Hosted by an independent-minded old school journo and belligerent centrist who tells the truth and isn't afraid to offend both sides, this 10-13 min daily podcast explains and analyzes the issues of the day from a different perspective. Because it emanates from San Diego -- a safe distance of more than 3,000 miles away from the "talk way" (the chatter corridor that connects New York and Washington -- it's not blinded by politics and partisanship. It's fair, but it's also tough. It doesn't set out to persuade you or convert you, only to make you think.
Trump's proposed border wall between the US and Mexico is like a White Walker from Game of Thrones. Unrealistic, unlikely and unfunded, it lives on -- in the red meat rhetoric you hear at Trump rallies like the one in Phoenix this week. Now Trump wants to shut down the government. What he needs to shut down is this medieval fantasy.