New episodes every Thursday
Feb. 16th, 2017
Protest groups have sprung up on the left aimed at stopping the agenda of Donald Trump. The groups employ many of the same tactics used by the Tea Party when they first organized back in 2009/2010. The tactics are effective. But are they what’s best for the nation? We discuss in today’s episode.
Feb. 9th, 2017
Donald Trump was elected on a message of disruption. Have actions in the first several weeks of his presidency served to drain the swamp or increase its levels? We attempt to answer in today’s episode.
Feb. 2nd, 2017
Numerous US intelligence agencies are investigating ties between members of Donald Trump’s inner circle and high ranking officials within the Russian government. What was the nature of these ties and how close were they? We take a broad view of the relationship and attempt to explain why they paint a troubling picture.
Jan. 26th, 2017
The first 100 days are usually an important time for any administration. It’s a time when opinions are formed about an incoming administration and momentum either builds or doesn’t. President Trump has been busy during his first week in office and in this episode, we detail some of the actions he’s taken during his first week and why if he keeps it up critics will have a hard time keeping him from becoming popular.
Jan. 12th, 2017
The US intelligence community has determined with a high degree of confidence that Russian actors, with orders from the highest levels of their government, interfered in our elections with the intent of helping one candidate. The incoming president has expressed skepticism over the findings and that skepticism has turned into a public war of words between the he and the intelligence community.
In this episode, we discuss the ramifications of this war of words and why Putin’s ultimate goal may have been realized no matter who won the presidency.
Jan. 12th, 2017
Protests have recently swept the nation calling for a raise in the minimum wage. The protests started out several years ago in the fast food industry but have now grown to encompass workers in several job functions in several industries. What does this movement portend for the American middle class and who stands to benefit if a raise is enacted? We attempt to answer in today’s episode.
Jan. 5th, 2017
Twenty million Americans who were previously uninsured now have health insurance. The rate of uninsured Americans is down from 18% to 11% in just 4 years. Health care cost inflation in the US is at the lowest rate in 50 years. So Obamacare is the greatest thing since sliced bread, right? Well, not exactly. In this episode we discuss why there may be signs of trouble on the horizon for Obamacare and why the fight over the law may be one of the bigger political battles in the coming year in Washington, DC.
Dec. 29nd, 2016
Senator Claire McCaskill has called Donald Trump's cabinet the 3-G Cabinet: Goldman, generals and gazillionaires. In this episode we analyze Trump's appointments and discuss how they mesh with he President-Elect's promise to "drain the swam."