Thursday, January 09, 2014

HWX, with Mark Yost

It’s a midweek special edition of the Hinderaker Ward Experience (HWX).  John Hinderaker of Power Line and Brian Ward of Fraters Libertas reconvene to break down the critical issues of the day.   Topics addressed include:

*  The ramifications of living in the god forsaken arctic wasteland that has been Minnesota this week

*  The potential extension of long term unemployment benefits and its utility as a political issue

*  John’s Power Line post on MSNBC and Rachel Maddow that is burning up the blogosphere this week
Loon of the Week, NYC’s Youth Poet Laureate Ramya Ramana

This Week in Gatekeeping, Geography corner with clarifications on Hawaii’s statehood and the relative locations of North and South Dakota

We were also joined by special guest Mark Yost.  He’s a Wall Street Journal author by day, fireman/paramedic in Chicago by night, and author of the terrific new book, The Cartel.   It’s the latest in his Nick Mattera series.  

In “The Cartel,” Mattera and his crew face a whole new enemy: Manny Banuelos is the head of the Sinaloa Cartel, one of the world’s most-powerful, drug-trafficking organization. In a ripped-from-the-headlines story, Manny and his gang don’t just go away when a newly elected Libertarian U.S. President legalizes marijuana.  Instead, they fight back, sabotaging government labs, blackmailing executives, and hatching a plan to control the world-wide drug trade. The only thing that stands in their way is Nick Mattera and his brave crew of firefighters, who are caught in the middle of this bloody turf war that’s erupted in the neighborhood around their firehouse.

It’s a wild ride, and all available from Amazon as an eBook for $2.99 (cheap).

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