THE MUELLER REPORT… BARR’S TESTIMONY… WHAT’S NEXT
Jim Bohannon speaks with SEAN WALSH, a principal at Wilson Walsh George Ross Consulting
Walsh has more than 30 years of senior-level experience in federal and state government, politics, policy, and communications. He has advised two of California’s governors and served on the White House staff of Presidents George H.W. Bush and Ronald Reagan.
THE POLITICAL CRISIS IN VENEZUELA MOVES TO THE FOREFRONT IN WASHINGTON
WILLIAM OGBORN is a strategic communications and public diplomacy expert. He was both a director and strategist for US government entities–the US House of Representatives, the US Departments of Defense (DOD), State (DOS), and Commerce (DOC); and USAID–as well as NATO and other private companies. His deployments include Iraq, Pakistan, Afghanistan, and the Libya mission. He has also acted as an aide to several Presidential and Congressional campaigns, including acting as an outside foreign policy advisor to Dr. Ben Carson and Gov. Scott Walker’s presidential campaigns in 2016. Prior to his overseas work, William worked for Speaker Denny Hastert and Majority Leader Dick Armey.
STANDING FOR REASON: THE UNIVERSITY IN A DOGMATIC AGE, by John Sexton (Author), Gordon Brown (Foreword)
A powerful case for the importance of universities as an antidote to the “secular dogmatism” that increasingly infects political discourse
Publisher: Yale University Press (April 16, 2019)
John Sexton argues that over six decades, a “secular dogmatism,” impenetrable by dialogue or reason, has come to dominate political discourse in America. Political positions, elevated to the status of doctrinal truths, now simply are “revealed.” Our leaders and our citizens suffer from an allergy to nuance and complexity, and the enterprise of thought is in danger. Sexton sees our universities, the engines of knowledge and stewards of thought, as the antidote, and he describes the policies university leaders must embrace if their institutions are to serve this role. Acknowledging the reality of our increasingly interconnected world—and drawing on his experience as president of New York University when it opened campuses in Abu Dhabi and Shanghai—Sexton advocates for “global network universities” as a core aspect of a new educational landscape and as the crucial foundation-blocks of an interlocking world characterized by “secular ecumenism.”
JOHN SEXTON is president emeritus, dean emeritus, and Benjamin Butler Professor of Law at New York University. His previous books include the New York Times best seller Baseball as a Road to God and Redefining the Supreme Court’s Role.
GUNS IN SCHOOLS
Jim talks about states that grant school district employees permission to carry guns on campus. Are we better off or not to allow armed personnel on our school campuses? We take your calls.