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Episode 240: Government Shutdowns / Reining in Bureaucrats

1/21/2019
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A question about the government shutdown, and reining in unelected bureaucrats. Related posts:Episode 14: Comparing Economic Plans in Real Life, and Dissolving the Federal Government Episode 44, The One-Year Anniversary: What Edward Snowden’s Revelations Really Reveal About Government Episode 54: Guns vs Murder Rate, the Stem Cell Debate is Over, and Government Upping the Ante on the Shutdown

Duration:00:08:57

Episode 239: IRS Fraud / NYC “Free” Health Care / Listener Feedback

1/14/2019
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Fraud at the IRS, "free" health care in NYC, and listener feedback. Related posts:Episode 65: Canadians Escaping Their Health System, American Workers Get Better Health Care From a Corporation, and How Wisconsin Got a Billion Dollar Surplus Episode 7: Voter ID, Canadian Health Care, and Bankrupt Cities Episode 81: Seeing What Works and What Doesn’t – State Economies, Gun Control, and Health Care

Duration:00:09:04

Episode 238: Bankrupt BSA / Operation Choke Point

1/7/2019
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Bankrupt BSA, Operation Choke Point, closing the southern border, and spending on auto-pilot. Related posts:Episode 97: Spending on Nothing, and Schooling on Disagreement Episode 36: Marriage “Equality”, Obama Proclaims Fiscal Capability Month, and Another California City Goes Bankrupt Episode 4: ObamaCare Stands, First Look

Duration:00:09:11

Episode 237: Excusing Rape / Socialized Infrastructure / Getting Ruffled Over Rudolph

12/10/2018
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Excusing rape. socialized infrastructure, and bullying Rudolph. Related posts:Episode 186: Death by Socialized Medicine: Charlie Gard vs the NHS Episode 78: A Unique Lawsuit Against ObamaCare, and the Source of the VA’s Troubles Episode 195: More Religious Tests / Bernie’s Medicare For All

Duration:00:09:10

Episode 236: Interview with Brian Kilmeade

12/3/2018
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An interview with Brian Kilmeade, of Fox News Channel's "Fox & Friends" about his book "Andrew Jackson and the Miracle of New Orleans: The Battle That Shaped America's Destiny". Related posts:Episode 136: Interview with Erick Erickson, Author of “You Will Be Made to Care” Episode 200: Interview With DJ McGuire on Switching Parties / Listener Feedback Episode 125: The Paris Terror Attacks

Duration:00:21:10

Episode 235: Conscience or Compliance / RFRA at 25 / My Thanksgiving Message to You

11/19/2018
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Should a male PE teacher be required to supervise a middle-school girl in the locker room? Who's trying to hollow out the Religious Freedom Restoration Act? And, this Thanksgiving, who should you be thanking? Related posts:Episode 133: Trans-species vs Transgender, and the Religious Liberty of Kelvin Cochran Episode 202: Jack Phillips of Masterpiece Cakeshop vs Freedom of Conscience Episode 76: Brendan and the Benhams; The Intolerant “Tolerance Police” Claim Their Next Victim

Duration:00:09:20

Episode 234: The 2018 Midterm Election Round-up

11/12/2018
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This is my analysis of the 2018 midterm election. Related posts:Episode 21: The Post-2012-Election Analysis Thoughts on the 2015 Election Results Episode 183: Why the Georgia 6th District Election Results Matter

Duration:00:09:34

Episode 233: Reconsider This – Kelvin Cochran and Seattle’s Minimum Wage

10/29/2018
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Looking back at 2 stories that have updates; the religious freedom of Kelvin Cochran, and the Seattle minimum wage winners and losers. Related posts:Episode 133: Trans-species vs Transgender, and the Religious Liberty of Kelvin Cochran Episode 31: Raising the Minimum Wage Won’t Help Much, and Could Actually Make Things Worse Episode 35: Senator Suggests $22 per Hour Minimum Wage, Gun Permit Applications Are Up, and Democrats Against a Balanced Budget

Duration:00:09:30

Episode 232: The Angry, Democrat Mob / Religious Freedom Win in the UK

10/22/2018
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The angry Left has kicked the mob mentality up a few notches. The UK Supreme Court acknowledges that refusing to bake a cake on religious grounds is not a rejection of the customer, but of the message. Related posts:Episode 102: Indiana’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act Episode 202: Jack Phillips of Masterpiece Cakeshop vs Freedom of Conscience Episode 138: What the Defeat of the Georgia Religious Freedom Bill Means For the Country

Duration:00:09:37

Episode 231: Coveted Celebrity Endorsement / World Economic Tipping Point

10/15/2018
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One candidate gets a coveted celebrity endorsement, and the world economy passes a (good) tipping point. Related posts:Episode 53: Capitalism vs Aid, and the Rise (and Fall) of the Anti-War Movement Episode 104: Gravity Payments CEO Weighs In On the Minimum Wage Episode 62: What Liberalism Has and Will Do To Big Cities, Learning From Mistakes, and the Reason Poverty Plummeted

Duration:00:09:15

Episode 230: Thoughts on the Brett Kavanaugh Hearings

10/2/2018
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Thoughts on the Brett Kavanaugh Hearings Related posts:Episode 228: Why I Couldn’t Think Of What To Talk About Episode 149: Thoughts on the 2016 Democratic National Convention Episode 173: Franken v Gorsuch, and How the Left Views the Judiciary

Duration:00:16:32

Episode 229: Credit For the Economy / How a Young Man Grew Up

10/1/2018
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Who should get credit for the good economy? How did a Parkland shooting survivor mature? Related posts:Episode 206: Trump’s Economy; Do You Want the Good News or the Bad News First? Episode 18: Why I’m Voting for Mitt Romney (and Why You Should, Too): The Economy Episode 134: The “Gig Economy” Proves the Free Market, and Ravi Zacharias on Sexual Orientation vs Gender

Duration:00:08:55

Episode 228: Why I Couldn’t Think Of What To Talk About

9/17/2018
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I can usually figure out what I want to say pretty early in the week, but this week I just couldn't get excited about any particular topic. This time out, my thoughts on not having a topic. Related posts:Episode 218: Blacklisted by a Red Hen / ACLU Cools to Civil Liberties / SCOTUS Rules Against Coerced Speech Episode 230: Thoughts on the Brett Kavanaugh Hearings Episode 195: More Religious Tests / Bernie’s Medicare For All

Duration:00:09:49

Episode 227: Studies You May Not Have Heard About

9/10/2018
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This time out, I'm covering 2 studies, the results of which you probably have not heard about. (You'll understand why.) Related posts:Episode 210: Good News on School Shootings / Bad News on Women’s Safety Episode 192: The Transgender Suicide Epidemic Episode 109: On My 3rd Birthday, Considering a Liberal Utopia

Duration:00:09:33

Episode 226: US Cuts Carbon Emissions Without Paris / (Gender) Words Mean Things

9/3/2018
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The US cut CO2 emissions without needing to sign a piece of paper. With 70+ "genders", do those words mean anything anymore? Related posts:Episode 134: The “Gig Economy” Proves the Free Market, and Ravi Zacharias on Sexual Orientation vs Gender Episode 108: Jenner’s Gender; Genetics and Psychology Episode 181: Cuts to Sex-Ed in Schools, and A New Religious Test for Government Work

Duration:00:09:53

Episode 225: Idealism vs Reality

8/27/2018
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Idealism. It’s a good thing. We all need some. Whether about ourselves or our world, it’s a necessary part of our society. But is all idealism good, or can it be frustrating, even dangerous, if it's unrelated to reality. Related posts:Episode 83: “Name That Quote”, and Modifying Climate Reality Instead Of Models Episode 126: Civil Rights Act Updated, and the Tyshawn Lee Shooting Episode 109: On My 3rd Birthday, Considering a Liberal Utopia

Duration:00:10:03

Episode 224: Border Security / Being Skeptical of Scientists / UBI Fail

8/20/2018
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CBS covers border security concerns, why is the Right skeptical of science, and a universal basic income failure. Related posts:Episode 109: On My 3rd Birthday, Considering a Liberal Utopia Episode 187: Clooney Comes Back, and State Solvency Episode 220: Plastic Pollution / Minimum Wage Hurts the Disabled / Environmentalists vs the Planet

Duration:00:09:35

Episode 223: Evangelical Support for Trump / Venezuela Wakes Up / Poetry (Yes, Really)

8/13/2018
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Have Evangelicals "sold their souls" to Trump? And it sounds like Venezuelan President Nicholas Maduro is finally waking up to the fact that socialism has destroyed his country. Related posts:Episode 122: Evolution Problems, and Venezuela Raises Its Minimum Wage (Again) Episode 117: A New Religious Test, the Cause of the Housing Market Crash, and Another Drive-by Graphic Episode 216: Jack Phillips Wins, Sort Of / A List of Trump Wins

Duration:00:07:51

Episode 222: A New Look at Flint / Proving Marijuana’s Health Benefits

7/30/2018
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A new look at the Flint water crisis, and proving marijuana's health benefits. Related posts:Episode 135: The Flint Blame Game, and Defending Caitlyn Jenner Episode 140: Reconsidering the Flint Water Crisis, and the College Cost Fairy Tale Episode 96: Extending Unemployment Benefits Extends Unemployment, and Presidential Memoranda

Duration:00:08:40

Episode 221: Uber-discrimination / Universal Basic Income / Trump’s Helsinki Presser

7/23/2018
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More discrimination against Republicans, Universal Basic Income, and Trump's Helsinki press conference.. Related posts:Episode 224: Border Security / Being Skeptical of Scientists / UBI Fail Episode 34: A Run on the Banks, Democrats Remember How To Create a Budget, and Slate Readers Learn of Media Bias Episode 137: Do Political Parties Matter for Local Issues?

Duration:00:09:30