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Full Court Press

Broadcast Running Time: 1:14:43

John Loeffler

September 26, 2020

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Before this week, you probably didn't think 2020 could get any crazier. Now we have a Supreme Court nomination fight on our hands. John opens the show this week looking beyond the news everyone else is talking about and tackling issues like judicial activism, the need for a full court before the post-election legal chaos, and how the making of laws should fall squarely on the shoulders of Congress, not the executive or judicial branches.

With all the craziness going, John checks in with long-time friend of the show, author and futurist James Kunstler (www.kunstler.com). They discuss the current state of affairs including when the democrat party really started going off the rails. He goes on to predict where the United States is going economically as well as where the oil industry is headed and he looks at the fate of our country's urban centers.

Finally, we welcome Russell Berman (www.hoover.org), Humanities Professor at Stanford and Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, who examines one of the latest chess pieces in President Trump's foreign policy plan – the agreement between Serbia and Kosovo and their future relationship with Israel. The President was nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize for this accomplishment. Will he actually win or will political correctness infiltrate another award ceremony?

Russell Berman: Balkan on Sunshine

Broadcast Running Time: 20:28

John Loeffler

September 21, 2020

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The Trump administration recently brought together leaders from Serbia and Kosovo, signing an agreement of economic cooperation. In that agreement, both countries agreed to move their embassies to Jerusalem and normalize relations with Israel. Russell Berman (www.hoover.org), Humanities Professor at Stanford and Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, joins us to discuss this latest step in President Trump's foreign policy plan.

The front lines of tyranny in Europe have moved east and this latest agreement has helped establish inroads in the Balkan peninsula and Aegean Sea region. President Trump and his team should get credit for their accomplishments but will not because of the corrupt and biased media.

Hijacking the Narrative

Broadcast Running Time: 1:19:25

If you are feeling angst this week amidst all the chaos, you're not alone. In this week's boralogue, John lays out the different levels surrounding the riots and protests. There are those who are fomenting division to further their narrative; power brokers who are funding the riots; and politicians who are taking advantage of it. We're dealing with complex questions, but there's a vested interest behind the scenes to quash the truth and hijack the narrative.

While chaos and anarchy abounds, important information gets drowned out by media reports rife with falsehoods. Back by popular demand is Victor Davis Hanson (www.victorhanson.com), Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution. He discusses the roles of African-Americans as well as Antifa following the death of George Floyd, and looks at how the media is stoking the fires by its anti-Trump stories and false narratives.

We pivot to another hijacked narrative: school choice and how it's supposedly tied to segregation. Phillip Magness (www.aier.org), Senior Research Fellow at the American Institute for Economic Research, debunks that narrative, recalling the true history of school choice and how modern day educrats are the ones trying to eliminate it.

Finally, we look at the base of operations for many hijacked narratives: the college campus. Charles Negy (www.ucf.edu), Professor of Psychology at the University of Central Florida joins us to discuss his new book on white shaming and show how fairness and equality of standards should be applied to everyone, not just the politically correct.