The Deguello Moment In America. Power fundamentals remain the same: Unelected Deep State Insiders attempting to expel Elected Outsider President Trump. Stakes are high, fight goes on, but Trump appears to have the upper hand. Former FBI Assistant Director Chris Swecker decries the "borderline criminal behavior" of the FBI's Andrew McCabe & Peter Strzok. Swecker says he expects "pure TNT" to come out soon in report from Inspector General Horowitz. Incredibly, we learn this week that FBI super agent Strzok had longstanding friendship with FISA Judge Rudolph "Rudy" Contreras. Might that explain the mysterious recusal of Contreras from the Mike Flynn case? New levels of corruption now on display. We suspect Flynn will soon get his house back. Meanwhile, Senator Chuck Grassley calls for Second Special Counsel, pledges to use all possible "leverage" to make it happen. Is AG Sessions ready yet? Tom Fitton of Judicial Watch reviews McCabe Firing and the "Mueller zombie investigation." Additional notes on the Golden Showers scam. Also, after blasting Middle America during an ill-advised speech in India, Hillary Clinton falls down some stairs. Media now distancing? Plus, Democrats set their sights on taking back the House in 2018. Propaganda wheels all in motion. Are Establishment Republicans surreptitiously helping Democrats toward that end? With the goal of impeaching Trump? A disturbing prospect -- but let us hope not. With Listener Calls & Music via Mozart, AC/DC, Ennio Morricone, the Rolling Stones, Kalyanji Anandji and Porter Waggoner. Sacred Song from George Jones.
Conversation with Charles Kesler, professor of Government at Claremont McKenna College and editor of the Claremont Review of Books. Notes on Trump's first year in office, the present status of the "Never Trump" movement, and hypotheticals on the future of Conservatism. Do Liberals still believe they're "on the right side" of history? Could Obama's ascendance to "sainthood" be interrupted by recent revelations of corruption within his administration? With Music via Steve Miller, the Foo Fighters, Eros Ramazzotti and Ornella Vanoni.
Opening Monologue: March Madness for the Deep State. The Firing of Andrew McCabe, former No. 2 at the FBI. Misses a portion of his "pension" by 26 hours. Outraged Deep Staters react baring their fangs: John Brennan, James Comey, Samantha Power, Eric Holder. A bold President Trump kicks the hornet's nest by praising McCabe's dismissal as "a great day for democracy." We sample audio commentary from Rep. Darrell Issa, Professor Jonathan Turley and Rep. Adam Schiff, who offers a curiously circumspect defense of McCabe. Meanwhile, we ask, has McCabe's defiant response to his firing uncorked a "perjury" problem for Comey? We flashback to Sen. Schumer's "six ways from Sunday" commentary on the Intelligence Community, and foreshadow the upcoming "pure TNT" report from Inspector General Michael Horowitz. How long will the MSM sustain their stiff upper lip? Plus, we consider former FBI Assistant Director James Kallstrom's take on the gross mistreatment of "patriot" Mike Flynn. How high does the Obama Era corruption go? "I think it goes right to the top," says Kallstrom. With Listener Calls & Music via AC/DC, Justin Moore, Vince Neil and Joan Jett. Plus the "Der Holle Rache kocht in meinem Herzen" from Mozart's "Die Zauberflote." Coda: Make America Home Again.
We detect a downshift in the mood of Democrats. We perceive Liberals losing their faith in "progress" and their "view of the world" as they bitterly cling to their "Obama Dolls" in the Trump Era. Stephen Pinker's new book, Enlightenment Now, attempts to stave off panic in these "wavering souls." But does he succeed? Philosopher John Gray doesn't think so. Former Hillary advisor Philippe Reines marvels over Trump's "remarkable" Pennsylvania Rally and says he sees how Trump could win in 2020. Beseiged Never Trumper Bill Kristol develops a curious "Davy Crockett Complex." Alamo time? MSNBC's Joy Reid defends the IQ of Maxine Waters. CNN avoids coverage of the Democrats' growing Farrakhan Scandal. Elizabeth "Pocahontas" Warren refuses a DNA test. ABC's Joy Behar privately apologizes to VP Mike Pence. Trump floats "paper" ballots. Mueller contemplates the Seychelles as Democrats migrate their hopes over to porn star Stormy Daniels. Meanwhile, a new Harvard-Harris poll shows overwhelming support for Trump's trade policies. Also, we explore new revelations from AG Jeff Sessions concerning his quiet appointment of an experienced investigator into Deep State malfeasance. Grounds for optimism? Has Stealth Sessions been up to more than we've realized? Former DA Joe diGenova weighs in. Plus, we remark on the 48th Anniversary of The Beatles song "Let It Be." With Listener Calls & Music via Jamey Johnson, George Strait, the Wellingtons and The Beatles. Sacred Song duet from Hank Williams and Little Jimmy Dickens.
North Korea ready to Denuclearize? After enduring a full year of the "Trump Treatment," Kim Jong Un appears to be cracking. A conciliatory Kim has now asked President Trump for a personal meeting, and Trump has obliged. CIA Director Mike Pompeo says America has "never before" been in such a potentially constructive position with North Korea. A stunned Erin Burnett of CNN says Trump could be "going down as a great president." Former Obama official Evelyn Farkas gives credit to the "bluster coming out of the White House" for bringing about the progress. That said, the MSM soon rallied to wet blanket the meeting, and CNN's absurd lightweight Jim Acosta took time to remind Trump this is "not the Apprentice" and is "deadly serious" business. Thanks Jim! We review the history of diplomatic failure on North Korea from Bill Clinton to George W. Bush to Barack Obama -- who all accomplished "nothing," according to Trump at his Pennsylvania Rally. The anodyne Colorado Senator Cory Gardner weighs in, without praise for the White House. Meanwhile, we continue our conversation on Tariffs, as a large Steel Plant reopens in Lorain, Ohio. We sample an interview with Leo Gerard, President of United Steelworkers, who thanks Trump, Ross, Navarro and Lighthizer for their good work. Gerard describes the many international "cheaters" on trade and his ongoing push for a "level playing field," while suggesting his Union members will soon be voting Republican. Will the wayward Cory Gardner attempt to sabotage the success? With Listener Calls & Music via R.E.M., Fleetwood Mac and Louane.
Opening Monologue. A Week of Winning, with President Trump knocking the socks off the bewildered Mainstream Media: Stellar new jobs numbers, North Korea suddenly talking "denuclearization," and another packed, high-energy Trump Rally held in Pennsylvania. A despairing Jill Abramson, former Executive Editor for the New York Times, admits she carries a "little plastic Obama Doll" in her purse for consolation in "Donald Trump's America." How to explain such freakish MSM behavior? We sense Leftists losing confidence in their worldview, questioning the "reality" they've created for themselves. Are they still "On the Right Side of History"? We review this week's job numbers in the growing economy and observe a sharp rise in the stock market after the departure of Gary Cohn, chief economic advisor to Trump. Meanwhile, standing with a smiling crowd of real American workers -- whom he describes as the "Backbone of America" -- Trump proclaims new tariffs on Steel and Aluminum. A good deal for America, in our view, and also "electoral gold" for Republicans in 2018. But is the Republican Party Establishment missing the boat? Will they attempt to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory? With Listener Calls & Music via Kim Kwang Seok, Social Distortion, Dwight Yoakam and U2.
How psychologically destructive has the Left become in America? Host invokes Freud and Jung while outlining several of the more extreme positions taken by today's Left, as now mainstreamed in the Media. What are the long-term prospects for co-existence with such extremity? Meanwhile, new information has arisen about last September's "Air Force Hoax," which was then used by the Left to attack President Trump for "racism." A thoroughly discredited endeavor, but still no apologies from the Drive-By Media nor Lt. Gen. Silveria. We draw parallels with the "Russian Collusion Hoax," which Condolezza Rice now belittles as a nothingburger. The Russians have "always" interfered in our elections, she reports. We listen to Tucker Carlson and Glenn Greenwald review the propaganda methods behind Bill Kristol's "Hamilton 68" cocktail of McCarthyism. Also, we offer a charitable review of Trump's "flexible" rhetorical style on guns and immigration. We counsel against literal interpretations -- from both his opponents and supporters -- on his "master persuader" techniques. Additional notes on the illusions of Free Trade, and the discovery of the first war Kristol does not favor. Namely, the Trade War. Plus, Joy Behar of ABC's "The View" persecutes the Christian faith of VP Mike Pence, and Oprah Winfrey talks to God about running for the presidency. Inspirational Quote from George Bernard Shaw. With Listener Calls & Music via Cypress Hill, Dwight Yoakam, Louane and the Bee Gees. Sacred Song from Johnny Cash.
The Trump Trade Wars. Yes, in spite of Establishment outrage, they're easy to win. We submit that America has been in a Trade War for several decades, and has been losing it. Badly. While America practices what it preaches on Free Trade, our trading partners do not. Time to change the old equation. Thus, President Trump has proposed new protective tariffs on Steel and Aluminum imports, part of his overall effort to restore America's manufacturing economy and rebuild the beleaguered Middle Class. We study the hostile reactions emanating from Globalists, Never Trumpers, and the Chinese, who are sounding the alarums about the "trillions of dollars" now at stake. We discuss why Democrats are boxed in by Trump's moves, as far as Rust Belt votes in the 2018 Midterms are concerned. Meanwhile, we review the history of American protectionism, with proponents including Alexander Hamilton, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Henry Clay, Abraham Lincoln and Theodore Roosevelt. We listen to Lou Dobbs, of Fox Business, decry America's trade deficits and blast the "multinationals" responsible for them. We sample several brilliant tutorials on trade policy from Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross. Is there even such a thing as "free trade" in this world? Or is it actually more of a "unicorn in the garden"? As The Conservative Treehouse observes, Trump and Ross are going to restore America's production economy -- or "lose office trying." Also, we touch upon the election now pending in Italy, and consider an impressive essay on America's "opioid crisis" rendered by Flea, bass player for the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Plus, additional vignettes on Henry James and Max Beerbohm. With Listener Calls & Music via White Town, the Hollies, Giorgia, the Red Hot Chili Peppers and the Dances With Wolves Soundtrack.
Opening Monologue. Trump's alleged "crazy week." CNN's Jake Tapper says, predictably, that Trump is in a "tailspin" -- but we see instead savvy tactical positioning for his 2020 re-election. Trump has now reached 50 percent approvals, and the conservative Heritage Foundation notes Trump has already had more accomplishments and at "a pace faster" than former President Reagan. Patrick Buchanan says the GOP "has become a Trump party now" on trade and immigration, as Never Trumpers and Neoconservatives find themselves shamed out of CPAC. Meanwhile, we run out of patience with AG Jeff Sessions, and call upon Republicans to stand up for the courageous Rep. Devin Nunes. We review Nunes' new letter on Deep State FISA Abuse criminality, and listen to him describe how he's caught the DNC and the Hillary Campaign "red handed" on weaponizing Intelligence Agencies. Which may explain why the Left is constantly attacking him. It's how they play ball. Also, the great Hope Hicks resigns from the White House. We sample Rep. Tom Rooney's outraged reaction to the news, and review Hicks' extraordinary political career. Plus, we synthesize Trump Humor from last night's Gridiron Dinner, and offer subtle vignettes on American novelist Henry James. With Listener Calls & Music via Ozzy Osbourne, Eric Church, the Outlaws, R.E.M., Morrissey and Peter Frampton.
Jan Cook filling in for Matt Dunn. Talking about the Broward County high school shooting. Special guest Laura Carno joins her.