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Episode 151: “The Afghanistan Debacle: What it Means for Americans” with Dr Stephen Bryen and Kyle Shideler

09/07/2021

Guest(s): Dr. Stephen Bryen, Kyle Shideler


The Afghanistan debacle.  An in-depth look at its implications with Dr Stephen Bryen, Senior Fellow at the American Center for Democracy and Kyle Shideler, Director and Senior Analyst for the Homeland Security and Counterterrorism, both with the Center for Security Policy.  ...

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Episode 149: “Why America Must Remain the World’s Preeminent Seapower” with Russ Vought and Arthur Herman

08/31/2021

Guest(s): Russell Vought, Dr. Arthur Herman


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 elect ...

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Episode 148: “Vaccine Mandates?” with Professor Todd Zywicki and Jenin Younes

08/24/2021

Guest(s): Todd Zywicki, Jenin Younes


On June 28th 2021, George Mason University announced its reopening policy related to the COVID-19 for the fall 2021 semester. The policy required all unvaccinated students and staff members - including those who can demonstrate natural immunity from prior COVID-19 infections - to wear masks on campus, physically distance and undergo frequent COVID-19 testing. On July 22, GMU emailed the policy to ...

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Episode 147.2: “Ahead of the Curve” with John Mauldin

09/14/2021

Guest(s): John Mauldin


In this Part 2 of my show with John Mauldin, we range far and wide peering into an optimistic future for humanity.  Near term, things look pretty bleak, but when you step back and look at the innovations and technologies that will end up enhancing and prolonging human life, the fut ...

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Episode 147: “Fingers of Instability” with John Mauldin

08/17/2021

Guest(s): John Mauldin


In this episode I’m joined by John Mauldin the best-selling author of Bull's Eye Investing: Targeting Real Returns in a Smoke and Mirrors Market and whose “Strategic Investors Conference” is considered among the best events in the business. This is the 21st anniversary of John’s newsletter Thoughts from the Frontline aimed at helping individual investors and institutions develop a clearer ...

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Episode 146: “These People Are Crazy” with Steve Moore

08/10/2021

Guest(s): Steve Moore


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 ...

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Episode 145: “America’s Intelligence Wars” with Ambassador Pete Hoekstra and Fred Fleitz

08/03/2021

Guest(s): Ambassador Pete Hoekstra, Fred Fleitz


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. “The weaponization of intelligence and the i ...

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Episode 144: “Wokeness: A Grave Risk to America’s Military”

07/27/2021

Guest(s): Lt. Gen. (Ret.) William G. Boykin, J. Michael Waller


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.” ...

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Episode 143: Previewing the “Covid Olympics”

07/22/2021

Guest(s): Frank Wazeter, Greg Corombos, Brian McNicoll


As COVID cases continue to climb in Tokyo, the nation is preparing to host the world in what may wind up being the most infamous Olympic Games ever. The Bill Walton show team discusses the role the virus is already playing and impacting athletes. There’s also the issue of wokeness as members of Team USA are expected to protest the National A ...

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Episode 142: The Dictatorship of Woke Capital with Stephen Soukup

07/20/2021

Guest(s): Stephen R. Soukup


For the better part of a century, the Left has been waging a methodical - and largely successful - war to control American institutions. Our universities, K-12 education, the news media, Hollywood, federal government bureaucracies … to name just a few … have all fallen victim to what the Left calls their “long march.” During most of that time American business and the military escape ...

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Episode 141: Debunking the 1619 Project with Phil Magness

07/13/2021

Guest(s): Phil Magness


It’s becoming quite clear that one of the central aims of Critical Race Theory is to delegitimize and diminish the political and moral achievement that is the United States of America. And with their 1619 Project, the New York Times has weighed in to rewrite American history by deconstructing institutions responsible for our prosperity and our success: free market capitalism and the United St ...

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Episode 140: Talking with Charles Murray

07/06/2021

Guest(s): Charles Murray


Identity politics, and charges of systematic racism and white privilege, pose an existential threat to the American experiment and risk tearing our country apart. In this episode, I talk with Charles Murray - one of America’s greatest social scientists - who has now weighed in on this crisis with his latest book: “Facing Reality: Two Truths About Race in America” In it he argues that we must ...

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Episode 139: Victims of Communism: Are We Condemned to Repeat the Past?

06/29/2021

Guest(s): Ambassador Andrew Bremberg, Edwin Feulner


America has a problem. Positive attitudes toward communism and socialism are at an all-time high in the United States. Almost 40% of Americans now view them favorably and half of our kids in their 20s say they favor socialism. This demonstrates a stunning lack of knowledge of the evils of communism. In the last century, communism murdered more than 100 million people, and forced billions in ...

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Episode 138: “Thinking Again about the Unthinkable” with Dr. Peter Vincent Pry

06/22/2021

Guest(s): Dr. Peter Vincent Pry


This show comes at time that this episode’s guest, Dr. Peter Vincent Pry, calls our “hinge of fate.” Our topic is his riveting paper "Surprise Attack: ICBMs and the Real Nuclear Threat" where he lays bare the world’s current and future nuclear warfare realities. It’s an issue that many simply do not want to think about. As Peter puts it, “when it comes to nuclear weapons, U.S. ...

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Episode 137: “How Financial Regulations are Reshaping America” with Todd Zywicki and Brian Johnson

06/13/2021

Guest(s): Todd Zywicki, Brian Johnson


If you think a show about financial regulation is likely to be boring, I ask you to think again.   Financial regulations are really about money.   And in particular, ordinary Americans’ money.   Consumer credit and credit cards Student loans  Credit reporting Mortgage finance Fintech  Crypto currencies How small businesses get financed   And financial regulations have become yet another pr ...

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Episode 136: Why Republican Glenn Youngkin could become the next Governor of Virginia

06/08/2021

Guest(s): Glenn Youngkin


The most politically important election in America takes place this November - the race to become the next governor of Virginia. This race will not be just about Virginia. It will be the first statewide election since Joe Biden took office, and will also be a referendum: How do voters feel about where Joe Biden and Kamala Harris are taking the country. Glenn Youngkin is the Republican candidate ...

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Episode 135: “A Woke CIA is a Broke CIA” with Fred Fleitz and Mike Waller

05/31/2021

Guest(s): Fred Fleitz, J. Michael Waller


“I used to struggle with imposter syndrome, but at age thirty six I refuse to internalize misguided patriarchal ideas of what a woman can or should be. I am tired of feeling like I'm supposed to apologize for the space I occupied rather than intoxicate people with my effort, my brilliance. I am proud of me, full stop.”    Is this a quote from a self-help workshop in a “safe space” on a u ...

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Episode 134: The TBWS Roundtable on “Joe Biden’s Horribles”

05/30/2021

Guest(s): Bill Walton, Frank Wazeter, Brian McNicoll, Greg Corombos, Rich McFadden


My friend Paul Teller keeps a running (and depressing) list of the destructive actions taken by Joe Biden’s Administration. Joe Biden has been in office for just a few months and already the list is a mile long.   Paul, who was a top aide to VP Mike Pence and is now his chief of staff, calls his list “The Horribles” The TBWS Team agrees that the name is apt. In yet another free association ...

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Episode 133: The Future of Policing in America

05/29/2021

Guest(s): Bill Walton, Alyona Wazeter, Frank Wazeter, Rich McFadden, Brian McNicoll, Greg Corombos


The Bill Walton Show Roundtable worries about what the future of law enforcement could look like in this country. In many cities, seasoned officers are rushing to retire - causing a major deficit as those positions are becoming harder to fill. Increasingly, resisting arrest is becoming a badge of protest.  And rather than punishing law breakers, police officers are being demonized for doing ...

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Episode 132: “Combating Woke Capitalism” with Justin Danhof and Matt Schlapp

05/18/2021

Guest(s): Justin Danhof, Matt Schlapp


For years, major American corporations have been drifting to the political Left.  Now that drift seems more like a tidal wave. Companies like Coca Cola, Delta Airlines … and even Major League Baseball have, for example, condemned Georgia’s legislature’s effort to protect free and fair elections. ...

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Episode 131: “The Chinese dominance of your medicine cabinet” with Rosemary Gibson

05/17/2021

Guest(s): Rosemary Gibson


When you think of all the things in your house that are "made in China", one thing you may not realize is how many medicines are. That bottle of aspirin? Made in China. Penicillin? Made in China. Even something as simple as Vitamin C is produced in China. And if that's not shocking enough, there's also a good chance your doctor doesn't even know where these medicines are being manufactured! ...

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Episode 130: “Refounding America” with Mercy and Matt Schlapp

05/11/2021

Guest(s): Matt Schlapp, Mercedes Schlapp


This past year has been filled with adversity, but with tough times can come great blessings. In my case, Sarah and I have found a wonderful blessing in our friendship with Mercy and Matt Schlapp and their five daughters. We all found ourselves locked down in our places in Madison and Rappahannock County, Virginia during the pandemic. So what did we do? We formed a “quarantine club” and got to ...

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Episode 129: “Weighing the Cost of Panic” with Jay Richards and John Tamny

05/09/2021

Guest(s): Jay Richards, John Tamny


In this episode, Bill talks with Jay Richards and John Tamny about the Covid-19 pandemic and the trade-offs between freedom and government mandated “safety.” Should governments have simply provided people with information about risks and precautionary measures, or were the microscopic instructions, lockdowns and mask mandates necessary? At this point the answer seems pretty clear. “ ...

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Episode 128: The Bard and The Bible

05/02/2021

Guest(s): Bob Hostetler


For the past year or so, I’ve been reading in a daily devotional titled the The Bard and The Bible. In it each day is a quote from William Shakespeare, a related passage from the King  James Bible and a witty and wise reading of how they might relate to us today. With Shakespeare, and of course anything related to the Bible, increasingly banned from American school curriculums, we ...

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