CLR Show 1599. Air Date September 17, 2021. Tulane student Arul Walther reminds us that there are similarities between present and past generations of college students... with some important differences. And Friday Co-Host, David Bach, reminds us it would take only one falsified national election to sink the entire American Experiment. We have no choice but to confront the nihilist trumpians who don't seem to notice or care.
CLR Show 1598. Air Date September 15, 2021. Too many Americans are adopting false fantasy notions about what America can become without threatening the very foundations of our country. In an unprecedented show of fear and cowardice, republican leaders are encouraging them. Democrats must push back wth meaningful Voting Rights and Infrastructure legislation.
CLR Show 1597. Air Date September 13, 2021. The 20th anniversary of 9/11 offers more than a moment for reflection on a painful event. It forces us to consider the unintended consequences of an unquestioned policy that gives absolute authority to the Commander in Chief to project American military power in wholly capricious ways, without congressional consultation or moral considerations. Trump and tribalism are the direct consequences.
CLR Show 1596. Air Date September 10, 2021. Republican 'leaders' show no concern for how their lies will ultimately harm their constituents. All that matters is the immediate rush from a taste of irrational red meat. Joe Biden is having none of it. His latest vaccination mandate for federal workers is proof of his commitment to scientific reality and the good of the entire country. With CLR Friday Co-Host, David Bach.
CLR Show 1595. Air Date September 8, 2021. In a change of roles, yours truly is interviewed by Dr. Esther Dyer, a long-time friend and associate. The results are surprisingly informative and, on a personal note, more than a little liberating.
CLR Show 1594. Air Date September 3, 2021. The Supreme Court's tacit defense of a Texas law allowing vigilante prosecution of women seeking abortions signals the beginning of the end of civil discourse in this country and any surviving respect for the rule of law. Joe Biden must appoint 2 or 4 more Supreme Court Justices immediately. The man who got us out of Afghanistan is capable of such forceful action. With CLR Friday Co-Host––David Bach.
CLR Show 1593. Air Date September 1, 2021. As always, Donald Trump cut a personally/political expedient deal with the Taliban with little apparent concern for its ultimate consequences, except that it might get him reelected. It didn't. And it has fallen to a far greater man and true leader, Joe Biden, to work through the ugly details and accept ultimate responsibility for his actions.
CLR Show 1592. Air Date August 27, 2021. An in depth and wide ranging discussion of America's protracted involvement in Afghanistan, going well beyond the media tick-tock of current troop and civilian withdrawals. Featuring Regis High School classmates Dr. Bill Mulligan, John Cugini, Dr. Charles Webel and Tom Gallagher. Must listening.
CLR Show 1591. Air Date August 25, 2021. The republicans' first efforts to take on 'vulnerable' centrist democrats in Congress by way of political advertising would seem to suggest they have very little to run with or on. An add running in 50 key districts attempts to saddle incumbent democrats with responsibility for slight upticks in the cost of back-to-school supplies. That's their best shot? Really?
CLR Show 1590. Air Date August 23, 2021. The power outages associated with Tropical Storm Henri are directly tied to our primitive infrastructure and 19th century reliance on wires tacked to poles to get power. But it's only when we understand the granular processes associated with making infrastructure changes that we can generate the popular understanding and support for the difficult decisions that must be made to make meaningful change a reality.