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Why is Senator Ted Cruz labeled an "extremist?"
Why is Senator Ted Cruz labeled an "extremist?"
Posted March 28, 2015
Why is Senator Ted Cruz labeled an "extremist?"

This week, Texas Senator Ted Cruz announced his candidacy for the 2016 presidential bid. This has brought excitement to many liberty-minded, grassroots Americans. However, the left's labeling of Cruz as an "extremist" only continues to grow. But why?

Joining Matt on the Clarkcast is Rich Hoffman, author of "Tail of the Dragon" and www.overmanwarrior.com. Rich and Matt dissect the reasons why Cruz is labeled an "extremist" for wanting to secure our border, lower taxes, and follow the Constitution.

WATCH: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YDeyOVjxQBI

The Clarkcast also spotlights an update on the Hillary Clinton e-mail scandal and Bowe Bergdahl's recent desertion charges.

Rich's Book: http://www.amazon.com/Tail-Dragon-Rich-Hoffman/dp/1589826949

Obama: Maybe it's time for mandatory voting
Obama: Maybe it's time for mandatory voting
Posted March 21, 2015
Obama: Maybe it's time for mandatory voting

Two big news stories this week were focused on the Clarkcast: Starbucks' #RaceTogether campaign and Obama's belief that voting should be mandatory. There's a connection between these stories, centered around "racism."

First, Starbucks's CEO Howard Schultz wants his baristas to engage their customers in race discussions. Quite the odd odd PR move for a company that charges $10 for a latte. Schultz, and several of his baristas (as evidenced by the calls Matt made during this show), believe they can reduce racial tension by talking to you about your own potential racism.

Next, the president expressed his belief that voting should be mandatory. According to Barack Obama, this would reduce the amount of racism present in voting today. It's a must-hear audio series from the president.

Starbucks Baristas discussing #RaceTogether on the Clarkcast
ClipStarbucks Baristas discussing #RaceTogether on the Clarkcast
Posted March 21, 2015
Starbucks Baristas discussing #RaceTogether on the Clarkcast

The CEO of Starbucks, Howard Schultz, wants my barista to talk (lecture?) me about race relations in America as I wait for my $10 latte. How many employees have heard about this national news story?

The political spectrum is shifting radically to the left
The political spectrum is shifting radically to the left
Posted March 15, 2015
The political spectrum is shifting radically to the left

Last week on the Clarkcast, Matt referenced the show "The West Wing" to make a point about the entire political spectrum's shift to the left. Citing an episode from the show, the character Sam Seaborn (played by Rob Lowe) confronts his liberal colleagues on tax reform by arguing the rich pay their fair share. What a stunning phrase to hear from a Hollywood-created Democrat. Over a decade later, we can see the move to the left by both the Democratic and Republican parties; however, it's the GOP that strangely gets labeled as "far right," despite how moderate - and even progressive - they've become over the years.

Next, during a recent speech, the EPA administrator Gina McCarthy labeled polluters as the culprits for "climate change." In today's global-mentality, why aren't we directing much of this blame toward the largest polluters in the world like India and Pakistan? Instead, it seems the U.S. is always to blame.

Then, a nearly $43,000 federal study is examining the "sexting" of college women to determine whether sending racy pictures makes them more likely to engage in risky sexual behavior. I think we can make an accurate guess without spending taxpayer money...

Finally, Matt shares the history of St. Patrick's Day.

The History of St. Patrick's Day
ClipThe History of St. Patrick's Day
Posted March 15, 2015
The History of St. Patrick's Day

The history of St. Patrick's Day, as told by Matt Clark.

The U.S. is lectured more on pollution than any other country
ClipThe U.S. is lectured more on pollution than any other country
Posted March 15, 2015
The U.S. is lectured more on pollution than any other country

During a recent speech, the EPA administrator Gina McCarthy labeled polluters as the culprits for "climate change." In today's global-mentality, why aren't we directing much of this blame toward the largest polluters in the world like India and Pakistan? Instead, it seems the U.S. is always to blame.

Feds spend $43K studying sexting by college women
ClipFeds spend $43K studying sexting by college women
Posted March 15, 2015
Feds spend $43K studying sexting by college women

A nearly $43,000 federal study is examining the "sexting" of college women to determine whether sending racy pictures makes them more likely to engage in risky sexual behavior.

I think we can make an accurate guess without spending taxpayer money...

Clinton used her own private email as Secretary of State
Clinton used her own private email as Secretary of State
Posted March 8, 2015
Clinton used her own private email as Secretary of State

One of the biggest news stories of this week was centered around another Hillary Clinton scandal. Uncovered by Trey Gowdy's (R-SC) committee investigating Benghazi, it was revealed that then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton used ONLY private, non-government email.

"So why is this a problem?" you may be asking. Breaking federal recording keeping laws may be cause for concern, but what about the potential leak of classified information? Just as alarming, will Gowdy's committee get all of the requested emails, given Clinton controls the servers where they live?

Next, a strange response from White House Press Secretary Josh Ernest around the president raising taxes by executive order. A reporter asked Ernest about this very issue, and the press secretary's response was a bit shocking.

George Orwell's 1984 Newspeak in 2015 America
George Orwell's 1984 Newspeak in 2015 America
Posted February 21, 2015
George Orwell's 1984 Newspeak in 2015 America

Why do words matter?

In the previous few shows, this theme has emerged countless times. Last week, the program focused on the administration's refusal to use the word "Islam" in any way when referencing ISIS/ISIL. (By the way, the first "I" stands for "Islamic." FYI.) Two weeks ago, the Clarkcast aired audio from the White House, abstaining from labeling the Taliban as a "terrorist" organization. Audio from the State Department echoed the White House's language.

This month, a similar issue out of Ann Arbor reached national news: "University of Michigan spends $16K on 'Inclusive Language Campaign.'" As the Washington Times phrases it, the program "[teaches] students that certain words are considered offensive and should not be used on campus." While the program is intended to be educational, not regulatory, what kind of precedence is this setting?

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2015/feb/9/university-of-michigan-spends-16k-on-inclusive-lan/

Derek Draplin is Editor-in-Chief of The Michigan Review, a conservative student publication at Michigan, and joins Matt on the Clarkcast to discuss this issue and the campus' response.

In 2015, it's becoming apparent that we live in George Orwell's 1984, where Newspeak is quickly becoming the new language.

Obamacare's painful lesson for Net Neutrality supporters
Obamacare's painful lesson for Net Neutrality supporters
Posted February 15, 2015
Obamacare's painful lesson for Net Neutrality supporters

Last week, the Clarkcast focused on "Net Neutrality" - the regulation of the internet by the FCC. Proponents of Net Neutrality rally behind the idea of a more "open and free internet." This is surely a noble cause, but yet somewhat naive. Unfortunately, the upcoming regulations are not disclosed to the public, so "We the People" will not have a full understanding of the specifics; just the implementation of more control by the federal government. But what CAN we expect? Let's use the Affordable Care Act as a good case study.

Next, CNN's Chris Cuomo has brought to light a belief that many on the far-left share: government and man dictate your rights. This collectivist mindset is the root cause for many of the issues we have today.

Last, Congressman Elijah Cummings (D-MD) recently boasted that he came to government to "feed his soul." With so much corruption in D.C., should we be shocked by such a statement? Matt pulls out an old post from 2012 that would begin to heal the power-hungry cancer inside our Congress:

http://www.clarkcast.com/blog/the-clark-congressional-reform-amendment

Did Obama compare ISIS and radical Islam to the Crusades?
Did Obama compare ISIS and radical Islam to the Crusades?
Posted February 7, 2015
Did Obama compare ISIS and radical Islam to the Crusades?

On the heels of a Jordanian pilot set ablaze by the Islamic State, the President of the United States reminds the world, "...people [also] committed terrible deeds in the name of Christ." This, coming from an administration refusing to call out radical Islam and failing to label the Taliban as "terrorists."

RELATED: Calling the enemy "the enemy": http://www.clarkcast.com/on-demand/youre-living-in-a-country-run-by-idiots

In the second half of the hour, the Clarkcast spotlights the latest power grab - the so-called "Net Neutrality" push by the FCC. What's branded as equal treatment of all Internet data is actually more regulation, more control, and less freedom.

You're living in a country run by idiots...
You're living in a country run by idiots...
Posted February 1, 2015
You're living in a country run by idiots...

Last September, the Clarkcast spotlighted an article titled, "11 Ways You Know You Live In A Country Run By Idiots." This is a funny (but sadly true) post that brings many issues into focus:

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-09-09/11-ways-you-know-you-live-country-run-idiots

Matt revisited this piece after the White House and State Department refused to call terrorism for what it is: "terrorism." The audio from both government offices is both staggering and frustrating.

Next, in a recent Senate confirmation hearing, Senator Ted Cruz repeatedly asked Obama's new AG nominee about a hypothetical question. The scenario was a very straight-forward question around the constitutionality of drone strikes on U.S. soil. Loretta Lynch struggled to answer the senator's question, needing a case study in order to wrap her head around the issue.

This is just one example of the problem in today's courts, law schools, and in the political arena. All too often, our society relies on previous rulings, former cases, and other opinions of the past without looking at the actual Constitution or the Federalist Papers.

WATCH THIS SEGMENT: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sx6hXPikiPw

Why "case law" over the Constitution is dangerous
ClipWhy "case law" over the Constitution is dangerous
Posted February 1, 2015
Why "case law" over the Constitution is dangerous

In a recent Senate confirmation hearing, Senator Ted Cruz repeatedly asked Obama's new AG nominee about a hypothetical question. The scenario was a very straight-forward question around the constitutionality of drone strikes on U.S. soil. Loretta Lynch struggled to answer the senator's question, needing a case study in order to wrap her head around the issue.

This is just one example of the problem in today's courts, law schools, and in the political arena. All too often, our society relies on previous rulings, former cases, and other opinions of the past without looking at the actual Constitution or the Federalist Papers.

Dem Congressman: Don't think regulations are hurting you
Dem Congressman: Don't think regulations are hurting you
Posted January 25, 2015
Dem Congressman: Don't think regulations are hurting you

Congressman Hank Johnson (D-GA) made a powerful speech on the House floor over the importance of "regulations." Granted, we need to have rules and boundaries in society, but Johnson took it a step further. He claimed America's greatness and success should be credited to government regulation. Really Congressman? This, coming from the man who believed Guam might capsize if we put too many troops on the island.

Next, Congressman Tim Walberg (R-MI) surprises Matt with a call into the Clarkcast. Matt asks the congressman about the shifting of the political spectrum radically to the left, and also the recent $1.1 trillion spending bill that was just passed by the House.

The Clarkcast then spotlights a topic from the State of the Union that was discussed on the radio program last week: climate change. The president cited the bogus statistic, "2014 was the hottest year on record." According to Steve Goreham, a climate expert who appeared on the Clarkcast last week, this "fact" isn't entirely true.

RELATED: The truth about climate change and the Keystone XL pipeline (http://www.clarkcast.com/blog/the-truth-about-climate-change-and-the-keystone-xl-pipeline)

Last, new audio reveals then-Governor Mitt Romney in 2006 praising MIT professor Jonathan Gruber for his role in Romneycare - Massachusetts' state-version of Obamacare. You may recall Gruber recently crediting the passage of Obamacare to the "stupidity of the American people."

Romney praised Jonathan Gruber for Romneycare in 2006
ClipRomney praised Jonathan Gruber for Romneycare in 2006
Posted January 25, 2015
Romney praised Jonathan Gruber for Romneycare in 2006

In 2006, then-Governor Mitt Romney praised MIT professor Jonathan Gruber for his role in Romneycare - Massachusetts' state-version of Obamacare.

You may recall Gruber recently crediting the passage of Obamacare to the "stupidity of the American people."

Political correctness will lead to the demise of our Republic
Political correctness will lead to the demise of our Republic
Posted January 18, 2015
Political correctness will lead to the demise of our Republic

There has been a huge backlash against freedom of speech in the wake of the terrorist attack against the French newspaper "Charlie Hebdo." While many have condemned those who would kill over drawing Islam's prophet, others call for more political correctness to avoid future anger and hostility. Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D-CA) has applauded the White House for not using the term "Islamic extremist" when addressing this issue. But how can we fight the growing threat of terrorism if we cannot identify the enemy?

With such a polarizing issue, you'll find strange allies in the fight against political correctness. Take, for example, Bill Maher - an outspoken progressive, yet someone who has been strong on this issue.

In the second half of the hour, the Keystone XL Pipeline has become one of the big topics of the new year. For quite some time, the president has threatened to veto any legislation around this project, citing environmental concerns. Despite several studies stating otherwise, Obama and his ilk refuse to support Keystone.

Steve Goreham, Executive Director of the Climate Science Coalition of America and author of the book, "The Mad, Mad, Mad World of Climatism: Mankind and Climate Change Mania," joins Matt on the Clarkcast to discuss Keystone, climate change, and NOAA's recent claim that 2014 was the hottest year on record.

Steve's book on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/The-Mad-World-Climatism-Mankind/dp/0982499620
Steve's website: http://www.climatism.net

The truth about climate change and the Keystone XL pipeline
ClipThe truth about climate change and the Keystone XL pipeline
Posted January 18, 2015
The truth about climate change and the Keystone XL pipeline

The Keystone XL Pipeline has become one of the big topics of the new year. For quite some time, the president has threatened to veto any legislation around this project, citing environmental concerns. Despite several studies stating otherwise, Obama and his ilk refuse to support Keystone.

Steve Goreham, Executive Director of the Climate Science Coalition of America and author of the book, "The Mad, Mad, Mad World of Climatism: Mankind and Climate Change Mania," joins Matt on the Clarkcast to discuss Keystone, climate change, and NOAA's recent claim that 2014 was the hottest year on record.

Steve's book on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/The-Mad-World-Climatism-Mankind/dp/0982499620

Steve's website: http://www.climatism.net

The attack against "trickle-down economics" (Rebroadcast)
The attack against "trickle-down economics" (Rebroadcast)
Posted January 3, 2015
The attack against "trickle-down economics" (Rebroadcast)

Hillary Clinton made the bold statement that "corporations and business do not create jobs." Where have we heard a similar belief recently in American politics?

The 2014 Clarkcast Year in Review
The 2014 Clarkcast Year in Review
Posted December 28, 2014
The 2014 Clarkcast Year in Review

It's the last episode of 2014, and Matt spotlights some of the biggest topics and segments discussed this year. From the "Year in Review" episode of the Clarkcast:

Why is "diversity" only about race?
http://www.clarkcast.com/on-demand/play/why-is-diversity-only-about-race

This congressman thinks a $174K paycheck ISN'T enough
http://www.clarkcast.com/on-demand/play/this-congressman-thinks-a-174k-paycheck-isnt-enough

Hillary Clinton: Businesses do not create jobs
http://www.clarkcast.com/on-demand/play/hillary-clinton-businesses-do-not-create-jobs

Senator Durbin - Obama will 'borrow' power for immigration reform
http://www.clarkcast.com/on-demand/play/senator-durbin-obama-will-borrow-power-for-immigration-reform

Former East German promoting freedom at the 2014 Cincinnati Tax Day Rally
http://www.clarkcast.com/on-demand/play/former-east-german-promoting-freedom-at-the-2014-cincinnati-tax-day-rally

Vladimir Putin prank call responds to Obama and Clinton on Ukraine
http://www.clarkcast.com/on-demand/play/vladimir-putin-prank-call-responds-to-obama-and-clinton-on-ukraine

Prank Calls - How old is the U.S. Constitution?
http://www.clarkcast.com/on-demand/play/prank-calls-how-old-is-the-u.s.-constitution

MSNBC's Hayes - Soccer 'is accepting the fact the U.S. cannot simply assert its dominance'
http://www.clarkcast.com/on-demand/play/msnbcs-hayes-soccer-is-accepting-the-fact-the-u.s.-cannot-simply-assert-its-dominance

GOP state senator in Michigan proposes minimum wage increase
http://www.clarkcast.com/on-demand/play/gop-state-senator-in-michigan-proposes-minimum-wage-increase

What your candy says about your politics
http://www.clarkcast.com/on-demand/play/what-your-candy-says-about-your-politics

Should the U.S. normalize relations with Cuba?
Should the U.S. normalize relations with Cuba?
Posted December 22, 2014
Should the U.S. normalize relations with Cuba?

The announcement that the U.S. is looking to "normalize" relations with Cuba has sparked debate across the country. Many Cuban Americans express outrage, citing their personal experiences with the communist regime, while others state that the embargo has done nothing. So should the U.S. normalize relations with Cuba?

The Clarkcast explores the history of Cuba for the past half decade, specifically the oppression and poverty that comes from a communist government. It should be important to also note that the Cuban government itself is a terrorism-sponsored state. That said, how can we normalize relations with the Cuba?

RELATED: Read the blog post around this episode: http://www.clarkcast.com/blog/should-the-u.s.-normalize-relations-with-cuba

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