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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
Why "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
Romney 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
The 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

Caller Jimmy and Matt debate the Cuba embargo
Caller Jimmy and Matt debate the Cuba embargo
Posted December 20, 2014
Caller Jimmy and Matt debate the Cuba embargo

Caller Jimmy phones into the Clarkcast to discuss and debate his take on the Cuba embargo.

Listen to the full show here: http://www.clarkcast.com/on-demand/play/should-the-u.s.-normalize-relations-with-cuba

Twilight Zone: GOP pushes massive spending bill
Twilight Zone: GOP pushes massive spending bill
Posted December 14, 2014
Twilight Zone: GOP pushes massive spending bill

It seems like we're in the fifth dimension - an episode of "The Twilight Zone" where nothing makes sense. This past week, House GOP members rammed through a massive $1.1 trillion spending bill. Despite promises of reduced spending, fiscal responsibility, and standing against Obama's executive immigration push, Republicans offered more of the same.

Next, are you looking for a progressive makeover of traditional Christmas tunes? YouTube star Jon Cozart released “Progressive Christmas Carols," a video that features him singing amended, politically themed versions of some of the holiday season’s biggest hits.

Check it out here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U3P_uNXGPwk

Last, an update on Michigan student Omar Mahmood, who penned a satirical piece on how "left-handed" people are discriminated against in the social justice movement on campus.

Ferguson riots: Never let a crisis go to waste
Ferguson riots: Never let a crisis go to waste
Posted December 5, 2014
Ferguson riots: Never let a crisis go to waste

"Never let a good crisis go to waste" was a phrase uttered by former members of the Obama administration, including Rahm Emanuel and Hillary Clinton. This is a powerful tactic used by the radical left to exploit events to their benefit, and the Ferguson riots are no exception.

On the Clarkcast, Matt and his guests often speak about the infiltration of communists and other extreme-left groups into our American system. How are the Ferguson riots related?

Rich Hoffman, author of "Tail of the Dragon," joins Matt for the entire hour.

Rich's website: http://overmanwarrior.wordpress.com/

Video available for this show:

Segment 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YJHi7cqRz7o
Segment 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4uwAjxgfKSk

The message of a four-star general to the Marines
The message of a four-star general to the Marines
Posted November 30, 2014
The message of a four-star general to the Marines

This past week, Matt traveled down to Quantico, Virginia to watch the U.S. Marine Corps Officer Candidate School (OCS) graduation and the commissioning ceremony thereafter. If you've listened to the show recently, you know why he was there. A few months ago, Matt's brother was accepted into the U.S. Marines' OCS. Ten arduous weeks later, he graduated and is now a Second Lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps. The powerful ceremonies and speeches were truly inspirational, especially from a four-star general who had a specific message to the new Marines - you are here to protect an idea that the Constitution embraces.

Next, a conservative journalist at the University of Michigan is under fire after writing a satirical piece mocking the out-of-control liberal narrative of "white privilege" on campus. Omar Mahmood wrote the piece for the conservative Michigan Review, and is now being forced to choose between The Review or The Michigan Daily.

A Michigan student's "white privilege" parody
A Michigan student's "white privilege" parody
Posted November 30, 2014
A Michigan student's "white privilege" parody

A conservative journalist at the University of Michigan is under fire after writing a satirical piece mocking the out-of-control liberal narrative of "white privilege" on campus. Omar Mahmood wrote the piece for the conservative Michigan Review, and is now being forced to choose between The Review or The Michigan Daily, the school paper.

The article is a satirical piece on how "left-handed" people are discriminated against in the social justice movement on campus.

You can read the article here: http://www.michiganreview.com/do-the-left-thing/

Obama takes executive action on immigration
Obama takes executive action on immigration
Posted November 23, 2014
Obama takes executive action on immigration

It was only a year ago when the president said, "The problem is, I'm President of the United States, not Emperor of the United States" when asked about immigration.

WATCH: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QIVaa37mZv4

This past week, the President took "executive action" to give 5 million illegal aliens the chance to stay inside the country - a move that even his previous press security said is a complete reversal of his position.

WATCH: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lcj4PJUI0II

What's most troubling is the failure to include Congress (i.e. "We the People's" elected representatives) in the process, thereby bypassing the Constitution. How with both Republicans and Democrats respond?

How much safety and security can the government guarantee?
How much safety and security can the government guarantee?
Posted November 8, 2014
How much safety and security can the government guarantee?

In the wake of the recent Secret Service incidents, Matt asks how much "safety" and "security" can the government guarantee you, and at what cost? A common theme on the program is liberty, which unfortunately is often traded for a sense of security. Take traveling as an example. Going to the airport, you may be subjected to intense screening - all for your "security." A recent incident with TSA proves just how "safe" you really are...

Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi released from a Mexican jail
Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi released from a Mexican jail
Posted November 1, 2014
Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi released from a Mexican jail

U.S. Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi has finally been released from Mexico! Tahmooressi has been held captive for almost 8 months for inane charges of weapon smuggling - with little support from the White House. Our Marine has finally returned back home!

Next, the Clarkcast again spotlights the stunning Hillary Clinton audio from last week where the former Secretary of State made the claim that businesses do not create jobs. The Commerce Secretary was recently asked about Mrs. Clinton's remarks and whether or not the private sector creates jobs.

Last, an unbelievable story from Michigan reveals how wild government incompetency can get. A man in the state allegedly owes $30,000 in child support for a child he never fathered - and the mother agrees he's not the father too. The state of Michigan still wants him to pay...

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