South Carolina Rep. Joe Wilson tells us why America’s national security has been weakened as a result of the latest Wikileaks document dump exposing our classified diplomatic tactics. Why are we less safe? And how can these documents be better secured? Wilson also reacts to the Pentagon’s recommendation to repeal the ban on gays in the military and the terrorism plot against a Christmas tree lighting in Oregon. We discuss it all with Rep. Joe Wilson.
Archives for November 2010
A household name for nearly 40 years, G. Gordon Liddy celebrates his 80th birthday today. How does Liddy view his many years in public service? What does he have to say about his silence in the Watergate era? What does he see as his role and the role of talk radio in today’s political climate? And what keeps him fired up and engaging in the political arena at age 80? We discuss all of this with the legendary G. Gordon Liddy.
Greg Corombos and National Review’s Jim Geraghty discuss Obama’s decision to freeze the pay of federal employees, the president’s claim that there was no ideological message delivered in the midterm elections and Harry Reid kicking off a busy lame duck session of Congress with a long-winded speech on college football.
The Obama administration is firing back at Wikileaks with both barrels after a third dump of previously classified documents – and this release may well be the most damaging of the three. President Obama orders a freeze on wages for federal civilian employees and the lame duck session is underway as Democrats keep control of the House for a few more weeks.
Greg Corombos and Jim Geraghty discuss the disaster of the latest Wikileaks document dump and the silver lining that comes with it. They also count down to the end of Nancy Pelosi’s reign and discuss John McCain’s allusion to President Reagan when discussing Sarah Palin.
The recent acquittal of terrorist Ahmad Ghailani on all but one charge related to the 1998 embassy bombings in East Africa proves that no more terrorism trials can be held in civilian court. That’s the assessment of Michigan Rep. Peter Hoekstra, the top Republican on the House Select Intelligence Committee. Why does Hoekstra believe civilian courts are incompatible with trials for terrorists? Should these detainees even have trials as long as the war continues? Should we have full confidence in military trials, even though the early results from those proceedings have been disappointing as well? And how do the terrorists view the U.S. waffling over when and where to conduct these trials? We ask Rep. Hoekstra.
Vanguard founder John Bogle explains why capitalism failed in the recent Wall Street crisis that still afflicts our economy. Was it proof that free markets don’t work or that they can’t work unless people of integrity are running the system? How can we shrink the ‘character deficit’ in the financial world? How should investors navigate their way through misleading and needlessly complex financial data? Does Bogle believe mutual funds are still the wisest investment? And what does he think of the recent financial reforms approved in Washington? We ask John Bogle, author of the new book “Don’t Count on It”.
Democratic Congressional leaders are vowing to push for passage of the DREAM Act in the final weeks of this Congress. The proposed law would allow taxpayer dollars to be spent on college scholarships for the kids of illegal immigrants. Is this a good idea or just another way to encourage more illegal immigration? Why did Democrats wait until now to pursue this legislation? What would this be the ‘largest earmark in the history of the country’? Will it pass? We ask California Rep. Brian Bilbray, chairman of the House Immigration Reform Caucus. Bilbray also discusses what House Republicans will advocate in immigration policy when they take the majority in January.
Greg Corombos and National Review’s Jim Geraghty discuss North Korea’s latest deadly strike against South Korea and America’s inability to get the North Koreans to change course, the big recount win for Republican Blake Farenthold in Texas and how NATO and the U.S. were duped by an imposter claiming to be a key Taliban figure.
National Review’s Jim Geraghty is back from the NR cruise. He and Greg Corombos discuss the government finally realizing that Americans really are furious about the new TSA screening measures, how five House races are STILL undecided while Democrats grab a tiny lead in one race where the GOP was ahead and Alan Grayson demonstrates once again why his constituents fired him three weeks ago.