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Podcast 192: Josh Williams and Dan McLaughlin: Exploring the Trump Trial Impact

Josh Williams and Dan McLaughlin Exploring the Trump Trial Impact
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Podcast 192: Josh Williams and Dan McLaughlin: Exploring the Trump Trial Impact

Tune in today as Sam Stone is accompanied by guest cohost, Seth Leibsohn. They are joined by Ohio State Representative Josh Williams, a driving force behind legislation to strengthen penalties for firearm misuse in violent crimes, prioritizing community safety while safeguarding the rights of law-abiding gun owners. Later, catch up with Dan McLaughlin, a senior writer at National Review Online, and Conn Carroll, commentary editor for the Washington Examiner, as they delve into the intricacies of the Trump Trial, the guilty verdict, and its implications for the country moving forward. While the Karen Read Trial takes a break this week, Kiley’s Corner returns with two intriguing new cases currently unfolding. And don’t miss the Sunshine Moment, where we end the show on a positive note.

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About our guests:

Ohio State Representative Josh Williams, represents Ohio’s 41st district. State Representative Josh Williams is an incredible example of the power of persistence, hope, and determination. He went from a homeless high school dropout to an attorney, but there were a lot of challenges and obstacles along the way. After dropping out of high school, he went to work to support his young son. He was hurt on the job after falling 30 feet and was disabled for six years because of a serious back injury. Josh credited a change in his mindset as motivation to overcome his injury. He dedicated to stop looking at himself as a victim of his circumstances. Josh says his mindset went from “Why Me?” to “Why Not Me?”

After getting his GED, Josh started college at the age of 30. By the time he was 35, he was graduating from law school. Josh is a shining example of hard work and determination paying off. Josh’s journey from high school drop out to attorney at law has shaped his view of society and has inspired him to overcome any challenge he faces. After graduating from the University of Toledo College of Law with his juris doctorate (J.D.) Josh decided to give back and help shape our youth by teaching at Adrian College. He currently teaches constitutional law, criminal law, and criminal procedure in the undergraduate criminal justice programs.

Enjoying a career as a successful attorney and professor, Josh still felt a pull to do more for his local community in Lucas County. With a unique perspective on the problems facing Toledo, Josh decided to run for the Ohio House of Representatives to make the voice of his community heard in the capital. As a State Representative, Josh is pursuing reform in all the areas that affect Lucas County residents most: workforce development, education and criminal justice.

Dan McLaughlin is a senior writer at National Review Online and a fellow at National Review Institute.

Follow him on X @baseballcrank.

Conn Carroll is the commentary editor for the Washington Examiner. He served as a communications director in the U.S. Senate for seven years before returning to journalism. He is a graduate of the Antonin Scalia Law School and lives in northern Virginia with his wife and three children.

 You can follow him on X @conncarroll.


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