Five Minutes Five Issues: Marijuana President, Attacking Assange, War Costs, School Shootings, Empire of Lies

A new episode of Five Minutes Five Issues is out. You can listen to it, and read a transcript, below. You can also find previous episodes of the show at StitcheriTunesYouTube, and SoundCloud.

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David Stockman Challenges Economy-Harming, Unnecessary US Military Spending

Watch out for a recession and more trouble for American stocks ahead, warned investing, economy, and politics writer David Stockman in a Monday interview at Fox Business. Hearing Stockman’s informative analysis about that alone should be reason enough for people concerned about the economic outlook in America or their investments to watch the interview. But, Stockman also provides in the interview compelling analysis of the role United States military spending will play in causing coming economic problems in America while failing to make Americans any safer.

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Five Minutes Five Issues: War on Kratom, Biden’s Advice, NRA and Marijuana, Testing for Fentanyl, US Spending

A new episode of Five Minutes Five Issues posted on Saturday. You can listen to it, and read a transcript, below. You can also find previous episodes of the show at StitcheriTunesYouTube, and SoundCloud.

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Andrew Napolitano Calls Out FISA Court Charade

There is plenty of reason to think that regular United States courts too readily allow surveilling people and searching their homes and property. But, in the US court authorized by the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA), there is not even a pretense of observing Fourth Amendment restraints. The result is what many Americans who demanded a Bill of Rights be adopted in the early days of the United States sought to prevent from arising in America — routine, sweeping judicial decrees for invading people’s privacy based on little or no credible reason to suspect the people committed criminal acts.

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Lawrence Wilkerson: Trump’s Iran War Push is a Replay of Bush’s Iraq War Push

The Trump administration “is using much the same playbook to create a false choice that war is the only way to address the challenges presented by Iran” as the George W. Bush administration used to gain support for the Iraq War. College of William & Mary Professor Lawrence Wilkerson presents this argument, along with abundant supporting evidence, in a Monday New York Times editorial.

Wilkerson should know. In the lead-up to the Iraq War, Wilkerson was chief of staff for United States Secretary of State Colin Powell, whose United Nations presentation regarding Iraq Wilkerson, at the beginning of the editorial, credits with boosting support among Americans for a war against Iraq.

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Five Minutes Five Issues: Sanctions Suffering, Marijuana Record, Facial Recognition, Venezuela, Declassified Memo

A new episode of Five Minutes Five Issues posted on Saturday. You can listen to it, and read a transcript, below. You can also find previous episodes of the show at StitcheriTunesYouTube, and SoundCloud.

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Dennis Kucinich Hit with Spurious Criticism over Fox News Connection

A recent poll places Dennis Kucinich, who announced his run for Ohio governor on January 17, in second place among five Democratic primary contenders. When you are doing well in an election, like appears to be the case with Kucinich, you can expect attacks, including attacks based on deception, to start coming at you.

Ed Kilgore, in a Monday New York Magazine article, criticized Kucinich’s work as a Fox News contributor between Kucinich leaving the United States House of Representatives in 2013 and announcing his governor candidacy this month. Kilgore asserts Kucinich’s work with Fox News involved “steady criticism of the Obama administration’s hostility to Bashar al-Assad’s Syrian regime” and “turned more sinister as Donald Trump began his climb toward the presidency, with the former lefty gadfly often expressing agreement with the mogul’s anti-globalist rhetoric.” Further, Kilgore writes, Kucinich agreed in a Fox News interview in May that President Trump was then under attack from the deep state in the intelligence community.

Here are the facts. Kucinich has long been a supporter of nonintervention overseas. That includes in Syria. Over his 16 years in the House as a Democratic representative from Ohio, Kucinich opposed US “regime change” efforts and wars no matter the political party affiliations of the president and congressional leadership pushing such. Kucinich has also long been an opponent of so-called globalist policies in the form of huge international trade deals.

Kucinich, who served in Congress as a Democrat and is now running for Ohio governor in that party’s primary, has not been a party-line guy who follows leadership orders and blindly joins in whatever attacks are being hurled at people in the opposing political party. If, in his judgement, he sees a Republican is being unfairly attacked, do not be surprised to see Kucinich defend the Republican or at least refrain from joining in the attack.

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Five Minutes Five Issues: Mexico Marijuana, Sanctuary Cities, Marijuana Harm, Diplomacy Option, NSA Honesty

A new episode of Five Minutes Five Issues posted on Saturday. You can listen to it, and read a transcript, below. You can also find previous episodes of the show at StitcheriTunesYouTube, and SoundCloud.

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Andrew Napolitano Doubles Down on Advice that President Trump Refuse to Talk with Russiagate Investigators

Two weeks ago, Fox News Senior Judicial Analyst Andrew Napolitano emphatically argued that President Donald Trump should refuse to talk with Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) agents as part of the so-called Russiagate investigation. Napolitano, a former New Jersey state judge, explained then that “no serious criminal defense lawyer” would support entering into such communication with people trying to prosecute a client and that the investigators in this instance should be expected to be seeking to trap Trump as they have other people interviewed before in the investigation.

Interviewed Thursday at Fox News’ Fox and Friends, Napolitano doubled down on his earlier analysis and, in answering queries from the show’s hosts, shot down several reasons people may offer to support the conclusion Trump would be acting wisely to follow through on Trump’s recent comment that he is looking forward to talking with Special Counsel Robert Mueller who is running the investigation.

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Lew Rockwell Discusses the Alternative Media Challenge to Pro-Government Propaganda

As the editor and publisher of the popular libertarian website lewrockwell.com, Lew Rockwell has long been in the forefront of alternative media in America. Interviewed Monday by host Tom Woods at the Tom Woods Show, Rockwell discussed the importance of alternative media efforts to challenge the United States government and its media supporters.

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