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The President’s proposed budget cuts spending by $4 trillion. Could we actually see a reduction in spending that we’ve needed for so long? Or is this just a dream?

How many Democrats would vote for a socialist for President? The answer may (or may not) surprise you.

Who let the world in CO2 reduction in 2019? The answer may (or may not) surprise you.

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White House proposes slashing $4.4 trillion from budget over 10 years

76 PERCENT OF DEMOCRATS SAY THEY’D VOTE FOR A SOCIALIST FOR PRESIDENT, NEW POLL SHOWS

Global CO2 emissions in 2019

Reddit post looking for podcasts

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Death all around us

Happy New Year! Here’s an uplifting question to start things off; what was the leading cause of death in 2019? I’m not just talking about the US, but on a global scale, what single cause killed the most people?

A family is once again trying to get a hospital to keep their young child alive. No, this isn’t another British family fighting the NHS, this is quite a bit closer to home.

And Donald Trump is fulfilling another promise to reduce the Regulatory State.

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Abortion was leading cause of death worldwide in 2019 with 42 million killed

Planned Parenthood Loses 400,000 Donors After Killing More Babies in Abortions Than Ever Before

Judge Rules Hospital Can Shut Off 11-Month-Old Baby’s Life Support Over Mother’s Objections

Trump issues fewest regulations in 44 years, third record low

CNN settles lawsuit with Nick Sandmann

The Most Absurd PC Moments of the 2010s

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The Laboratories of Democracy sometimes fail

Ah, the states, those laboratories of democracy. The idea is to see if a policy works in one before using it in another, or before taking it nationally. But if something fails in one state, why would you take it up in another.

President Trump bad-mouthed NATO allies who weren’t paying their agreed-upon support to the alliance. He was criticized for that, but guess what’s been happening?

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Crime surges in Oklahoma as Republicans continue to open prison doors

WINNING: Trump Doubles NATO Countries Paying Financial Obligations, Warns ‘Delinquent’ Countries Must Pay Up

POLL: 20% of Bernie Sanders supporters say they would NOT vote for a socialist president: ‘Do they not realize’ he’s a socialist?

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Corey Johnson

Backing down

New York City is backing down on freedom of speech and freedom of choice restrictions. Guess who you have to thank for that?

What’s the biggest problem with newspapers today? Their product is the news we read, and what job have they cut (or outsourced) that devalues it?

California made theft more attractive. Guess what they got?

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Fearing Supreme Court, gay NYC councilman moves to repeal conversion therapy ban

Episode 150: The Main Reason Why I’m Voting for Trump [Consider This]

Corey Johnson (politician) [Wikipedia]

Elimination of copy editors has been disastrous for newspapers

California Shocked To Find Bill Decriminalizing Retail Theft Resulted In… More Retail Theft

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Who’s going to cut spending?

A listener takes me to task over America’s “energy independence”. OK, so the picture isn’t quite as rosy as I made it sound. Thanks, Mark!

Are both the Democrats and Republicans to blame for the latest bloated budget agreement? Yes. But can they be blamed the same? No. And which side has more representatives pushing for fiscal responsibility? It’s not even close.

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The Conservative Zone

House Democrats Pass Trump-supported Budget Agreement, Freedom Caucus Objects

Trump will sign budget deal, Mulvaney says

FINAL VOTE RESULTS FOR ROLL CALL 511 (votes on the budget agreement)

What is the House Freedom Caucus, and who’s in it?

United States Gross Federal Debt to GDP

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Anti-fascists?

The state of California is asking that pastors, educators, legislators, and just about everyone else, to affirm homosexuality and transgenderism. It’s asking politely now, but is this just the start? And how, in the name of the First Amendment, is this even a thing anyway?

Antifa, that wonderful organization that opposes fascism (hey, it’s in the name, right), uses fascist tactics to physically beat up journalists covering them. But the media want to give them a pass. Hey, nobody’s perfect, right Don Lemon?

OPEC looks like it will try to drive up the price of oil, but we may not feel it quite as much here in America. I’ll tell you why. (Thank you, Sarah Palin!)

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California Assembly seeks LGBT affirmation from pastors, churches

Antifa Members Have Repeatedly Attacked Journalists Who Cover Them

U.S. Oil Output Tops 12 Million Barrels a Day for First Time

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Baronnelle Stutzman

How is the socialized medicine system that is the VA (that was the blueprint for ObamaCare) dealing with some care deficiencies? Leaning on the private sector, of course.

WalMart’s CEO is challenging Congress to raise the minimum wage. Why doesn’t he just do it himself rather than try to get Congress to make him? The answer is to stifle competition.

And it looks like the Supreme Court is going to have to rule on religious freedom pretty soon. Another private business is being sued for not participating in a same-sex wedding, and no, it has demonstrably nothing to do with not serving gays.

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Veterans get access to urgent care, more doctors starting Thursday under new law

Episode 64: Who Really Killed the Incandescent Light Bulb

How a higher minimum wage could help Walmart

Washington Supreme Court rules against florist who refused service for gay couple’s wedding

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The crisis on the border is real

Colleges and universities are supposedly where free speech and association are encouraged. Well, I have an example of where the students were all for those until they realized that it meant freedom for everyone, and there were some groups for whom they simply couldn’t allow that.

The Border Patrol has its hands full, literally. The detention centers and courts that process illegal immigrants are not able to handle the surge of people coming across the border. But hey, it’s not like it’s a crisis or anything.

And, oh yes, kittens.

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Iowa State student government opposes freedom of association after learning it protects Christians

Democrats fight for kittens’ right to life after voting to kill born-alive babies

Border Patrol says detention centers are full — and starts releasing migrants

Report: DHS to Release 1.8K Border Crossers, Illegal Aliens into U.S. over Weekend

Immigration court backlog up 300%, system ‘on brink of collapse’

Authorities move to shut down ‘national puppy laundering ring’ with ties to Chicago pet stores

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Jamie Shupe

Jamie Shupe, who became a transgender and got nationwide publicity when doing so, realized it was all a “sham” and has returned to being the man he was born as. I’ll talk about his journey there and back again. (But don’t expect that he’ll get the same media attention this time.)

It turns out that no matter how  you implement them, disincentives to work turn out pretty much the same way. In Finland, they compared traditional unemployment benefits with the Universal Basic Income for 2 years. I’ll discuss their findings.

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I Was America’s First ‘Nonbinary’ Person. It Was All a Sham.

Finland’s Universal Basic Income Yields Disappointing Returns

Iran Appointed to U.N. Women’s Rights Committee

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How can we get health care costs down?

I have a story for both cat lovers and health care cost enthusiasts. Really? You’ll hear about trying to care for a sick cat shows how the free market can reduce those health care costs.

Blanca was about to lose her house after her husband died. Hear about how she recovered from that, how she took steps to ensure her financial stability, and how ironic her solution was.

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Cat Bites The Hand That Feeds; Hospital Bills $48,512

Ocasio-Cortez’s Mom Leaves New York To Escape Democrats’ High Taxes

EXCLUSIVE: ‘God played quite a joke on me with this politics stuff!’ The privacy-loving mother of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez whips up lasagna as she tells how she had to flee New York because of high taxes and gushes about wedding bells for her daughter

As New Evidence of Progressive Bigotry Emerges, Jack Phillips Finally Wins His Case

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