, three academics sneak absurd fake papers into a number of academic journals for 'grievance studies' (such as women's studies), and after a 5 year battle employees of Gerawan Farming have decertified the United Farm Workers as their union.
September 27th, 2018 | 14 mins 32 secs
Big Labor massively funds the Democrats in the midterms, an Antifa group harasses Senator Ted Cruz, and NEO Philanthropy's "Reproaction" asks users to sign a petition to Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey demanding that the platform censor pro-life content.
September 20th, 2018 | 9 mins 47 secs
NPR disallows the pro-life film Gosnell from advertising on their station, The SEIU's Fight for $15 minimum wage campaign strikes against McDonald's as the SEIU tries to unionize the fast food chain, and NEO Philanthropy's crazy "shout your abortion" campaign (it's exactly what it sounds like) melts down.
September 6th, 2018 | 43 mins 23 secs
Should the death penalty stick around, or is it time for it to go? And who are the groups fighting on each side of this issue?
August 30th, 2018 | 48 mins 41 secs
Google, Facebook, and twitter have been regularly criticized for censoring conservative speech, and now the President has entered the ring condemning the companies. What's going on here?
August 23rd, 2018 | 44 mins 11 secs
As students return to campus for the Fall semester, what fights can we expect in this campus culture war this year? And how did free speech on campus get so marginalized to begin with?
August 16th, 2018 | 45 mins 22 secs
Eric Holder and his National Democratic Redistricting Committee are planing to use the next census to gerrymander in the Democrats' favor, potentially changing the future of American politics. Hayden Ludwig fills in for Scott Walter.
August 9th, 2018 | 36 mins 42 secs
P.E.T.A., People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, is one of the most extremist left-wing groups you can find. Don't know why? Get ready to hear some crazy stories.
August 2nd, 2018 | 37 mins 26 secs
Today we're joined by Bryan Bernys of the Leadership Institute to discuss one of the ways the Left keeps control of college campuses; mandatory student fees used to fund left-wing groups.
July 26th, 2018 | 37 mins 9 secs
Despite repeated media claims to the contrary, it's a myth that the right spends more on politics than the left. We've done the research to prove it. Today we're joined by Michael Hartmann of the Capital Research Center to review the results of our studies.
July 19th, 2018 | 45 mins 48 secs
Today we're joined by Luke Wachob of the Institute for Free Speech to discuss the battle to protect anonymous political speech. This week the Treasury Department announced a victory that helps protect anonymity in IRS reporting, in an example of how small regulation changes can hugely protect freedom.