We introduce the concept of "gaslighting" in political discourse, with reference to the Ingrid Bergman film Gaslight from 1944. A fair framework for viewing the nature of modern propaganda? With notes on Pablo Picasso, the "deep state" and the exacerbating panic of Beltway Elites. We review Donald Trump's notably patriotic instincts on American national sovereignty. Do any other candidates truly share them? Meanwhile, in a new biography by Jon Meacham, George H.W. Bush delivers surprisingly strong criticism of Cheney, Rumsfeld and neoconservatism in general. Is the history of the Iraq War coming into clearer focus? As Sen. Rand Paul equates the failed foreign policies of Hillary Clinton with those of Marco Rubio, we assess the arguments -- more obstacles for Rubio? Also, did candidate Obama get the same level of personal scrutiny now being directed at Ben Carson? And we ask -- How should Christians respond to the migration crisis in Europe? With music and listener calls.
November 8, 2015