• National Security and 2016

    Tuesday's interviews with John Bolton (transcript here) and E.J. Dionne (audio and transcript here) underscored just how central to the 2016 presidential race the foreign policy fiascos of the past few years will be. The GOP will be talking about them, and Hillary will be unable to defend her record,…

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  • Just A Little Show Tuesday

    I open Tuesday's show with The New York Times' Ben Hubbard from Beirut, followed by Pastor Robert Jeffress whose interview with Bill O'Reilly is causing the left to swoon, and veteran correspondent(and now academic) Charles Bierbauer who covered both the 1972 and 1996 Olympics –linked by being the occasion of…

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  • The New York Times Telegraphs Its Hopes, Dreams For 2014

    The New York Times Telegraphs Its Hopes, Dreams For 2014

    The New York Times is actually two papers. The domestic paper –anything having to do with policies at home– is a cartoon, an absurdist delight, the daily from Bizarro World. The reporting from around the world by contrast is undeniably the most consistently necessary reads in the world. Today's headline…

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  • Where Do Voting Vets Live?

    This is a pretty interesting map for anyone considering the political consequences of the GOP's abandonment of military retirees under 62 as well as of those on active duty intending to serve at least 20 years. Note the number of vets in North Carolina, Virginia and Arkansas, to name just…

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  • Shannon’s Call

    Transcripts of my interviews with Congressmen Ron DeSantis and Mike Pompeo (both vets and Harvard Law grads and like the other vet/Harvard Law grad in the House Tom Cotton, opponents of the attack on the career military embodied in the Omnibus) will be posted on the transcripts page later, as…

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