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May 29, 2019

The future of Britain and Europe is the subject of the 138th episode.

Nile Gardiner is our guest. He is Director of the Margaret Thatcher Center for Freedom at the Heritage Foundation and a former senior aide to PM Thatcher.

In this conversation, we discuss PM Theresa May’s tenure, the status of Brexit, the current leadership race, potential bilateral trade deals for Britain, the state of the Tories and Labor, the EU Elections, and what Britain and the EU look like in a post-Brexit world.

May 28, 2019

Dan Abrams is our guest for the 137th episode.

He wears many hats, hosting the Dan Abrams show on SirusXM, hosting #LivePD on the A&E Network and serving as chief legal analyst for ABC News.

He is also the co-author of the new bestseller, “Theodore Roosevelt for the Defense”, which chronicles a fascinating ‘trial of the century’ forgotten by history.

In this conversation, we explore why he wrote the book, how defamation worked at the time of the trial, what he learned about Teddy Roosevelt, how the boss system of politics of the time was central to the trial, whether current defamation laws need to be changed, what he makes of the Trump administration’s legal battle with Congress, whether today’s justice system is fair, how criminal justice reform will improve sentencing, and whether today’s perception of policing is accurate.

May 24, 2019

The resignation of British prime minister Theresa May is the subject of episode 136.

Our guest is an old friend, Richard Allen Greene, deputy news editor for CNN, who joins us from London.

In this episode we discuss May’s resignation, the process for choosing a new prime minister, the field of candidates, how candidates determine their strategy, and how Brexit forced May’s resignation and where it goes from here.

May 14, 2019

Rising star U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) is our guest for the 135th episode.

He is the author of a new book, “Sacred Duty: A Soldier’s Tour of Arlington National Cemetery”.

In this conversation, we explore why he wrote this book, how he describes the sacred mission of 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment, otherwise known as the “Old Guard”, how the author conducted interviews while serving in the Senate, how Arlington has changed in recent years, what he believes is the state of the U.S. military and how our guest views current military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan.

May 9, 2019

The migrant crisis on the southern border is our topic for the 134th episode.

Our guest is Steve Hecht, an American who has lived in Guatemala for more than 40 years. He joins us from the capital city.

In this conversation, we discuss what he thinks Americans don’t understand about the migrant crisis, the reality of Mexico’s southern border with Guatemala, the state of the Guatemalan economy, the upcoming Guatemalan presidential election, how children are being used by economic migrants, what Trump should be doing, whether foreign aid matters, and why he has chosen to live there all this time.

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