08/20/12 – Lew Rockwell – The Scott Horton Show

Lew Rockwell, chairman of the Ludwig von Mises Institute, discusses the government "gang of thieves writ large;" why "monetary policy" is just a fancy term for counterfeiting; the DHS's new arsenal of hollow point rounds and bullet proof checkpoint booths; using laughter and ridicule to challenge unlawful authority; central banking and world wars; how government meddling increased costs in health care and education; and why Ron Paul's epic speaking tour on liberty won't end when he retires...

08/16/12 – Marcy Wheeler – The Scott Horton Show

Blogger Marcy Wheeler discusses Ecuador's decision to grant diplomatic asylum to Wikileaks' Julian Assange; consequent British threats to revoke embassy sovereignty and detain Assange by force; the broad assumption that US pressure is forcing the British overreaction; Sweden's previous cooperation with CIA torture rendition requests; and why this is probably all about extraditing Assange to the US, where he'll be put in Guantanamo or prosecuted under the Espionage Act.

08/16/12 – Gareth Porter – The Scott Horton Show

Journalist Gareth Porter discusses why Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu are bluffing when they threaten a unilateral attack on Iran; how the Bush administration's hawkish Iran policy advanced - rather than hindered - Iran's nuclear program; why Netanyahu doesn't have enough leverage to get President Obama to start a war; and why high-level US policymakers are almost always "bad people with terrible ideas."

08/16/12 – Tim Kelly – The Scott Horton Show

Tim Kelly of the Future of Freedom Foundation discusses his article "The MAD Myth;" why nuclear arsenals haven't diminished much since the Cold War's end; the Allied firebombing of German and Japanese cities in WWII; debunking the rationalization for nuking Japan; how dumb luck - not MAD detente - has saved us from all-out nuclear war; Curtis LeMay and other Strangelovian figures in US history; and why oil-producing countries threatening the petrodollar's dominance had better watch their backs.

08/15/12 – Dina Rasor – The Scott Horton Show

Dina Rasor, founder of the Project on Government Oversight, discusses why Congress keeps providing funds for M-1 tanks the Army doesn't want; how cheap IEDs made heavily armored vehicles a liability in Iraq and Afghanistan; and the M-1's flawed design and anachronistic purpose - fighting WWIII against Soviet tanks in Europe.  

08/15/12 – Deborah Robinet – The Scott Horton Show

Deborah Robinet discusses the P.A.U.L. Festival (People Awakening and Uniting for Liberty) to pay tribute to Ron Paul in Tampa, Florida on August 24-26; the guest speakers and bands scheduled to play; and the official Paul presidential campaign's strange tactics.

08/15/12 – Flynt Leverett – The Scott Horton Show

Former State Department, CIA and NSC official Flynt Leverett discusses US policy on Syria and Iran; why most Syrians don't support the radical Islamic rebellion; how US interference prevents a power sharing agreement and an end to violence; the Obama administration's ideological blinders; delusions of post-Cold War American hegemony in the Middle East; why secular liberal governments rarely come to power after regime changes; and Bibi Netanyahu's game of brinksmanship on war with Iran.

08/14/12 – Chase Madar – The Scott Horton Show

Chase Madar, author of The Passion of Bradley Manning, discusses Manning's defense lawyer David Coombs' motion to dismiss - based on Bradley's mistreatment in pretrial custody; the brave psychiatrists at the Quantico brig who protested Manning's treatment, even though they were pressured by a general; and why similar treatment of other prisoners is all too "cruel and usual" in the US prison system.

08/14/12 – Alfred McCoy – The Scott Horton Show

History professor Alfred McCoy discusses how the Bush and Obama administrations have created a torture regime with "impunity at home, rendition abroad;" Bush's policy change after the Iraq Abu Ghraib embarrassment, when Iraqis and Afghans took over torture duty and American soldiers kept their mouths shut about it; the pathology of impunity that's endemic among high government officials; the torture debate between FBI agent Ali Soufan and Dick Cheney/CIA; and how universal jurisdiction could...

08/14/12 – Marjorie Cohn – The Scott Horton Show

Law professor Marjorie Cohn discusses the legacy of Agent Orange on millions of Vietnamese civilians and American soldiers; the lawsuits and cleanup efforts still underway (or just beginning); and why you should pressure Congress to pass HR 2634 - The Victims of Agent Orange Relief Act of 2011.

08/14/12 – Daniel Larison – The Scott Horton Show

Daniel Larison of The American Conservative discusses Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan's terrible foreign policy views; the bipartisan consensus on worldwide interventionism and American exceptionalism; and the prospects for war and peace in a Romney administration.

07/30/12 – Eric Margolis – The Scott Horton Show

Eric Margolis discusses his article "Has the US Given Israel a Green Light to Attack Syria;" the cooperation between Western intelligence services, special forces, and Syria's rebels; and the many excuses for intervention, including humanitarian corridors, no-fly zones and seizing Syria's chemical weapons.

07/30/12 – Stephan Salisbury – The Scott Horton Show

Stephan Salisbury discusses the mainstream media's failure to cover police violence in America; the recent incident in Anaheim where police shot and killed an unarmed man, then fired on concerned residents with rubber bullets; and the post 9/11 militarization of police forces.

07/27/12 – Ryan Alford – The Scott Horton Show

Ryan Alford discusses Obama's unprecedented claim of authority to assassinate US citizens at his discretion; the Constitution's ban of bills of attainder; and how the US has abandoned the Magna Carta and 800 years of legal precedence that protects the people against tyranny.

07/27/12 – Philip Giraldi – The Scott Horton Show

Phil Giraldi discusses the messy coalition of countries and non-state actors promoting Syrian regime change; how al Qaeda has benefited from instability in Iraq and Syria; the rock-bottom quality of US politicians; and how Syria's President Assad is striking back against Turkey by enabling Kurdish regional autonomy.