Despite some human flaws, she was Pakistan’s best hope for democracy and the world’s best hope for peace.
Her assassination illustrates the dangerous idiocy of the Bush/Cheney decision to virtually abandon the fight against the Taliban in Afghanistan and Pakistan in order to pursue the “sweet oil” of Iraq.
Today’s show — the last of 2007 — we look back on the best and worst moments of The Inside Scoop, which has been radio broadcast for 4 1/2 years and televised for more than two. We also take you behind the scenes to thank the staff who do a tremendous job putting on the television show and to give you some insight as to how difficult it is to put on a live, call-in, internet-streamed, television/radio show.
Happy Holidays everyone. Mark now goes on two-week vacation. The next live Inside Scoop will be Sunday, January 6, when Mark and Republican Mike Lane will discuss and debate the result of the Iowa caucuses and the prospects for the New Hampshire Primary two days later.
If you find yourself craving The Inside Scoop during the Winter Break, check out the tremendous Broadcast Archive. There are almost 1000 shows there on everything from Abortion to Zimbabwe! (If some of the older links don’t work, just email me. Most all of them can be reinstated.)
Christmas is around the corner, and there are two subjects you are not supposed to talk about in polite company: religion and politics. I deal with politics every day. So why not go after religion?
My guest today, Darrell Bock, is a Research Professor of New Testament Studies at Dallas Theological Seminary. He is an editor for Christianity Today and past president of the Evangelical Thelogical Society. He is the author of Dethroning Jesus Concepts: Popular Culture’s Quest to Unseat the Biblical Christ.
I’ve always felt that I should be able to discuss any controversial topic. Some of you will be unhappy with my evangelical guest. Some of you will be unhappy with me for questioning and challenging the basic tenets of Christianity.
But hopefully many of you will hear a conversation of respectful disagreement, where all questions may be asked and none fear the consequences of the answers. Here’s your chance — whatever your beliefs — to explore the beliefs of others. I hope many of you call in.
Fundamentally, they believe in a Constitutional showdown with Bush, they’d lose.
Bush would rather have leave American soldiers without battle armor or food than bring them home. And Democrats know that Bush would be willing to allow large numbers of Americans to suffer rather than lose a political battle, just so he could get his way and blame the Democrats for the suffering. This is why, in the political game of chicken, Democrats roll over time and time again. They’re just not callous enough to allow innocent Americans to be harmed. And our political system, that allows nothing to be accomplished unless Congress and the President agree, unfortunately rewards whomever cares less about Americans……
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