Podcast 117 gets you started on the last day of March 2014, and ready for the first week of April. A shout out to the Constitution Party of Minnesota, and why I won’t be podcasting my speech there this weekend. There’s a big controversy between the North Metro Tea Party and candidate for the Republican endorsement for the US Senate in 2014, Mike McFadden. Can moderates lead Republicans to victory if they force the nomination of yet another Bush in 2016? Will mushy moderates inevitably give way to ‘radical’ libertarian ideas espoused by leaders like Rand Paul, Ted Cruz and Scott Walker? And why are we talking about the presidential race in 2016 when there is a perfectly pivotal election for the House of Representatives, Senate, state houses and governor’s mansions in 2014? Is Democracy dying in America? Plus updates on MH370 and the Ukraine, Obama’s foreign policy, MSNBC’s sinking ratings and a special note on the Minneapolis South West Metro Light Rail controversy. Sponsored by Edelweissdesign.com.
I’m getting an ominous feeling about the next couple of weeks. MH370 is still a mystery. Russia is massing troops at the Eastern gate of the Ukraine and the White House seems confused. What does the US intend to DO about this, if anything. SHOULD the United States do anything? With winter over, the story line is now it was the worst winter ever in the upper Midwest, which feeds the story line that our slow economy is the result of … bad weather. Now the Met Council is fighting with the City of Minneapolis, the new Mayor of Minneapolis Betsy Hodges, the residents of Kenwood and Lake of Isles Neighborhoods, environmentalists, and bike nazis. It doesn’t get any better than this! Plus, court protection for pets in distress, NASA studying the fall of Rome, Brad Pitt’s modernist ghetto in New Orleans and much more! Sponsored by XGovernmentCars … now with Mustangs!
Ying Ma joins Bob Davis to talk about China’s strengths and weaknesses in relation to the United States and the rest of the world. Will China’s rise mean America’s fall? US First Lady Michelle Obama’s China trip is generating controversy, but there isn’t much substantive conversation about what China’s rise means, what the economic slowdown in China may mean for the world and its political system, and America’s position in all of this. Learn the reality about China, with one of the world’s foremost experts on the subject. Ying Ma writes about China, International Affairs, the free market and conservatism. Much of her writing chronicles the crossroads of political and economic freedom and China’s rising influence on world affairs. Ying Ma is the author of Chinese Girl in The Ghetto. Learn more about Ma at yingma.org. Sponsored by Baklund R&D.