Wednesday, June 20, 2018

6-20-18 Expert Guests for Your Show


1. Daniel Greenfield: Illegal Aliens Fatally Separate American Parents and Children
2. Ron Hosko: Apple to Close Security Loophole Exploited by Police in Getting Personal or Private Data from Locked iPhones
3. Jeff Ferry: The U.S. Auto Industry and National Security
4. Michael Stumo: Further Tariffs on China


Illegal Aliens Fatally Separate American Parents and Children

Advocates for illegal migration claim to be outraged by family separation. They want illegal alien invaders to go on separating American children from their families. What the fake news media falsely calls “family separation” is just arresting illegal aliens instead of releasing them. When previous administrations failed to enforce border security, they separated American children from their parents forever. And the blood of those children is on the hands of the posturing politicians, activists and pundits who want to unite illegal aliens and separate Americans. [more...]


Apple to Close Security Loophole Exploited by Police in Getting Personal or Private Data from Locked iPhones

Law enforcement officers employing questionable methods to attain private and personal data from suspects face a new obstacle in the near future, the Chicago Tribune reports. Apple has announced their plans to close a security loophole that allows unauthorized access of data despite facing a locked iPhone. Ron Hosko, President of the Law Enforcement Legal Defense Fund and former assistant director of the FBI’s criminal division, says, “I think that privacy protections are on a collision course with responsible law enforcement actions to conduct legitimate investigations. Terrorists or other criminal organizations will do something that’s heinous, in a way that is blocked from lawful law enforcement view. They will, to some extent, get away with it. We will lose lives, we will lose infrastructure in a big way, and then we will be having a different conversation.” [more...]


The U.S. Auto Industry and National Security

The Trump administration is considering tariffs on automotive imports under the Section 232 provision for safeguarding U.S. national security. A final decision will be likely in the fall. The steel and aluminum tariffs that came into effect earlier this month were based on the argument that civilian and military use of vital materials are inseparable. A healthy, progressive industrial sector developing military products and applications can only exist simultaneously with a healthy civilian industry. Modern industry is large and complex. Developing new state-of-the-art products takes time and millions of dollars. The only way to build and sustain a world-class military industry is to share costs with a civilian industry.  That’s the business model that works for the steel and aluminum sector and the same logic also applies to the motor vehicle sector. [more...]


Further Tariffs on China
By Michael Stumo, CEO of the Coalition for a Prosperous America

Beijing wants to keep the status quo - where the United States ran a $387 billion trade deficit with China last year and is ceding key technologies. This is simply unsustainable, however, and the president is right to act now to protect the U.S. economy and the industries of the future. Targeted tariffs against China, if necessary, are the appropriate recourse for downstream industries affected by China’s actions and for any continued dumping of product in the U.S. market. The administration should focus additional and imaginative efforts on programs to support agricultural producers including reinstating country of origin labeling for meat products. [more...]

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

6-19-18 Great Guests for Your Show


1. Lowell Ponte: The Ominous New Politics of Trade
2. Joseph Tartakovsky: Judge Paved the Way to Fight Trump's Travel Ban More Than a Century Ago
3. Jeff Ferry: The U.S. Auto Industry and National Security
4. James Hirsen: Back to the Future for the AT&T-Time Warner Merger
5. Michael Stumo: More on the Section 301 Tariffs
6. Michelle Seiler-Tucker: Combating Underage Use of E-Cigarettes


The Ominous New Politics of Trade

Last Friday, markets were shaken by President Donald Trump’s levy of $50 billion in tariffs via a 25 percent duty on 1,102 Chinese products involving industries such as aerospace, communications and information technology, and robotics. In the wake of the G-7 meeting in Canada a week ago, we have seen a less justifiable and more cynical political use of tariffs by America’s competitors. In response to President Trump’s new 25 percent tariff on imported steel and 10 percent tariff on imported aluminum, European Union lawmakers intend to launch retaliatory tariffs of specific, targeted U.S. products, including Harley-Davidson motorcycles, Levi jeans, and bourbon whiskey. Such targets are not chosen randomly. [more...]


Judge Paved the Way to Fight Trump's Travel Ban More Than a Century Ago

The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision on the legality of President Trump’s travel ban, a policy that has provoked immense division and cries, is not “unprecedented” territory. In fact, neither the ban nor the legal clash over it are without precedent. The case will be decided within legal bounds established by a Supreme Court justice named Stephen J. Field, a Californian who took his seat on the court 155 years ago this month. Field’s rulings over Chinese laborers became the cornerstone of constitutional law regarding foreigners who wish to start a new life in America. Appointed by President Lincoln during the Civil War, Field was the court’s first westerner and one of its fiercest, most iconoclastic justices. [more...]


The U.S. Auto Industry and National Security

The Trump administration is considering tariffs on automotive imports under the Section 232 provision for safeguarding U.S. national security. A final decision will be likely in the fall. The steel and aluminum tariffs that came into effect earlier this month were based on the argument that civilian and military use of vital materials are inseparable. A healthy, progressive industrial sector developing military products and applications can only exist simultaneously with a healthy civilian industry. Modern industry is large and complex. Developing new state-of-the-art products takes time and millions of dollars. The only way to build and sustain a world-class military industry is to share costs with a civilian industry.  That’s the business model that works for the steel and aluminum sector and the same logic also applies to the motor vehicle sector. [more...]


Back to the Future for the AT&T-Time Warner Merger
By James Hirsen (Legal Analyst)

U.S. District Judge Richard Leon recently greenlighted the $85 billion AT&T-Time Warner merger, while failing to impose any conditions or restrictions upon the massive media consolidation. The merger, about which reports have circulated since late 2016, was publicly opposed by President Trump as well as by the Department of Justice, which in the fall of 2017 went to court to stop the transaction. After a six-week trial, Judge Leon ruled that the merger could move ahead, belittling the government’s legal arguments. [more...]


More on the Section 301 Tariffs
By Michael Stumo, CEO of the Coalition for a Prosperous America

What are American organizations saying about the China tariffs? [more...]


Combating Underage Use of E-Cigarettes

E-cigarettes maker Juul Labs, Inc. plans to back efforts to raise the minimum age of buying tobacco products and spend at least $30 million on measures that could help keep its items away from minors. Juul Labs said it would support state and federal measures that would restrict tobacco purchases to people age 21 and older. The company, one of the most popular sellers of such products in the U.S., also said it would spend money over the next three years to fund independent research, youth and parent education, as well as community-engagement efforts. [more...]

Monday, June 18, 2018

Facebook Shutting Down Conservative Voices


Facebook Shutting Down Conservative Voices Ahead of a Very Important Immigration Vote

Facebook has removed a video by Brigitte Gabriel in which she details verified facts and figures on the cost of illegal immigration and describes the journey she, herself, went through as a legal immigrant who followed the law to qualify for citizenship.

The video was posted on June 14th and was taken down the next day - just as it was going viral, approaching half a million views and almost 8,000 shares. The video is still live on Twitter.

Facebook has cited "community standards" as the reason for taking down the video.  Brigitte’s organization has attempted to contact Facebook’s support but has received no response.

Facebook has a laundry list of community standards and has become so powerful, you can’t even challenge them without them threatening to shut down your whole page. There is nothing you can do. They have a monopoly and are actively censoring speech - contrary to what they claim.

Here are some facts from the video.  Every year...

  • $11 to $22 billion is spent on welfare for illegal immigrants by state governments;
  • $22 billion is spent on food assistance programs such as food stamps, WIC, and free school lunches for illegal immigrants;
  • $17 billion is spent on education for the American-born children of illegal immigrants, known as “anchor babies;” and
  • $200 billion in suppressed American wages are caused by the illegal immigrants.

When you add all programs for illegal immigrants together, the cost to the American taxpayer is $338.3 BILLION DOLLARS A YEAR.

Brigitte Gabriel is a NY Times Best-selling Author, Leading Expert on Global Islamic Terrorism and Chairman of www.actforamerica.org, the largest national security grassroots organization in America. She is the author of the up-and-coming book, RISE: In Defense of Judeo-Christian Values and Freedom.

Friday, June 15, 2018

Praise for White House Implementation of Section 301 Tariffs on High-Tech Goods from China


Praise for White House Implementation of Section 301 Tariffs on High-Tech Goods from China

The Coalition for a Prosperous America (CPA), which includes more than 4 million members in the manufacturing, agricultural, and labor sectors, today strongly praised the Trump Administration’s implementation of new tariffs on $50 billion worth of Chinese goods produced via intellectual property theft, forced technology transfer and cyber attacks. CPA sees this Section 301 tariff action as crucial in combating China’s aggressive efforts to seize economic dominance of key advanced technology sectors.

Dan DiMicco, CPA Chairman, said, “This is a bold, brave, and necessary step, both to hold China accountable for its hostile actions and to ensure the future viability of key U.S. high-tech sectors. There should be no mistaking China’s hostile behavior, and we commend the president and his trade team of Lighthizer, Ross, and Navarro for taking action. All of the evidence for China’s unacceptable behavior, and the implications for the U.S. economy, are available in the administration’s Section 301 report. Whether it’s the technology theft conducted by China and its government-owned companies, or the coercive practices that force U.S. companies to yield proprietary intellectual property, this is an ugly situation that cannot continue.” [more...]

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

6-12-18 Expert Guests for Your Show


1. Lowell Ponte: 3 Key Foreign Meetings, Not Just Singapore
2. Bruce Thornton: Strong American Leadership Puts the World in Shock
3. James Hirsen: Bill Maher, Stephen Colbert and the Death of Late Night Comedy
4. Michelle Seiler-Tucker: McDonald’s’ Self-Serve Kiosks Don’t Need Minimum Wage
5. Daniel Greenfield: Islamic Insanity in the Netherlands


3 Key Foreign Meetings, Not Just Singapore

Days before the summit, Kim fired several senior staffers, reducing his fear of a coup d’etat while he was away. If he does not move to eliminate his nuclear weapons, President Trump will likely respond by encouraging parity on the peninsula through South Korean nukes. Mr. Trump might also encourage Japan to flex its secret nukes and their accompanying space and weather rockets, which have long had the specs of ballistic missiles. Ever since the “Three Arrows Affair” of the 1960s, it has been clear Japan would regard an attack on South Korea – whose city Busan/Pusan is only about 30 miles away from Nagasaki Prefecture’s Tsushima Island, scarcely farther than the distance from Catalina Island to the California mainland – as an attack on the Japanese homeland. Imperialist China would dislike South Korean or Japanese nuclear weapons. And in the spirit of President Trump, China has strengthened and lengthened its walls to prevent a crisis flood of North Korean refugees. [more...]


Strong American Leadership Puts the World in Shock

After Donald Trump left the G7 meeting early to head for Singapore to meet with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un, he left behind a disgruntled gaggle of Lilliputian states who have grown accustomed to U.S. leaders accepting the institutional ropes binding the world’s greatest power, and now are shocked and angry that an American leader is putting America’s interests first. We don’t know how Trump’s high-stakes negotiating on trade and tariffs will turn out, or whether the American people can take any economic pain that may attend the correction of trade imbalances that have tended to favor our partners and rivals at the expense of our own economy. But we have long needed to concentrate our partners’ minds on the wisdom of changing their assumption that the U.S. will put itself second in order to uphold the “postwar world order” that frequently camouflages the subordination of our interests to theirs. [more...]


Bill Maher, Stephen Colbert and the Death of Late Night Comedy

Ironically, late-night comic hosts, many of whom were trailblazers in the laugh industry, have slowly but surely morphed into lemmings, substituting smug political claptrap for comedy. Rather than entertain, the ones who are lucky enough to have actually made it into comedy’s top echelon are now catering to a flimsy fan base of enraged resisters and hate-driven hypocrites. Bill Maher, host of HBO’s “Real Time,” is the latest example. Recognizing the phenomenal economy under President Trump’s leadership, Maher stated that he believes it is critical for the U.S. economy to collapse in order to rid the country of a president with whom he disagrees. [more...]


McDonald’s’ Self-Serve Kiosks Don’t Need Minimum Wage

McDonald’s has a new plan to boost sales: self-serve ordering kiosks where customers can order their Big Mac without the horrible attitudes and consistent mistakes of the franchise employees that could care less about customer service. The company plans to upgrade 1,000 stores with this technology every quarter for the next eight to nine quarters, because when people have to scroll through menu items themselves, they end up ordering more of those $1 menu items. “What we’re finding is when people dwell more, they select more,” CEO Steve Easterbrook told CNBC on Monday. [more...]


Islamic Insanity in the Netherlands

The Dutch were once on the front lines of religious wars. They still are today. But the difference is that much of the country no longer recognizes or understands religion. Recent research claims that 40% of the Syrian refugees in the Netherlands are suffering from mental problems. Among Dutch people, it tops out at 14%. Are 40% of Syrian refugees really disturbed or “verward,” the Dutch term that loosely translates as confused? Or are Europeans unable to process behavior and values different from their own? [more...]

Thursday, June 7, 2018

6-7-18 Great Guests for Your Show

1. Kerry Lutz: President Trump’s Sacrifices
2. Michael Stumo: Ending Temporary Steel/Aluminum Exemptions
3. Robert M. Whaples: As We Await the Janus Decision, Catholics Should Re-Examine Support for Unions
4. John LeBoutillier: Trump vs. Sessions
5. Michelle Seiler-Tucker: Missing Kate Spade


President Trump’s Sacrifices

Lest we forget: President Trump has sacrificed so much to become president... a greatly reduced net worth, complete trashing of his character, abuse of his wife and family and personal attacks that know no limits or decency. Did we ever hear Trump bemoan the difficulty of his quest? Not once. While he complained about the constant stream of unfair media coverage and the non-stop assault upon everything he stood for, he never whined about the challenge he had thrown himself into. He kept his eye upon the target and never gave up, even in the darkest moments. Throughout constant threats of violence, rightful and wrongful attempts to besmirch his character and his accomplishments, he kept on fighting. What President Trump teaches us is that we must never take no for an answer or to allow our own self-limiting beliefs and thoughts to keep us from achieving our rightful destinies. If we fail to do so, we have only ourselves to blame. [more...]


Ending Temporary Steel/Aluminum Exemptions
By Michael Stumo, CEO of the Coalition for a Prosperous America

We support the Trump administration’s decision to end temporary exemptions from Section 232 steel and aluminum tariffs for Canada, Mexico, and the European Union. Prior to the 232 investigation, a series of anti-dumping and countervailing duty orders effectively prevented most Chinese steel from entering the US directly. China is notorious for its subsidized overproduction, transshipping through other countries, and deliberately mis-marking its product to circumvent trade laws. Other countries, including allies, have their own overcapacity, and have targeted the lucrative U.S. market. As a result, the U.S. produces less steel and aluminum, making it the only major steel-producing country that is a significant net importer. There are no countries with true exemptions. All countries are subject to either tariff or quota restrictions. Some countries negotiated quota agreements with the U.S. to avoid tariffs. They agreed to reduce their shipments to the U.S. as compared to recent years. [more...]


As We Await the Janus Decision, Catholics Should Re-Examine Support for Unions

“Pope Francis has been quite vocal about his love for labor unions, and the Roman Catholic Church has a history of supporting workers’ right to organize, so it is perhaps no surprise that the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops filed a friend-of-the-court brief in favor of the union in the hotly debated Janus v. American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, Council 31, case over mandatory union “agency fees” now before the Supreme Court. But many Catholics oppose the decision to get involved in the case, and the pope and those in the church supporting AFSCME in the case should reconsider their position if they truly value the welfare of all workers.” Pope Francis and the Caring Society is a concise primer on economics, free-market principles and Roman Catholic obligations to nurture the poor and planet Earth.  Editor Robert M. Whaples is available for interviews. [more...]


Trump vs. Sessions

What is behind the unprecedented way Trump treats his attorney general? And what will become of it all? Never - ever - have we seen a POTUS publicly demean and denigrate his own attorney general the way Donald Trump treats Jeff Sessions.  Let us remember: Sessions was the very first Republican U.S. senator to appear with Trump at a rally and then, later, to endorse Trump in the 2016 GOP primary - and he did it at a time when virtually no one thought Trump would win... Prediction: The end of the Trump-Russia investigation will make Watergate look like a Sunday school picnic. [more...]


Missing Kate Spade

Kate Brosnahan Spade, who created an iconic, accessible handbag line that bridged Main Street and high-end fashion, died Tuesday, June 5, at her Manhattan apartment. The designer, 55, started Kate Spade New York in 1993 and opened her first shop in the city three years later. Ms. Spade worked as an editor before making the leap to designing, constructing her first sketches from paper and Scotch tape. She would come to attach her name to a bounty of products, and ideas: home goods, china and towels and so much else, all of it poised atop the thin line between accessibility and luxury. [more...]

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

As We Await the Janus Decision, Catholics Should Re-Examine Support for Unions


“Pope Francis has been quite vocal about his love for labor unions, and the Roman Catholic Church has a history of supporting workers’ right to organize, so it is perhaps no surprise that the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops filed a friend-of-the-court brief in favor of the union in the hotly debated Janus v. American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, Council 31, case over mandatory union “agency fees” now before the Supreme Court. But many Catholics oppose the decision to get involved in the case, and the pope and those in the church supporting AFSCME in the case should reconsider their position if they truly value the welfare of all workers.” Pope Francis and the Caring Society is a concise primer on economics, free-market principles and Roman Catholic obligations to nurture the poor and planet Earth.  Editor Robert M. Whaples is available for interviews. [more...]