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The Longer Road to Hope

The Longer Road to Hope

September 30, 2022

CLR Show 1766. Air Date September 30, 2022. The current spate of political, military and environmental negatives enveloping the planet would suggest an inevitable surrender to the hopelessness of our situation. But, throughout human history, hopelessness has always been the prelude to hope and rebuilding. It's just that the road to hope is always a bit longer than its counterpart. Why not simply choose to bypass the ugliness of presumed failure and inevitable self-destruction, and get on with the business of hopeful problem solving ... for a change? 

Putin’s Diminishing Options: A special Noble Hearts Forum

Putin’s Diminishing Options: A special Noble Hearts Forum

September 23, 2022

CLR Show 1765. Air Date September 23, 2022.  Our Panel examines the increasingly limited and unsavory military options available to Vladimir Putin as Russia falters on the battlefield, together with the enormous stresses on, and possible reactions that should be anticipated from Russia's supreme leader. Sobering insights and must-listen material for all fans of Center Left Radio. With Dr. Charles Webel, Dr. Richard Corelli and John Cugini

Subtracting Donald

Subtracting Donald

September 20, 2022

CLR Show 1764. Air Date September 20, 2022. Assuming the obvious––that Donald will be indicted, tried and convicted for the crimes he has committed––why must we hold ourselves captive to the mob-inspired notion that America will be 'punished' if justice is done? This has been Donald's thesis from the beginning and it is at odds with everything American. The more important question is: what punishment fits his crimes?  And how can we relegate him to insignificance––if not obscurity––in the most expeditious way possible?  

’My People Won’t Stand For It’: The Friday Show

’My People Won’t Stand For It’: The Friday Show

September 16, 2022

CLR Show 1763. Air Date September 16, 2022.  Donald has reached the unvarnished threat stage, declaring yesterday that, if indicted, his 'people would never stand for it' and that 'you'll experience problems like this country has never seen before.' That would, hopefully, be pure hyperbole on his part. Still, 1/6 actually happened, and was a reaction to a similar Trump call to arms. With Friday Co-Host, David Bach.

The Re-Dignifying of America?

The Re-Dignifying of America?

September 9, 2022

CLR Show 1762. Air Date August 9, 2022. As we contemplate the dignity and grace of the late Queen Elizabeth, is it too soon––or simply too much––to consider a possible re-dignifying of America?  After the indictment, trial, conviction and sentencing of Donald, might President Biden offer a commutation of his sentence alone (based on a number of fiscal, physical and political restrictions) on the condition that Donald freely and openly admit to his crimes? Yes, the latter is highly unlikely. But might such an offer set an appropriate, dignified precedent for future American presidents?  

A Well-Purchased Judge

A Well-Purchased Judge

September 6, 2022

CLR Show 1761. Air Date September 6, 2022. Judge Aileen Cannon has just granted Donald a Special Master to review the status of classified and personal documents seized as part of the FBI's Mar-A-Lago search. This defies all judicial precedent and reinforces the notion that Donald is above the law, that the criminal justice system is for sale and and that the Department of Justice can still be thwarted by a twice impeached, disgraced ex-President. It also guarantees Donald's eventual indictment. 

Finding Our Voice

Finding Our Voice

September 2, 2022

CLR Show 1760. Air Date September 2, 2022. The democrats and Joe Biden have finally settled on a communications strategy that leaves Trump and MAGA Republicans no choice but to perform exactly as advertised––by Biden and the democrats. Republicans have been appropriately branded as anti-everything, beginning with the Constitution and anything that would improve the lives of ordinary Americans. And things will only get worse for MAGA sorts (and the rest of us?) as Trump's indictment and conviction loom. 

In Case You Missed It…

In Case You Missed It…

August 30, 2022

CLR Show 1759. Air Date August 30, 2022. The disgraced, twice-impeached, former president has raised the rhetorical ante to unprecedented levels. Eschewing any reference to his legal rights or status, he has demanded immediate reinstatement as president or, in the alternative, the immediate invalidation of the 2020 election. Why? Because he wasn't afforded an unfair advantage by the FBI publicly announcing an investigation of the contents of Hunter Biden's laptop. Like they did with Hillary Clinton's. This is tantamount to an admission of legal defeat on Donald's part. How will his radicalized base and feckless republican politicians respond? 

Donald, Unprotected: The Friday Show

Donald, Unprotected: The Friday Show

August 26, 2022

CLR Show 1758. Air Date August 26, 2022. Donald in Mar-a-Lago operates with none of the constraints or protections that might have buffered him during his occupancy of the White House. In an effort to remain all-powerful and supremely relevant he has done things with classified materials that would have landed anyone else in jail long ago.  He legal team is a joke. All that's left is his mouth, his grievances and those who feed off of them.  This will all end.  The question remains: how? With Friday Co-Host, David Bach.

Something’s Comin’

Something’s Comin’

August 23, 2022

CLR Show 1757. Air Date August 23, 2022. As Donald and his enablers run out of explanations for his retention of classified documentation and a viable legal defense fails to materialize, he will resort to his perpetual playbook and go for a big, spotlight-capturing announcement. The only one big enough will be a declaration for the presidency.  And that will accelerate the downward spiral of the republican party and the likelihood of increased domestic turmoil, immeasurably.   

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