#95: Is empathy failing? Are elites failing? + 58th Anniversary of MLK Jr's Dream

Podcast #95: Is empathy failing? Are elites failing? + 58th Anniversary of MLK Jr's Dream

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This week on the show, host Daniel Vaughan talks about the twin issues of a failure of empathy across society and the failure of our elites, resulting in populism arising. The light item segment is dedicated to the 58th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I have a dream" speech on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial.

Show notes: 

The Conservative Institute.

The Beltway Outsiders Newsletter sign-up.

The Outsider Perspective Issue 256.

Biden chooses disgrace and defeatism for 20th anniversary of 9/11 - Conservative Institute

Joe Biden's defiant betrayal of America - Conservative Institute

All These Simultaneous Disasters Are Messing With Our Brains: The earthquakes and wildfires and wars keep piling up. When does our empathy run out? - Jacob Stern, The Atlantic

Local council shoots rescue dogs to death in Australia, cites COVID-19 restrictions - Washington Examiner

"I have a dream" - Martin Luther King, Jr.

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The Beltway Outsiders Podcast with Daniel Vaughan
00:00:00 8/22/2021

Past Episodes

The Beltway Outsiders Podcast with Daniel Vaughan

Podcast #101: China, Xi Jinping, and the political thinking communists.

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This week on the show, host Daniel Vaughan talks about the latest economic stories and data out of China on the Evergrande liquidity crisis and what economic, political, and cultural factors could be playing into China's decision-making. The Chinese Communist Party has a large leadership meeting in 2022 where the fallout from this story could impact the political structure of the party and country. The light item is dedicated to playoff baseball.

Show notes: 

The Conservative Institute.

The Beltway Outsiders Newsletter sign-up.

The Outsider Perspective Issue 261.

What happened to Biden's vaccine mandate? - Conservative Institute

After Gruden, NFL must release all the documents - Conservative Institute

Xi Jinping's Evergrande dilemma has repercussions far beyond China - Kevin Drum, Financial Times

China Evergrande Spillover Risks Can Be Controlled, Central Bank Says: Developer had blindly diversified and expanded, official says, but the risk exposure of individual financial institutions to the developer isn't big - WSJ

China Looks Ahead to 20th Party Congress in 2022: China's elite politics begins the run toward the personnel changes of October 2022's 20th Party Congress. - Tristan Kenderdine, The Diplomat

Xi Jinping Scrutinizes Chinese Financial Institutions' Ties With Private Firms: Inspections aim to ensure full Communist Party control over what is seen as the lifeblood of the economy, say people familiar with the plan - WSJ

Xi Jinping's War on Spontaneous Order - Scholars Stage

Braves walk-off hit to defeat the Dodgers.

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00:00:00 10/17/2021
The Beltway Outsiders Podcast with Daniel Vaughan

Podcast #100: Is China at a Lehman Bros moment? + Ronald Reagan tells jokes.

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This week on the show, host Daniel Vaughan talks about the latest economic stories and data out of China on the Evergrande liquidity crisis and what the broader implications could be here in the United States. He also dives into the supply-chain and inflation issues in the US, how those are an issue in China too, and what could happen if everything happens together. The light item segment is dedicated to a Halloween joke story by Ronald Reagan.

Show notes: 

The Conservative Institute.

The Beltway Outsiders Newsletter sign-up.

The Outsider Perspective Issue 261.

Biden caves to AOC and the Progressive Caucus - Conservative Institute

McConnell brilliantly locks Democrats into more infighting - Conservative Institute

What Is China Evergrande, and Why Is Its Crisis Worrying Markets? The Chinese property giant's debt load is teetering. Here's a look at the crisis and the risks of a collapse. - WSJ

Beyond Evergrande, China's Property Market Faces a $5 Trillion Reckoning: Developers have run up huge debts. Now home sales are down, Beijing is imposing borrowing curbs and buyers are balking at high prices. - WSJ

Global Supply-Chain Problems Escalate, Threatening Economic Recovery: Component shortages, surging prices of raw materials and transportation backups compound the bottlenecks - WSJ

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00:00:00 10/10/2021
The Beltway Outsiders Podcast with Daniel Vaughan

Podcast #99: Latest on COVID + a look back at GWB & the 2008 Great Recession.

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This week on the show, host Daniel Vaughan talks about the latest COVID-19 numbers across the United States, lessons learned from the summer surge, and what we need to be thinking as we head into the fall/winter surge. The light item segment is a lookback at the 2008 financial meltdown and President George W. Bush's speech on September 24, 2008, trying to reassure the nation and paint a path forward for Congress.

Show notes: 

The Conservative Institute.

The Beltway Outsiders Newsletter sign-up.

The Outsider Perspective Issue 261.

Biden's presidency begins a full-scale implosion - Conservative Institute

Joe Biden undermines Operation Warp Speed. Again. - Conservative Institute

Covid's Hidden Toll: One Million Children Who Lost Parents - WSJ

George W. Bush: Speech to the Nation on the Financial Crisis.

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00:00:00 9/26/2021
The Beltway Outsiders Podcast with Daniel Vaughan

Podcast #98: Biden administration implodes + 159 anniversary of Emancipation Proclamation.

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This week on the show, host Daniel Vaughan talks about the flood of stories on the Biden administration this week, showing a complete implosion of administration policy across the board. Foreign policy, Domestic policy, and questions of health all plague the President and his administration. The light item this week is dedicated to the 159th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation getting signed and issued by President Abraham Lincoln.

Show notes: 

The Conservative Institute.

The Beltway Outsiders Newsletter sign-up.

The Outsider Perspective Issue 260.

Biden's fear runs America's COVID policy - Conservative Institute

The devil is in the details of Biden's vaccine mandate - Conservative Institute

President Biden, 78, hits the beach as the Pentagon admits it killed seven kids in a drone strike, the French recall their ambassador, the FDA blows up his booster plans and 12,000 Haitian migrants set up camp under a bridge in Texas - Daily Mail

One stunning afternoon: Setbacks imperil Biden's reset - Associated Press

Biden's persistent coughing during latest speech spurs health questions - NYPost

The Emancipation Proclamation.

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00:00:00 9/19/2021
The Beltway Outsiders Podcast with Daniel Vaughan

Podcast #97: What the data says about Biden's mandate + GWBush's speech for 9/11.

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This week on the show, host Daniel Vaughan talks about the latest COVID-19 numbers and how those numbers can inform analysis of Joe Biden's vaccination mandate. The light item segment is dedicated to the 9/11 memorial services and George W. Bush's speech in Shanksville, PA.

Show notes: 

The Conservative Institute.

The Beltway Outsiders Newsletter sign-up.

The Outsider Perspective Issue 259.

Abortion has to get decided in the political process - Conservative Institute

Biden's State Department coddles terrorists - Conservative Institute

Biden's Covid-19 Vaccine Mandate Further Stresses Supply of Rapid Tests: Suppliers increase production; CVS caps purchases of at-home tests in preparation for weekly screening requirement - WSJ

Until Today, Joe Biden, Jen Psaki, and Rochelle Walensky Were All Publicly Opposed to Federal COVID Vaccine Mandates - "That's not the role of the federal government." What happened? - Robby Soave, Reason

George W. Bush in Shanksville, PA for the 9/11 memorial service.

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00:00:00 9/12/2021
The Beltway Outsiders Podcast with Daniel Vaughan

Podcast #96: Buck stops with everyone but Biden or Military + 76th Anniversary of V-J Day

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This week on the show, host Daniel Vaughan talks about the lack of accountability in the Biden administration over its failures in withdrawing from Afghanistan. Featured in this is a viral clip by a Marine who had similar thoughts on the matter. Additionally, he covers what excuses the administration has now and why those make little sense. The Light Item segment covers the 76th anniversary of V-J Day when Japan Surrendered to the United States in 1945.

Show notes: 

The Conservative Institute.

The Beltway Outsiders Newsletter sign-up.

The Outsider Perspective Issue 257.

Congress must stop Biden and save American lives - Conservative Institute

Post-pandemic life reveals a lack of empathy in the world - Conservative Institute

U.S. Central Command statement on defensive strike in Kabul

Lt Colonel Stuart Scheller to SECDEF: We Demand Accountability!

U.S. officials provided Taliban with names of Americans, Afghan allies to evacuate: The White House contends that limited information sharing with the Taliban is saving lives; critics argue it's putting Afghan allies in harm's way. - Politico

Sec. of State Blinken Denies U.S. Gave Taliban 'Kill List': 'Simply Not the Case' - Yahoo

American University of Kabul students and alumni trying to flee were sent home. - NYT

As the Taliban Tighten Their Grip, Fears of Retribution Grow: Taliban leaders have promised amnesty to Afghan officials and soldiers, but there are increasing reports of detentions, disappearances and even executions. - NYT

President Truman reads the Japanese Surrounder statement in 1945.

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00:00:00 8/29/2021
The Beltway Outsiders Podcast with Daniel Vaughan

Podcast #94: Biden's Afghanistan Betrayal. 23rd anniversary of Clinton-Lewinsky + Trump's 1998 thoughts.

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This week on the show, host Daniel Vaughan talks about the fallout and debacle that is Joe Biden's Afghanistan pullout. He covers some of the facts we know, what we don't know, and the statements made by Biden and the White House leading up to this week that reveal how badly they've handled this entire issue. The light item is dedicated to the 23rd anniversary of the Clinton-Lewinsky affair and a clip from Donald Trump giving his thoughts on everything related to that in 1998. 

Show notes: 

The Conservative Institute.

The Beltway Outsiders Newsletter sign-up.

The Outsider Perspective Issue 255.

Field of Dreams game reminds us what makes America great - Conservative Institute

CNN's firings and the moral relativity of the left - Conservative Institute

Blinken talking about Afghanistan with MSNBC.

Joe Biden snapping at reporters over Afghanistan.

Operation New Life.

Biden's Betrayal of Afghans Will Live in Infamy: Our abandonment of the Afghans who helped us, counted on us, and staked their lives on us is a final, gratuitous shame that we could have avoided. - George Packer, The Atlantic

Afghan Soldier as Kabul Crumbles Under Taliban: 'Most Ridiculous Moment of My Life' - The Daily Beast

Afghan women fear 'dark' future, loss of rights as Taliban gain ground: "Women in Afghanistan are the most at danger or most at-risk population of the country," said Fawzia Koofi, a women's rights activist and former lawmaker. - NBC News

All Biden Had to Do Was...Nothing - John Podhoretz, Commentary Magazine

Bill Clinton admits to a relationship with Lewinsky.

Donald Trump on Bill Clinton.

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00:00:00 8/15/2021
The Beltway Outsiders Podcast with Daniel Vaughan

Podcast #93: Back in the saddle, talking COVID numbers & Delta; 47th Anniversary of Nixon resigning

Listen on: iTunes, Spotify, Google PlaySticher, or Launchpad DM. Questions, comments, feedback, or advertising inquiries email: daniel.vaughan@thebeltwayoutsiders.com or @dvaughanCI on Twitter.

This week on the show, host Daniel Vaughan talks through all the latest numbers on COVID-19, where we are in the pandemic, and what the trendlines are telling us. Hospitalizations are up, but deaths are not. That tells us a lot about both this strain and the effectiveness of vaccines. Also, he explores some themes in the newsletter this week about how people are getting everything wrong on vaccines and communicating with the hesitant. Finally, he lists out all the major failings of the Biden administration in handling the pandemic so far. The light item is from Gerald Ford's inauguration after the Nixon resignation, 47 years ago.

Show notes: 

The Conservative Institute.

The Beltway Outsiders Newsletter sign-up.

The Outsider Perspective Issue 254.

Biden's eviction moratorium is unconstitutional and he doesn't care - Conservative Institute

The false delta variant freakout - Conservative Institute

Gerald Ford's inauguration speech

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00:00:00 8/8/2021
The Beltway Outsiders Podcast with Daniel Vaughan

Podcast #92: GOP expands voting base; Progressives lose NYC; and what Reagan loved about the 4th

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This week on the show, host Daniel Vaughan talks about two articles the examine the politics of the moment, one by Sean Trende and the other by Josh Kraushaar. The combination of the two analyzes what Republicans are doing to expand their base, and on the flip side, what left-wing progressive activists are doing to lost voters. In the second segment, he covers the latest numbers on COVID-19, and the light item this week is an old radio message from Ronald Reagan on why he loved July 4.

Show notes: 

The Conservative Institute.

The Beltway Outsiders Newsletter sign-up.

The Outsider Perspective Issue 248.

Bipartisan infrastructure spending plan could increase inflation - Conservative Institute

The United States needs more nuclear power - Conservative Institute

Trumpism after Trump - Sean Trende, The Washington Examiner

Biden is blowing a golden political opportunity: This week, the president could have sealed a bipartisan win on infrastructure and forged a tougher approach on rising violent crime. He would do well to take a page from Eric Adams's playbook. - Josh Kraushaar, National Journal

Ronald Reagan's radio address on why he loves July 4th.

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00:00:00 6/27/2021
The Beltway Outsiders Podcast with Daniel Vaughan

Podcast #91: The 5 new antitrust bills that could go after BigTech and We're winning against COVID

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This week on the show, host Daniel Vaughan talks about five new pieces of the legislation released from the House sub-committee on Anti-trust. Each piece of legislation is designed to go after issues encountered with Big Tech monopolies, and this episode goes through a top-level overview of those ideas and initial thoughts. The second segment covers the latest COVID-19 numbers and how vaccines continue to win the war against this virus. And finally, the light item segment is Bill Maher's rant against progressives.

Show notes: 

The Conservative Institute.

The Beltway Outsiders Newsletter sign-up.

The Outsider Perspective Issue 246.

It's Democrats opposing the far-left, not just Republicans - Conservative Institute

GOP should strip the Squad of committee assignments in the House - Conservative Institute

Bloomberg Health Vaccine Tracker.

CDC Vaccine tracker.

VaccineFinder.org - Find a location that has vaccines (select the one you want) near your location using your Zip Code.

House Lawmakers Release Anti-Monopoly Agenda for "A Stronger Online Economy: Opportunity, Innovation, Choice"

House Bills Seek to Break Up Amazon and Other Big Tech Companies: Legislation could force e-commerce giant, others to split into two companies or shed some products and services - WSJ

New Rule: Progressophobia - Bill Maher

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00:00:00 6/13/2021

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