Past Speakers

Damien Schiff

Ronald Reagan famously said that the nine scariest words in the English language are "I'm from the government, and I'm here to help." There is much truth behind this wry humor. Government bureaucrats wield enormous power to take private property, or to encumber it in ways that make it effectively unusable. But what can a private citizen do against the awesome power of government? Damien Schiff, Senior Attorney at the Pacific Legal Foundation, has an answer. Mr. Schiff defends families against government infringement of landowner rights. He focuses on private property rights, especially environmental and land-use issues.

Senior attorney at the Pacific Legal Foundation.

Damien Schiff

June 11, 2019

In Defense of Property Rights: Protecting Private Citizens Against Government Overreach

Marc Morano

If you listen to liberals, you might think the Earth is constantly on the verge of destruction - and the only way to stop it is to give government more control over your life. Elite liberals are only too happy to sacrifice YOUR lifestyle choices to prevent the disaster on the horizon. And the threat has inexplicably evolved over the past several decades: remember nuclear winter, or global warming? Every time the data doesn't fit the desired conclusion, the rules of the game change. Marc Morano, founder of climatedepot.com, has done phenomenal work exposing the fraud. He is a prominent skeptic of the modern dogma that mankind (and especially the US) is making choices that are causing the climate to change. He is the author of The Politically Incorrect Guide to Climate Change. Come see him live and in person, and learn how you can help defend liberty against the hoax known as Climate Change.

Former Republican political aide who founded and runs the website ClimateDepot.com. ClimateDepot is a project of the Committee for a Constructive Tomorrow, a non-profit organization based in Washington, D.C.

Marc Morano

May 14, 2019

Climate Hustle: Debunking the Climate Change Hoax

Robert Sirico

Father Robert Sirico is the founder of the Acton Institute for the Study of Religion and Liberty. In his popular book, Defending the Free Market: The Moral Case for a Free Economy, Rev. Sirico shows how a free economy is not only the best way to meet society's material needs but also the surest protection of human dignity against government encroachment. Animated by a strong sense of social justice, he began a well-intentioned but ill-conceived career in leftist activism until a serious grappling with the principles of economics (and reality) led him to reevaluate his commitments, and discover the moral foundation of a flourishing society.

An American Roman Catholic priest, and the founder of the Acton Institute for the Study of Religion and Liberty of Grand Rapids, Michigan. He is a political, religious, and cultural commentator.

Robert Sirico

April 9, 2019

Defending the Free Market: The Moral Case for a Free Economy

Rob Long

Award-winning Hollywood writer / producer Rob Long says that if conservatives would stop complaining and refocus their energy, they could own the culture and take it back from liberals!

An American writer and television producer in Hollywood. As a screenwriter and executive producer for the long-running television program Cheers, he received Emmy and Golden Globe nominations in 1992 and 1993.

Rob Long

March 12, 2019

Stop Whining and Start Rolling! How Conservatives Could Own the Culture If They'd Just Stop Complaining About It

Dennis Prager

Dennis Prager discusses some of his favorite themes, explaining how bigger Government - of the sort advocated by so many on the Left today - leads to smaller citizens.

Nationally syndicated conservative radio talk show host and writer. Founder, Prager University.

Dennis Prager

February 12, 2019

The Bigger the Government, the Smaller the Citizen

Pete Peterson

Pete Peterson, Dean of Pepperdine University's School of Public Policy, is a leader of a growing "Viewpoint Diversity" movement that seeks to restore balance to college campuses. He shares his ideas on how “sanity” may soon be back on the syllabus.

Dean, Pepperdine University School of Public Policy

Pete Peterson

January 8, 2019

US Colleges: Irredeemably Leftist... Or Is There Hope?

Andrew Klavan

Andrew shares his insights into the midterm elections, and helps us understand: what just happened??

Author, screenplay writer, podcaster

Andrew Klavan

December 11, 2018

The Midterms: What the Heck Just Happened??

David French

National Review senior writer David French explains how the First Amendment can protect us from the intolerant society the Left is trying to create.

Senior writer for National Review, senior fellow at the National Review Institute, and veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

David French

November 13, 2018

The Threat of Intolerance

Dan Bongino

Former Secret Service agent and bestselling author Dan Bongino tells us about Spygage, arguably the biggest political scandal in American history.

Former Secret Service agent, bestselling author, podcast host

Dan Bongino

October 22, 2018

Spygate: The Biggest Scandal in American History

Reihan Salam

National Review executive editor Reihan Salam asks: will the America of the future be peaceful and united, or will it be filled with strife?

Executive editor, National Review

Reihan Salam

October 9, 2018

The Impact of Immigration: Melting Pot or Civil War?

Larry Elder

International radio star Larry Elder gives his perspective on the first 500 days of the Trump administration.

Radio host, writer, attorney

Larry Elder

September 11, 2018

Trump - The First 500 Days

Brad Dacus

Brad Dacus founded the Pacific Justice Institute (PJI) to defend parental rights and prevent exactly the sort of nightmare scenario the Left desires. Under Mr. Dacus' brilliant and determined leadership, PJI has developed a stellar reputation as a staunch defender of civil liberties.

Founder & President, Pacific Justice Institute

Brad Dacus

August 14, 2018

Parental Rights and Other Civil Liberties

Mona Charen

"The Feminine Mystique"? In the Age of the #MeToo Movement, "The Feminine Mistake" might be more apt.

American columnist, political analyst, and best-selling author.

Mona Charen

July 10, 2018

The Feminine Mistake

James O'Keefe

The preeminent guerrilla journalist of our time, James O'Keefe fearlessly exposes the corruption, hypocrisy, and lawlessness of the Left.

President / Founder, Project Veritas; guerilla journalist

James O'Keefe

June 12, 2018

American Pravda

Lawrence McQuillan

California has promised generous pensions to government employees over the past several decades. These promises are already straining the state's finances and may eventually bankrupt us. Independent Institute Fellow Lawrence McQuillan explains how this will profoundly affect every Californian.

Senior Fellow, Independent Institute; Director, Center on Entrepreneurial Innovation

Lawrence McQuillan

May 8, 2018

California's Public Pension Crisis: Why It Matters to You

Charles C. W. Cooke

The Second Amendment is under withering assault. National Review Online Editor Charles Cooke explains why the right to keep and bear arms is still indispensable.

National Review Online editor

Charles C. W. Cooke

April 10, 2018

The Second Amendment: Where did it come from, and where is it going?

A review of the most monumental, paradigm-shattering, vilified presidency in history; what’s been accomplished, what’s left on the table and what Americans can do to ensure the moment is not wasted. 

Syndicated columnist, bestselling author, commentator

Ann Coulter

March 13, 2018

In Trump We Trust

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Gary Wolfram

Liberals would love for you to believe that free-market capitalism only helps the rich, and that socialism helps the poor. Nothing could be further from the truth. Socialism is an evil ideology that has killed millions, while free markets have lifted millions out of poverty. Hillsdale Prof. Gary Wolfram explains all you need to know to refute the liberal narrative.

Economics Professor at Hillsdale College

Gary Wolfram

February 13, 2018

Is Capitalism Good for the Poor?

Michael Medved & Mike Gallagher

Michael Medved explains why the media pushes polarized politics, creating hostility and driving Americans further apart. Mike Gallagher discusses the epic disconnect that led to the most shocking election in America's history.

Syndicated radio hosts

Michael Medved & Mike Gallagher

January 30, 2018

How the Media's Love For Polarized Politics Led to 2016's Shocking Election Result

Lance Izumi

Lance Izumi, Senior Research Fellow at the Pacific Research Institute, describes the educational malpractice now frequently committed in America's modern, corrupt classrooms; and explains why parents should have the right to exit the public school system.

Senior Director of Pacific Research Institute's Center for Education

Lance Izumi

January 9, 2018

Corruption in the classroom, and how it relates to school choice

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