The local news anchor cited by some (affectionately, we hope) as the inspiration for Ron Burgundy reveals what he couldn't say on TV for 30 years. You'll see why most news reports - local and national - are a distraction from the crises both Democrats and Establishment Republicans are creating:
Underemployment, especially for minorities
Unaffordable health care
Income inequality widened by Wall Street and the Federal Reserve
Trade deals that export jobs
Foreign policy that topples allies and props up enemies
Pop culture that, as Tocqueville wrote, keeps us in childhood irrevocably - and paves the way to tyranny.
The solution to all this is what Jack Atherton calls The American Idea. He takes you on a breezy trip through 2,000 years of history to show how individual rights and free markets evolved. You'll see why President Obama, Hillary Clinton, and GOP leaders reject The American Idea, and whether Donald Trump or Ted Cruz really can make America great again.
The Real Anchorman's Conservative Manifesto is a great book for students seldom taught this history, and for everyone eager to be reminded why, for all our challenges, America became that shining city on a hill. Listen to it, and stay classy.
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