Podcast 188: Noah Rothman on Pro-Palestine College Campus Protests & Congressman Darrell Issa’s D-Day Remembrance Plane Jump

Noah Rothman and Congressman Darrell Issa
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Podcast 188: Noah Rothman on Pro-Palestine College Campus Protests & Congressman Darrell Issa's D-Day Remembrance Plane Jump

This week on Breaking Battlegrounds, we have an exciting lineup featuring Noah Rothman, senior writer at National Review and author of “The Rise of the New Puritans” and “Unjust: Social Justice and the Unmaking of America.” Rothman will delve into his recent article, “Iran’s Attack on Israel Was a Political Sea Change,” exploring the implications of Iran’s aggression towards Israel. Additionally, we’ll discuss Rothman’s insights on the pro-Palestine protests on campuses, USC’s decision to cancel graduation ceremonies for the same students who did not get a high school graduation due to COVID, and whether we have reached peak wokism. Later in the show, Congressman Darrell Issa will join us to discuss Republican veterans preparing for the 80th anniversary of D-Day, showcasing their dedication with daring parachute jumps from original World War II transport planes. We’ll also examine the recent shift in migrant arrivals along the southern border, with San Diego emerging as the top region for the first time in decades, providing a comprehensive analysis of this evolving situation. Tune in for thought-provoking discussions and insightful analysis on Breaking Battlegrounds every week.

About out guests

Noah Rothman is a senior writer at National Review. He is the author of The Rise of the New Puritans: Fighting Back against Progressives’ War on Fun and Unjust: Social Justice and the Unmaking of America. Follow Noah on X at @NoahCRothman.

Congressman Darrell Issa represents the people of California’s 48th Congressional District. Congressman Issa sits on the House Judiciary Committee, House Foreign Affairs Committee, and House Science, Space and Technology Committee. 

Originally from Ohio, Issa enlisted in the U.S. Army when he was a senior in high school. Through his military service, he received an ROTC scholarship and graduated with a degree in business from Siena Heights University in Adrian, Michigan. Upon graduation, Issa was commissioned as an Army officer, and ultimately obtained the rank of captain. He completed his active-duty military service in 1980 and turned his interests to the private sector.

At the height of his career in business, Issa served as CEO of a California-based electronics company that he founded and built in the mid-1990s, which became the nation’s largest manufacturer of vehicle anti-theft and auto security devices. In 1994, Issa was named Entrepreneur of the Year. Issa also served as chairman of the Consumer Electronics Association, an organization of 2000 companies within the consumer technology industry.

Issa is a senior member of the House Judiciary Committee and the House Foreign Affairs Committee.  From 2011-2015, he was the Chairman of the Oversight and Government Reform Committee, and  previously served on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, the Energy & Commerce Committee, and the Small Business Committee.

As a congressman and leader at California’s grassroots level, Issa has championed smart, limited government and advanced legislation to balance the federal budget and promote transparency to hold government accountable to the people.

A holder of 37 patents, Issa has been vigilant about protecting intellectual property rights. His successful efforts to fight human trafficking along the U.S. border have resulted in tougher laws, stiffer penalties, and more consistent enforcement. His watchful concern to guarantee that U.S. taxpayers receive the royalties they are owed from mineral interests on federal lands exposed fraud and mismanagement at the Mineral Management Service (MMS) in 2006. In 2008, when Congress was asked to pass the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) in the wake of that year’s financial crisis, Issa stood by his experience starting and growing successful businesses, opposed giving a blank-check bailout to Wall Street, and voted against all government bailouts. Follow Congressman Issa on X at @repdarrellissa.


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