Podcast Episode 328: Portland Hypocrites?

The mess in Portland has some progressives railing against unconstitutional federal boots on the ground, as it should. But where are these constitutionalists when “right wing” groups are rounded up by the federal government or when their favorite social programs take without remorse? I discuss Portland and federal power in this think locally, act locally episode of The Brion McClanahan Show.

Podcast Episode 327: A National Museum Makes a Mess

The National Museum of African American History and Culture stepped in it last week when they released a document explaining “whiteness” in America. It was critical race theory 101, and the worst part? American taxpayers funded it. I discuss the issue in this episode of The Brion McClanahan Show.

Podcast Episode 326: Masks and the State

Can a State mandate that you wear a mask? Can a State tell cities they can’t mandate that you wear a mask? The answer to both is simply yes. This is an interesting think locally, act locally issue. How far do we decentralize and what “police powers” do the States have? More importantly, what role do private business and individuals play in this process?

Podcast Episode 325: The Neocon Religion

Paul Gottfried has edited an excellent new collection of essays on American conservatism. Titled The Vanishing Tradition, the authors explore the destruction of a real American right over the past thirty years and what that means for modern American society. I discuss one of the best essays in the collection, Jack Kerwick’s smack down of the neoconservatives, in this episode of The Brion McClanahan Show.

Podcast Episode 324: Kanye and Jo

What do Kanye West and Jo Jorgensen have in common? Both are running for president as “third-party” candidates. That name shows how ingrained the two party system has become in America. A listener asked if I could discuss why voting “third-party” is not throwing away your vote. We should be thinking locally and acting locally, but because national politics are a part of our lives, …more

Podcast Episode 323: Redefining a “Karen”

We’ve all seen the term “Karen” used to describe a modern busybody. But is that the proper term to use? No. “Karens” are a byproduct of a particular type of American culture. I’ll give you a hint. It begins with Y and ends with E. I discuss in this episode of the Brion McClanahan Show.

Podcast Episode 322: Beck’s Restoration Flop

Glenn Beck wants to restore the American covenant, whatever that means. He spent over two hours on July 4 giving a fake American history lesson, complete with every nationalist and New England centered myth you could imagine. I watched it so you didn’t have to, and I talk about it in this Episode of The Brion McClanahan Show.

Podcast Episode 321: Rove vs. Trump

Karl Rove didn’t like a couple of recent Donald Trump Tweets. McClanahan, why is this news? Because Karl Rove is now “advising” Donald Trump. Herein lies the problem with Trump and explains why his “heroes” are acceptable to the establishment Republican Party. They gave him the list. And they don’t want anyone talking about the culture war. I “unpack” Karl Rove’s anti-Trump comments in this …more

Podcast Episode 320: Faithless Electors

Can States mandate how electors vote for the president? The Supreme Court just said yes, and I agree, but like Clarence Thomas, I disagree with the majority opinion. Why? I explain in this episode of The Brion McClanahan Show.

Podcast Episode 319: Trump’s Monumental Garden

Donald Trump has ordered that the United States government build a “National Garden to American Heroes” complete with new monuments to what he and other neoconservatives consider to be the greatest people in American history, like Christa McAuliffe. Nothing screams American hero like Christa McAuliffe. Not that her death was not a tragic reminder of the danger of space exploration, but Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, …more