THE EASTER SUNDAY SRI LANKA ATTACKS
Jim Bohannon speaks with DR. DAVID OUALAALOU (known as Dr. O), a geopolitical consultant, global speaker, award winning educator, author, and former international security analyst in Washington D.C. He offers a perspective on who could be behind the attacks and what can be done to prevent such attacks in the future. Oualaalou is also the author of BENEATH THE VEIL FALL OF THE HOUSE OF SAUD (Publisher: AuthorHouse, October 30, 2018).
THE IRAN OIL EMBARGO
BENJAMIN FRIEDMAN, Policy Director At Defense Priorities Offers his thoughts about how effective this move will be in putting pressure on the Iranians.
Friedman previously worked as a Defense Analyst at the Cato Institute and a Researcher at the Center for Defense Information. He’s edited three books on defense policy and strategy and has published academic essays in International Security, Political Science Quarterly, Orbis, Foreign Affairs, and World Affairs. He has written op-eds for many outlets, including The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, USA Today, Politico, The Atlantic, Newsweek, TIME, The Boston Globe, Boston Review, and the Boston Herald.
I THINK YOU’RE WRONG (BUT I’M LISTENING): A GUIDE TO GRACE-FILLED POLITICAL CONVERSATIONS, by Sarah Stewart Holland (Author), Beth A. Silvers (Author)
Publisher: Thomas Nelson (February 5, 2019)
More than ever, politics seems driven by conflict and anger. People sitting together in pews every Sunday have started to feel like strangers, loved ones at the dinner table like enemies. Toxic political dialogue, hate-filled rants on social media, and agenda-driven news stories have become the new norm. It’s exhausting, and it’s too much.
In I Think You’re Wrong (But I’m Listening), two working moms from opposite ends of the political spectrum contend that there is a better way. They believe that we can
- choose to respect the dignity of every person,
- choose to recognize that issues are nuanced and can’t be reduced to political talking points,
- choose to listen in order to understand,
- choose gentleness and patience.
Sarah from the left and Beth from the right invite those looking for something better than the status quo to pull up a chair and listen to the principles, insights, and practical tools they have learned hosting their fast-growing podcast Pantsuit Politics. As impossible as it might seem, people from opposing political perspectives truly can have calm, grace-filled conversations with one another—by putting relationship before policy and understanding before argument.
SARAH STEWART HOLLAND is the cohost of Pantsuit Politics. Ten years ago, she left her life as a Capitol Hill staffer behind to move back to her hometown of Paducah, Kentucky, to raise a family. In 2016, she went back to politics in a big way when she knocked on 5,523 doors to win election to the Paducah City Commission, where she served a single term.
BETH SILVERS is the co-host of Pantsuit Politics and The Nuanced Life. She owns and operates Checking In with Beth Silvers, a life and business coaching practice. Drawing on her eleven years of experience with a large midwestern law firm as an attorney and human resources executive,
Beth helps individuals clarify and realize their goals. She has been recognized as one of Ohio’s Most Powerful and Influential Women by the Ohio Diversity Council, a Human Resources GameChanger by Workforce Magazine, and one of Cincinnati’s Forty Under 40 business leaders. A graduate of Leadership Northern Kentucky, Beth lives in Union with her husband, two daughters, and miniature schnauzer. She loves people, politics, poetry, and watermelon. Beth’s first book, I Think You’re Wrong (But I’m Listening): A Guide to Grace-Filled Political Conversation, co-written with Sarah Stewart Holland, will be published in February 2019.