The world stands on the brink of yet another technological revolution. Advances in machine learning and vocal recognition are giving rise to new ways of intelligent machines—such as self-driving cars and electronic assistants. Some experts are predicting mass unemployment as machines take over yet more jobs once done by people. Are they right? Trumpet writer Richard Palmer examines the myths and truths behind these predictions and looks at how economic instability can lead to political and even global instability.
Four black teens in Chicago kidnapped and tortured a young, white, handicapped teenager this week and live-streamed a video of the torture. The kidnappers tied him up and taped his mouth shut, then beat him, sliced his scalp, forced him to curse Donald Trump and then drink from a toilet—all the while they yelled about how much they hated white people. The story was largely underreported in the liberal press. When President Barack Obama was questioned about the incident he said it was “terrible,” but also noted that race relations have improved during his presidency. On today’s show, Stephen Flurry discusses this disturbing event and how it shows the troubling direction America is headed.
Since the end of World War II, Germany has generally been content in America’s shadow. The nation has been reluctant to show its power, being satisfied with economic success. But 2017 presents Germany with major international challenges. With a Russian ally in the White House, German Chancellor Angela Merkel could become Russian President Vladimir Putin’s enemy No. 1. The radical shifts in American foreign policy will force Germany to make tough decisions—and force it to try and unite Europe around whatever decision it makes. All this will force Germany to throw its weight around on the world scene in a way not often seen. Trumpet staff writer Richard Palmer examines why 2017 will be the year Germany is forced to lead.
On today’s show, Stephen Flurry discusses:What to expect from President Barack Obama as he prepares for life outside the White House; How Angela Merkel will fare in what many are expecting to be a tough year for Germany; The significance of Bavaria’s attempted breakaway from mainstream Germany and how this region will influence Germany’s future direction.
Donald Trump was elected to make America great again by repealing laws, tossing policies, and trashing regulations created by President Barack Obama. But it won’t be that simple and straightforward. Mr. Obama has fundamentally transformed American culture and society, and reversing his actions won’t be quick, easy or painless. In today’s program, guest presenter Brad Macdonald explores how the fruits of the Obama presidency will be with us for a long time to come.
The book of Ruth, though small, is packed with valuable lessons for us today. It contains a remarkable story about obedience, faithfulness and responsibility. On today’s show, Stephen Flurry examines one lesson from Ruth that every true Christian can easily identify with—importance of counting the cost. Also on today’s show, excerpts from the world premier of “Widow’s Might”—a new musical by Ryan Malone.
From terror attacks around the globe to massive political game changers like Brexit and the election of Donald Trump, 2016 proved to be a year filled with dramatic events. Though these events seem bad, they are ultimately leading to the greatest news event in history. On today’s show, Stephen Flurry looks back at the prophetically significant events of 2016 and points out what to expect in the coming year.
“Make America Great Again” has been the most famous slogan of 2016. But in order to understand how to make America great again, we need to know how America was made great in the first place. In today’s program, Trumpet staff writer Richard Palmer examines the cause of America’s rise to superpower status.
Throughout his presidency, Barack Obama has abandoned allies, embraced enemies, and reacted coolly to earthshaking catastrophes. Bret Stephens wrote, “Strategic half measures, underhanded tactics and moralizing gestures have been the president’s style from the beginning.” On today’s show, Stephen Flurry discusses Mr. Obama’s legacy and how it will impact the future of the United States.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told United States Secretary of State John Kerry that “friends don’t take friends to the Security Council.” And yet, that’s exactly what the U.S. did to Israel last Friday. On today’s program, Trumpet Middle East correspondent Brent Nagtegaal discusses the response from Israel and the stunning revelation that the Obama administration was actually behind the resolution itself.