Hostilities in Ukraine are still happening so we invite back today our Ukraine expert Reuben Johnson to evaluate the status of Russia, its military, and its leader while the battle rages on. He covers a lot of topics, including how pre-war predictions of Russia's success were way off, Russia's inability to be strategic on the battlefield, and the lack of Russian youth signing up for the military. He also addresses rumors about Vladimir Putin's health, gives some advice to the Biden administration, and comments on the recent attack on a Ukraine shopping center.
The Supreme Court has ruled on a number of cases lately, including the Dobbs case that overruled Roe v. Wade, and most of these decisions have adhered to the Constitution. This has made the judicial activist crowd quite mad. John flies solo today taking a look at some of these cases, examining the history of judicial activism in the court and how narratives that weren't based in reality are losing water and the pendulum of truth is swinging the other way. How did it get so bad originally? Marxism in the schools and post-modernist thought in society today.
Anti-nuclear activists insist on doing away with nuclear weapons. They have no expertise on the topic, but they claim their opinions have more import than the actual experts. Back with us today is an actual expert on the topic, Dr. Peter Pry (emptaskforcenhs.com), Executive Director of the EMP Task Force on National and Homeland Security. He examines the facts about nuclear weapons, the history behind them, and the dangers of EMP. He looks at what America's capabilities are now and what we should do to improve them. He and John also touch on a few cultural issues in the U.S. and the creep of liberal values into society.
Roe v Wade was overturned on Friday and predictably the reaction from the pro-abortion crowd was to rant and rave and riot. Producer Steve flies solo today and examines a number of issues, including judicial activism then and now, the talking points from the Left after the ruling on Friday, violence over the weekend, and the trigger laws going into effect in some states now. He also looks at what the Left may do moving forward and why courts are a more attractive venue to push liberal agendas than legislatures.
If at first you don't succeed – at thwarting the Constitution – try end running it instead. Several examples on the show this week of globalists end running the law in order to continue fundamentally transforming this country. First up we welcome Stefano Gennarini (c-fam.org), Vice President for Legal Studies at the Center for Family and Human Rights. He looks at how the United Nations is considering making abortion a fundamental human right, poised to declare it an established customary right under international law. This could undo the overturn of Roe v Wade that is expected soon from the Supreme Court.
We had a successful economy in the U.S., largely due to a thriving energy industry. Somehow that was all quickly undone. Next up this week is Daniel Turner (powerthefuture.com), Founder and CEO of Power the Future. He discusses how the current administration is trying to gaslight the public with truly unbelievable mixed messages on energy. He reminds us how fossil fuels keep the world running and how renewables aren't yet ready for prime time. Ultimately, the misleading narratives and their related policies weakened a very prosperous economy.
A capitalist economy runs on competition and fair business practices – or at least it's supposed to. Big Tech companies are getting around that by unfairly undercutting the little guy. Here to chat about that is Christopher Bedford (rightforge.com), Chief Communications Officer at RightForge. There's a new act in Congress that aims to curtail these unethical practices, much like antitrust acts used to do. Big Tech, though, is fighting tooth and nail to defeat it.
Finally this week, we welcome Justin Butterfield (firstliberty.org), Deputy General Counsel at First Liberty Institute. He looks at the case of an Oakland University student who was evicted from campus housing. What did she do wrong? She shared online how to apply for a religious exemption to the covid vaccine. Once again, we see an example of elitists end running the Constitution and violating, in this case, religious freedom.
It's time for John's monthly foray in the interviewee chair as he joins Lee Lancaster at the KYMS studios. John and Lee discuss high gas prices and the false messaging surrounding it as well as the faltering worldwide economy. They examine how geopolitical events like these affect the martyred church around the world. John reports on persecuted Christians in Pakistan and Nigeria and points out that freedom in this country is not the norm of history – unfortunately slavery and persecution is.
Messaging on energy from the White House is all over the place from 'Putin is to blame' to 'greedy oil companies' to 'oil companies aren't making enough' – sometimes all three at once! Joining us today is Daniel Turner (powerthefuture.com), Founder and CEO of Power the Future. He looks at the clearly Marxist aspect of the current administration's messaging strategy on energy and climate, and reveals the reality behind the fossil fuels vs renewables debate. The entire narrative sweeping across the climate agenda is all about power. Not the kind that fossil fuels make possible, but the kind that globalists want to wield over you and me.
Some of you may remember the movie El Cid from 1961 starring Charlton Heston. Can we learn anything from the real story of El Cid? Back with us today is Raymond Ibrahim (raymondibrahim.com), Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center. He recounts the history of battles between Muslims from North Africa and Christians in Spain, including during the time of El Cid. Learning this helps to understand how Western Civilization developed, how Christianity was treated throughout the years, and why we are where we are today. It is important to get the accurate historical context in order to correctly understand history and have intelligent, fact-based, and rational conversations about it.
By now, most of you know that California is a state of dysfunction, especially as it concerns their water problem. But the problem is more with policy than it is with water. Joining us today is Edward Ring (edwardring.com), Senior Fellow at the Center for American Greatness. Climate activist groups are dead set against the building of desalination plants, despite the proof that the desalination process would help greatly the state's water problem. He debunks the activists' talking points and shows the total bureaucracy that firms go through to get anything done in California. It has all the hallmarks of a communist state.
With the Dobbs decision from the Supreme Court due out soon, some abortion supporters are looking outside the country for help. Joining us today is Stefano Gennarini (c-fam.org), Vice President for Legal Studies at the Center for Family and Human Rights. The United Nations is considering making abortion a fundamental human right, poised to declare it an established customary right under international law. Will international pressure regarding abortion undo what will likely be a repudiation of Roe v Wade, which will send the topic of abortion back to the states? Stay tuned. The pro-abortion crowd will use whatever tools they can to promote their agenda.