Backbone Radio with Matt Dunn - Aug 30, 2015 - Hr 3

August 30, 2015

Interview with Jennifer Kerns, Beltway Correspondent. Trump "trounces" everyone in all latest poll data. Hillary Clinton's woes escalate as Trump refers to Huma's husband Anthony Weiner as a "pervert" and a "total sleazebag." So will Joe Biden jump into the Democrat primary? And we ask: Would other GOP candidates and donors support Trump if he were to gain the GOP nomination? Hmmm? Some notes on the European "obsession" with Trump, as a dying civilization looks down its nose at America. Has Europe finally lost the will to live? Thoughts on Isaiah Berlin's essay on Nationalism. Plus, notes on tariffs, trade wars, hedge funds and the middle class. With music and listener calls.    

Backbone Radio with Matt Dunn - Aug 30, 2015 - Hr 2

August 30, 2015

Interview with Professor Edward J. Erler on the "anchor babies" controversy. A historical review of the 14th Amendment and American immigration policy. What did the authors of the 14th Amendment intend to accomplish back in 1868? Would Donald Trump's plans to "end birthright citizenship" require amending the Constitution? Or could Congress simply take action? An examination of differing precedents and interpretations of the 14th Amendment. A frank analysis of the current highly charged political atmosphere. Plus, further notes on American sovereignty. With music and listener calls.

Backbone Radio with Matt Dunn - Aug 30, 2015 - Hr 1

August 30, 2015

Big Donors abandon Jeb Bush as his campaign approaches "full-blown panic" territory. How long will the languishing Jeb stay in the race? If a hopeless Jeb campaign begins to deploy its hefty campaign war chest against other Republicans, will it only make a Democrat victory more likely in 2016? Plus, we explore the epic confrontation on Immigration between Donald Trump and Jorge Ramos of Univision. Who won, who lost? And why is Jeb siding with Ramos? Initial remarks on the concept of "nationalism" in the ascendant Trump campaign. With music and listener calls.   

Backbone Radio with Matt Dunn - Aug 23, 2015 - Hr 3

August 23, 2015

Interview with Jennifer Kerns, Beltway Correspondent. Can Trump go all the way? How nervous are Jeb's Big Donors? Notes on the political donations of Planned Parenthood and the Clintons' questionable commitment to "Black Lives Matter." A review of Professor Edward Erler's scholarship on the 14th Amendment and Birthright Citizenship. We ask: Can Sen. Ted Cruz be trusted on the immigration issue? A look at Christopher Lasch's 1996 book "The Revolt of the Elites" -- how have his insights played out over time? With music and listener calls.     

Backbone Radio with Matt Dunn - Aug 23, 2015 - Hr 2

August 23, 2015

Interview with Roger Stone, former advisor to the Trump Campaign. Stone discusses the 2016 Campaign and the future of America. Topics Include: Ruling Class Panic, Trump's Immigration Plan, the Iraq War, the Iran Deal, Hedge Funders & the Middle Class, Billionaires in American Politics, GOP "oppo" research on Trump, Jeb Bush, Frank Luntz, George Will, Fox News, LBJ, Nixon and Gerald Ford. How does Trump handle so much "incoming" so sturdily? Will Trump continue to exceed expectations? A sharp, incisive and amusing hour of radio with Roger Stone.   

Backbone Radio with Matt Dunn - Aug 23, 2015 - Hr 1

August 23, 2015

Trump goes to Alabama, speaks to the biggest crowd yet assembled in the 2016 campaign. The amazing Senator Jeff Sessions joins Trump on stage. The Ruling Classes continue to panic, while venting their veiled hatreds of Trump and his supporters. Xenophobia, Racism and George Wallace. But who are the "angry" ones again? A discussion of the "Great Wall of Trump" and his new mainstream position paper on immigration. A review of the 14th Amendment, Birthright Citizenship and "anchor babies." Does the GOP Establishment want all of America to become like California? With music, Van Halen and listener calls.  

Backbone Radio with Matt Dunn - Aug 16, 2015 - Hr 3

August 16, 2015

Is Jeb Bush really "his own man" as he claims? Or is he ultimately beholden to his Big Donors? By way of contrast, Trump calls Jeb a "puppet" while eschewing political donations to his own campaign. Today, Trump reveals his new position paper on immigration entitled: "Immigration Reform That Will Make America Great Again." Reportedly with input from the indispensable Sen. Jeff Sessions. Meanwhile,the omnipresent establishment Sen. Lindsey Graham says Trump is going "backwards" on immigration. Plus, pollster Frank Luntz discusses his "despair" over the current state of politics in America. Will the gloomy Luntz ever recover? Further notes on Iraq, Iran and the future of foreign policy. With music and listener calls.  

Backbone Radio with Matt Dunn - Aug 16, 2015 - Hr 2

August 16, 2015

Audio from Roger Stone, former Trump campaign staffer, who says Trump enjoys campaigning and is having the time of his life. Will he grow into a statesman? Dilbert creator Scott Adams notes with amazement that Trump has redefined politics in America, has taken control of Fox News, and will indeed make Mexico build the wall. Will the next election be more about foreign policy or American domestic policy? Does Chris Christie have the temperament to be President? Meanwhile, Trump blasts Carly Fiorina, reveals his views on "teleprompters," and finds himself mobbed by adoring crowds in Iowa. Additional notes on Thucydides and Cicero. With music and listener calls.  

Backbone Radio with Matt Dunn - Aug 16, 2015 - Hr 1

August 16, 2015

The Ruling Class shows growing signs of panic as it struggles to contain populist, outsider candidates for President. American elites are presently flummoxed, perplexed and vulnerable. Will they be able to reassert control over the process? Meanwhile, Trump rolls with increased momentum. Megyn Kelly takes a vacation. Jeb Bush says taking out Saddam was "a pretty good deal." Trump responds with incredulity. Are GOP voters ready for a clean break on Iraq? Trump signals "restraint" on foreign policy, in the Middle East and even Ukraine. Meanwhile, hysterical pundit George Will goes nuclear on Trump. We discuss Trump as "entertainer" through the prism of Roman statesman Cicero. We ask: Is it bad for a candidate to be so entertaining? With music and listener calls.

Backbone Radio with Matt Dunn - Aug 9, 2015 - Hr 3

August 9, 2015

Trump gets "disinvited" from the "Red State" political confab. Did Erick Erickson make the right call? Further discussion of the "hormonal" post-debate controversy. And we ask: Should the Republican Establishment be more welcoming and less fundamentally hostile to Trump? Elitist David Brooks ridicules "low-information" Trump supporters -- but might Brooks actually be a "low-information" commentator? A look at the Drudge Report's seeming support for Trump. Ann Coulter & Laura Ingraham weigh in -- with a little more audio from Lynette Hardaway & Rochelle Richardson. Plus, Megyn Kelly explains herself. Meanwhile, Trump offers no apologies. We also review the latest "Mission Impossible" installment from Tom Cruise. With music and listener calls.