The John Batchelor Show

Guest host: Francis Rose, Federal News Radio. General Charles WaldUSAF (ret). Jim McTague, Barron’s.  Gordon Chang, General David Barno, USA (ret), Center for a New American Security.

Direct download: JBS_2014_09_12AA.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:01am EDT

co-host Malcolm Hoenlein, Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations. Uzi Landau, MK, state of Israel.  Andrew Tabler, Washington Institute. Gregory Meeks, Member of US Congress.

Direct download: JBS_2014_09_11BBB.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:10pm EDT

Mary Kissel, WSJ. Rich Lowry, NRO. Ed HAyes, attorney. Conrad Black, NRO. Gene Countrymen, KNSS.

Direct download: JBS_2014_09_11AA.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:07pm EDT

Gordon Chang, Kori Schake, Hoover. Paul Gregory, Hoover. Victor Davis Hanson, Hoover. Andrew Collier, Orient Capital Research Hong Kong. 

Direct download: JBS_2014_09_10BB.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:48pm EDT

President Obama. John Batchelor. Monica Crowley, Fox, & Washington Times. Bill Whalen, Hoover Institution. Markos Kounalakis, Sacramento Bee. 

Direct download: JBS_2014_09_10AA.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:47pm EDT

Stephen F. Cohen, NYU, Princeton University.

 Stephen F. Cohen, in re:  . . .  about 6,000 people killed, most innocent civilians, and a million refugees. Can Ukraine be kept together? It’s divided families.  Further, can NATO hold together?  Ukraine is thought to  be able to hold together with a federal constitution but not only would Eastern Ukraine have its rights respected; so would the west which leans toward Europe.  Will have to have own local elected representatives. Very difficult tax revenues policy currently.  What can the federal govt do: make foreign policy?   Take the country into NATA?  Have to rule that Ukraine will always be a militarily nonaligned country, like Finland and others. Could create a suitable constitution in an hour – who can impose it?    Does Putin see Proshenko as an agent for this decentralized country? He probably sees that he won't find a better partner in Ukraine than Poroshenko . . . whose strength right now comes from his support in Europe and Washington. 

Direct download: JBS_2014_09_09BB.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:55pm EDT

Larry Kudlow, CNBC. Bill Whalen, Hoover. David Drucker, Washington Examiner. Lanhee Chen, Hoover.


The Top-Ten, Bottom-Ten in the Senate
by Bill Whalen

A Day At The Races


The Republican Obamacare Battle Plan for 2015

Direct download: JBS_2014_09_09AA.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:54pm EDT

Thaddeus McCotter, WJR.   John Fund, National Review Online; David M Drucker, Washington Examiner.  Arif Rafiq, Middle East Institute &  PakistanRisk & Politico: Jack Goldsmith, Lawfare & Hoover. 


A Politically Palatable Authorization to Use Force Against IS 

by Jack Goldsmithvia Lawfare


Direct download: JBS_2014_09_08BB.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:00pm EDT

Thaddeus McCotter, WJR.  Thomas Joscelyn, Long War Journal senior editor.  Bill Roggio, Long War Journal & FDD. Claudia Rosett, FDD. Gordon Chang,    


US airstrikes target Islamic State at the Haditha Dam

September 7, 2014


The US air campaign against the Islamic State has expanded into Anbar province.



National Review Online



The U.N.: Clueless or Complicit in Gaza?

Problems abound with the U.N. agency responsible for helping Palestinians.

By Claudia Rosett

Direct download: JBS_2014_09_08AA.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:54pm EDT

Heir to the Empire City: New York and the Making of Theodore Roosevelt by Edward P. Kohn

New York Times Book Review

“Kohn shows us the ways Roosevelt both shaped and was shaped by the city.... He was not a cowboy after all, but an adroit politician who ‘carefully calculated what was practicable,’ and Kohn persuades us that New York was Roosevelt’s prep school for the presidency.”

Direct download: JBS_2014_09_05DDD.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:24pm EDT