Walter served in the George W. Bush administration as Special Assistant to the President for Domestic Policy and was vice president for publications and research at the Philanthropy Roundtable. There he edited Philanthropy magazine and also produced donor guidebooks on public policy research, school choice, and assistance to the poor. Walter writes regularly for PhilanthropyDaily.com and previously served as a senior fellow at the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty and as senior editor of the American Enterprise Institute’s flagship publication. A native of Knoxville, Tenn., he is a graduate of Georgetown University.
March 11th, 2022 | 29 mins 31 secs
In 2020 as the coronavirus hit and governments ordered mass lockdowns of length and scope unprecedented in American history, Congress passed the “Paycheck Protection Program” or PPP to help small businesses maintain their payrolls with forgivable loans. But before 2021, labor unions were not supposed to receive funds from PPP; my guest, the Freedom Foundation’s Maxford Nelsen, documented as many as 226 forgivable loans made under PPP totaling over $36 million that went to labor unions and related organizations. Max joins us today to discuss this and the Freedom Foundation’s other work on government worker unions.
March 4th, 2022 | 24 mins 41 secs
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Today, Sarah Lee hosts as Will Hild from Consumer's Research discusses the man behind the "woke boardroom", Larry Fink, and his empire, BlackRock.
February 25th, 2022 | 21 mins 34 secs
election integrity, election reform, heritage action, save our elections
Our host Mike Watson and guest, Jessica Anderson of Heritage Action discuss their efforts regarding state level election reforms to have safer, more secure elections.
February 18th, 2022 | 13 mins 28 secs
black lives matter, black lives matter global foundation network, blm, color us united, financial disclosures, irs, washington examiner
Equity is based on arbitrary concepts like fairness. Equality is based on the value of humans. Join us this week as we discuss the stark differences between equity and equality with Christian Watson from Color us United.
February 11th, 2022 | 26 mins 41 secs
Our guest today went digging for the federally mandated financial disclosures that the BLM Global Network Foundation was supposed to file. He couldn't find them which only raised more questions. Where did all the money go that BLM shoveled in during the 2020 riots go? Join us in a discussion about BLM's lack of financial accountability with our guest, Andrew Kerr from the Washington Examiner.
February 4th, 2022 | 25 mins 33 secs
The teachers' unions are receiving a lesson for themselves on the subject of image. Join us for a discussion with Dan Gainor of Media Research Center about how they are tracking the teachers' unions efforts to create a more positive image.
January 28th, 2022 | 23 mins 59 secs
2020 election, election 2020, election integrity, virginia, voter fraud, zuckbucks
Since we shined a light on ZuckBucks and how it influenced the 2020 Election, many state legislatures are responding to prohibit private dollars going to local election superintendents' offices. Join Mike Watson for a discussion with CRC President Scott Walter and researchers Hayden Ludwig and Parker Thayer about the Virginia Legislature's response to ZuckBucks.
January 21st, 2022 | 19 mins 30 secs
As Virginia has been turning blue, the education system in that Commonwealth has become more ingrained with leftist policies and ideals. However, shifts could be occurring upon the election of Glenn Youngkin and his executive orders banning divisive educational concepts and promoting parental involvement in their childrens' education.
January 14th, 2022 | 27 mins 23 secs
Listen to Dr. Jay Greene as he describes the impetus behind Critical Race Theory and why American parents are so upset.
April 5th, 2021 | 20 mins 18 secs
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In this episode: We’ve discussed H.R. 1 before, see episode 161 with Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshal, and it is important enough to discuss it again. Joining us today is Capital Research Center president Scott Walter to discuss donor disclosure and his testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee Subcommittee on Federal Courts, Oversight, Agency Action, and Federal Rights.
December 11th, 2020 | 19 mins 32 secs
As states finalize their results or find the ballots they misplaced or lost the sticky notes for—looking at you, New York Twenty Two—the debate over election procedures shifts from the concluded 2020 elections to protecting election integrity for the future. And while much heat and light—arguably too much of the former—has focused on voting machine manufacturers, less light has shone on the influencers that exploited the COVID pandemic to fundamentally alter how elections were conducted, often without due consideration of consequences. Joining me today is Capital Research Center president Scott Walter to discuss one of those influencers—the Center for Technology and Civic Life.
November 6th, 2020 | 18 mins 39 secs
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In this episode: “Keep Portland Weird”—that is a common slogan for Oregon’s largest city. But the rest of the country would rather at least one particular weirdness stay in Portland: Antifa, the radical-left extremist faction that has spent most of the summer and fall rioting there. But what is Antifa? Is it an idea, an ideology, or a conventionally understood group? Joining us to explore this question is writer Mark Hemingway, a third-generation Oregonian who conducted an in-depth analysis of Antifa for Real Clear Investigations.
October 18th, 2018 | 9 mins 50 secs
A "tracker" for David Brock's left-wing American Bridge Super PAC was arrested after allegedly assaulting a Republican Party staffer, a new anti-dark money film gets its own funding from shady left-wing donors, and a former Bush administration staffer turned professional leftist tries to go after McDonald's.
October 11th, 2018 | 8 mins 57 secs
George Soros's Open Society Foundations has appointed new leadership which includes a former Democratic congressman and a member of La Raza, the Soros funded "Win Justice PAC" is registering likely Democrats to vote in swing states, and the Pennsylvania Conference of Teamsters is using union dues to try to get its Trump supporting members to vote blue.
October 4th, 2018 | 8 mins 44 secs
A professional leftist harasses Jeff Flake in an elevator over Kavanaugh, three academics sneak absurd fake papers into a number of academic journals for 'grievance studies' (such as women's studies), and after a 5 year battle employees of Gerawan Farming have decertified the United Farm Workers as their union.
September 27th, 2018 | 14 mins 32 secs
Big Labor massively funds the Democrats in the midterms, an Antifa group harasses Senator Ted Cruz, and NEO Philanthropy's "Reproaction" asks users to sign a petition to Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey demanding that the platform censor pro-life content.