August 10, 2017 – North Korea & Former Pentagon Speechwriter Kevin Sammy

Who defines how forceful American rhetoric has to be when we talked to our adversaries or allies around the world?

Today we spoke with former Pentagon Speechwriter to the Secretary of Defense, Kevin Sammy (bio), about how a shift in the words we use with North Korea can redefine our foreign policy doctrine; and can beg the question of how far our allies need to go to remain American Enough to our President. ​

August 9th, 2017 – Trump’s RAISE Act: How do Immigrants effectively become integrated as American enough?

Trump’s RAISE Act and how immigrants can be American enough…

When an immigrant is told they’re not American enough to come to this country, stay in this country, or thrive in this country — how does the promise etched into the Statue of Liberty hold true? Our President RAISEd  this very question last week, by endorsing a set of immigration proposals that try to measure the likelihood of an individual succeeding or not in this grand American experiment. So what are his metrics?

July 27, 2017 – On Banning Transgender People in the US Military – with Gautam Raghavan

Gautam Raghavan, LGBT Advisor to President Barack Obama, speaks on President Trump’s planned ban of transgenders in the US military…

Vikrum Aiyer interviews Gautam Raghavan, former LGBT Advisor to President Barack Obama, and Pentagon White House Liaison who helped oversee the repeal of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell and worked on implementing the rule enabling transgender service members to openly serve our country. Raghavan discusses the thinking behind President Trump’s TransBan, and shares his views on what it means to be American Enough to Serve God & Country.

July 25, 2017 – On Trump, Boy Scouts, Health Care, America Leadership

President Trump and the Boy Scouts, the Health Care vote, and American leadership…

As he travels, Vikrum Aiyer makes time to reflect on President Trump’s polarizing speech to the Boy Scouts, the  story-in-the-making vote on Health Care, and considerations for effective leadership in the United States.

June 15, 2017 – On the Shooting at the GOP Baseball Practice

Why President Trump’s response to the shooting at the GOP baseball practice mattered as an example of how unity must be beyond the moment of tragedy…

While en route to a meeting, Vikrum Aiyer comments on how division fuels conflict,  how Americans stand well shoulder to shoulder in times of tragedy but must do great in the moments in between those difficult events, and how we must be better together.

 

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There’s a lot going on in America (and the world) and Vikrum Aiyer — Former White House Senior Economic Policy Advisor (Obama Administration) and Former Chief of Staff of the United States Patent and Trademark Office — has something to say about it all and about what it takes these days to be American enough.

This summer, MouthMedia™ Network will launch “American Enough™ with Vikrum Aiyer”, a weekly, town hall-style podcast discussing your questions and comments about current events, politics, and American ideals. As events unfold, Vikrum will share timely commentary wherever he is, as he travels, between meetings, and even en route to the office. If political commentary, having your say, and America matter to you — you’re going to love this podcast.