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PJM Political: Apocalypse Vuvuzela

June 26th, 2010 - 4:39 pm

If you missed it on Sirius-XM today, join host Steve Green of VodkaPundit.com for a look at Washington and beyond:

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Mistah Cronkite, He Dead

June 19th, 2010 - 2:07 pm

If you missed the latest edition of PJM Political on Sirius-XM this weekend, click here to join host Steve Green of VodkaPundit.com for a look at Washington and beyond, featuring Steve’s guests:

  • Roger L. Simon, Michael Ledeen, and Avi Davis of the American Freedom Alliance, on last weeks’ AFA-sponsored conference. “Is the (Real) News Dead?”, on the state of old and new media at Pepperdine University last weekend in Malibu, CA.
  • Ed Driscoll interviews Scott Baker of the B-Cast, the pioneering hour-long nightly Blogosphere video newscast, now at its new, solo URL about the recent videos involving White House correspondent Helen Thomas and Rep. Robert Etheridge. (This interview was heavily edited for time; watch for an extended version shortly.)
  • Glenn Reynolds interviews Mickey Kaus, pioneering blogger with Kausfiles.com, Bloggingheads.tv, Salon and the Huffington Post, about what he learned after his abortive run against Barbara Boxer earlier this month in the California primary for the Democratic Senate nomination. (For our earlier interview with Kaus on the eve of the CA primaries, click here.)
  • Produced by your humble Blogospheric narrator.

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Life’s the Same; I’m Moving in Stereo

June 12th, 2010 - 11:47 am

It’s back to back Radio Free Ed this weekend, as the latest PJM Political, featuring my interview with James Glassman of Tech Central Station and Ideas in Action on PBS is now online. And don’t miss the latest edition of Jimmie Bise’s The Delivery show, where I stopped by last week, along with PJM Political host and friendly neighborhood Vodkapundit, Steve Green.

In the Clearing Stands the Anti-Boxer

June 5th, 2010 - 2:01 pm

If you missed it on Sirius-XM today, the latest edition of PJM Political is now online, featuring my interview with Mickey Kaus on his nascent Democratic Senatorial campaign — and much more:

Join host Steve Green of VodkaPundit.com for a look at Washington and beyond:

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If you missed the big show on Sirius-XM’s POTUS channel this week, click here to join host Steve Green of VodkaPundit.com for a look at Washington and beyond:

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An Army of One

May 27th, 2010 - 1:45 pm

Just had a great interview with Zev Chafets, author of the new book of Rush Limbaugh: An Army of One, published by Sentinel Books and available from Amazon.com and your local bookseller. Look for it here on this week’s edition of PJM Political, coming Saturday.

In the meantime,  it’s worth noting that, like the rest of us, apparently the ombudsman of the Washington Post can’t be bothered to read Newsweek — even though the magazine is owned by the Post. And that as always, the role of the ombudsman at the modern newspaper is to provide cheat-and-retreat cover after it moves even further to the left than usual to cover a political story and retreats to the putative center, at least for a moment.

On this week’s big show:

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If you missed the latest edition of PJM Political on Sirius-XM’s POTUS channel this weekend, click here to join host Steve Green of VodkaPundit.com for a look at Washington and beyond:

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If you missed this week’s edition of PJM Political on Sirius-XM’s POTUS channel, then click here to join host Steve Green of VodkaPundit.com for a look at The Big Week That Was:

  • Ed Driscoll interviews Jennifer Rubin from Commentary magazine on would-be Times Square bomber Faisal Shahzad, and President Obama’s on-again/off-again love of media diversity.
  • Steve talks with James Lileks on the now-infamous Kinsley-esque gaffe regarding Shahzad by MSNBC’s Contessa Brewer.
  • PJTV.com’s Allen Barton interviews Terry Jones of Investor’s Business Daily, and Yaron Brook of the Ayn Rand Institute on Goldman Sachs’ Week from Hell.
  • From PJTV’s Poliwood, Roger L. Simon and fellow Academy Award-nominated screenwriter Lionel Chetwynd on the death threats against TV’s South Park, and Comedy Central’s feckless and hypocritical response.
  • Plus Roger Simon, the Ultimate Blue State California Guy, attends his first NASCAR race, where he interviews Texas Gov. Rick Perry about his presidential aspirations.
  • Produced by your humble Blogospheric narrator.

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While I was in New York at the start of the week, I dropped by the offices of the Manhattan Institute (right next to Grand Central Station) to speak with Brian Anderson, the executive editor of City Journal magazine. We discussed Comedy Central caving to Islamofascist censorship of South Park, his 2005 book South Park Conservatives (which I was very happy to have been mentioned in), and California’s economic meltdown.

Also on this week’s show:

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Click here to join host Steve Green of VodkaPundit.com for the newest edition of Pajamas’ weekly Sirius-XM radio show:

  • Ed Driscoll interviews Instapundit Glenn Reynolds on former President Clinton’s recent comparisons between the Tea Parties and Timothy McVeigh’s bombing of the Oklahoma Federal Building 15 years ago.
  • Tucker Carlson, formerly of CNN and MSNBC (not to mention Dancing with the Stars), sells the April 15th DC Tea Party on his sprawling new Daily Caller e-zine.
  • Tony Blankley of the Washington Times and Terry Jones of Investor’s Business Daily on the uneasy coexistence between the GOP and the Tea Parties (and vice-versa).
  • For a such a self-styled high tech progressive, Hollywood superstar director James Cameron is remarkably anti-progress and anti-technology. Pajamas CEO Roger L. Simon and fellow Academy Award-nominated screenwriter Lionel Chetwynd explore why.
  • Steve’s weekly five questions for James Lileks, who was on his way to conspire with Dark Lord of the Sith, Karl Rove.
  • Produced by your friendly neighborhood blogger man.

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PJM Political: Of Tea Parties and Tea Leaves

April 17th, 2010 - 12:35 pm

Join host Steve Green of VodkaPundit.com as he reports live on location from the April 15th Tucson Tea Party, plus:

  • Taken from his weekly Instavision show on PJTV.com, Glenn Reynolds interviews Byron York, chief political correspondent of the Washington Examiner, on RNC Chairman Michael Steele putting the party back into the Grand Old Party.
  • Ed Driscoll (hey, that’s me!) interviews Elizabeth Crum, inveterate Twitter user, the editor of Nevada News Bureau.com and a political analyst for KTNV Channel 13, the ABC affiliate in Las Vegas. They’ll discuss the two big Senate races in Nevada this year: Republican John Ensign, who’s in the midst of an ethics investigation, and Democrat Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, whose poll numbers are currently somewhere south of Jimmy Hoffa.
  • James Lileks on the on the death of Polish President Lech Kaczynski in a tragic plane crash in Russia.
  • PJTV’s Brandi Milloy speaks with Michael Barone of the Washington Examiner on the fall races.
  • Steve checks in on location, in a segment recorded live at the April 15th Tucson AZ Tea Party, where he’s joined by PJTV’s Stephen Kruiser, and pundit and radio host, James T. Harris.
  • Produced by your humble Blogospheric narrator.

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PJM Political: ObamaCare, In Context

April 10th, 2010 - 12:37 pm

Not to mention namedropping the man, the myth, the Keystone State legend: Harris Wofford?!

If you missed this week’s edition of PJM Political on Sirius-XM’s POTUS channel, click here to join host Steve Green of VodkaPundit.com and a troika of DC insiders, for everything you ever wanted to know about ObamaCare, and more:

  • Richard Pollack, PJ Media’s DC Editor interviews former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich on topics ranging from ObamaCare, to offshore drilling to student loans. (Click here to watch on PJTV.)
  • Ed Driscoll interviews Tevi Troy, former deputy secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services from 2007 to 2009 on the history of healthcare from the late 1980s and former senator Harris Wofford, through President Bush’s Medicare Prescription Drugs plan and President Obama’s new healthcare plan.  (For much more on this topic, read Troy’s article in the April issue of Commentary, “Health Care: A Two-Decade Blunder.”)
  • Taken from his weekly Instavision show on PJTV, Glenn Reynolds interviews Randy Barnett, the Carmack Waterhouse Professor of Legal Theory at the Georgetown University Law Center on the constitutionality of ObamaCare.
  • James Lileks on the incident involving a Qatari diplomat onboard a United Airlines flight from DC to Denver.  (Note: this interview was taped before the allegations surfaced on Friday that the stickiest of the icky may have played a role in the incident.)
  • Produced your humble Blogospheric sherpa.

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Now online, if you missed it on Sirius-XM’s POTUS channel. The big show features my interviews with Steve Green, Glenn Reynolds, and Dr. Helen:

Join host Steve Green of VodkaPundit.com for a snapshot of Washington, and beyond:

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A Double Dose Of Theodore Dalrymple

March 28th, 2010 - 5:31 am

Apparently, it’s Theodore Dalrymple day on the Pajamas homepage. In addition to the full-length version of my audio interview with Dalrymple for the PJM Political show, Bernard Chapin has a lengthy print interview with the good doctor about his latest book, The New Vichy Syndrome: Why European Intellectuals Surrender to Barbarism.

If you missed it on Sirius-XM, the latest edition of PJM Political is now online:

Join host Steve Green of VodkaPundit.com for a snapshot of Washington, Hollywood, and beyond:

  • PJM Political producer Ed Driscoll speaks with Adam Baldwin. Baldwin is the the co-star of NBC’s Chuck TV series, Stanley Kubrick’s classic 1987 film Full Metal Jacket, frequent Big Hollywood contributor, and daily Twitter user.
  • Theodore Dalrymple stops by to discuss his latest book, The New Vichy Syndrome: Why European Intellectuals Surrender to Barbarism. Dalrymple, a prolific British journalist much beloved by American conservatives and libertarians, is a scholar with the Manhattan Institute, and frequently contributes to their quarterly magazine, City Journal.
  • Jonathan Tobin, executive editor of Commentary magazine, discusses his article in the March issue, titled “Smearing Theodore Roosevelt.” For a president carved into Mount Rushmore, Teddy Roosevelt’s reputation has certainly come under quite a bit of fire recently, from both the left and the right. Tobin will explain why all of the historical revisionism regarding TR’s record is occurring.
  • Taken from PJTV’s Poliwood, PJ Media’s CEO Roger L. Simon is joined by fellow Academy Award-nominated screenwriter Lionel Chetwynd, to explore the new “history” TV series that Oliver Stone will be producing for Showtime. Blue Horseshoe goes back and to the left, back and to the left, to further process history through the Play Doh Fun Factory of historical revisionism.
  • Produced by your humble and still vacationing Blogospheric narrator, who will resume fulltime blogging duties on Tuesday.

Click here to listen to the whole show.  Or, for individual interviews, my conversations with Adam Baldwin and Theodore Dalrymple were both edited to fit the show’s running time on Sirius-XM. Click here for my interview with Adam Baldwin, and click here for my interview with Theodore Dalrymple.

If you missed it on Sirius-XM this weekend, the latest edition of PJM Political is now online:

Join host Steve Green of VodkaPundit.com for a snapshot of Washington and beyond:

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Join host Steve Green of VodkaPundit.com for a snapshot of Washington and beyond:

  • Recorded live at CPAC 2010:

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On the big show this week:

Join host Steve Green of VodkaPundit.com for a snapshot of Washington and beyond:

  • Richard Pollack, PJTV.com’s Washington Bureau Chief interviews Senator Jim Inhofe, Republican from Oklahoma, and why he’s calling for an investigation of former Vice President Al Gore, in the wake of the scandal that’s been dubbed Climategate.
  • A look back at last week’s CPAC conference, the annual Conservative Political Action Conference held in Washington DC, starting with Dana Loesch of PJTV.com and her St. Louis-based talk radio show (and note that St. Louis is celebrating the one year anniversary of its first Tea Party today, as Dana notes on her blog). Dana has interviews recorded live at CPAC with a few names whom you may have heard of:
  • Then we turn the tables, and the microphones on Dana, so that Glenn Reynolds can interview her, as part of his Instavision series on PJTV.com.
  • In the final segment of this week’s show, PJM Political producer Ed Driscoll (hey, that’s me!) interviews Jennifer Rubin of Commentary magazine’s contentions blog about this past Thursday’s so-called summit meeting between President Obama and the Republicans, as part of the president’s latest efforts to move his heretofore stalled healthcare proposal forward. Featuring soundbites of John McCain, Lamar Alexander, President Obama, and a race card-dealing Sen. Tom Harkin (D-IA) in action.

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It took a while for our suits to finish talking to their suits and vice versa — and DC wearing snowsuits for much of February didn’t speed the process! But PJM Political returns to the POTUS (Politics of the United States) channel on Sirius-XM this weekend. (Channel #110 on Sirius, #130 on XM.) Tune in to our usual timeslots on Saturday at 6:00 am, 12:00 pm, 6:00 pm, and Sunday at midnight. (All times eastern.)

Otherwise, click here to listen to this week’s show.

Watch for original content for PJM Political to reappear in the coming weeks. In the meantime, join host Stephen Green of Vodkapundit.com for a best-of compilation of recent interviews from PJTV:

  • Roger L. Simon interviews Michael Oren, the Israeli ambassador to the US, who will discuss how close Iran is to having nuclear weapons – and what, if anything can be done in the time left to stop them.
  • Recorded during the Tea Party Convention earlier this month in Nashville Tennessee, Glenn Reynolds talks with John Avlon, former speechwriter for Mayor Rudolph Giuliani, and the author of the new book Wingnuts: How the Lunatic Fringe Is Hijacking America. Avlon takes no prisoners as he deflates the birthers, the truthers, and the wingnuts on both sides of the aisle. (Watch interview here.)
  • Taken from another segment from Glenn’s Instavision series on PJTV.com, as Glenn talks with Michael Barone. Barone, the veteran columnist with the Washington Examiner, and the author of The Almanac of American Politics, explores how Scott Brown won in Massachusetts, and how he’ll impact the Senate.
  • We end our return to the POTUS channel this week with a segment from PJTV.com’s weekly Poliwood show, co-hosted by Pajamas CEO Roger L. Simon and fellow Academy Award-nominated screenwriter Lionel Chetwynd. Roger and Lionel interview the legendary film director, and Roger’s longtime writing partner, Paul Mazursky.
  • Produced by your humble navigator through the uncharted dihydrogen monoxide of the Blogosphere.

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If you missed any recent edition of PJM Political, click here and scroll through for hours of audio archives. And tune in to PJ Media’s PJTV.com for extensive video coverage of CPAC 2010 this weekend, and more from the National Tea Party Convention in Nashville earlier this month. Plus news and opinion throughout the week.