British writer and former prison psychiatrist Theodore Dalrymple joined Dan and Amy to talk about the Charlie Gard case, the current political climate and his new book “The Proper Procedure and Other Stories”:
North Korea has threatened preemptive military strikes against the US, as President Donald Trump vowed to unleash “fire and fury” on Pyongyang if its aggression continued. Peter Brookes is a Navy veteran, who served as President George W. Bush’s deputy assistant secretary of defense for Asian and Pacific affairs and is currently a Senior Fellow for National Security Affairs at the Heritage Foundation. He joined Dan and Amy with reaction to the increasingly hostile rhetoric:
Jed Babbin is a former United States Deputy Undersecretary of Defense and current contributor to the Washington Times and American Spectator. He also joined Dan and Amy with reaction to the situation in North Korea:
The Google manifesto caused a media storm over the weekend, after James Damore argued that biological differences between men and women are the cause of the gender gap at Google and the broader tech industry. Damore was fired on Monday — the same day he filed the suit — for “perpetuating gender stereotypes” and violating the company’s code of conduct. David Harsanyi the Senior Editor for TheFederalist.com joined Dan and Amy with reaction to the story:
Actress Ashley Judd was so outraged by the sexist assault she received at an airport on Saturday that she took to Facebook Live to rant about the experience. According to Judd, the TSA employee said ‘Hey sweetheart,” and complimented her dress.
Chicago’s ban on disposable plastic bags wound up on the trash heap. But the bag tax that replaced it is nudging Chicagoans to kick, or at least curtail, their use of the plastic sacks.
A University of Georgia professor has adopted a “stress reduction policy” that will allow students to select their own grades if they “feel unduly stressed” by the ones they earned. Similarly, students who feel stressed by “group dynamics” are allowed to walk away from their groups without explanation, and will only be graded on “non-group work.”
A man born with no arms defied the odds and took home first place at a national archery competition in Westfield over the weekend. Using his feet, Matt Stutzman earned gold in the target championship and got silver in the open compound final at the USA Archery Outdoor National Championships.