The Value of Closed Sessions

“I think this ought to be discussed in closed session,” is a phrase that makes many Americans, especially members of the press, wild with fury. It’s anti-democratic! It’s deceptive! Stephen argues the opposite from his experience living in DC. Lives are frequently ruined when things that should be dealt with [read more]

2019-05-13T13:53:50-04:00May 15th, 2019|Podcast|

A New Russian Threat

As our nation finds itself constantly preoccupied with Trump, Barr, Mueller, and the rest, very important happenings are taking place with little notice. This past week, for example, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo claimed that Putin encouraged Nicolás Maduro, the President of Venezuela, to stay in office instead of leave [read more]

2019-05-02T16:16:12-04:00May 8th, 2019|Podcast|

The Lie of White Supremacy

There is a white supremacy movement rising among young, white, privileged males in the US, and it’s doing a great deal of damage. Stephen encourages us all to take responsibility for this as far as we have reach and influence. Let’s stamp out this evil and destructive idea by having [read more]

2019-04-29T14:13:25-04:00May 1st, 2019|Podcast|

Our All or Nothing Politics

Stephen observes a trend of “all or nothing” politics. As a Christian and a conservative, he can say he’s grateful for many of Trump’s policies. At the same time, he can say that Trump is foul-mouthed, immoral, deceptive, and brings others into his deceptions. Statements like Michele Bachmann’s (“We will [read more]

2019-04-24T13:38:25-04:00April 24th, 2019|Podcast|

Anger and Immigration

Donald Trump has been threatening out of anger to relocate illegal immigrants to sanctuary cities. Though he may be right on the issue of illegal immigration, he is wrong in his approach. In this episode, Stephen discusses why leaders need to be aware of the emotions affecting their decisions. Great [read more]

2019-04-15T16:45:55-04:00April 17th, 2019|Podcast|

Uncaged

Sex trafficking has become such a huge problem that many of us are hard-pressed to get our minds around it. The U.S. government estimates 56 million people are trafficked globally each day. The industry brings in more than $150 billion; that’s more than the intake of the world’s five largest [read more]

2019-04-09T14:25:55-04:00April 10th, 2019|Podcast|

About Monopolies

Did you know that three companies control 95% of all credit cards? Or that three companies also control 80% of all mobile telecoms? Stephen is pro-business and fully supportive of free markets, but he is also fully opposed to monopolies. Dive into this episode to learn more about the dangers [read more]

2019-04-03T08:58:08-04:00April 3rd, 2019|Podcast|

The Evangelical Crisis

Evangelicals today are in crisis – largely because so many, especially the leaders, are wed to Donald Trump, who earned 81% of the white evangelical vote, half of the Roman Catholic vote, and half of the votes of regular church attendees. So, what’s the problem? Stephen sees a backlash against evangelicals [read more]

2019-03-25T16:43:57-04:00March 27th, 2019|Podcast|

In An Age of Justice

The college admissions scandal, Smollett, #MeToo, Manafort, Cohen, Nassar… we live in an age of justice, and Stephen celebrates it. This reformist impulse happens from time to time in history, and we are witness to it now. In this episode, Stephen discusses how we may live through these fascinating (though [read more]

2019-03-18T16:14:36-04:00March 20th, 2019|Podcast|

The Leadership Vacuum

Here is a truth of leadership: if you don’t fix it, somebody else is going to. And they’re probably going to fix it in a clumsy and heavy-fisted way. The AMA failed to address our healthcare issues, and so we got Obamacare. Several administrations failed to address trade issues, and [read more]

2019-03-11T17:13:37-04:00March 13th, 2019|Podcast|