October 26th, 2020 | 47 mins 22 secs
2020, amy coney barrett, donald trump, elections, joe biden, scotus
With more than 300 cases pending it seems clear that the Supreme Court may play a decisive role in the next election. On this week’s Checks and Balances podcast, Richard Bernstein and Trevor Potter join host Paul Rosenzweig to discuss the Court’s inconsistent jurisprudence and the dangers to its own credibility.
October 19th, 2020 | 44 mins 23 secs
accounting, campaign finance laws, charitable giving, deductions, deutsche bank, donald trump, finances, indictments, insider trading, irs, loans, losses, new york, tax laws, tax returns
J.W. Verret and Miranda Fleischer join host Paul Rosenzweig to talk about the President's tax returns, bank loans, and questionable campaign financing, and whether he might be in legal trouble after he leaves office.
October 12th, 2020 | 49 mins 40 secs
2020 elections, acb, amy coney barrett, nominations, rbg, ruth bader ginsburg, scotus, senate, vacancies
Adam J. White and Jonathan Adler join host Paul Rosenzweig to discuss the Supreme Court vacancy, how the pandemic might impact confirmation, and how the Amy Coney Barrett confirmation might impact the court, the Senate, the election, and beyond.
October 5th, 2020 | 49 mins 22 secs
2020, budgets, covid-19, defense, dhs, donald trump, elections, intelligence community, joe biden, nato, politics, russia, secretary of state, tradition, vladimir putin
John Bellinger and Kenneth Wainstein join to discuss how President Trump's national security decisions have put America, and its reputation, at risk. Plus, what a second term of Trump might look like for American national security.
September 28th, 2020 | 51 mins 12 secs
2020, china, christopher wray, disinformation, donald trump, fbi, joe biden, russia, tpusa
Nina Jankowicz and Cindy Otis join host Paul Rosenzweig to talk about Russia's influence on the 2020 elections, and threats from American disinformation.
September 21st, 2020 | 49 mins
attorney general, bill barr, ethics, intelligence community, president trump, ruth bader ginsburg, william barr
Claire Finkelstein and Donald Ayer join host Paul Rosenzweig to discuss their forthcoming report on the Department of Justice and the Rule of Law, AG Barr's ethics issues, and how President Trump has done damage to the intelligence community.
September 14th, 2020 | 50 mins 22 secs
2020, department of justice, doj, donald trump, durham report, e. jean carroll, elections, joe biden, william barr
Stuart Gerson and Ryan Goodman join host Paul Rosenzweig to discuss the timing and nature of the Durham Report, the policy against DOJ interference in elections, and William Barr's controversial move to have the federal government defend President Trump regarding a decades-old rape allegation by E. Jean Carroll.
September 6th, 2020 | 25 mins 14 secs
2020, disinformation, donald trump, election integrity, elections, facebook, peaceful transitions, vote by mail
On the inaugural episode of Checks & Balances: Threats to This American Election, Bill Kristol joins host Paul Rosenzweig to discuss the greatest threats to election integrity, and why it's important for everyone to make the 2020 election fair, free, and accepted. They also discuss the role of disinformation, nightmare scenarios, and the importance of peaceful transitions of power.