Moment of Truth

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Moment of Truth is the official podcast of American Moment, a Washington D.C.-based non-profit that seeks to identify, educate, and credential the young Americans who will implement public policy that supports strong families, a sovereign nation, and prosperity for all. Learn more by visiting AmericanMoment.org.


Moment of Truth is hosted by Saurabh Sharma, President of American Moment, and Nick Solheim, Chief Operations Officer of American Moment. Email the show at podcast@americanmoment.org. Moment of Truth is recorded at the Conservative Partnership Center, produced and edited by Jared Cummings.


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The Institutions Deserved It (feat. Dr. Yuval Levin)
Sep 26 2022
The Institutions Deserved It (feat. Dr. Yuval Levin)
In Today's episode of "Moment of Truth," Saurabh and Nick sit down with Dr. Yuval Levin, the Director of Social, Cultural, and Constitutional Studies at the American Enterprise Institute and Founder of National Affairs, to discuss the various problems in American life, why the idlic view of 1950s and 60s America is a facade, how our various institutions from Congress to the military have declined, and what must be done to restore them and the nation.Yuval Levin is the director of Social, Cultural, and Constitutional Studies at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), where he also holds the Beth and Ravenel Curry Chair in Public Policy. He is the founder and editor of National Affairs, a senior editor at The New Atlantis, a contributing editor at National Review, and a contributing opinion writer at The New York Times. He is the author of several books on political theory and public policy, most recently “A Time to Build: From Family and Community to Congress and the Campus, How Recommitting to Our Institutions Can Revive the American Dream” (Basic Books, 2020). He holds an MA and PhD from the Committee on Social Thought at the University of Chicago.Learn more about Dr. Yuval Levin's work:  American Moment across Social Media:Twitter –  –  –  –  –  out AmCanon: Us on Twitter:Saurabh Sharma –  Solheim –  Moment's "Moment of Truth" Podcast is recorded at the Conservative Partnership Center in Washington DC, produced by American Moment Studios, and edited by Jake Mercier and Jared Cummings.Subscribe to our Podcast, "Moment of Truth"Get our Cancelproof RSS –  Podcasts –  –  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Saving The American Family (feat. Patrick T. Brown)
Sep 19 2022
Saving The American Family (feat. Patrick T. Brown)
In Today's episode of "Moment of Truth," Nick sits down with Patrick T. Brown, a fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center, to unpack why Americans are not getting married, why they are not having kids, and what can be done to remove the economic obstacles to big and healthy American families because the the cornerstone of a flourishing society is the family.Patrick T. Brown is a fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center, where his work focuses on developing a robust pro-family economic agenda and supporting families as the cornerstone of a healthy and flourishing society. His writing has been published in The New York Times, National Review, Politico, The Washington Post, and USA Today, and he has spoken on college campuses and Capitol Hill on topics from welfare reform to child care and education policy. He has published reports on paid leave and family policy with the Institute for Family Studies, and edited an essay series featuring working-class voices for American Compass. He is an advisory board member of Humanity Forward and the Center on Child and Family Policy.Learn more about Patrick T. Brown's work: American Moment across Social Media:Twitter – – – – – out AmCanon: Us on Twitter:Saurabh Sharma – Solheim – Moment's "Moment of Truth" Podcast is recorded at the Conservative Partnership Center in Washington DC, produced by American Moment Studios, and edited by Jake Mercier and Jared Cummings.Subscribe to our Podcast, "Moment of Truth"Apple Podcasts – – Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Everything Under the Sun–Social Conservatism After Dobbs (feat. Ryan T. Anderson)
Sep 12 2022
Everything Under the Sun–Social Conservatism After Dobbs (feat. Ryan T. Anderson)
In Today's episode of "Moment of Truth," Saurabh and Nick sit down with Ryan T. Anderson, President of the Ethics & Public Policy Center and Founding Editor of Public Discourse, to discuss the aftermath of the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, what the future holds for social conservatism's fight for life on the state and federal levels, and some updates on his family farm.Ryan T. Anderson is President of the Ethics and Public Policy Center and the Founding Editor of Public Discourse. He is the author of "When Harry Became Sally: Responding to the Transgender Moment" and "Truth Overruled: The Future of Marriage and Religious Freedom." He is the co-author of "What Is Marriage? Man and Woman: A Defense" and "Debating Religious Liberty and Discrimination," and the co-editor of "A Liberalism Safe for Catholicism? Perspectives from 'The Review of Politics.'"Anderson’s research has been cited by two U.S. Supreme Court justices, Justice Samuel Alito and Justice Clarence Thomas, in two Supreme Court cases. He received his bachelor of arts degree from Princeton University, graduating Phi Beta Kappa and magna cum laude, and he received his doctoral degree in political philosophy from the University of Notre Dame. His dissertation was titled: “Neither Liberal Nor Libertarian: A Natural Law Approach to Social Justice and Economic Rights.”Learn more about Ryan T. Anderson's work: American Moment across Social Media:Twitter – – – – – out AmCanon: Us on Twitter:Saurabh Sharma – Solheim – Moment's "Moment of Truth" Podcast is recorded at the Conservative Partnership Center in Washington DC, produced by American Moment Studios, and edited by Jake Mercier and Jared Cummings.Subscribe to our Podcast, "Moment of Truth"Apple Podcasts – – Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
NATO Delenda Est (feat. Dr. Sumantra Maitra)
Sep 5 2022
NATO Delenda Est (feat. Dr. Sumantra Maitra)
In Today's episode of "Moment of Truth," Saurabh and Nick sit down with Dr. Sumantra Maitra, a National Security Fellow at the Center for the National Interest, elected Associate Fellow at the Royal Historical Society, UK and senior contributor to The Federalist, to discuss China as a great rival power to the United States, the Ukrainian War and potential for expanded conflict with Russia, and whether NATO truly reflects the American national interest.Sumantra Maitra is a National Security Fellow at the Center for the National Interest. He is also a non-resident fellow at the James G Martin Center and an elected Associate Fellow at the Royal Historical Society, UK. Dr. Maitra is a senior contributor to The Federalist and The National Interest. Maitra holds an MA with distinction grade from SMU, India; as well as a Master of International Studies from the University of Otago, New Zealand, with distinctions in International Politics, and Global Trade, where he was awarded a Coursework Masters scholarship. He completed his PhD in International Relations at the University of Nottingham, UK, with a Vice Chancellor’s Scholarship in Research Excellence. His expertise is in great power politics, political theory, cultural dynamics shaping foreign policy, realism, conservatism, reactionary social trends, grand-strategy, and naval strategy.Learn more about Sumantra Maitra's work: American Moment across Social Media:Twitter – – – – – out AmCanon: Us on Twitter:Saurabh Sharma – Solheim – Moment's "Moment of Truth" Podcast is recorded at the Conservative Partnership Center in Washington DC, produced by American Moment Studios, and edited by Jake Mercier and Jared Cummings.Subscribe to our Podcast, "Moment of Truth"Apple Podcasts – – Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
The BLM Riots — Two Years Later (feat. Julio Rosas)
Aug 29 2022
The BLM Riots — Two Years Later (feat. Julio Rosas)
In Today's episode of "Moment of Truth," Saurabh and Nick sit down with Julio Rosas, a U.S. Marine, Senior Writer for Townhall, and author of "Fiery But Mostly Peaceful: The 2020 Riots and the Gaslighting of America," to discuss his eyewitness accounts of Black Lives Matter and Antifa protests in Charlottesville, Minneapolis, and Kenosha, consequences of defunding the police, plus a detailed account of the Kyle Rittenhouse shooting and whether or not riot season will be back in 2024.Julio Rosas is the Senior Writer for Townhall. He previously worked at Washington Examiner, Mediaite, and Independent Journal Review. He recently completed serving in the Marine Corps Reserves. Rosas was on the ground and at the center of the country’s most severe riots, which resulted in his reporting gaining national attention. His reporting has appeared at, among other outlets, Fox News, Daily Caller, Blaze, New York Post, New York Times, Washington Post, ABC News, and Newsweek.Learn more about Julio Rosas's work: American Moment across Social Media:Twitter –  –  –  –  –  out AmCanon: Us on Twitter:Saurabh Sharma –  Solheim –  Moment's "Moment of Truth" Podcast is recorded at the Conservative Partnership Center in Washington DC, produced by American Moment Studios, and edited by Jake Mercier and Jared Cummings.Subscribe to our Podcast, "Moment of Truth"Get our Cancelproof RSS –  –  Podcasts –  –  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Will Great Powers War Once More? (feat. Elbridge Colby)
Aug 22 2022
Will Great Powers War Once More? (feat. Elbridge Colby)
In Today's episode of "Moment of Truth," Saurabh and Nick sit down with Elbridge Colby, Co-Founder and Principal of The Marathon Initiative and author of "The Strategy of Denial: American Defense in an Age of Great Power Conflict." They discuss American foreign policy debacles in Iraq and Afghanistan, the current war in Ukraine, and economic and military conflicts with Russia, Iran, and China. Colby also unpacks reasons the U.S. should defend Taiwan in the event of an invasion by China.Elbridge Colby is co-founder and principal of The Marathon Initiative, a policy initiative focused on developing strategies to prepare the United States for an era of sustained great power competition. He is the author of The Strategy of Denial: American Defense in an Age of Great Power Conflict (Yale University Press), which The Wall Street Journal selected as one of the top ten books of 2021. Previously, Colby was from 2018-2019 the Director of the Defense Program at the Center for a New American Security, where he led the Center’s work on defense issues. Colby is a graduate of Harvard College and Yale Law School.Learn more about Elbridge Colby's work: American Moment across Social Media:Twitter – – – – – out AmCanon: Us on Twitter:Saurabh Sharma – Solheim – Moment's "Moment of Truth" Podcast is recorded at the Conservative Partnership Center in Washington DC, produced by American Moment Studios, and edited by Jake Mercier and Jared Cummings.Subscribe to our Podcast, "Moment of Truth"Get our Cancelproof RSS – – Podcasts – – Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
What Exactly Do We Want? (feat. Saurabh Sharma)
Aug 15 2022
What Exactly Do We Want? (feat. Saurabh Sharma)
In Today's episode of "Moment of Truth," Nick sits down with Saurabh Sharma, President of American Moment and former Chairman of Young Conservatives of Texas, to discuss the humble beginnings of American Moment, the organization's mission and strategic priorities, what the team hopes to achieve by 2025, as well as debunking some spurious criticisms from woke journos.Saurabh Sharma is the President of American Moment and co-host of Moment of Truth. As the former Chairman of Young Conservatives of Texas and a nationally recognized activist, Saurabh is a proven talent at organizing, and inspiring young conservatives to impact public policy. Born in Bangalore, India, he is a proud naturalized citizen of the United States and has lived across the country, from Lexington to Seattle and Austin to Washington D.C.. He earned a degree in Biochemistry from the University of Texas at Austin in 2019. Saurabh has written for numerous news and opinion outlets including The American Mind, American Greatness, The American Conservative, The Daily Caller, The Spectator US, National Review Online, The Daily Texan, and Texas Scorecard.Learn more about Saurabh Sharma's work: American Moment across Social Media:Twitter – – – – – out AmCanon: Us on Twitter:Saurabh Sharma – Solheim – Moment's "Moment of Truth" Podcast is recorded at the Conservative Partnership Center in Washington DC, produced by American Moment Studios, and edited by Jake Mercier and Jared Cummings.Subscribe to our Podcast, "Moment of Truth"Get our Cancelproof RSS – – Podcasts – – Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Breaking Blackrock's Back (feat. WV Treasurer Riley Moore)
Jul 18 2022
Breaking Blackrock's Back (feat. WV Treasurer Riley Moore)
In Today's episode of "Moment of Truth," Saurabh and Nick sit down with Riley Moore, West Virginia's State Treasurer, to discuss the horrific consequences of woke "ESG" (Environmental, Social, and Governance) policies on the American economy and especially West Virginia's coal industry, what this means for American energy independence and global energy stability, plus new legislation and state initiatives challenging Blackrock's agenda.Riley Moore is West Virginia's 25th State Treasurer and was elected in 2020. Born in Morgantown, Treasurer Moore started his career as a welder. He received an undergraduate degree in Government and International Politics from George Mason University and a Master’s Degree in Strategic Security Studies from the National Defense University at Fort McNair. For many years, Treasurer Moore served as a national security advisor to the Foreign Affairs Committee in the U.S. House of Representatives. He also worked as a contractor with the Department of Homeland Security. He most recently worked in the defense and aerospace industry at Textron. He and his wife, Mina, reside in Harpers Ferry with their three children.Learn more about Riley Moore's work: American Moment across Social Media:Twitter – – – – – – – out AmCanon: Us on Twitter:Saurabh Sharma – Solheim – Moment's "Moment of Truth" Podcast is recorded at the Conservative Partnership Center in Washington DC, produced by American Moment Studios, and edited by Jared Cummings.Subscribe to our Podcast, "Moment of Truth"Get our Cancelproof RSS – – Podcasts – – Music – Radio – – – – Podcasts – – Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Erin Hawley's Effort To End An Error – Roe v. Wade
Jul 11 2022
Erin Hawley's Effort To End An Error – Roe v. Wade
In Today's episode of "Moment of Truth," Saurabh and Nick sit down with Erin Morrow Hawley, Senior Counsel for Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) and a former law clerk to U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John G. Roberts, to discuss the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, ADF's role in crafting the Mississippi legislation in question, the legal battle leading to the Supreme Court, the infamous leak, and the future of the Pro-Life Movement.Erin Morrow Hawley is a former law clerk to U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John G. Roberts and Judge J. Harvie Wilkinson of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. Hawley received her bachelor’s degree in Animal Science from Texas A&M University and her law degree from Yale Law School where she served as a Coker Fellow in Constitutional Law and on the Yale Law Journal. Hawley is an active member of the Missouri and District of Columbia bars and is admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court and various federal courts of appeals.Learn more about Erin Morrow Hawley's work: American Moment across Social Media:Twitter – – – – – out AmCanon: Us on Twitter:Saurabh Sharma – Solheim – Moment's "Moment of Truth" Podcast is recorded at the Conservative Partnership Center in Washington DC, produced by American Moment Studios, and edited by Jared Cummings.Subscribe to our Podcast, "Moment of Truth"Get our Cancelproof RSS – – Podcasts – – Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Biden's Build Back Beijing Plan (feat. Michael Stumo)
Jul 4 2022
Biden's Build Back Beijing Plan (feat. Michael Stumo)
In Today's episode of "Moment of Truth," Saurabh sits down with Michael Stumo, CEO of the Coalition for a Prosperous America (CPA), to discuss international finance, trade deficits, currency exchange rates, tariffs, what Trump did right, what Biden is doing wrong, and how "Build Back Better" became "Build Back Beijing."Michael Stumo is the Chief Executive Officer of the Coalition for a Prosperous America (CPA). CPA is a national bipartisan organization including agriculture, manufacturing and organized labor. CPA works for policies to balance U.S. trade, create jobs and achieve broadly shared prosperity. CPA represents the interests of over 4.1 million households through its association and company members. Previously, Michael was a lawyer and litigator at Brignole, Bush and Lewis (Hartford CT) and Domina Law (Omaha NE). He was general counsel for the Organization for Competitive Markets focusing upon agriculture and antitrust. Michael holds a B.S. from Iowa State University in Agriculture (high distinction) and a law degree from the University of Iowa (high distinction). He lives on a farm in southwest Massachusetts with his wife, Nadia, where they raised three children.Learn more about Michael Stumo's work: American Moment across Social Media:Twitter – – – – – out AmCanon: Us on Twitter:Saurabh Sharma – Solheim – Moment's "Moment of Truth" Podcast is recorded at the Conservative Partnership Center in Washington DC, produced by American Moment Studios, and edited by Jake Mercier and Jared Cummings.Subscribe to our Podcast, "Moment of Truth"Get our Cancelproof RSS – – Podcasts – – Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
EMERGENCY: Dobbs for Dummies (feat. Josh Craddock)
Jun 30 2022
EMERGENCY: Dobbs for Dummies (feat. Josh Craddock)
In Today's episode of "Moment of Truth," Saurabh and Nick sit down with Josh Craddock, Lawyer and Affiliated Scholar at the James Wilson Institute, to discuss the history of abortion law in the United States, the legal arguments from the majority opinion, concurrences, and dissent in Dobbs vs. Jackson Women's Health Organization, the future of the pro-life movement, and the implications of the Dobb's decision which overturned Roe v. Wade.Josh Craddock, a 2019 James Wilson fellow and newly named Affiliated Scholar. In the past, he worked at Bancroft PLLC, and clerked for Chief Judge Timothy Tymkovich of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit. At Harvard Law School, he led the Journal of Law & Public Policy as its editor-in-chief. He has been a contributor to National Review, First Things, Public Discourse and Providence Magazine. Craddock holds a B.A. in politics, philosophy and economics from The King’s College and a J.D. from the Harvard Law School.Learn more about Josh Craddock's work: American Moment across Social Media:Twitter –  –  –  –  –  out AmCanon: Us on Twitter:Saurabh Sharma –  Solheim –  Moment's "Moment of Truth" Podcast is recorded at the Conservative Partnership Center in Washington DC, produced by American Moment Studios, and edited by Jake Mercier and Jared Cummings.Subscribe to our Podcast, "Moment of Truth"Apple Podcasts –  –  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Bishop's Battle in Washington (feat. Congressman Dan Bishop)
Jun 20 2022
Bishop's Battle in Washington (feat. Congressman Dan Bishop)
In Today's episode of "Moment of Truth," Saurabh and Nick sit down with Dan Bishop, a United States Congressman representing North Carolina's 9th District, to discuss his fight for truth and common sense in North Carolina and Washington DC, his career in the North Carolina State House and passing HB2 regarding transgenderism, as well as his evolution from neoconservatism to economic nationalism.Congressman Dan Bishop’s family has hailed for generations from Bladen County, in the eastern end of North Carolina’s Ninth District. Dan brings to the House an impressive background in policy-making, legal work, and commitment to Conservative North Carolina values.Dan holds bachelor’s and law degrees from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. After graduating law school in 1990, Dan served business clients in the private sector for 29 years. During his private sector career, Dan served as a Mecklenburg County Commissioner from 2004-2008. He was next elected to the North Carolina House of Representatives in 2014 and the North Carolina Senate in 2016, where he served until he ran for Congress. Dan won a close, high-profile special election in September 2019. He was re-elected in a resounding victory in November 2020.Learn more about Congressman Dan Bishop's work: American Moment across Social Media:Twitter –  –  –  –  –  out AmCanon: Us on Twitter:Saurabh Sharma –  Solheim –  Moment's "Moment of Truth" Podcast is recorded at the Conservative Partnership Center in Washington DC, produced by American Moment Studios, and edited by Jake Mercier and Jared Cummings.Subscribe to our Podcast, "Moment of Truth"Apple Podcasts –  –  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Christianity, Technology, and Human Flourishing (feat. James Poulos)
Jun 13 2022
Christianity, Technology, and Human Flourishing (feat. James Poulos)
In Today's episode of "Moment of Truth," Saurabh sits down with James Poulos, Executive Editor of The American Mind and author of "Human Forever," to discuss the cultural, moral, and spiritual implications of artificial intelligence, 5g, social media and cryptocurrency.James Poulos is the Executive Editor of The American Mind, the Claremont Institute's online publication devoted to driving the conversation about the ideas and principles that drive American political life. Dr. Poulos graduated from Duke University with distinction in Political Science and received his Ph.D. in Government from Georgetown University. The author of The Art of Being Free (St. Martin's Press, 2017), a study of Tocqueville's Democracy in America, he is also the contributing editor of American Affairs and a fellow at the Center for the Study of Digital Life. A frequent commentator on technology and the American character, his writing has been featured in publications from National Affairs to National Review and Foreign Affairs to Foreign Policy, and praised at The New York Times, The Washington Post, The New Yorker, and many more.Learn more about James Poulos's work: American Moment across Social Media:Twitter – – – – out AmCanon: Us on Twitter:Saurabh Sharma – Solheim – Moment's "Moment of Truth" Podcast is recorded at the Conservative Partnership Center in Washington DC, produced by American Moment Studios, and edited by Jake Mercier and Jared Cummings.Subscribe to our Podcast, "Moment of Truth"Apple Podcasts – – Radio – Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Is America A Nation of Immigrants? (feat. Jeremy Carl)
Jun 6 2022
Is America A Nation of Immigrants? (feat. Jeremy Carl)
In Today's episode of "Moment of Truth," Saurabh sits down with Jeremy Carl, Senior Fellow at the Claremont Institute and former Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Interior under President Trump, to discuss whether America is a nation of immigrants, the deceptive scholarship behind JFK's "A Nation of Immigrants" book, what is was like serving in the Trump Administration, and a stunning account of climate model inaccuracies in the Department of the Interior.Jeremy Carl is a Senior Fellow at the Claremont Institute, where his primary focus is on immigration, multiculturalism, and nationalism in America. Prior to joining Claremont, Jeremy served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Interior under President Trump and before that worked for a decade as a research fellow at the Hoover Institution. While at Hoover, U.S. Secretary of State George Shultz praised his “mastery of subject matter” and “ability to write comprehensively and with clarity.” Jeremy is the author and editor of several books on energy policy, most recently, "Keeping the Lights on at America’s Nuclear Power Plants." His political writing and commentary has been featured in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Time Magazine, National Review, Politico, and the Economist. Jeremy received a BA with distinction from Yale University. He holds an MPA from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.Learn more about Jeremy Carl's work: American Moment across Social Media:Twitter – – – – – out AmCanon: Us on Twitter:Saurabh Sharma – Solheim – Moment's "Moment of Truth" Podcast is recorded at the Conservative Partnership Center in Washington DC, produced by American Moment Studios, and edited by Jake Mercier and Jared Cummings.Subscribe to our Podcast, "Moment of Truth"Apple Podcasts – – Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.