As the Globalist Elite prepares to gather in Davos we ponder the sagging state of the transnational agenda. Signs of anxiety, glimmers of newfound humility? We review philosopher Roger Scruton's concept of "oikophobia" -- i.e. an irrational fear of one's own countrymen -- as curiously described by American progressives. Is it time to start fearing the deplorable plumber? Also, we survey the checkered career of Sen. Chuck Schumer, now on deck as the most prominent Democrat to stand in opposition to President Trump. Who shall gain the upper hand? Why does Trump refer to Schumer as the "head clown"? Meanwhile, the Clinton Global Initiative finally shuts down and the Ringling Brothers, speaking of clowns, have announced the end of the "Greatest Show On Earth." Also, we ask, who is attacking the Drudge Report website? With a series of Colorado Ski Mountain vignettes and Listener Calls and Music via Jo Stafford, Roy Orbison, Chris Young and Sturgill Simpson.
January 12, 2017