Whirlwind tour around the world today as we bring back Ukraine-based defense expert Reuben Johnson to talk with us about a variety of topics. He covers the Wuhan lab leak theory and how the media has handled it as well as the resurrection of the Iran Deal by the Biden administration. He takes a look at China's geopolitical plans and how Russia is getting away with the hacking of key industries in the U.S. He then compares America to the Roman Empire in its latter years as well as the Soviet Union economically right before it fell. We need to focus on things that matter – like modernizing our military – instead of useless controversies that distract us from forces trying to destroy us.
Two months ago today, Texas experienced a rare winter blast resulting in a widespread blackout. Debate has since raged over what source of energy was to blame. Robert Murphy (independent.org), Research Fellow at the Independent Institute, joins us today, to clear up the debate, having spent time looking at the data. He discusses the sometimes competing narratives about wind energy in Texas, whether natural gas stepped up during the crisis, and why Texas is on its own grid. He and John also zoom out and look at the broader energy picture in the U.S., including the role renewables play and whether nuclear is a valid option.
It's easy to be overwhelmed as a deluge of news bombards us from all directions. In this week's boralogue, John rises above the noise and looks at where we stand, including the narrow path between fighting the virus and fighting problems that arise from a slow economy, and how progressive narratives are being uprooted in the virus's wake. The best way to get through all the noise, however, is with faith in God, who is our anchor point.
A new battle has erupted on an old narrative: homeschooling is bad for students. Michael Farris (www.hslda.org), Chairman of the Homeschool Legal Defense Association, shows that educrats have always disregarded parental values in favor of the progressive ideologies of teachers. With homeschools gaining in popularity, now these educrats are fighting back.
How are Russia and Vladimir Putin dealing with the geopolitics surrounding this pandemic? Craig Reed (www.wcraigreed.com), former U.S. Navy Diver and Co-Founder of Us4Warriors Veterans Foundation, analyzes how Vladimir Putin navigates the global chess board as leader of Russia, how he came to power, and what Western leaders should do to compete.
Steve Elwart, Director of Systems Engineering for Ergon Refining in Mississippi, joins us for the rest of the program to examine all aspects of the oil industry from extracting it out of the ground to delivery at the gas station as well as prices on the oil market. He and John then discuss how different the world will be when we emerge from this pandemic.
John's quote of the week:
With regard to public schools versus homeschools: “Do the views of the parents get reflected in what's taught in the school or is government dictating to the students and to the parents what will be taught? Totalitarian societies dictate. Free societies do not.”
On this week's extra segment, we play an interview with Victor Davis Hanson from a little over a year ago where he discusses the reason for President's Trump's victory in 2016, mistakes that those on Left make regarding the president, and a few critiques of the administration. John follows up with some analysis on free speech and the economy.