07/21 Thursday: Jack Estes, The Problem with Socialism, Dr. Sean Illing, US Senate race, Jules Witcover

Hour 1:

Jack Estes

Decorated war hero, Jack Estes, joins the conversation to discuss military veterans returning home and killing themselves. Estes says many veterans suffer from PTSD and about 20 are committing suicide everyday. He is the founder of the Fallen Warriors Foundation and author of A Soldier's Son. Estes comments on the two military veterans who killed police officers in Dallas and Baton Rouge. He served in the Marine Corps. 

The Problem with Socialism

Jim is joined by author Thomas DiLorenzo to discuss his book, The Problems with Socialism.

"Remember when "socialism" was a dirty word? Now students at America's elite universities are parroting socialist talking points and "sure-thing" Hillary Clinton is struggling to win the Democratic nomination against a 74-year-old avowed socialist who promises to make the nation more like Europe. What's happened? Do Americans need a reminder about the dangers of socialist ideology and practices?" - Amazon

Dr. Sean Illing

Dr. Sean Illing, political scientist and writer for Salon, discusses the presidential election with Jim. He talks about the Republican National Convention and former presidential candidate Ted Cruz not endorsing Donald Trump. 

Hour 2:

Troy Hebert

Former ATC commissioner and lawmaker Troy Hebert chats with Jim about his campaign as an independent for the US Senate seat being vacated by David Vitter. 

Jules Witcover

Journalist Jules Witcover joins the conversation to talk about the presidential election and Ted Cruz getting booed off the stage at the Republican National Convention.