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Victor Davis Hanson: Educating for a Self-Governing Republic

SRN PODCAST - Victor Davis Hanson is a well-known historian, commentator, and senior fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution. He’s spearheading a new project with Pajamas Media: It’s called the Freedom Academy. The academy is a series of online lectures about Western civilization, American history, and more, accompanied by a book discussion forum curated by well-known writers and thinkers. Hanson discusses the rot within U.S. education, need for an educated populace, and whether there's hope for America given our current crisis and decline.

Benjamin Domenech: Obamacare Doc Shock

HCN PODCAST - Benjamin Domenech talks about the doc shock incoming for those on Obamacare.

Terrence Moore: Common Core's Story Killers

SRN PODCAST - A new book discusses the academic and common-sense case against national curriculum and testing mandates by examining the curriculum this new initiative has engendered, in all its horrors. Dr. Terrence Moore is a professor of history at Hillsdale College, advisor to Hillsdale’s Barney Charter School Initiative, and author of the new book, The Story Killers: A Common Sense Case Against the Common Core. He joins the podcast to discuss his book, why teaching real literature is better prep for jobs and life than informational text, what he's learned from testifying before legislatures on Common Core, and more. Read Moore's columns on TownHall.com.

Mike LaFaive: Illinois Could Become Number One . . . In Cigarette Smuggling

BTN PODCAST - Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has proposed a 75-cent a pack cigarette tax hike, which would give Chicago the highest cigarette tax in the United States. Mike LaFaive of the Mackinac Center for Public Policy calls the mayor's proposal "prohibition by price" and says if the tax increase is enacted, there will be parallels between cigarette smuggling and liquor smuggling that occurred during the Prohibition era that gave rise to Chicago's most infamous gangster, Al Capone.

Dan Pilla: 10 Principles of Federal Tax Policy

BTN PODCAST - Dan Pilla, a taxpayer’s rights advocate who has defended countless tax payers against the IRS, discusses the national income tax: how he thinks it is immoral and unconstitutional. Pilla proposes a national retail sales tax, which he believes will be the best model for America as a whole.

Seton Motley: Technical Difficulties of Healthcare.gov

ITTN PODCAST - Jim Lakely and Matthew Glans discuss the disastrous rollout of Obamacare and some of the technical difficulties of Healthcare.gov
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