• Latin Tuesday

    Today's Latin Tuesday lesson from David Wilezol: Livy Book 30, Chapter 30 “nusquam minus quam in bello eventus respondent” Nowhere are our calculations more frequently upset than in war. Brought to you by

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  • “A Path Appears” By Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn

    “A Path Appears” By Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn

    Pulitzer winner Nick Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn have combined to produce a riveting review of “what works” –at home and in abroad, in rich and poor countries, with start-ups and interventions, in A Path Appears: Transformimg Lives, Creating Opportunity. The book layers take readers to very far away and grief…

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  • Congressman Rob Wittman On Our Shipbuilidng Needs

    Virginia's Rob Wittman, who represents the Commonwealth's 1st CD, is Chairman of the Subcommittee on Seapower and Proejection of the House Armed Services Committee as well as co-chair of the Congressional Shipbuilidng Caucus. Very few people on the Hill are as knowledgeable about the Navy's needs, both immediate and longer…

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  • Ambassador Ryan Crocker On IS

    Former Ambassador to Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Syria, Kuwait and Lebanon, Ryan Crocker, was my guest in hour two of today's show. Audio: 09-22hhs-crocker Transcript: HH: So pleased to welcome to the program for the first time Ambassador Ryan Crocker. Ambassador Crocker has served as our ambassador to Afghanistan, or ambassador…

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  • ‘Not Islamic’?

    President Obama declared in his recent address to the nation that “ISIL is not Islamic.” But how does he know? On what basis did the president of the United States declare the a group of Muslims that calls itself “Islamic State” “not Islamic”? Has he studied Islam and Islamic history…

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  • Scottish Independence, GOP Hopes and Fear Trumping Faith

    Scottish Independence, GOP Hopes and Fear Trumping Faith

    This column originally appeared at on September 16, 2014. — This Thursday's vote on Scottish independence, with its see-saw polling, sharply divided electorate and unpredictable outcome, in many ways mirrors the upcoming Congressional elections in the United States. In fact, Republicans hoping to take control of the US Senate…

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  • Dr. Ben Carson on 2016

    Dr. Ben Carson was my first guest on today's show. Pretty clear he will be running for president. Audio: 09-22hhs-carson Transcript: HH: We begin this hour with Dr. Ben Carson, the retired head of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins hospital. He's the author most recently of One Nation. He's the…

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