Radio, Jan. 28: A Nation of Quitters?

Join us on radio every Sunday, 5-8pm on 710 KNUS, Denverand now also on 1460 KZNT, Colorado Springs To listen online from anywhere, click ------------------------------------------------------------------------- The Sunni insurgency in Iraq, writes Nibras Kazimi in the New York Sun, "is being slowly, and surely, defeated. The average insurgent today feels demoralized, disillusioned, and hunted."

But meanwhile at home, as Daniel Henninger warns in the Wall Street Journal, "The United States is talking itself into defeat in Iraq. Its political culture is now in a downward spiral of pessimism."

Has America become a nation of quitters? Will Osama and Ahmadinejad laugh last? Will the coming decade bring us the global disaster that would have occurred after 1938 if appeasement in the mold of Chamberlain and Lindbergh had prevailed over the warrior spirit of Churchill and FDR?

This Sunday on "Backbone Radio with John Andrews," I'll discuss those concerns with Joshua Sharf and Krista Kafer -- plus your phone calls. There is no more important issue before us right now. None!

** We'll also have a great lineup of guests to take you behind the headlines and back to first principles. Grover Norquist will brief us on the tax-hiking plans of Democrats (and some Republicans) in Congress. Brian Rohrbough, Columbine dad whose pro-life eloquence rocked Katie Couric's newsroom, recounts the abortion holocaust in America since January 22, 1973.

** Bob Chitester, a confidant of the late Milton Friedman, talks about his TV biography of the great economist that airs tomorrow. State Sen. Shawn Mitchell explains what's wrong with the growing move to dump the Electoral College in electing presidents. Joseph D'Souza reports on stirrings of freedom for India's "untouchable" class, the long-oppressed Dalits.

Spin the dial, surf the net, troll through the weekdays -- you just won't find anything else like Backbone Radio. Please be part of our show this weekend by tuning in at 5pm Sunday. (No football that day, either.)

Yours for self-government, JOHN ANDREWS