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|

Victory Over Hunger

Those of us in the West spend little time and money on food. Only one in 50 people work in food production, and less than 10% of personal income is spent on food. For comparison, 82% of Ethiopia’s population works in food production… and 60% of a person’s income in [read more]

2019-03-05T16:55:33-04:00March 6th, 2019|Podcast|

The Virtue of Tempered Capitalism

Many in our current class of Congress are proponents of socialism. They point at our warped version of capitalism and say, “Capitalism doesn’t work! We must throw it out and do something different!” Of course, the system we have today is not a free market economy with a fair playing [read more]

2019-02-25T16:45:39-04:00February 27th, 2019|Podcast|

The Cincinnatus Myth?

Throughout American political history, the people of this nation have treasured the Cincinnatus image. Cincinnatus was a Roman gentleman farmer who left his plow to serve his state in a time of crisis, after which he returned to his farm. George Washington embodied this ideal, as do many individuals on [read more]

2019-02-19T18:11:41-04:00February 20th, 2019|Podcast|

The Silence of the Right

Most conservatives lack appeal because they lack the ability to make their case. The right cannot survive simply by vilifying the left. Those of us right-of-center must be ready to give an answer in defense of our beliefs. It’s not enough to cling to traditional values. We must possess informed [read more]

2019-02-12T12:07:18-04:00February 13th, 2019|Podcast|

Abortion Battles to Come

If you’ve been watching the news, you know there have been two state initiatives regarding abortion: one in New York and one in Virginia. What’s happening today is a reaction to steps taken by President Trump, who has appointed two Supreme Court Justices with pro-life leanings. Pro-choice state legislators [read more]

2019-02-07T10:34:34-04:00February 6th, 2019|Podcast|

The Shutdown, Part 2

We don’t want a government comprised of politicians who are too chummy beyond a certain level of civility. We don’t want politicians swept into Potomac Fever, as Truman called it. We need tension. Though we’re currently experiencing a brief reprieve, the government shutdown is slated to return. How can it [read more]

2019-01-28T13:44:39-04:00January 30th, 2019|Podcast|

The Example of Bill Lee

Bill Lee, the newly inaugurated Governor of Tennessee, is a model for both the GOP and broader politics in America. Just 30 days before election day he was polling behind by double digits. His opponents slung mud and tried to smear him. “This campaign’s starting to feel like a race [read more]

2019-01-21T16:54:50-04:00January 23rd, 2019|Podcast|

A Revealing Proposal

You know that Stephen tends to pay attention to macro-trends and verified stories, but he’s intrigued by something he’s heard from people in the administration and on the Hill. Some are saying that there is at least the hope of the tiniest possibility (how’s that for a disclaimer?) that President [read more]

2019-01-14T15:21:35-04:00January 16th, 2019|Podcast|

Surviving the Shutdown

The Founding Fathers distrusted human nature. They were mostly Christians who believed in the Fall of Man. Though the phrase hadn’t been uttered yet, they believed that “absolute power corrupts absolutely.” That’s why they designed a tripartite government that forces conflict to serve us. They wanted tension, differing opinions, and [read more]

2019-01-08T12:26:44-04:00January 9th, 2019|Podcast|