What does Rabbi Lapin have planned for his podcast?

For almost a year, Rabbi Lapin has been promising people that he would be starting a new podcast. He just needed to find the right home for it. Well, on today’s radio show he announced that he’s teamed up with TheBlaze Radio for the project. What does he have planned? Rabbi Lapin spoke with Pat and Stu on radio this morning about some of the issues he wants to tackle every week.

PAT: All right. Let's get now to Rabbi Daniel Lapin. He has an exciting announcement to make. I'm looking forward to hearing what this is. Rabbi Lapin, welcome to the program.

DANIEL: Well, good morning, how are you doing?

PAT: Doing well.

STU: Sorry for running our mouths for so long.

DANIEL: It's been a terrific show. It's been great listening.

STU: Appreciate that. Now, you have something pretty cool you're starting up. And I guess we get to be the ones to announce it with you.

DANIEL: Yes, that's right. This is the very first time it's being publicly announced. And as many of the people who follow me regularly. People who know my programs. Who know my books and CDs. They know I've been promising a podcast for over a year now. And I've just wanted to get it exactly right. I wanted to make absolutely certain that the podcast filled the need. That it really provided insight on a very practical level to the things I like talking about. Family. Faith. Finances. Friendship.

And above all, I needed to -- to find a home for my podcast where there was perfect symmetry. A home that was excited about having me as I was about being there. And so, yes, the exciting announcement made right here for the very, very first time is that the Rabbi Daniel Lapin podcast will be on the Blaze, starting next week.

STU: Nice.

PAT: Nice.

STU: Welcome to the family, officially.

PAT: I thought the announcement was going to be that you identified now as a woman.

STU: No, that's --

JEFFY: That's going to be on the first podcast.

DANIEL: It's being done. So I thought maybe I'd put together two pieces of news lately. And I was thinking of being a black woman.

STU: Yes. There you go.

PAT: That would be exciting.

STU: Get people to advise you how to go about that. So the first show is tomorrow. You'll be able to get it about noon. Is that right?

DANIEL: Well, something -- yeah, I mean, for me tomorrow is the Shabad (phonetic). So I will -- I will actually see it for the first time on Sunday. But it will be up.

STU: Okay. That's right. Blaze.com/radio. It will be a weekly two-hour podcast launching tomorrow. Even though the rabbi won't be able to hear it tomorrow. It will still launch tomorrow.

DANIEL: Yes.

STU: The thing we love having you on, rabbi. You can certainly talk about faith. But you talk about so much more. Basically anything that touches someone's daily life, you have a really interesting perspective on it. We're really happy to have you on the Blaze Radio.

DANIEL: That's really kind of you. I appreciate it. I'm honored to be part of your family. Stand shoulder to shoulder with you on the things that we believe and the steps and actions we take that we believe are going to protect our culture and defend our society. So I'm excited to be there. And, yes -- look, when you get right down to it. You know, what distinguishes us from nine dollars' worth of common chemicals. Why are we more than just a bunch of molecules put together cunningly? The difference is that we have a soul. And that's the reason we're driven by our beliefs, whatever they are. And I love talking about beliefs. Life is not worth wasting discussing facts. Right?

We can talk about what's the highest mountain in America. And it's a simple fact. When we ascertain that, it's the end of the conversation. But we could talk about, what's the most beautiful mountain in America? Or what is the most deadly mountain in America? We can have all kinds of conversation. So I believe that faith and belief are really central to almost every aspect of our lives. And it fines a place in almost every conversation.

STU: Daniel Lapin into at least at this point still identifying as a white rabbi.

DANIEL: A white bald rabbi.

STU: White bald rabbi. Soon you can identify that you have hair at least. That will help out. Show starts tomorrow. It's great. We'll have a good 12 hours to criticize and, you know, mock --

PAT: Before you even hear it. That's awesome.

JEFFY: When you go to the blaze.com/radio and look at all the podcasts we have right now.

In light of the national conversation surrounding the rights of free speech, religion and self-defense, Mercury One is thrilled to announce a brand new initiative launching this Father's Day weekend: a three-day museum exhibition in Dallas, Texas focused on the rights and responsibilities of American citizens.

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Attendees will be able to view historical artifacts and documents that reveal what has made America unique and the most innovative nation on earth. Here's a hint: it all goes back to the core principles and values this nation was founded on as laid out in the Declaration of Independence and the Bill of Rights.

Exhibits will show what the world was like before mankind had rights and how Americans realized there was a better way to govern. Throughout the weekend, Glenn Beck, David Barton, Stu Burguiere, Doc Thompson, Jeffy Fisher and Brad Staggs will lead private tours through the museum, each providing their own unique perspectives on our rights and responsibilities.

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What happened?

A New York judge ruled Tuesday that a 30-year-old still living in his parents' home must move out, CNN reported.

Failure to launch …

Michael Rotondo, who had been living in a room in his parents' house for eight years, claims that he is owed a six-month notice even though they gave him five notices about moving out and offered to help him find a place and to help pay for repairs on his car.

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“I think the notice is sufficient," New York State Supreme Court Judge Donald Greenwood said.

What did the son say?

Rotondo “has never been expected to contribute to household expenses, or assisted with chores and the maintenance of the premises, and claims that this is simply a component of his living agreement," he claimed in court filings.

He told reporters that he plans to appeal the “ridiculous" ruling.

Reform Conservatism and Reaganomics: A middle road?

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Senator Marco Rubio broke Republican ranks recently when he criticized the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act by stating that “there's no evidence whatsoever that the money's been massively poured back into the American worker." Rubio is wrong on this point, as millions of workers have received major raises, while the corporate tax cuts have led to a spike in capital expenditure (investment on new projects) of 39 percent. However, the Florida senator is revisiting an idea that was front and center in the conservative movement before Donald Trump rode down an escalator in June of 2015: reform conservatism.

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The "reformicons," like Rubio, supported moving away from conservative or supply-side orthodoxy and toward policies such as the expansion of the child and earned income tax credits. On the other hand, longstanding conservative economic theory indicates that corporate tax cuts, by lowering disincentives on investment, will lead to long-run economic growth that will end up being much more beneficial to the middle class than tax credits.

But asking people to choose between free market economic orthodoxy and policies guided towards addressing inequality and the concerns of the middle class is a false dichotomy.

Instead of advocating policies that many conservatives might dismiss as redistributionist, reformicons should look at the ways government action hinders economic opportunity and exacerbates income inequality. Changing policies that worsen inequality satisfies limited government conservatives' desire for free markets and reformicons' quest for a more egalitarian America. Furthermore, pushing for market policies that reduce the unequal distribution of wealth would help attract left-leaning people and millennials to small government principles.

Criminal justice reform is an area that reformicons and free marketers should come together around. The drug war has been a disaster, and the burden of this misguided government approach have fallen on impoverished minority communities disproportionately, in the form of mass incarceration and lower social mobility. Not only has the drug war been terrible for these communities, it's proved costly to the taxpayer––well over a trillion dollars has gone into the drug war since its inception, and $80 billion dollars a year goes into mass incarceration.

Prioritizing retraining and rehabilitation instead of overcriminalization would help address inequality, fitting reformicons' goals, and promote a better-trained workforce and lower government spending, appealing to basic conservative preferences.

Government regulations tend to disproportionately hurt small businesses and new or would-be entrepreneurs. In no area is this more egregious than occupational licensing––the practice of requiring a government-issued license to perform a job. The percentage of jobs that require licenses has risen from five percent to 30 percent since 1950. Ostensibly justified by public health concerns, occupational licensing laws have, broadly, been shown to neither promote public health nor improve the quality of service. Instead, they serve to provide a 15 percent wage boost to licensed barbers and florists, while, thanks to the hundreds of hours and expensive fees required to attain the licenses, suppressing low-income entrepreneurship, and costing the economy $200 billion dollars annually.

Those economic losses tend to primarily hurt low-income people who both can't start businesses and have to pay more for essential services. Rolling back occupational licenses will satisfy the business wing's desire for deregulation and a more free market and the reformicons' support for addressing income inequality and increasing opportunity.

The favoritism at play in the complex tax code perpetuates inequality.

Tax expenditures form another opportunity for common ground between the Rubio types and the mainstream. Tax deductions and exclusions, both on the individual and corporate sides of the tax code, remain in place after the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Itemized deductions on the individual side disproportionately benefit the wealthy, while corporate tax expenditures help well-connected corporations and sectors, such as the fossil fuel industry.

The favoritism at play in the complex tax code perpetuates inequality. Additionally, a more complicated tax code is less conducive to economic growth than one with lower tax rates and fewer exemptions. Therefore, a simpler tax code with fewer deductions and exclusions would not only create a more level playing field, as the reformicons desire, but also additional economic growth.

A forward-thinking economic program for the Republican Party should marry the best ideas put forward by both supply-siders and reform conservatives. It's possible to take the issues of income inequality and lack of social mobility seriously, while also keeping mainstay conservative economic ideas about the importance of less cumbersome regulations and lower taxes.

Alex Muresianu is a Young Voices Advocate studying economics at Tufts University. He is a contributor for Lone Conservative, and his writing has appeared in Townhall and The Daily Caller. He can be found on Twitter @ahardtospell.

Is this what inclusivity and tolerance look like? Fox News host Tomi Lahren was at a weekend brunch with her mom in Minnesota when other patrons started yelling obscenities and harassing her. After a confrontation, someone threw a drink at her, the moment captured on video for social media.

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On today's show, Pat and Jeffy talked about this uncomfortable moment and why it shows that supposedly “tolerant" liberals have to resort to physical violence in response to ideas they don't like.