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New Private Reddit Group

Tom Woods has long advised me to create a donors-only private Facebook group. But I hate Facebook. So instead we're doing a Reddit group for those who donate at least $5 per month on Paypal or Patreon: http://reddit.com/r/scotthortonshow Sign up to donate here:...

The Great Ron Paul, Smeared Again

So a staffer working for Ron Paul made a terrible mistake today and tweeted out a picture which included very ugly stereotype caricatures of Jews, blacks and I'm not sure who-all. They deleted it immediately after followers replied pointing out the caricatures at the...

Recent Episodes of the Scott Horton Show

6/10/19 Patrick Eddington on the US Spying Apparatus

Scott interviews Patrick Eddington about the surveillance of U.S. citizens and the legislation that allows it. Although the USA Freedom Act ostensibly rolls back the NSA’s metadata program, it really only tweaks a technicality of whom the organization allowed to spy on, and has done nothing to limit the overall amount of data collected. Similar efforts to curtail the surveillance apparatus have met with concerns of increased terrorism. But Eddington reminds us that there’s never been a single proven case where electronic surveillance prevented an attack, so these programs do nothing but infringe on our liberty.

Discussed on the show:

Patrick Eddington is a research fellow at the Cato Institute, an ex-CIA analyst, and a former senior staffer in the House of Representatives. Follow him on Twitter @PGEddington.

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.com; Tom Woods’ Liberty ClassroomExpandDesigns.com/Scott; and LibertyStickers.com.

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6/10/19 Jim Bovard on Obama’s Forgotten Frauds and Debacles

Jim Bovard reflects on the legacy of Barack Obama’s presidency in light of Donald Trump’s. Obama is garnering favorable comparisons now, explains Bovard, but we shouldn’t forget all of the horrible things he did, especially on civil liberties and foreign wars. The cycle of corruption and lies continues with President Trump, whose presidency will more than likely lead to the reactionary election of yet another charlatan.

Discussed on the show:

Jim Bovard is a columnist for USA Today and the author of Public Policy Hooligan: Rollicking and Wrangling from Helltown to Washington. Find all of his books and read his work on his website and follow him on Twitter @JimBovard.

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.com; Tom Woods’ Liberty ClassroomExpandDesigns.com/Scott; and LibertyStickers.com.

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6/10/19 Doug Bandow on the Threats of War in Europe and Asia

Scott talks to Doug Bandow about North Korea, China, Russia, and the rest of eastern Europe. Bandow holds out hope for the negotiations with North Korea, but fears the dangerous rhetoric coming from neoconservatives about America’s relationship with China. They are not America’s enemies, he explains, they just want their own region to be free of U.S. influence.

Discussed on the show:

  • “China Isn’t an Enemy and Hawks Shouldn’t Turn It Into One” (The American Conservative)
  • “Forget the U.S.-China Trade War: Is a Conflict Over Taiwan the Real Threat?” (Cato Institute)
  • “The Latest Balkans Breakdown Is None of Washington’s Business” (Cato Institute)
  • “Understanding the Failure of U.S. Foreign Policy: The Albright Doctrine” (The National Interest)

Doug Bandow is a senior fellow at the Cato Institute and a regular contributor at Forbes Magazine, the National Interest, and elsewhere. He’s on Twitter @Doug_Bandow.

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.com; Tom Woods’ Liberty ClassroomExpandDesigns.com/Scott; and LibertyStickers.com.

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6/7/19 Eli Clifton on Israeli Money in American Politics

Eli Clifton discusses the influence of the Israel lobby over American politics. Even for President Trump, who famously claimed he didn’t need money from big donors, Israeli and Jewish-American money is important because it can win congressional elections, and Trump needs a Republican congress if he wants to get his agenda through.

Discussed on the show:

Eli Clifton is a reporting fellow with The Investigative Fund at The Nation Institute and a contributing editor for Lobe Log. Follow him on Twitter @EliClifton.

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.com; Tom Woods’ Liberty Classroom; ExpandDesigns.com/Scott; and LibertyStickers.com.

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6/7/19 William Astore on the Ten Tenets of Air Power

Scott interviews William Astore about his recent TomDispatch piece on American air power. Astore, a retired Air Force officer, explains what he was and was not taught about bombing as a strategy in war, most notably the fact that the perception of the U.S. military by the people getting bombed is rarely considered. Air power, and particularly unmanned drones, explains Astore, creates a tremendous amount of blowback from people living under the constant threat of death from the skies. This has explicitly been the case with several recent acts of terrorism, including the Times Square bomber of 2010.

Discussed on the show:

William J. Astore is a retired lieutenant colonel (USAF) and history professor. He is a contributing writer at Antiwar.com and TomDispatch.com. Read all of his work at his website, BracingViews.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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6/7/19 Joe Lauria on the Dangerous Precedent of the Assange Indictment

Joe Lauria discusses the dangerous legal precedent set by the case against Julian Assange, whose actions in leaking government documents are not categorically different from those of a journalist. As Glenn Greenwald points out, there’s no “license” that makes someone a journalist, and no way to definitively identify an act of journalism—the first amendment must apply to everyone, regardless of their character and especially of the impact to the government of what they write.

Discussed on the show:

Joe Lauria is the editor-in-chief at Consortium News. He is a former UN correspondent and wrote at the Boston Globe and Wall Street Journal. You can follow him on Twitter @unjoe.

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

6/10/19 Gareth Porter on the Latest Excuse for War with Iran

Gareth Porter joins the show to explain the latest event being sold as evidence for the need to attack Iran. Evidenceless as usual, the claim that Iran is behind the sabotage of Saudi ships is based only on the fact that they had motive to do it. Porter’s theory? This...

6/10/19 Patrick Eddington on the US Spying Apparatus

Scott interviews Patrick Eddington about the surveillance of U.S. citizens and the legislation that allows it. Although the USA Freedom Act ostensibly rolls back the NSA’s metadata program, it really only tweaks a technicality of whom the organization allowed to spy...

6/10/19 Jim Bovard on Obama’s Forgotten Frauds and Debacles

Jim Bovard reflects on the legacy of Barack Obama’s presidency in light of Donald Trump’s. Obama is garnering favorable comparisons now, explains Bovard, but we shouldn’t forget all of the horrible things he did, especially on civil liberties and foreign wars. The...

6/10/19 Doug Bandow on the Threats of War in Europe and Asia

Scott talks to Doug Bandow about North Korea, China, Russia, and the rest of eastern Europe. Bandow holds out hope for the negotiations with North Korea, but fears the dangerous rhetoric coming from neoconservatives about America’s relationship with China. They are...

6/7/19 Eli Clifton on Israeli Money in American Politics

Eli Clifton discusses the influence of the Israel lobby over American politics. Even for President Trump, who famously claimed he didn't need money from big donors, Israeli and Jewish-American money is important because it can win congressional elections, and Trump...

6/7/19 William Astore on the Ten Tenets of Air Power

Scott interviews William Astore about his recent TomDispatch piece on American air power. Astore, a retired Air Force officer, explains what he was and was not taught about bombing as a strategy in war, most notably the fact that the perception of the U.S. military by...

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