Dateline Washington’s look at the history and traditions of how America celebrates Christmas continues. How did some of our most treasured holiday traditions begin? Listen here and find out!
Archives for December 2008
Thanks for listening to Dateline Washington’s Christmas special. Please enjoy these closing thoughts about what makes Christmas special.
How well did President Bush respond to the 9-11 attacks? Was he right to say that anyone assisting the terrorists shared in their fate? How about the idea of pre-emptive warfare? What were the biggest mistakes after the initial victory in Iraq? Why did the surge work? And what is the track record in Afghanistan? We ask retired Air Force General Tom McInerney, in the first half of interview examining the Bush record on national security.
What will the history books say about George W. Bush’s prosecution of the war on terrorism? We ask that and other questions to retired Air Force Gen. Tom McInerney in the second half of our interview on the Bush record on the war.
George W. Bush cut taxes, but what is the impact of his lack of fiscal discipline? What did we learn about Bush from his response to the current financial crisis? What is his overall grade on economic issues? We get answers to these questions in the second half of our discussion with Pete Sepp of the National Taxpayers Union.
What is the Bush economic legacy? How helpful were his 2001 and 2003 tax cuts? What was the impact of the corporate corruption of Enron, Worldcom and more? Was the response of Sarbanes-Oxley a good remedy or more damaging than the problem? And what is the Bush record on entitlements like Medicare and Social Security? We ask Peter Sepp, vice president for communications at the National Taxpayers Union.
George W. Bush came into office in an era of very polarized politics. How did that impact his presidency and his ability to lead? How was he able to win close battles in the 2002 midterms and his 2004 re-election? Why did voters abandon his fellow Republicans in 2006 and 2008? How did the war in Iraq and the government’s response to Hurricane Katrina impact Bush and the Republican party? What is the Bush political legacy? We ask John Gizzi, political editor at Human Events.
In many Middle Eastern countries, it is against the law to follow any faith other than Islam. Beyond the criminal penalties, many Muslim families will disown or even kill relatives who convert to Christianity or another faith. In his new book, “Secret Believers”, renowned missionary and Open Doors founder Brother Andrew explains the severe punishment new Christians in the Middle East face from their families and why they adhere to their faith despite the consequences. Listen here to Greg’s extended interview with Brother Andrew.
Was Sen. Joe McCarthy a Cold War-era villain who preyed on America’s fears of communism or a man who successfully uncovered Communist infiltration of our government who was maligned by lawmakers, the military and the historians? How did McCarthy become the point man on the “Red Scare”? What are the facts on his famous speech in West Virginia and ther Hiss-Chambers sags? We ask M. Stanton Evans, author of “Blacklisted By History”.
In the second half of our look at the McCarthy era, author M. Stanton Evans examines the Army-McCarthy hearings, why he believes Sen. Joe McCarthy won the debate but lost the public relations battle and what his legacy ought to be.