LIFESTYLE, NEWS AND ISSUES, PODCAST

Satellite radio visionary Martine Rothblatt addresses transgender issues on the Signorile Show

Not only is she the critically acclaimed author of Virtually Human: The Promise –and the Peril – of Digital Immortality, but transgender activist Martine Rothblatt is also one of the visionaries behind satellite radio. Rothblatt recently spoke on the Michelangelo Signorile Show … Continued

NEWS AND ISSUES, POLITICS

Senator Rand Paul calls president’s ISIS response ‘illegal’ and in violation of the Constitution

Joint Chiefs of Staff General Martin Dempsey recently stated that he would consider sending U.S. ground forces into Iraq to combat ISIS, if necessary. His is a heavy statement, considering the last few years’ efforts to extract American troops from the … Continued

NEWS, NEWS AND ISSUES, POLITICS

7 facts you need to know about The Middle East Map to understand the current situation

As the violent situation in The Middle East continues to escalate, it may be confusing to fully grasp what is happening without understanding the historical context and the events that led us to where we are today. “When we talk about America’s challenges in The Middle … Continued

NEWS, NEWS AND ISSUES, RELIGION

‘ISIS is quite different from al Qaeda,’ says former MI6 agent

ISIS a.k.a. ISIL came out of the ranks of al Qaeda, is a religious extremist group and has been very public about killing Americans. But the comparisons with al Qaeda may end there. Whatever similarities the two groups may share, however, … Continued

NEWS, NEWS AND ISSUES, POLITICS

Immigration attorney reports ‘unneccessary cruelty’ toward women and children at border detention centers

Danielle Rosche is an immigration attorney who recently volunteered at a border detention facility. She says she saw cruelty against women waiting to have their claims heard that is “astounding” and “incredibly upsetting” to have occur in The United States today. … Continued

NEWS AND ISSUES, POLITICS

Convictions: Julie Mason’s top political stories

In a bitter twist to former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell’s historic corruption conviction, it appeared McDonnell may lose his pension under a 2011 law McDonnell signed stripping felons of certain state benefits. It was one more indignity at the end … Continued

NEWS AND ISSUES, POLITICS

Game on: Julie Mason’s top political stories

A Republican in a chicken suit was arrested in New Hampshire. With the news elsewhere so relentlessly bad — Islamic State, Russian incursion into Ukraine, Syria imploding — it’s a relief sometimes to take a break from worrying about stepped-up … Continued

NEWS AND ISSUES, POLITICS

Paul Ryan: Immigration reform is an issue of national security

Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) came to the SiriusXM studios to sit down with SiriusXM Patriot host David Webb and one of the topics they couldn’t help but broach, and is likely to be a big issue during the 2016 presidential … Continued

NEWS AND ISSUES, POLITICS

General Colin Powell: Social media, cable news, American apathy are ‘letting democracy down’

Whether it’s the 24-hour cable news cycle, social media or simply that Americans are unwilling to take a stand against a broken system, General Colin Powell says the American government is perhaps the worst he’s ever seen it. In his interview … Continued

NEWS AND ISSUES, POLITICS

En fuego: Julie Mason’s top political stories

A common refrain on the Press Pool with Julie Mason this week: Remember when August was a slow news month? It used to be safe for journalists and presidents to be like lawmakers and take long, desultory vacations in August. … Continued