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July 15, 2022

Ending Gun Violence: Punish The Criminals

With the current emphasis being on it is all about the guns, this episode will add a strong pitch for tough gun crime penalties. That is the subject of today’s short-form episode. It is always dangerous and wrong to ascribe …

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July 1, 2022

How To Get Good Government: The Formula

If we are going to get the politicians the nation needs, we must be the voters the nation needs. Politicians reflect the electorate. That is the subject of today's short-form episode. Question: How do we get a government of t...

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June 24, 2022

The Candy Bomber Lives: Is It You?

Post WWII in Berlin, Russia engaged in one of its many and continuing attempts to expand its land, power and influence by harming millions of others. The US responded with the heroic and surprisingly successful Berlin Airlift...

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June 17, 2022

Juneteenth: What Does It Mean?

Independence Day, AKA the Fourth of July, and Juneteenth both represent relentlessly continuing progress and freedom for all. That is the subject of today's short-form episode. Of the usual 11 Federal Holidays, 4 of them, ove...

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June 10, 2022

“Forever Amber” Amber Heard: MeToo or Believe All Women

"Believe all women," hurts MeToo. Fair trials with competent attorneys on both sides support both justice and MeToo. No coincidence. That is the subject of today's short-form episode. The Johnny Depp/Amber Heard celebrity abu...

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June 3, 2022

Enough Is Enough! Now For The Specifics About More Gun Laws

"Enough is Enough" is an empty phrase, right up there with “Do Something!” We need implementable specifics, or it is all just posturing. That is the subject of today's short-form episode. An empty phrase, right up there with ...

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May 27, 2022

[REPLAY] Financial Literacy For Our Kids (And Us) (EP. 375)

Financial literacy for our kids and for us. Simple rules, hard to follow. I often learn, including learning financial literacy, by teaching my children. The rules for understanding financial literacy, and financial success, l...

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May 13, 2022

Ponder These Curiosities--And Get Back To Me

This is a combination of what I call Everyday Wisdom and political oddities. Get back to me with a few of yours. That is the subject of today's 15 minute episode. =========================== CONNECT WITH ME: =================...

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May 6, 2022

Abortion Kills Humans: Is That Okay?

The two critical questions in the abortion debate are: 1. When does human life begin? and 2. When is it permissible for the state to sanction the taking of that human life? My answer to question 1. At the time …

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April 29, 2022

Disney, Florida, Gays & You

Once, Disney nurtured, delighted and educated the young, and gays were fags. Neither is true today. One change is bad, the other is good. That is the subject of today's 10-minute episode. What's the resolution? How do we go f...

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April 22, 2022

Twitter, Censoring "The Modern Town Hall"

As our country grew, the places that we were able to gather and speak freely were many, and changed over time--all while preserving the ability to speak freely. That is no longer true. Declaring support for free speech means ...

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April 15, 2022

Truth + Love = Good Politics, Good Life

Telling the truth in love is always a winner. And it leads directly to the core goal of Revolution 2.0™ of creating better lives for ourselves, our communities and our nation. What are some similarities between truth and love...

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April 8, 2022

Gas “Stimulus” Checks: The Government Taketh Away, The Government Giv…

Focus on two differences: 1. Unlike God, government has nothing to “give away” until it first takes it away. 2. No matter what we give to God, we get more in return. With government, it grabs a slice of what …

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April 1, 2022

Will and Jada Smith: Thuglife (EP. 393)

Being "dissed" verbally does not justify a violent response. We must learn to control our emotions, and not blame them as the root cause. That's the subject of today's 10-minute episode. =========================== CONNECT WI...

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March 26, 2022

“It’s My Opinion, And It’s Very True!” (EP. 392)

The alternative title of this episode might be, “My feelings make it true.” In today’s Take Ten With Will Luden, we go over why unless we–you and I–get over this feelings based approach to everything important in our lives, w...

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March 9, 2022

Ukraine War Explained: Now For A No-Fly Zone (EP. 391)

Not delivering the needed, behavior-changing consequences to Putin and Russia is the international equivalent of defunding the police. And will have similar results. This 10 minute episode will help us in our lives, and help ...

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March 5, 2022

KYIV (Kiev): We Need Candy Bombers, Not City Bombers: Will You Volunt…

As Russian bombs rain down on Kyiv and other cities in Ukraine in Putin’s effort to expand his rule, let’s remember when another Russian President, Joseph Stalin, tried to freeze and starve out most of divided Berlin in 1948 ...

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Feb. 26, 2022

Ukraine: Biden and Chamberlain, Churchill and ? (EP. 389)

In our time together today, our “Take Ten” with Will Luden, we will compare Putin and Hitler, Biden and Chamberlain–and look for today’s Churchill. I normally resist parallels to WWII Germany, but there are too many now to ig...

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Feb. 19, 2022

Trucker Protest: Does Might Make Right? (EP. 388)

I n our time together today, our “Take Ten” with Will Luden, we will separate the causes people are protesting or supporting from the tactics used; they are most often incorrectly blurred to favor the person or group making t...

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Feb. 12, 2022

The Sounds Of Ignorance (EP. 387)

The Sound of Ignorance. In our ten minutes together today, our “Take Ten” with Will Luden, we are focusing on the jarring sound of ignorance in political, economic and other discussions in our country. From the very top with ...

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Feb. 5, 2022

The 7% Supreme Court Justice (EP. 386)

The 7% Supreme Court Justice. President Biden promised that he would pick his VP candidate from a pool of only black women. From that pool, representing 7% of the United States, he chose Kamala Harris. The same thinking that...

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Jan. 16, 2022

Passing As A POC (Person Of Color) (EP. 384)

Passing as a POC. Rewarding people and groups because they are slightly or completely non-white is just as unacceptable as the previous wrong of punishing people and groups for having exactly that physical trait. Both are bla...

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Jan. 8, 2022

Gratitude: Does The Left Have Any? Does The Right Demand It? (EP. 383)

Gratitude: Does The Left Have Any? Does The Right Demand It? We are busy politicizing everything, including science, law enforcement, religion, sports, medicine, history and education. Now we are doing the same thing with gra...

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Jan. 1, 2022

Victims And Shared Responsibility (EP. 382)

Victims and shared responsibility: There are many reasons that we take precautions even if we would be legally in the right had we not taken those steps. These reasons can be centered around personal safety, money, or legal o...

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