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Under the Obama administration, we witnessed foreign policy that mostly did not work. Under President Trump, we saw a new and innovative way to approach foreign policy. But now we're back to the policies that have proven to be ineffective. First up this week is Gregg Roman (meforum.org), Director at the Middle East Forum, who looks at the Biden philosophy of hegemonic equilibrium – putting allies and foes on equal footing in a region – and how it has forced our allies to rely less on the U.S. He also points out how we are focusing on unimportant things while our geopolitical enemies are gaining strength.

Next, we have an important announcement for non-public schools. Brian Kelsey (libertyjusticecenter.org), Senior Attorney with the Liberty Justice Center, is with us to alert all private schools that there is money available for Covid relief – if you know where to look and ask for it. If you don't, it reverts back to the public schools.

One of the most important issues in this country is election reform. It is badly needed or dysfunction and fraud will continue to run rampant in our elections. We welcome to the program Michael O'Neill (landmarklegal.org), Assistant General Counsel for Landmark Legal Foundation. He reviews a case from Arizona involving people voting in precincts they don't live in as well as ballot harvesting, both backed by the DNC. The case is now at the Supreme Court and if this isn't overturned, it could set a dangerous precedent moving forward.

Finally this week, we look at the debate over whether online platforms should be considered publishers or editors. Political writer and author Steven Hill (steven-hill.com) joins us to explain both sides of the issue, the effects of the Facebook law in Germany and Section 230 here, and a host of other topics like algorithms, psychographic profiles, manipulated searches, and surveillance capitalism.

Michael O’Neill: Reforming Elections

Broadcast Running Time: 24:37

John Loeffler

April 6, 2021

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Alongside freedom of speech as one of our most important issues in this country is that of election reform. It is badly needed or dysfunction and fraud will continue to run rampant in all future elections. Joining us today is Michael O'Neill (landmarklegal.org), Assistant General Counsel for Landmark Legal Foundation. He reviews a case from Arizona involving people voting in precincts they don't live in as well as ballot harvesting. The Ninth Circuit ruled in favor of the DNC, who wanted to keep those two practices, and it was appealed to the Supreme Court. If this isn't overturned, it could set a dangerous precedent and significantly hurt election reform. He also looks at HR1 which would take power away from states and essentially federalize elections. We should expect to see decisions on these issues in the coming months.

HR1 is a new bill in Congress that, if passed, will codify every suspect procedure behind the 2020 election – vote by mail, no signature verification requirements, no voter ID, no voter roll cleaning, etc. J. Christian Adams (publicinterestlegal.org), President of the Public Interest Legal Foundation, joins us briefly to discuss this new bill and show that attempts are being made to make that which is illegal legal.

Now that we have the background on HR1, we transition to our second guest of the day, Kurt Hyde (thenewamerican.com), contributor to The New American magazine. He also identifies the problems in HR1 and offers possible solutions to move voting away from dysfunction and back to the fairly secure and reasonable way it's always been done. Election reform is needed. But if HR1 passes, will reform ever be possible?

Breaking Up With Power Is Hard To Do

Broadcast Running Time: 1:56:04

John Loeffler

April 11, 2020

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How has utopian thinking fared during this virus crisis? In this week’s boralogue, John looks at how the utopian ideologies of the European Union are being forced and held down in order to try to make them work. But reality keeps rearing its stubborn head. This crisis has highlighted that bureaucrats will always behave like bureaucrats, but you have to end-run bureaucracy in order to get anything constructive done.

Potpourri show this week – first guest is Steve Byas (www.oklahomaconstitution.com), Professor of History and Government at Randall University in Oklahoma. He examines the possibility of our temporary suspension of freedoms lasting longer than the crisis and whether it will be used as a precedent in the future.

Then we look at the threat from China with Steven Mosher (www.pop.org), President of the Population Research Institute, who discusses the geopolitical danger with China as well as the irony of how those who are politically correct will defend China despite the human rights abuses committed there.

Will this crisis affect state primary elections now or the federal election in November? Jason Snead (www.honestelections.org), Executive Director of the Honest Elections Project, analyzes the postponement process and covers voter ID, suppression, and fraud.

There are hot spots of religious persecution around the world, but Europe seems to be hotter than most. Dexter Van Zile (www.camera.org), Christian Media Analyst for CAMERA, shows how both Christians and Jews are being persecuted in Europe and highlights a TV host’s incorrect information on Iran.

Rounding out the program this week, John looks at a variety of topics including political correctness and its tendency to harm us, how statistics inform decisions which inform statistics, and the slowly fading narrative of anthropogenic global warming during this pandemic.

John's quote of the week:
“During this time, much of what governments will do will be unconstitutional. We have to be careful that these things do not become prolonged and then permanently embedded. Typically when rights go away, they for some reason just don’t seem to come back. Why? Because rights are a restriction on government.”

On this week's extra segment, we play another double feature. First up, Robert Haddock from October 2014 on Chinese economic and military expansion. We then transition to Joshua Philipp from July 2016 on the China threat, including espionage and disinformation. These interview are interesting for their time and even more so now in the light of the coronavirus threat that originated in China.