Thursday, July 23, 2020

THE U.S. VERSUS CHINA AND PROPOSED CUTS IN U.S. DEFENSE

More on this with leading national security and foreign policy expert JIM CARAFANO, Vice President of Foreign and Defense Policy Studies at the Heritage Foundation. 

WEBSITE: http://www.heritage.org

Carafano has fecently written an article on foxnews.com: “CANCEL CULTURE COMES FOR PENTAGON — LATEST ‘WOKE’ PROPOSAL WOULD HURT NATIONAL SECURITY

A STEEP CUT DEFENSE SPENDING WOULD SEND A DEVASTATINGLY WRONG SIGNAL TO CHINA AND RUSSIA” 

Carafano is also an E. W. Richardson Fellow, and Director of the Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis Institute for International Studies. Carafano is an accomplished historian and teacher as well as a prolific writer and researcher. His most recent publication is an e-book, “Surviving the End”, which addresses emergency preparedness. He also authored “Wiki at War: Conflict in a Socially Networked World” (Texas A&M University Press, 2012), a survey of the revolutionary impact of the Internet age on national security. Carafano, a 25-year Army veteran with a master’s and doctorate from Georgetown University, joined Heritage in 2003 as a senior research fellow in homeland security and missile defense.

FOOT-DRAGGING THE APPROVAL OF FIREARMS PERMITS

JACOB HUEBERT is Senior Attorney at the Goldwater Institute and joins us to discuss the Goldwater Institute’s lawsuit against the State of Illinois for delays in firearm permit approvals in violation of the 2nd Amendment.

WEBSITE: https://goldwaterinstitute.org

Huebert currently leads the Goldwater Institute’s First Amendment challenges to state laws that require attorneys to join and pay dues to a bar associations.” So then there’s something specific and not just the general areas we all litigate in. Before joining Goldwater, he served as Director of Litigation for the Liberty Justice Center in Chicago. There, he successfully litigated cases to protect economic liberty, free speech, and other constitutional rights, including the landmark Janus v. AFSCME case, in which the U.S. Supreme Court upheld government workers’ First Amendment right to choose for themselves whether to pay money to a union. Jacob and his work have appeared in numerous national media outlets, including the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, and Fox News Channel. 

RANKING HOSPITALS IN THE U.S.

PAUL GLASTRIS, Editor In Chief of The Washington Monthly talks to us about a survey conducted by washignton monthly on the “Bst Hospiotals in America.” 

WEBSITE: https://washingtonmonthly.com

Glastris has been editor in chief of the Washington Monthly since April 2001. He is co-author of the book The Other College Guide and editor of the e-book Elephant in the Room: Washington in the Bush Years. From September 1998 to January 2001, Paul was a special assistant and senior speechwriter to President Bill Clinton. Paul also co-founded the President’s “DC Reads This Summer” program, which has placed over 1,000 federal employees as volunteer reading tutors in Washington, DC public schools. Before joining the White House, Paul spent 10 years as a correspondent and editor at U.S. News & World Report. As Bureau Chief in Berlin, Germany (1995-1996), he covered the former Yugoslavia during the final months of the Bosnian War and wrote stories from Germany, Russia, Greece, and Turkey. Prior to that, he covered the Midwest from the magazine’s Chicago bureau. Paul has also written for The New York Times, the Washington Post, The New Republic, Slate, and other publications.