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#97 | Bethany Mandel

Bethany Mandel, a homeschooling mother of six and the author of “Stolen Youth: How Radicals Are Erasing Innocence and Indoctrinating a Generation,” joins this week’s episode of “The Kevin Roberts Show.”

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  • #112 | Charles Mitchell

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    Charles Mitchell is the President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for the Commonwealth Foundation. Charles grew up in the Philadelphia suburbs in a family of railroaders, teachers, and small business owners. He is a graduate of Pennsylvania’s public schools, Bucknell University, the Koch Associate Program, and the Claremont Institute’s Publius Fellowship. Charles first became associated with the Commonwealth Foundation when he was a college newspaper editor under attack for defending free speech. He became a Commonwealth Foundation investor in 2006, joined the staff as Chief Operations Officer in 2010, and became CEO in 2016. During that time, he has been honored with the State Policy Network’s Overton Award and the Heritage Foundation’s Distinguished Intern Alumni Award and recognized as one of City & State Pennsylvania Forty Under 40 Rising Stars.
  • #111 | Clint Bolick

    35:15
    Justice Clint Bolick provides a behind-the-scenes look at life as a State Supreme Court Justice and shares his experiences working with now-Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas. Delve into the role of federalism in the judicial system as Justice Bolick navigates the complexities of the legal landscape. Tune in for intriguing insights into the justice system's inner workings and the impact of judicial decisions. Justice Clint Bolick was appointed to the Arizona Supreme Court in 2016 and in 2018 was retained by the voters for a six-year term. Prior to joining the Court, Justice Bolick litigated constitutional cases in state and federal courts from coast to coast, including the U.S. Supreme Court. Among other positions, he served as Vice President for Litigation at the Goldwater Institute and as Co-founder and Vice President for Litigation at the Institute for Justice. He has litigated in support of school choice, private property rights, freedom of speech, and federalism, and against racial classifications and government subsidies. Justice Bolick received his J.D. from the University of California at Davis, and his Bachelor of Arts degree from Drew University. Justice Bolick has written a dozen books and hundreds of articles. Among his most recent books are Immigration Wars: Forging an American Solution, co-authored with former Florida Governor Jeb Bush; and David’s Hammer: The Case for an Activist Judiciary.
  • #110 | EJ Antoni

    47:27
    The American dream is slipping further out of reach as Bidenomics steers our nation toward not just financial ruin, but total collapse. EJ Antoni joins “The Kevin Roberts Show” to diagnose the economic cancers threatening America’s prosperity and what needs to be done to fix it. Dr. EJ Antoni is a Research Fellow in The Heritage Foundation’s Grover M. Hermann Center for the Federal Budget. His research focuses on fiscal and monetary policy. Antoni’s research has also been featured with numerous think tanks and institutes including the Committee to Unleash Prosperity, where he is a senior fellow. Previously, he was an economist at Texas Public Policy Foundation, an economic consultant for FreedomWorks, and has taught courses ranging from labor economics to money and banking. Antoni holds master’s and doctoral degrees in Economics and frequently speaks at colleges and financial institutions.
  • #109 | Ryan Walters

    37:06
    The entrenched woke elites within our education system aim to dismantle the innocence of our children, erode parental rights, and undermine community authority over schools. Oklahoma State Superintendent Ryan Walters has boldly confronted them—and he's winning. Oklahoma State Superintendent Ryan Walters taught eight years as a high school history teacher in his hometown at McAlester High School. During his time at MHS, Walters taught Advanced Placement courses in World History, U.S. History and U.S. Government. He also taught on-level history classes, special education classes and Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) classes. The Oklahoma State Department of Education named Walters as an Oklahoma Teacher of the Year Finalist in 2016. Previously, Walters was appointed as Secretary of Public Education for the State of Oklahoma by Governor Kevin Stitt in September of 2020 where he oversaw various agencies, boards and commissions, including the State Board of Education, College and University Boards of Regents or Trustees, Office of Educational Quality and Accountability and the State Board of Career and Technology Education.
  • BONUS | The American Case for Taiwan

    10:17
    Why is it important for the United States to protect Taiwan? What can be done to ensure that Taiwan is kept free from the Chinese Communist Party?In this bonus episode, Kevin shares his insight on Taiwan’s indispensability to the U.S. from his trip to Taipei in February 2024.Keeping Taiwan free from the grasp of the Chinese Communist Party is a vital interest of the United States. An attack on the democratic, self-governing island by the People’s Republic of China would gravely threaten the security and prosperity of everyday Americans. This represents just one of the key conclusions reached in the landmark research paper published this month by Heritage Research Fellow Michael Cunningham, The American Case for Taiwan.
  • #108 | Best Of: Living the Good Life

    01:02:51
    What does it mean to live the “Good Life?” This special episode of “The Kevin Roberts Show” explores how we can cherish the timeless values that enrich our lives and communities. Featured Guests: David Bahnsen is the author of Full-Time: Work and the Meaning of Life and serves as the founder, Managing Partner, and Chief Investment Officer of The Bahnsen Group, a national private wealth management firm managing approximately $5 billion in client assets. Timothy P. Carney is a senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, where he works on civil society, family, localism, religion in America, economic competition, and electoral politics. He is concurrently a senior columnist at the Washington Examiner. Brad Wilcox, Ph.D., is Professor of Sociology and Director of the National Marriage Project at the University of Virginia, Future of Freedom Fellow at the Institute for Family Studies, and a nonresident senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute. The author of Get Married: Why Americans Should Defy the Elites, Forge Strong Families and Save Civilization, Wilcox studies marriage, fatherhood, and the impact of strong and stable families on men, women, and children. Baroness Philippa Stroud is co-founder and CEO of ARC, Member of the House of Lords, and Chair of the Social Metrics Commission. Prior to this, she was the CEO of the Legatum Institute and Co-Founder and Chief Executive of the Centre for Social Justice. She served as Special Adviser to The Rt Hon Iain Duncan Smith MP from 2010-15 and to the Prime Minister from 2012. Delano Squires is a Research Fellow in the Richard and Helen DeVos Center for Life, Religion, and Family at The Heritage Foundation. He is also a contributor to Blaze Media who writes about faith, family, and culture as well as BlazeTV’s Fearless with Jason Whitlock podcast.
  • #107 | Victor Riches

    40:42
    Victor Riches is the President and CEO of the Goldwater Institute. Prior to joining the Institute, Victor served as Arizona Governor Doug Ducey’s Deputy Chief of Staff for Policy and Budget, where he was responsible for the formation and passage of all of the Governor’s major policy objectives as well as the state’s budget. While working for the Governor, he developed and passed into law legislation to protect the sharing economy and restrict the power of unelected bureaucrats. Victor also crafted and negotiated Arizona’s first balanced budget in nearly a decade.
  • #106 | Michael Barone

    49:30
    Michael Barone is the senior political analyst for the Washington Examiner, a resident fellow emeritus at the American Enterprise Institute, author of Mental Maps of the Founders, and the longtime co-author of The Almanac of American Politics. The Founding Fathers were men of high intellect, steely integrity, and enormous ambition—but they were not all of one mind. They came from particular places in already diverse colonies, and they all sought their futures in different horizons. Without reliable maps of even nearby terrain, they contributed in different, and sometimes conflicting, ways to the expansion of a young republic on the seaboard edge of a continent of whose vast expanses they were largely ignorant. Mental Maps of the Founders explores the geographic orientation—the mental maps—of six of the Founders. Three were Virginians, who vied to expand their new nation toward different points of the compass.
  • #105 | Building a Culture of Life | Dr. Kevin Roberts

    12:33
    It's time for conservatives to be on offense every single day for the unborn and moms and dads and families in America. In this episode, hear from Dr. Kevin Roberts, president of The Heritage Foundation, as he delivers a powerful message about the fight for life at the 2024 National Pro-Life Summit, hosted by Students for Life of America.