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Jun 14, 2013 0

Show 990 Audiobook- Benghazi: The Definitive Report. Authors Brandon Webb and Jack Murphy

This is an excerpt from the audiobook. To purchase the entire book visit Amazon and donate it to your local library. 

 Book Description

Publication Date: February 11, 2013

 Written by the team of former Special Operations warriors who run SOFREP.com, here is the definitive account of what happened before, during, and after the deadly Benghazi attack.

 On September 12th, 2012, Brandon Webb learned Glen Doherty, one of his closest friends and his former Navy SEAL teammate, was killed alongside Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and two other Americans when the U.S. State Department and CIA headquarters in Benghazi, Libya, were sieged in a shocking terrorist attack. For the next four months, Webb and his team at SOFREP.com, the world's premier Special Ops website, embarked on a relentless investigation to understand exactly what happened to their countrymen, as well as the roles played by the Obama administration, State Department, and CIA. Drawing on unmatched sources, they spoke to individuals who would talk to no one else, including fellow Special Operations team members familiar with the African theatre, and well-placed contacts in the Washington intelligence community. This is their report--an unforgettably gripping minute-by-minute narrative of the events and their aftermath as they really unfolded on that terrible day in Libya.

Jun 12, 2013 0

Show 989 Dog Company: The Boys of Pointe du Hoc--the Rangers Who Accomplished D-Day's Toughest Mission and Led the Way across Europe by Patrick K. O'Donnell


The author talks about his book at The Pritzger Military Library.

Overview of the Book-

It is said that the right man in the right place at the right time can make the difference between victory and defeat. This is the dramatic story of sixty-eight soldiers in the US Army’s 2nd Ranger Battalion, Company D—“Dog Company”—who made that difference, time and again.

From D-Day, when German guns atop Pointe du Hoc threatened the Allied landings and the men of Dog Company scaled the sheer ninety-foot cliffs to destroy them; to the slopes of Hill 400, in Germany’s Hürtgen Forest, where the Rangers launched a desperate bayonet charge across an open field; to a “quiet” section of the Ardennes, where Dog Company suddenly found itself on the tip of the spear at the Battle of the Bulge; the men of Dog Company made the difference.

America had many heroes in World War II, however, few can say that, but for them, the course of the war would have been very different. The right men, the right place, at the right time—Dog Company.

An epic World War II story of valor, sacrifice, and the Rangers who led the way to victory in Europe


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Jun 10, 2013 1

Show 988 Book- The End Is Near and It's Going to Be Awesome: How Going Broke Will Leave America Richer, and More Secure

Kevin D. Williamson. Author

Segment 1- Michael Medved talks to the author Kevin D. Williamson.

Segment 2- Michael Medved talk to Bill Bennett on his book, Is College Worth It

In The End Is Near and It’s Going to Be Awesome, Kevin Williamson, a National Review Online contributor, makes the bold argument that the United States government is disintegrating—and that it is a good thing!

Williamson offers a radical re-envisioning of government, a powerful analysis of why it doesn’t work, and an exploration of the innovative solutions to various social problems that are spontaneously emerging as a result of the failure of politics and government.

Critical and compelling, The End Is Near and It’s Going to Be Awesome: How Going Broke Will Leave America Richer, Happier, and More Secure lays out a thoughtful plan for a new system, one based on success stories from around the country, from those who home-school their children to others who have successfully created their own currency.

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Jun 7, 2013 3

Show 987 Glenn Beck and Dennis Prager on book Crucified Again. Ann Coulter and book on Hitler.

 Segment 1- Raymond Ibrahim Discusses New Book with Glenn Beck By Frontpagemag.com

 Shillman Journalism Fellow Raymond Ibrahim discusses his new book, Crucified Again: Exposing Islam’s New War on Christians,and Christian persecution in the Muslim world on the BlazeTV with Glenn Beck. 9 minutes.

 To watch the video of this audio presentation visit

http://frontpagemag.com/2013/frontpagemag-com/raymond-ibrahim-on-glenn-beck-discusses-new-book/  

 Segment 2- Dennis Prager talks to Raymond Ibrahim, a fellow at the Horowitz Freedom Center. His new book is Crucified Again: Exposing Islam’s New War on Christians. 16 min.

 Segment 3- Ann Coulter fights off a College age den of wolves with hostile John Stossel as host. If this is college Libertarianism I am very discouraged.

 Segment 4- Dennis Prager talks to author about his new book on Hitler. 24 minutes

Jun 5, 2013 2

Show 986 Sean Hannity Special on the Documentary Generation Zero

Generation Zero Director, Stephen K. Bannon and Executive Producer, David Bossie, discuss their new documentary film with Sean Hannity.

The current economic crisis is not a failure of capitalism, but a failure of culture. Generation Zero explores the cultural roots of the global financial meltdown - beginning with the narcissism of the 1960's, spreading like a virus through the self-indulgent 90's, and exploding across the world in the present economic cataclysm.

Generation Zero goes beneath the shallow media headlines and talking head sound bites to get to the source of today's economic nightmare. With a cutting edge style and haunting imagery, this must see documentary will change everything you thought you knew about Wall Street and Washington.

Featuring experts, authors, and pundits from across the political spectrum, Generation Zero exposes the little told story of how the mindset of the baby boomers sowed the seeds of economic disaster that will be reaped by coming generations.

Jun 3, 2013 3

Show 985 Full Documentary Generation Zero

ABOUT THE FILM-  The current economic crisis is not a failure of capitalism, but a failure of culture. Generation Zero explores the cultural roots of the global financial meltdown - beginning with the narcissism of the 1960's, spreading like a virus through the self-indulgent 90's, and exploding across the world in the present economic cataclysm.

Generation Zero goes beneath the shallow media headlines and talking head sound bites to get to the source of today's economic nightmare. With a cutting edge style and haunting imagery, this must see documentary will change everything you thought you knew about Wall Street and Washington.

Featuring experts, authors, and pundits from across the political spectrum, Generation Zero exposes the little told story of how the mindset of the baby boomers sowed the seeds of economic disaster that will be reaped by coming generations.

 

To watch the free full length documentary visit:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JVuRn3dOw98

 

Books that have influenced Paul and which he recommends to his readers include 48 titles, such as The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, The Creature from Jekyll Island, The Road to Serfdom, Economics in One Lesson, Human Action, Doctor Zhivago, Atlas Shrugged, and Democracy in America, as well as titles from Thomas DiLorenzo, Thomas Fleming, Chalmers Johnson, Rose Wilder Lane, Andrew Napolitano, Robert Pape, Lew Rockwell, Michael Scheuer, Murray Rothbard, and Hans Sennholz.

 

 

Conservative Film Trailers

 

I.O.U.S.A

http://www.iousathemovie.com/ 

 

33 Minutes: Protecting America in the New Missile Age

http://33-minutes.com/33-minutes/2-minute-trailer.htm

 

 

I Want Your Money

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4wty7974IKg&feature=related

 

AGENDA - Grinding America Down

http://agendadocumentary.com/ 

 

COOL IT - Official Movie Trailer. Very informative. It’s a good use of 2 minutes.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eZR3gsY98VU&feature=player_embedded

 

List of Conservative Documentaries at:

http://www.boycottliberalism.com/Conservative-Documentaries.htm

 

Conservative Links and Information:

http://www.boycottliberalism.com/Conservative-Links.htm

 

May 29, 2013 2

Show 984 Bill Bennets book  Is College Worth It?

Show Dennis Prager talks to Bill Bennett, friend and fellow talk show host. His new book is

Is College Worth It?: A Former United States Secretary of Education and a Liberal Arts Graduate Expose the Broken Promise of Higher Education…

Overview of the book-

Explores the answer to a critical question: Should we keep

sending our kids to college?

The American system of higher education comprises some ofthe best universities, teachers, and students the world has ever seen. Millions of students around the globe want nothing more in their life than to attend an

American university. However, many of America’s colleges and universities today have serious academic, institutional, and other performance problems, and it is quickly approaching a crisis point, if it’s not there already. Despite some excellent colleges and quality programs at many colleges, too much of higher education is wildly expensive. Students often graduate having learned little, or don’t graduate at all. They are indoctrinated with liberal politics and subjected to all types of non-academic distractions. For these reasons, many students would be better served exploring other educational alternatives.

In Is College Worth It?, William J. Bennett and David

Wilezol assess the problems of American higher education at various levels, from runaway costs to inferior academics to poor graduation rates to political indoctrination, and propose serious reforms and alternative methods for improving higher education so that it better serves our students.

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May 27, 2013 328

Show 983 Thomas Sowell discusses his newest book, Intellectuals and Race

This week on Uncommon Knowledge, Hoover fellow and author Thomas Sowell discusses his newest book, Intellectuals and Race, which argues that the impact of intellectuals' ideas and crusades on the larger society, both past and present, is the ultimate concern. (38:27)

“The intellectuals have told them [African Americans] that the world is unjust, that other people are keeping them down, that the fact that they don't have what other people have, is somebody else's fault.  Recorded on April 23, 2013


To watch the video of this audio presentation and many other Uncommon Knowledge shows visit:  http://www.hoover.org/multimedia/uncommon-knowledge/by-date  

May 24, 2013 2

Show 982 Part 3 of 3 Why They Fight, The Story of the Arab/Israeli Conflict from the Michael Medved History Programs.

ACU has made available part 1 and 2 of this 3 part series from the Michael Medved History programs.

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There is much misinformation and many outright lies spread today about the facts of the Middle East conflict. In this broadcast Michael Medved recounts much of the history of the small area of land which is modern Israel. A remote and obscure territory of first the Roman Empire, then the Ottoman Empire and later the British Empire. Jews, Arabs and Christians have lived there for centuries. But, bloody conflict between these neighbors erupted after events following World War I, and establishment of various Middle East states including the State of Israel. Why? Michael Medved presents facts to clarifiy a dark and confusing segment of world history.

 

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May 22, 2013 4

Show 981 'Til Faith Do Us Part: The Rise of Interfaith Marriage and the Future of American Religion, Family, and Society by Naomi Schaefer Riley

 Overview of book-

In the last decade, 45% of all marriages in the U.S. were between people of different faiths. The rapidly growing number of mixed-faith families has become a source of hope, encouraging openness and tolerance among religious communities that historically have been insular and suspicious of other faiths.

Yet as Naomi Schaefer Riley demonstrates in 'Til Faith Do Us Part, what is good for society as a whole often proves difficult for individual families: interfaith couples, Riley shows, are less happy than others and certain combinations of religions are more likely to lead to divorce. Drawing on in-depth interviews with married and once-married couples, clergy, counselors, sociologists, and others, Riley shows that many people enter into interfaith marriages without much consideration of the fundamental spiritual, doctrinal, and practical issues that divide them. Couples tend to marry in their twenties and thirties, a time when religion diminishes in importance, only to return to faith as they grow older and raise children, suffer the loss of a parent, or experience other major life challenges. Riley suggests that a devotion to diversity as well as to a romantic ideal blinds many interfaith couples to potential future problems. Even when they recognize deeply held differences, couples believe that love conquers all. As a result, they fail to ask the necessary questions about how they will reconcile their divergent worldviews-about raising children, celebrating holidays, interacting with extended families, and more. An obsession with tolerance at all costs, Riley argues, has made discussing the problems of interfaith marriage taboo.

 

'Til Faith Do Us Part is a fascinating exploration of the promise and peril of interfaith marriage today. It will be required reading not only for interfaith couples or anyone considering interfaith marriage, but for all those interested in learning more about this significant, yet understudied phenomenon and the impact it is having on America.

 

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May 20, 2013 1

Show 980 Coolidge by Amity Shlaes

Michael Medved talks to author Amity Shlaes on her new book Coolidge.

Overview of the book-

Calvin Coolidge never rated highly in polls, and history has remembered the decade in which he served as an extravagant period predating the Great Depression. Now Amity Shlaes provides a fresh look at the 1920s and our elusive thirtieth president. Coolidge reveals a triumphant period in which the nation electrified, Americans drove their first cars, and the federal deficit was replaced with a surplus—and the little-known man behind it.

 

Though dismissed as quiet and passive, Coolidge proved unafraid to take on the divisive issues of this crucial period: reining in public-sector unions, unrelentingly curtailing spending, and rejecting funding for new interest groups. Perhaps more than any other president, he understood that doing less could yield more, reducing the federal budget even as the economy grew, wages rose, taxes fell, and unemployment dropped.

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May 17, 2013 2

Show 979  Invisible Armies: An Epic History of Guerrilla Warfare from Ancient Times to the Present by  Max Boot

Max Boot talks to the Pritzger military library.


For this show  and many other great audio archives at Pritzker Military Library visit:

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Overview of the book-

“Destined to be the classic account of what may be the oldest . . . hardest form of war.”—John Nagl, Wall Street Journal

Invisible Armies presents an entirely original narrative of warfare, which demonstrates that, far from the exception, loosely organized partisan or guerrilla warfare has been the dominant form of military conflict throughout history. New York Times best-selling author and military historian Max Boot traces guerrilla warfare and terrorism from antiquity to the present, narrating nearly thirty centuries of unconventional military conflicts. Filled with dramatic analysis of strategy and tactics, as well as many memorable characters—from Italian nationalist Guiseppe Garibaldi to the “Quiet American,” Edward Lansdale—Invisible Armies is “as readable as a novel” (Michael Korda, Daily Beast) and “a timely reminder to politicians and generals of the hard-earned lessons of history” (Economist).


May 15, 2013 2

Show 978 Worshipping the State: How Liberalism Became Our State Religion

Benjamin Wiker, "Worshipping the State: How Liberalism Became Our State Religion," argues that people on the political left are seeking to establish secularism as the official religion for the U.S. He discusses his theory with Washington Post writer Krissah Thompson. (56 min. 44 sec. - April 20, 2013)

Overview of book-

Many Christians feel that they are being opposed at every turn by what seems to be a well-orchestrated political and cultural campaign to de-Christianize every aspect of Western culture. They are right, and it goes even further back than the Obama Administration.

In Worshipping the State: How Government is Replacing Religion, Benjamin Wiker argues that it is liberals who seek to establish an official state religion: one of unbelief. Wiker reveals that it was never the intention of the Founders to drive religion out of the public square with the First Amendment, but centuries of secularists and liberals have deliberately misinterpreted the establishment clause to serve their own ends: the de-Christianization of Western civilization.

The result, they hope, is government as the new oracle. Personal faith in a deity is replaced with collective dependence on government, and the diversity of religious practices and dogmas is reduced to a uniform ideological agenda. The strategy is two-pronged: drive religion out of the public square through law and by encouraging popular derision of the faithful; then, in religion’s place, erect the Church of the State to fill the human need for a higher power to look up to.

But what was done can be undone. Outlining a simple, step-by-step strategy for disestablishing the state church of secularism, Worshiping the State shows the full historical sweep of the war to those on the Christian side of the cultural battle—and as a consequence of this far more complete vantage, how to win it.

http://www.booktv.org/Podcasts.aspx


May 13, 2013 2

Show 977 Part 2 of 3 Why They Fight, The Story of the Arab/Israeli Conflict

ACU has made available part 1 and 2 of this 3 part series from the Michael Medved History programs.

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There is much misinformation and many outright lies spread today about the facts of the Middle East conflict. In this broadcast Michael Medved recounts much of the history of the small area of land which is modern Israel. A remote and obscure territory of first the Roman Empire, then the Ottoman Empire and later the British Empire. Jews, Arabs and Christians have lived there for centuries. But, bloody conflict between these neighbors erupted after events following World War I, and establishment of various Middle East states including the State of Israel. Why? Michael Medved presents facts to clarifiy a dark and confusing segment of world history.

 Available on two CDs or audio download for $25.00 or $18.75

 at Michael Medveds History Programs at http://www.medvedhistorystore.com/

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May 10, 2013 4

Show 976  Part 1 of 3 Why They Fight, The Story of the Arab/Israeli Conflict

 

ACU has made available part 1 and 2 of this 3 part series from the Michael Medved History programs.

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There is much misinformation and many outright lies spread today about the facts of the Middle East conflict. In this broadcast Michael Medved recounts much of the history of the small area of land which is modern Israel. A remote and obscure territory of first the Roman Empire, then the Ottoman Empire and later the British Empire. Jews, Arabs and Christians have lived there for centuries. But, bloody conflict between these neighbors erupted after events following World War I, and establishment of various Middle East states including the State of Israel. Why? Michael Medved presents facts to clarifiy a dark and confusing segment of world history.

 

Available on two CDs or audio download for $25.00 or $18.75

 at Michael Medveds History Programs at http://www.medvedhistorystore.com/

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May 8, 2013 3

Show 975  American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History

by  Chris Kyle, Scott McEwen, Jim DeFelice

This is a short excerpt of the audio book. Chapter 9. Devil of Ramadi. And a short excerpt on Gun specs.

The audio book is available everywhere and is recommended by ACU.

Overview of book-

From 1999 to 2009, U.S. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle recorded the most career sniper kills in United States military history. Iraqi insurgents feared him so much they called him al-Shaitan ("the devil") and placed a $20,000 bounty on his head. Kyle earned legendary status among his fellow SEALs, Marines, and U.S. Army soldiers, fighting alongside them in the streets, as well as protecting them from rooftops and stealth positions. Through four combat deployments, he was awarded seven medals for bravery, including two Silver Stars. Gripping and unforgettable, Kyle's masterful account of his extraordinary battlefield experiences ranks as one of the great war memoirs of all time.

May 6, 2013 6

Show 974 part 2 of 2  The End of Sex: How Hookup Culture is Leaving a Generation Unhappy, Sexually Unfulfilled, and Confused About Intimacy by Donna Freitas

Michael Medved talks to the author.

Overview of book-

Hookup culture dominates the lives of college students today. Most students spend hours agonizing over their hopes for Friday night and, later, dissecting the evenings’ successes or failures, often wishing that the social contract of the hookup would allow them to ask for more out of sexual intimacy. The pressure to participate comes from all directions—from peers, the media, and even parents. But how do these expectations affect students themselves? And why aren’t parents and universities helping students make better-informed decisions about sex and relationships?

In The End of Sex, Donna Freitas draws on her own extensive research to reveal what young men and women really want when it comes to sex and romance. Surveying thousands of college students and conducting extensive one-on-one interviews at religious, secular public, and secular private schools, Freitas discovered that many students—men and women alike—are deeply unhappy with hookup culture. Meaningless hookups have led them to associate sexuality with ambivalence, boredom, isolation, and loneliness, yet they tend to accept hooking up as an unavoidable part of college life. Freitas argues that, until students realize that there are many avenues that lead to sex and long-term relationships, the vast majority will continue to miss out on the romance, intimacy, and satisfying sex they deserve.

 

An honest, sympathetic portrait of the challenges of young adulthood, The End of Sex will strike a chord with undergraduates, parents, and faculty members who feel that students deserve more than an endless cycle of boozy one night stands. Freitas offers a refreshing take on this charged topic—and a solution that depends not on premarital abstinence or unfettered sexuality, but rather a healthy path between the two.

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May 3, 2013 0

Show 973. part 1 of 2  The End of Sex: How Hookup Culture is Leaving a Generation Unhappy, Sexually Unfulfilled, and Confused About Intimacy by Donna Freitas

Michael Medved talks to the author.

Overview of book-

Hookup culture dominates the lives of college students today. Most students spend hours agonizing over their hopes for Friday night and, later, dissecting the evenings’ successes or failures, often wishing that the social contract of the hookup would allow them to ask for more out of sexual intimacy. The pressure to participate comes from all directions—from peers, the media, and even parents. But how do these expectations affect students themselves? And why aren’t parents and universities helping students make better-informed decisions about sex and relationships?

In The End of Sex, Donna Freitas draws on her own extensive research to reveal what young men and women really want when it comes to sex and romance. Surveying thousands of college students and conducting extensive one-on-one interviews at religious, secular public, and secular private schools, Freitas discovered that many students—men and women alike—are deeply unhappy with hookup culture. Meaningless hookups have led them to associate sexuality with ambivalence, boredom, isolation, and loneliness, yet they tend to accept hooking up as an unavoidable part of college life. Freitas argues that, until students realize that there are many avenues that lead to sex and long-term relationships, the vast majority will continue to miss out on the romance, intimacy, and satisfying sex they deserve.

An honest, sympathetic portrait of the challenges of young adulthood, The End of Sex will strike a chord with undergraduates, parents, and faculty members who feel that students deserve more than an endless cycle of boozy one night stands. Freitas offers a refreshing take on this charged topic—and a solution that depends not on premarital abstinence or unfettered sexuality, but rather a healthy path between the two.

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Apr 24, 2013 49

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 3

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

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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

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Apr 15, 2013 4

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 3

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 3

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 3

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

Apr 5, 2013 4

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/

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