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Former GOP Presidential contender and forever friend of the Mark Davis Show Senator Rick Santorum has been busy with his organization Patriot Voices, and he joins us to discuss his latest initiatives.Read More
Texas Public Policy Foundation (TPPF) President and CEO Brooke Rollins joined Governor Rick Perry, Senator John Cornyn, and Senator Ted Cruz Monday at a roundtable discussion and press conference on the importance of not expanding Medicaid — whether under ObamaCare or any other scheme.
Congressman Pete Sessions is in town and will drop by for an in-studio chat with Mark.
As Holy Week comes to an end, we welcome Dr. Robert Jeffress, pastor of First Baptist Dallas, to share a word or two with our listeners.
… and WATCH as First Dallas members gather around their new fountain plaza and count down to the lighting of the new cross fountain:Read More
Former Texas GOP Chairman Tom Pauken announced last week that he would seek the GOP nomination for Governor of Texas in 2014. He joins us this morning to discuss.
With the Supreme Court taking up the issue of gay marriage this week, we welcome liberal writer and activist Sally Kohn to share her views.
Visit her website HERE.
Ed Young, pastor and founder of Fellowship Church joins us to extend an invitation to the community to attend an exciting Easter weekend event this Friday at Klyde Warren Park in Dallas.
Senator Ted Cruz joined with Sens. Mike Lee and Rand Paul yesterday to send a letter to Majority Leader Harry Reid pledging to oppose legislation that would prohibit Americans’ Second Amendment rights. He joins us this morning to discuss.
Have you heard about the Florida Atlantic University student, Ryan Rotela, who was brought up on academic charges for filing a complaint against his professor? The professor told the class to write the name “Jesus” on a piece of paper, place it on the floor, and stomp on it. Rotela is represented by the Liberty Institute, and Hiram Sasser, Director of Litigation joins us for an update.Read More
Let me begin by saying what a continuing honor it is to make my way to downtown Dallas on occasional weekends to be on Fox News. Their kind invitations are a joy, and an invigorating opportunity to spend five minutes slinging hot issues with someone from the left in a constructive and upbeat way. I am paired often with Leslie Marshall, the nationally syndicated radio host out of Los Angeles. But for the last couple of times it has been a blast to go toe to toe with one of Fox’s favorite liberals (and one of mine as well)– Alan Colmes.
This past weekend appearance began as most do– with a call from the producers asking if I could be on at a certain time. With that confirmed, we began to float possible issues. Problem was, on the various school issues they seemed to favor, Alan and I did not disagree that much (there may be hope for him yet). In one, a German couple seeking to homeschool their kids sought asylum in America because a return to their native land would bring compulsory public education. I sympathized, but this did not rise to the level of an asylum case for me. (My advice to the German people– stop electing people who take away your basic rights. This is also my advice to the American people).
So we pivoted to a case in which a fifth-grade girl won the right to distribute flyers to her classmates for a church rally, in an environment where kids are allowed to distribute all kinds of other things. I found it hard to imagine that even Alan, an avowed liberal, would be unable to see the difference between school proselytization (which we would both oppose) and a kid handing out a leaflet in non-instructional time. But, off I went Sunday morning to the Fox News Bureau, on the 24th floor of a downtown Dallas office building. Details of the case swirling in my head, I perched in front of the camera and heard the rustling of papers and support staff voices in my earpiece. The wonderful Shannon Bream thanked me for coming, said hi to Alan as well, and we came out of the commercial break ready to go.
Or I thought I was ready to go.
Turns out they had left me an email at six that morning changing the topic again. It seems Alan was not, in fact, willing to deny that girl the right to distribute her leaflets. They had left me an email changing the subject, but I was out the door early and had not seen it. So as Shannon introduced the topic– the right-to-work laws about to take effect in Michigan– here is what it looks like when you see a curveball coming on national TV:
And here is the moment a half-second later when you realize every thought in your head is of no value for the minutes to follow: (The eyes say it all).
A second later, all was well. I’ve spouted about right-to-work for years, so off we went for a delightful six minutes. Alan talked about how great unions are and why compulsory membership is just fine. I replied that workers should be able to use that logic to join a union, or exercise their right not to join.
The lesson– never get in the car to do a TV hit unless you have scanned email for last-minute updates, even if left before dawn on a Sunday.