The Iranian Takeover of Iraq

Iraq is being overtaken by Iran. The government in Baghdad is essentially a puppet of the Iranian government. There is a massive restructuring underway in the Middle East. And because the U.S. is retreating from its responsibilities, the Iranians are feeling emboldened. This is what the U.S. abandonment of the [read more]

2019-11-06T13:36:00-05:00November 6th, 2019|Podcast|

What Baghdadi’s Death Means

The poet John Donne wrote, “Any man's death diminishes me.” Perhaps not in the case of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. Look at what can happen when the U.S. stays in the game, pairing its military might and technology with Kurdish courage and fortitude. In this episode, Stephen reflects on [read more]

2019-10-28T21:48:32-05:00October 30th, 2019|Podcast|

America Receding

At the end of World War II, much of what we think of as third-world countries were not developed enough to be global powers. The U.S. was the superpower on the world’s stage, owned 90 percent of the world’s gold, and had robust industries, technologies, and innovations. Like it or [read more]

2019-10-22T10:20:04-05:00October 23rd, 2019|Podcast|

The Betrayal of The Kurds—Again

Donald Trump’s betrayal of the Kurds may be one of the most important events to happen in our lifetime. Having just returned from Iraqi Kurdistan, Stephen shares his knowledge and personal experience regarding U.S. policy and matters involving the Kurds and Turks. The Kurds are some of the most gracious, [read more]

2019-10-17T16:01:33-05:00October 16th, 2019|Podcast|

Will Trump Be Impeached?

On top of serious international problems, trade wars, and a looming recession, division in the U.S. is increasing with the very likely possibility of President Trump’s impeachment. President Trump has so fully declared war on the Left, and so foolishly left himself open to these charges, that it is highly [read more]

2019-10-07T14:32:09-05:00October 9th, 2019|Podcast|

Human Trafficking in Our Time

Sex traffickers in Romania say they specifically target the church. Why? “Church girls are pure and their fathers are too busy to tell them they love them. If we tell a church girl she is pretty five times and give her flowers, we have her.” This problem certainly isn’t limited [read more]

2019-10-01T13:41:41-05:00October 2nd, 2019|Podcast|

A US-Iranian War?

As you may know, on September 14 there was a drone strike on one of the largest oil fields in the world in Saudi Arabia. All evidence suggests the attack arose from Iran. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo flew in to Saudi Arabia to declare the event an act of [read more]

2019-09-25T14:26:01-05:00September 25th, 2019|Podcast|

The Varsity Blues Scandal

This year it came to our knowledge that some wealthy people had spent huge amounts of money to get their children into American universities. Hot on the heels of last week’s episode about the United States’ preoccupation with higher education (particularly the liberal arts), Stephen tackles the moral and leadership [read more]

2019-09-18T13:55:49-05:00September 18th, 2019|Podcast|

Job Markets to Come

You probably know unemployment is at an all-time low in many states. But did you know that there are one million unfilled jobs in the US? In fact, there half-a-million unfilled jobs in manufacturing alone! In this episode, Stephen challenges the conventional wisdom that every high school graduate should rush [read more]

2019-09-09T14:06:11-05:00September 11th, 2019|Podcast|

Greenland? Really?

Donald Trump says he wants to buy Greenland, and the world reacts as if watching an SNL skit. Of course, there’s much more to the story than meets the eye. For Stephen, the Greenland idea captures almost all the good, bad, and ugly of the Trump administration. Learn why this [read more]

2019-09-04T12:00:57-05:00September 4th, 2019|Podcast|