“Heroes and Dogmatists,” TODAY at 3 p.m. ET (12 p.m. PT)

Defending MLK and Edward Snowden as heroes; some thoughts on why there’s a “dogmatism” problem in Objectivism. More stories as well; see Program Notes, below, for all the stories, etc., I plan to discuss.

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Program Notes

One of my favorite MLK quotations

Martin Luther King Jr. and the Fundamental Principle of America

The Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Chelsea Manning to Be Released Early as Obama Commutes Sentence

Pardon Snowden

Toward a Society of Privacy

Legalizing Privacy: Why and How

Don’t Tread on My Metadata

Earth Sets a Temperature Record for the Third Straight Year

US to lease Atlantic Ocean for offshore wind farm off Kitty Hawk HT Stephanie Gutmann

How Dare Betsy DeVos Give American Families an Educational Choice HT Jeffrey Young

Jeff Sessions Said ‘Secularists’ Are Unfit for Government HT Rob Abiera

Should My Band Play at Trump’s Inauguration?

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Nihilism in Obama’s America

Nihilism in America abounds during the week Obama gives his farewell address. We’ll examine the address, look at several examples of nihilism in America today, and more on today’s show. See Program Notes, below, for all the stories, etc., I plan to discuss.

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Program Notes

Remarks by the President in Farewell Address

PardonSnowden.org

Obama: Nihilist or Just Incompetent?

Dylann Roof Is Sentenced to Death in Charleston Church Massacre

No Regrets From Dylann Roof in Jailhouse Manifesto HT Jeffrey Young

Working for Natural Gas Interests, Former Cuomo Aides Lobbied to Kill Indian Point Nuclear Plant HT Stephanie Gutmann

Hate crime charges filed after ‘reprehensible’ video shows attack on mentally ill man in Chicago

Airport Shooter Converted to Islam, Identified as Aashiq Hammad Years Before Joining Army HT Donna Pozdro

UW-Madison’s Young Americans for Freedom labeled hate group HT Mark Nitikman

Judges Reject Orange County’s Claim That Social Workers Didn’t Know Lying In Court Was Wrong HT Brian Yoder

11 Democratic women who could run for president in 2020, ranked HT Rob Abiera

The Chilling Effect of the Government’s Subpar Subpoenas HT Rob Abiera

Attack Watch as Case Study of How Force Stops Thinking

Hamas Holds Rally in Gaza To Celebrate Terrorist Ramming That Killed 4 Israelis HT Mark Nitikman

Tech billionaires are asking scientists for help breaking humans out of the computer simulation they think they might be trapped in HT Stuart Hayashi

David Bowie Dies at 69; Star Transcended Music, Art and Fashion

Privacy legislation reintroduced for mail older than 180 days HT Johnny Lee

Texas Judge Dismisses ‘Clock Boy’s’ Defamation Lawsuit Against Conservatives HT Mark Nitikman, Jeffrey Young

I Can Feel Bare-Chestedness Normalizing

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“Don’t Let It Go In 2017,” TODAY at 3 p.m. ET (12 p.m. PT)

It’s a new year, time to recommit to the values underlying the uniquely American sense of life. What lessons from 2016 can we bring into 2017 to help us do that? This and more on today’s show, the first of the new year. See Program Notes, below, for all the stories, etc., I plan to discuss.

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Program Notes

Yaron’s AM560 Rewind: Looking Forward, Wishes for 2017

Tim Ferriss: What I Learned in 2016

Philosophy: Who Needs It

The Snapchat Presidency of Donald Trump

In Republicans’ Ethics Office Gambit, a Spectacle of Tweets and Retreats

Trump Appears to Side With Assange Over Intelligence Agencies’ Conclusions

Obama Fights for Health Law as Republicans Stand Firm on Vow to Repeal

Yes, this is real: Michigan just banned banning plastic bags HT Rob Abiera

HT Daniel

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