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Venezuela, Silicon Valley, Iraq, and More

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❖ Venezuela is an avoidable human tragedy. A couple million Venezuelans have already left that country—in search of food. The oil-rich country is one of the wealthiest in our hemisphere. But a decade or two of socialism/communism has ground their economy to a halt. John Tamny is the director of FreedomWork’s Center for Economic Freedom and the author of the new book, The End of Work. Tamny wrote a recent piece for Real Clear Markets on the subject of the crisis Venezuela. He notes: “So while news accounts indicate that Venezuela is in desperate shape, the creation of money for the sake of it will do nothing to fix what’s wrong.  Only economic freedom will alter the outlook, after which the supply of money in Venezuela will rise rapidly through market forces, and without regard to the actions of superfluous central banks.” John Tamny joins Jerry Newcombe on Vocal Point to discuss the case of Venezuela.

❖ Today the social media big techs censor Infowars’ Alex Jones, a bit of a nutcase—in the opinion of many people. But if they curb his free speech on their platforms, who will they censor tomorrow? Jarrett Stepman, a writer for the Heritage Foundation’s dailysignal.com, wrote an article on this, “Censorship of Infowars Exposes Larger Problem of Silicon Valley Bias.” Stepman notes, “Private companies can, of course, censor whomever they like, but the pattern of behavior from Silicon Valley toward speech in general—and continual inability to treat conservative views fairly on their extremely powerful platforms—is rightly concerning to conservatives who use those platforms.” Jarrett Stepman joins Jerry Newcombe on Vocal Point to discuss this growing trend of the social media gatekeepers censoring conservative content. www.dailysignal.com

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❖ Kendall Coffey, notes publicist Maria Sliwa, “worked alongside  Brett Kavanaugh in the later stages of the Elian Gonzalez saga. Kavanaugh also worked on a number of high-profile South Florida cases… Coffey said he knows Kavanaugh and the way he works.” Coffey says of President Trump’s second nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court: “He’s absolutely a brilliant, legal mind and one of the best legal writers in America today.” Coffey also notes that “[Paul] Manafort’s Trial had no connection to President Trump or the Russia investigation.” Coffey is a former U.S. Attorney, who has often been a guest on various television outlets, including CNN, FOX, and MSNBC. On this portion of Vocal Point, Jerry Newcombe has a visit with Kendall Coffey for his reflections on the Kavanaugh appointment and on the Manafort trial.

❖ Mona K. Oshana is a Christian from Iraq, who has a heart for the plight of Christians in the Middle East. She fears that the world is turning a blind eye and a deaf ear to the Christians there who are being systematically marginalized or in some cases killed. Mona K Oshana is an author, speaker, blogger, and the executive director of “Power of Three.” – Author, Speaker, Blogger and Executive Director of Power of Three. She says, “Leaving my homeland was not by choice, but by force.” The story of her escape is in her book, Look Beyond the Fire. Mona K. Oshana joins Jerry Newcombe on Vocal Point to discuss the systematic persecution of the millions of Christians in the Middle East. www.monakshow.com

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Dr. Jerry Newcombe

Dr. Jerry Newcombe serves as the senior producer and as an on-air host and a columnist for D. James Kennedy Ministries. Jerry has produced or co-produced more than 60 one hour television specials that have aired nationwide. Jerry is the author or co-author of twenty-six books, at least two of which have been bestsellers, George Washington’s Sacred Fire (with Dr. Peter Lillback) and What If Jesus Had Never Been Born? (with Dr. Kennedy) . Jerry has also written Doubting Thomas? The Life and Legacy of Thomas Jefferson (with Mark Beliles). Jerry has appeared on numerous talk shows as a guest, including Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher (4x), Janet Parshall's America, Point of View, the Moody radio network, TBN, the Fox News Channel, the Fox Business Channel, C-Span2's "Book Notes," etc. Jerry hosts a weekly radio program on Christian radio, "GraceFM," www.gracenetradio.com, Thursdays, 12-1 PM Eastern time. Jerry is happily married with two children and a grandchild. The Newcombes reside in South Florida.

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