Matt Dunn hosts the Dan Caplis Show. In spite of it all, President Trump appears to be winning, slowly overcoming the embedded national political power structure. Fighting onward against the Uniparty Establishment, Trump's approval ratings have risen to 50 percent levels as the economy brightens and the credibility of the Hostile Media continues to erode. Meanwhile, former NBA star Dennis Rodman travels to North Korea to ease international tensions. His mission might be succeeding, with Kim Jong Un's sudden release of political prisoner Otto Warmbier. Could Rodman be a contender for the Nobel Peace Prize? Also, Oliver Stone discusses the Deep State and we review the ongoing uselessness of Establishment Republicans. Special Counsel Robert Mueller, good friend of James Comey, hires a raft of Democratic prosecutors and may already be leaking to the Washington Post. Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein responds. Plus, notes on the undemocratic, unaccountable leftist "Resistance" strategies. With Listener Calls & Music via John Lennon, Hall & Oates, Zac Brown and Coldplay.
Backbone Radio's Matt Dunn hosts the Dan Caplis Show. Bad Blood in the Beltway. Left-Wing, Republican-Hating activist James Hodgkinson opens fire on GOP Congressmen at a baseball practice field. Steve Scalise, House Majority Whip, is critically wounded. In the grim aftermath, we survey the alarming epidemic of violent Leftist art and rhetoric in today's discourse. Time for progressives to rein in their rage machine? Astonishingly, the Corporate Mainstream Media responds to the acts of this Democrat, Trump-Hating wannabe assassin by blamng President Trump himself. Lamentable Establishment Republicans Jeff Flake and Mark Sanford pile on, and the disgraceful New York Times blood libels Sarah Palin. Meanwhile, President Trump visits Rep. Scalise in the hospital and calls for unity in a message delivered before the tragically significant Congressional Baseball Game. With Listener Calls & Music via Neil Sedaka and Walk The Moon.
Brexit Mastermind Nigel Farage visits Colorado. We study the historic enterprise of Mr. Farage and revisit his stirring speech from a 2016 Trump Rally in Mississippi, calling upon ordinary "decent people" to stand up to the Establishment -- and to win, while they're at it. Meanwhile, in dramatic fashion, President Trump overturns Obama's liberalized policies towards Cuba. We listen to his Friday pronouncements, and puzzle over the enduring Leftist love for Cuba even as they claim to now so despise Russia. What consistency herein? Also, we consider the possibility that both political parties in America might be going by the wayside. Unraveling. Have they all lost touch with the American people? Plus, Newt Gingrich describes the "increasing intensity of hostility on the Left." With Listener Calls & Music via George Strait, Courtney Barnett, Jamey Johnson and Ruben Gonzalez.
The Kumbaya Moment in American Politics. Or Maybe Not. While shooting victim Rep. Steve Scalise remains hospitalized in critical condition, Joy Reid of MSNBC attacks his political resume. The New York Times blood libels Sarah Palin, and former NYT executive editor Jill Abramson piles on. We scrutinize the propagandistic efforts of NBC's Chuck Todd, CBS's Scott Pelley and Democratic Senator Richard Blumenthal. Also, we consider a series of unfortunate remarks from the GOP's Jeff Flake and Mark Sanford. How has the Republican Establishment devolved into such a state of uselessness? Aiding and abetting the Hostile Media? With Listener Calls & Music via Roger Miller, Louane, Alan Jackson and Peter, Paul & Mary.
The Racket Media goes after President Trump in the aftermath of the Rep. Steve Scalise shooting. We marvel at the Media's twisted response to the barbarity of James Hodgkinson -- a registered Democrat, a supporter of Bernie Sanders, and a wannabe assassin of House Republicans. Why is MSNBC's Joy Reid choosing this moment to cast aspersions upon Scalise's political background? Meanwhile, Eugene Robinson of the Washington Post describes his lack of concern about the lack of evidence on Russian collusion, and Matt Drudge blasts the useless Republican Establishment. Also, activists disrupt the ongoing anti-Trump rendering of Julius Ceasar in New York City's "Shakespeare In the Park." Plus, our vignettes on Fatherhood in America. With Listener Calls & Music via Sade, Neil Sedaka, Dwight Yoakam and Melanie Safka.
The Trump Economy Moves Upward. A new coal mine opens near Pittsburgh, hinting at a long-overdue revival in the energy sector. We take a tour through coal country and remark on the brightening prospects of the formerly neglected American Working Class. Senator Chuck Schumer turns a blind eye, but smarter Democrats sense they're losing support in Middle America. Meanwhile, Never Trumpers Bret Stephens and Jennifer Rubin abandon their 'principles' on Climate Change with awe-inspiring gusto. Also, the pathological CNN continues to wage unsuccessful "war" on President Trump. After firing Kathy Griffin last week, CNN has dismissed the scatological Reza Aslan this week. Who's next? How many more Frankensteins has CNN created with its own propaganda? Vulgarity reigns in the media culture. We compare CNN's wrathful pursuit of President Trump with Captain Ahab of Herman Melville's Moby Dick. Will they ever catch their great white whale? Call Me Ishmael. With Listener Calls & Music via Johnny Cash, Little Big Town, the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Elvis Presley.
James Comey the Leaker. President Trump responds boldly to Comey's testimony: "No collusion, no obstruction, he's a leaker." Former CIA Director James Woolsey piles on to say it's "stunning" and "amazing" that Comey would "leak" private conversations with the President to the media. Meanwhile, leftist Chris Matthews says the Russian 'collusion' meme finally "came apart" during the Comey testimony. We study the shady 'CrowdStrike' tech services company which launched the Russian meme in the first place. Comey uncritically describes this organization as a "high class entity." But did it ever catch a rabbit? Maybe Democrats don't actually want to dig too deeply hereabouts? We consider the precious "norms" and "protocols" of executive deportment -- as described by sundry swamp dwellers -- and further review the cognitive bewilderment of John McCain. Praising the "American leadership" of Barack Obama? Plus, our remarks on the longstanding friendship between Comey and Special Counsel Robert Mueller. Compromised counsel? With Listener Calls & Music via Eric Church, AC/DC, Elvis Presley and Fleetwood Mac.
The James Comey Pratfall. In his highly-anticipated Congressional testimony, the fired FBI Director dashes the hopes of Trump critics while managing to out himself as a "leaker." A truly impressive display of Deep State malfeasance. We study the various self-serving games played by Comey and marvel at his "sour grapes" persona. And we ask: Where is Comey's leaked memo right now? Where is Daniel Richman? They both seem to have gone missing. Meanwhile, John McCain embarrasses himself with his doddering, confused questions from the Senate panel, then goes on to defend embattled Mayor of London Sadiq Khan. Senescence? It seems President Trump keeps on mowing through the Deep Staters, one by one, in spite of their best efforts to remove him from office. Surprisingly, by firing Comey, Trump has created some unforeseen, uncomfortable exposures in the Beltway. With Listener Calls & Music via George Strait, Idina Menzel, Clean Bandit and Gov't Mule.
Backbone Radio's Matt Dunn fills in for Dan Caplis. President Trump is crushing London Mayor Sadiq Khan. And so is Piers Morgan, who lambastes Mayor Khan's priorities on jihadis in a slashing interview: "Sadiq you're the mayor! Where are they!" Will the Open Borders Globalist Khan ever recover? Meanwhile, in the aftermath of London terror, Prime Minister Theresa May is talking about "deporting" terror suspects from the United Kingdom. Following Trump's lead? Also, we ask, is Senator Lindsay Graham getting a tad less annoying these days? Senator Rand Paul says we "cannot live in fear of our intelligence community" as he decries the unconstitutional "surveillance" tactics of the Obama Administration. James Rosen of Fox News adds context to this alarming narrative. Plus, we discuss the role of the KGB and Communist Elites in "The Americans" television series. With Listener Calls and Music via Louane, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Paula Fuga, Jack Johnson and Mark Bernes.
Backbone Radio's Matt Dunn fills in for Dan Caplis. James Comey prepares to come out of the curtains, and he's "coming with his guns loaded." Will the former FBI Director try to take down President Trump? And if so, will he succeed? The Left makes no secret of their high hopes for Comey's Thursday testimony. Lots of eggs in this one basket. It's Comey Or Bust. The Deep State seeks its revenge, it wants Trump gone. But could their whole slick charade end up backfiring? Plus, our analysis of the art form known as "Trump's Twitter" account. With Listener Calls & Music via Roger Miller and Norwegian Sigrid.