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Episode 150: The TBWS Brain Trust : "Afghanistan, what a Catastrophe"

The Bill Walton Show

Release Date: 09/02/2021

Episode 200: If You Want Lawful Elections, You Will Need To Get Engaged (Here’s How) with Cleta Mitchell show art Episode 200: If You Want Lawful Elections, You Will Need To Get Engaged (Here’s How) with Cleta Mitchell

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Election process isn’t a sexy topic, but if we want to preserve our democratic election system, and keep our Republic, election integrity is essential.   Election Integrity means ensuring the legal right of all Americans to vote in a free and fair election:  without concerns that their political voice would be diminished by individual or institutional fraud,  physical or verbal intimidation,  vote trafficking (“harvesting”)  buying of votes,  ballot manipulation at election offices,  voting by non-citizens,  or any political activism that alters,...

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The genius of the founders who gave us the United States Constitution was that they sought to provide a system of government to guard against the concentration of power by an elite few. Their clear-eyed understanding of human nature was that unchecked power almost always and everywhere has been the source of tyranny throughout history. But for more than a century in America, the Constitution, as drafted and ratified, has been either ignored or, creatively lawyered by Supreme Court rulings, to expand federal power. Washington DC today enjoys almost unchecked power. This is a systemic problem...

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Episode 194: Episode 194: "Making America First Again" with Brooke Rollins

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As we can all recall, when Donald Trump took office in January 2017, he didn’t exactly come equipped with the detailed plans and the 1,000s of people necessary to bring about his agenda. Essentially, he had to start from scratch. That was part of his appeal. That he did accomplish so much was a testament to the strength of his mission - Make America Great Again - and the power of his personal leadership. Still, there were a lot of missed opportunities. With Republicans likely to get another chance when America elects a Republican President in 2024, we need to get it right. We need to be...

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Episode 192: Episode 192: "National Security Realities: Threats and Solutions" with Brandon Weichert

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We get into what we're all seeing and feeling and what we think's going to happen next. Some predictions, mostly questions.