Backbone Radio with Matt Dunn - Jul 26, 2015 - Hr 3

July 26, 2015
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Senator Ted Cruz calls Mitch McConnell a "liar" on the floor of the Senate. Wow. As Hillary Clinton slips in the polls she faces a crisis of confidence within Democratic precincts. Why are Democrats now going after Hillary's emails? Could Elizabeth Warren be prompted into the race? We question the validity of comparisons between a surging Trump and the truly fringe-figure socialist Bernie Sanders. Vignettes on old time "border radio." Plus Ann Coulter's "voter's guide" to immigration issues in 2016. With music and listener calls.

Backbone Radio with Matt Dunn - Jul 26, 2015 - Hr 2

July 26, 2015
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Interview with Randy Corporon, chairman of the Arapahoe County Tea Party. Will the GOP Establishment "learn" from Trump, or try to excise him? Whose party is this anyways? If anyone goes "Third Party," should it be Trump -- or maybe actually the Establishment figures? A review of "tone" in political rhetoric. Thoughts on Marco Rubio, Jeb Bush and Ted Cruz. Predictions about the upcoming GOP debates. Notes on balancing "national security" in terms of foreign policy and also border integrity. With music and listener calls.

Backbone Radio with Matt Dunn - Jul 26, 2015 - Hr 1

July 26, 2015
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Donald Trump not only survives, but thrives over the past week. He opens a commanding double-digit lead in the GOP primary. Have we ever seen anything like this? No groveling, no apologies, and now more popular with veterans than even John McCain. The MSM has transitioned from glee to despair. Meanwhile, Trump headed to border town Laredo to say we "do not have a country" if we do not have a border. Could Trump's clear conscience be heralding a major American "attitudinal shift" on border security? We review the criticisms of Lindsey Graham and the budding oncologist Rick Perry. With music and listener calls. 

Backbone Radio with Matt Dunn - Jul 19, 2015 - Hr 3

July 19, 2015
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Last segment of interview with Tom Tancredo. Further notes on heroism and national survival. Columnist Mark Steyn asks: Is the American future being "extinguished on the altar of diversity"? Ann Coulter defends Donald Trump. What if Trump survives? Will Rand Paul pursue border security in a more forthright manner? Meanwhile, a Manhattan judge sentences conservative Dinesh D'Souza to four years of community service and "psychological counseling." Echoes of Orwell and Costa-Gavras? With music and listener calls.   

Backbone Radio with Matt Dunn - Jul 19, 2015 - Hr 2

July 19, 2015
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Interview with Congressman Tom Tancredo. Analysis of Trump's self-inflicted wounds. Will the other GOP candidates learn any lessons from Trump? Notes on a deeply flawed Denver Post editorial, vignettes on John McCain and Luis Gutierrez. A frank discussion of "national survival" -- what does the Fourth of July mean in America today? And furthermore, what makes a "hero" today? Meanwhile, Democratic presidential candidate Martin O'Malley apologizes for saying "all lives matter." With music and listener calls. 

Backbone Radio with Matt Dunn - Jul 19, 2015 - Hr 1

July 19, 2015
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Can Donald Trump survive? Are the wheels flying off the bus? An exploration of Trump's gaffe-ridden duel with John McCain. Will Trump lose his lead in the polls -- or will he surprise everyone by hanging on? Meanwhile, the American Political Establishments are exhibiting unmitigated glee. Notes on El Chapo, Trump Pinatas, and Rep. Luis Gutierrez who says the murder of Kate Steinle in San Franciso is a "cosa pequena." Bland audio from Jeb Bush on "legitimate concerns" about Sanctuary Cities. Beginnings of our conversation with former Congressman Tom Tancredo. With music and listener calls.

Backbone Radio with Matt Dunn - Jul 12, 2015 - Hr 3

July 12, 2015
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Interview with Tom Tancredo on the Trump Phenomenon. Could some sort of political realignment be in the offing? Notes on David Brooks and Charles Krauthammer and their advice to the GOP. With music and listener calls.

Backbone Radio with Matt Dunn - Jul 12, 2015 - Hr 2

July 12, 2015
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Some are calling Donald Trump the "Blue Collar Billionaire" for his stances on trade and immigration. But as he faces boycotts and criticism, is he becoming a martyr to these causes? Would martyr-status only elevate Trump's status? Why do ostensibly conservative intellectuals resort to "name calling" when it comes to Trump? With music and listener calls.

Backbone Radio with Matt Dunn - Jul 12, 2015 - Hr 1

July 12, 2015
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Donald Trump has soared to Number One in the GOP primary race. Trump claims the "silent majority" of Americans is now standing up. Discussion and review of the Trump phenomenon. With music and listener calls.

Backbone Radio with Matt Dunn - Jul 5, 2015 - Hr 3

July 5, 2015
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Could Donald Trump be the herald of an American political realignment? Could Trump be saving or destroying the GOP? We listen to several bold Trump interviews, as well as commentary from Lou Dobbs, Don Lemon and Charles Krauthammer. Plus, notes on Independence Day, with reflections on Thomas Jefferson, who held that "a little rebellion now and then is a good thing." Is this a critical time for rank-and-file Republicans to rebel? With vignettes on Pablo Picasso and the distortions rendered by mainstream media. With music and listener calls.