Episode 12: Our broken politics in a post-2020 world

Michael Schaus

Free to Offend Episode 12

The politics of coronavirus are going to make 2021 a very interesting year. Senior editor for National Review, Ramesh Ponnuru, joins the program to talk to Nevada Policy’s Michael Schaus about the nation’s political future in the wake of Joe Biden’s electoral victory and government’s over-reaction to the global pandemic.  

As strange as 2020 was—politically and culturally—the New Year is bound to bring its own bizarre disruptions. Ponnuru offers some insight into what Washington D.C.’s dysfunction will mean for us going forward on the local level.  


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Michael Schaus

Michael Schaus

Communications Director

Michael Schaus is communications director at the Nevada Policy Research Institute and is responsible for managing the organization’s messaging with the public, the media and NPRI’s membership. He is also currently a policy advisor for the Heartland Institute.

Prior to joining NPRI, Michael worked in media as a national columnist, a political humorist and a conservative talk show host in Denver, Colorado. Active in both print and radio, he shared his insights and free-market economics perspective with large local and national audiences.

Michael became interested in economic theory earlier in life while employed in the financial sector. As the liaison between a local community bank and the Federal Reserve, he acquired an in-depth understanding of just how manipulative big government can be toward industry and enterprise. It was that experience with big-government intervention that initially led him into public-affairs commentary.