Backbone Radio - Nov. 25, 2012

November 25, 2012

Tune in Sunday night to KNUS AM 710 from 5 to 8 pm for Backbone Radio. Matt Dunn and Krista Kafer will hit the airwaves with fresh commentary on all things political and cultural.

Having spent the last few days giving thanks for our many blessings, we’ll take a moment to survey the larger American trajectory. How are we doing? Are we a nation in decline?

We’ll talk with Nicolas Eberstadt of the American Enterprise Institute about his new book A Nation of Takers about what it means when half of a nation’s citizens are receiving government funding of one kind or another. What does that mean for the economy and even more critically, the culture and the nation’s future?

We’ll discuss the epiphenomenon of post-election Romney bashing from within GOP circles. What gives? Is any of it deserved? We’ll talk about Governor Chris Christie, another individual who’s taken recent heat. Is he finished on the national stage?

How are Grover Norquist’s tax pledge and pledgers holding up under significant pressure to raise taxes? Will they take a stand or capitulate to the President and Harry Reid? Are we sailing over the fiscal cliff in this ship of fools?

Matt will give us a review of Steven Spielberg’s new movie “Lincoln.” Was it an accurate portrayal of our 16th President? He was struck by Tommy Lee Jones’ excellent portrayal of radical abolitionist Thaddeus Stevens. Who was this fire-breathing Stevens, and what was his role in the Civil War?

Plus we’ll review Ron Paul’s farewell, theories of justice in Bolivia, and how America views Tim Tebow. And just wondering — when Obama calls upon “the rich” to pay their “fair share” of taxes, where lies the fairness threshold?

Don’t miss the hard-hitting commentary and groovy bumper music. Tune in to 710 KNUS or 1460 KZNT Colorado Springs or online at from 5 to 8 PM. Your smart choice for Sunday night radio.