Episode 31: Former Israeli Ambassador Danny Ayalon On The Iran Nuke Deal & Israel

In the last podcast, we covered the broad strokes of President Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran as well as the ramifications of this deal for the Middle East and for U.S. diplomacy. In today’s podcast, we’ll focus on the one who has the most to lose in this deal - Israel. Today’s guest is Danny Ayalon. He’s the former Israeli Ambassador to the U.S. and served as the Deputy Foreign Minister under the current Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. He’ll discuss what the Iran deal means for Israel, how it may lead to some surprising alliances with Israel’s Arab neighbors, and we’ll discuss Prime Minister Netanyahu’s next move. Click here to subscribe and download this episode of KickAss Politics

Episode 30: The Iran Nuke Deal w/ Middle East Scholar Michael Rubin

In today's episode, we'll look at just what's in President Obama's nuclear agreement with Iran and what it means for U.S. prestige, Israel, and the Middle East. Will it set Iran on a path torward a nuclear bomb? Will it set off a nuclear arms race among other Middle East nations? Will it set a dangerous precedent in U.S. foreign policy. We'll discuss all of this with Michael Rubin. He's a former Pentagon official specializing in Iran and a Middle East scholar with the American Enterprise Insititute. He has written extensively on the subject of rogue regimes and Iran's nuclear ambitions, and he'll explain why this deal is not something to celebrate. Click here to subscribe and download

Episode 29: Bruce Carlson, Host of My History Can Beat Up Your Politics

In today's episode, I talk with Bruce Carlson, the host of the very popular podcast "My History Can Beat Up Your Politics." Bruce takes the politics of today and puts it into larger historical context for listeners. He says knowledge of the political history of America is key to putting political devleopments into perspective, controlling heated partisanship, and creating better and more informed voters. He'll share historical precedents for the 2016 election, give us a crash course in the "Lyndon Johnson treatment," discuss his favorite "what ifs" in American history, and give his two cents on the decision to knock Alexander Hamilton off the $10 bill. Click here to subscribe and down

Episode 28: I Declare War on the Confederacy (150 Years Too Late)

In the wake of the tragic shooting at a churchi in South Carolina, Governor Nikki Haley called on state legislators to vote to remove the Confederate flag from the grounds of the South Carolina state capitol, stirring up a whole hornets nest of controversy. Why is it that 150 years after Civil War, we're still debating this? In this episode, I'll take a look at the history of the Confederacy and the flag that represented it. I'll take on the revisionists who want you to think that the Civil War was all about "states rights" instead of slavery and their attempts to rebrand the Confederate flag as a symbol of heritage instead of hate. Click here to subscribe and listen to this episode on i

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