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Steven Hayward brings you the Power Line Blog's perspective on the week's big headlines.

    The Three Whisky Happy Hour, Flight 5

    The Three Whisky Happy Hour, Flight 5

    America’s newspaper of record—which is the Babylon Bee of course—is out with the headline, “Biden Campaign Says He Is So Close to a VP Pick He Can Smell Her.” The Bee really needs to stop scooping the New York Times. In any case, in this episode of the weekend happy hour Lucretia and I survey […]

    • 45 min
    Avoiding “Suicide by University,” with Arthur Milikh

    Avoiding “Suicide by University,” with Arthur Milikh

    I’m starting to come to the view that having K-12 education and colleges and universities shrink because of COVID-19 might be one of the bits of good news arising out of the pandemic. Our universities are the principal source of the noxious ideas that are plaguing the country right now, and decades of conservative attempts to […]

    • 42 min
    The Three Whisky Happy Hour, with Guest Bartender John Yoo

    The Three Whisky Happy Hour, with Guest Bartender John Yoo

    Lucretia and I are already departing from our nascent Islay-Highland-Irish whisky flight format because we have a guest bartender and malt master on with us for this weekend’s episode—John Yoo! John not only knows the deep history of fine Japanese whiskies, but also the Constitution and presidential power. He has a terrific new book coming […]

    • 1 hr 11 min
    The Three Whisky Happy Hour, Flight 3

    The Three Whisky Happy Hour, Flight 3

    The estimable New York Post reports on a clear example of “expert” junk science that purports to prove that “men should limit alcohol to just one drink per day.” This is clearly the first step to full communism, plus an obvious ham-handed attempt to shut down our brand new Three Whisky Happy hour. Lucretia and […]

    • 48 min
    Happy 200th To Us!

    Happy 200th To Us!

    For our 200th podcast, we assembled all four Power Line Beatles, John, Paul, George and Ringo Steve and Scott, to kick around various current topics, including Steve’s own experience with cancel culture, the state of the presidential race, whether the United States might actually break up after this election regardless of who wins, and above […]

    • 52 min
    The Three Whisky Happy Hour, Flight #2

    The Three Whisky Happy Hour, Flight #2

    Steve and “Lucretia” are back with another “Three Whisky Happy Hour” to end the week, dishing out a sweet Irish whisky to go with our idea for the attack ad we hope the Trump campaign will run against the Democrats, a mild American bourbon whisky for the uneven Harper’s magazine statement opposing “cancel culture;” and […]

    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
265 Ratings

265 Ratings

Eirejoyce ,

Essential Insights, Great Writing, Leading Lights

If sanity is what you seek while searching for context and thought leadership in these times, the Powerline crew is essential. Their disciplined output over all these years is a daily reminder of the power and influence of great ideas, written with flair. Congrats from another long-time reader and admirer of all of your work.

Martin Treptow ,

Gonzo

Do more of this Steve, background noise and all! This was stimulating and productive!

Jill457 ,

I want it to be better.

When it’s good, it’s really good, but like anything in this format, it lives or dies by its guests. Unfortunately, “fan favorite Lucretia” is one of the worst. She occasionally makes interesting points, but for the most part, she rambles, interrupts, criticizes, has trouble collecting her thoughts, and takes up way more than her share of air time to not actually say that much.

Without Lucretia: 5/5
With Lucretia: 2/5

Because she’s on so dang often, I’m giving a ver generous 3/5.

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