Ep. 48: Escaping the Politics of Opposition with Gentry Collins

In recent political history, the United States has been engulfed in the politics of opposition. Rather than campaigning on their own merits, each party has traditionally pointed out the opposition’s flaws. This episode’s guest, the former political director for the Republican National Committee, Gentry Collins, explains that the 2018 midterms were no different.

In our discussion we delve into how the US can move past the politics of opposition to a more substantive politics. We cover the messages and strategies Republicans and Democrats need to bring into 2020 to ensure their success.

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Ep. 47: 2018 Midterm Recap: What Happened, Republicans? Interview with Luis Alvarado

Republicans are recovering from what was a very successful election for Democrats. Despite winning an additional two seats in the United States Senate, Republicans lost at least 39 seats in the United States House of Representatives and hundreds of seats in state legislatures across the country.

Luis Alvarado is the co-founder of GROW Elect Political Action Committee, where he specializes in getting Latino Republicans elected to municipal offices.

Today he joins us on Bills to discuss what went wrong for Republicans in 2018. Our conversation ranges from Latino voting patterns in national elections to the multiple successful municipal campaigns Luis worked on this year. … More Ep. 47: 2018 Midterm Recap: What Happened, Republicans? Interview with Luis Alvarado

Ep. 46: The Silent Conservatives at the University of Southern California

Luke Scorziell speaks with several conservative students to learn about their experience contributing to classroom discussions. Stay tuned for further reporting on the topic. … More Ep. 46: The Silent Conservatives at the University of Southern California

Ep. 45: A Message from Generation Z: Luke Scorziell on the Jen and Don Show on AM 590 The Answer

Luke Scorziell is interviewed for the Jen and Don Show on AM 590 The Answer. Luke addresses the political divide on our college campuses and in our country at large. He speaks on the importance of keeping an open mind and of the marketplace of ideas. Additionally, the trio discusses whether political opponents can actually get along. Stay tuned, and remember to think critically.

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Ep. 44: The Trump Tariffs with Daniel LaCalle

One of President Trump’s biggest campaign promises was to level the playing field regarding the US and its trading partners. Now, over 500 days into the Trump Presidency, the United States has pulled out of the Trans Pacific Partnership, begun renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement, and levied tariffs on multiple countries, including China. 

Economist Daniel LaCalle, author of Escape from the Central Bank Trap, discusses what Trump’s new tariffs on China, Mexico, Canada, and the European Union mean for the world economy. Are we in a trade war?

Stay tuned for a direct, uncensored interview.

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Ep: 39: A Movement for Liberty with Brian Nichols

2016 changed how the world viewed politics. This change gave prominence to the libertarian, limited-government ideology. Brian Nichols is an adamant supporter of libertarianism and the philosophy of “Don’t hurt people. Don’t take people’s stuff.” We sort through the Republican Party’s flaws, the dangers of big government, and the importance of personal responsibility.

Be sure to tune in for a thought-provoking episode. Stay tuned until the last few minutes for our Patron Mailbag!

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Ep. 19: Timothy Keller, Managing Attorney of the Institute for Justice’s Arizona Office

Timothy Keller and I talk about his work as the managing attorney for the Institute of Justice’s Arizona Office and how he has promoted educational choice programs throughout his career. We go behind the scenes of the 2011 Supreme Court Case Arizona Christian School v. Winn, a case fighting for educational choice programs, which Timothy helped lead to victory. Throughout our discussion, we explore some of the arguments for and against school choice programs—which include vouchers, tax credits, scholarships, or Educational Savings Accounts. We also discuss how state “Blaine Amendments” are tremendous barriers to educational choice programs around the country. Stay tuned for a truly thought-provoking discussion. … More Ep. 19: Timothy Keller, Managing Attorney of the Institute for Justice’s Arizona Office

Ep. 8: A doctor’s perspective on school start times

Mariah Baughn, MD, and I discuss the Start School Later Bill from the perspective of a pathologist and parent. We talk about the fact that high schools aren’t doing enough to help teens get enough sleep. Mariah tells about her personal experience with start times. For example, her son is entering high school this coming year. Unfortunately, very few of the available schools have start times after 8:30. We also discuss how parents, students, and anyone interested can get involved with the Start School Later organization. … More Ep. 8: A doctor’s perspective on school start times

Ep. 7: Giving Teens the Chance to Dream with Irena Keller of Start School Later

In today’s episode I talk with Dr. Irena Keller, who has a PhD in Change, Development, and Plasticity from University of California, Berkeley.  She is the leader of Start School Later’s California Chapter and an active supporter of California Senator Anthony Portantino’s Start School Later Bill. We discuss the science of sleep, the benefits of later start times, and the progress of the bill in the California Legislature. … More Ep. 7: Giving Teens the Chance to Dream with Irena Keller of Start School Later

Ep. 6: The Campus Free Speech Act Part 1

In the sixth episode of Bills with Luke Scorziell we review Section One of the Campus Free Speech Act, a piece of mock legislation published by the Goldwater Institute. Today’s episode marks the introduction of the High School Culture segment with an analysis of Jim and Pam’s relationship on The Office. … More Ep. 6: The Campus Free Speech Act Part 1