Rest easy about Trump’s fitness

William CollierPolitics

Mark Theissen of American Enterprise Institute writes about the narrative being pushed regarding President Trump’s physical and mental fitness. During the height of the reporting, stemming from Michael Wolff’s sensational tabloid-style book on the inner workings of the White House, some 47 percent of Americans, according to a Post-ABC News poll, questioned the President’s mental fitness. Theissen queried CIA Director … Read More

The Terrible Cost Of An Intolerant Ideology

Bill WaltonPolitics

Walter E. Williams writes on his blog about Fascism and Communism and what a destructive force both have been in human history “The 20th century was mankind’s most brutal century. Roughly 16 million people lost their lives during World War I; about 60 million died during World War II. Wars during the 20th century cost an estimated 71 million to … Read More

The Three Languages of Politics with Arnold Kling

Bill WaltonPodcast, Politics

 If you wander into the minefield known as the “political comment” section on any social media platform, you enter immediately into the world of shrill personal attack.     Many of you, even in real life, outside the haunting glow of your smartphone screens, are finding that this type of conversation is also happening in your day to day life. And … Read More

The Father of Supply Side Economics with Arthur Laffer

Bill WaltonCulture, Economics, Entrepreneurship, Policy, Politics

Most people talk with Arthur Laffer about supply-side economics and his famous “Laffer Curve,” which shows how governments can increase revenues by lowering taxes. But few know that Laffer is an outstanding investor. He recently joined me as a guest on “The Bill Walton Show” and I asked him for investment advice. And that advice might surprise some. Laffer likes … Read More

The Power of Social Media with Mike Thompson and Beverly Halberg

Bill WaltonEntertainment, Policy, Politics

Thanks to the Internet and, increasingly, social media, we’re more connected than ever. We have Facebook friends and Twitter followers. We use Snapchat and Instagram to show our spontaneous sides. We post, comment, like, share and retweet information like never before.  We engage. We sell. We persuade. But are we building communities? Are we bridging divides? Or are we gathering in … Read More

The Republican Party with Al Regnery and Matt Schlapp

Bill WaltonEconomics, Policy, Politics

You don’t hear much about the Tea Party these days, but perhaps you should. After all, as Al Regnery, publisher to the conservative stars pointed out on his visit to “The Bill Walton Show,” it just elected a president.  The concerned community members and amateur activists who formed Tea Party groups in the early days of the Obama administration were … Read More

Taxing and Spending with Romina Boccia and Adam Michel

Bill WaltonEconomics, Policy, Politics

I’m not sure what left the bigger impression on me after my visit with Romina Boccia and Adam Michel – the awesome bigness of the federal government’s fiscal challenges or the mindsets of those we elected to deal with them.   The problem is enormous. The federal government spends $4 trillion per year. It takes in $3.3 trillion in taxes and … Read More

The FCC’s Local Media Rule-Making with George Gilder and Hance Haney

Bill WaltonCulture, Economics, Investing, Politics

In the age of Trump, some of the biggest stories go virtually unnoticed.   While President Trump was rescuing three UCLA basketball players from the clutches of Chinese jurisprudence, then arguing with one over whether he should be thanked for his trouble, his Federal Communications Commission was enacting rules changes that could usher in a new era for how Americans get … Read More