Michael Graham Articles


My 'Redneck' Uncle Is No Fan of Trump

10:32 AM, Jan 12, 2016

On occasion my radio colleagues accuse me of being a “hard worker." I have a standard reply: "I haven't worked a day of my life since the last time I cropped tobacco for my Uncle Bobby."

I spent a long, hot (and, for a pre-teen bookworm, terrifying) summer working on my uncle's tobacco farm. Uncle Bobby, a Marine who saw combat in Vietnam, taught me to crop tobacco and hang it in barns in the brutal Carolina heat. Today, Bobby is in his seventies and he still sends chills of fear through my spine; the same spine he attempted to straighten when I was a slump-shouldered kid by making me stand with a tobacco stick shoved through the crooks of my bent elbows.

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Will a Republican Call Out Trump's Cowardice?

12:08 PM, Dec 13, 2015

This is the moment I want to see from one of the Republicans facing off against Donald Trump Tuesday night:

"Mr. Trump, right now there's a brave Afghan interpreter named Sami Kazikhani who spent years risking his life serving side-by-side with American troops. Today Sami and his family are targets of the Taliban and its Islamist allies. The American soldiers he served with are fighting the Obama administration's bureaucracy to bring him to the U.S. and safety right now.

"Mr. Trump, could you please look in the camera and explain to Mr.

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They Think You’re Stupid

8:56 AM, Dec 06, 2015

Talk about unbelievable. There is a surge of stupid statements from the left along with incredible (as in "beyond credulity") claims coming from those quarters that are so nonsensical that it's clear they place their ideology above all else.

When President Obama and his White House deny that the San Bernardino massacre was an act of terror—literally one hour before his own FBI declares it so—am I supposed to believe that Barack H.

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Donald Dominates in Dixie

Beats Bush in Florida; holds massive leads in Georgia, Alabama, and South Carolina.
4:27 PM, Aug 05, 2015

A new OpinionSavvy/InsiderAdvantage poll shows Donald Trump doing better in the South than he is nationally. In Georgia, The Donald’s 30 percent is nearly double his closest competitor, Jeb Bush (17 percent), Ben Carson’s at 10 percent, and the rest of the field is single digits—or zero, as in the case of southern boy Lindsey Graham.

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DHS Chief: Don’t Call it 'Islamic Extremism' Because it Doesn’t Have Anything to Do With Islam

11:05 AM, Aug 02, 2015

Department of Homeland Security chief Jeh Johnson says that the Islamic State wants to be viewed as Islamic, but they aren't. 

During an interview at the Aspen Security Forum, the interviewer asks if Johnson and DHS are missing the religious dimension of the terrorism we face by denying that it's inspired by Islam. "I couldn't disagree more," Johnson says.

Disagree with what?

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Mom of the Year: 'I Don't Want to Lose My Son to the Streets'

8:56 AM, Apr 29, 2015

Earlier today on CBS This Morning, Baltimore mother Toya Graham told her story about the now-viral scene from Monday where she pulled her son Michael off of the streets of rioting Baltimore.

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Podcast: Why Three is the Magic (Poll) Number for GOP Senate Hopes

Hosted by Michael Graham.
4:25 PM, Oct 31, 2014

The WEEKLY STANDARD podcast with senior writer John McCormack on why three is the magic poll number for the GOP's hopes in retaking the Senate.

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'GOP Lawmaker Principle'

10:10 AM, Mar 25, 2014

It’s being called the “GOP Lawmaker Principle.” Here’s how it works:

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Barnes Podcast: Obama Keeps Finding New Ways To Talk About All The Wrong Issues

Hosted by Michael Graham.
3:40 PM, Feb 18, 2014

The WEEKLY STANDARD podcast, with executive editor Fred Barnes on President Obama's approval rating among those who voted for him and how he keeps finding new ways to talk about all the wrong issues.

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Podcast: Jay Cost on Obamacare and the Polls

Hosted by Michael Graham.
4:35 PM, Nov 20, 2013

The WEEKLY STANDARD podcast with staff writer Jay Cost on Obamacare's fate in the polls, and whether the Senate is in play for Republicans in 2014.

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Kristol Podcast: Disastrous Week for Obama

Hosted by Michael Graham.
4:15 PM, Nov 15, 2013

The WEEKLY STANDARD podcast with editor William Kristol reviewing the week that was in Washington: Obama's non-apology for breaking his Obamacare promise about keeping your insurance and how that promise might be kept.

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Podcast: Is There Any House Deal 'Moderate' Enough For Harry Reid to Accept?

Hosted by Michael Graham.
3:11 PM, Oct 15, 2013

THE WEEKLY STANDARD podcast with staff writer John McCormack on the latest in the government shutdown and debt ceiling talks:

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Jay Cost Podcast: Where is the GOP's Shutdown Strategy?

Hosted by Michael Graham.
3:05 PM, Oct 11, 2013

THE WEEKLY STANDARD podcast with staff writer Jay Cost on the government shutdown and whether the GOP has a strategy to end it with a policy victory.

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Barnes Podcast: 'In Washington, the Problems Always Get Bigger'

Hosted by Michael Graham.
3:02 PM, May 23, 2013

THE WEEKLY STANDARD podcast with executive editor Fred Barnes on the growing IRS scandal.

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Kristol Podcast: Benghazi, Boston, and Jason Collins

Hosted by Michael Graham.
10:44 AM, Apr 30, 2013

THE WEEKLY STANDARD podcast with William Kristol on the Boston marathon bombing, Benghazi, and Jason Collins, the NBA's first openly gay player.

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Kristol Podcast: A Review of the Week In Washington

Republicans can't beat Obama's bad ideas with no ideas of their own.
3:26 PM, Apr 05, 2013

THE WEEKLY STANDARD podcast with William Kristol on the economy, North Korea, and Obamacare. Hosted by Michael Graham.

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Kristol Podcast: The North Korea Problem and Obama's Missile Defense Failure

Hosted by Michael Graham.
3:32 PM, Apr 02, 2013

THE WEEKLY STANDARD podcast with Bill Kristol on the North Korea problem and the Obama Administration's missile defense policy failure. Hosted by Michael Graham.

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Podcast: Fred Barnes on the President's Gun Control Push

"He's right -- his speeches won't be enough"
2:56 PM, Mar 28, 2013

THE WEEKLY STANDARD podcast with Executive Editor Fred Barnes on President Obama's gun control speech and the failure of Republicans in Congress to promote an agenda of economic growth. Hosted by Michael Graham.

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Podcast: The Mess in Syria and (Perhaps) Good News for Israel

Senior editor Lee Smith with host Michael Graham.
3:49 PM, Mar 25, 2013

THE WEEKLY STANDARD podcast with senior editor Lee Smith on the mess in Syria and his piece "Why Obama Won't Move Against Assad." Hosted by Michael Graham.

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Podcast: Mark Bauerlein on the Cost of College

Hosted by Michael Graham.
7:05 AM, Mar 22, 2013

THE WEEKLY STANDARD podcast with Mark Bauerlein on the cost of college and his story "Forbidden City: The left-wing stranglehold on academia." Hosted by Michael Graham.

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TWS Podcast: Stand with the Falklands

It's time for the Obama Administration to change our Falklands policy.
2:53 PM, Mar 20, 2013

THE WEEKLY STANDARD podcast with Philip Terzian on his editorial, Stand with the Falklands. Hosted by Michael Graham.

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The Podcast: Rand Paul Goes To Washington

Will Paul's filibuster energize the GOP?
3:43 PM, Mar 06, 2013

THE WEEKLY STANDARD podcast, hosted by Michael Graham, with Jim Swift on Senator Rand Paul's filibuster of John Brennan's nomination to be director of the CIA..

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Kristol Podcast: The Sequester Isn't the Answer

"We need to reform government to cut government."
4:36 PM, Feb 22, 2013

THE WEEKLY STANDARD podcast, hosted by Michael Graham, with Bill Kristol on why President Obama's sequester isn't the answer -- reform is.


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Barnes Podcast: Obama Thinks He's the New FDR

Hosted by Michael Graham.
4:05 PM, Feb 15, 2013

THE WEEKLY STANDARD podcast with Fred Barnes, hosted by Michael Graham:


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Last Podcast: Why You Should be Gettin' Busy

Hosted by Michael Graham.
4:10 PM, Feb 14, 2013

THE WEEKLY STANDARD podcast with Jonathan V. Last, hosted by Michael Graham:


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Barnes Podcast: Hapless Hagel, Rocky Economy, and Obama's Immigration 'Deal' Death Wish

Hosted by Michael Graham.
3:45 PM, Feb 01, 2013

THE WEEKLY STANDARD podcast with Fred Barnes hosted by Michael Graham:


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Kristol Podcast: 'Take that Hill!' Women in Combat

Examining Some of the Unintended Consequences
3:02 PM, Jan 25, 2013

THE WEEKLY STANDARD podcast with Bill Kristol, hosted by Michael Graham:

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Podcast: Kristol Reacts to the Second Presidential Debate

Hosted by Michael Graham.
11:30 AM, Oct 17, 2012

THE WEEKLY STANDARD podcast with Bill Kristol, hosted by Michael Graham:

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Podcast: Kristol Reacts to the Vice Presidential Debate

Hosted by Michael Graham.
11:15 AM, Oct 12, 2012

THE WEEKLY STANDARD podcast with Bill Kristol, hosted by Michael Graham:

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Website Funded by Massachusetts Taxpayers to Help Teens Get Abortions

10:11 AM, Apr 21, 2011

Boston Herald columnist Michael Graham has a column today, noting that Bay State taxpayers are funding some awfully questionable sex education programs:

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