Backbone Radio with Matt Dunn - May 31, 2015 - Hr 3

May 31, 2015

Why do so many Americans think America is in decline? If we are truly in a downward spiral, what can be done about it? Further discussion of Ann Coulter's new book: "Adios America! The Left's Plan to Turn Our Country Into a Third World Hellhole." Audio from the Jorge Ramos interview with Coulter on Univision. Also, as former Speaker Dennis Hastert faces indictment, could he have been "owned" by blackmailers during his political career? Plus, vignettes on Elvis Presley, Gladys Knight & the Pips, and Bluegrass music. With listener calls.

Backbone Radio with Matt Dunn - May 31, 2015 - Hr 2

May 31, 2015

Interview with Jennifer Kerns, Beltway Correspondent, currently in Texas. Notes on Rand Paul, the NSA and the Fourth Amendment. Carly Fiorina takes on Hillary Clinton in Iowa. Why isn't Jeb Bush announcing yet? A federal judge orders the incremental release of Hillary's hidden emails. Thoughts on John McCain, Mitch McConnell, and the ever-expanding presidential fields. Sen. Marco Rubio calls for more American troops in Iraq, while Patrick Buchanan asks why our allies in the Middle East lack the will to fight. Can the GOP move on from the Iraq War mindset? Also, a review of the "Where the hell is Matt?" global video phenomenon. With Texas music and listener calls. 

Backbone Radio with Matt Dunn - May 31, 2015 - Hr 1

May 31, 2015

Sen. Rand Paul delivers a body blow to the Patriot Act and the NSA. In a bloody Sunday in the chambers of the Senate, Rand Paul prevails as Sens. McCain and McConnell go dyspeptic. Is this a good day for the Bill of Rights? Question: If Establishment Senators are so concerned about American national security, why don't they seem concerned about our enduringly Open Borders? Plus, a preview of Ann Coulter's upcoming book: "Adios America! The Left's Plan to Turn Our Country Into a Third World Hellhole." Also, an interview with Steve Weil, CEO of Rockmount Ranch Wear, a historic Colorado company that invented the "snap" buttons on Western shirts. A bit of Rockmount history, with celebrity vignettes on Elvis Presley, Cary Grant, Sir Paul McCartney, Robert Plant and others. With music and listener calls.  

Backbone Radio with Matt Dunn - May 24, 2015 - Hr 3

May 24, 2015

Notes on Memorial Day, with a review of the Clint Eastwood-directed movie American Sniper, now released on DVD. Should Navy Seal sniper Chris Kyle be considered an American hero? Further thoughts in context on the Iraq War. Have Obama's policies towards ISIS failed? A caller questions the legitimacy of Patrick Buchanan as a political commentator. Other callers defend Buchanan. Further notes on Donald Trump, Pamela Geller and the bold stand taken this week by Sen. Rand Paul. Concluding sentiments via "American Solider" by Toby Keith. With music and listener calls.

Backbone Radio with Matt Dunn - May 24, 2015 - Hr 2

May 24, 2015

Interview with Jennifer Kerns, Beltway Correspondent. What to make of Hillary Clinton's holiday weekend highly-selective email dump? How will this week's fall of Ramadhi affect the 2016 election? Is The Donald Trump serious this time? Is commentator Joe Scarborough right to say he senses zero enthusiasm for the candidacy of Jeb Bush? Is Rand Paul on the right track in his fight for the Fourth Amendment? Is Senator Mitch McConnell a useless member of the Establishment? With music and listener calls.   

Backbone Radio with Matt Dunn - May 24, 2015 - Hr 1

May 24, 2015

Sen. Rand Paul scores a victory for the American people in his week-long duel with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell over controversies within the "Patriot Act." Should the Fourth Amendment be as important as the First Amendment? Meanwhile, The Donald Trump indicates he might actually be running for the presidency. Could this be a uniquely favorable political moment for Trump? Plus, an assessment of Patrick Buchanan's ongoing debate with the Wall Street Journal editorial page. Would Buchanan's less interventionist, less open border and more economically nationalist policies have better served America over the past 25 years? Also, initial thoughts on Memorial Day and the movie American Sniper. With music and listener calls.       

Backbone Radio with Matt Dunn - May 17, 2015 - Hr 3

May 17, 2015

Discussion of the "Mad Men" portrayal of the sexes, as the successful TV series ends its long run. Why do some career women today say they’d rather have lived back in the sexist 1960s? Assessing the cultural artifacts of feminism in modern America, with analysis of Alpha v. Beta males. Further articulation of the “Billionaire Problem" in American politics. Also, a look at the “secret stuff” currently hidden from the American people: Details of the TPP trade deal, Hillary Clinton’s SOS emails, Lois Lerner’s IRS emails, the ‘intelligence' leading up to the Iraq War, and the items the Billionaires bring up with presidential candidates behind closed doors. Cui bono? Plus, the latest Italian pop music from Eros Ramazzotti, a discussion of John Wayne’s role in “The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance,” and notes on Elvis Presley’s surprisingly close relationship with the Denver Police Department. With music and listener calls.

Backbone Radio with Matt Dunn - May 17, 2015 - Hr 2

May 17, 2015

Interview with Jennifer Kerns, Beltway Correspondent. Discussion of the Amtrak train crash in Philadelphia. Why are Democrats politicizing this tragedy? Analysis of ABC News anchor George Stephanopoulos’ on-air apology for his undisclosed financial relationship with the Clinton Foundation. Is Stephanopoulos a credible media personage, or is he mostly a sneaky partisan advocate for Hillary Clinton? How do the journalistic ethics of this scandal compare to that of suspended NBC anchor Brian Williams? Plus, further thoughts on Jeb Bush’s muddled, evasive backtrackings on the Iraq Question. Also, thoughts on tonight’s conclusion of the “Mad Men” television series. With music and listener calls.

Backbone Radio with Matt Dunn - May 17, 2015 - Hr 1

May 17, 2015

Jeb Bush blows it on the Iraq Question. Not just once, but FIVE times during the past week. How does one explain the sheer badness of this potential presidential candidate? Sensing weakness, fellow Republicans are busy turning Jeb Bush into a human piñata. Is the long-expected Republican-reckoning on the Iraq War finally at hand? Can Jeb recover? Sen. Rand Paul offers his own helpful take on Jeb’s current imbroglio. Meanwhile, Marco Rubio struggles on Fox News as he fields questions on Immigration and Iraq. Also, preliminary thoughts on George Stephanopoulos’ weak apologies, on the Billionaires in our political system, and on the future of GOP foreign policy. With music and listener calls.

Backbone Radio with Matt Dunn - May 10, 2015 - Hr 3

May 10, 2015

Interview with Jennifer Kerns, Beltway Correspondent. How is Hillary Clinton celebrating Mother's Day? Are Hillary's sudden extreme amnesty positions calculated to distract from her declining ratings on trustworthiness? Is Matt Drudge the second most powerful man in America? Plus, further thoughts on "White Appreciation Day" at a BBQ restaurant in Milliken, Colorado. Also, former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan advocates "eating bugs" to help prevent global warming, while legendary French actress Catherine Deneuve says she despises modern "selfie" culture. "Je deteste les selfies!" With music and listener calls.