with our special guest
- Co-Founder and Executive Editor
The Weekly Standard
The late Jack Kemp was a man of ideas and a man whose influence on economic and social policy is still being felt today as those he mentored now hold positions of power. Join the John Locke Foundation as we host Fred Barnes of The Weekly Standard for a look at Kemp's life and his impact on the views of new U.S. Speaker of the House Paul Ryan of Wisconsin. Barnes will also offer his unique behind-the-scenes perspective on the dynamics and personalities of the 2016 election cycle, one of the most fascinating in recent history.
About Fred Barnes
Fred Barnes is the co-author of the new book Jack Kemp: The Bleeding Heart Conservative Who Changed America. Barnes is co-founder and executive editor of The Weekly Standard and a political commentator on Fox News Channel. He was a panelist on The McLaughlin Group, and co-host of The Beltway Boys. He is the author of the book Rebel-in-Chief on the presidency of George W. Bush and wrote the "White House Watch" column for 10 years for The New Republic. For two decades, he was a reporter for the Baltimore Sun and Washington Evening Star.
Barnes co-wrote the Jack Kemp book with Morton Kondracke.
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