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Episode 174: “Race Marxism” with James Lindsay

03/01/2022

Guest(s): James Lindsay, PhD


James Lindsay is someone who truly understands Critical Race Theory and doesn’t believe a word of it. As James explains in this episode of The Bill Walton Show, “Critical Race Theory is a disaster. Critical Race Theory is the tip of a 100 year-long spear that's being thrust into the side of Western civilization. In its simplest terms, CRT is Race Marxism.” Like Marxism, CRT is a fun ...

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Episode 173: The Desecrators with Matt & Mercy Schlapp

02/22/2022

Guest(s): Mercedes Schlapp, Matt Schlapp


The subtitle of Matt Schlapp’s new book, written with Deal Hudson, sums up well why this book is a must read.   Defeating the cancel culture mob and reclaiming one nation under God   They write: “For half a century, people of faith have seen traditional ideas of morality undermined as a cascade of progressive revolutions impacted society. The waves of change hit the shores, but most neverthe ...

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Episode 172: Ukraine: Is the Biden Administration Unleashing Furies It Does Not Understand? with Dr Peter Vincent Pry and J. Michael Waller

02/15/2022

Guest(s): J. Michael Waller, Dr. Peter Vincent Pry


There are growing calls among political elites in Washington for the United States to “do something" about preventing a Russian invasion of the Ukraine.  But do we have the military capabilities to stop it? Why do we want Ukraine to join ...

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Episode 171: “Govzilla: How the Relentless Growth of Government Is Devouring Our Economy—And Our Freedom” with Steve Moore

02/08/2022

Guest(s): Steve Moore


On this episode we’re talking with economist Steve Moore about his terrific new book Govzilla. It’s a sobering, yet easy to read, tale of the gigantic expansion of government over the last 50 years, and especially over the last two years since COVID hit. “The virus became an excuse to massively expand the powers of government,” says Steve, “the size of government, the regu ...

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Episode 170: “Ethics at the Heart of Public Policy” with Ryan Anderson and Roger Severino

02/01/2022

Guest(s): Ryan Anderson, Roger Severino


America’s founding ideals and our nation’s rich Judeo-Christian heritage have been under constant attack from a so-called “progressive” Left for over a hundred years.  Yet as they’ve marched through and deconstructed America’s great cultural institutions, instead of the “progress” they claim, we’re seein ...

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Episode 169: George F. Will on “American Happiness and Discontents” with Don Boudreaux and John Tamny

01/25/2022

Guest(s): George Will, Donald J. Boudreaux, John Tamny


In this episode we get to talk with George F. Will about his latest collection of essays, American Happiness and Discontents: The Unruly Torrent, 2008-2020, and also about his magnum opus, The Conservative Sensibility. Joining in on the conversation are John Tamny, Vice President of FreedomWorks, editor of RealClearMarkets, and author of W ...

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Episode 168: “No Rights, No Games” with Chen Guangcheng, Reggie Littlejohn and Yaxue Cao

01/18/2022

Guest(s): Chen Guangcheng, Reggie Littlejohn


The 2022 winter Olympics in Beijing China opens a few weeks from now, and the International Olympic Committee's 2015 decision to have China host the event looks ever more dubious. Since then, it's become obvious to most observers that China, never a champion of human rights, is growing ever more oppressive. It’s Communist Party leadership has become even more deeply committed to preserving it ...

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Episode 167: “The Great Reset” with Jay Richards and James Patrick

01/11/2022

Guest(s): Jay Richards


Unprecedented government measures to stop the spread of an unstoppable virus have morphed into mortal threats to our liberties and civil rights, not just here in the United States, but worldwide. First we were told that lockdowns, masks, and social distancing stop the spread of the virus. Do these things and we would be safe. There’s no clear correlation between these measures and the spread ...

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Episode 165: “Just Facts about the Virus” with Jim Agresti

12/21/2021

Guest(s): Jim Agresti


Albert Einstein said science can only flourish in an atmosphere of free speech.  Today, despite claims about “following the science” with regard to Covid 19, this is simply not happening. Why? Because “they” have taken away one of the essential elements of science: allowing ...

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Episode 164: “Wrath: America Enraged” with Peter Wood

12/14/2021

Guest(s): Peter Wood


Over the course of roughly four generations, from around 1950 to the present, American culture has been transformed from a culture that believed in the value of self-control into a culture that celebrates self-expression. And that “self-expression” has now twisted into a new form of anger - political wrath - which makes a performance art out of our darkest emotions. So argues my guest on this ...

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Episode 163: “Challenging Leviathan” with Mark Chenoweth and Jenin Younes

12/07/2021

Guest(s): Jenin Younes, Mark Chenoweth


In this episode, we're talking again about the coercive power of the Administrative State and its serious threat to our constitutional freedoms. No other development in contemporary American law denies more rights to more Americans. Joining me to discuss is Mark Chenoweth, Executive Director, and Jenin Younes, Litigation Counsel for the New Civi ...

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Episode 162: “Is the Administrative State Democracy’s Death Knell” with Michael Pack

11/29/2021

Guest(s): Michael Pack


Your eyes may glaze over when you hear people talking about the “administrative state.” But if you care about liberty, it’s long past time to start paying close attention to what the Administrative State is and how impervious it has become to election outcomes. Today in Washington, we have what’s become effectively a fourth branch of government: an unelected permanent bureaucracy of self-r ...

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Episode 161: “Whose Interest Does Big Business Serve?” with Justin Danhof and Matt Schlapp

11/23/2021

Guest(s): Matt Schlapp, Justin Danhof


In the past decade, America’s big businesses have increasingly moved to the political left. For evidence, take a look at their actions and stances on critical race theory indoctrination, vaccine mandates, radical climate change agendas, boardroom “diversity”, doing business and making common cause with a hostile China, etc … on issue after issue they align with the “woke” left. Now eve ...

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Episode 160: “An Army of Momma Bears” with Tony Perkins

11/16/2021

Guest(s): Tony Perkins


I open this show fondly quoting Shakespeare about how “one man in his time plays many parts.” He could have been writing about my friend and one of my personal heroes Tony Perkins Tony's indeed a man of many extraordinary and effective parts. He's president of the Family Research Council. He's been chairman of the US Commission on International Religious Freedom and past President of the Counc ...

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Episode 159: “Marxism’s Long March” with Mark Meckler and Eric O’Keefe

11/05/2021

Guest(s): Mark Meckler, Eric O’Keefe


America is waking up to the capture of our institutions by the “progressive” woke Left. Beginning with K-12 education, universities, the media, and Hollywood, it’s now moved into many churches, our military and corporate boardrooms. This didn’t happen overnight. In this wide ranging and thoughtful conversation with Mark Meckler and Eric O’Keefe, we explore its roots going back to an obsc ...

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Episode 158: “After Covid: Recovering Our Liberty” with John Tamny and Don Boudreaux

10/26/2021

Guest(s): John Tamny, Donald J. Boudreaux


It’s almost two years on from the onset of the Covid virus and we know a lot now that we didn’t then. Society should be healing. But we live in vitriolic and partisan times, and widespread disagreement abounds about what it was, what it is, what it isn’t and how to cope with it. Yet to those who understand how economies work, this much seems clear: governments’ blunderbuss one-size-f ...

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Episode 157: “Standing Up For Truth” with Kevin Hassett

10/19/2021

Guest(s): Kevin Hassett


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 r ...

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Episode 155: “Afghanistan, China and an Unaccountable Congress” with Ambassador Pete Hoekstra

10/12/2021

Guest(s): Ambassador Pete Hoekstra


In this episode we talk with Ambassador Pete Hoekstra, formerly Chair of the House Intelligence Committee and now Chairman of the Center for Security Policy Board of Advisors. Some of the many things we explore: Biden’s preposterous claim that “America is not at war” seemingly oblivious to China President Xi’s aggressive global ambitions. And the Administration ...

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Episode 154: “Restoring Our Election Integrity” with Ken Blackwell and Ken Klukowski

10/05/2021

Guest(s): Ken Klukowski, Kenneth Blackwell


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 ...

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Episode 153: “Our Dunkirk Moment” with Steve Moore

09/28/2021

Guest(s): Steve Moore


The Reconciliation Bill, which Congress is rushing to pass in a matter of days, will push America over the brink into financial and social catastrophe. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is hellbent on this as her legacy project to turn the U.S. into a European entitlement state.  No one c ...

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Episode 152: “The Administrative State vs Our Civil Liberties” with Philip Hamburger and Jenin Younes

09/21/2021

Guest(s): Jenin Younes, Philip Hamburger


Joe Biden has mandated that businesses with more than 100 employees require every worker to be vaccinated or face weekly testing. It's estimated this will impact over 80 million people or almost two thirds of the country's workforce.  Setting aside his dictatorial and offensive ton ...

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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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