Talking about the "things that matter most" on Jan. 29
4:00 – A Kresta Political Principle – “The Impossibility of Supporting the Contrary”
“We need to export more of our goods. Because the more products we make and sell to other countries, the more jobs we support right here in America.” What person in his right mind could disagree with President Obama’s words? And that’s the problem with so much political speech. Statements which admit of no objection are a staple of political rhetoric. While they serve the purpose of establishing the speaker’s common sense and general appeal, they are meaningless as policy statements. What Al is going to hash out, with plenty of examples to back it up, is a handy little analytical tool to help you sort through the increasing amount of political verbiage that beckons, assaults or seduces us from cable newstalk programs, blogolas, the explosion of printed political tracts masquerading as books and celebrity quips posing as profound civic insight.
5:00 – Roeder Found Guilty of 1st Degree Murder - Abortion, Justification, Scott Roeder’s Testimony and the Media’s Agenda
Today Scott Roeder was found guilty of 1st degree murder for the killing of Dr. George Tiller. The judge ended up NOT allowing the jury to consider a lesser charge of manslaughter. Roeder WAS allowed to present a justification defense, but the jury took less than an hour to come back with a guilty verdict on first degree murder. We listen to the Roeder testimony, activist statements, and the reporting on the trial. Monica Miller is our guest.