Moment of Truth

11/21/2022

How A President Could Get It Done (feat. Theo Wold)

Season 2, Ep. 85
In Today's episode of "Moment of Truth," Saurabh sits down with Theodore Wold, former Deputy Assistant to President Trump for Domestic Policy and Visiting Fellow at the Claremont Institute's Center for the American Way of Life, to discuss the disastrous state of America's immigration policies, triumphs and tragedies of the conservative legal movement, pitfalls faced by the Trump administration, what the midterms reveal about America's future, and what the next Republican administration must do to succeed where others have failed. Theodore Wold was the Acting-Assistant Attorney General in the Office of Legal Policy at the Department of Justice and Deputy Assistant to the President for Domestic Policy during the Trump Administration. He previously served as Deputy Chief Counsel to United States Senator Mike Lee on the Senate Judiciary Committee. He holds a B.A. from Georgetown University, where he studied government and English; an M. Litt. from the University of St. Andrews, where he studied English literature; and a J.D. from the University of Notre Dame. Mr. Wold clerked at the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit for Judge Janice Rogers Brown and the United States District Court for the District of Puerto Rico for Judge José Antonio Fusté. He has also lectured at the law school of the Universidad of Francisco Marroquín in Guatemala. Mr. Wold was a John Marshall Fellow at the Claremont Institute and a Madison Fellow at Hillsdale College’s Kirby Center.Learn more about Theo Wold's work:https://dc.claremont.org/scholars/?scholar=woldhttps://twitter.com/realtheowold––––––Follow American Moment across Social Media:Twitter – https://twitter.com/AmMomentOrgFacebook – https://www.facebook.com/AmMomentOrgInstagram – https://www.instagram.com/ammomentorg/YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4qmB5DeiFxt53ZPZiW4TcgRumble – https://rumble.com/c/c-695775Check out AmCanon:https://www.americanmoment.org/amcanon/Follow Us on Twitter:Saurabh Sharma – https://twitter.com/ssharmaUSNick Solheim – https://twitter.com/NickSSolheimAmerican Moment's "Moment of Truth" Podcast is recorded at the Conservative Partnership Center in Washington DC, produced by American Moment Studios, and edited by Jake Mercier and Jared Cummings.Subscribe to our Podcast, "Moment of Truth"Apple Podcasts – https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/moment-of-truth/id1555257529Spotify – https://open.spotify.com/show/5ATl0x7nKDX0vVoGrGNhAj
11/14/2022

Once and Future American Greatness (feat. Chris Buskirk)

Season 2, Ep. 84
In Today's episode of "Moment of Truth," Saurabh sits down with Chris Buskirk, Editor and Publisher of American Greatness and co-author of “American Greatness: How Conservatism, Inc. Missed the 2016 Election,” to discuss the rise of Donald Trump, the Trump administration's hiring and firing difficulties in the swamp, what the future of the right looks like, Christian nationalism, and how to restore American Greatness. Chris Buskirk is editor and publisher of American Greatness. He is a contributing opinion writer for The New York Times and has written for The Washington Post, The Spectator, USA Today, The Hill, The New Criterion, and other publications. Buskirk frequently contributes to “PBS Newshour,” NPR, Fox News, and “Hardball with Chris Matthews” and regularly appears on CNN. He is the author of the book, Trump vs. the Leviathan and co-author of American Greatness: How Conservatism, Inc. Missed the 2016 Election and What the D.C. Establishment Needs to Learn. Buskirk is a serial entrepreneur who has built and sold businesses in financial services and digital marketing.Learn more about Chris Buskirk's work:https://amgreatness.com/https://twitter.com/thechrisbuskirkBuy the book "American Greatness: How Conservatism, Inc. Missed the 2016 Election"https://www.conservativebookclub.com/book/american-greatness––––––Follow American Moment across Social Media:Twitter – https://twitter.com/AmMomentOrgFacebook – https://www.facebook.com/AmMomentOrgInstagram – https://www.instagram.com/ammomentorg/YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4qmB5DeiFxt53ZPZiW4TcgRumble – https://rumble.com/c/c-695775Check out AmCanon:https://www.americanmoment.org/amcanon/Follow Us on Twitter:Saurabh Sharma – https://twitter.com/ssharmaUSNick Solheim – https://twitter.com/NickSSolheimAmerican Moment's "Moment of Truth" Podcast is recorded at the Conservative Partnership Center in Washington DC, produced by American Moment Studios, and edited by Jake Mercier and Jared Cummings.Subscribe to our Podcast, "Moment of Truth"Apple Podcasts – https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/moment-of-truth/id1555257529Spotify – https://open.spotify.com/show/5ATl0x7nKDX0vVoGrGNhAj
11/7/2022

20 Years of Main Street Conservatism (feat. Emile Doak)

Season 2, Ep. 83
In Today's episode of "Moment of Truth," Saurabh sits down with Emile Doak, Executive Director of The American Conservative and co-author of "Main Street Conservatism: The Future of the Right," to discuss the history of The American Conservative Magazine, how they've been right from the beginning on hot button issues from the war in Iraq, to gay marriage, to illegal immigration and assimilation, and what's at stake for the future of conservatism and the United States of America writ large.Emile Doak is the executive director of the American Ideas Institute, which publishes The American Conservative. He is a graduate of Georgetown University, where he studied political philosophy and theology, and previously worked in education before returning to the field of his studies. His writing has appeared in First Things, Front Porch Republic, Chronicles: A Magazine of American Culture, and elsewhere. A proud Virginian, Emile and his wife live in the historic district of their hometown, Herndon.Learn more about Emile Doak's work:https://www.theamericanconservative.com/author/edoak/https://twitter.com/eadoakBuy the book "Main Street Conservatism"https://bookshop.org/p/books/main-street-conservatism-the-future-of-the-right-helen-andrews/18554902––––––Follow American Moment across Social Media:Twitter – https://twitter.com/AmMomentOrgFacebook – https://www.facebook.com/AmMomentOrgInstagram – https://www.instagram.com/ammomentorg/YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4qmB5DeiFxt53ZPZiW4TcgRumble – https://rumble.com/c/c-695775Check out AmCanon:https://www.americanmoment.org/amcanon/Follow Us on Twitter:Saurabh Sharma – https://twitter.com/ssharmaUSNick Solheim – https://twitter.com/NickSSolheimAmerican Moment's "Moment of Truth" Podcast is recorded at the Conservative Partnership Center in Washington DC, produced by American Moment Studios, and edited by Jake Mercier and Jared Cummings.Subscribe to our Podcast, "Moment of Truth"Apple Podcasts – https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/moment-of-truth/id1555257529Spotify – https://open.spotify.com/show/5ATl0x7nKDX0vVoGrGNhAj
10/31/2022

Why Russia Fell Flat (feat. Dr. Jon Askonas)

Season 2, Ep. 82
In Today's episode of "Moment of Truth," Saurabh and Nick sit down with Dr. Jon Askonas, Assistant Professor of Politics at Catholic University, to discuss the war in Ukraine, why Russia and the West overestimated Russia's military capabilities, Putin's next move, the future of war, AI, shipping, trade, China, and if that wasn't enough; where the conservative movement went wrong and how to get back on the right track.Jon Askonas is an assistant professor of Politics at the Catholic University of America, where he works on the connections between the republican tradition, technology, and national security. He is currently working on two books: A Muse of Fire: Why the U.S. Military Forgets What It Learns in War, on what happens to wartime innovations when the war is over and The Shot in the Dark: A History of the U.S. Army Asymmetric Warfare Group, the first comprehensive overview of a unit that helped the Army adapt to the post 9/11 era of counterinsurgency and global power competition. His writing has appeared in Russian Analytical Digest, Triple Helix, The New Atlantis, Fare Forward, War on the Rocks, and the Texas National Security Review. Learn more about Dr. Jon Askonas's work:https://politics.catholic.edu/faculty-and-research/faculty-profiles/askonas-jonathan/index.htmlhttps://americancompass.org/the-commons/author/jonathanaskonas/https://www.thenewatlantis.com/authors/jon-askonas––––––Follow American Moment across Social Media:Twitter – https://twitter.com/AmMomentOrgFacebook – https://www.facebook.com/AmMomentOrgInstagram – https://www.instagram.com/ammomentorg/YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4qmB5DeiFxt53ZPZiW4TcgRumble – https://rumble.com/c/c-695775Check out AmCanon:https://www.americanmoment.org/amcanon/Follow Us on Twitter:Saurabh Sharma – https://twitter.com/ssharmaUSNick Solheim – https://twitter.com/NickSSolheimAmerican Moment's "Moment of Truth" Podcast is recorded at the Conservative Partnership Center in Washington DC, produced by American Moment Studios, and edited by Jake Mercier and Jared Cummings.Subscribe to our Podcast, "Moment of Truth"Apple Podcasts – https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/moment-of-truth/id1555257529Spotify – https://open.spotify.com/show/5ATl0x7nKDX0vVoGrGNhAj
10/24/2022

The ESG Warrior of West Virginia (feat. State Treasurer Riley Moore)

Season 2, Ep. 81
In Today's special episode of "Moment of Truth," Saurabh and Nick sit down before a live audience with Riley Moore, State Treasurer of West Virginia, to discuss the pernicious impact of "ESG" banking policies, how state governments can fight back, and how West Virginia is leading the way to defeat woke capital and save American energy.Riley Moore is West Virginia's 25th State Treasurer and was elected in 2020. Born in Morgantown, Treasurer Moore started his career as a welder. He received an undergraduate degree in Government and International Politics from George Mason University and a Master’s Degree in Strategic Security Studies from the National Defense University at Fort McNair. For many years, Treasurer Moore served as a national security advisor to the Foreign Affairs Committee in the U.S. House of Representatives. He also worked as a contractor with the Department of Homeland Security. He most recently worked in the defense and aerospace industry at Textron. He and his wife, Mina, reside in Harpers Ferry with their three children.Learn more about Riley Moore's work:https://mooreforwv.comhttps://wvtreasury.com/About-The-Office/Meet-the-Treasurerhttps://twitter.com/RileyMooreWV––––––Follow American Moment across Social Media:Twitter – https://twitter.com/AmMomentOrgFacebook – https://www.facebook.com/AmMomentOrgInstagram – https://www.instagram.com/ammomentorg/YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4qmB5DeiFxt53ZPZiW4TcgRumble – https://rumble.com/c/c-695775Check out AmCanon:https://www.americanmoment.org/amcanon/Follow Us on Twitter:Saurabh Sharma – https://twitter.com/ssharmaUSNick Solheim – https://twitter.com/NickSSolheimAmerican Moment's "Moment of Truth" Podcast is recorded at the Conservative Partnership Center in Washington DC, produced by American Moment Studios, and edited by Jake Mercier and Jared Cummings.Subscribe to our Podcast, "Moment of Truth"Apple Podcasts – https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/moment-of-truth/id1555257529Spotify – https://open.spotify.com/show/5ATl0x7nKDX0vVoGrGNhAj
10/17/2022

What We Build Over Boomer Infrastructure (feat. Dr. Matthew J. Peterson)

Season 2, Ep. 80
In Today's episode of "Moment of Truth," Nick sits down with Dr. Matthew J. Peterson, Co-Founder of New Founding, President of Firebrand Superpac, and Publisher of RETURN–a publication and community that brings together all those who want to harness technology for the sake of human flourishing, to discuss the origins of America's moral and spiritual rot, why so many 'respected' institutions perpetuate the status quo of decline, and what must be built to defeat woke capital and big tech censorship.Matthew Peterson is cofounder of New Founding. He is Publisher of RETURN—a publication and community that brings together all those who want to harness technology for the sake of human flourishing. Peterson is also President of the Firebrand Super PAC. Peterson founded The American Mind, a publication of The Claremont Institute, which rapidly became influential among select political, tech, and media figures since its start in 2018. He has two decades of experience in digital media, communications, political consulting, and program evaluation arising from a lifelong dedication to shaping hearts and minds to renew America. He lives in Dallas with his wife and four children.Learn more about Matthew Peterson's work:https://newfounding.com/founders/https://americanfirebrand.com/thewar/https://newfounding.podbean.com/https://twitter.com/docmjp––––––Follow American Moment across Social Media:Twitter – https://twitter.com/AmMomentOrgFacebook – https://www.facebook.com/AmMomentOrgInstagram – https://www.instagram.com/ammomentorg/YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4qmB5DeiFxt53ZPZiW4TcgRumble – https://rumble.com/c/c-695775Check out AmCanon:https://www.americanmoment.org/amcanon/Follow Us on Twitter:Saurabh Sharma – https://twitter.com/ssharmaUSNick Solheim – https://twitter.com/NickSSolheimAmerican Moment's "Moment of Truth" Podcast is recorded at the Conservative Partnership Center in Washington DC, produced by American Moment Studios, and edited by Jake Mercier and Jared Cummings.Subscribe to our Podcast, "Moment of Truth"Apple Podcasts – https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/moment-of-truth/id1555257529Spotify – https://open.spotify.com/show/5ATl0x7nKDX0vVoGrGNhAj
10/10/2022

What Clever Lawyering and Candle Power Can Do (feat. Jeff Clark)

Season 2, Ep. 79
In Today's episode of "Moment of Truth," Saurabh and Nick sit down with Jeff Clark, a Senior Fellow at the Center for Renewing America and former Assistant Attorney General at the U.S. Justice Department, to discuss his experience serving in the Bush 43 and Trump 45 administrations, stories of biased politicking within the Department of Justice, his tenuous confirmation process, and what future administrations can do to counter the corrupt influence of both the deep state and administrative state.Jeff Clark is the former President Trump-selected and Senate-confirmed Assistant Attorney General of the Environment & Natural Resources Division of the U.S. Justice Department. From 2020-2021, Jeff was also named and simultaneously served as the former Acting Assistant Attorney General of DOJ’s Civil Division. In this capacity, by the end of 2020, Jeff was responsible for supervising approximately 1,400 lawyers at DOJ. Jeff graduated from Harvard University in 1989 with an A.B. in economics and Russian history, from the University of Delaware in 1993 with an M.A. in urban affairs, and from the Georgetown University Law Center in 1995 with a J.D.Learn more about Jeff Clark's work:https://americarenewing.com/about/https://twitter.com/JeffClarkUSSupport Jeff's Legal Defensehttps://www.givesendgo.com/jeffclark––––––Follow American Moment across Social Media:Twitter – https://twitter.com/AmMomentOrgFacebook – https://www.facebook.com/AmMomentOrgInstagram – https://www.instagram.com/ammomentorg/YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4qmB5DeiFxt53ZPZiW4TcgRumble – https://rumble.com/c/c-695775Check out AmCanon:https://www.americanmoment.org/amcanon/Follow Us on Twitter:Saurabh Sharma – https://twitter.com/ssharmaUSNick Solheim – https://twitter.com/NickSSolheimAmerican Moment's "Moment of Truth" Podcast is recorded at the Conservative Partnership Center in Washington DC, produced by American Moment Studios, and edited by Jake Mercier and Jared Cummings.Subscribe to our Podcast, "Moment of Truth"ACast – https://shows.acast.com/moment-of-truthApple Podcasts – https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/moment-of-truth/id1555257529Spotify – https://open.spotify.com/show/5ATl0x7nKDX0vVoGrGNhAj
10/3/2022

Our Fake Economy (feat. Julius Krein)

Season 2, Ep. 78
In Today's episode of "Moment of Truth," Saurabh sits down with Julius Krein, a former investment banker, DOD contractor, and now Editor of American Affairs Journal, to discuss the various problems with America's political economy, what both Democrats and Republicans are doing about it, and why the Federal Reserve is stuck between a rock and a hard place as it seeks to prop up the US economy, yet again.Julius Krein is the editor of American Affairs, a quarterly journal of policy and political-economy that delves into the deeper sociopolitical, cultural, and economic issues facing America and other Western countries. He previously worked as an investment banker and did contract work for the U.S. Department of Defense. His writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Guardian, and other publications.Learn more about Julius Krein's work:https://americanaffairsjournal.orghttps://www.amacad.org/person/julius-krein––––––Follow American Moment across Social Media:Twitter – https://twitter.com/AmMomentOrgFacebook – https://www.facebook.com/AmMomentOrgInstagram – https://www.instagram.com/ammomentorg/YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4qmB5DeiFxt53ZPZiW4TcgRumble – https://rumble.com/c/c-695775BitChute – https://www.bitchute.com/channel/Xr42d9swu7O9/Gab – https://gab.com/AmMomentOrgCheck out AmCanon:https://www.americanmoment.org/amcanon/Follow Us on Twitter:Saurabh Sharma – https://twitter.com/ssharmaUSNick Solheim – https://twitter.com/NickSSolheimAmerican Moment's "Moment of Truth" Podcast is recorded at the Conservative Partnership Center in Washington DC, produced by American Moment Studios, and edited by Jake Mercier and Jared Cummings.Subscribe to our Podcast, "Moment of Truth"Get our Cancelproof RSS – https://feeds.acast.com/public/shows/moment-of-truthACast – https://shows.acast.com/moment-of-truthApple Podcasts – https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/moment-of-truth/id1555257529Spotify – https://open.spotify.com/show/5ATl0x7nKDX0vVoGrGNhAj
9/26/2022

The Institutions Deserved It (feat. Dr. Yuval Levin)

Season 2, Ep. 77
In Today's episode of "Moment of Truth," Saurabh and Nick sit down with Dr. Yuval Levin, the Director of Social, Cultural, and Constitutional Studies at the American Enterprise Institute and Founder of National Affairs, to discuss the various problems in American life, why the idlic view of 1950s and 60s America is a facade, how our various institutions from Congress to the military have declined, and what must be done to restore them and the nation.Yuval Levin is the director of Social, Cultural, and Constitutional Studies at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), where he also holds the Beth and Ravenel Curry Chair in Public Policy. He is the founder and editor of National Affairs, a senior editor at The New Atlantis, a contributing editor at National Review, and a contributing opinion writer at The New York Times. He is the author of several books on political theory and public policy, most recently “A Time to Build: From Family and Community to Congress and the Campus, How Recommitting to Our Institutions Can Revive the American Dream” (Basic Books, 2020). He holds an MA and PhD from the Committee on Social Thought at the University of Chicago.Learn more about Dr. Yuval Levin's work: https://www.aei.org/profile/yuval-levin/https://nationalaffairs.com/authors/detail/yuval-levin––––––Follow American Moment across Social Media:Twitter – https://twitter.com/AmMomentOrgFacebook – https://www.facebook.com/AmMomentOrgInstagram – https://www.instagram.com/ammomentorg/YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4qmB5DeiFxt53ZPZiW4TcgRumble – https://rumble.com/c/c-695775Check out AmCanon:https://www.americanmoment.org/amcanon/Follow Us on Twitter:Saurabh Sharma – https://twitter.com/ssharmaUSNick Solheim – https://twitter.com/NickSSolheimAmerican Moment's "Moment of Truth" Podcast is recorded at the Conservative Partnership Center in Washington DC, produced by American Moment Studios, and edited by Jake Mercier and Jared Cummings.Subscribe to our Podcast, "Moment of Truth"Get our Cancelproof RSS – https://feeds.acast.com/public/shows/moment-of-truthApple Podcasts – https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/moment-of-truth/id1555257529Spotify – https://open.spotify.com/show/5ATl0x7nKDX0vVoGrGNhAj