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TRI, Ep. 45: Wars, Upsets and Hurricanes

by Lisa Mathias

Sergio Rodriguera of Sphere Consulting and Tyler Harber from Wilson Research Strategies join Kristen in the studio this week, talking about the troops returning home from Iraq, recent primary results, and extreme weather.

The Right Idea, Ep. 44: Primaries, Controversies, Movements

by Lisa Mathias

Kristen Soltis chats with Mark Blumenthal of pollster.com and Patrick Ruffini from Engage about the latest primaries, the Ground Zero mosque, moveon.org and some big changes for pollster.com and engage (engagedc.com).

TRI Ep. 43: Recovery, Rangel and Writing

by Lisa Mathias

TRI is back from hiatus this week! Kristen chats with Washington Examiner’s Tim Carney and The Weekly Standard’s Matt Continetti, talking about Tim Geithner’s op-ed about the economic recovery, the wikileaks on the war, Rangel and Waters being under fire, and advice to budding writers.

The Right Idea, Ep. 42: Golf, Angry Voters, Brown and Apple

by Lisa Mathias

This week, Kristen chats with Alex Lundry from Target Point and Kevin Madden from Dyke & Associates about the “Golf or Gulf” website, constituents breaking away from Democrats, Scott Brown’s backing of the financial reform bill, the word “liberal,” and the Apple fans.

TRI Ep. 41: Steele, Jobs, Polling (and Pulp Fiction)

by Lisa Mathias

Kristen chats with The Washington Examiner’s JP Freire and Slate’s Chris Beam about GOP Chairman Michael Steele’s recent controversial comments on Afghanistan, as well the latest in unemployment reports and DailyKos’ lawsuit with Research 2000 over polling data.

TRI Ep. 40: Hearings, Spies, and Kill Switches

by Lisa Mathias

TRI gets a bit of a change of pace this week with some new segments. Kristen chats with Rachel Hoff from the Foreign Policy Initiative, and The Winston Group’s own Nicki Kurokawa. Topics include this week’s big stories like Kagan’s hearings, Russian Spies, the Kill Switch Bill, and Summer TV, as well as a new section, Blogger Beat.

TRI Ep. 39: Departures, Borders and Soccer

by Lisa Mathias

Kristen chats with New Media Strategies’ Matt Moon and Engage’s Mindy Finn this week, about recent staff changes in and outside of the White House, border control policies, and why soccer is irrelevant in the US.

TRI Ep. 38: “Mama Grizzlies,” Jobs, and Remakes

by Lisa Mathias

Dave Wasserman of the Cook Political Report and Philip Klein of the American Spectator join Kristen for a discussion about Republican women succeeding in recent primaries, who’s to blame for unemployment numbers, and why original concept movies are rare these days.

TRI Ep.37: Elections, Laffer Curve, and MTV

by Lisa Mathias

The Right Idea is starting a third season with a new look and feel. Kristen talks to The Daily Caller’s Moira Bagley and the Washington Post’s Dave Weigel about what will be on the agenda for the mid-term elections, as well as economics and the Laffer Curve and the MTV Movie Awards.

The Right Idea, Episode 36 – Government 2.0

by Lisa Mathias

The Right Idea, Episode 36: Government 2.0 from The Winston Group on Vimeo.

TRI returns with Mark Drapeau and Meagan Carberry, this time chatting with Kristen about the government’s use of new media and how new media will allow citizen journalism to influence transparency in government.

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