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VIDEO: Happy Birthday, National Parks

VIDEO: Scarborough Shoal

On April 28, 2016
Wednesday   27 April 2016 / Hour 1, Block B:  Harry Kazianis, senior fellow for Defense Policy at the Center for the National Interest, in re: PLA militarizes the Spratly Islands, the Paracels, and now moves Eastward to Scarborough Shoal: within easy striking distance of Manila; breaks through the First Island Chain. These are Filipino waters, it’s within their economic zone, no disagreement on that.  Australian intell thought that China might dynamite the shoal and rebuild it for military benefit - it’s also near US operations.

VIDEO: Acela Primary

On April 27, 2016
Tuesday  26 April 2016   / Hour 1, Block C: James Taranto, Wall Street Journal editorial board & Best of the Web; in re:  Sanders has Rhode Island, strength is in New England; the whole Northeast is Trump’s – 50s and 60s.  A good night for Trump and Clinton. Does Mrs Clinton want Sanders to stay in? I think not. LK: Trump is in the 60s – in all cases he handily beat his own polling expectations.

VIDEO: GOP 'Cool'

On April 25, 2016
Tuesday    2016   / Hour 1, Block B:  Steve Moore, in re: Committee to Unleash Prosperity dinner last night: T Boone Pickens spoke.  US is ‘way ahead of the rest of the world in energy potential; need to release energy business from excessive restrictions. In five years we could be an energy-independent country for the first time in half a century, Dems want windmills and solar power – good for small patches of the country, but we  have so much natgas and oil; Mrs Clinton ahs sworn to kill gas, oil and coal, incl fracking.

VIDEO: al-Nusra Propaganda

On April 15, 2016
Thursday  14 April 2016 / Hour 2, Block A:   Mike Singh, Washington Institute, in re:  Syria. Se JPost video of a drone said to have created an explosion within Syria, and vid of Iranian soldiers’ retreating PDQ. Attributed to al Nusrah? Also Iraqi Sh’ia militia; Iranians work by proxy. The so-called Artesh [regular ground] forces.   . . .  Main Russian contribution in Syria; air power.  . . .

VIDEO: 'Dead Panda Bounce'

On April 14, 2016
Wednesday   13 April 2016 / Hour 1, Block A: Fraser Howie, Red Capitalism: The Fragile Financial Foundation of China's Extraordinary Rise, in re:  Anbang offers to buy Starwood Hotels, then walks away — in mysterious circumstances. Casts a shadow on every Chinese investor. Need to double-double check and ask too many questions. The dead-cat bounce: yesterday’s numbers weren’t as ghastly as expected, but the govt refuses to tackle the underlying issues.

VIDEO: I, Spy

On April 13, 2016
Monday 11 April 2016 / Hour 1, Block D: Gordon Chang, Daily Beast; Thaddeus McCotter, WJR; John Bolton, AEI; in re: We can step up pressure on North Korea by abrogating the Iran deal. What a new president needs to to do: because both Iran and DPRK progress in their decades-long goal of making nuclear warheads that can be delivered to the US, for example.  This would confront China “We don’t want DPRK to have nukes,” say the Chinese, then they do naught.  They and they alone have the capacity to keep the Kim family dictatorship in power.