Today's awesome guests:
6:15 AM Ryan McMaken, Economics Editor and Communications Director at the Mises Institute. CU grad and former economist for the State of Colorado, joins us to talk about whether it makes any sense for sporting events to be so tied in to patriotism, "flag-waving", and the national anthem.
7:06 AM Helen Raleigh is an author of several books, a senior contributor to the Federalist and a policy fellow with the Centennial Institute. She was born and raised in Communist China. Helen joins us to talk about her recent article castigating the NY Times for their ongoing sympathy toward communism and toward the historic brutality of the Chinese government.
8:36 AM Guest: I saw Dr. Jean Twenge on Tucker Carlson's Fox News show and thought it was such a fascinating conversation that I asked her to join us as well. Here's her new book explaining how the Internet and smart phones are changing/harming today's children:
Former Judge Roy Moore defeated Donald Trump's preferred candidate, Luther Strange, in Tuesday's primary election in Alabama, leading the president to delete his prior tweets in favor of Strange. Some are calling it an embarrassment for Trump. It isn't. Some are calling it a huge loss for Mitch McConnell. It isn't. It's just one new guy among 100 senators, a guy who will maybe be a little louder and a little more overtly religious than other senators and give liberals heartburn (and me as well if he keeps letting his religious views trump his oath to uphold the Constitution), but otherwise pretty much vote the conservative GOP line. Trump is now fully on board (as he said he would be if Moore won.)
Some people think that athletes should keep these opinions to themselves. I figure the market will take care of it.