Wednesday show notes 06-06-18
June 1944 was a major turning point of World War II, particularly in Europe. Although the initiative had been seized from the Germans some months before, so far the western Allies had been unable to mass sufficient men and material to risk an attack in northern Europe.
The Bedford Boys Ultimate Sacrifice on D-Day
The following is Chapter 11, “Dog Beach”, from the book “The Bedford Boys: One American Town’s Ultimate D-Day Sacrifice” by Alex Kershaw (Da Capo Press, 2004).
Overview of Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith
The first theme in The Wealth of Nations is that regulations on commerce are ill-founded and counter-productive. The prevailing view was that gold and silver was wealth, and that countries should boost exports and resist imports in order to maximize this metal wealth.
Limbaugh: story of the decade being suppressed
The figure was just one on a list of good-news reports Friday about the American job outlook, and talk-radio star Rush Limbaugh jumped on the naysayers, including Obama, for not having the faith and hope that America needs.
Border arrests remain near peak of Trump era
U.S. border agents made more than 50,000 arrests in May for the third month in a row, the Department of Homeland Security said Wednesday, an indication that escalating enforcement tactics by the Trump administration – including separating migrant parents from their children – has not had an immediate deterrent effect.