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Drug Money and Defense on the Radio!

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After a long but quick trip throughout much of the Southeastern United States, my “Common Sense“ radio show is back home in Baton Rouge this weekend on our home station, Clear Channel’s WJBO, that’s 1150 AM.  We made radio stops in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, Atlanta, Georgia, and Boone, North Carolina.  And after a few week break t home, our show will be back on the road again soon.  Hey, my thanks to Chris East and all the folks at 640 AM WGST -The Talk of Atlanta. We had a great reception with these folks during our sow last weekend from their studios, which, of course are located on Peachtree Road.  Seems like every street in Atlanta has a form of Peachtree in its name.  I’m pictured with Chris below.

This week, we will take a look at the booming Texas economy, that possible presidential contender Gov. Rick Perry says is the shining example to the rest of the country.  But just why is the economy there booming?  Does it have anything to do with drug money?  University of Texas criminal justice professor Michael Lauderdale said drug money from Mexico is a major part of the growing Texas economy in a Time Magazine feature last week.  And he will be on my show this weekend in the first hour to tell us just why.  Youcan find more about Prof. Lauderdale and his recent book on Texas by Clicking Here.

Also joining us will be author Stephen Glain, who raises important questions about America’s spending priorities and how far should we go in building up a continuing world presence with our military. An interesting account of how sixty years of American militarism created the Cold War, fanned decades of what Glain says is unnecessary conflict, helped to fuel Islamist terror, and threatens to bankrupt the country. In eye-opening fashion, State vs. Defense shows how America truly operates as a superpower and explores the constant tension between the diplomats at State and the warriors at Defense. He will join us in the second hour of the show, and you can find out more about this book by Clicking Here.

We will also get an update on America’s troubled economy, and what could happen to Medicare and social security coverage.  Plus, can you believe that football is getting popular in India? These Asians just won’t let us be, will they?  All this and more on the “Common Sense“ show this weekend, so be sure and tune in.

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