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.
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.
July 12th, 2018 | 35 mins 49 secs
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Is socialism the Tea Party of the Left? With the win of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez over her establishment Democrat opponent, it seems so. We discuss her victory and the rapidly growing socialist group she's a member of, the Democratic Socialists of America.
July 5th, 2018 | 41 mins 3 secs
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Today we're joined by Lori Windham of Becket Law (@BecketLaw), who helps go behind the curtain of June's First Amendment Supreme Court victories, including protecting the religious free speech of Christian cake bakers and pro-life crisis pregnancy centers.
June 28th, 2018 | 47 mins 45 secs
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The swing vote on the Supreme Court, Justice Anthony Kennedy, has decided to resign, providing President Trump with the monumental opportunity to cement a conservative majority on the court. But will the Democrats let it happen? Will Republicans be able to come together to pick a replacement? We explain how the war will play out, and the activists on both sides.
June 21st, 2018 | 45 mins 34 secs
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Dubbed the "for-profit arm of the Obama administration," General Electric has vigorously pursued government subsidies and regulations, and got much of what they wanted from the previous administration. Now, the company has been delisted from the Dow Jones Industrial Average.
June 14th, 2018 | 38 mins 56 secs
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The Supreme Court voted 5-4 in Husted v. A Phillip Randolph Institute to uphold the State of Ohio's procedure for determining how to remove the names of relocated or dead registered voters from electoral rolls, helping ensure fair and accurate elections.
June 7th, 2018 | 44 mins 19 secs
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The Supreme Court ruled 7-2 for Masterpiece Cakeshop against Colorado Civil Rights Commission in the famed case of a Christian baker being sued for refusing to make a custom designed cake for a gay wedding. But will this ruling last? And who is responsible for taking the case this far?
May 31st, 2018 | 35 mins 26 secs
capitalism, corruption, elon musk, free market, labor union, libertarian, politics, space x, spacex, subsidies, tesla, tesla motors, uaw, unions, united auto workers
Elon Musk battles against corrupt unions, but his and Tesla Motors' practices are hardly clean themselves; Musk's businesses are hugely reliant are government subsidies that take from the American people for the benefit of private industry.