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    Allen Covert Talks Kids Books, Politics, and Hollywood.

    Few actors in Hollywood are able to bring you into the dramatic and painful world of their character with such unfettered boldness as to leave you wallowing in the depths of your own suffering as brought back by the realistic journey of the actor. Allen Covert is not one of those actors.  He’s much better than that. Allen is one of those actors that lives | Read More »

    We are Losing the Tax Debate Even Though We’re Right

    Let me get something out of the way first: I get it.  I understand.  I know that 47% of the country pays no income tax and I am fully aware that that is unfair.  I’m part of that 53% of taxpayers and I find it infuriating as well.  We exist in a system that allows half of the country to vote against the other half’s | Read More »

    Why is the United States Government Financing Our Foreign Competition?

    Here’s a question: If tax dollars were being used to make prices cheaper for companies overseas while simultaneously forbidding American companies from enjoying the same luxury…would that be fair? I would submit that it’s not, and President Obama claimed to feel the same way at his State of the Union earlier this year: … It’s not fair when foreign manufacturers have a leg up on | Read More »

    Hawker Beechcraft Bidding Disqualification Continues to Draw Attention

    I’ve written a couple of times now of an ongoing saga about an American weapons manufacturer, Hawker Beechcraft, being excluded from a bidding process for reasons that are as yet undiscovered. I additionally noted my concern related to the company that the contract was ultimately granted to, a Brazilian company named Embraer, because of their close relationship with the Brazilian government and the Brazilian government’s | Read More »

    The Grand Jihad

    I’ve written about the Muslim Brotherhood before at RedState and while researching that post, one thing became abundantly clear: it is a scary organization with a complicated history. Bill Whittle narrates this excellent video from Encounter Books to help us understand the threat the Brotherhood poses.  Watch and learn. Follow @ben_howe

    The Ben Howe Show on WBT – January 29, 2012

    As many of you know, I’ve been working on landing a permanent gig at 50k watt powerhouse WBT 1110 AM out of Charlotte, NC. This past Sunday was my second and final show for the month of January.  In it, I talk EPA, take calls, discuss the establishment, and interview Mark Daniels of Hilex Poly, a company I’ve written about before and America’s largest plastic bag | Read More »

    Actorvist Adam Baldwin Defends Bill Maher

    On last night’s show, Co-host Ace of Spades and I caught up with actor & conservative Adam Baldwin, fresh off of his recent successful run on television series Chuck and on his way to collect an unemployment check. Conversation went from Ace’s desire to see an Oscar for “Best Driving Into A Wall” to Adam’s contention that our remaining presidential candidates are not the huge | Read More »

    Is Newt Much Better on the Question of Mandates?

    Yesterday I wrote an article on why I view the inevitability of an Obama defeat at the hands of Romney to be less than inevitable.  Mostly I attributed this to weakness on a core issue: Obamacare.  From my view, Romney cannot adequately take on this topic so long as he insists on defending the principles put forth in Romneycare. His state’s rights position plays ok | Read More »

    Why Mitt Romney’s Electability is Not Inevitable

    After many months of getting a pass, it seems that the other candidates are willing to finally start hitting Governor Mitt Romney on his major weakness: The Massachusetts Health Care Insurance Reform Law.  The bill, known by most as Romneycare, is (as we all have been saying for many moons) the basis for the much maligned Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, otherwise affectionately known | Read More »

    Governor Rick Perry & Rep. Mick Mulvaney Join the Inaugural Broadcast of ‘The Ben Howe Show’

    If you haven’t been keeping up, I’ve been neck deep in a contest to get my own radio show on one of the largest radio stations in the southeast, WBT out of Charlotte, NC. You can see the stages of the contest here, here, & here. After much spamming of twitter and the gracious web real estate of RedState.com, the first day of my new | Read More »

    The New York Times Ponders: “Are We Biased Enough?”

    The lefties on Twitter are very upset with their favorite paper, The New York Times.  They’ve even started a hashtag (#NewNYTSlogans) attacking them for the apparent lack of dedication to truth that the paper has exhibited of late in its pages. An article titled, “Should The Times Be a Truth Vigilante?” is what has sent them into full fledged mock mode and, as best I | Read More »

    From “Tea Party Revolution” to “It’s Time to Settle”

    On last night’s show, Co-host Ace of Spades and I celebrated the inevitability of our presidential candidate.  We have been informed that this candidate will be former Governor Mitt Romney.  We are also told that we should be excited about this.  We are not. On a brighter note, we also discussed Conan the Barbarian vs Conan the Destroyer, who was really the hero in Wall | Read More »

    American Weapons Manufacturer Taking U.S. Government to Court for Bid Disqualification

    In November I reported on American company Hawker Beechcraft being inexplicably disqualified from bidding on a weapons contract that appears ready to go to a Brazilian company named Embraer, which has questionable ties to America’s enemies. Embraer, a Brazilian aerospace giant which is currently under investigation for potentially making illegal payments to obtain government contracts, is essentially owned by the Brazilian government. Through their “Golden Share,” Brazil | Read More »

    The Rick Perry I Know

    A little over a month ago, I had the opportunity to put together a video honoring Veterans Day to be shown at BlogCon 2011 in Denver, Colorado. In conjunction with FreedomWorks, I was able to get a handful of questions about Veterans Day over to a handful of politicians to have them say thank you to our troops. Because of technical difficulties, it wasn’t actually | Read More »

    VIDEO: Just A Vision

    So what exactly is Barack Obama’s plan?  Wasn’t he the great problem solver?  The great unifier?  Wasn’t this the moment that the oceans started to recede?  The winds started to change? Wasn’t he going to usher in a new era and fundamentally transform the United States of America? Turns out Barack Obama’s grand ideas and plans were little more than brainstorms.  An excellent new video | Read More »