Reuben Johnson

Judicial Activism Takes a Hit

Broadcast Running Time: 01:19:30

The Supreme Court is supposed to determine the constitutionality of laws, not give people what they want. John opens the show this week looking at some of the recent Supreme Court decisions – namely the Dobbs decision that overturned Roe v. Wade – and gives a history of judicial activism. The crazy narratives that have been pushed for so many years have now hit reality and the pendulum is starting to swing the other way. People are beginning to see through the Marxist ideology and post-modern thinking that saturates our society today.

An example of a narrative that is still firmly entrenched, at least in California, is that of environmental activism and the state's policy on water. Joining us is Edward Ring (edwardring.com), Senior Fellow at the Center for American Greatness. These activists are adamant that no desalination plants be built in California, even though the process would help the state's water issues. He debunks the 'bad for the environment' talking points and shows how California has become a defacto communist state of crushing bureaucracy.

Finally this week, we look to Ukraine since there's still a war going on there. Reuben Johnson, our Ukraine expert, is back with us to give updates on how ineffective the Russian military has been, mostly from poor leadership. He also addresses rumors about Vladimir Putin's health and comments on the recent attack on a Ukraine shopping center.

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.

Reuben Johnson: June 2022 Ukraine Update

Broadcast Running Time: 28:53

The Russia-Ukraine conflict has slid out of the spotlight in favor of economic concerns or even celebrity trial stories. But the conflict still rages on. Back with us today is our Ukraine expert Reuben Johnson to give us an update on how things are going over there. He details the inefficiency of the Russian military as far as preparedness and battlefield planning. Some of their soldiers are focusing more on looting than strategy. He also looks at the politics surrounding the conflict.

Back with us today is our (normally) Ukraine-based expert Reuben Johnson along with his son, Antonio. They recount the harrowing details of what Antonio went through to locate his father during Reuben's capture by Russian marauders.  They also give an insider's look at the 'fog of war' and discuss the real story regarding the terrible situation in Ukraine.

As happens once toward the end of every month, John sits down as interviewee with Lee Lancaster on local radio station KYMS. Today, we bring you that interview. John and Lee discuss a number of topics, including truth in reporting from Ukraine, Elon Musk's buyout of Twitter, the five stages of persecution, censorship in social media that led to the rise of alternative platforms, and digital currency. John also gives his monthly update on the martyred church, asking for prayer for believers in Nigeria, Uganda, Egypt, Pakistan, and China.

Reuben Johnson: Ground Truth in Ukraine

Broadcast Running Time: 23:57

John Loeffler

April 29, 2022

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And the war goes on in Ukraine. Lot of reporting, some true, some not so much. What's really going on there? Back with us today is our Ukraine expert Reuben Johnson. He covers a number of topics, including the truth about how much Russia hasn't accomplished, Putin's possible plans moving forward, and a surprising announcement of alliance with Ukraine from a European country. He also draws on his defense industry experience to describe what both Ukraine and Russia have in their military arsenals.

Economic Fallout Territory

Broadcast Running Time: 01:17:25

John Loeffler

April 2, 2022

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Politicos have mismanaged our economy for years leading us to the paradigm shift we're experiencing today. Now they're trying to offload responsibility but also use this mess to continue their agenda. John opens the program this week continuing his analysis of how we got here. He reviews what President Trump did to repair our economy and how President Biden has undone all of that. The world runs on oil, but there are forces – namely the climate alarmists – that have always advocated for getting us off of oil by taxing it, thereby hurting the poor and middle class. They and the politicos have slowly enacted their plans over the years, leading us to where we are today.

People are beginning to awaken from their slumber when it comes to these plans. The emperor is quickly disrobing and all the cards are now on the table. Joining us today is Christopher Bedford (rightforge.com), Chief Communications Officer at RightForge. Globalists are using our current crises to accelerate their Great Reset plans, but as they do, average everyday folks are waking up. Issues and relationships once thought unimportant are suddenly found to be vital. There's a battle brewing between the resetters and the reformers as we race into an unknown future.

There has been a new set of sanctions against the Russian government for their role in Ukraine. But could there be unforeseen consequences to these new sanctions? With us to discuss is Tho Bishop (mises.org), Assistant Editor of the Mises Wire at the Mises Institute. He shows how politicians are largely ignorant about economics, putting politics over sound policy. He also looks at the very real possibility that the sanctions process being used against Putin right now may soon be used against ‘domestic terrorists' in America.

We finish this week's program with an incredible update from our correspondent in Ukraine, Reuben Johnson. We had feared the worst after not hearing from him for weeks, but he's back and he tells us what he experienced trying to leave Ukraine and how the Russian soldiers feel about the war they're fighting.

It's that time again for John to be the interviewee. He sits down with Lee Lancaster at KYMS radio for their monthly chat. John and Lee discuss a variety of topics, including the Christian church in Ukraine and Russia amid the conflict, the overall state of different denominations within Russia, and the silencing of conservative voices in the name of combating hate speech. John goes on to give a sobering account of persecuted Christians around the world, specifically in Nigeria, Pakistan, and India.

For a couple of weeks, we had no idea what had become of our Ukraine-based expert Reuben Johnson. Had he escaped Kiev? Was he injured or dead? Thankfully, we received a call from him letting us know what had happened. He is with us today to share his incredible tale – one that involves his car being destroyed by machine gun fire! He also discusses conversations he has had and reports he's received regarding the mindset of both Russian and Ukrainian soldiers.

Reuben Johnson: Ukraine in the Spotlight

Broadcast Running Time: 21:42

John Loeffler

February 10, 2022

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There are many facets of the current Russia-Ukraine issue that are not being reported on, so we contacted our man on the ground in Kiev, Reuben Johnson, who agreed to take a few minutes today to fill us in on what's really going on over there.  He examines the debate about whether the U.S. should even get involved in the conflict, Article 5 of NATO's charter, and the Budapest agreement of 1994 – all in advocation of defending Ukraine from Russian advance.  He also looks at China and the controversy surrounding their hosting of the Olympics.