Interview with former Colorado Senate Majority Leader Mark Hillman. A review of the Colorado's Taxpayer Bill of Rights (TABOR). Should potential Colorado tax refunds belong to taxpayers, or should they belong to state government? Does government know best how to make us better off? Plus, controversies over Free Speech on campus in America. And in France. And in Hollywood. Also, media analyses of the "white vote" in the 2014 election. Ron Brownstein of National Journal describes a "monumental collapse" in white voters supporting the Democratic Party. Have Democrats failed the white working class? Plus music and listener calls.
Global Elites meet in Davos, Switzerland to solve the world's problems. They meditate on "mindfulness" at the World Economic Forum. Are globalists losing touch with political trends in America and Europe? Will borderless globalism or increasing nationalism define the future of Western Civilization? Europeans appear to be losing faith in the European Union. Also, entertainer Lena Dunham claims America is getting more "puritanical." Who are the real Puritans in America today? Plus music and listener calls.
Weird tidbits from Obama-aide Reggie Love's upcoming memoir. President Obama on dietary matters and footwear selection. Jeb Bush promises "adult conversations" in his upcoming campaign. A comprehensive critique of Jeb Bush on immigration, education, foreign policy and his strained relations with the GOP base. A deeper consideration of the 2016 GOP field. Scott Walker impresses in Iowa. Also, two free climbers -- Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson -- successfully scale El Capitan in Yosemite National Park. On hard work, perseverance and risk-taking. Plus music and listener calls.
On socialized medicine in England. On dentistry in America. On the GOP Establishment Triad: Jeb Bush, Mitt Romney and Chris Christie. On receding "privacy" in America and the stand of Rand Paul. Plus music and listener calls.
Interview with Charles C. Johnson of GotNews.com. A tribute to Professor Harry Jaffa, scholar of the American Founding and Abraham Lincoln. On old media v. new media dynamics. On potential 2016 Republican candidates for President. On the situation in Europe. Plus music and listener calls.
Secretary of State John Kerry brings James Taylor to France to sing "You've Got a Friend." A review of Kerry's recent diplomatic efforts. Should President Obama have gone to Paris? Quotes from Nigel Farage of UKIP in England. Quotes from French intellectual Pascal Bruckner on "guilt" in Western Civilization. Plus music and listener calls.
Interview with Jennifer Kerns, Beltway Correspondent for Backbone Radio. Businessman Steve House to challenge Ryan Call for Chairman of the Colorado Republican Party. Mitt Romney signals he may run for President again. Fallout from John Boehner's contentious re-election as Speaker of the House. Further discussion on terrorism in Paris. Plus music and listener calls.
On the life of The Doors singer Jim Morrison. Interview with Frank Lisciandro, author of the new book: "Jim Morrison: Friends Gathered Together." The music, poetry, life and early death of an American icon.
Paris rallies against terrorism. A review of reactions to recent events in France. Will right-wing parties now rise in Europe? Is French culture to blame for the alienation of Muslim French youth? Is "multiculturalism" itself to blame? Nigel Farage of UKIP in England advocates immigration restriction. Do those who proclaim "Je Suis Charlie" really believe in Free Speech? Michael Hayden, former Director of the NSA, says events in Paris justify "metadata." Plus, adventures at the Captain James Cook memorial obelisk in Kealakekua Bay, Hawaii. Also plenty of French music.
The Hon. Tom Tancredo sitting in for host Matt Dunn tonight. Interview with grassroots activist Ken Clark regarding the “Convention of States” project. Additional commentary from Matt Arnold.