Fortuño Who?: When Puerto Rican Governor Luis Fortuño issued his endorsement to Mitt Romney, it also increased speculation of Fortuño becoming a prospective VP candidate in the 2012 Republican Presidential Race. On this edition of Solid Principles we present an unabridged with Fortuno from 2010, on the topic of Puerto Rico Statehood, and Hispanic Republicanism.
The Perry Factor: On this edition we feature an interview with Anthony Martin, the Conservative reporter at Examiner.com discussing Project Gun-Runner, and Texan Governor Rick Perry's entry into the 2012 Republican Presidential Race.
South California: Interview with Riverside County Board Supervisor Jeff Stone speaking on his initiative involving 13 Californian counties seceding to form the new proposed 51st state of the United States, South California.
The Pamela Geller Interview: Pamela Geller of AtlasShrugs.com is a prolific writer of social critique, political science, and documentarian of Western Islamification In taking on this role, it has transformed Geller into the target of concerted smear campaigns, from the likes of Media Matters, CAIR, and the Southern Poverty Law Center. On this edition, Pamela Geller speaks with Solid Principles on the topics of the Post-American Society, Islamification, and the Presidency of Barack Obama.
The Kangaroo Carbon Diet: In 2009, The 'Waxman-Markey Climate Change Bill' also known as 'Cap & Trade' passed the house, where it slowly died upon reaching the Senate. Now in 2011 the Australian Labor Government under the Prime Ministership of Julia Gillard, are on the verge of adopting their own Carbon Tax. Solid Principles called upon Australian Broadcaster Tom Elliott from Radio 3AW to provide the breakdown on the proposal.
When allegations surfaced involving News Corporation's UK paper 'News of the World' hacking into emails and cell phone messages, it gave solace to the American critics of News Corp. However does this mean the end of News Corp as we know it? Solid Principles spoke with Accuracy in Media Editor and Senior Analyst Roger Aronoff on the current Public Relations disaster impacting News Corporation's American operations.
Please Allow Me To Re-Introduce Myself...:In the world of radio media, it's not unusual for a person to use a 'radio name', or use a 'Nom De Plume'. So what happens to a person with multiple 'Nom De Plumes' that collide into each other? Craig Edwards of Solid Principles recounts that outcome with KNZR Radio presenter Jaz McKay.
It's Not Easy Being Green: During the 2011 SOTU address, President Obama cited 'Clean Energy' as one of the sectors that would lead toward a revitalized economy. However, the prospect of America adopting 'Clean Energy' aspirations might not be the wisest decision
On this edition of Solid Principles, we speak to Daniel R. Simmons, Director of State Affairs at the Institute for Energy Research in Washington D.C. on the current state of 'Clean Energy'.
Citizen McGlowan: Political Author and Fox News Contributor Angela McGlowan is one of three Republican Candidates in the 1st Congressional District of Mississippi. During this interview, McGlowan speaks for the first time about receiving death threats, being urged by the Republican machine to withdraw her candidacy, as well as being the target of political dirty tricks. McGlowan also discusses her candidacy, the upcoming GOP Primary, and the political environment heading into the 2010 Mid-Terms.
The Presidential Tapes: Between FDR and Nixon, the White House secretly recorded meetings, telephone conversations, and press conferences unbeknown to the participants involved. The bulk of these recordings are housed at the Presidential Recordings Program or on-line at whitehousetapes.net. On this edition, Solid Principles speaks with Professor David Coleman, Chair of the Presidential Recordings Program at the Miller Center of Public Affairs (University of Virginia) about the archive.
Yoopers Strike Back: When 'Blue Dog' Democrat Bart Stupak became the pivotal vote for Obamacare, it set into motion considerable opposition within his home district. Overnight, his Republican opponent and newcomer Dan Benishek received overwhelming support thrusting his congressional challenge into the national news cycle. As part of our 2010 contenders series on Solid Principles, we feature an interview with Dan Benishek on his candidacy for the 1st Congressional District of Michigan.
Solid Principles Episode 28: With the resignation of U.S Senator Kit Bond for the state of Missouri, his seat now becomes an open race this November. Current candidates include Missouri Secretary of State Robin Carnahan for the Democrats, and Republican Congressman Roy Blunt currently representing Missouri's 7th congressional district. As part of our 2010 contenders series on Solid Principles, we feature an interview with the Congressman Roy Blunt on his attempt cross over into the US Senate.
The Maverick Stops Here: Former Arizona Congressman and Talk Radio host, J.D Hayworth, has taken on the role of challenging John McCain for the Republican Party nomination for the Arizona U.S Senate seat held by McCain. As Hayworth closes the gap against McCain, the incumbent 'Maverick' has responded by spending over a million dollars in radio spots targeting Hayworth. As part of the 2010 Contenders Series, Solid Principles spoke to J.D Hayworth on his challenge seeking the U.S Senate seat.
As part of the 2010 Contenders Series, Solid Principles spoke to Republican Congressional Ed Martin on his challenge with Rep. Russ Carnahan for the 3rd Congressional District of Missouri, and matters relating to the 2010 Mid-Terms.
Mulvaney vs. The Blue Lap Dog: How did South Carolina's 'Blue Dog' Democrat John Spratt, suddenly turn into Nancy Pelosi's lap dog? Now this long term serving Congressman, faces the race of his life from the conservative Republican State Senator, Mick Mulvaney this November. As part of the 2010 Contenders Series, Solid Principles spoke to Mulvaney on his pursuit for representing the 5th Congressional District of South Carolina.
Melting Waxman: Ari David is indeed a rare breed. A Hollywood conservative taking upon himself the difficult task of challenging Henry Waxman this November. As members of 'Generation X' are now entering the political arena, Ari David is proving the children of the 'Baby Boomers' are now yawning defiantly at the tired Liberal dogma coming from Washington D.C. Could this unthinkable mix of decades old cynicism, and a steady diet of pop culture possibly change Washington and in turn America?
The Jackie Mason Interview: There is not much more you can say about Jackie Mason, that hasn’t already been said before. What continues to shine through, is Jackie’s sheer bravery. While others are gaged by political correctness, Mason continually speaks with courage what is accurately on everyone’s heart and mind. Solid Principles was privileged to have a short audience, with the man himself.
IF YOU ARE GOING TO ‘TAKE BACK’ SAN FRANCISCO, BE SURE TO VOTE OUT PELOSI: One of the more overlooked congressional races in the 2010 Mid-Terms is the 8th Congressional District of California, the home of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. On this edition, Solid Principles speaks with Republican entrepreneur John Dennis the man challenging Speaker Pelosi.
Government Motors Redux: During it’s first year in office, the Obama Administration repeatedly used the subject of TARP to stir up public anger towards the financial sector. Other recipients also receiving TARP funds included General Motors & Chrysler, both of which escaped the long running campaign of TARP resentment. On this edition, Solid Principles revisits the saga of Government Motors. We track the status of these ‘bailed out automakers’ with Karl Brauer, Editor In Chief at Edmunds.com.
The Colleen O’Connor Interview OR A funny thing happened on the way to the Senate in Massachusetts: A rare interview with San Diego News Network political columnist and professor Colleen O’Connor on the subject of Obama, The Massachusetts Special Senate Election and The California Gubernatorial Race.
History K.O Politics: An extensive interview with Bruce Carlson of ‘My History Can Beat Up Your Politics’ podcast. Speaking about historical inaccuracies in politics, grassroots movements, and the impact of policies during the FDR, Hoover, Carter, & LBJ Administrations. As well as the road ahead for the Obama Administration.
The Blunder Years / The Maine Event #3: On this extended edition, John Cronin discusses the first year of Obama in the White House. Plus interviews with Alex Hammer & Sammie Bailey independent candidates in the Maine 2010 Gubernatorial Race.
The Maine Event #2: As part of our 2010 Contenders Series on Solid Principles, we head back to the state of Maine and speak with 2010 Gubernatorial Waterville Mayor Paul LePage. We speak to Paul about his conservatism and his decision to throw his hat into the Maine 2010 Gubernatorial Race.
The Maine Event: With Democratic Governor John Baldacci term limited out of office, the 2010 Gubernatorial race is an open field. As part of our 2010 Contenders Series on Solid Principles, we speak to Maine Republican State Senator Peter Mills about his candidacy for Governor.
Reid Between The Lines: As Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid pushes the Obama Administration agenda through the Senate, his approval rating back in Nevada tumbles. The shift towards the Republican Party may see Sen. Reid struggle to hold onto his Senate seat in 2010. One of the many GOP Senate hopefuls is Nevada Attorney and Real Estate Developer Danny Tarkanian. As part of our 2010 Contenders Series on Solid Principles, we speak with Tarkanian about his challenge to Sen. Harry Reid’s seat in 2010.
Afro Conservative: Since LBJ’s ‘Great Society’, the Democratic Party has held a virtual monopoly over the Black Community. The left have also ridiculed those Black Americans that strayed, or adopted Conservative views politically. Slowly, a few in the Black Community have spoken out over this ‘marriage of convenience’ by making their Conservative views known. On this edition of Solid Principles, we present an interview with Vanessa of prominent Black Conservative website ‘Afro Conservative’.
The Bennett Factor: Utah is shaping up to be one of the more interesting battles in The 2010 Midterm Elections. Current Republican Senate incumbent Sen. Bob Bennett, now faces a number of fellow Republican challengers including Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff. On this edition, Solid Principles speaks to Shurtleff extensively about his campaign for Senate.
Going The Distance? While Candidate Obama presented himself as a Centrist, President Obama's far left agenda alienated the American public at large. As the public protests over Health Reform elevated, has this forced Obama to distance himself from his opening months and back towards the center? On this edition, Solid Principles senior contributor John Cronin tracks Obama's movements and how his foreign policy may interrupt it.
The Slow Road to Cybersecurity: A comprehensive audio documentary addressing the difficult path America has taken toward Cybersecurity. Featuring interviews with Rep. Langevin of Rhode Island, Dr. James Lewis of the Center for Strategic and International Studies, Gregory Garcia former Department Of Homeland Security Assistant Secretary for Cybersecurity, Kevin G. Coleman of the Technolytics Institute and Jay Stanley of the ACLU National Tech and Liberty Project in Washington D.C.
The Obamacare Debate: John Cronin & Craig Edwards look at the Health Care Reform Debate. As Obama pushes to pass comprehensive reform, it has ignited the fury of the public. AstroTurf insults, White House ‘Fishiness’ and Grassroots activists all clash
CA$H FOR CLUNKER$: Interview with a Ford Car Dealer in California to see the impact ‘Cash for Clunkers’ has made on their Dealership. We also feature an interview with Diane A. Lenning, candidate for California State Superintendent of Public Instruction.
The Obama Cheer Squad: 'The Press', once viewed as the 4th estate, the watchdog of government. That all changed during the 2008 election campaign when they became the cheer squad for Obama. With their creditability now tarnished, are the press starting to see through the promised transparency? We also compared the 'Obama Kid-Gloves' treatment with how the Press previous dealt with administrations. Solid Principles co-founder crunches the numbers. We also speak to the President of the California Republican Assembly Ken Mettler about the proposed Harvey Milk Day for California.
Raging Elephants: Interview with the Founder/Chairman of RagingElephants.org Claver T. Kamau-Imani about their billboard in Houston TX proclaiming MLK as Republican and the sub-sequential controversy it generated.
Inaugural: John Cronin analyzes President Obama's Cairo University speech titled 'A New Beginning' and Craig Edwards speaks to Tom Blumer & Thomas Naylor about The Obama Administration meddling with Big Business.
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