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Interview: Daniel Halper Goes Inside Clinton, Inc.

Wednesday, August 13th, 2014 - by Ed Driscoll

“It is the prime function of a really first-rate newspaper to serve as a sort of permanent opposition in politics,” H.L. Mencken once wrote. Of course, that was in the days before journalists decide to retire from reporting the news to become Democrat operatives with bylines, as PJM’s own Glenn Reynolds has dubbed the MSM. […]

Interview: Andrew McCarthy Builds the Case for Obama’s Impeachment

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014 - by Ed Driscoll

The Washington Times reported on Tuesday that: Talk of impeachment was cooked up by a White House desperate for something to rally Democrats ahead of November’s elections, House Speaker John A. Boehner said Tuesday, flatly ruling out any action on the controversial suggestion. “We have no plans to impeach the president. We have no future […]

Audio Interview: Ed Klein on Blood Feud

Sunday, July 20th, 2014 - by Ed Driscoll

Much to the chagrin of the Washington Post, Ed Klein’s Blood Feud is outselling Hillary Clinton’s new memoirs.  Naturally, Klein is elated. “It is a terrific thrill to knock Hillary off the top of the [best-seller] list, I have to tell you. She helped me a lot, because she put out a committee-written book that […]

Interview: Rand Simberg Explains Why Safe Is Not An Option

Thursday, June 5th, 2014 - by Ed Driscoll

Rand Simberg, frequent contributor to PJ Media.com and a former project manager at Rockwell International Corporation, stops by today to discuss his recent book, Safe Is Not An Option: Overcoming The Futile Obsession With Getting Everyone Back Alive That Is Killing Our Expansion Into Space. As Rand explains, the culture of NASA is much more […]

Interview: Amity Shlaes and Artist Paul Rivoche Discuss the New Graphic Novel Edition of The Forgotten Man

Sunday, June 1st, 2014 - by Ed Driscoll

So you’ve written a best-selling book that has cast an event that everyone in America thought they knew into an entirely new light, but you’d still like to get it in the hands of more readers. What do you do? If you’re Amity Shlaes, the author of the 2007 New York Times bestseller The Forgotten […]

Video: The Second Annual Walter Duranty Prize

Thursday, May 15th, 2014 - by Ed Driscoll

Atop this post is the complete show, in chronological order, followed by individual segments spotlighting each presenter, and James Taranto of the Wall Street Journal, who MCed the show and introduced each speaker. First up was Roger L. Simon to to explain the concept of the Duranty Prize, followed by PJM’s Claudia Rosett and Ron […]

Interview: Mallory Factor on Big Tent Conservatism

Saturday, May 10th, 2014 - by Ed Driscoll

“I’m a professor at the Citadel; it’s a military college in South Carolina, which is a very conservative college to begin with.  And my students had no idea what conservatism was.  Some thought it was being religious; others thought it was being a member of the Republican Party; and I can go on from there,” […]

Interview: Charles Murray on The Curmudgeon’s Guide to Getting Ahead

Friday, May 2nd, 2014 - by Ed Driscoll

What is a curmudgeon? “Well, the technical definition is a grumpy old man, and I fit that pretty well,” Charles Murray of the American Enterprise Institute says kiddingly in our latest interview. But curmudgeons of both sexes are people “who are inwardly somewhat grumpy about the sensibility of the world in which their new employees […]

Interview: James Delingpole on The Little Green Book of Eco-Fascism

Sunday, April 20th, 2014 - by Ed Driscoll

“I’m not a scientist and actually given what I’ve seen of scientists in my experiences following the global warming scam, I’m glad I’m not a scientist because a lot of these guys are basically shysters and crooks. They’re not some kind of white-coated elite with a special hotline to the truth. In fact, they’re just […]

Interview: Kathy Shaidle on Confessions of a Failed Slut

Thursday, April 10th, 2014 - by Ed Driscoll

“Push back against the age as hard as it pushes against you,” Flannery O’Connor famously said was her motto, and certainly Kathy Shaidle’s writing lives up to that ideal. As she told me during our new interview, “I grew up in the ‘70s and ‘80s, being born in the ‘60s, and in those days, it […]

Interview: Dave Barry: You Can Date Boys When You’re Forty

Sunday, April 6th, 2014 - by Ed Driscoll

“One day at 4:30 in the afternoon,” Dave Barry writes in his latest book, his 13-year old daughter Sophie, “went into her bathroom, which is pink, and WHOOM!, some kind of massive hormone bomb went off there.” The result has been utter chaos, both for Sophie, and especially for Dave himself, who’s having to deal […]

Interview: Andrew Bostom on Iran’s Final Solution for Israel

Monday, March 31st, 2014 - by Ed Driscoll

“Iran has named a member of the militant group that held 52 Americans hostage in Tehran for 444 days to be its next ambassador to the United Nations,” Bloomberg News reported on Saturday, a reminder that the totalitarian mindset that fueled the Iranian revolution of the late 1970s is still very much a factor in […]

RIP, Andrew Breitbart, the Ultimate Happy Warrior

Saturday, March 1st, 2014 - by Ed Driscoll

Today is the second anniversary of the death of the ultimate happy warrior, Andrew Breitbart. I met and interviewed Andrew on several occasions from 2005 until his death in 2012 at age 43, which was the very definition of the phrase “untimely passing.” That year, shortly after he passed away, I dusted off the cassette […]

Interview: Aaron Clarey Talks Bachelor Pad Economics

Sunday, February 23rd, 2014 - by Ed Driscoll

“Bachelor Pad Economics,” Aaron Clarey tells me about his new book in our latest podcast interview, is focused upon “maximizing your amount of time on this planet to spend on you and leisure and not be slaving away eighty hours at the office and just so you can afford that big mansion in the suburbs […]

Interview: P.J. O’Rourke on The Baby Boom

Wednesday, February 5th, 2014 - by Ed Driscoll

If anybody deserves an interview with PJ Media, it’s certainly P.J. O’Rourke — although as I explained to him before we began rolling, while many of us have been inspired by his writing, our Website’s name of course derives from a scandal involving a very different journalist. O’Rourke has made a career of puncturing the […]

Interview: Fred Siegel on The Revolt Against the Masses

Sunday, February 2nd, 2014 - by Ed Driscoll

In the wake of World War I, there was a “tremendous intellectual upheaval,” Fred Siegel tells me, talking about his new book, The Revolt Against the Masses: How Liberalism Has Undermined the Middle Class. American intellectuals, led by H.L. Mencken, Sinclair Lewis and heavily influenced by H.G. Wells, came to see “the American middle class as […]

How the L-Word Was Won

Sunday, January 19th, 2014 - by Ed Driscoll

In the introduction to his new book, The Revolt Against the Masses: How Liberalism Has Undermined the Middle Class, Fred Siegel of the Manhattan Institute writes: The best short credo of liberalism came from the pen of the once canonical left-wing literary historian Vernon Parrington in the late 1920s. “Rid society of the dictatorship of the […]

Interview: Hugh Hewitt on The Happiest Life

Thursday, January 16th, 2014 - by Ed Driscoll

In order to write his latest book, Hugh Hewitt looked back over his 25-year broadcast career and 10,000 or so interviews to “reverse engineer” the lives of the people who in his estimation “had the happiest demeanor and the most ebullient step and what was it about them that made for the common denominators of […]

Interview: Glenn Reynolds on The New School

Sunday, January 5th, 2014 - by Ed Driscoll

“It’s no secret that existing schools are underperforming,” Glenn Reynolds notes in his latest book, The New School: How The Information Age Will Save American Education From Itself. “We keep putting more money and resources into them, but we keep getting poorly educated students out of them”: In 1983 – three decades ago – the […]

Interview: James Piereson on Camelot and the Cultural Revolution

Sunday, December 8th, 2013 - by Ed Driscoll

“Liberalism entered the 1960s as the vital force in American politics, riding a wave of accomplishment running from the Progressive era through the New Deal and beyond. A handsome young president, John F. Kennedy, had just been elected on the promise to extend the unfinished agenda of reform. Liberalism owned the future, as Orwell might […]