Aug. 28, 2009

Friday Five: Michelle Malkin Talks Policy
by Kim Trobee, editor
We talk with the sometimes controversial and always outspoken, Michelle Malkin about her take on the health-care debate and her latest best-seller.

1. We've heard a lot about the Obama administration. Are there things we don't know?

People don't realize the extent to which cronyism, corruption, business as usual have been brought from Chicago to the Potomac. And that's really what motivated me to write Culture of Corruption. It's an encyclopedia, a road map to all of the characters that have been installed, not only in the West Wing but also the East Wing. And I think the chapter that I did on Michelle Obama was probably one of the most valuable chapters because it really blows the lid off this myth that somehow she's a traditional first lady, that she's simply there to host teas and cookies, and grow super peas in her garden. But she's so much more than that, and I think she really does embody the hardball Chicago politics, the patronage system, and the kind of knuckle cracking and head cracking that really got Barack Obama elected to office.

2. What are some of the most outrageous things you have discovered?

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We talk with the sometimes controversial and always outspoken, Michelle Malkin about her take on the health-care debate and her latest best-seller.

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Listen online to the day's top radio news stories, hosted by Kim Trobee.

Social Action Set
In Matthew 5, Jesus taught a simple parable comparing His believers to salt and light. What does this lesson mean to millions of Christians now? Tom Minnery, a Focus on the Family vice president, shares a compelling case from a biblical perspective on why Christians must actively address social issues within the culture.


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