Hold These Truths with Dan Crenshaw

Oct 24 2020 52 mins 3.7k

Congressman Dan Crenshaw joins the world's leading experts for deep and insightful conversations about the most important issues facing us today.

Anarchists, "Storm Troopers" & Aliens: Protecting the Homeland from Antifa's Reign of Chaos, with Chad Wolf, Acting Secretary of Homeland Security
Jul 28 2020 34 mins  
Acting Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security Chad Wolf joins us for an inside look at his department’s operations to enforce and (in the case of Portland, OR) restore the law across America. For weeks, the federal courthouse in Portland has been the target of escalating attacks by anarchists, criminals, and opportunists. Local and state officials have given these radicals free reign to attack the courthouse and federal officers with fireworks, molotov cocktails, high-powered lasers, and more tools of destruction. So how is Homeland Security protecting the courthouse? What's the truth behind the federal officers who Speaker Pelosi calls "storm troopers"? What's the current state of our southern border in the age of pandemic? And with the UFO bombshells coming out of the Pentagon, Dan obviously has to ask what Homeland Security is doing to protect us from aliens. Chad F. Wolf was designated as the Acting Secretary of Homeland Security by President Donald J. Trump and was also confirmed as the first Under Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Office of Strategy, Policy, and Plans (PLCY). Previously, he served as the Acting Under Secretary. As the senior official for PLCY, Mr. Wolf leads the Department’s policymaking process to develop and coordinate strategies and policies that advance the homeland security mission and protect the American public. Follow him on Twitter at @DHS_Wolf.

"A Rising Tide Lifts All Boats": The Economics of Human Flourishing Amidst a Pandemic, with Dr. Russ Roberts
Apr 24 2020 66 mins  
While considerations of health are of the utmost importance during a pandemic, they may not tell the full story. Millions of Americans face increasing economic challenges in the face of COVID-19, and questions are looming as how best to respond. In this episode, Dr. Russ Roberts of the Hoover Institution and Rep. Crenshaw discuss the current economic crisis, as well as past economic struggles. What constitutes human flourishing and truly "living"? Do our usual economic metrics take into account the "intangibles" or rather, those factors which are not traditionally quantified? Which economic policies would make the most sense right now, given the relatively unknown nature of this pandemic? How have long-standing, warped incentives within the healthcare industry contributed to our current supply chain woes? Dr. Roberts answers these questions, as well as a host of others. Dr. Russ Roberts is a Fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution and hosts the weekly podcast EconTalk. He has written extensively, including his latest book Gambling With Other People’s Money: How Perverse Incentives Caused the Financial Crisis, which examines the role that historical bailouts played in fueling the 2008 crisis. He has taught at George Mason University, Washington University in St. Louis, University of Rochester, Stanford University, and UCLA. Dr. Roberts earned his PhD from the University of Chicago and his undergraduate degree in economics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Mobilize and Transition: A Policy to Defeat COVID-19 and Restore America, with Dr. Danielle Allen
Apr 06 2020 48 mins  
A binary choice is often given in the conversations about the right pathway to defeat the coronavirus: we must prioritize lives over the economy or the economy over lives. Political theorist Dr. Danielle Allen joins Dan to describe a third pathway - treating the virus as a major national security threat and aggressively building an infrastructure for fighting and surviving the pandemic. A wartime mentality that shifts our economy to the production of testing capacity and test administration, personal protective equipment, and tools for case identification and contact tracing. Dr. Danielle Allen, James Bryant Conant University Professor at Harvard University, and Director of Harvard’s Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics, is a political theorist who has published broadly in democratic theory, political sociology, and the history of political thought. Widely known for her work on justice and citizenship in both ancient Athens and modern America, Allen is the author of The World of Prometheus: The Politics of Punishing in Democratic Athens (2000), Talking to Strangers: Anxieties of Citizenship since Brown vs. the Board of Education (2004), Why Plato Wrote (2010), Our Declaration: A Reading of the Declaration of Independence in Defense of Equality (2014), Education and Equality (2016), and Cuz: The Life and Times of Michael A. (2017). She is the co-editor of the award-winning Education, Justice, and Democracy (2013, with Rob Reich) and From Voice to Influence: Understanding Citizenship in the Digital Age (2015, with Jennifer Light). She is a former Chair of the Mellon Foundation Board, past Chair of the Pulitzer Prize Board, and a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the American Philosophical Society. Allen is also the principal investigator for the Democratic Knowledge Project, a distributed research and action lab at Harvard University. The Democratic Knowledge Project seeks to identify, strengthen, and disseminate the bodies of knowledge, skills, and capacities that democratic citizens need in order to succeed at operating their democracy.

What Happened This Week - Everything You Need to Know About the Stimulus Bill
Mar 26 2020 48 mins  
This is a special episode of the podcast. No guests this time, just Dan here to give you a very detailed overview of the stimulus bill. Find out what’s in it, what’s not in it, and how the Democrats have been lying through their teeth constantly in a game of petty politics. There is a ton of detail in this episode, so to help you sort through it we’ve included a breakdown of topics: 0:25 - Recap of what Democrats did this week to block passage of the stimulus bill. 3:12 - Why Americans need an economic rescue package and how this is very different from the 2008 bailout. 7:00 - What is really in the stimulus bill. 11:00 - The truth about Democrats claims that by delaying the bill’s passage they got stricter controls on provision of credit to big business. 16:45 - The long list of progressive items that had nothing to do with COVID-19 which the Democrats tried to add to the stimulus bill, like climate change studies and new emission standards for airlines. 19:35 - On the bill that passed the Senate on Wednesday night (almost the same bill which could have been passed last weekend but for the Democrats delays). Details in the bill: 24:53 - Individual tax rebates 27:25 - Expansion of unemployment benefits 30:37 - Small business loans 32:40 - Housing support 33:38 - Support for medical professionals on the front lines 35:30 - Loans to distressed industries 37:14 - Education and student loan relief Frequently asked questions about the bill: 39:00 - Is there really $25 million allocated to give Congress a raise? 39:38 - How does the bill help restaurants? 40:00 - What does the bill do to support airline workers and keep the airline industry afloat? 40:30 - What about the impact on non-profits like the YMCA? 40:47 - Does the bill include funding for PPE, grant CMS authority to reduce unnecessary regulatory burdens, and increase tele-health? 41:25 - Does the bill provide for student loan cancellation? 42:13 - Does it provide relief for health clubs and studios? 42:33 - What kind of stuff did Nancy Pelosi get into the bill that has nothing to do with COVID relief? 43:22 - Is there a loophole for Planned Parenthood to get funding? 43:37 - Will individuals who were injured and unable to work last year be eligible for stimulus? 43:51 - Is there a way for an individual to prove that their finances are substantially less than in the previous tax year, so that they can be considered eligible for the stimulus? 44:38 - Will this bill include Pelosi’s pork? Will there be consideration for the Green New Deal? 45:08 - Why are we bailing out cruise ships that are registered in other countries so they can avoid paying taxes? 45:34 - Are people that own their own businesses eligible for the crisis assistance? 45:45 - How will the assistance be disbursed? Will it be automatically deposited or will they have to apply for it individually? 45:59 - What about adults that don’t report anything to the IRS because their sole income comes from Social Security? 46:08 - Concluding thoughts about the bill and the way forward from here.

5 • 20 Ratings

Derek S Aug 26 2020
While one of the lengthier interviews (possibly the longest on the channel so far) it was by far the best as well. There are times when information is presented that I've heard no where else before and this is one of the few occasions where Rep. Crenshaw seemingly moved towards the speakers comments and away from his views a bit. While I tune in sometimes for a conservative bent, typically I like some back and forth as opposition is often what leads to the truth. Overall the channel is A !

James Aug 26 2020
Many informative guests interviewed and he gives them time to speak.

cmunson Aug 20 2020
What a great interview about energy production in the US.

boatmen33 Jul 01 2020
Amazing podcast! Best source of data for today's issues from a true American Hero.

Janette261 Jun 19 2020
Excellent look at the constitutionality of various things occurring in our country today.

bharv9130 Jun 16 2020
Fantastic discussion and as alway very informative! Thanks for what you do Dan

DrewLyn May 21 2020
Appreciate actually hearing from one of our congressmen

Macbuster May 19 2020
Great podcast lots of good information very down to earth guy.

Mandalore_sd May 18 2020
A great insiggtful podcast by one of America's best up and coming Republican Congressmen. Dan looks at a variety of issues in a deep and thoughtful way from many different angles and through many different lenses including his experience in the middle east with the Navy S.E.A.L.s.

sajit May 17 2020
Balanced and insightful topics

jdub May 14 2020
Informative. Covers actual policy issues and not really just news of the day.

chazely May 08 2020
Always interesting.

[email protected] May 06 2020
I highly recommend the podcast by Dan Crenshaw to everyone, especially if you are from the political left. He gives a good representation of the political right and whether you agree or disagree, he is of high character, and does his best to give accurate information.

ssr May 04 2020
Great podcast, however Dan needs to interview top Dr's from the functional space, as she is unfortunately wholy inadequate to really make overall market suggestions without understanding the whole cash / functional system. She is also unqualified to discuss nutritional requirements as are most std western Dr's.

Breaker May 01 2020
Great informational podcast, love the guests that he has on.

@c.speelman Apr 28 2020
Very genuine and involved. This pod gives America a chance to here the truth straight from the source, not some bullshit news media with a political agenda.

Eric R Apr 22 2020
Great podcast

isroyokay Apr 19 2020
Dan does a great job explaining things logically and digging into the issues

Defenestration58 Apr 16 2020
Great conversations from an insider's perspective. Interesting and informative

BeeKay Apr 14 2020
Dan Crenshaw has deeply held and well reasoned beliefs. What's so refreshing here is he is not afraid to have his positions tested nor is he emotional in the face of criticism. Podcasts like these are badly needed.