“Jon Stewart recent appeared on TV with CNN’s Fareed Zakaria to insist that Donald Trump be charged with crimes because in the United States even the rich and powerful should face accountability. We either have the rule of law or we don’t, Stewart said, and apparently he believes we actually DO have the rule of law in America.
Jimmy and Americans’ Comedian Kurt Metzger discuss all the ways the rule of law does not prevail in the United States.”
“A third grader picked the first African American and Native American person to earn an international pilots license as her hero for a class project. But her teacher denied her choice. So the girl did just what her hero did – prove them wrong.”
What a rotten teacher…They have no business dictating who can, and cannot, be a hero!
“Briahna Joy Gray and Robby Soave give latest update on the deadly shooting at a Christian school in Nashville, Tenn.
Children from The Covenant School, a private Christian school in Nashville, Tenn., hold hands as they are taken to a reunification site at the Woodmont Baptist Church after a shooting at their school, on Monday, March, 27, 2023. (George Uribe via AP)”
“Maine State Senator Eric Brakey made a passionate anti-war speech that went viral stating he could not support propaganda regarding the war in Ukraine. He went further with introducing legislation that would bring back National Guards troops that are deployed overseas. Eric talks with Kim about why he made his speech and his anti-war views.
“Nigel Biggar CBE was Emeritus Regius Professor of Moral Theology at the University of Oxford and Distinguished Scholar in Residence at Pusey House, Oxford. He holds a BA in Modern History from Oxford and a PhD in Christian Theology & Ethics from the University of Chicago. His most recent book ‘Colonialism: A Moral Reckoning’ was initially accepted by Bloomsbury, who later changed their mind claiming “public feeling on the subject does not currently support the publication of the book”. The book was ultimately published by William Collins and has become a Sunday Times Bestseller.
01:40 The Case Nigel Makes in His New Book
04:53 What Are Empires & Why Do They Exist?
09:06 The Way History is Discussed Today
12:55 Slavery in the British Empire
18:52 The Transportation of Slaves
22:38 Should we Sympathise with Critics of the British Empire?
26:51 Society’s Warped View of History
33:59 Nigel’s Thoughts on Western Intervention
37:52 How Many of Nigel’s Ideas Come From Academia?
42:56 Sponsor Message: Locals
45:14 Why Legitimate Analysis of the British Empire Gets Cancelled
53:18 When Publishers Decide Certain Books are ‘Unacceptable’
1:02:41 What’s the One Thing We’re Not Talking About?”
“CS: Can we get into the science of weathering a little bit?
AG: There have been folk notions and laypeople have thought that health differences between populations — such as black versus white in the U.S. — were somehow related to differences in our DNA, that we were, in a sense, molecularly programmed to have this disease or that disease. But instead, social and environmental factors, can through what’s called DNA methylation, which occurs — I don’t know how technical you want to get — but that occurs when a group of molecules attach methyl groups to specific areas of a gene’s promoter region, and either prevent the reading of certain genes and sort of forms the gene’s product, and you have genetic expression of that gene. That’s a pretty powerful idea, and it sort of refutes the kind of more DNA-centric one, that you are destined by the literal DNA you have to have certain diseases or not.
But what I’ve seen over the years of my research and lifetime is that the stressors that impact people of color are chronic and repeated through their whole life course, and in fact may even be at their height in the young adult-through-middle-adult ages rather than in early life. And that increases a general health vulnerability — which is what weathering is.”