WSJ Opinion: Potomac Watch
By Paul Gigot, The Wall Street Journal
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From the award-winning opinion pages of The Wall Street Journal, Paul Gigot and Kim Strassel discuss the latest political and government news from Washington. Get the critical perspective and analysis you need on developments out of the nation's capital.
||Donald Trump's First Year||Bill McGurn, Dan Henninger and Paul Gigot on Trump's first year.||1/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Government Shutdown Politics||Kim Strassel, Dan Henninger and Paul Gigot on government shutdown politics and prospects for an immigration deal.||1/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Immigration Talks and Dow 26,000||Kim Strassel and Paul Gigot on immigration talks and Dow 26,000.||1/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||The Immigration Deal||Strassel, Finley and McGurn on the immigration deal and the latest out of the Trump-Russia investigation.||1/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||The Fusion GPS Transcript||Kim Strassel, Bill McGurn and Paul Gigot on a possible immigration deal and the Fusion GPS transcript.||1/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||The Michael Wolff Fallout||Finley, Strassel and Gigot on Trump's trade politics and the Michael Wolff fallout.||1/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||The Trump-Bannon Divorce||Bill McGurn, Dan Henninger and Paul Gigot on the implications of the Trump-Bannon divorce.||1/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Trump's Response to the Iran Protests||Kim Strassel, Bill McGurn and Paul Gigot on Trump's response to the Iran protests, plus how Orrin Hatch's retirement could change the Senate.||1/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||The 2018 Trump-Congress Agenda||Kim Strassel, Dan Henninger and Paul Gigot on the 2018 Trump-Congress agenda.||1/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Donald Trump's First Year||Kim Strassel, Dan Henninger and Paul Gigot on Trump's first year and some portents of 2018.||12/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Congress's Year||Kate Bachelder, Kim Strassel and Paul Gigot on Congress's year.||12/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||How Tax Reform Made It Through Congress||Bachelder, Strassel and Gigot on how tax reform made it through Congress.||12/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||The Tax Reform Bill's Economic and Political Fallout||Strassel, Henninger and Gigot on the economic and political fallout from the tax reform bill.||12/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||The Final Tax Reform Bill||Kim Strassel, Kate Bachelder and Paul Gigot on the final tax reform bill.||12/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||The Democratic Senate Victory in Alabama||The Democratic Senate victory in Alabama and what it means for tax reform and 2018.||12/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Kirsten Gillibrand Vs. Trump on Sexual Harassment||Kirsten Gillibrand vs. Trump on sexual harassment, and a second special counsel on Russia?||12/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Al Franken and Roy Moore; The Accelerating U.S. Economy||Kim Strassel, Bill McGurn and Paul Gigot on Al Franken and Roy Moore, and the accelerating U.S. economy.||12/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||The Clash Between Congress and the FBI||Bill McGurn and Kim Strassel on the clash between Congress and the FBI.||12/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Republicans and Roy Moore; Mueller's Russia Probe||Kim Strassel, Bill McGurn and Paul Gigot on Republicans and Roy Moore, and Robert Mueller's Russia probe.||12/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Michael Flynn's Plea Deal; The Senate Tax Bill||Kim Strassel, Dan Henninger and Paul Gigot on Michael Flynn's plea deal and the Senate tax bill.||12/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Great content, but Paul needs to speak louder. He's difficult to hear most of the time.
As uninspired as you'd expect
I was looking for a decent conservative political podcast to counter some of the more liberal political news podcast that I habitually listen to (the young Turks) and I had a friend recommend this one to me. Sadly, this is every bit as conservative as I'd thought it would be and as droll and uninspired as I expected. I decided to listen to this podcast in the hopes that Fox News was a bad snap shot of the average conservative. Yet throughout the episodes I've listened to, it seems that your show is very much out of touch with anyone but conservative listeners.
You have a unique opportunity as a podcast to say what you want to oppose ignorance. You can still be conservative and call out the bad things that conservative politicians do and give credit to more liberal politicians. However, it seems that you often choose to play the pandering game. A more recent example was how you attack the president on his emotional response to the Paris attacks and push the conservative rhetoric that he somehow didn't care that the attacks happened. I think that anyone that can draw the conclusion that the POTUS doesn't care about the slaughter of innocent people in any country, let alone one of our closest allies, doesn't merit my attention or my viewership.
I'd hoped for more. I legitimately would like to hear a conservative point of view that doesn't pander to the pettiness of the base or the most ignorant of the base. I suppose I shall have to continue looking. This podcast was exactly what I expected it to be: a big disappointment.
Well produced but biased and one sided.
I much prefer the npr politics podcast or left, right and center for a balanced view.
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