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Thursday, April 11, 2019

Buddy Matthews is the guest host of today’s show. Buddy will talk about what’s trending in the news today and about some of the top stories from the nations capital this week. His guests today are Konni Burton, Oren Cass, and Noah Rothman. Konni will share about changing politics in Texas. Oren has a new book, “The Once and Future Worker.” And, Noah will talk about his latest book, “Unjust.

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Thursday, April 11, 2019

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Dr. Merrill Matthews
Resident Scholar - Institute for Policy Innovation

Merrill Matthews, Ph.D., is a resident scholar with the Institute for Policy Innovation, a research-based, public policy “think tank.” He is a health policy expert and weekly contributor at He also serves as Vice Chairman of the Texas Advisory Committee of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. Dr. Matthews is a past president of the Health Economics Roundtable for…

Konni Burton Show Page
Konni Burton
Activist | Conservative | Speaker - Former Texas Senator, District 10
As a life long Republican, Konni Burton’s strong belief in limited
government caused her to become increasingly concerned over the
expansion, in both size and scope of the federal government. This
concern jump started her grassroots activism for conservative
candidates at all levels of government. Konni got involved in local
grassroots groups and campaigns, block walked, organized events, and
donated money to advance candidates that espoused her shared belief
in limited government, personal liberty and free market economics.
Konni served as one of Ted Cruz’s top organizers in DFW during his
historic 2012 campaign for U.S. Senate.

An activist at heart, Konni’s passion for limited government, individual
liberties and free market principles, means a lifelong engagement in the
fight to protect these values
Oren Cass Show Page
Oren Cass
Senior Fellow - Manhattan Institute for Policy Research
Oren Cass is a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research who has earned degrees from Williams College and Harvard Law School. He worked previously as the domestic policy director for Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign, a management consultant at Bain & Company, and an editor of the Harvard Law Review. His writing has appeared in the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal, Foreign Affairs and National Affairs, and he regularly testifies before Congress. In 2015, Politico listed him as one of the 50 “thinkers, doers and visionaries transforming American politics.”
The Once and Future Worker
The American worker is in crisis. Wages have stagnated for more than a generation. Reliance on welfare programs has surged. Life expectancy is falling as substance abuse and obesity rates climb.

Which is more important, pristine air quality, or well-paying jobs that support families? Unfettered access to the cheapest labor in the world, or renewed investment in the employment of Americans? Smoothing the path through college for the best students, or ensuring that every student acquires the skills to succeed in the modern economy? Cutting taxes, expanding the safety net, or adding money to low-wage paychecks?

The renewal of work in America demands new answers to these questions. If we reinforce their vital role, workers supporting strong families and communities can provide the foundation for a thriving, self-sufficient society that offers opportunity to all.
Noah Rothman Show Page
Noah Rothman
Writer | Editor | Radio Producer | Author - Associate Editor of Commentary Magazine
Noah Rothman is the associate editor of Commentary Magazine, a journal of scholarly opinion and analysis that has been in continuous publication since 1945.

The award-winning Washington Post reporter Wesley Lowry called Mr. Rothman, “One of the most intellectually serious writers on the right on the issues of race.” “In the swirling chaos of media and politics, Noah Rothman's writings are a conservative, moral anchor,” wrote U.S. Chamber of Commerce Senior Editor Sean Hackbarth. Mr. Rothman has “the remarkable ability to find the under-covered yet undeniably true and important angles on stories. And then write them well,” assessed radio host and Hillsdale College lecturer Scot Bertram. “I recommend Noah Rothman to liberals who want to pretend to read ‘all sides,’” said Boston Magazine columnist David Bernstein.

Mr. Rothman graduated from Drew University with a degree in Russian Studies and political science. Following a brief career as a news-talk radio producer, he attended a graduate program at Seton Hall University. There, he received a master’s degree in diplomacy and international relations with a focus on security policy in the former Soviet space.

Mr. Rothman’s first book, Unjust: Social Justice and the Unmaking of America via Regnery Publishing is scheduled for release in the first quarter of 2019.
Unjust: Social Justice and the Unmaking of America
There are just two problems with “social justice”: it’s not social and it’s not just. Rather, it is a toxic ideology that encourages division, anger, and vengeance. In this penetrating work, Commentary editor and MSNBC contributor Noah Rothman uncovers the real motives behind the social justice movement and explains why, despite its occasionally ludicrous public face, it is a threat to be taken seriously.

In a society governed by “social justice,” the most coveted status is victimhood, which people will go to absurd lengths to attain. But the real victims in such a regime are blind justice—the standard of impartiality that we once took for granted—and free speech. These hallmarks of American liberty, already gravely compromised in universities, corporations, and the media, are under attack in our legal and political systems.
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