Trump vs. Mexico: Making All of America Great Again?

Scott Ott
Scott Ott

If you understand President Donald Trump’s negotiating strategy, you won’t be alarmed or irrationally triumphal about U.S.-Mexico relations. Scott Ott analyzes an alternative vision.


New Tactics for Active-Shooter Situations: Scott Ott Podcast #15

Active shooter training North Carolina National Guard
Photo: North Carolina National Guard, active shooter training session

A gunman comes to your office. If you follow your training, you’ll flee, barricade, duck and cover. But a growing number of corporate security trainers have rejected the old “shelter in place” doctrine for coping with an active shooter. They now call for action to distract, confuse and take him/her down. On this episode of Scott Ott Podcast (#15) we celebrate this very American approach to countering aggression.

This episode of Scott Ott Podcast contains audio excerpts from Scott Ott Show originally streamed live on YouTube December 22, 2015.


NYT Makes Weakest Gun Control Case Ever & Scalia Called Racist: Scott Ott Podcast #9

New York Times front page gun control editorial, December 5, 2015

In Scott Ott Podcast #9: The New York Times makes the weakest gun control argument ever, and puts it on the front page as an editorial. Plus, Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonin Scalia gets branded as a racist for saying something in open court during an affirmative action case that you might consider kindness and common sense.

This episode of Scott Ott Podcast was drawn from a Scott Ott Show originally streamed live on YouTube on December 10, 2015.


Muslim Prophesy Stops U.S. from Crushing ISIS : Scott Ott Podcast #8

Coalition airstrike against ISIS in Kobane, October 2014
Coalition airstrike on ISIS position in Kobane on 22 October 2014.

Should an apocalyptic Muslim prophesy, as President Obama suggests, restrain the United States from putting boots on the ground to defeat the Islamic State. In this episode of Scott Ott Podcast (#8), we examine our commander-in-chief’s claim that we’d simply be playing into the hands of the enemy by fulfilling the prophesy.

Scott Ott Podcast #8 includes audio excerpts from a Scott Ott Show which originally streamed live on YouTube, December 10, 2015.


Slaughter in San Bernardino: Scott Ott Podcast #5

Slaughter in San Bernardino, Police get attackersI intended to talk about the politics of gun control in the aftermath of the literal-Islamist butchery at a mental health facility in California this week. However, the conversation took a very different turn, as I had to admit that the real answer is not found among politicians or pundits.

Audio excerpts in this podcast drawn from Scott Ott Show, which streamed live on YouTube, December 3, 2015.