Winsome Earle-Sears sent shock waves across Virginia and the country at large when she pulled off her stunning upset victory in November 2021 and became the first Lieutenant Governor of Virginia who is a woman, the first naturalized female citizen, the first female veteran elected to statewide office and who also happens to be black.
In this episode of the Bill Walton Show, my conversation is with Amy Chua, a provocative and original thinker about culture, world politics, and political tribes. Our main topic is her latest book, The Golden Gate, a novel set in the San Francisco Bay Area in the...
“The most effective way to destroy a people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history.” George Orwell
As we can all recall, when Donald Trump took office in January 2017, he didn’t exactly come equipped with the detailed plans and the 1,000s of people necessary to bring about his agenda. Essentially, he had to start from scratch. That was part of his appeal. That he...
First year economics classes usually begin the semester with the principles of supply and demand.
You learn that incentives matter and that to suggest otherwise is to betray basic principles of economics – and human nature.
You learn that you can ignore or violate these fundamental laws, but that you cannot change them.
You learn that throughout history the societies that have succeeded recognize and respect these economic laws – they use them to their advantage.
Election Integrity: Why we don’t have it, how we lost it and what to do about it. In the election of 2020 we saw a dramatic loosening of the chain of custody of ballots. We saw an indiscriminate use of mass mail-in ballots. We saw a verification process junked and pushed aside. And as a consequence, we saw major irregularities in that election. The result: a waning confidence among voters in the integrity of our election system.
After decades of cuts to shipbuilding and maintenance, the United States Navy has been stripped down to a fleet barely larger than it was 100 years ago, in 1916.
Meanwhile, China has dramatically increased its spending on its Navy, as well as on its Air Force, cyberspace and electronic warfare capabilities. Alarmingly, Beijing is building islands in the South China Sea, threatening trade routes and menacing allies.
My guest this week is economist Steve Moore
Our topic: the economy and how the trillion upon trillion dollar spending orgy in Washington is going to cause irreparable damage to America.
“This is an extremely dangerous time for our country. What happens over the course of the next three or four months will have decades worth of repercussions,” explains Steve.
We are living in a complicated and dangerous time in America.
American intelligence and national security should not be part of partisan politics but that is exactly what they’ve become.
“We saw it towards the end of the Obama administration, and the transition into the Trump administration,” according to my guest, Ambassador Pete Hoekstra.
Today we are witnessing a growing threat to our American military. A threat that is capable of doing what no foreign enemy ever could:
Fracture the world’s greatest armed forces from within, through divisive political indoctrination and controls.
That threat is called “wokeness.”
At its root, “wokeness” imposes the resentful mindset of an extremist few onto society – in this case the American military.