Sunday, July 24, 2011

HWX, with Michelle Bernard

The latest edition of the Hinderaker-Ward Experience (HWX) podcast is now up on Ricochet. After a rare and well-deserved break for a couple of weeks, we're back in the saddle and offering up some of that commentary you know and love. Topics include the latest on the Federal debt ceiling negotiations, lessons learned from the Minnesota government shut down, and the headaches of Michele Bachmann.

We're also joined by guest Michelle Bernard of the eponymous Bernard Center for Women, Politics, and Public Policy. She been investigating the new federal bureaucracy getting geared up to fight the scourge of childhood obesity through regulating food related advertising. The fates of the Pillsbury Doughboy and Jolly Green Giant, not to mention the First Amendment, may hang in the balance. Michelle is a spirited interview subject and it was fun to hear her run down these rather depressing developments. (Is there any other type coming out of Washington these days?)

Later, Loons of the Week and a double shot of This Week in Gatekeeping.

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