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The Right Idea, Episode 34 – The “New” DC

by Lisa Mathias

The Right Idea, Episode 34: The “New” DC from The Winston Group on Vimeo.

Ever since Obama became president, DC has quickly become the place to see and be seen. How do three DC residents feel about all the changes? Kristen, Amanda and Allison continue this week’s round of discussions with their opinions on their city’s newfound popularity.

The Right Idea, Episode 33 – Health Care Reform

by Lisa Mathias

The Right Idea, Episode 33: Health Care Reform from The Winston Group on Vimeo.

With Olympia Snowe giving the latest healthcare reform bill the thumbs up, can we really call it bi-partisan? Kristen chats with the Washington Times’ Andrea Carpenter and the Independent Women’s Forum’s Allison Kasic about the lastest in healthcare reform developments, as well as the bigger issue of the U.S. economy.

The Right Idea, Episode 32 – The Intellectual Direction of the Right

by Lisa Mathias

The Right Idea, Episode 32 – The Intellectual Direction of the Right from The Winston Group on Vimeo.

In this week’s 2nd episode, Kristen, Ross and Reihan discuss whether conservative political discourse has fallen by the wayside to allow for more entertainment value. Have we really become “more Glenn Beck and less William F. Buckley”?

The Right Idea, Episode 31 – Middle Class Voters

by Lisa Mathias

The Right Idea, Episode 31 – Middle Class Voters from The Winston Group on Vimeo.

What new strategies will help Republicans connect with Middle America? Kristen chats with the writers of “Grand New Party” – Ross Douthat from The New York Times and Reihan Salam from the New America Foundation – about key issues leaders must address when reaching out to voters.

The Right Idea, Episode 30 – Talking Points

by Lisa Mathias

The Right Idea, Episode 30 – Talking Points from The Winston Group on Vimeo.

“Die quickly”? This week’s second TRI takes a look at Senator Alan Grayson’s controversial comment about the Republican health care plan. Kristen, Chris and Abby look at the repercussions of Grayon’s words and how using the right – or wrong – words can help a candidate raise money.

The Right Idea, Episode 29 – The Olympics

by Lisa Mathias

The Right Idea Episode 29 – The Olympics from The Winston Group on Vimeo.

Comments from left and right – mostly from the right – flew after Obama’s trip to Copenhagen failed to secure a win for Chicago to host the 2016 Olympics. Kristen chats with Abby Alger and The Winston Group’s Chris Anderson about what folks from the right said, what happened in Copenhagen, and possible reasons why Chicago lost the vote.

The Right Idea, Episode 28 – Hollywood Politics

by Lisa Mathias

The Right Idea, Episode 28 – Hollywood Politics from The Winston Group on Vimeo.

Kristen, Rachel and Tommy chat about the rare breed of conservative celebrities – why are there so few of them? And what can the right do gain more support from them? Kristen and our guests also discuss why conservative new media material like blogs and magazines are important.

The Right Idea, Episode 27 – Retaining the Youth Vote

by Lisa Mathias

The Right Idea, Ep. 27 – Retaining the Youth Vote from The Winston Group on Vimeo.

Kristen revisits the topic of young voters this week, chatting with Rachel Hoff from the Young Republican National Federation and Tommy Jardon from College Republican National Committee. They discuss some new numbers about young voters’ support of Obama, and address how congressional campaigns can attract this key group.

The Right Idea, Episode 26 – Political Journalism

by Lisa Mathias

The Right Idea, Episode 26 – Political Journalism from The Winston Group on Vimeo.

Can information be credible if it falls under the guise of entertainment? Is The Colbert Report a viable alternative to the nightly news? Kristen, J.P. and Chris switch gears in our second episode of this week to discuss political journalism, particularly on the blurred lines between fact and opinion, especially when humor is used.

The Right Idea, Episode 25 – Campaigning vs. Governing

by Lisa Mathias

The Right Idea Episode 25 – Campaigning vs. Governing from The Winston Group on Vimeo.

What’s happened since Obama stepped off the campaign trail and sat down in the Oval Office? Kristen talks to J.P. Freire from the Washington Examiner and Chris Beam of Slate magazine about what’s happened so far since the “honeymoon” ended and what to look forward to in 2012.

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