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Release Date: 09/02/2019

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While many people are upset at the president for withdrawing from Syria, he is doing as I predicted two years ago. This podcast compares Trump's foreign policy agenda to the Wilson Doctrine and the Obama Doctrine. Trump believes that his primary responsibility is to keep America safe, with a secondary responsibility to help our allies. America's interests must always come first.

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1. The Democrats' cries that they are victims of a witch hunt precisely parallel reporter Aaron Calvin's claim that he is a victim because he was doxed and fired after himself doxing Carson King.

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In this podcast, I try to explain to NeverTrumpers that their prejudices are getting in the way of their core values -- and I remind them that, if past presidents had been given daily media colonoscopies, as has been the case for Trump, they'd look pretty gross too.

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The starting point for any podcast today has to be Ukraine-gate, but I also throw in the physical dangers to our children because of college insanity and Mattel's new gender neutral dolls. 

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A lively Bookworm Beat covering gun control and suicides, Marianne Williamson (the Proggie Id), Justice Kavanaugh, free speech on campus and much more.

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Socialized medicine is bad and the "moderate" plan to have a public/private hybrid healthcare system only draws out the agony on the road to single payer.

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Help me develop a polite, persuasive argument to challenge a  young friend of mine who has bought into the media narrative about right-wing extremism.

 

 

I have a young friend — my children’s age — who is an extremely bright, thoughtful, and (so he believes) informed young man who wants to pursue a graduate degree in politics and terrorism. His biggest concern is “right-wing extremism in America.”

When I first heard this, my initial impulse was to say, “That’s just wrong. It’s a stupid Leftist lie. You’re being brainwashed. If you want to make a difference in the world, tackle left-wing extremism.”

Fortunately, I’ve finally figured out that insulting people is not the way to get them to agree with you. There are better persuasion techniques. Because I respect my young friend’s intelligence, I want to take some time to assemble an argument that will present data in a way that challenges his beliefs without insulting his intelligence. This post represents the first draft of that email.

Maybe it’s my legal training, but I believe that one of the best ways to challenge an argument is to start by identifying bias, both my own and the bias of the person(s) advocating the opposite view. I’ve been open with my friend about my bias. My problem is to convince him that the media from which he gets his ideas about right-wing extremism is biased too. Very biased.

The other day on his podcast, Andrew Klavan played two videos, one of the media celebrating Trump’s anticipated downfall and the other celebrating Obama’s allegedly scandal-free presidency. In both videos, raw partisanship is on display. The video below is Andrew Klavan’s show, which I’ve queued up to those back-to-back videos, starting at 19:15:

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