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Bully Pulpit

12/15/2017
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Presidents use the power of speech to persuade, console, encourage and inspire. On a “Bully Pulpit” Edition of Truth, Politics and Power, Host Neal Conan speaks with linguist John McWhorter about the distinctive cadences of President Barack Obama plus extended conversations with former presidential speechwriters Peter Robinson and Paul Glastris on the purpose and meaning of the rhetoric of the presidents they wrote for - Reagan and Clinton - and President Trump’s prolific use of twitter to...

Duration: 00:52:56


Plea Deal

12/8/2017
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Plea Deal by Truth, Politics and Power

Duration: 00:52:59


War Powers

12/1/2017
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From Korea, Vietnam, Kosovo to the War on Terror, Presidents have gathered more and more authority to start and conduct wars on their own. In a “War Powers Edition” of Truth Politics and Power, Host Neal Conan asks how the commander in chief acquired that authority, why Congress has surrendered its constitutional role and whether there are any checks and balances on President Trump’s ability to launch a nuclear first strike on North Korea.

Duration: 00:52:56


The U.S. And Saudi Arabia

11/17/2017
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Next Time on Truth Politics and Power, Saudi Arabia and the United States…Donald Trump made his first visit as President to Saudi Arabia and embraced King Salman and his son. Now the Crown Prince, the 32 year old Mohammed Bin Salman arrested hundreds of prominent Saudis in what’s been described as a purge…he’s also responsible for Saudi Arabia’s aggressive proxy wars with Iran…and it’s unstated alliance with Israel.

Duration: 00:52:56


The Presidents Club

11/10/2017
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The Presidents Club by Truth, Politics and Power

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Tax Reform

11/3/2017
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Tax Reform by Truth, Politics and Power

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The Forseeable Future

10/27/2017
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While details of the future obviously remain unknowable, we can predict that the next few decades will be profoundly affected by climate change, that unmanned weapons systems - drones - will come to play bigger and bigger roles in war and that changes in the populations of Japan and China will be a major factor in the destiny of East Asia and the Pacific Rim. In a “Forseeable Future” Edition of Truth Politics and Power, host Neal Conan holds in depth conversations with leading...

Duration: 00:52:56


New World Order

10/20/2017
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The Kellogg-Briand Pact returns! Two law professors from Yale argue that the now-obscure treaty marked a major turning point in world history; prior to its ratification in 1928, war and territorial conquest were entirely legal. In a “New World Order Edition” of Truth Politics and Power, they tell host Neal Conan how an agreement to outlaw war made the world conflagration that erupted only a few years later into a war between the Old World Order and the new, and enabled the Allies to try...

Duration: 00:52:56


Gun Rights And Gun Control

10/13/2017
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Gun Rights And Gun Control by Truth, Politics and Power

Duration: 00:52:56


Brinkmanship

10/6/2017
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As President Trump and North Korea's Kim Jong Un exchange insults and threats, host Neal Conan put the nuclear standoff between Washington and Pyongyang into historical and intellectual context in a Brinksmanship Edition of Truth Politics and Power. Conversations about strategist Thomas Schelling and the risks of gaming nuclear conflict; Josef Stalin, Harry Truman and the lessons of the first crisis of the Cold War; and how hyperbolic rhetoric and apocalyptic threats affect the calculus of...

Duration: 00:52:56


Politics Of Disaster

9/29/2017
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Politics Of Disaster by Truth, Politics and Power

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Ethnic Cleansing

9/22/2017
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Hundreds of thousands of Rohingya have fled across the border of Myanmar…they say the military is mounting a campaign of murder, rape and arson that a senior UN official calls a textbook example of ethnic cleansing. On the next Truth Politics and Power, Host Neal Conan explores how and why nations unleash mass violence on minorities, what’s happening in the fledgling democracy of Myanmar, and, after Rwanda and Kosovo and too many others, what we’ve learned about how to answer the...

Duration: 00:52:56


The United States And Iran

9/15/2017
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The United States and Iran confront each other in Yemen and the Gulf, while the longtime enemies act as uncomfortable allies against ISIS in Syria and Iraq. Meanwhile, President Trump faces a crucial decision on the nuclear agreement he’s long vowed to tear up. In the next Truth Politics and Power, host Neal Conan explores the consequences of that decision, and delves into two crucial periods in the troubled history between the US and the Islamic Republic..…The Iran-Iraq War, when the US...

Duration: 00:52:56


Politics Of Denial

9/8/2017
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Legions of lobbyists and lawyers obscured the facts on tobacco and cancer for decades…even when tobacco companies knew their products caused cancer. In the”Politics of Denial” Edition of Truth Politics and Power, Host Neal Conan talks with writer Alan Schwarz, who found that the football industry followed the same pattern in response to discoveries about the long term effects of concussion, and with Science Historian Naomi Oreskes, who argues that the chorus of climate deniers also follows...

Duration: 00:52:57


States' Rights

9/1/2017
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States' Rights by Truth, Politics and Power

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Propaganda

8/25/2017
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While every country puts the best possible face on events, Vladimir Putin’s Russia has devised a post modern propaganda designed to undermine truth itself. In the next “Truth Politics and Power” host Neal Conan discusses the Russian state’s wide scale use of blackmail known as “kompromat,” managed democracy and non-linear warfare. Plus a conversation on information agencies operated by the US in both world wars and the cold war.

Duration: 00:52:49


North Korea Update

8/18/2017
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After the recent exchange of threats between President Trump and North Korea’s Kim Jong-un, host Neal Conan updates earlier edition of Truth Politics and Power on the crisis in North East Asia. Fresh interviews with Ambassador Chris Hill, a former North Korea negotiator, and Michele Flournoy, a senior official in the Pentagon during the Obama Administration on how the diplomatic snd military situations has changed after north Korea’s tests of intercontinental ballistic missiles and the...

Duration: 00:52:56


The Wall

8/11/2017
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Candidate Donald Trump described his big, beautiful wall along the Mexican frontier in existential terms; If you don’t have a border, you don’t have a country. Host Neal Conan explores how secure borders became part of the definition of a state, how well walls worked through history and talks with Peter Robinson, the speechwriter who came up withPresident Ronald Reagan’s famous line in Berlin: “Mister Gorbachev, tear down this wall.”

Duration: 00:52:48


Voter Fraud

8/4/2017
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As congress and a special counsel investigate allegations of Russian meddling and collusion by the Trump campaign, a presidential commission looks into charges, that millions voted illegally last November. In a “Voter Fraud” edition of Truth Politics and Power, Host Neal Conan learns that non citizens were allowed to vote in 40 states- conversations on why, how that changed, and what happens if we find proof that the 2016 election was a fraud: do we get a do-over?

Duration: 00:52:59


Impeachment

7/28/2017
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Impeachment by Truth, Politics and Power

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