Republican Establishment Dropping the Ball. On "Day 201" of the Trump Administration, we review Speaker Paul Ryan's sadly botched "200 Day Plan." Why aren't Congressional Republicans getting much done? Is it merely incompetence -- or actual malfeasance? Callers offer strong opinions. President Trump chides Senator Dean Heller's reluctance to repeal Obamacare: "He wants to remain a Senator, doesn't he?" Meanwhile, we ask: Should President Trump fire Special Counsel Robert Mueller? We consider the pros & cons of such a move. Also, rudderless Democrats propose new branding for their party. To the guffaws of their own base, they suggest "A Better Deal" as their new theme. Yes, more Focus Group Fluff. No progress, apparently, on their progressive messaging. Plus, we outline the priorities of a "sovereign" American nation. Capitalism works better within defined boundaries, and may become counterproductive under the "globalist" scenario. Doctors With Borders. With Listener Calls & Music via Sarah Evans, K.D. Lang, Van Halen and Sigrid of Norway.
The Wisdom of Stoic Philosophy. Our interview with Ryan Holiday, author of "The Daily Stoic" and "Perennial Seller." We discuss the enduringly fresh writings of Marcus Aurelius, Epictetus and Seneca. Notes on perseverance, handling adversity and the art of living well. Meanwhile, Anthony Scaramucci arrives as the new Press Director for President Trump. We sample Scaramucci's "Sunday Show" interviews and ponder his bold statements on "leakers" in the Oval Office: "I'm gonna fire everybody!" So far, so good. Also, CNN's Chris Cilizza gets caught red-handed purveying Fake News. We dilate upon the impressive nastiness of the Hostile Mainstream Media. Plus, vignettes on exhuming Salvador Dali. The moustache lives! With Listener Calls & Music via Katy Perry and Paul McCartney.
Intelligence Community Out of Control. When you live in a Police State, the Police are in charge. Leaks, Lavrentiy Beria and Josef Stalin. Is this where we're headed in modern-day America? The Amazon Washington Post whiffs on a vicious Deep State smear against AG Jeff Sessions. Fusion GPS founder Glenn Simpson gets a subpoena, but says he'll plead the Fifth. Why so uncooperative, this shadowy compiler of the Dodgy Dossier? Patrick Buchanan describes the Real Crimes of Russiagate. Tucker Carlson says it's "scary" to be ruled by an unelected intelligence bureaucracy. Meanwhile, the Establishment Won't Give Trump a Chance. Playing with fire, we submit, showing such unveiled contempt for the American people. We consider Roger Simon's ominous speculations on how "a significant portion of the American public" might react to a Deep State takedown of President Trump -- ranging "from massive civil disobedience to outright civil war." Plus our vignettes on Lindsey Graham, Maxine Waters, Ben Rhodes and Megyn Kelly. With Listener Calls & Music via Kelly Willis, the Sons of The Pioneers and Johnny Cash.
The Sebastian Gorka Highlight Reel. We sample fun audio from Dr. Gorka's exciting week blasting the hosts of CNN and MSNBC, as he describes an undistracted Trump Administration carrying on Making America Great Again. Meanwhile, we listen to Maria Bartiromo's hard-hitting interview with John Podesta about his conspicuous financial ties to Russia. Are smarter Democrats right to be worrying about another big-league backfire? Regrets for misdirected energies on Russia? We review a Fox News report on Natalia Veselnitskaya's special grant of "immigration parole" due to "extraordinary circumstances" -- courtesy of the Obama Administration. Meanwhile, we consider the Liberal "ideology of Western suicide" as described by philosopher James Burnham. Reconciled to our own dissolution? Plus, vignettes on toothpaste in Venezuela, Republican incompetence on repealing Obamacare, and Releasing the Frog. With Listener Calls & Music via Jack Johnson, Fleetwood Mac and Loretta Lynn.
Was Don Junior Set Up? Could his meeting with the Russian lawyer have marked a pretext for Obama Administration surveillance of the Trump Campaign? Why did Obama's AG Loretta Lynch take special measures to allow Natalia Veselnitskaya to enter the United States? Meanwhile, President Trump visits France on Bastille Day. Why is French President Emmanuel Macron so seemingly exuberant about Trump? And vice versa? And why are MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell and CNN's Jeff Zeleny making such elementary errors on history and mathematics in relation to Bastille Day? Also, we explore the Drudge Report's apparent suspicions about Vice President Mike Pence. Is Pence really distancing himself from Trump? Or are such stories just more "psyops" from the hostile media? Plus, our interview with Jeff Hunt on the upcoming Western Conservative Summit. With Listener Calls & Music via Louane, Terry Stafford and Jim Reeves.
The Great Russian Witch Hunt Continues. The Fake News Industrial Complex whips itself into another frenzy, this time against Donald Trump Junior and his meeting with Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya. Smiles are returning to the faces of the Media. For now. But might their high hopes end up dashed once again? Can Ron Goldstone -- a goofball low-level British publicist -- truly occupy the epicenter of a massive Russian Conspiracy? Law Professor Jonathan Turley describes the farcical components of this "worst spy story ever." Glenn Greenwald of The Intercept sees standard politics and usual, without "evidence" of wrongdoing, as he considers the DNC's collusion with Ukraine and John McCain's curious involvement with the Dodgy Dossier. Who's moving the goalposts here? Meanwhile, we explore connections with the mysterious Fusion GPS intelligence firm. Why is Glenn Simpson, the co-founder of Fusion GPS, refusing to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee? Plus, tributes for Steve & Krista. With Listener Calls & Music via King Leg, Sergey Lazarev, Ernest Tubb and Loretta Lynn.
Of Symphonies, Dogwhistles and Western Nationalism. The Triggered Left Reacts to Trump's Speech in Poland. And yes, it seems, they really do want to destroy Western Civilization. But are their Politically Correct bromides wearing thin? Meanwhile, President Trump has a long meeting with Vladimir Putin, described by eminence grise David Gergen as "promising" and "presidential big league stuff." Also, the New York Times confesses to an "honest mistake" in its libeling of Sarah Palin, the sanctimonious Senator Ben Sasse contemplates a presidential run in 2020, columnist Bret Stephens tells the American people they should learn to "admire" more educated elites, and Trump toys with a flailing John Podesta. Plus, the Politico offers sympathy for increasingly isolated "leakers" now living in "fear" of getting caught by the Trump Administration. With Listener Calls & Music via Vern Gosdin, Roy Acuff and Astrid S of Norway.