Below today's show notes - along with links to articles discussed (and video in some cases). The time on the left shows the approximate starting point for each item listed. Links to listen to the show are listed below. Thanks for being a valuable member of the Common Sense Community!
0:00 - Intro
0:37 - Welcome to Episode #27
0:48 - Second Republican Presidential Debate Tonight.
0:52 - The bigger news is that we are still a month away from the Democrats building up enough courage to put their candidates on stage for the world to see.
2:08 - First Democratic Presidential Debate is scheduled to take place October 13. Read more.
2:45 - Republican field for tonight's debate includes:
- Jeb Bush
- Ben Carson
- Chris Christie
- Ted Cruz
- Carly Fiorina
- Mike Huckabee
- John Kasich
- Rand Paul
- Marco Rubio
- Donald Trump
- Scott Walker
4:38 - The Second Debate (meaning the second-tier debate, which is actually hosted earlier in the evening) includes the following candidates:
- Jim Gilmore - not invited
- Lindsey Graham
- Bobby Jindal
- George Pataki
- Rick Perry - withdrawn from race
- Rick Santorum
5:12 - A lot has happened since the last debate, which was hosted on August 6, 2015.
5:40 - Donald Trump is now being attacked from several candidates.
6:32 - Will Donald Trump continue to pull away from field? Will Carson pull the race tighter? Will Carly make an impact? Will anyone make a move to the top tier?
7:45 - I'm interested to see what you think about tonight's debate. Who do you expect to be the biggest winner?
9:55 - It's going to be exciting. You never know what Trump is going to do, and there will be some who come gunning for him.
10:18 - But the biggest story is that the Democrats need one more month to prepare their cast of clowns for the debate stage.
12:02 - There is a fight for the soul of the Republican Party, and it's between Conservatives and the Establishment.
14:06 - CNN is hosting debate - and CNN is no friend of the Conservative or Republican Party. Read more about how CNN is preparing for the debate.
16:07 - Do you even know if you have CNN? What channel is it? I'm not sure the average person even knows if CNN is part of their cable package...
17:49 - CNN positions itself not so much as the American source for news, but rather the global source of news.
19:16 - Not many people watch CNN. See more on CNN's ratings.
19:45 - Donald Trump will drive traffic to the debate and, ergo, CNN.
20:01 - The Democrats have bad candidates with bad ideas and they do terrible under the limelight.
20:36 - The Republicans have a lot of good candidates that can perform well and have good ideas.
22:02 - CNN is hoping to spark a controversy between the candidates for ratings & to damage Republicans.
22:20 - In the first debate, I think Fox News was trying to prove to the other news networks that they were not "pro-Republican" but rather "Fair & Balanced."
23:40 - Visit our Facebook page to share your thoughts about tonight's debate or vote in our poll.
26:13 - Some stories I plan to discuss when we have more time:
- Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer "sees value in a global view of law" - read more.
- Political Correctness piece - read more.
- Are Western Values Losing Their Sway - read more.
28:06 - Debbie Wasserman-Schultz couldn't answer Chris Matthews' question about differentiating between Democrats & Socialists.
28:30 - Debbie Wasserman-Schultz couldn't differentiate between Socialists & Democrats because the lines have blurred & there really isn't a substantive difference today.
28:54 - "Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery." - Winston Churchill
29:32 - Great lessons in The Tragedy of the Commons. Read more.
31:48 - John Stossel talks a lot on his show about this sort of thing. Get more information about his show.
33:14 - Socialism does not create prosperity & opportunity, but rather equality in the outcome of suffering.
35:16 - Wrap-up
35:49 - Outro
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