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Episode 149: “Why America Must Remain the World’s Preeminent Seapower” with Russ Vought and Arthur Herman

The Bill Walton Show

Release Date: 08/31/2021

Episode 168:   Episode 168:   "No Rights, No Games" with Chen Guangcheng, Reggie Littlejohn and Yaxue Cao

The Bill Walton Show

The 2022 winter Olympics in Beijing China opens a few weeks from now, and the International Olympic Committee's 2015 decision to have China host the event looks ever more dubious. 

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Episode 167: Episode 167: "The Great Reset" with Jay Richards and James Patrick

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One big casualty of government responses to the coronavirus over the last two years is the loss of trust in our public health establishment. 

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Episode 166: “Energy and Technology Reality” with Mark Mills show art Episode 166: “Energy and Technology Reality” with Mark Mills

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Today’s episode is a treasure trove of important facts that we all should know about technology, society and the future. My guest is once again Mark Mills, senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute - who specializes on science, technology, energy, and future manufacturing technologies - and who has just published The Cloud Revolution: How the Convergence of New Technologies Will Unleash the Next Economic Boom and A Roaring 2020s Conventional wisdom as to how technology will change the future is wrong.

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Episode 165: “Just Facts about the Virus” with Jim Agresti show art Episode 165: “Just Facts about the Virus” with Jim Agresti

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Albert Einstein said science can only flourish in an atmosphere of free speech. 

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Episode 164: “Wrath: America Enraged” with Peter Wood show art Episode 164: “Wrath: America Enraged” with Peter Wood

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Over the course of roughly four generations, from around 1950 to the present, American culture has been transformed from a culture that believed in the value of self-control into a culture that celebrates self-expression. And that “self-expression” has now twisted into a new form of anger - political wrath - which makes a performance art out of our darkest emotions. So argues my guest on this episode, Peter Wood, author of Wrath: America Enraged.

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Episode 163: Challenging Leviathan with Mark Chenoweth and Jenin Younes show art Episode 163: Challenging Leviathan with Mark Chenoweth and Jenin Younes

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In this episode, we're talking again about the coercive power of the Administrative State and its serious threat to our constitutional freedoms. No other development in contemporary American law denies more rights to more Americans. Joining me to discuss is Mark Chenoweth, Executive Director, and Jenin Younes, Litigation Counsel for the New Civil Liberties Alliance (NCLA) a public interest litigation and pro bono advocacy law firm.

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Episode 162: Episode 162: "Is the Administrate State Democracy’s Death Knell" with Michael Pack

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Your eyes may glaze over when you hear people talking about the “administrative state.” But if you care about liberty, it’s long past time to start paying close attention to what it is and how impervious it has become to election outcomes.

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Episode 161: “Whose Interest Does Big Business Serve?”   with Justin Danhof and Matt Schlapp show art Episode 161: “Whose Interest Does Big Business Serve?” with Justin Danhof and Matt Schlapp

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In the past decade, America’s big businesses have increasingly moved to the political left. For evidence, take a look at their actions and stances on critical race theory indoctrination, vaccine mandates, radical climate change agendas, boardroom “diversity”, doing business and making common cause with a hostile China, etc … on issue after issue they align with the “woke” left.

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Episode 160: “An Army of Momma Bears” with Tony Perkins show art Episode 160: “An Army of Momma Bears” with Tony Perkins

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In this wide ranging conversation Tony Perkins and I talk about his journey, the importance of faith for a thriving society and economy, the threat from China, but at about 14 minutes in we get to the heart of matter. The number one thing we have to do is take back control of education in America.

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Episode 159: “Marxism’s Long March” with Mark Meckler and Eric O’Keefe show art Episode 159: “Marxism’s Long March” with Mark Meckler and Eric O’Keefe

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America is waking up to the capture of our institutions by the “progressive” woke Left. Beginning with K-12 education, universities, the media, and Hollywood, it’s now moved into many churches, our military and corporate boardrooms. This didn’t happen overnight.

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After decades of cuts to shipbuilding and maintenance, the United States Navy has been stripped down to a fleet barely larger than it was 100 years ago, in 1916. 

Meanwhile, China has dramatically increased its spending on its Navy, as well as on its Air Force, cyberspace and electronic warfare capabilities. Alarmingly, Beijing is building islands in the South China Sea, threatening trade routes and menacing allies.

President Trump made it a priority to expand the American “blue water” fleet to 355 battle-force ships. His plan would have increased shipbuilding by only $6.7 billion and would have launched us on a trajectory to protect America’s maritime supremacy.

Shortly after taking office, Joe Biden slashed this from his budget.

 

With me to explore this and many other national defense concerns - in a fascinating, wide-ranging and strategic conversation - is Russ Vought, the founder of The Center for Renewing America and the Trump Administration’s Director of the Office of Management and Budget 

and Arthur Herman, a senior fellow at the Hudson Institute focusing on defense, energy and technology issues and author of To Rule the Waves and Freedom Forge: How American Business Produced Victory in World War II

 

As a maritime nation, the US is dependent on control of the sea to protect its people as well as its flow of trade. At its founding, America understood that its strength lay in a strong navy. 

But in the last seventy years, the United States has wandered far from this wisdom, and suffered endless “boots on the ground” debacles. 

Emphasizing sea power - and air, space and cyber power - would get us back on track.

This is an issue that is barely talked about, but needs to be.