politics

Update on Common Core & High-Stakes Testing

Thanks so much for listening to The Bob Harden Show. On Friday’s show, we get an update from Keith Flaugh representing the SWFL Citizens’ Alliance on legislation to fight high-stakes testing and Common Core in Florida. FGCU Economics Professor Dean Stansel and I discuss the work of Nobel Prize-winning economist Angus Deaton. We also visit with local author and columnist ... Read More »

The Remarkable Life of Frederic Bastiat

Thanks for listening to The Bob Harden Show. On Wednesday’s show, we continue our discussion of the basic tenets of Libertarianism with the Chairman of the Cato Institute Bob Levy. The President of the Foundation for Economic Education Larry Reed and I discuss the remarkable life of Frederic Bastiat. We discuss ways the “Climate Change” agenda is being dialed up ... Read More »

Canadian Election Results: Canary in the Coal Mine?

Thanks for listening to the Bob Harden Show. On Tuesday’s show, we discuss the Canadian election results and the “transaction tax” proposed by the left with Contributing Editor to Barron’s Jim McTague. We discuss the Florida unemployment rate and the defunding of Planned Parenthood in Texas with our State Representative Kathleen Passidomo. We discuss conflict resolution skills with the Founder ... Read More »

Freedom, Responsibility, and the Welfare State

Thanks so much for listening to The Bob Harden Show. On Monday’s show, we discuss developments in Israel, Syria, Russia, and Europe with author and historian Marc Schulman. The Founder and President of The Freedom & Virtue Institute Ismael Hernandez and I discuss the true nature of charity versus the programs of the welfare state. We also discuss the political ... Read More »

So How’s Obamacare Doing?

Thanks so much for listening to The Bob Harden Show. On Friday’s show, we visit with Tarren Bragdon, President and Founder of the Foundation for Government Accountability, about his recent debate about Obamacare with the former Secretary of Health and Human Services, Kathleen Sebelius. FGCU Economics Professor Brad Hobbs and I discuss the bias that his students bring to the ... Read More »

What About the Debate?

Thanks so much for listening to The Bob Harden Show. On Thursday’s show, the President and CEO of NCH Healthcare Dr. Allen Weiss and I discuss flu shots and the importance of immunization. Florida State House candidate Byron Donalds and I discuss the Tuesday’s Democratic Presidential Debate and the rift in the Democratic Party over public education. The President of ... Read More »

A Few Basics of Libertarianism

Thanks for listening to The Bob Harden Show. On Wednesday’s show, we discuss a few of the basic tenets of Libertarianism with the Chairman of the Cato Institute Bob Levy. Local author Andrew Joppa and I discuss the importance of – as well as the sources of resistance to – the “Convention of States.” We discuss the deposition of the ... Read More »

Threats to Economic Growth

Thanks for listening to the Bob Harden Show. On Tuesday’s show, we discuss threats to the U.S. economy with Contributing Editor to Barron’s Jim McTague. We discuss proposed legislation in the next session with our State Representative Kathleen Passidomo. We discuss conflict resolution skills with the Founder of Best Self USA Rev. Sam Sewell. We also visit with Boo Mortenson. ... Read More »

Eliminating High-Stakes Testing and Common Core

On Friday’s show, we find out about the efforts in Tallahassee by Keith Flaugh and the Florida Citizens’ Alliance to stop Common Core and high-stakes testing. FGCU Economics Professor Dean Stansel and I discuss a few of the tax plans being proposed by GOP presidential candidates. We also visit with local author and columnist Sharon Kenny and with author and ... Read More »

Free Trade and the Trans-Pacific Partnership

On Thursday’s show, the President and CEO of NCH Healthcare Dr. Allen Weiss and I discuss the Governor’s push for more transparency in hospital pricing and billing in Florida. Florida State House candidate Byron Donalds and I discuss the tragic shooting in Oregon as well as the GOP battle for leadership in the U.S. House of Representatives. The President of ... Read More »