Author Archives: Scott Horton

04/21/14 Will Grigg

Will Grigg, blogger and author of Liberty in Eclipse, discusses his visit to the home of embattled cattle rancher Cliven Bundy in Bunkerville, Nevada; the Bureau of Land Management’s history of land theft and violence; and the federal government’s questionable claim on huge swaths of land in Nevada.

04/21/14 Charles Goyette

Charles Goyette, radio host and NY Times bestselling author, discusses his regular podcast program with Ron Paul; the risk of monetary failure from the unsustainable welfare-warfare state; how trillions in excess bank reserves are causing consumer price inflation; and why we need to repeal legal tender laws before the dollar collapses.

04/21/14 Full Show

Police Beat Up Entire Wedding Party, Ruin Pro Baseball Player’s Career

Via Liberty Crier

[The video omits that the Astros pitcher's throwing shoulder was permanently damaged in the assault, ending his career.]

GALVESTON, TX (KTRK) – Former Houston Astros pitcher Brandon Backe is headed to court for last year’s run-in with Galveston police during a wedding reception.

Backe and 13 wedding guests were arrested at the San Luis Hotel in October 2008. Witnesses say it started when officers tried to prevent the bride’s brother from taking a beer into the hotel bar. When Backe and others stepped in, they say police overreacted, using batons and pepper spray, and tasering the bride’s father.

Nine officers were disciplined for paperwork violations, but none for excessive force.

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04/18/14 Full Show

04/17/14 Ray McGovern

Ray McGovern, a retired CIA officer turned political activist, discusses CIA Director John Brennan’s secretive visit to Kiev; the failed unleashing of Ukraine’s army against separatists; the frenzied (and false) stories on “Jew registration” in eastern Ukraine; John Kerry’s foreign policy disasters; and Israel’s contentment with the status quo in Syria’s bloody civil war.

04/17/14 Patrick Cockburn

Patrick Cockburn, an award-winning contributor to The Independent, discusses his 5-part series on Al-Qa’Ida’s resurgence despite the ongoing war on terror; the buyer’s remorse suffered by the US and Gulf monarchies backing Syria’s rebels; and the government’s perverse incentives to make war instead of peace.

04/17/14 The Other Scott Horton

The Other Scott Horton, an international human rights lawyer and blogger at Harper’s magazine, discusses the leaked summary of the Senate’s report on CIA torture; the White House’s refusal to turn over documents that likely implicate the Bush administration; what prompted CIA-supporter Dianne Feinstein’s turn against the agency; the Justice Department’s corruption and/or ineptitude; and signs of the republic’s death knell.

04/17/14 Full Show