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Recent Episodes of the Scott Horton Show

2/19/18 Jeff Larson on the mission of Foreign Policy Alliance

Jeff Larson joins Scott to discuss his new project working at the Foreign Policy Alliance. Larson explains how he’s helped build a coalition across the political spectrum that’s broad enough to affect significant change and still pure enough to remain ideologically sound. Larson goes through the list of resolutions outlined by the Foreign Policy Alliance and why they would dramatically improve U.S. foreign policy.

Jeff Larson is a member of the Republican Liberty Caucus and an aerospace professional with 25 years in NASA’s Mission Control. He has also been a candidate for office, a national convention delegate, an officer of a national Republican organization, a precinct chair, and a member of his county party’s candidates, vacancy, and training and development committees.

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This episode of the Scott Horton Show is sponsored by: Zen CashThe War State, by Mike Swanson; WallStreetWindow.comRoberts and Roberts Brokerage Inc.LibertyStickers.comTheBumperSticker.com; and ExpandDesigns.com/Scott.

Check out Scott’s Patreon page.

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2/16/18 Charles Goyette on the national debt and the future of the American economy

Charles Goyette returns to the show to discuss the national debt and the general state of the American economy. According to Goyette, the debt can grow to astounding levels, but the game ends when no one is willing to fund American debt. Goyette explains how this could happen with either a bang or a whimper and the role that U.S. foreign policy plays in the growth of the debt. He then addresses the rise of China, and the degree to which the growth of the Chinese economy is legitimate. Goyette then details how far Americans have deviated from the foundational precept of liberty and how the establishment has given up on any kind of financial probity.

Charles Goyette is the author of the New York Times bestseller The Dollar Meltdown and Red and Blue and Broke All Over: Restoring America’s Free Economy. He is finishing work on a new book about the media’s complicity in the war lies of the American Empire.

Discussed on the show:

This episode of the Scott Horton Show is sponsored by: Zen CashThe War State, by Mike Swanson; WallStreetWindow.comRoberts and Roberts Brokerage Inc.LibertyStickers.comTheBumperSticker.com; and ExpandDesigns.com/Scott.

Check out Scott’s Patreon page.

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2/16/18 Reese Erlich on the latest pandemonium in Syria

Foreign correspondent Reese Erlich returns to the show to discuss his latest article “The U.S. is Permanently Occupying Northern Syria, and That’s Trouble.” Erlich dials back to the good old days—2014—when the United States assured Americans it would not be involved on the ground in Syria. Guess what? They ended up in a ground war in Syria. Erlich then details the immense factionalism in the region, and some of the myriad incentives different groups have. Erlich then discusses the role Israel is playing in Syria and how tensions between Iran and Israel are playing out in real time.

Reese Erlich is a nationally syndicated columnist and the author of Inside Syria: The Backstory of Their Civil War and What the World Can Expect. Erlich’s revised edition of his book ”The Iran Agenda” will be published in 2018. In the meantime read his work at his website and follow him on Twitter.

Discussed on the show:

This episode of the Scott Horton Show is sponsored by: Zen CashThe War State, by Mike Swanson; WallStreetWindow.comRoberts and Roberts Brokerage Inc.LibertyStickers.comTheBumperSticker.com; and ExpandDesigns.com/Scott.

Check out Scott’s Patreon page.

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2/14/18 Grant Smith on the Israel Lobby and American Policy

Grant Smith returns to the show to discuss his upcoming conference “The Israel Lobby and American Policy” and the recent Al Jazeera documentary “The Lobby,” which he wrote about in a recent article for Antiwar.com “Will Al Jazeera Air The Lobby Before AIPAC Meets?” Smith also gives a detailed breakdown of the list of great speakers who will be presenting at the conference on March 2nd. You can buy your tickets to see Grant, Scott, and more through Eventbrite.

Grant F. Smith is the author of a number of books including “Big Israel: How Israel’s Lobby Moves America” and “Divert!”. He is director of the Institute for Research: Middle Eastern Policy in Washington, D.C.

Discussed on the show:

This episode of the Scott Horton Show is sponsored by: Zen CashThe War State, by Mike Swanson; WallStreetWindow.comRoberts and Roberts Brokerage Inc.LibertyStickers.comTheBumperSticker.com; and ExpandDesigns.com/Scott.

Check out Scott’s Patreon page.

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2/12/18 Jodie Evans on CodePink’s “Divest From The War Machine”

Code Pink’s Jodie Evans returns to the show to discuss CodePink’s “Divest from the War Machine” campaign. Evans details the confluence of congress, corporations, and civic institutions all of which support and profit from war and Code Pink’s role in raising awareness and creating a robust divestment movement. Then she lets you know how you can be a part of the solution.

Jodie Evans is the co-founder and director of CodePink. To find out more about what you can do to help divest from the war movement you can email divest@codepink.org.

Discussed on the show:

This episode of the Scott Horton Show is sponsored by: Zen CashThe War State, by Mike Swanson; WallStreetWindow.comRoberts and Roberts Brokerage Inc.LibertyStickers.comTheBumperSticker.com; and ExpandDesigns.com/Scott.

Check out Scott’s Patreon page.

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2/12/18 Peter Van Buren explains why he’s optimistic about diplomacy with North Korea

Peter Van Buren returns to the show to discuss the American diplomatic tensions with North Korea and his article “Don’t Be Cynical About An Olympics Detente With North Korea.” Van Buren explains why he thinks that the United States is not moving towards war with North Korea, how the Koreans created a serious window for diplomacy with their Olympic delegation, and reflects on his time living in South Korea in the late 1990s. Van Buren then makes the case that the U.S. is in constant search of an enemy, and why North Korea is the perfect foil.

Peter Van Buren worked for 24 years at the Department of State including a year in Iraq. He is the author of “We Meant Well: How I Helped Lose the Battle for the Hearts and Minds of the Iraqi People” and the novel “Hooper’s War.” He is now a contributing editor at The American Conservative magazine. Follow him on Twitter @WeMeantWell.

Discussed on the show:

  • Kim Yo-jong
  • Kim Yong-nam
  • “U.S. Opens Door to North Korea Talks, a Victory for South’s President” (The New York Times)
  • Walter Duranty
  • Agreed Framework
  • “1/21/18 Gareth Porter on Donald Trump’s Bluff Towards North Korea” (The Scott Horton Show)
  • “North Korea Says It Might Negotiate On Nuclear Weapons. But The Washington Post Isn’t Reporting That.” by John Schwarz (The Intercept)
  • “A grand bargain with China could remove North Korea’s nuclear threat — but it would destroy America’s global influence” (Los Angeles Times)
  • “War with North Korea would be ‘catastrophic,’ Defense Secretary Mattis says” (CBS)

This episode of the Scott Horton Show is sponsored by: Zen CashThe War State, by Mike Swanson; WallStreetWindow.comRoberts and Roberts Brokerage Inc.LibertyStickers.comTheBumperSticker.com; and ExpandDesigns.com/Scott.

Check out Scott’s Patreon page.

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2/9/18 Andy Worthington on Trump’s plans for Guantanamo and the rehabilitation of George W. Bush

Investigative journalist Andy Worthington returns to the show to discuss the absurd rehabilitation of George W. Bush by the left. Worthington recalls the early days of the Bush-Cheney administration and the crimes committed at Guantanamo and the murder of prisoners in Iraq and Afghanistan. Worthington then breaks down the various elements of the U.S. torture network and the long draw down of Guantanamo starting in the Bush days, but which has never reaching its conclusion. Finally Worthington talks about how Obama’s preference for drone assassinations limited captures of enemy combatants and why Trump wants to revitalize the prison.

Andy Worthington is the author of “Guantanamo Files” and the director of “Outside the Law: Stories from Guantanamo.” Read his work at the Future Freedom Foundation and AndyWorthington.co.uk and follow him on Twitter @GuantanamoAndy.

Discussed on the show:

This episode of the Scott Horton Show is sponsored by: Zen CashThe War State, by Mike Swanson; WallStreetWindow.comRoberts and Roberts Brokerage Inc.LibertyStickers.comTheBumperSticker.com; and ExpandDesigns.com/Scott.

Check out Scott’s Patreon page.

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2/9/18 Michael Bell on police reform in Wisconsin following the shooting of his son

Police-reform activist Michael Bell returns to the show to discuss his efforts to reform police conduct and receive justice for his son’s killing. Bell details the tragic events that led to his son’s shooting in 2004 and the subsequent cover up and political masquerade. Ultimately the Bell family was awarded with a record civil rights settlement—which they used to fund their mission to change the law. In April 2014, thanks to Bell’s efforts and on the back of immense public pressure, the state of Wisconsin passed a law forbidding any police department from investigating itself in police shootings.

Michael Bell is a retired U.S. air force lieutenant colonel. His website is MichaelBell.info where you can watch his documentary “Forensically Impossible” and sign his petition to re-open the case into his son’s death.

Discussed on the show:

  • “His son was killed by police. He spent almost $65K to ask for an investigation.” (Miami Herald)
  • “‘Forensically Impossible: Anatomy of a Police Cover-Up” (MichaelBell.info)
  • “Air Force Col. Buys 24 Billboards To Expose Cops Who Executed His Son” (The Free Thought Project)
  • “Wis. bill mandates rules for officer-involved deaths” (USA Today)
  • “Wisconsin police fatally shot 24 people in 2017, nearly three times more than Minnesota officers” (Post Crescent)
  • “Wisconsin Police beat and kill unarmed man is now being awarded WPPA merit award.” (The Lawrentian)
  • Shooting of John Crawford III
  • “The Insanity of Finding Fault vs. Fixing Cause,” by Michael Bell and William Scott (WilliamBScott.com)
  • “Michael M. Bell and William B. Scott: Tragedies provide solutions to officer-involved shooting crisis” (The Cap Times)
  • “Tamir Rice’s Basically Reasonable Murder,” by Scott Greenfield (Simple Justice)
  • Graham vs. Connor (1989)
  • “Scott Walker: I’m the only governor to sign law requiring investigations of deaths in police custody” (Politifact)
  • Rosemary Lehmberg
  • “Big Doses of Chemotherapy Drug Killed Patient, Hurt 2d” (The New York Times)
  • “Milwaukee officer fired after on-duty death for the first time in decades” (WKOW)

This episode of the Scott Horton Show is sponsored by: Zen CashThe War State, by Mike Swanson; WallStreetWindow.comRoberts and Roberts Brokerage Inc.LibertyStickers.comTheBumperSticker.com; and ExpandDesigns.com/Scott.

Check out Scott’s Patreon page.

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2/9/18 Brian Saady on NSA spying on Americans under 2017 FISA reauthorization

Author Brian Saady returns to the show to discuss his article “With the Shutdown Over, the Government Can Go Back to Suppressing Your Rights.” Saady explains in laymen’s terms FISA 702, which allows the NSA to monitor any American in communication with foreign targets concerning any foreign intelligence. Saady then turns back the clock and recalls how the history of the national security state has led to the current mass surveillance programs.

Brian Saady is the author of the three-part series “Rackets.” Check out his website at BrianSaady.com and follow him on Twitter @briansaady.

Discussed on the show:

This episode of the Scott Horton Show is sponsored by: Zen CashThe War State, by Mike Swanson; WallStreetWindow.comRoberts and Roberts Brokerage Inc.LibertyStickers.comTheBumperSticker.com; and ExpandDesigns.com/Scott.

Check out Scott’s Patreon page.

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2/6/18 Eric Margolis on America’s permanent presence in Syria

Veteran journalist Eric Margolis returns to the show to discuss his latest article, “The Syrian Madhouse Gets Even Crazier.” Margolis explains why Rex Tillerson’s recent decision to maintain a long-term presence in eastern Syria has created an even bigger mess and how the Turkish-Kurdish conflict has come to a head. Scott then details the long history of U.S. support for and betrayal of the Kurds.

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.

Discussed on the show:

This episode of the Scott Horton Show is sponsored by: Zen CashThe War State, by Mike Swanson; WallStreetWindow.comRoberts and Roberts Brokerage Inc.LibertyStickers.comTheBumperSticker.com; and ExpandDesigns.com/Scott.

Check out Scott’s Patreon page.

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3/9/18 Tim Shorrock on Negotiating with North Korea

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