Keith Urbahn on conservatives and publishing

This week’s edition of Coffee and Markets, has Pejman Yousefzadeh and I talking with Keith Urbahn, former chief of staff to Donald Rumsfeld, to discuss his new PR firm Javelin, which is involved in book publishing from a right-of-center perspective. We discussed the relationship between traditional publishers and the conservative movement, the future of publishing and how he sees his firm playing a role in that future. Listen here.

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Jay Cost on the Politics of Patronage

On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Pejman Yousefzadeh and I are joined by Jay Cost to discuss his book Spoiled Rotten: How the Politics of Patronage Corrupted the Once Noble Democratic Party and now Threatens the American Republic.  We discussed the history of the Democratic party’s patronage system, the state of modern Democratic politics and the implications for 2012 and beyond. Listen here.

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Dr. Larry Rosen: Understanding Our Obsession with Technology and Overcoming Its Hold on Us

This week’s edition of Coffee and Markets features Dr. Larry Rosen author of iDisorder: Understanding Our Obsession with Technology and Overcoming Its Hold on Us. Pejman Yousefzadeh and I talked with Dr. Rosen about his timely and interesting book, how to recognize tech addictions, and how to lessen any unhealthy dependency that we may have on technology. Listen to the podcast. Related articles Is the Obsession with Devices a Sickness? (bits.blogs.nytimes.com) Off the Shelf: In...

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Jonah Goldberg on The Tyranny of Cliches

It was my distinct pleasure to have Jonah Goldberg join Pejman Yousefzadeh and myself for this week’s edition of Coffee and Markets.  We discussed his new book The Tyranny of Cliches: How Liberals Cheat in the War of Ideas, the liberal pretense to being non-ideological – and just how much ideology is found in the use of cliches – and how we might be able to combat this ideological base stealing. Not only is Jonah smart and talented – and really more insightful than he...

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Lessons from a Half-Century of Federal Efforts to Improve America’s Schools

On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Pejman Yousefzadeh and I are joined by Andrew Kelly, to discuss Sticks and the Bully Pulpit: Lessons from a Half-Century of Federal Efforts to Improve America’s Schools.  In the podcast we discuss the federal role in education and ways to move past traditional, and often stale, debating points regarding the federal government’s responsibilities in education policy (what works versus what doesn’t, the constitutionality of federal...

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Lessons from a Half-Century of Federal Efforts to Improve America’s Schools

On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Pejman Yousefzadeh and I are joined by Andrew Kelly, to discuss Sticks and the Bully Pulpit: Lessons from a Half-Century of Federal Efforts to Improve America’s Schools.  In the podcast we discuss the federal role in education and ways to move past traditional, and often stale, debating points regarding the federal government’s responsibilities in education policy (what works versus what doesn’t, the constitutionality of federal...

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