Friday, April 23, 2021


A Fellow at Defense Priorities and the Military Fellow-in-Residence at the Catholic University of America’s Center for the Study of Statesmanship, GIL BARNDOLLAR is our guest to talk about an article he recently wrote for the Wall Street Journal AFGHANISTAN: THE U.S. CAN ALWAYS GO BACK; HARSH BUT LIMITED STRIKES CAN DETER AND PUNISH TERRORISM. NATION BUILDING IS AN EXPENSIVE DIVERSION


From 2009 to 2016 Barndollar served as an infantry officer in the United States Marine Corps, deploying to Afghanistan twice, to Guantanamo Bay, and to the Persian Gulf. He holds an AB in history from Bowdoin College and MPhil and PhD degrees in history from the University of Cambridge. His areas of expertise include: American foreign policy and national security, Middle East policy, grand strategy, international relations, maritime security, counterinsurgency, and anti-terrorism. 


STEVEN J. WEISMAN, Lawyer, and nationally recognized expert in scams, identity theft and Cybersecurity is our guest to talk about income tax identity theft, unemployment compensation scams, Facebook and data breaches, vaccine survey scams and a whole lot more.


Weisman is Of Counsel to Margolis & Bloom, focuses his practice on estate planning, probate and identity theft scams.  A graduate from of Boston College Law School, Steve is presently a senior lecturer at Bentley University.  In 2013 he received the Gregory H. Adamian Award for Excellence in teaching at Bentley University.  He has also taught at the University of Massachusetts, Curry College, and Boston University. Steve is the legal editor and a columnist for Talkers Magazine and has received a Certificate of Merit from the American Bar Association for excellence in legal journalism. He has also authored numerous articles on legal matters for various periodicals including The Boston GlobeBoston MagazinePlayboy MagazineBottom Line Magazine and US Air Magazine.  Steve has appeared as an expert on scams on the Dr. Phil Show, CNN, Fox, and NBC.  He is a frequent contributor to NECN. Steve is the author of A Guide to Elder Planning50 Ways to Protect Your Identity and Your Credit50 Ways to Protect Your Identity in a Digital Age, Boomer or BustThe Truth About Avoiding ScamsThe Truth About Buying Annuities, and The Truth About Protecting Your IRAS and 401(k)s. Steve is admitted to practice in the state and federal courts as well as the U.S. Supreme Court and is a member of the Massachusetts Bar Association, American Bar Association and the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys.