Archive for January, 2013

Too Much Equality? Mark’s Latest Video Blog

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The Leaders We Really Have to Look Out For

“Of all tyrannies a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victim may be the most oppressive. It may be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron’s cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated, but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience.”

- C.S. Lewis, God in the Dock (1948)

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Thursday’s Guest Lineup

7:05amCT – Gromer Jeffers

Dallas Morning News political reporter Gromer Jeffers joins us to discuss the 2014 gubernatorial landscape in Texas. He writes in Dallas Morning News:

Rick Perry said Wednesday that he has the following deal with Attorney General Greg Abbott: If Perry decides to run for re-election for governor in 2014, Abbott will not oppose him in the Republican Primary.

Read more HERE.

7:35amCT – Rick Santorum

Rick Santorum is staying busy with his organization Patriot Voices, and he’s coming to town on on February 15 for the Tarrant County GOP Lincoln Day Dinner where he will serve as keynote speaker (with Producer Susan Cloud as emcee). He’ll also be speaking at the Collin County GOP Lincoln Day Dinner the following evening (February 16) at the Plano Center.

Tarrant County GOP event tickets HERE.
Collin County GOP event tickets HERE.

8:35amCT – Congressman Joe Barton

Joining us to discuss the ongoing debate surrounding immigration policy, as well as what to think about the House budget battle is the good Congressman serving the 6th District of Texas.

Visit his website HERE.

9:35amCT – Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings

Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings is proud to partner with The Dallas Morning News and KERA in “Erasing the Stigma: Mental Illness and the Search for Solutions”-a symposium on treatment for the mentally ill.  The symposium — free and opened to the public — will be on Tuesday, February 5 at the City Performance Hall in the Arts District beginning at 7P til 8:30P. He joins us this morning to discuss.

 

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Wednesday’s Guest Lineup

7:35amCT
Governor Rick Perry delivered his State of the State address to the 83rd Texas Legislature on Tuesday, highlighting our state’s strong economic outlook, and outlining his priorities to keep Texas on an upward trajectory.

He joins us this morning to discuss.

8:35amCT

As the Hagel  Secretary of Defense confirmation hearings loom,  Senator John Cornyn writes in the National Review: I realize that Senator Hagel is now repudiating many of his past actions and statements. But this sudden and convenient transformation beggars belief. Hagel has not undergone an abrupt ideological makeover; he is just desperate to win Senate approval. It is a classic “confirmation conversion.

We’ll chat with Senator Cornyn at 8:35am.

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Exposing Gun Control Myths

8:35amCT

Emily Miller, Senior Editor of Opinion at the Washington Times writes extensively about 2nd Amendment issues. She’s currently writing a series on gun myths and she joins us this morning to discuss.

Part 1 – The Assault Weapon Myth

Part 2 – The High-Capacity Magazine Myth

Part 3 – The Cop-Killer Bullet Myth

Part 4 – The Gun Show Loophole Myth

 

 

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TX AG Commissioner Todd Staples on Immigration

7:35amCT

After strong encouragement from friends and supporters statewide, Texas Commissioner of Agriculture Todd Staples announced his intention to run for Lieutenant Governor in 2014 with Texas legend Nolan Ryan as his Statewide Chairman.

He joins us this morning to discuss his plan for fixing our broken immigration system.

Read his recent piece in the Statesman HERE.

Visit his website HERE.

 Get to know Todd:

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Rubio Outlines a GOP vision for immigration reform

As shared on this morning’s show … is this sound immigration policy?  And does it help or hinder Senator Marco Rubio’s presidential stock?

Read his Op-Ed here.

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Congressman Roger Williams

9:05amCT

Newly-elected US Congressman Roger Williams joins us this morning to chat about a variety of issues. From his vote on last week’s “No Budget, No Pay” measure, to his district-wide pro-2nd Amendment tour, to details of his subcommittee assignments … we’ll discuss it all at 9:05am.

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Sherrif David Clarke PSA for Milwaukee County

The PSA Mark mentioned this morning saying, “all leaders in law enforcement should say these same words.”

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Friday’s Guest Lineup

8:35amCT

As many conservatives plot to hang Speaker Boehner over the GOP decision to raise the debt ceiling, Tom Giovanetti — President of the Institute for Policy Innovation (IPI) — joins us to explain why the debt ceiling wasn’t the real battle, anyway. The important fight surrounds the sequester cuts scheduled to kick in March 1st.

9:05amCT

A piece surfaced on Politico Thursday that got folks talking — especially folks in Texas. A large-scale independent group has set the wheels in motion to turn traditionally conservative Texas into a blue state. Matt Mackowiak, Republican consultant and co-founder of the indispensable Must Read Texas joins us to discuss.

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