In 2009 Jeff Smith was a PhD, a Missouri state senator, and a rising star in the state Democratic Party. Sentenced to one year and one day in prison for filing a false affidavit in connection with a Congressional primary campaign he had lost almost five years earlier, Smith served his time working in a warehouse at a medium security federal prison. He tells Jim of a corrupt and racist penal system that only encourages recidivism and squanders a treasure in human potential.
Can Carson edge out Trump? Did Bush stop bleeding? Did Rubio and Cruz make too many gaffes? Can any of them stop Hillary? Veteran political analyst Doug Schoen talks the strength and weaknesses of the candidates, and gives Jim Zirin some predictions for the future even though it is still early days.
Derek Lidow sold his startup semi-conductor business for over $100 million,. Now, he teaches a standing room only class at Princeton where he teaches undergraduates how to do it. He tells Jim that the key to startup success is not a good idea, but skilled entrepreneurial leadership that gives a good idea the legs it needs to get off the ground.