Thursday, April 1, 2021


WALID PHARES is National security policy expert and former foreign policy advisor to Donald Trump.

He joins us to talk about his op-ed published in the “the independent”: : “America was late in the Middle East…China leaped in.

Phares is also an Author of books, including “The Choice: Trump vs Biden and Obama in Foreign Policy” (September 2020)  


Publisher: Post Hill Press (September 18, 2020) 

As a democracy, America offers its citizens a chance to change direction in both domestic and foreign policies with the election of a president or a Congress. Since 9/11, national security choices have become crucial to Americans as the country has been involved in wars overseas and terrorism has spread widely. Trump defeated ISIS, contained Iran, and brokered Middle East peace deals. The Obama administration brokered the Iran deal and partnered with the extremist Ikhwan. Do Americans want to return to the foreign policy of Obama via a Biden presidency? That’s the choice. “I have interviewed Professor Walid Phares for more than a decade on the most critical national security and foreign policy issues facing America as well as on his role as an advisor to President Donald Trump and many other U.S. national leaders. Dr. Phares’s books and expertise have often been predictive of world affairs. In his new book The Choice, he helps Americans understand the deep foreign policy differences between the candidates and what the election means for the future.” —Raymond Arroyo, Fox News Contributor, New York Times bestselling author.


CASEY B. MULLIGAN, Ph.D., is Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago and former Chief Economist of the President’s Council of Economic Advisers. He joins us to discuss the Trump administration’s covid19 initiatives and the impact on the rapid development of the COVID 19 vaccines. 

Milligan was a visiting fellow at the Hoover Institution. He received his PhD in economics from the University of Chicago in 1993 and has also served as a visiting professor teaching public economics at Harvard University, Clemson University, and the Irving B. Harris Graduate School of Public Policy Studies at the University of Chicago. He is codirector of the Health Economics Initiative at the Becker-Friedman Institute. He has received awards and fellowships from the Manhattan Institute, the National Science Foundation, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the Smith-Richardson Foundation, and the John M. Olin Foundation. His research covers capital and labor taxation, the gender wage gap, health economics, Social Security, voting, and the economics of aging.

Mulligan has written widely on discrepancies between economic analysis and conventional wisdom.  He is the author of Side Effects and Complications: Economic Consequences of Health-Care Reform, The Redistribution Recession, and Parental Priorities and Economic Inequality. He has also written numerous op-eds and blog entries for the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Post, the Chicago Tribune,, and other blogs and periodicals.


Publisher: Republic Book Publishers (September 3, 2020)

Donald J. Trump had essentially zero experience running for office and his candidacy for President of the United States was opposed by many in both parties that dominate American politics. Nevertheless, in 2016 the American people told him “You’re hired!”. As an insider, scholar, and Chief Economist of the President’s Council of Economic Advisers, Casey Mulligan presents riveting first-hand accounts of President Trump’s engagement with policy and politics. The struggle between Trump and a ruling class is skillfully presented by revealing business practices that President Trump is using to dismantle and reshape the Federal administrative state. It proves that today’s populism has some real substance, but also acknowledges Trump’s political incorrectness. You’re Hired! brilliantly details the administration’s successes and failures alongside the scandals, and accurately portrays the approach and capabilities of our President and our government. You will feel like an insider as you learn how Trump handles auto companies, Senator Bernie Sanders, immigration, international aid, the 2016 election, Twitter, and more that the news media has often failed to report or explain. Rigorous evidence is detailed on assertions that the White House staff is in perpetual chaos which is directly attributable to the President. A fascinating comparison of the similarities and differences between Presidents Reagan and Trump is presented along with topics including Obamacare, Putin, the opioid epidemic, and tariffs. This book highlights the great divides created by the President and his “Make America Great Again” (MAGA) supporters being on one side and a small, unelected, and insulated class who have years of experience running, and reporting on the Federal government being on the other side. Anyone wanting to understand, emulate, or oppose President Trump’s “populist” methods will be enthralled by accurate first-hand accounts of how he engages with policy and politics.