Category Archives: Program Archives

Vocal Point-John Tamny

Topic: Trump and the Economy

“Trump’s Federal Pay Freeze Will Mean a Raise for the Rest of Us,” so writes economist John Tamny in an article in RealClearMarkets.com. Tamny observes, “That the federal government costs $4 trillion per year means that Americans (and realistically, people around the world…think about it) in the private sector earn less. Government is a cost that limits savings and investment.” Tamny of FreedomWorks is also the author of a new book, The End of Work. John Tamny joins Jerry Newcombe on Vocal Point to discuss Trump and the economy and the size of the federal government. www.freedomworks.org

Share

Vocal Point-Jarrett Stepman

Topic: Forced Equality

Jarrett Stepman, opinion journalist for the Heritage Foundation, recently wrote an article at dailysignal.com, entitled, “Norway’s Boardroom Gender Quota Didn’t Work. California May Try It Anyway.” Jarrett Stepman is also the co-host of “The Right Side of History” podcast. Stepman notes: “From making war on straws to policing speech, California leads the nation in adopting half-baked ideas from Europe. The latest craze is a bill that would force publicly held companies to put women on their boards by 2019.” He reports how Norway tried this about a decade ago, and it didn’t work out as planned. Jarrett Stepman joins Jerry Newcombe on Vocal Point to talk about this. www.dailysignal.com

Share

Vocal Point-Bruce Chapman

Topic: The Origins Debate

Books can change your mind, if you read them with an open mind. Bruce Chapman, the Chairman of the Board of the Discovery Institute in Seattle, notes that there are examples of this in the realm of the issue of origins (evolution vs. intelligent design).  Discovery Institutes writes:

“A prominent Catholic intellectual writer and editor has just admitted he was wrong on evolution.” That takes a lot of courage in today’s politically correct culture. Chapman notes,

“Mostly, people look for books that confirm their existing views.” But then he adds, “When a scientist and a public intellectual actually read a book that changes their minds in today’s climate, that’s noteworthy.” Bruce Chapman joins Jerry Newcombe on Vocal Point to discuss this facet of the origins debate. www.discovery.org

 

Share

Vocal Point-Sidney Powell

Topic: Sexual Assault

“It’s Time for a National Conversation on Sexual Assault” is the title of a recent article by federal prosecutor Sidney Powell. She is also the author of the best-selling book, Licensed to Lie: Exposing Corruption in the Department of Justice. Commenting on the recent hearings in the Senate of Christine Blasey Ford vs. Brett Kavanaugh and the uncorroborated allegations of sexual assault, Powell notes, “If any good emerges from the horrific spectacle in the Senate on Thursday [September 27, 2018], it may be that more women are contacting hotlines and the nation is discussing the issue of sexual assault. Let’s move from making credibility choices to the complex problem itself.” Sidney Powell joins Jerry Newcombe on Vocal Point to discuss this problem, including Hollywood’s share of the blame. www.sidneypowell.com

Share