A quick disclaimer here: we’ve got a two-for-one episode for you. In part I, we’re going to be discussing the fallout in Lebanon after the massive explosion in Beirut. Meanwhile, in part II, we’ll be discussing the nationwide backlash to the contested election in Belarus.

 

Anti-Semitism, the prejudice against Jews, has largely been tied to sources on the Right, particularly white supremacists. However, it’s often ignored on the Left, yet time and again, we see anti-Semitic rhetoric rear its ugly head. In recent years, founders of the Women’s March or members of the so-called Squad have been dogged by accusations of anti-Semitism over their views on Israel. However, in 2020, on the issue of racial inequality, we’ve seen anti-Semitic rhetoric come from prominent Black public figures like Ice Cube, Nick Cannon, and DeSean Jackson. The common theme? Virtually all of them either praise or cite the talking points of Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan. My guest today is Dr. Jason Nichols, he’s a professor and senior lecturer at the University of Maryland. On today’s show, we’re going to discuss the relationship between the Black and Jewish communities, how Louis Farrakhan and the Nation of Islam fit into it, and why there’s been a rise in hostility between the two sides.

The state of Arizona is going through a pendulum swing to the left. Having been a Republican hub that’s produced the likes of senators like Barry Goldwater and John McCain, both of whom won their party’s presidential nomination during their respective careers, Arizona elected its first Democratic senator since 1988 in Kyrsten Sinema, when she defeated then-Congresswoman Martha McSally in 2018. Following the death of McCain, however, McSally was appointed to finish out his term and faces a tough opponent in former NASA astronaut Mark Kelly in the 2020 special election. My guest today is the U.S. Senator from Arizona Martha McSally, who served in the United States Air Force, achieving the rank of colonel, from 1988-2010 where she was both the first woman to fly in combat and command a fighter squadron. On today’s show, we’re going to discuss the 2020 campaign, how we should deal with coronavirus heading into the fall, and what should be done with America’s biggest adversary: China.

Ghislaine Maxwell, the British socialite, who’s infamously known as the ex-girlfriend and former associate of convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, was arrested in New Hampshire in early July, almost a year after Epstein committed suicide in his jail cell in Manhattan. The information the public couldn’t get out of Epstein could be drawn from Maxwell as just this past week she was arraigned and denied bail with an upcoming trial date of July 2021 for her alleged involvement in Epstein’s child sex trafficking ring. My guest today is Jerry Dunleavy, he’s a Justice Department reporter with the Washington Examiner. If you aren’t up to speed on everything with Epstein, I encourage you to go back and listen to “The case of Jeffrey Epstein” from October 2019. On today’s show, we’re going to discuss the case of Ghislaine Maxwell, who she is, and how she fits into Epstein’s sex trafficking ring.

The Alabama Senate special election in 2017 was a fluke. A Democrat wasn’t supposed to win. Yet, Doug Jones narrowly defeated Roy Moore to become the first Democrat to win a U.S. Senate seat in the state since 1992. In 2020, however, it’s a much different story. It’s not so much a question on whether Jones will lose, but who he will lose to: the newcomer Tommy Tuberville, who coached college football at programs like Auburn and Ole Miss, or the seasoned veteran, Jeff Sessions. The latter of the two is my guest today. Sessions is running for his old seat after being fired from his post as attorney general by President Trump in November 2018. On today’s show, we’re going to discuss why Sessions is running again, how he views the president and his agenda, and the challenges that face the country.

John Bolton, Trump’s former national security adviser, has come out with a new book, titled, “The Room Where It Happened,” detailing his time in the Trump White House. However, compared to other Trump alums, Bolton’s book takes a sharply critical approach to both the president and his administration, making such serious allegations of corruption as well as condoning horrific human rights abuses for political gain. My guest today is Joe Simonson, he’s a political reporter with the Washington Examiner who has been dissecting the new Bolton book. On today’s show, we’re going to discuss what’s in Bolton’s new book, the warm and cold reception he’s received because of it, and whether or not he’s to be believed.