Had the chance to follow up on my Wednesday interview with Liberland President Vit Jedlicka by meeting him and a group of supporters and interested people. I put on my most appropriate t-shirt.


6:15 AM Guest: Chris Harmer, analyst with the Institute for the Study of War, on the strategic and tactical implications of President Trump's decision to end the CIA's covert program to arm "moderate" Syrian rebels. 

7:36 AM Guest: Dr. Sean D Young, UCLA professor and head of their Center for Digital Behavior, has written an interesting new book, "Stick With It: A Scientifically Proven Process for Changing Your Life-for Good," which aims to help people do just that: stick with changes made to one's behavior in pursuit of a better life. 

9:45 AM Guest: Dr. Gary Rademacher of Denver's own Downtown's Healthcare about how regenerative stem cell therapy is being used to treat a range of physical ailments, especially in aging and painful joints.

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Senator John McCain has been diagnosed with glioblastoma, an aggressive form of brain cancer. Our thoughts and prayers are with him and his family. Many current and former politicians offered statements of admiration and support. More importantly, here's the touching statement by his daughter, Meghan:


In a wide-ranging interview with the NY Times, President Trump aimed both barrels at Attorney General Jeff Sessions and at least one barrel at James Comey, Robert Muller and even, oddly, Rod Rosenstein. I don't know why anybody would want to work for this guy.

The CBO score of the most recent Senate health care reform bill is ugly. Not in terms of deficits, and not even in terms of the reduced number of uninsured, most of whom are people simply dropping coverage voluntarily, but in their prediction that it never causes premiums to come down, a very different result from the scoring of the recent prior Senate bills.