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My Turn at the Bully Pulpit - Straight Talk About the Things That Drive Me Nuts

Greta Van Susteren

Welcome to the bully pulpit where opinions fly but common sense rules. Here's where you'll find straight talk about the most pressing issues of the day, all delivered in the trademark commonsense style of one of America's most popular and admired television news anchors. Always resisting the political label that attempts to place people in one ideological camp or another, Greta Van Susteren speaks from the mind and the heart, not as a liberal or a conservative, but as a right-thinking, sensible citizen. "Our country is at a critical juncture," she writes, and "too many of us are caught up in old definitions of left and right that no longer apply. If I favor the death penalty in some cases, does that make me right-wing? If I think hate crimes legislation is stupid, does that make me a conservative? If I happen to like and enjoy Ozzy Osbourne and have him on my show, does that make me a liberal? And if I believe that corporations should be held accountable if their products harm citizens and they should be subject to the rulings of a jury-ditto for doctors who commit medical malpractice-does that make me a lefty trial lawyer?" Here's more of Greta in her own words: On the military: Liberty isn't free. As a nation, we must provide for the men and women who put their lives on the line for us. That means good pay, adequate funding for defense, and our heartfelt support. Vietnam was a very long time ago. We Baby Boomers have to wake up and realize that today's military is a different military from the one we grew up with, and we are fighting a very different war. Patriotism is not a conservative or a liberal thing. Patriotism, as far as I am concerned, is the duty and obligation of every American. On the Supreme Court: There should be a litmus test for Supreme Court and federal court judges, and that test should be their opinion about allowing public access to court proceedings. Let cameras inside the courthouse, or at least allow an audio feed to radio. What are they hiding? On the death penalty: It should be lega

Welcome to the bully pulpit where opinions fly but common sense rules. Here's where you'll find straight talk about the most pressing issues of the day, all delivered in the trademark commonsense style of one of America's most popular and admired television news anchors. Always resisting the political label that attempts to place people in one ideological camp or another, Greta Van Susteren speaks from the mind and the heart, not as a liberal or a conservative, but as a right-thinking, sensible citizen. "Our country is at a critical juncture," she writes, and "too many of us are caught up in old definitions of left and right that no longer apply. If I favor the death penalty in some cases, does that make me right-wing? If I think hate crimes legislation is stupid, does that make me a conservative? If I happen to like and enjoy Ozzy Osbourne and have him on my show, does that make me a liberal? And if I believe that corporations should be held accountable if their products harm citizens and they should be subject to the rulings of a jury-ditto for doctors who commit medical malpractice-does that make me a lefty trial lawyer?" Here's more of Greta in her own words: On the military: Liberty isn't free. As a nation, we must provide for the men and women who put their lives on the line for us. That means good pay, adequate funding for defense, and our heartfelt support. Vietnam was a very long time ago. We Baby Boomers have to wake up and realize that today's military is a different military from the one we grew up with, and we are fighting a very different war. Patriotism is not a conservative or a liberal thing. Patriotism, as far as I am concerned, is the duty and obligation of every American. On the Supreme Court: There should be a litmus test for Supreme Court and federal court judges, and that test should be their opinion about allowing public access to court proceedings. Let cameras inside the courthouse, or at least allow an audio feed to radio. What are they hiding? On the death penalty: It should be lega
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Welcome to the bully pulpit where opinions fly but common sense rules. Here's where you'll find straight talk about the most pressing issues of the day, all delivered in the trademark commonsense style of one of America's most popular and admired television news anchors. Always resisting the political label that attempts to place people in one ideological camp or another, Greta Van Susteren speaks from the mind and the heart, not as a liberal or a conservative, but as a right-thinking, sensible citizen. "Our country is at a critical juncture," she writes, and "too many of us are caught up in old definitions of left and right that no longer apply. If I favor the death penalty in some cases, does that make me right-wing? If I think hate crimes legislation is stupid, does that make me a conservative? If I happen to like and enjoy Ozzy Osbourne and have him on my show, does that make me a liberal? And if I believe that corporations should be held accountable if their products harm citizens and they should be subject to the rulings of a jury-ditto for doctors who commit medical malpractice-does that make me a lefty trial lawyer?" Here's more of Greta in her own words: On the military: Liberty isn't free. As a nation, we must provide for the men and women who put their lives on the line for us. That means good pay, adequate funding for defense, and our heartfelt support. Vietnam was a very long time ago. We Baby Boomers have to wake up and realize that today's military is a different military from the one we grew up with, and we are fighting a very different war. Patriotism is not a conservative or a liberal thing. Patriotism, as far as I am concerned, is the duty and obligation of every American. On the Supreme Court: There should be a litmus test for Supreme Court and federal court judges, and that test should be their opinion about allowing public access to court proceedings. Let cameras inside the courthouse, or at least allow an audio feed to radio. What are they hiding? On the death penalty: It should be lega

Language:

English

Narrators:

Elaine Lafferty

Length:

4h 54m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

06:47


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

06:35


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

07:07


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

06:20


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

06:48


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

07:21


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

03:36


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

08:02


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

06:53


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

03:04


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

08:41


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

07:34


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

07:31


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

05:39


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

07:18


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

03:36


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

03:39


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

09:04


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

03:49


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

06:50


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

07:05


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

04:45


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

06:39


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

06:39


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

06:24


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

06:52


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

05:47


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

06:25


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

02:02


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

04:09


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

08:00


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

05:15


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

05:01


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

06:38


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

04:03


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

06:20


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

04:03


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

05:18


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

07:55


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

06:54


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

04:57


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

09:07


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

06:16


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

02:25


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

04:28


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

03:39


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

05:40


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

05:16


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

04:36


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

05:15