From Comic to Progressive to Radical Centrist

Hal Sparks is a comedian, actor, singer and political policy wonk. He joins Carol Roth to talk about how he went from comedy to politics and how his views as a nationalist Constitutionalist were once liberal and are now “radically centrist”. Hal and Carol cover discussions on healthcare, education, the roles of public-private partnerships and the need for personal accountability and responsibility in government policy.

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There are 2 comments.

  1. Columbo Member

    There is nothing radical about “centrism”. Just sayin’ …

    • #1
    • June 19, 2019, at 12:25 PM PDT
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  2. Lois Lane Coolidge

    I very much liked the collegial tone, but it was all so broad on both sides.

    To one point: The government fixed the rats. Yes. But individuals helped rescue Chinese women from sexual servitude after the government created an immigration policy that fostered the context for their exploitation….


    • #2
    • June 20, 2019, at 8:28 PM PDT
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