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

I ignored 424 push notifications last week, here’s what I learned…

For the last week, I’ve paid much closer attention to my phone usage. In fact, last weekend I charted every time I used my phone for one 24-hour period. I found that instead of reading long-form stories, I was relying on the nearly 61 news notifications I received per day to inform me. The caveat being that I wasn’t even reading the notifications. … More I ignored 424 push notifications last week, here’s what I learned…

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. 43: 115 Deaths a Day: The American Opioid Epidemic with Andrew Kessler

The United States is being ravaged by an opioid epidemic. Every day in the United States, 115 living, breathing people die due to opioid overdose. The toll of these drugs is staggering.

Our guest today is Andrew Kessler. He is the founder of Slingshot Solutions, a firm working to implement policy to put an end to opioid abuse and misuse. We learn where the drugs are coming from, where they’re going, who they’re hurting, and how we can protect our communities from devastation. 

Stay tuned for a direct, uncensored interview.

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Ep. 42: A Perpetual Israeli-Palestinian Dispute with Clifford D. May

Clifford D. May, the president and founder of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, and I go in-depth on the Israeli-Palestinian dispute. He details its complex history and how exactly we got here today. Additionally, Cliff discusses the impact of the UN Relief and Works Agency on Palestinian Refugees. 

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Ep. 41: Brexit: Two Years Out with Member of Parliament Tom Brake

Just over two years ago, the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union. Now the Conservative government is working fervently towards a deal, due March 2019, with the EU. In this episode, Member of Parliament Tom Brake joins the show to discuss Brexit.

Brake, the Liberal Democrat Spokesperson for Exiting the European Union, is ardently against Brexit. In this interview we learn why he staunchly opposes it and what he thinks of the Leave Campaign’s arguments for Brexit.

Stay tuned for a direct, uncensored interview.

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Ep. 40: A “Culture of Death,” Rupert Darwall on Britain’s National Health Service

“Essentially, the clinicians [at Gosport Hospital] were running an involuntary euthanasia board.” ~ Rupert Darwall

Britain’s esteemed National Health Service has been hit with another scandal: 650 patients unlawfully killed, according to an independent report by The Gosport Independent Panel. Rupert Darwall, multipublished author and contributor to the Wall Street Journal, goes in-depth into what went wrong. We discuss his haunting piece for the WSJ, “Reform the NHS Before It Kills Again.” 

Be sure to tune in for a thought-provoking episode.

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