New college protests show additional demands along with the cries of "free" tuition. They include disarming the police, removal of security cameras, and mandatory courses for students and staff on racial history within universities.
After last week's attacks in Paris by the Islamic State, concerns are growing over the vetting process of Syrian refugees flooding into the United States. While the Obama administration ensures the refugees undergo a "rigorous security vetting process," there are legitimate causes for concern. However, anyone that voices a concern is mocked and ridiculed.
Next, the United Nations is asking the U.S. to contribute $3 billion to help the world’s poorest countries address the effects of climate change. Meanwhile, the president is in Malaysia seemingly campaigning on this issue.
RELATED: Debunking man-made climate change in 75 seconds - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PmYZZPPfcjs
Last, new college protests show additional demands along with the cries of "free" tuition. They include disarming the police, removal of security cameras, and mandatory courses for students and staff on racial history within universities.
This past week, waves of student protests across Yale University and the University of Missouri were sparked by accusations of racial insensitivity and cries of "free" tuition and debt forgiveness. To dive deeper into these millennials' mindset, John Davidson joins Matt for the first half of the program. John is the director of the Center for Health Care Policy at the Texas Public Policy Foundation and recently wrote an article in "The Federalist" titled, "Campus Protests Show Millennials Don’t Get The Concept Of 'Home.'"
You can read John's article here: http://www.thefederalist.com/2015/11/13/campus-protests-show-millennials-dont-get-the-concept-of-home/
The second half of the program shifts focus on the on-going man-made climate change narrative. Steve Goreham, author of the book "The Mad, Mad, Mad World of Climatism" joins the Clarkcast to discuss the latest.
View Steve's website here: http://www.stevegoreham.com/
Film director Quentin Tarantino recently made comments against "police brutality" during a Democracy Now/Black Lives Matter event (the former group being a communist organization). Many police officers and police organizations are upset over Tarantino's comments, and the film director cannot understand why anyone would attack his "First Amendment right."
This past week, Democratic strategist L. Joy Williams tagged Ben Carson as a "safe negro" for Republican voters. One could only imagine the outcry of "racism" if this was said about Barack Obama in 2008.
It's not a new talking point by the left, but it's one that hasn't been used in a while. "We are more open-minded and tolerant than the right" was frequently charged by liberals and progressives alike. This week, progressive economist and New York Times columnist Paul Krugman resurrected this argument on MSNBC. But does it have an validity?
Let's analyze some of this week's biggest stories, using Krugman's argument as a foundation for this episode of the show.
Frequent guest on the show Rich Hoffman recently penned an article titled, "Boycotting Disney: To do so, or not to do so–that is the question." This prompted an on-air discussion about the role political ideologies play into films and media today. From there, Matt and Rich segue into the upcoming Star Wars film, "The Force Awakens."
Robert Tracinski, senior writer at "The Federalist," joins Matt on the Clarkcast in the second half of the broadcast to also discuss the next film in the Star Wars franchise. The three set out to answer these questions:
1) Will the story remain true to the previous episodes, namely the original trilogy?
2) How will "The Force Awakens" avoid the "cute and cuddly" blunders we experienced with Jar Jar Binks and the Ewoks?
3) How long can Han Solo's character last?
4) Will Abrams' do to Star Wars with what he did to Star Trek?
5) Will Abrams' history of political activism bleed into the storyline?
RELATED: You can read Robert Tracinski's post on "The Federalist" here: http://thefederalist.com/2015/10/20/why-j-j-abrams-probably-cant-ruin-star-wars/
RELATED: Rich Hoffman's related post: https://overmanwarrior.wordpress.com/2015/10/20/boycotting-disney-to-do-so-or-not-to-do-so-that-is-the-question/
Self-described socialist and 2016 Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders recently spoke with Bill Maher about socialism in the United States. Despite the two making an argument for wealth redistribution, the two inadvertently destroyed any argument for the expansion of government.
The Clarkcast is convinced, there is no accountability in America anymore. Matt came to this conclusion this week with these three events:
1) the admission by Hillary Clinton that no one was terminated over Benghazi,
2) the Department of Justice's announcement that no charges would be filed over the IRS targeting of conservative groups, and
3) the theft of his wife's car tires right from their home.
What in today's society actually makes sense?
One of the more contentious questions asked at the first 2016 Democratic Debate was around the growing race relations issue in this country. When asked, "Do 'black lives matter' or do 'all lives matter?'" all but one candidate answered, "black lives matter." This question has sparked immense emotion across the country, as BLM activists cry racism or ignorance to anyone that embraces "all lives." But given the increased racial tension in our nation, what type of conversations should we really be having? And what's being left out of the conversation?
Last, some in the FBI are angry at the president. This week, Obama had commented on the on-going Bureau investigation into Hillary Clinton's private email server. This has prompted many to speculate that the Justice Department won't bring up any charges, despite the results of the investigation, if POTUS has already ruled this a non-issue.
Ninety-seven percent of the world's scientists agree: climate change is caused by man. Global warming alarmists often cite this statistic without question, but is it true?
During a Senate hearing, the president of the environmental advocacy group, The Sierra Club, refused to acknowledge any opposing data and facts that were presented by Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX). Instead, the group seemingly "Pled the Fifth" by declaring the debate over, repeating the "ninety-seven percent" statistic. This prompted Matt to uncover the shocking story behind the so-called consensus on global warming: it consists of only 79 respondents to a survey!
In the second half of the show, a University of Texas professor gives two of the most ridiculous reasons against concealed carry on campus.
Yet another campus shooting has stunned the country. Immediately following the news of this horrific attack, renewed cries of gun control could be heard from the president, members of congress, and talking heads on cable news. While these events are indeed tragic, very few are pointing to the common denominator among all of these shootings; they all take place in "gun free zones."
Joining Matt for the entire hour is Rich Hoffman, author of www.overmanwarrior.com and the new book, "The Curse of Fort Seven Mile." Rich's latest blog post highlights this elephant in the room, and the next steps we must take as a nation:
Next, yet another scandal rocks the U.S. Secret Service. An assistant director and at least 45-known employees leaked personal information about Republican Representative Jason Chaffetz in an attempt to embarass the Congressman for his committee's investigations into the agency.
Last, Nancy Pelosi believes men have no say in reproduction, women's health, or abortion. Stay tuned for this stunning audio.
The day after Pope Francis' address to Congress, Speaker John Boehner announced his resignation. Some have been touting his leadership as a glowing example of conservatism, while others reveal Boehner's true "accomplishments."
Next, in response to the Pope's visit, many are embracing the pontiff's anti-capitalistic stance, calling for an end to free markets. U.S. politicians like Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders continue their war against Trickle Down Economics.
Last, the NSA director has testified against the use of private servers by government officials. He said any foreign leader using such a server would present an opportunity for the United States' intelligence community.
The head of the AFL-CIO union, Richard Trumka, made a stunning statement this past week; he doesn't know the difference between a Democrat and a socialist. Last month, DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman-Schultz was stumped over the same question.
The answer is easy: there is little difference.
The latest push from the far left is "free college" education. Obama, Clinton, and Sanders are all pushing various plans for this new entitlement. Some even call it a "right." With a debt of almost $19 trillion and a staggering economy, no one can answer how they'll pay for this.
Kanye West announces his White House run for 2020.
Democratic candidate and self-described socialist Bernie Sanders is pushing healthcare as a "human right." While this may sound wonderful on paper, how well does it work in reality? GOP candidate and medical doctor Rand Paul clearly outlines the flaw with pushing healthcare into a single payer system.
RELATED: VA scandal shatters any argument for single payer healthcare (http://www.clarkcast.com/podcasts/va-scandal-shatters-any-argument-for-single-payer-healthcare)
307,000 veterans may have died waiting for Veterans Affairs healthcare, according to a report by the VA Inspector General this week. In other words, hundreds of thousands of our veterans passed away before their applications for care were processed. The VA system has come under intense scrutiny these past few years over cover-ups and incompetency - all at the cost of veterans' lives.
With the self-described socialist Bernie Sanders advocating for a single-payer healthcare as a "human right," what proponent of such a system can assure anyone that it'll be different from the VA? After all, the VA is a single-payer system run by the government. You'll hear a compelling argument against any single-payer system in this country, plus the audio to back those claim up.
At the end of the show, you'll hear Marine veteran Michael Whaley's passionate rant against the racist push from the Black Lives Matter campaign. ALL lives matter, period.
Matt calls into WAAM's "On the Edge with Thayrone" broadcast to react to a recent College Fix article titled, "Students will be marked down if they write ‘mankind’ in women’s studies class."
Read the article here: http://www.thecollegefix.com/post/24025/
During a recent campaign speech on women's health, Hillary Clinton compared Republicans to terrorists. The Saul Alinsky rulebook is in full use, and the president recently followed suit by also comparing Republicans to terrorism over the Iran deal. Clearly, there is a double standard in this country for rhetoric.
Next, ABC News reports Bill Clinton had asked the State Department's permission for North Korea and Congo speech invites, despite the countries' deplorable relations to the United States.
Last, how far can political correctness take us? A comedian breaks down the extremes of our society in 2015 America.
Illegal immigration is back in the spotlight, now focused on the issue around "anchor babies," or children born to noncitizen mothers here in the United States. The newest Saul Alinsky tactic is to coin this term as "offensive." However, seemingly all of the 2016 GOP candidates aren't backing down.
Next, Hillary Clinton gives a "coy" response to a reporter's question around her email scandal... or perhaps it's a "mocking" response?
Last, the recent Ashley Madison hack has revealed many top-government officials involved in the affair-dating website. Is there a national security risk here?