New episodes every Thursday
May 25th, 2017
President Trump embarked on his first foreign trip this week, an itinerary that was an ambitious mix of religious, political and economic destinations. What were his goals and what makes for a strong president on the world stage? We discuss in today’s episode.
May 18th, 2017
Are we in a constitutional crisis right now? Our government may not be as well as we would like it to. Things may not be running efficiently right now. But does that constitute a constitutional crisis? What exactly does it mean to be in a constitutional crisis? We attempt to answer in today’s episode.
May 11th, 2017
President Trump fired FBI Director James Comey this week. The stated reason is for his handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation. But what is the real reason? And will the President come to regret it? We discuss in today’s episode.
May 4th, 2017
A foreign policy doctrine is a statement on the key foreign policy goals and beliefs of a president. It lays out the conditions by which a country will intervene abroad and establishes red lines. What is the most important aspect of a foreign policy doctrine and what dangers have been introduced by the foreign policy decisions this administration has made during its time in office? We discuss in today’s episode.
Apr. 27th, 2017
The first 100 days of the Trump administration came to an end this week. How much of his first 100-day action plan has been accomplished? We discuss in today’s episode. We also discuss an unforeseen issue that may wind up being the defining issue of Trump’s presidential term.
Apr. 20th, 2017
The President has flip-flopped on many issues in recent days, reversing himself on issues that he was pretty outspoken about during the campaign. There is also the ongoing investigation into ties between Russia and Trump campaign officials. In this episode, we discuss why this latest round of policy shifts may be more damaging than previous ones.
Apr. 13th, 2017
The Senate recently changed the number of votes necessary to confirm a Supreme Court Justice from 60 to 51. What are the lessons to be drawn from the filibuster and where does the change leave the Senate? We discuss in today’s episode.
Apr. 6th, 2017
Russia attacked the US presidential election by hacking into government systems and leaking the information online. The weapons used in the campaign were powerful and effective. But were the most powerful and effective weapons used you and I? We discuss in today’s episode.