Retired US Army colonel Daniel L. Davis discusses why the Iraqi coalition’s progress in retaking ISIS-held Mosul isn’t as impressive as it seems, and the implications for the Iraqi government and incoming Trump administration if there is no decisive victory in early 2017.
Jim Lobe, a veteran journalist and founder of Lobelog.com, discusses the wacky, conspiratorial worldview of Trump’s national security adviser Michael T. Flynn; the relatively level-headed secretary of defense nominee James “Mad Dog” Mattis; and how a Trump administration will deal with the Middle East, Israel, Russia and China.
Political humorist Alex Sobel discusses his show “Hypocrite Twins” that pokes fun at the typical Democrat-Republican talking points on issues of the day; and why so-called “fake news” sites don’t come close to the MSM’s proficiency in spreading misinformation and creating ignorant viewers.
Scott Paul, Senior Humanitarian Policy Advisor for Oxfam America, discusses how the Saudi coalition blockade and Yemen’s central bank failure have created a dangerous shortage of food and money for Yemenis.
Yakov Hirsch, a writer for Mondoweiss.net, discusses how Israel’s support for “murdering medic” Elor Azaria shows how much Israelis have internalized their own ethnocentric propaganda; Jeffrey Goldberg’s alternate reality where every critic of Israel is anti-Semitic; and why Netanyahu is going to have big problems getting Donald Trump to put Israel’s interests ahead of America’s.
Conn Hallinan, a Foreign Policy In Focus columnist, discusses why the conflict between nuclear-armed India and Pakistan is the most dangerous in the world; the disastrous global effects of nuclear war; and why the US is partly responsible for the situation.
Craig Murray, former UK ambassador to Uzbekistan and whistleblower, discusses his article claiming the DNC and Podesta emails came from U.S., not Russian, sources.
12/8/16 Daniel McAdams on the Obama administration’s refusal to concede defeat in their Syria regime-change operation
Daniel McAdams, Executive Director of the Ron Paul Institute For Peace and Prosperity, discusses the Syrian government’s defeat of rebels in East Aleppo; Rep. Tulsi Gabbard’s “Stop Arming Terrorists Act;” and the upside to having Dana Rohrabacher as secretary of state – if Trump chooses him.
12/7/16 Robert P. Murphy on Austrian economics and his new book Choice: Cooperation, Enterprise, and Human Action
Robert P. Murphy, an Associated Scholar with the Mises Institute and author of many books, discusses the Fed-induced booms and busts in the economy and stock market; the bigger-than-ever housing bubble; and where libertarians agree and disagree with Donald Trump’s economic proposals.
Will Grigg, the Managing Editor of The Libertarian Institute, discusses the nineteen year wrongful imprisonment of Christopher Tapp for the 1996 murder of Angie Dodge in Idaho Falls; and why Angie’s mother Carol is convinced Tapp was railroaded by the police and prosecutors and that Angie’s murderer remains at large.