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Walter Jones Interviews

The great antiwar Republican Walter Jones died last Sunday. Eric Garris has a write up at AWC. Kelley and Jim Antle give him a nice send off over at TAC. Here are my five interviews of him. And here Ron Paul and Dan McAdams give their man his due....

Recent Episodes of the Scott Horton Show

2/8/19 Tom Eddlem on Venezuela’s ‘Free and Fair’ Elections

Libertarian Institute contributor Tom Eddlem gives some of Venezuela’s recent history, focusing on the elections of Chavez and Maduro, and most recently Juan Guaido’s self-proclamation as the country’s legitimate leader. Scott and Eddlem debate the validity of the United States weighing in on Venezuelan politics in the first place, but agree that the motivations for military intervention are highly suspect.

Discussed on the show:

Tom Eddlem is a freelance writer who has been published in more than 20 periodicals, including The New American magazine, the Providence Journal, LewRockwell.com, Future of Freedom Foundation and Antiwar.com. Write him at teddlem@comcast.net

This episode of the Scott Horton Show is sponsored by: Kesslyn Runs, by Charles Featherstone; NoDev NoOps NoIT, by Hussein Badakhchani; The War State, by Mike Swanson; WallStreetWindow.comRoberts and Roberts Brokerage Inc.; Tom Woods’ Liberty ClassroomExpandDesigns.com/Scott; and LibertyStickers.com.

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2/8/19 Trita Parsi on the Secret Dealings of Iran, Israel, and the US

Trita Parsi talks about his book, Treacherous Alliance, which details the complicated political dealings of Iran, Israel, and the United States in the 1980s, 90s, and early 2000s. Most of us forget how closely aligned Israel and Iran were before Bush Jr. and Obama’s “redirection,” after which Iran is seen as the ultimate evil power in the Middle East.

Discussed on the show:

Trita Parsi is the president of the National Iranian American Council and the author of Losing an Enemy: Obama, Iran and the Triumph of Diplomacy. Parsi is the recipient of the 2010 Grawemeyer Award for Ideas Improving World Order. Follow him on Twitter @tparsi.

This episode of the Scott Horton Show is sponsored by: Kesslyn Runs, by Charles Featherstone; NoDev NoOps NoIT, by Hussein Badakhchani; The War State, by Mike Swanson; WallStreetWindow.comRoberts and Roberts Brokerage Inc.; Tom Woods’ Liberty ClassroomExpandDesigns.com/Scott; and LibertyStickers.com.

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2/8/19 Sheldon Richman on the FDA’s War on Tobacco, Part 3

Sheldon Richman joins the show for part three of his series on the FDA’s increasingly domineering control of tobacco products. Check out parts 1 and 2.

Discussed on the show:

Sheldon Richman is the executive editor of the Libertarian Institute and the author of America’s Counter-Revolution: The Constitution Revisited. Follow him on Twitter @SheldonRichman.

This episode of the Scott Horton Show is sponsored by: Kesslyn Runs, by Charles Featherstone; NoDev NoOps NoIT, by Hussein Badakhchani; The War State, by Mike Swanson; WallStreetWindow.comRoberts and Roberts Brokerage Inc.; Tom Woods’ Liberty ClassroomExpandDesigns.com/Scott; and LibertyStickers.com.

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2/8/19 Muhammad Sahimi on Iran’s ‘Fake Opposition’

Muhammad Sahimi talks about the delicate state of Iranian politics and the necessity of avoiding war there.

Discussed on the show:

Mohammad Sahimi is a professor of chemical engineering at USC, Iranian expatriate, and expert on Iranian and U.S. foreign policy.

This episode of the Scott Horton Show is sponsored by: Kesslyn Runs, by Charles Featherstone; NoDev NoOps NoIT, by Hussein Badakhchani; The War State, by Mike Swanson; WallStreetWindow.comRoberts and Roberts Brokerage Inc.; Tom Woods’ Liberty ClassroomExpandDesigns.com/Scott; and LibertyStickers.com.

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2/8/19 Philip Weiss on the Democratic Split over Zionism

Philip Weiss talks about the opposing camps of the democratic party, one that’s close with the Zionist Israel lobby, and the other, younger one that views the plight of the Palestinians as a civil rights issue echoing America’s own. Most American Jews support a two state solution and equal rights for Palestinians, says Weiss, so it may be hard for liberal Zionists to continue winning political support in the future.

Discussed on the show:

Philip Weiss is the long-time editor of Mondoweiss.net. Follow him on Twitter @PhilWeiss.

This episode of the Scott Horton Show is sponsored by: Kesslyn Runs, by Charles Featherstone; NoDev NoOps NoIT, by Hussein Badakhchani; The War State, by Mike Swanson; WallStreetWindow.comRoberts and Roberts Brokerage Inc.; Tom Woods’ Liberty ClassroomExpandDesigns.com/Scott; and LibertyStickers.com.

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2/4/19 David Stockman on the Waning American Empire

David Stockman joins the show to talk about his new book, Peak Trump: The Undrainable Swamp And The Fantasy of MAGAStockman explains how the U.S. has painted itself into a corner with both its unwinnable wars in the middle east, and its unsustainable fiscal and monetary policy at home. Sooner or later, he says, Americans are going to pay the price for all of this.

Discussed on the show:

David Stockman is the ultimate Washington insider turned iconoclast. He began his career in Washington as a young man and quickly rose through the ranks of the Republican Party to become the Director of the Office of Management and Budget under President Ronald Reagan. After leaving the White House, Stockman had a 20-year career on Wall Street. He is the author of Trumped!, The Triumph of Politics, and his history of the financial crisis, The Great Deformation: The Corruption of Capitalism in America.

This episode of the Scott Horton Show is sponsored by: Kesslyn Runs, by Charles Featherstone; NoDev NoOps NoIT, by Hussein Badakhchani; The War State, by Mike Swanson; WallStreetWindow.comRoberts and Roberts Brokerage Inc.; Tom Woods’ Liberty ClassroomExpandDesigns.com/Scott; and LibertyStickers.com.

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2/1/19 Jon Schwarz on Elliott Abrams’ Bloody History in Latin America

The Intercept’s Jon Schwarz joins the show to talk about Elliott Abrams, President Trump’s new pick as special envoy to Venezuela. Abrams comes from a long line of neocons with a history of supporting regime change, often resulting in massive civilian casualties and billions of U.S. dollars going to support human rights abusers beyond our borders. Schwarz fears Abrams has the same plan in mind for Venezuela.

Discussed on the show:

Jon Schwarz is a writer for The Intercept, and has written for the New Yorker, the New York Times, The Atlantic, the Wall Street Journal, “Saturday Night Live,” and many others. Find him on his blog, A Tiny Revolution, or on Twitter @schwarz.

This episode of the Scott Horton Show is sponsored by: Kesslyn Runs, by Charles Featherstone; NoDev NoOps NoIT, by Hussein Badakhchani; The War State, by Mike Swanson; WallStreetWindow.comRoberts and Roberts Brokerage Inc.; Tom Woods’ Liberty ClassroomExpandDesigns.com/Scott; and LibertyStickers.com.

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2/1/19 Sheldon Richman on the FDA’s War on Tobacco, Part 2

Sheldon Richman comes on the show for part two of his series on the FDA’s recent moves to control tobacco products even more tightly. Not only is the agency allowed to regulate all products containing tobacco, they can now determine what constitutes a “tobacco product,” extending the definition to include things like pipes and non-tobacco nicotine replacements. Clearly, says Richman, this isn’t actually about getting people to stop smoking, because if they wanted that, they would embrace safer products like e-cigarettes instead of trying to ban them.

Discussed on the show:

Sheldon Richman is the executive editor of the Libertarian Institute and the author of America’s Counter-Revolution: The Constitution Revisited. Follow him on Twitter @SheldonRichman.

This episode of the Scott Horton Show is sponsored by: Kesslyn Runs, by Charles Featherstone; NoDev NoOps NoIT, by Hussein Badakhchani; The War State, by Mike Swanson; WallStreetWindow.comRoberts and Roberts Brokerage Inc.; Tom Woods’ Liberty ClassroomExpandDesigns.com/Scott; and LibertyStickers.com.

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2/1/19 Eric Margolis on Pulling Troops out of Afghanistan

Eric Margolis joins the show to talk about President Trump’s apparent intentions to pull U.S. troops out of Afghanistan. This idea has met with a surprising amount of pushback—somehow ending the war is seen as more shameful than the war itself. Scott and Margolis fear that no matter when the America leaves, whoever is responsible will get blamed for the inevitable chaos that ensues, just like Obama was blamed for removing troops from Iraq. There is no solution to this problem, says Margolis, other than staying in Afghanistan forever.

Discussed on the show:

Eric Margolis is a foreign affairs correspondent and author of War at the Top of the World and American Raj. Follow him on Twitter @EricMargolis and visit his website, ericmargolis.com.

This episode of the Scott Horton Show is sponsored by: Kesslyn Runs, by Charles Featherstone; NoDev NoOps NoIT, by Hussein Badakhchani; The War State, by Mike Swanson; WallStreetWindow.comRoberts and Roberts Brokerage Inc.; Tom Woods’ Liberty ClassroomExpandDesigns.com/Scott; and LibertyStickers.com.

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2/1/19 Max Blumenthal on Trump’s ‘Presidential’ Posture Toward Venezuela

Scott interviews Max Blumenthal about the political unrest in Venezuela. Blumenthal explains how dangerous it is that there’s been a mostly positive, and bipartisan, response to President Trump’s comments about intervening there. Just like when he was bombing Syria, the mainstream media finally praises him for being “presidential”. But Blumenthal wants to know—how is this any different than Russia trying to interfere in our elections, which the political mainstream finds so abhorrent?

Discussed on the show:

Director and writer of “Killing Gaza,” Max Blumenthal is a senior editor of the Grayzone Project and the author GoliathRepublican Gomorrah, and The 51 Day War. Follow Max on Twitter @MaxBlumenthal.

This episode of the Scott Horton Show is sponsored by: Kesslyn Runs, by Charles Featherstone; NoDev NoOps NoIT, by Hussein Badakhchani; The War State, by Mike Swanson; WallStreetWindow.comRoberts and Roberts Brokerage Inc.; Tom Woods’ Liberty ClassroomExpandDesigns.com/Scott; and LibertyStickers.com.

Donate to the show through PatreonPayPal, or Bitcoin: 1Ct2FmcGrAGX56RnDtN9HncYghXfvF2GAh.

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Recent Episodes of the Scott Horton Show

Walter Jones Interviews

The great antiwar Republican Walter Jones died last Sunday. Eric Garris has a write up at AWC. Kelley and Jim Antle give him a nice send off over at TAC. Here are my five interviews of him. And here Ron Paul and Dan McAdams give their man his due....

2/8/19 Sheldon Richman on the FDA’s War on Tobacco, Part 3

Sheldon Richman joins the show for part three of his series on the FDA’s increasingly domineering control of tobacco products. Check out parts 1 and 2. Discussed on the show: “TGIF: The FDA’s Assault on Tobacco Consumers, Part 3” (The Libertarian Institute) “1/25/19...

2/8/19 Muhammad Sahimi on Iran’s ‘Fake Opposition’

Muhammad Sahimi talks about the delicate state of Iranian politics and the necessity of avoiding war there. Discussed on the show: “Pompeo, Bolton, And Iran’s “Fake Opposition”” (LobeLog) Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action Going to Tehran: Why America Must Accept the...

2/8/19 Philip Weiss on the Democratic Split over Zionism

Philip Weiss talks about the opposing camps of the democratic party, one that’s close with the Zionist Israel lobby, and the other, younger one that views the plight of the Palestinians as a civil rights issue echoing America’s own. Most American Jews support a two...

2/4/19 David Stockman on the Waning American Empire

David Stockman joins the show to talk about his new book, Peak Trump: The Undrainable Swamp And The Fantasy of MAGA. Stockman explains how the U.S. has painted itself into a corner with both its unwinnable wars in the middle east, and its unsustainable fiscal and...

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