Friday 17 May 2013
Photo, above: Father Daniel Berrigan is arrested for civil disobedience outside the U.S. Mission to the U.N. in 2006. See: Hour 3, Block D, Jake Olzen of The Catholic Worker, concerning The Catonsville Nine's May 17, 1968, burning of draft files in Catonsville, Md., “. . . arguably the single most powerful antiwar act in American history,” Martin Sheen once recounted. While on trial in Baltimore in 1968, Father Berrigan noted that “from the beginning of our republic, good men [and women] had said no and acted outside the law when the conditions so demanded.”
JOHN BATCHELOR SHOW
Friday 17 May 2013 / Hour 1, Block A: Daniel Henninger, WSJ WONDERLAND, in re: America's Second Civil War The Gosnell verdict means that the abortion status quo must change.
Friday 17 May 2013 / Hour 1, Block B: Henry Miller, Hoover & Investor's Business Daily, in re: Regulation Is Also a Cause of Economy's Slow Snap Back from Recession
Friday 17 May 2013 / Hour 1, Block C: . Steve Malanga, City Journal, in re: Rise of the Republican Governors, City Journal ... www.city-journal [dot] org/2013/23_2_republican-governors.html A new liberal era? Not according to these ...
Friday 17 May 2013 / Hour 1, Block D: Jennifer Medina, in re: San Diego Mayor Building Economic Bridges to Tijuana Mayor Bob Filner hopes to encourage regional commerce by upgrading and speeding up inspections at the border.
Friday 17 May 2013 / Hour 2, Block A: . Jim McTague, Barron's Washington, in re: Higher-Ups Knew of IRS Case
An IRS watchdog said he informed Obama administration officials last June that a probe was under way over the agency's targeting of conservative groups. IRS Timeline: What We Know So Far Top Moments from Hearing | What IRS Work Is Like The Venting Is Bipartisan
Friday 17 May 2013 / Hour 2, Block C: Ron Radosh, in re: Perjury: Revisiting The Hiss-Chambers Case by Allen Weinstein, Defining Ideas (Hoover Institution); 1 of 2
Friday 17 May 2013 / Hour 2, Block D: Ron Radosh, in re: Perjury: Revisiting The Hiss-Chambers Case by Allen Weinstein, Defining Ideas (Hoover Institution); 2 of 2
Friday 17 May 2013 / Hour 3, Block A: Larry Johnson, NoQuarter, in re: Sharyl Attkisson Scoop: Deployment of Counterterror Response Team to Benghazi ‘Was Ruled Out from The Start’
CBS News reporter Sharyl Attkisson, who has doggedly been pursuing the details of the federal government’s response to the attack on an American consulate in Benghazi in 2012, spoke to a number of White House officials who told her anonymously that they regret the decision not to send Foreign Emergency Support Team (FEST), a counterterror rapid response team, into the theater of combat that night. “We’re portrayed by Republicans as either being lying or idiots,” one unnamed Obama administration official told Attkisson. “It’s actually closer to us being idiots.” According to Attkisson’s report, a FEST team was ready to intervene in the Benghazi attack and was preparing to respond but were never given the approval to engage. “With U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens reported missing shortly after the Benghazi attacks began, Washington officials were operating under a possible hostage scenario at the outset,” Attkisson’s report reads. “Yet deployment of the counterterrorism experts on the FEST was ruled out from the start.” “I wish we’d sent it,” said another anonymous Obama administration official.
While the White House maintains that no response team could have made it to Benghazi in time to affect the outcome of that attack, which resulted in four dead American service personnel, the revelation that officials believed that a hostage situation was ongoing suggests that the administration was prepared for a long-term crisis in Libya. As soon as word of the Benghazi attack reached Washington, FEST members “instinctively started packing,” said an official involved in the response. “They were told they were not deploying by Patrick Kennedy’s front office… In hindsight… I probably would’ve pushed the button.” “I don’t see a downside to sending FEST…if for no other reason than so no one could ask why we didn’t,” another anonymous source told Attkisson.
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Friday 17 May 2013 / Hour 3, Block B: . John Fund, National Review Online, in re: The recent spate of Washington scandals has some liberals finally confessing in public what many of them have said privately for a long time. The Obama administration is arrogant, insular, prone to intimidation of adversaries, and slovenly when it comes to seeing that rules are followed. Indeed, the Obama White House is a strange place, and it’s good that its operational model is now likely to be finally dissected by the media. Joe Klein of Time magazine laments Obama’s “unwillingness to concentrate.” Dana Milbank of the Washington Post tars him as a President Passerby who “seems to want no control over the actions of his administration.” Milbank warns that “he’s creating a power vacuum in which . . . [more]
Friday 17 May 2013 / Hour 3, Block C: . Rick Beyer, PBS Special, The Ghost Army
Friday 17 May 2013 / Hour 3, Block D: Jake Olzen, WagingNonViolence.com, in re: “It is arguably the single most powerful antiwar act in American history,” Martin Sheen once recounted about the May 17, 1968 burning of draft files in Catonsville, Md., by nine unusual suspects to protest the Vietnam War. The Catonsville Nine, as they came to be called, marked the beginning of dramatic new forms of antiwar resistance. When seven men and two women — all Catholic, including two priests, Dan and Phil Berrigan — broke into a draft office, stole files, and publicly destroyed them as an act of nonviolent resistance against war and imperialism, the face of protest changed. But the iconic images and audio from that historic event were almost lost in the annals of history. Pat McGrath, a reporter with Baltimore's WBAL-TV – and NBC affiliate – had been covering the antiwar movement for sometime. Prior to the draft board raid, peace movement organizers reached out to him and gave him a heads up about the protest. In his new book, The Catonsville Nine: A Story of Faith and Resistance in the Vietnam Era, Shawn Francis Peters traces the carefully planned details that the activists . . . [more]
Friday 17 May 2013 / Hour 4, Block A: The Fourteenth Day: JFK and the Aftermath of the Cuban Missile Crisis: The Secret White House Tapes by David G. Coleman (1 of 4)
Friday 17 May 2013 / Hour 4, Block B: The Fourteenth Day: JFK and the Aftermath of the Cuban Missile Crisis: The Secret White House Tapes by David G. Coleman (2 of 4)
Friday 17 May 2013 / Hour 4, Block C: The Fourteenth Day: JFK and the Aftermath of the Cuban Missile Crisis: The Secret White House Tapes by David G. Coleman (3 of 4)
Friday 17 May 2013 / Hour 4, Block D: The Fourteenth Day: JFK and the Aftermath of the Cuban Missile Crisis: The Secret White House Tapes by David G. Coleman (4 of 4)
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