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Now displaying: April, 2013
Apr 24, 2013

Show 972 Audiobook. With Wings Like Eagles: A History of the Battle of Britain by Michael Korda.

This is a 90 minute excerpt from the audiobook. Please check out this book from your local library or purchase online. This title is recommended by ACU.

Book Description - With Wings Like Eagles is bold and refreshing… Korda writes with great elegance and flair.”—Wall Street Journal

 

From the New York Times bestselling author of Ike and Horse People, Michael Korda, comes With Wings Like Eagles, the harrowing story of The Battle of Britain, one of the most important battles of World War II. In the words of the Washington Post Book World, “With Wings Like Eagles is a skillful, absorbing, often moving contribution to the popular understanding of one of the few episodes in history … to deserve the description ‘heroic.’”

Apr 17, 2013

Show 971 Part 2 of 3. THE (SHOCKING) TRUTH ABOUT TAXES: HOW DID A NATION FOUNDED ON TAX REBELLION COME TO EMBRACE 90% RATES?

 Visit Michael Medveds history website at http://www.medvedhistorystore.com/

ACU includes part 1 and 2 of this history program. For part 3 subscribe to the Michael Medved podcast or purchase from the Michael Medved History Store.

 The Founding Fathers risked their lives, fortunes and sacred honors to stop consumption taxes that amounted to barely two cents on the dollar, but less than 200 years later the nation they founded embraced top income tax rates above 90 percent. For most of our history, courts and legislators viewed federal income taxes as unconstitutional and an abomination but by 1913 a broad, new national consensus, including most Republicans, led to an amendment to the Constitution giving Washingtonnearly unlimited taxing power. At first, the top tax rate (7%!) applied only to incomes above $10,000,000 (in today's dollars) but within a hundred years federal, state and local taxes combined to take more than 40 cents out of every dollar, earned by every American in the private sector. The march to  higher taxes and bigger government has been interrupted on occasion by heroic tax reformers, including Calvin Coolidge, Ronald Reagan, George W. Bush---and, importantly, John F. Kennedy. Unfortunately, it's a Republican president (no, not one named Bush) who could go down as the biggest, most disastrous tax-raiser in history.

 This new history program will probe the mysteries of tax history: what were the Sons of Liberty really protesting in the Revolutionary Era and with the Boston Tea Party? How did Pennsylvania tax resisters nearly bring on civil war in the early years of the Republic? Why did America's disastrous experience in the War of 1812 first produce the disastrous notion of a federal income tax? Did Lincoln's backing of a war time income tax indicate his support of bigger government, more taxing power? Why did the Supreme Court and our greatest legal thinkers look askance at new tax schemes on behalf of what patriot pamphleteer Thomas Paine called government's "greedy hand"? And what are the prospects for radical reform schemes (Fair Tax, Flat Tax) most frequently discussed today? 

 THE (SHOCKING) TRUTH ABOUT TAXES will answers these and other questions, offering Americans the crucial background they need to understand one of the most important issues for the future of our economy - and our liberty.

 For all of Michael Medveds shows go to http://www.michaelmedved.com/  to listen live for free or $4.95 per month to download all of his podcasts.

 Look up American Conservative University on Itunes.

 Give the gift that keeps on giving: Our ACU App for Apple or Android.  It's an inexpensive but thoughtful gift for your iOS loving friends. They will have over 900 commercial free ACU shows at their fingertips and more. Just $1.99

Go to your Apple or Android store.

If you like our app please leave a good star rating and tell your friends

Apr 15, 2013

Show 970  Part 1 of 3 THE (SHOCKING) TRUTH ABOUT TAXES: HOW DID A NATION FOUNDED ON TAX REBELLION COME TO EMBRACE 90% RATES?

 Visit Michael Medveds history website at http://www.medvedhistorystore.com/

ACU includes part 1 and 2 of this history program. For part 3 subscribe to the Michael Medved podcast or purchase from the Michael Medved History Store.

 The Founding Fathers risked their lives, fortunes and sacred honors to stop consumption taxes that amounted to barely two cents on the dollar, but less than 200 years later the nation they founded embraced top income tax rates above 90 percent. For most of our history, courts and legislators viewed federal income taxes as unconstitutional and an abomination but by 1913 a broad, new national consensus, including most Republicans, led to an amendment to the Constitution giving Washington nearly unlimited taxing power. At first, the top tax rate (7%!) applied only to incomes above $10,000,000 (in today's dollars) but within a hundred years federal, state and local taxes combined to take more than 40 cents out of every dollar, earned by every American in the private sector. The march to  higher taxes and bigger government has been interrupted on occasion by heroic tax reformers, including Calvin Coolidge, Ronald Reagan, George W. Bush---and, importantly, John F. Kennedy. Unfortunately, it's a Republican president (no, not one named Bush) who could go down as the biggest, most disastrous tax-raiser in history.

 This new history program will probe the mysteries of tax history: what were the Sons of Liberty really protesting in the Revolutionary Era and with the Boston Tea Party? How did Pennsylvania tax resisters nearly bring on civil war in the early years of the Republic? Why did America's disastrous experience in the War of 1812 first produce the disastrous notion of a federal income tax? Did Lincoln's backing of a war time income tax indicate his support of bigger government, more taxing power? Why did the Supreme Court and our greatest legal thinkers look askance at new tax schemes on behalf of what patriot pamphleteer Thomas Paine called government's "greedy hand"? And what are the prospects for radical reform schemes (Fair Tax, Flat Tax) most frequently discussed today? 

 THE (SHOCKING) TRUTH ABOUT TAXES will answers these and other questions, offering Americans the crucial background they need to understand one of the most important issues for the future of our economy - and our liberty.

 For all of Michael Medveds shows go to http://www.michaelmedved.com/  to listen live for free or $4.95 per month to download all of his podcasts.

 Look up American Conservative University on Itunes.

 Give the gift that keeps on giving: Our ACU App for Apple or Android.  It's an inexpensive but thoughtful gift for your iOS loving friends. They will have over 900 commercial free ACU shows at their fingertips and more. Just $1.99

Go to your Apple or Android store.

If you like our app please leave a good star rating and tell your friends

Apr 12, 2013

Show 969 The Quackcast Podcast by Dr. Mark Crislip M.D.

Two Selections.

  1. The Vaccine Psuedo Controversy .
  2. Flu Myths

 Dr. Mark Crislip M.D. is an Internal Medicine and Infectious Disease specialist practicing in Portland Oregon for the last 26 years.

 Please visit his award winning Quackcast Podcast on Itunes

Or at    http://moremark.squarespace.com/quackcast-list-mp3/  

 His website is at  http://edgydoc.com/  

Apr 10, 2013

Show 968 The Quackcast Podcast. Lets Kill the Children or A Defense of Vaccinations by Dr. Mark Crislip M.D.

 

Dr. Mark Crislip M.D. is an Internal Medicine and Infectious Disease specialist practicing in Portland Oregon for the last 26 years.

 

Please visit his award winning Quackcast Podcast on Itunes. Search for Quackcast. Mark Crislip

Or at    http://moremark.squarespace.com/quackcast-list-mp3/  

 

His website is at  http://edgydoc.com/

Apr 8, 2013

Show 967 Michael Medved talks to author of  Nuclear Showdown: North Korea Takes On the World,  Gordon G. Chang

Apr 5, 2013

Show 966 Part 2 of 3 THE WORST PRESIDENTS EVER: Big Lessons from the Most Colossal Failures in White House History

 Available on 2 CDs or audio download from Michael Medveds history website at http://www.medvedhistorystore.com/

For part 3 of this series purchase entire series from Michael Medveds history store at  http://www.medvedhistorystore.com/

 On the Presidents Day holiday, Americans traditionally concentrate on a few celebrated examples of White House greatness. But in a provocative, unconventional and all-new history program, Michael Medved argues that we can learn even more from alarming, astonishing and mostly untold stories of presidential failure.

 After all, few leaders can ever hope to replicate the epic achievements of a Washington or a Lincoln. But every future president can—and must—seek to avoid the appalling ineptitude of John Tyler, Franklin Pierce, Andrew Johnson and their feckless fellow travelers on the road to the White House Hall of Shame.

 As a starting point, Medved uses more than a dozen polls of prominent historians, journalists and politicians, taken between 1948 and 2011, that ranked all our chief executives from best to worst. The same three names—Lincoln, Washington and Franklin D. Roosevelt—emerged at the top of every list, but the bottom rungs of the ladder generated more controversy. Medved argues that the two presidents most often ranked as worst-of-the-worst—Warren G. Harding and U.S. Grant—don't deserve their disrespectful treatment, and he explains why both of them have begun a recent climb in historical esteem.

 Meanwhile, a few other names almost always listed in the failure category—James Buchanan, Franklin Pierce, John Tyler, Andrew Johnson—richly earned their opprobrium and make the cut among Medved's "White House Worst." In fact, each of these men contributed to bringing on the greatest disaster in American history—the Civil War—or played a role in the tragic failures of the Reconstruction era.

 - Which of these men dealt with an invalid wife who locked herself upstairs in the White House and spent her time writing letters to a dead son—while also convening the very first executive mansion séance?

 - Which president won a gorgeous new wife (thirty years his junior) when he helped rescue her from a tragic explosion that killed her father—as well as the Secretary of State?

 - And which president tried to reform his alcoholic, self-destructive son by installing him as his chief White House aide, only to watch helplessly as the talented young man plunged ever deeper into his addiction and wrecked his father's administration in the process?

 The misunderstood Herbert Hoover also shows up on the list of losers, but not for the reasons he became wildly unpopular among his contemporaries. No, he doesn't deserve blame for the Great Depression—the stock market crashed a mere six months after he took office. But he does deserve history's harshest judgment for responding to economic hardship in exactly the wrong way: by hiking taxes (painfully and needlessly), raising tariffs, and growing government. By the same token, what made Jimmy Carter's regime such a spectacular disaster wasn't the economic suffering the people endured under his leadership: he was still serving his single term as Georgia governor at the time of the Arab Oil Embargo and the beginning of crippling inflation. It was Carter's handling of crisis and reverses that made him so uniquely incompetent, and associated his leadership forever with the term "malaise."

 

Finally, Medved explains why other candidates often nominated for lists of the White House Worst don't really belong there—exonerating Harding, Grant and Nixon as well as George W. Bush and (so far, at least) Barack Obama. Meanwhile, two other presidents much-admired by historians—Woodrow Wilson and Lyndon Johnson—deserve special consideration. Their first term stature and undeniable achievements disqualify them from lists of all-time worsts, but megalomaniacal personalities, devastating damage to the Republic by their stubbornly-pursued policies, and heartbreaking rejection by the populace create a separate category of Epic Disasters.

 Entertaining, surprising, informative and insightful, Medved's new history program includes pointed advice for future presidents (and our current incumbent) on how to avoid joining the terribly tarnished names included in the rich story-telling in this presentation of The Worst Presidents Ever.

 Total Run Time: 1hr, 53 min

 

Available on 2 CDs or audio download from   http://www.medvedhistorystore.com/

Apr 3, 2013

Show 965 Part 1 of 3 THE WORST PRESIDENTS EVER: Big Lessons from the Most Colossal Failures in White House History

 Available on 2 CDs or audio download from Michael Medveds history website at http://www.medvedhistorystore.com/

Check out all of Michael Medved History programs. Cost varies.

 On the Presidents Day holiday, Americans traditionally concentrate on a few celebrated examples of White House greatness. But in a provocative, unconventional and all-new history program, Michael Medved argues that we can learn even more from alarming, astonishing and mostly untold stories of presidential failure.

 After all, few leaders can ever hope to replicate the epic achievements of a Washington or a Lincoln. But every future president can—and must—seek to avoid the appalling ineptitude of John Tyler, Franklin Pierce, Andrew Johnson and their feckless fellow travelers on the road to the White House Hall of Shame.

 As a starting point, Medved uses more than a dozen polls of prominent historians, journalists and politicians, taken between 1948 and 2011, that ranked all our chief executives from best to worst. The same three names—Lincoln, Washington and Franklin D. Roosevelt—emerged at the top of every list, but the bottom rungs of the ladder generated more controversy. Medved argues that the two presidents most often ranked as worst-of-the-worst—Warren G. Harding and U.S. Grant—don't deserve their disrespectful treatment, and he explains why both of them have begun a recent climb in historical esteem.

 Meanwhile, a few other names almost always listed in the failure category—James Buchanan, Franklin Pierce, John Tyler, Andrew Johnson—richly earned their opprobrium and make the cut among Medved's "White House Worst." In fact, each of these men contributed to bringing on the greatest disaster in American history—the Civil War—or played a role in the tragic failures of the Reconstruction era.

 

- Which of these men dealt with an invalid wife who locked herself upstairs in the White House and spent her time writing letters to a dead son—while also convening the very first executive mansion séance?

 - Which president won a gorgeous new wife (thirty years his junior) when he helped rescue her from a tragic explosion that killed her father—as well as the Secretary of State?

 - And which president tried to reform his alcoholic, self-destructive son by installing him as his chief White House aide, only to watch helplessly as the talented young man plunged ever deeper into his addiction and wrecked his father's administration in the process?

 The misunderstood Herbert Hoover also shows up on the list of losers, but not for the reasons he became wildly unpopular among his contemporaries. No, he doesn't deserve blame for the Great Depression—the stock market crashed a mere six months after he took office. But he does deserve history's harshest judgment for responding to economic hardship in exactly the wrong way: by hiking taxes (painfully and needlessly), raising tariffs, and growing government. By the same token, what made Jimmy Carter's regime such a spectacular disaster wasn't the economic suffering the people endured under his leadership: he was still serving his single term as Georgia governor at the time of the Arab Oil Embargo and the beginning of crippling inflation. It was Carter's handling of crisis and reverses that made him so uniquely incompetent, and associated his leadership forever with the term "malaise."

 Finally, Medved explains why other candidates often nominated for lists of the White House Worst don't really belong there—exonerating Harding, Grant and Nixon as well as George W. Bush and (so far, at least) Barack Obama. Meanwhile, two other presidents much-admired by historians—Woodrow Wilson and Lyndon Johnson—deserve special consideration. Their first term stature and undeniable achievements disqualify them from lists of all-time worsts, but megalomaniacal personalities, devastating damage to the Republic by their stubbornly-pursued policies, and heartbreaking rejection by the populace create a separate category of Epic Disasters.

 Entertaining, surprising, informative and insightful, Medved's new history program includes pointed advice for future presidents (and our current incumbent) on how to avoid joining the terribly tarnished names included in the rich story-telling in this presentation of The Worst Presidents Ever.

 Total Run Time for entire series of 3 1hr, 53 min

Available on 2 CDs or audio download from   http://www.medvedhistorystore.com/

Apr 1, 2013

Show  964 Book- Talking With Pagans   The Great God Debates from the Hugh Hewitt Show

Michael Medved talks to Hugh Hewitt author of Talking with Pagans: The Great God Debates.

Book Description- The debate over God's existence has been underway since the book of Job was written down. In recent years, the "new atheists" arrived on the media scene to add a measure of sarcasm and evolutionary biology to the mix of arguments against God. Defenders of God rose to the task and a series of debates between the camps ensued.

Some of the best, most vigorous, and most pointed of those occurred on Hugh Hewitt's nationally syndicated radio show and were heard by millions. Hugh himself debated Richard Dawkins on the radio, and Sam Harris on television. Hewitt's frequent and welcome guest Christopher Hitchens went at it with Dr. Mark D. Roberts and Dr. David Allen White in two epic showdowns totaling five hours which Hugh moderated. Other prominent atheists or agnostics mixed it up with other prominent Christian apologists.

Now all of those key debates are gathered in one place, along with an introduction from Hugh and a study guide useful to understanding the arguments deployed and the stakes involved.

The book sparkles with wit and soars to very great heights of theology while also hitting the very serious divides between believers and those who are not yet in that camp.

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