"It must be considered that there is nothing more difficult to carry out nor more doubtful of success nor more dangerous to handle than to initiate a new order of things; for the reformer has enemies in all those who profit by the old order, and only lukewarm defenders in all those who would profit by the new order; this lukewarmness arising partly from the incredulity of mankind who does not truly believe in anything new until they actually have experience of it."
- Nicolo Machiavelli, The Prince
Episode 187: “The Federal Government Is Using Twitter to Censor Speech” with Jenin Younes and John Vecchione
Guest(s): Jenin Younes
Is this right and lawful? Well, we now have a test case to find out. In a first-of-its-kind First Amendment lawsuit against the federal government, attorneys Jenin Younes and John Vecchione of the New Civil Liberties Alliance, argue that the government acted wrongfully when it “directed s ...Read More
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The Bill Walton Show is a forum for in-depth and thought-provoking conversations with leaders, thinkers, artists, entrepreneurs and activists. Smart, original and interesting people...lovers of freedom and the American idea.
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Episode 188: “Why Are We Investing American Retirement Dollars in China?” with Frank Gaffney and Roger Robinson
The Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board is once again planning to allow federal employees’ to invest their retirement savings into companies controlled by the Chinese Communist Party. The FRTIB has decided to ignore directives by both President Trump - and President Biden - as well as strong opposition on Capitol Hill, to open a ‘Mutual Fund Window’ in June which would make availa ...
Episode 186: John Tamny and I Don’t Agree About Everything, and That’s OK
Author John Tamny joins me on this episode for a freewheeling back and forth about some of today’s big concerns. John, a free market fundamentalist and original thinker, almost always has a contrarian take on things. John’s books include Who Needs the Fed, When Politicians Panicked, Popular Economics and The End of Work. Some of the questions we get into: Elon Musk’s plans for Twitter ...
Episode 184: “A Final Report Card on the States’ Response to COVID-19” with Phil Kerpen
We’re more than two years into the Covid-19 pandemic. So by now, we should know enough to assess what we’ve learned about the measures our governments took to mitigate the virus? What worked? What didn’t? Fortunately, we now have a comprehensive comparative s ...
Episode 185: A Behind The Scenes Story Meeting with The Bill Walton Show Team
Listen in to a behind the scenes story meeting as the Bill Walton Show team speculates on what’s going on in the world. Starlink satellites and all the junk flying around in space, Elon Musk vs Jeff Bezos, Ukraine, the domino theory, Biden’s open borders, Alyona’s Kazakhstan take on Russia, media’s monolithic coverage of Ukraine, inflation, cooking oil and fertilizer prices, the insane (pe ...
Episode 183: “Have US and EU Blunders Led to Putin’s War?” with J. Michael Waller
In this episode I’m talking again with Dr. J. Michael Waller, Senior Fellow at the Center for Security Policy. Mike’s Secret Empir ...
Episode 182: “Are We Misreading Putin’s War Aims” with Dr. Peter Vincent Pry
This episode is a follow-up to my conversation a few weeks ago with Dr. Peter Vincent Pry about our concerns that our Administration’s responses to the Russian invasion of Ukraine could lead to nuclear war. ...