Episodes
Is a “national divorce” in our future? David Reaboi, the mind behind the “Late Republic Nonsense” Substack newsletter, joins Jacki to review his new, widely circulated piece: “National Divorce is Expensive, but Worth Every Penny.”Reaboi outlines how America could well become two separate cultural and economic zones. - - - - - Next, European countries are making such poor choices about nuclear energy, coal, and natural gas that their citizens could have to choose between heating and...
Published 10/25/21
Hundreds of Texans died in the February winter storm. These deaths were entirely preventable, yet Texas – and many other states – are positioned to experience a repeat due to false narratives against fossil fuels and nuclear energy. Jason Isaac of TPPF explains on this episode – and in a new PragerU video. - - - - - Self-styled “environmentalists” are selective in their outrage. Where are they as millions traverse the southern border, trampling underfoot the delicate desert ecosystem, and...
Published 10/13/21
This episode: Fear is the strongest driver for most people. Poll: 45% of people aged 16-25 live in such extreme fear of climate change that it impacts their daily lives. Half of young Americans think “humanity is doomed.” Would expected climate change actually bring “doom”? The climate is changing, humans are contributing, but our ability to manage our impact on the planet is grossly underestimated. Why are we more concerned about climate change in 100 years than the 30% spike in U.S. murders...
Published 10/07/21
Why do big tech and corporate America go out of their way to offend half of their customer base? Is filing a civil rights lawsuit a mechanism to fight back against woke corporations forcing their ideology on you as an employee? Vivek Ramaswamy, author of  WOKE INC. :  INSIDE CORPORATE AMERICA’S SOCIAL JUSTICE SCAM tells Jacki and her listeners the answers to these questions, and more. - - - - -  Next, Gregory Wrightstone is warning the public to not store electric vehicles in a garage. Why?...
Published 09/22/21
Could your every motorized move be tracked by the federal government? If D.C. has its way, it could. Former White House adviser Vance Ginn, Ph.D., the chief economist at the Texas Public Policy Foundation, elaborates on the hidden plan in the $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill that would monitor – and tax! - your every mile. - - - - - Next, the world should be celebrating a United Nations report which reveals that its previous climate doomsday scenarios are now highly unlikely. This should be...
Published 09/17/21
Dr. Steve Koonin, Obama’s appointee as Undersecretary for Science at the U.S. Department of Energy, joins Jacki to discuss his new book, Unsettled:  What Climate Science Tells Us, What It Doesn’t, and Why It Matters.  Koonin dispels fear with facts as he reviews the most current climate science to show that the future is far better than the prevailing narrative suggests.  With more than 200 peer-reviewed papers in relevant scientific disciplines, Dr. Koonin was a professor of theoretical...
Published 09/07/21
Al Gore is back, this time finding ways to stunt Africa’s growth on the basis that offering abundant, affordable fossil fuels or nuclear energy to the world’s destitute is not green. Ken Braun, Senior Investigative Researcher with Capital Research Center, and author of “Al Gore Offers Africa Electricity by the Spoonful,” reveals the sacrifices Gore demands of the world’s poor, while making few of his own.   Then, the country’s largest freshwater aquifer, the Ogallala, and the country’s...
Published 08/31/21
Got Covid? After a two-week absence, Jacki returns to the studio from her second go-round with this century’s historic pandemic and has advice that could save your life – and our economy.   Then, what is behind Joe Biden’s confusing and hypocritical approach to energy independence / energy security? Every president since Nixon has promised energy independence, but the current president seems to have the opposite goal. Jacki welcomes Jason Modglin, President of the Texas Alliance of Energy...
Published 08/25/21
Electric vehicles are hailed as the transportation of the future, yet battery technology remains primitive. Jacki points out that even the newest, “fast charge” stations require a half-hour of charge time. Most charging stations require hours. Cross-country travel remains out of range for most electric vehicle owners.   Jacki also shines a light on why we need more truth-in-advertising for “environmental, social, and [corporate] governance” investments (“ESG”).   Then, Jacki talks with Kirk...
Published 08/16/21
Rising gasoline prices might be the one thing that could stop government overreach to punish U.S. production of oil, gas, and coal. History shows that a president’s popularity plummets when the price of transportation fuels rises to a certain level, inevitably raising the price of all goods. Jacki predicts that if history can be our guide, a quiet policy change could be coming soon. Plus, Jacki will talk with Kurt Hilbert, former counsel for President Trump, to discuss what is really going on...
Published 08/06/21
When your state gradually replaces energy sources that produce nearly 100% of the time with those that produce around 30% of the time, it is not difficult to imagine the results. It looks a lot like Texas in February. Author and journalist Robert Bryce talks with Jacki about the perils of electrifying the economy and his book, A Question of Power: Electricity and the Wealth of Nations. Bryce’s work reminds us that countries with a poor energy supply are guaranteed to be impoverished, and that...
Published 08/04/21
A 15-billion-dollar lawsuit has hit the Biden Administration after it cancelled the Keystone XL Pipeline. The Canadian developer claims massive damages from the reversal of the Trump policy to finish the pipeline… which was a reversal of the Obama policy. After more than eight years of study and hundreds of meetings with state, local, tribal, and federal officials, the developers had their contracts destroyed when Biden killed what was the most advanced and safely designed pipeline to date;...
Published 07/21/21
Is it legal for banks to engage in a group boycott of fossil fuels?  Can your retirement fund manager “play politics” with your money, divesting from fossil fuels to save the climate with “green” investments – even if returns will be lower? Jacki talks with Jason Isaac, director of the Texas Public Policy Foundation’s Life:Powered Initiative, which just launched a landmark white paper explaining many ways that a company or fiduciary could be held liable for letting politics guide their...
Published 07/20/21
Federal land is rich with oil and gas that could decimate our national debt and trade deficit. Jacki discusses this topic with William Perry Pendley, the former acting director of the Bureau of Land Management. Pendley also talks about his decision to relocate the agency’s headquarters from the D.C. swamp to Colorado, moving the bureaucrats into the environments where they can actually experience first-hand the issues and people they oversee. Then, in a recent “60 Minutes” interview, Sir...
Published 07/01/21
Because of the frac’ing revolution, the U.S. became the #1 producer of oil and gas, plunging the price of both commodities, threatening the survival of countries like Russia that rely almost exclusively on oil and gas revenues to make their budgets. The Biden administration is making every policy move possible to destroy this geopolitical trump card, killing U.S. pipelines, while giving the Nord Stream 2 a sanctions clearance as a gift to the Kremlin. Hunter Biden’s questionable deals in...
Published 07/01/21
WV Attorney General Patrick Morrisey updates Jacki on the states’ legal efforts to resist the Biden EPA. Morrisey and 18 other Attorneys General are petitioning the U.S. Supreme Court to limit the EPA’s reach because its policies are killing jobs in energy-rich states - particularly 36 states that produce fossil fuels. Then, fellow Blaze host Kevin Freeman from the Economic War Room talks about ESG (“Environmental, Social and Governance”) investment criteria and how banks, financial...
Published 06/17/21
Scott Shepard is attending board meetings at some of the largest corporations and publicly challenging their unprincipled virtue signaling. Shepard, the deputy director of the National Center for Public Policy Research’s Free Enterprise Project, shares how he questioned Bank of America at its shareholder meeting: How can it oppose voter ID, while requiring individuals to show their ID to withdraw money or attend its board meetings?  In Twitter’s shareholder meeting, Shephard asked CEO Jack...
Published 06/10/21
Jason Isaac, the director of the Texas Public Policy Foundation’s Life:Powered initiative, discusses his testimony before the U.S. Senate protesting the creation of a “National Climate Bank.” The bank would give handouts to U.S. and foreign “green” businesses, backed by the taxpayer, set up an uneven regulatory playing field, and guarantee zero environmental benefits. Next, a video by Texas Public Policy Foundation reveals that some candidates in Texas have hired-operatives to threaten...
Published 06/01/21
Two hundred Texans lost their lives unnecessarily during the February Texas power outages, dying from bad energy policy that prevented their homes from being heated. Jacki reviews a trend-setting law that just passed in Texas that stops cities from actually exacerbating the problem; the law literally puts a ban on bans – on natural gas and other forms of energy. It makes it illegal for local municipalities to implement the Paris Climate agreement unilaterally, restricting access to...
Published 05/26/21
Jacki discusses the cyberattack on the Colonial Pipeline with top regulatory lawyer Mike Nasi. Nasi shares lessons learned from 50 hours of testimony in the Texas legislature on the February power outages, and how outages could be coming to your state if it has mandates to phase-in unreliable energy sources to its grid.   Jacki advises listeners to always keep their vehicles’ tanks full and to have a fuel supply on hand, instead of making a run to the gas station in times of emergency,...
Published 05/18/21
Jacki speaks with Steve Soukup, the author of “The Dictatorship of Woke Capital: How Political Correctness Captured Big Business” and the V.P. of Political Forum. Plus, Jacki discusses the satirical book, “Beneficial Accomplishments of Joe Biden.” Also, Greenpeace Co-Founder Dr. Patrick Moore pulls the curtain back on 11 common environmental claims; Chuck DeVore, V.P. of National Initiatives at the Texas Public Policy Foundation, discusses legislation that would actually make election fraud...
Published 05/13/21
The North Face uses oil to make its jackets, so why won’t it make jackets for an oil company? Chris Wright, the CEO of Liberty Oilfield Services, explains the hypocrisy. Rupert Darwall, the author of “Green Tyranny: Exposing the Totalitarian Roots of the Climate Industrial Complex,” tells Jason Isaac, the director at Texas Public Policy Foundation’s Life:Powered initiative, that ESG investment criteria represent the biggest threat to American capitalism since the 1930s.
Published 05/07/21
Greenpeace Co-Founder, Dr. Patrick Moore, promos his new book, Fake Invisible Catastrophes and Threats of Doom. The thesis: Activists use fear about things that are invisible – CO2, the ozone layer – or remote from the human population – polar bears, coral reefs, etc. – to maintain control of scare narratives that the public cannot evaluate for themselves. Dr. Moore pulls the curtain back on 11 common environmental claims. Then, Chuck DeVore, V.P. of National Initiatives at the Texas Public...
Published 05/06/21
The North Face uses oil to make its jackets, so why won’t it make jackets for an oil company? Chris Wright, the CEO of Liberty Oilfield Services, explains the hypocrisy. Rupert Darwall, the author of “Green Tyranny: Exposing the Totalitarian Roots of the Climate Industrial Complex,” tells Jason Isaac, the director at Texas Public Policy Foundation’s Life:Powered initiative, that ESG investment criteria represent the biggest threat to American capitalism since the 1930s.
Published 04/29/21
Gregory Wrightstone, the bestselling author of “Inconvenient Facts: The Science that Al Gore Doesn’t Want You to Know,” joins Jacki to discuss Biden’s $2.3 trillion “infrastructure” plan, which includes billions of dollars for climate-related projects with wonky, vague descriptions such as “climate resiliency.” It is partially the Green New Deal by another, more palatable name. - - The National Climate Assessment is far better than previously thought, after accounting for its methodology...
Published 04/12/21