Incredibly proud to share my first, but hopefully not last, published essay at National Review. On a list of professional accomplishments, this one ranks high. NR likely has been the most influential publication in my life. I’ve been honored to work on Political Beats with the crew, but to also see my words up on the website is an honor.
Here’s a link to the essay/commentary/review of Steven Hyden’s new book, Twilight of the Gods.
Kevin Madden joined us to talk Wilco.
Ellen Carmichael discussing Dire Straits.
Christian Schneider on Pixies.
At CPAC 2018, I was able to conduct two interviews connected to the Janus v. AFSCME case now before the U.S. Supreme Court:
Here’s Eric Garcia of Roll Call discussing the career of AC/DC.
John J. Miller of National Review talks about The Police.
And Eli Lake of Bloomberg on Steely Dan.
The Republican tax reform bill now being considered in Congress could change the way Illinois parents save for education.
Illinois still is waiting for its first fracking operation, four years after a law opened the door to the practice.
More at Illinois News Network.
Scot and Jeff talk to MSNBC’s Chris Hayes about Beck.
Scot Bertram and Jeff Blehar with guest Jay Cost, author of A Republic No More: Big Government and the Rise of American Corruption, and contributing editor at The Weekly Standard, to discuss The Kinks.
Scot Bertram and Jeff Blehar with guest Dan McLaughlin, contributing columnist at National Review, attorney, and baseball fanatic. Dan’s Musical Pick: Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
Scot Bertram and Jeff Blehar with guest Mark Hemingway, senior writer at The Weekly Standard. Mark’s Musical Pick: The Replacements.