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Connecting The Dots

Knee Jerk Reactions To New Zealand Terrorist Attack

Are politicians passing laws that might actually contribute to the mass attacks we've witnessed? Are people cherry picking lines from the New Zealand terrorist's manifesto to fit their narratives? Crime Prevention Research Center President, John Lott, Jr. joins Dan and Amy to discuss.

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Balloon Tax Payments

No one can escape high property taxes in Illinois, even those in Dupage County. Just a reminder, other states with lower property taxes have schools and provide government services. Dan and Amy discuss the latest property tax report in Dupage County.

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Fight For Border Wall Continues

What is the legal analysis of Trump's veto message and the humanitarian crisis at the border? Is Trump changing the culture of crime? Is restoring a meritocracy the remedy for the college admissions’ process? Writer at the Powerlineblog.com, John Hinderaker joins Dan and Amy to discuss.

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A Sugar High Or An Earnings High?

Are technology advancements and higher productivity what is boosting profits and not the Federal Reserve? Has D.C. proven that they can’t stop spending? Does Illinois have a fighting chance to get out of its economic death spiral? Economist, Brian Wesbury joins Dan and Amy to discuss.

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Millennials Championing Socialism

Should the GOP be careful to put the joking aside and take Beto seriously? Do Republicans have an even greater uphill battle when the media constitutes what's a scandal dependent on the political party? What material steps has Trump taken to “drain the swamp?” Policy analyst at The Heritage Foundation, John York joins Dan and Amy to discuss.

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Free Market Economics For Dummies

How could AOC regulate your money and the market better? How do you make the free market argument to the well intended but misinformed? What’s the precedent set by the Connecticut courts that would allow families of the victims of the Newtown shooting to sue gunmakers for wrongful death? George Mason University econ professor and Cafe Hayek contributor, Donald Boudreaux joins Dan and Amy to discuss.

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Scientists Not Driving The Science

Why are environmental scientists incentivized to ignore uncertainty? How has climate change become a political religion? Contributing Editor at City Journal, Guy Sorman joins Dan and Amy to discuss.

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Who’s The Leader In The Clubhouse?

Are other Democrats resentful at Beto for entering the race? Are socialists getting the headlines but won’t get the votes? Will there be any sort of political payback for the 12 Republican senators who voted against Trump’s emergency border wall funding? Editor at the New Criterion, Roger Kimball joins Dan and Amy to discuss.

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College Tuition Costs Skyrocketing

Why are costs blowing up at universities? What are they spending all that money on? What are the new taxes being proposed to prop up social security? Haven’t climate alarmists been making end of the world predictions for decades? Chief Economist at CNN, Steve Moore joins Dan and Amy to discuss.

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Operation “Varsity Blues” Fallout

Should the college admissions process change? Why do students and parents have such disbelief in their own abilities and lack of personal integrity? Will the “Varsity Blues” case start to tarnish reputations and show how actually unprestigious some of these colleges are? Retired NYU professor, Mike Rectenwald joins Dan and Amy to discuss.

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Beto, Biden, And Bernie, Oh My

Is Beto the candidate with the most star power and will it win him the nomination? What do the Democrat candidates need to do to be successful amongst a weak field? Are they anything more than the “anti-Trump” party? Author at The Spectator and Fellow for the Fund for American Studies, Daniel McCarthy joins Dan and Amy to discuss.

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Big Tech Vs. Big Government

Why does Chief Warren oppose alleged Big Tech monopolists but support a big government monopoly in K-12 education? Does the free market help consumers more than any government bureaucrat ever could? Professor of economics and finance at the University of Michigan, Mark Perry joins Dan and Amy to discuss.

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Equity Has No Home Here

Why are the property taxes in North Cook County at least double and some nearly three times the national average? Do people not want to confront their high property tax bills affecting their home value? Think there’s nothing you can do about it? What about your municipal elections in April? Dan and Amy discuss the latest regional property tax report in North Cook county.

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Trump Grounds Boeing

Was Trump right to ground the Boeing 737 Max 8s? Were the planes a serious safety issue or something to help put people’s minds at ease? What about all the automation in cars? Was lack of experience to to blame in the Ethiopian plane crash? Should people expect delays on their upcoming spring break trips? Flying magazine editor and Jetwhine.com publisher, Robert Mark joins Dan and Amy to discuss.

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Pelosi Vs. The Base

Will Rep. Omar and AOC have an effect in the Democratic Party’s run in 2020? Will Pelosi be able to control her caucus and not push for impeachment? Can Biden center the party? NY Post columnist, Salena Zito joins Dan and Amy to discuss.

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How Strong Is The Resistance Against Socialism?

Can and will Americans resist socialism? The left constantly refers to Sweden as an example of a model of government to follow, do they know Sweden doesn’t have a minimum wage and has a school voucher system? How can they ignore the suffering in Venezuela due to socialism? Professor of economics at George Mason University, Walter Williams joins Dan and Amy to discuss.

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Performative “Wokeness”

Are we all on a college campus now? How were millennials and college grads granted so much power? Do most not buy into the social justice agenda but just see it as the cost of doing business? Associate Editor at the Spectator, Toby Young joins Dan and Amy to discuss.

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Don’t Trade, Don’t Pay

Why are politicians bent on hurting the people that built this city up? If a transaction tax is passed, could Chicago become Detroit within a year? Will this finally be the nail in the coffin in Chicago? Hyde Park Angels Founder and writer at Points and Figures, Jeff Carter joins Dan and Amy to discuss.

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Live From Holt’s In Park Ridge

If you’re looking for a family friendly watering hole in Park Ridge look no further than Holt’s. Owner, Matt Ranalli joins Dan and Amy to discuss how he got started and what are the toughest challenges in the restaurant business.

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Socialist Takeover

AOC can regurgitate what her Marxist college professors said but can she explain it? Have we dropped the ball on educating young people on socialism? Where are the fiscal conservatives these days? Who are the Democratic frontrunners for 2020? Columnist for National Review, John Fund joins Dan and Amy to discuss.

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