New episodes every Thursday
Aug. 18th, 2016
Currency manipulation has been a big problem between China and the rest of the world for a couple of decades. It’s no secret why China does it, but is there a bigger question to be raised in terms of China’s economic strategy as well as our own?
In this episode we answer the questions, what is currency manipulation, and how does fit in with China’s overall global economic strategy?
Aug. 11th, 2016
Donald Trump has had about as bad a two weeks as a politician can possibly have. And yet he is still very much in this race. We discuss why that may be a worrisome sign for Democrats. We also discuss why some of Donald Trump’s positions may be resonating more than many believe and why his biggest mistake may have been not running as a Democrat.
Aug. 4th, 2016
According to the World Bank, water shortages are going to deliver a “severe hit” to the economies of regions all over the world by the middle of this century. It’s believed that these shortages are going to spur massive migration and even regional armed conflict. Water is the most abundant natural element on earth and yet is growing scarcer year after year. What do the Flint Water Crisis and these findings by the World Bank tell us about the value of safe drinking water and the need to preserve it? We answer in today’s episode.
July 29th, 2016
Hillary Clinton’s long march to the nomination ended this week when she became her party’s official candidate for President. The scrutiny that she has had to endure from the media has been extraordinary in the 30 plus years that she has been in public life. Has it all been justified? Are there clues in the words and actions of those she has worked most closely with, in both parties, which give us a glimpse into what a Clinton presidency would really be like? We explore in today’s episode.
July 22nd, 2016
Donald Trump’s campaign has been upending politics as we know it for more than a year now. Critics have been deriding and disparaging him and his campaign throughout that time and show no signs of letting up. Is there a cost that we as a nation will have to pay for not giving the Trump campaign its due? We discuss in this week’s episode.
July 14th, 2016
Last week in the US was the kind of week you hope you don’t live through too many of. Killings of two African-American men at the hands of police officers sparked protests all over the country and what appears to be reprisal killings of several Dallas Police Officers.
What are we really talking about when we talk about race in America and why does the debate over race seemingly shut down so quickly after it begins? We attempt to address some of the bigger questions surrounding the race debate in America in this episode.
July 7th, 2016
The House Select Committee on Benghazi recently announced its findings and while they do not completely exonerate Hillary Clinton’s State Department for their actions during the Benghazi attacks they seemingly place more blame on the Department of Defense. The FBI also recently announced the results of their investigation into the use of Clinton’s private email server and whether it jeopardized confidential government secrets.
In this episode we discuss the controversies, the results of the respective inquiries and why there is probably much celebration at Clinton Campaign Headquarters this week.