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Controversial Conversations

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We have been told it is impolite to talk religion and politics at the dinner table. But those topics and more controversial ones are what we must be talking with each other about. Or we will no longer be the UNITED States of America.


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Recent Episodes

A Nation of Pain: Kavanaugh and #metoo
During the Senate hearings Senator Chris Coons used a phrase that I think is correct. After having received numerous messages from female friends who said that they too had been sexually abused, he said it is clear that we are in a "nation of pain." We are. And like any kind of pain, we should ask what causes it. Rather than blame individual actors or patriarchal structures, I claim there are other cultural causes. The only way forward is to understand the true causes of our national pain.
Is San Antonio Truly A Good Place to Live?
Today my guest is Faris Virani, the President of The San Antonio Young Professionals: As you may know, I've decided to sell my stuff and go around talking to people about controversial topics. One reason for leaving is the opportunity to be more flexible and stretch my abilities as a writer and media producer. But another reason I'm leaving is I just don't like San Antonio. Faris gives a good defense of San Antonio. And I admit it's a big city with a lot to offer, just not for me. We discuss: Dating in San Antonio Meeting People here Starting a business Growing a business Family life and more In the end we came to some understanding of what is the culture of San Antonio as opposed to other places in America. And, I hope it helps you decide if it is a place for you... or, like me, not.
Michelle Malkin's New Old Colossus
On a recent Prager University video Michelle Malkin discusses her views on immigration, and she quotes a part of the poem at the base of the statue of liberty. What she doesn't say is the full context for that poem and why it is the defining symbol of American Liberty at home and abroad. Should America adopt the viewpoint of Michelle Malkin? In this controversial conversations episode, I will go step by step through Michelle's video and then explain the real meaning behind The New Colossus poem by Emma Lazarus and how it has shaped our culture past, present and hopefully future.
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Aug 21st, 2018
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Sep 28th, 2018
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