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Rep. Tom Price Confronts Don Berwick on Rationing

[audio:http://newledger.com/podcasts/TomPriceonBerwick.mp3] Rep. Tom Price (R-Georgia) took the time to chat with us for a brief podcast today regarding his impressions of Don Berwick’s fractious testimony before the House Ways and Means Committee. A physician himself, Price pressed Berwick, the controversial

Coffee and Markets Returns: The Big Market Questions for 2011

[audio: http://newledger.com/podcasts/CoffeeandMarkets011011.mp3] Download Podcast | iTunes | Podcast Feed So, how was your Christmas vacation? Coffee and Markets is back from our holiday offseason to talk about what 2011 will bring, the rise of China, the challenge of microfinance, and

Obama Goes to G-20, Palin Takes on The Fed

[audio: http://newledger.com/podcasts/CoffeeandMarkets111210.mp3] Download Podcast | iTunes | Podcast Feed In today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss Tim Geithner’s trip to the G-20 Summit, and Sarah Palin’s battle with

An In-Depth Look at the Tea Party Movement

[audio: http://newledger.com/podcasts/CoffeeandMarkets111110.mp3] Download Podcast | iTunes | Podcast Feed On today’s Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Anne Sorock of the Sam Adams Alliance to discuss their in-depth study of the Tea Party movement, their

Bernanke, Pelosi, and Obama's New Normal

[audio: http://newledger.com/podcasts/CoffeeandMarkets110810.mp3] Download Podcast | iTunes | Podcast Feed In today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Ben Domenech and Francis Cianfrocca to discuss the the latest Fed actions, Wall Street numbers, earnings report expectations, whether the Democrats are wise to

Ben Bernanke, Paul Ryan, Ron Paul and Obamacare

[audio: http://newledger.com/podcasts/CoffeeandMarkets110510.mp3] Download Podcast | iTunes | Podcast Feed In today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson, Ben Domenech are joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss Bernanke’s latest QE2 moves, the GOP’s opportunity society, and why health care, not

Rick Perry is Fed Up With Washington

[audio: http://newledger.com/podcasts/CoffeeandMarkets110410.mp3] Download Podcast | iTunes | Podcast Feed In today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson, Ben Domenech and Francis Cianfrocca are joined by Texas Governor Rick Perry to talk about his new book Fed Up! – Our

Election 2010 Recap With Melissa Clouthier

[audio: http://newledger.com/podcasts/CoffeeandMarkets110310.mp3] Download Podcast | iTunes | Podcast Feed In today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Liberty Pundits’ Melissa Clouthier to talk about yesterday’s elections, what Republicans will do going forward, and

What Comes Next After Election Day?

[audio: http://www.coffeeandmarkets.com/CoffeeandMarkets110210.mp3] Download Podcast | iTunes | Podcast Feed In today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech discuss what comes next — they are joined by RedState’s Erick Erickson to talk about today’s elections, what Republicans

How Will the Market React to the Elections?

[audio: http://www.coffeeandmarkets.com/CoffeeandMarkets110110.mp3] Download Podcast | iTunes | Podcast Feed In today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss predictions for tomorrow’s election, and how the market might react. We’re brought

Obama's Fiscal Train Wreck

[audio: http://www.coffeeandmarkets.com/CoffeeandMarkets102910.mp3] Download Podcast | iTunes | Podcast Feed In today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss the latest GDP numbers, Obama’s fiscal train wreck, and his views on

Michael Barone: Here Comes the Wave

[audio: http://coffeeandmarkets.com/CoffeeandMarkets102610.mp3] Download Podcast | iTunes | Podcast Feed Apologies for our technical difficulties — about 5,000 of you tried to download this podcast at once, and our server couldn’t handle it. In today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad

Can America Learn From Britain's Budget Cuts?

[audio: http://newledger.com/podcasts/CoffeeandMarkets102510.mp3] Download Podcast | iTunes | Podcast Feed In today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss what America can learn from the austerity measures and big budget cuts

Public Sector Unions Try to Impact November Elections

[audio: http://newledger.com/podcasts/CoffeeandMarkets102210.mp3] Download Podcast | iTunes | Podcast Feed In today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss the the latest Wall Street numbers, China’s move on precious metals, Obama’s

Consumer Confidence Fades and Paul Krugman Goes Nuts

In this week’s edition of Coffee and Markets, featuring The New Ledger’s Francis Cianfrocca, we’re talking about the challenges facing Wall Street, a new survey of consumer sentiment, and Paul Krugman’s call for World War III to rescue us from

Who Needs a Re-Education?

“We have a lot of Re-education to do,” Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said this week. And no wonder — once you’ve started with Rationing and Redistribution, it’s the third R of out-of-control government! Sebelius claims senior citizens

The Mosque and the Clash of Arab Civilizations

How much do America’s confrontations with radical Islam around the world today have anything to do with America, and how much do they have to do with internal struggles within Islam? What if the clash of civilizations is really a

The White House's Joke Transparency

During his presidential campaign, there were few subjects Barack Obama was more unequivocal about than transparency. He committed to bringing the sunlight, and bringing it hard — five days guaranteed for legislation posted online, debates held openly on C-SPAN, online

Get Ready for Donald Berwick to Run Your Health Care

On this week’s Health Care News podcast, Avik Roy, one of the most insightful writers about health care policy today, took the time to discuss with me the White House’s decision to bypass the nomination process of the U.S. Senate

Obamacare Isn't Medicine for Deficit

Avik Roy, a savvy health care analyst in New York City who writes an excellent blog on health policy, took the time to talk with me for The Heartland Institute’s Health Care News podcast about what we learned last week

The Coming War on Bacon

“I had rather be shut up in a very modest cottage with my books, my family and a few old friends, dining on simple bacon, and letting the world roll on as it liked, than to occupy the most splendid

How Donald Berwick Will Run Your Health Care

President Obama’s nomination of Donald Berwick as the head of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is a gathering far less attention than a certain other nominee — but it will be getting more attention in the weeks

CRS Confirms: People Will Avoid the Individual Mandate

Last week I wrote about the certainty that Americans, particularly those younger, healthier Americans who insurance companies need to buy coverage in order to sustain President Obama’s new health care regime, will game the new system of individual mandates, just

Why Obamacare Doesn't Work

My latest Health Care News podcast, brought to you by FreedomPub, is with Merrill Matthews, executive director of the Council for Affordable Health Insurance and a resident scholar at the Institute for Policy Innovation, about his latest column on the

Henry Waxman and the New American Way

One of the dirty little secrets of Capitol Hill is that most politicians – even the ones the horserace-focused media depicts as irredeemably ideologically divided – actually have no coherent driving ideology. The secret is revealed only occasionally. If powerful