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Rick Wilson

Resolute Square Partner, political strategist, and co-founder of The Lincoln Project

About Rick Wilson

Rick Wilson is the host of the podcast the Enemies List, a co-founder of The Lincoln Project, a renowned political strategist, and one of the most famous ad-makers of this generation. 

The author of two New York Times best-selling books, Rick is a prolific writer, speaker, podcaster, and political commentator who has made over 900 television appearances.

In 2015, Rick was one of the first Republican leaders to oppose Donald Trump.

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The Inevitable New World
The Enemies List

Rick Wilson's The Enemies List

Understanding the new world order is a moving target. In this episode Rick engages in a thought-provoking conversation with Ian Bremmer, president and founder of the Eurasia Group. Bremmer, a prominent political scientist and author, delves into the complexities of the shifting global power dynamics and the rise of a multipolar world. The discussion touches on the implications of Russia's aggression, China's economic ascent, and the transformative power of technology, particularly AI, on international relations and democracy. Bremmer also provides insights on the challenges facing Western democracies and offers valuable advice to the younger generation on navigating this evolving geopolitical landscape.
May 27, 2024
From FBI Director to Novelist
The Enemies List

Rick Wilson's The Enemies List

James Comey writes fiction! On the show today, the former FBI Director joins to discuss his latest novel, "Westport." They explore the inspiration behind Comey's second foray into fiction, drawing from his time at a hedge fund and his experiences in law enforcement. The conversation dives into the current political landscape, focusing on the high-profile trials of Donald Trump and their implications for the rule of law. Comey shares his insights on the importance of the DOJ and FBI's independence, the potential consequences of politicizing these institutions, and his outlook on upcoming legal battles.
May 22, 2024
David Pepper Joins The Strategy Session
Strategy Session

Strategy Session

An intense, important, eye-opening episode with David Pepper in the house. What are the tactics of those destroying democracy from the state level on up? Join David, Stuart, and Joe for the strategy that gets us to the future we want and deserve.
May 21, 2024
Another Republican Supports Biden
The Enemies List

Rick Wilson's The Enemies List

There were just a few brave Republicans to openly criticize Trump for falsely claiming the election was stolen in 2020, today's guest was one of them. In this episode we welcome former Lieutenant Governor of Georgia, Geoff Duncan, for an insightful conversation about the state of the Republican Party and American politics. Duncan shares his unexpected journey into politics, his vision for a renewed GOP based on policy, empathy, and tone, and his courageous stand for election integrity during the 2020 election. They discuss Duncan's recent decision to support President Biden in 2024 to help the GOP rebuild post-Trump and critique the current divisive and chaotic influence within the party.
May 20, 2024
What If He Wins? Trump The Cognitive Child King
If elected, Trump's cognitive decline will continue to accelerate and then fall off the cognitive cliff leaving America with a cognitive child as the leader of the free world. Dr. John Gartner explains.
May 15, 2024
Donald's Imaginary Friends
Rick Wilson on Trump's love affair with a fictional serial killer: "Lecter is everything Trump isn’t. Brilliant, profoundly worldly, educated, tightly, disciplined, and sophisticated a level Trump would achieve in 1000 years."
May 15, 2024
A History of Political Upheaval
The Enemies List

Rick Wilson's The Enemies List

Fareed Zakaria joins Rick to discuss the history of political upheaval and revolution and his new book, "The Age of Revolutions: Progress and Backlash from 1600 to the Present." They explore the historical patterns of cultural and political upheavals, beginning with the Tea Party movement and the cultural backlash during Barack Obama's presidency. Zakaria contrasts the incremental nature of the American Revolution with the more radical French and Russian revolutions. They delve into the challenges faced by modern authoritarian regimes in China and Saudi Arabia, the importance of America's post-war influence, and the need to navigate technological and economic transformations while preserving liberty and human dignity.
May 15, 2024
Duty To Warn About Don's Dementia
Strategy Session

Strategy Session

Every American needs to understand what's happening to Trump's deteriorating brain. We see the signs, but the media dangerously brushes them off. Duty To Warn’s founder Dr. John Gartner joined Rick and Stuart tonight for a no-holds-barred conversation about the increasing rate and danger of Trump's slide into dementia. Catch up now.
May 14, 2024
The Embarrassing Trump Trials
The Enemies List

Rick Wilson's The Enemies List

How do we make sense of the chaos Donald Trump's election interference trial? To help us find clarity Rick welcomes Norm Eisen, a CNN commentator and the author of "Trying Trump." Eisen provides an insider's look into Donald Trump's first election interference criminal trial, offering detailed observations from his frequent visits to the courtroom. The discussion dives into the legal strategies and courtroom dynamics, particularly focusing on the impact of key testimonies and the prosecution's approach. Together they explore the broader implications of the trial on American democracy and the rule of law, discussing potential outcomes and the political landscape.
May 13, 2024

Topics

Artificial Intelligence
Artificial Intelligence
Artificial intelligence leverages computers and machines to mimic the problem-solving and decision-making capabilities of the human mind. While AI holds great promise for efficiency and error-free processing, downsides include job displacement that could affect economies and ethical concerns around bias, data privacy and potential misuse of technology that could be catastrophic to civilization.
Russo-Ukrainian War
Russo-Ukrainian War
Vladimir Putin’s criminal invasion and ongoing genocide in Ukraine that began in February of 2022. Provoked by Russian President Vladimir Putin, who saw an independent Ukraine’s shift toward democracy and potential expansion of NATO as a threat to his power in the region. Putin’s underestimation of Ukraine’s counter-offensive and global support rallied by Pres. Joe Biden has resulted in a weakening of Putin’s power over the Russian people and the region.
Donald Trump
Donald Trump
Twice-impeached 45th POTUS and wannabe authoritarian dictator who orchestrated a violent insurrection to overthrow the US Government in order to remain president despite losing re-election to Joseph R. Biden by 7,059,547 votes.
Joe Biden
Joe Biden
President of the United States since 2021
Autocracy
Autocracy
One person. Absolute power. A real danger to our democracy.
2024 Presidential Election
2024 Presidential Election
The 60th quadrennial presidential election, scheduled for Tuesday, November 5, 2024, is considered to be the most consequential election of our lifetimes where Americans will have the opportunity to protect democracy and democratic norms from extreme right-wing policies, racial violence and growing threat of authoritarianism by Republicans.
The January 6th Hearings
The January 6th Hearings
The US House Select Committee on the January 6 Attack, aka the J6 Committee, has conducted an exhaustive investion into the event and actions leading up to the violent insurrenction on Jan. 6, 2021. The undeniable conclusion? Trump was at the heart of a grand conspiracy to end both the democratic transfer of power and the American Experiment as we know it, all in service of his ego, ambition, and fear of indictment once out of office.
Donald Trump indictment
Donald Trump indictment
Some say fever dream. Others say inevitable. We say, no democracy can survive without accountability mete out through the rule of law, and its equal application regardless of status, power, or position. The threat of the GOP's fascistic authoritarian movement increases with the belief that there is no accountability for people at the top.