Listening In, hosted by WORLD's Warren Cole Smith, features extended conversations with newsmakers and thought leaders. “Our goal is to explore topics as thoughtfully as possible,” says WORLD's Chief Content Officer Nick Eicher.
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A conversation with tax reformer Grover Norquist
Today, listen in to a conversation with Warren Cole Smith and Grover Norquist who was one of the leaders of a wave of young conservatives who came to Washington in the 1980s, inspired by President Ronald Reagan. During those years he was a friend and political ally with evangelical leader Ralph Reed and subsequently disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff. Norquist rose to national attention as one of the architects of Newt Gingrich’s Contract with America. He was also the mastermind behind getting Republican office holders and candidates to take a pledge not to raise taxes. This conversation began about the pledge.