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Inside Sources Full Show July 17, 2024: McKay Coppins, J.D. Tuccille, Jacob Sullum, and More!

Join Boyd Matheson in diving into Wednesday’s news about the Republican National Convention and rampant misinformation in our digital society. McKay Coppins talks with Boyd about how political violence makes our leaders live in fear, potentially influencing how those in power make decisions. Could federalism be the solution to our divided nation? J.D. Tuccille weighs in on what we can do for our country. Jacob Sullum shares the malleability of our legal concepts due to Congressional regulation power and More!

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Jul 17, 2024 3:6 PM
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Finding Solutions Through Our Words and Visions

The 2024 Republican National Convention brought moments of unexpected unity amidst the usual partisan rhetoric. Several prominent speakers, including Marco Rubio, made impassioned calls for Republicans and Democrats alike to find common ground. The message made by Rubio emphasized that the way we do this is with our voices and an eye towards the future. This focus on unity and strengthening democracy offered a refreshing counterpoint to the divisive tone often dominating political discourse.

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Jul 17, 2024 3:5 PM
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J.D. Tuccille: Federalism Could Potentially Be America's Healing Balm

In an era of escalating political polarization and increasing tensions between Americans of differing ideologies, a potential solution emerges: decentralizing power. This approach, rooted in the principles of federalism, suggests that by shifting more authority from the federal government to state and local levels, we might reduce the intensity of national political conflicts. J.D. Tuccille from Reason shares that by making federal elections less consequential, proponents argue, we could potentially lower the stakes and cool the heated rhetoric that has come to dominate our national discourse. There is a delicate balance between national unity and local autonomy, and to imagine a political landscape where diversity in policy-making might actually foster greater harmony among citizens is something for all of us to think about.

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Jul 17, 2024 3:1 PM
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Jacob Sullum: How Far-Reaching is Congress's Regulatory Power?

From the early 20th century debates over opium regulation to the expansive reading of the Commerce Clause in modern times, we witness a dramatic transformation in how the government justifies its authority to address national concerns. Jacob Sullum from Reason emphasizes that our constitutional history reveals not only the ingenuity of lawmakers but also the malleability of foundational legal concepts in the face of changing circumstances. As we examine this progression, we each need to reflect on the delicate balance between effective governance and the preservation of constitutional limitations, a tension that continues to shape American democracy today.

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Jul 17, 2024 3:0 PM
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Misinformation Grows Post-Trump Shooting

In the wake of the recent assassination attempt on former President Donald Trump, the digital landscape has been inundated with a familiar flood of misinformation and conspiracy theories, which is a troubling pattern in our increasingly interconnected world. We cannot take things at face value and it presents an opportunity for us to think again and delve behind the headlines to understand the facts. As we navigate this complex information ecosystem, we can work together to foster a more resilient and informed digital democracy. 

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Jul 17, 2024 2:59 PM
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Seth Cropsey: NATO Needs to Rediscover Its Purpose

Seth Cropsey, president of Yorktown Institute, joins to discuss how last week's NATO summit in Washington, DC, showed cracks in NATO's current foundation. With the ongoing conflict in Ukraine, coupled with shifting geopolitical dynamics, NATO is now facing a period of intense self-reflection and strategic reassessment. The alliance has long been a cornerstone of transatlantic security, but questions now arise about its ability to adapt to new threats and maintain its relevance in an increasingly complex global landscape. What was left out of the conversation during the recent 75th anniversary NATO conference?

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Jul 17, 2024 2:24 PM
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McKay Coppins: Political Violence is Endangering Our Democracy

From attempted assassinations to mob threats, public servants across the political spectrum are grappling with an unsettling reality: the ever-present risk to their personal safety. McKay Coppins, writer at the Atlantic, emphasizes that this alarming trend not only endangers individuals but also threatens the very foundations of representative government, potentially influencing policy decisions and deterring capable leaders from public service. We all need to consider how we can safeguard both our elected officials and the democratic principles that define our nation.

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Jul 17, 2024 2:22 PM
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Is Anyone Really Interested in Cooling Our Political Temperature?

While time in politics today moves at a lightning speed, it is worth noting that last Saturday, a former American president and current leading political candidate was shot at in an attempted political assassination. Throughout the weekend politicians from all sides, including our President Joe Biden, agreed that we should tone down the political rhetoric in our country. How have they done at sticking to that commitment? Not really.

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Jul 17, 2024 2:22 PM
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Inside Sources Full Show July 16, 2024: Rep. Celeste Maloy, James Wallner, Michael Kofoed, Jonathan Freedman, and More!

Deep dive into Tuesday’s headlines with Boyd Matheson. Rep. Celeste Maloy joins to give an exclusive look at the Republican National Convention and the House’s investigation into the Trump shooting. With Senator Menendez being found guilty on multiple accounts of bribery and fraud, James Wallner walks though the repercussions of the verdict. Michael Kofoed breaks down what each of us needs to know about trade and tariffs. Jonathan Freedman reflects on Ukraine President Zelenskyy’s visit to Utah and More!

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Jul 16, 2024 3:13 PM
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Sam Benson: The Theme of Unity at the Republican National Convention

Sam Benson brings us a firsthand account of the delicate balance the party is trying to strike between fostering internal unity and maintaining a strong opposition stance at the Republican National Convention. Tonight's lineup features speakers who have made notable shifts in their support for Trump, potentially bridging divides within the party. This evolving dynamic, exemplified by figures like J.D. Vance, offers a glimmer of hope for a more unified Republican front as the convention progresses.

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Jul 16, 2024 3:4 PM
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Michael Kofoed: What We Need to Know About Tariffs and Trade

In the complexity of global economics, trade policies stand as pivotal threads that can either strengthen or unravel our prosperity. With both the Republican and Democratic parties proposing measures that challenge long-standing free trade principles, we find ourselves wondering which is the best option or if they both fall short. To know that, we each need an understanding of what tariffs and trade are all about so we do not contribute to the narrative that can determine our futures. Michael Kofoed from University of Tennessee joins the show.

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Jul 16, 2024 2:58 PM
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James Wallner: Senator Menendez is Found Guilty of Corruption. What Happens Next?

Earlier today, Senator Bob Menendez of New Jersey was found guilty on all 16 counts in a high-profile corruption trial that has captivated the nation's attention. James Wallner from R Street Institute joins to talk about how the verdict marks a pivotal moment in the career of the long-serving Democrat, who now faces potential prison time and an uncertain political future. As the dust settles on this nine-week legal battle, questions abound regarding Menendez's sentencing, his ability to remain in office, and the broader implications for New Jersey's political landscape. This verdict not only impacts Menendez personally but also sends ripples throughout Congress, raising important questions about ethics, accountability, and the future of political leadership in America.

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Jul 16, 2024 2:42 PM
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Rep. Celeste Maloy: Experiences on the RNC Floor and House's Investigation on Trump Shooting

As the Republican National Convention captivates the nation's attention, all eyes are on Milwaukee, where political heavyweights and party faithful have gathered to shape the future of the GOP. Rep. Celeste Maloy offers us an exclusive glimpse into the electrifying atmosphere on the convention floor. Her unique perspective as both a delegate and a member of Congress provides invaluable insights into the proceedings. In addition to convention coverage, Rep. Maloy sheds light on a critical development in Washington: the House's ongoing investigation into the recent assassination attempt on former President Trump.

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Jul 16, 2024 2:36 PM
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Jonathan Freedman: A Deep Dive into President Zelenskyy's Visit to Utah

Last week, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy addressed the National Governors Association in Salt Lake City, bringing the urgency of his war-torn nation directly to America's state leaders. Speaking just a day after his appearance at the NATO Summit, Zelenskyy's presence underscored the critical role of U.S. support in Ukraine's struggle against Russian aggression. His impassioned plea for continued aid and his framing of the conflict as a clear battle between good and evil resonated deeply with the assembled governors. This unprecedented visit to Utah marks a new chapter in Ukraine's efforts to maintain and strengthen its ties with all levels of American governance and society. Jonathan Freedman from World Trade Center Utah joins the show.

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Jul 16, 2024 2:34 PM
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What Have We Seen So Far During the 2024 Republican National Convention?

Milwaukee has become a hub of activity and a very busy place as the host city of this year's Republican National Convention. I've attended this event in the past, and a monumental amount of work goes into the organization to pull everything together. One of the most choreographed aspects of this convention are the speeches given by the guest speakers, which are precisely timed down to the second. So, what did we hear from speakers yesterday? What is the vision of the 2024 Republican party?

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Jul 16, 2024 2:31 PM
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The Background and Family of VP Pick JD Vance

Yesterday, President Trump announced on social media that Ohio Senator J.D. Vance is going to be the Vice Presidential pick for the 2024 election. The Senator was elected to be senator in the 2022 midterm elections, and his political star has risen quickly. So who is the man underneath the headlines? And who is his extraordinary wife, Usha Vance?

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Jul 16, 2024 2:30 PM
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Inside Sources Full Show July 15, 2024: Rep. John Curtis, Peter Wehner, Jeni Wilson, and More

A lot of news headlines have hit over the weekend and Boyd covers it all. Delve into the attempted assassination of former President Donald Trump, the Republican National Convention, J.D. Vance being picked as Trump’s vice president. John Curtis joins Boyd to talk about the Republican National Convention. Learn about the importance of restraint with Peter Wehner. Jeni Wilson joins to talk about her organization, Jeniology, and the importance of telling stories of everyday heroes that knit our communities together and More!

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Jul 15, 2024 3:10 PM
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Peter Wehner: Practicing Restraint in Civil Discourse

In the wake of a chilling assassination attempt on former President Donald Trump, our nation finds itself at a crucial crossroads, grappling with the fragility of democracy and the power of unity. Peter Wehner from The Atlantic highlights this shocking event as a stark reminder of the importance of civil discourse and mutual respect in our political landscape, even amidst deep divisions. As we reflect on this harrowing moment, we are presented with an opportunity to reaffirm our commitment to the democratic principles that have long defined our nation.

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Jul 15, 2024 3:1 PM
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Grievance Politics is Driving America Down Below Our Potential

Our nation finds itself at a critical juncture, grappling with the consequences of a deeply polarized political landscape. The assassination attempt on Trump's life serves as a stark reminder of the fragility of our democratic institutions and the urgent need for unity in the face of division. We are all navigating the complex emotions and reactions stirred by this incident which allows us to reflect on our collective responsibility in shaping the political discourse of our nation. 

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Jul 15, 2024 2:35 PM
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Ohio Senator J.D. Vance Chosen as Vice Presidential Nominee at the Republican National Convention

As the Republican National Convention approaches, the political landscape has been dramatically altered by an unprecedented event: the attempted assassination of former President Donald Trump. Trump's resilience and determination have set the stage for what promises to be a historic convention in Milwaukee. With a rewritten acceptance speech focused on unity, J.D. Vance picked as Trump's running mate, and the backdrop of recent legal developments, the RNC is poised to captivate the nation's attention like never before.

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Jul 15, 2024 2:29 PM
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Jeni Wilson: Jeniology and "The Utah Way"

Through the lens of Jeni Wilson, a devoted community member and lifelong Utah resident, she invites people to uncover "The Utah Way" – a tapestry of stories, experiences, and innovations that make our state truly exceptional. This platform serves as a beacon of positivity, showcasing the everyday heroes, successful initiatives, and shared values that knit our communities together. We can all celebrate the best of Utah, inspiring not only our neighbors but communities far and wide to embrace the power of connection, compassion, and collective progress.

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Jul 15, 2024 2:27 PM
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Rep. John Curtis: What to Expect at the 2024 Republican National Convention

As the nation's eyes turn to Milwaukee, the 2024 Republican National Convention stands poised to be a pivotal moment in this year's election cycle. Against a backdrop of unprecedented events and heightened security, this four-day convention will not only nominate the next Republican candidate for President but also showcase the party's vision for America's future. From the halls of the convention center to screens across the globe, millions will witness a carefully orchestrated blend of tradition and innovation, designed to energize voters and shape the national conversation. Rep. John Curtis joins the show.

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Jul 15, 2024 2:26 PM
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The Political Fallout Following the Assassination Attempt of Former President Trump

It has been less than 48 hours since the horrific assassination attempt during a Trump rally in Pennsylvania. However, routine political rallies shouldn't be places of high security threat and people should not be discouraged and worried about attending political events in our country, because it may turn violent. We need to come together and move forward together to change the dynamic in our nation.

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Jul 15, 2024 2:26 PM
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Pennsylvania Citizen Shot and Killed During the Attempted Assassination of Donald Trump

On Saturday, what was supposed to be a routine campaign rally for Donald Trump in Pennsylvania instead became a tragedy, as a gunman attempted to shoot and kill the former president. A bullet grazed his ear and another shot tragically took the life of an attendee in the crowd. Boyd covers all of the analysis and political ramifications this has, but first we need to start with the more important part: a father, and member of the community, was killed protecting his family at an event that should be safe.

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Jul 15, 2024 2:25 PM
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Inside Sources Full Show July 12th, 2024: Tom Nichols, James Phillips, Veronique de Rugy, Joseph Grenny, and More!

Finish this week of news with Boyd Matheson! Boyd dives into the NATO Summit and President Zelensky’s remarks on the National Governors Association meeting. Tom Nichols weighs in on the accusations of the double standard in the media surrounding Biden and Trump. Dive into how we cannot rely on the Supreme Court to solve all of our problems with James Phillips. Veronique de Rugy shares the GOP’s fiscal goals in 2024 and how they would play out in reality. Learn the skills to have crucial conversations with Joseph Grenny and More!

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Jul 12, 2024 3:8 PM
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