Backbone Radio with Matt Dunn - July 17, 2016 - HR 1

July 17, 2016
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Three police officers are killed in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The shooter has been identified as Gavin Long, a 29-year-old former member of the Nation of Islam. We review the reactions of Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton to this latest massacre. As Trump promptly calls for "law and order" in a "divided" nation -- Hillary offers a comparatively muted, generic and delayed response. With race relations worsening in America, we question the two-term leadership of President Obama. Legacy? Also, we listen to Trump Campaign Chairman Paul Manafort discuss the final denouement of "Never Trump" at the GOP Convention in Cleveland. Plus, we offer a somber assessment of the latest ISIS terror attack in Nice, France. We marvel at the struggles of "politically correct" progressives in maintaining their narratives as Hillary Clinton coughs through a CNN interview. With Listener Calls and Music via U2, Waylon Jennings, Patricia Kaas and Autour de Lucie.   

Matt Dunn In For Craig Silverman - July 16, 2016 - Hr 3

July 16, 2016
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A review of Hillary Clinton's halting response to terror in France. Preliminary notes on the cultural theses of Samuel Huntington and Michel Houellebecq. Is Donald Trump actually more "conservative" than many conservatives will admit? In terms of "conserving" the United States of America?

Matt Dunn In For Craig Silverman - July 16, 2016 - Hr 2

July 16, 2016
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A ringing defense of the Donald Trump juggernaut. Analysis of several spurious arguments used by Never Trumpers. Plus, should Hillary Clinton and President Obama "disavow" the Black Lives Matter movement?  

Matt Dunn In For Craig Silverman - July 16, 2016 - Hr 1

July 16, 2016
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Notes on the attempted coup in Turkey and the latest ISIS terror attack in Nice, France. Thoughts on the embarrassing political disrobing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Positive commentary on Gov. Mike Pence as Donald Trump's running mate. A review of dwindling prospects in the land of Never Trump. Plus a frank conversation with Colorado GOP delegate Randy Corporon. With an experimental installment of "Matt's Dental Lounge." 

Backbone Radio with Matt Dunn–July 10, 2016–HR 3

July 10, 2016
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Are we approaching the end times of the American Experiment? A discussion of how the leftist media manufactures "narratives" and attempts to force reality into their pre-selected paradigms. Can the American people set their minds free from such false confines? Will Donald Trump be able to break through the noxious narratives of 2016? Meanwhile, we consider Lt. General Michael Flynn as a prospective running mate for Trump, with a close look at Flynn's promising interview with Martha Raddatz of ABC News. Also, we ask, does President Obama adhere to a divisive double standard on race? We survey Professor Carol Swain's blunt perspective on race relations in America, along with her unflattering take on the Black Lives Matter movement. Plus, we study the long string of deceptions from Hillary Clinton as set to a musical score from George Michael's "Careless Whisper." Are the reckless Clintons truly the "Tom and Daisy Buchanan" of American politics? With Listener Calls and Music via Johnny Cash, Alan Walker and Zac Brown.    

Backbone Radio with Matt Dunn–July 10, 2016–HR 2

July 10, 2016
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On the political parallels between the storms of 1968 and the summer of 2016. A conversation with paterfamilias John Andrews, former Nixon speechwriter and president of the Colorado Senate. We gauge the responses of Obama, Hillary and Trump to the massacre in Dallas. Is the "rule of law" under siege in America? Are we headed into a "law and order" election season? Also, will FBI Director James Comey's alarming findings mark "a milestone in Hillary's downfall" -- or will they soon be swept under the rug? We debate the prospects for "optimism" in America today in light of the repetitively negative drumbeat of current events. Plus, if Colorado Sen. Cory Gardner really wants to revoke the "security clearance" of Hillary Clinton, wouldn't supporting Donald Trump be a good place to start? Why are some "Never Trump" Republicans, in the words of Reince Priebus, "screwing around with the next 40 years"? We also offer our memorial tributes to Senator Bill Armstrong. With Listener Calls and Music via Social Distortion, Led Zeppelin, Gene Autry and Ernest Tubb.   

Backbone Radio with Matt Dunn–July 10, 2016–HR 1

July 10, 2016
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Addressing the leadership vacuum after the massacre in Dallas. As five police officers lose their lives to an executioner who "wanted to kill white people, especially cops" -- we question President Obama's leadership abilities in the grim aftermath. Why does Obama tend to fall short in such critical moments? And why is Hillary Clinton seemingly blaming "white people" for the atrocity? Meanwhile, we review Donald Trump's measured response -- a call to "make America safe again" -- which has earned bipartisan plaudits. Also, we discuss FBI Director James Comey's stern rebuke of Hillary Clinton's "extremely careless" handling of classified documents as we examine what columnist Maureen Dowd calls "The Clinton Contamination." Who will win the battle for "The Narrative" in the 2016 election cycle? With Listener Calls and Music via Jack Johnson, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Kelly Willis and George Strait.   

Backbone Radio with Matt Dunn - July 3, 2016 - HR 3

July 3, 2016
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A withering broadside against the moral narcissism of the "Never Trump" coterie. A frank conversation about honor, conscience and loyalty in the context of an America in decline. At this point in the 2016 campaign -- are we still playing games? Enough, already. The signers of the Declaration of Independence pledged their lives, fortunes and "sacred honor" to America. Why are some signers of last fall's "Republican Loyalty Pledge" now exhibiting such distinct dishonor, disloyalty and rank juvenility? We listen to Benghazi survivor Mark Geist advocate strongly for Donald Trump, and we listen to portions of Sarah Palin's weekend speech in Denver in which she aligns the "Republicans Against Trump" with their "RAT" acronym. An apt coinage, it seems, with a hat tip to Hillary. Plus, we receive updates from Colorado Women For Trump and suggest strategies for seeing through the "aura of invincibility" conveyed by leftist media around the establishmentarian Clinton campaign. With Listener Calls and Music via Zac Brown, Patricia Kaas and Autour de Lucie. We sign off with our special memorial tribute to bluegrass legend Ralph Stanley.    

Backbone Radio with Matt Dunn - July 3, 2016 - HR 2

July 3, 2016
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"Independence Day, RIP." A visit with Congressman Tom Tancredo on his latest Breitbart essay. Why do we even bother with the fireworks, if America no longer cherishes independence? Will a hypothetical "Global Interdependence Day" soon replace our Fourth of July celebrations? Notes on Sovereignty, Globalism, Brexit and the near-total loss of American history in our own American classrooms. Are "global elites" becoming increasingly Anti-Democratic? Anti-People? Outright Misanthropic? Meanwhile, is Bill Clinton attempting subconscious "sabotage" of his wife's presidential campaign? Or the opposite? Also, should America consider adopting a "Kate Steinle Day" in the future? We offer a stunned remembrance. With Listener Calls and Music via the Beastie Boys, Elton John, the Cars and Green Day.   

Backbone Radio with Matt Dunn - July 3, 2016 - HR 1

July 3, 2016
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Bill Clinton meets in private with Attorney General Loretta Lynch on the "tarmac" in Phoenix. So what were they talking about? Golf and Grandchildren? Yoga, perhaps? With the FBI investigation into the Clintons now reaching critical mass, the "appearance of impropriety" herein has cast a shadow over the entire Democratic Party. As Carl Bernstein calls upon Lynch to "recuse" herself from overseeing the investigation, we listen to Donna Brazile -- and Hillary Clinton herself -- attempt to defend the indefensible. And thus we ask: With her candidacy at stake, how ultimately talented is Hillary as a retail politician? Is it for good reason that the American people do not seem to "trust" her? Plus, we describe the speeches of Donald Trump and Sarah Palin at this weekend's Western Conservative Summit, and we offer patriotic vignettes from Colorado farm country. With Listener Calls and Independence Day Music via Toby Keith, Junior Brown, Joe Walsh and Johnny Cash.